Teletoon to air Beyblade Burst Rise

The Autumn 2019 issue of Total Licensing magazine has confirmed that Beyblade Burst Rise will air on Teletoon in Canada. Corus Entertainment acquired the broadcast rights to the fourth season of the show from Sunrights (who will be renamed to ADK Emotions NY come October 1st). No release window was shared.

Known in Japan as Beyblade Burst GT (Gachi), the newest batch of episodes debuted locally on April 5th as a YouTube-exclusive series. While still produced by OLM, the demotion to web-only status also came with a contraction in episode runtime. The average weekly GT release runs approximately 11-minutes long, versus the franchise standard 22-minutes. d-rights’ page for the series lists it as 52 x 11-minutes.

Legendary Blader Valt Aoi has been training the next generation of elite Bladers at Spain’s BC Sol. One day, rookie Bladers Dante Koryu and Delta Zakuro witness Valt unleashing his newly-evolved Gamma Bey, Sword Valtryek. To their surprise, Valtryek radiates a golden light as it rockets around the stadium. Inspired by the limitless possibilities of this “Hyper-Flux” state, both Dante and Delta seek the same bond with their Beys.

Dante and his partner, Ace Dragon, set off for Japan, the birthplace of Beyblade. But the path to glory won’t be easy; plenty of tough competitors and Gamma Beys stand in their way, among them some of the best to ever let it rip. Dante soon realizes he’ll have to do whatever it takes to deepen his bond with Dragon.

Do Dante and Dragon have what it takes to overcome these challenges? And will they ever achieve Hyper-Flux? Here begins the story of Dante and Dragon’s rise to the peak of the Blading world.

The shorter episodes could become an issue as the series receives its international release. The last time a Beyblade show got a truncated runtime in Japan, two 11-minute episodes were bundled together for global audiences. The issue with doing that is that the dub will quickly catch up to Japan. If Teletoon were to keep their typical early fall premiere and air two eleven-minute episodes (in one 22-minute slot) a week, it wouldn’t take too long to catch up. It’s possible the show gets aired as a single eleven-minute per week, though I think a start later than usual is likelier – which may explain the lack of a broadcast window in that announcement. All prior seasons of Burst have had unexplained premiere-hiatuses partway through their run, so that’s another possibility.

Beyblade Burst Turbo concluded its run on Teletoon on September 8th.* The spinoff third season marked the first mainline Beyblade anime series to not be dubbed in Canada. That will presumably be carried over onto Rise. The first two seasons were dubbed in western Canada by Ocean Productions. The original Beyblade Burst series debuted on Teletoon on September 10, 2015.

*Teletoon initially skipped episodes 44-48 and instead aired 49-51 after episode 43 ran on August 10th. Following the broadcast of episode 51 on August 24th, the channel ran what they missed, with 48 serving as the final premiere on September 8th.

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