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Beyblade Burst weekend premieres; Yo-Kai Watch confusion

Poster Image 2-1For the most part, what was expected to happen on Teletoon on Saturday happened: the third season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise began its global debut and Beyblade Burst had its English language premiere. However, there was an unexpected twist on Friday that caught us off guard: the mystery episode Yo-Kai Watch had been replaced with an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that is what aired. It seems that was just a special welcoming for the series on Teletoon, as their schedule has Yo-Kai Watch slotted in for Saturday at 2PM. Still no idea on which episode will air, though!

On Saturday, Teletoon’s web schedule updated to finally provide episode titles for Beyblade Burst. Yesterday’s episode was called “Let’s Go! Valtryek!” but there was a surprise. What I had initially assumed would be a Sunday encore turned out to be listed as episode 2, “Kerbeus: Guard Dog of the Underworld!”. Yeah, so tune in to Teletoon at 3PM to catch it. Episode 3, “Blast Off! Rush Launch!” is set for next Saturday, so no repeats. Continue reading

Beyblade Burst listed for September 10th debut on Teletoon [Updated 9/4/2016]


A number of TV listings services are indicating that Teletoon will premiere the latest generation of Beyblade, Beyblade Burst, on September 10th at 3PM. Will it actually premiere on the date, or will it pull a Yo-Kai Watch? Only time will tell. (See below)

Beyblade Burst is the first entry in the franchise to not be licensed by Toronto’s Nelvana, and is subsequently the first entry to not have its English voice work recorded in the city. Instead, distributor Sunrights has chosen Vancouver’s Ocean Media to handle the production. It’s also the first Beyblade to not air on YTV in Canada, but that’s not exactly a surprise. Continue reading

Beyblade Burst’s English dub stays in Canada

beybladeburstdubWhen I last wrote about the newest iteration of Beyblade, there was still a lot of uncertainty regarding its western launch. For the first time ever, Toronto’s Nelvana isn’t involved in the production and distribution of the franchise. Instead, Sunrights, a subsidiary of Japanese production house d-rights (itself a subsidiary between Mitsubishi and ad agency Asatsu-DK), is handling the property. To be honest, more than a year later there’s still a lot unknown, but we now know that Beyblade Burst is sticking to Canada.

In a series profile by License! Global, Sunrights has revealed that they’re partnering with Vancouver’s Ocean Productions to create the English language version of the show. The two previously worked on the English adaptation of B-Daman Fireblast – a joint production between Ocean’s Vancouver and Calgary recording studios. On their latest project, Sunrights is quoted as saying they’re working to “ensure that children in Western markets relate to the storyline and connect with the characters.” Continue reading

CRTC approves Gintama, World Trigger, more as Canadian content; DHX set to co-produce new Mega Man cartoon

My actual reaction to what you're going to read below.

My actual reaction to what you’re going to read below.

Long time readers of the blog should be aware of the concept of Cancon quotas – a mandate by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that requires all Canadian television broadcasters to devote a certain percentage of their schedule to locally produced content. It’s a protectionist measure meant to encourage industry and prevent Canada from just being the US, but colder. The quotas have almost certainly benefited the Canadian anime fandom, as simply recording a show’s audio track in Canada qualifies the production as partial Cancon. This gives anime a leg up on other foreign shows. Due to a number of factors, Canadian anime dubs are far less common than they once were. But things might be starting to look up.

To keep broadcasters honest, the CRTC requires programs wishing to count as Canadian content to be sent for approval. As a result of that, the CRTC keeps a publicly accessible database of content that is certified Canadian. This year has seen some interesting anime additions that haven’t aired on Canadian TV. Continue reading

The Boy and the Beast gets Canadian home video release and theatrical screening locations; World Trigger gets Canadian dub [Updated 5/15/2016]

The Canadian release of Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast has been a bit mysterious. First we heard the news that while Funimation held the US rights to the film, they didn’t have the distribution rights to Canada. That almost never happens. Then we found out that Toronto’s Mongrel Media had picked up the film for a late May theatrical and on-demand release. I’ve managed to get in touch with Mongrel to clear up any unanswered questions. Continue reading

Future Card Buddyfight Premieres On Teletoon Next Week

buddyfightkeyart Almost a year ago I wrote about Future Card Buddyfight. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t expecting to ever write about it again. Japanese TCG manufacturer Bushiroad launched the cross-media property globally last year, with the tie-in anime running premieres through Youtube and other VOD venues. If that strategy wasn’t weird enough for a kids merchandise property, Bushiroad has been providing an English dub produced by Calgary’s Bluewater Studios hours after the Japanese premiere. Now the series is heading to Teletoon, according to Zap2it and the channel’s own schedule. Things are set to kick off on Thursday, January 8th at 7AM. It looks like Teletoon will become Buddyfight‘s first broadcast partner outside of Asia. Continue reading

YTV debuts the final seven episodes of Beyblade: Shogun Steel exclusively online


When Beywarriors: Beyraiderz began airing on YTV, I mentioned that the western-exclusive Beyblade spinoff had replaced the time slot of the latest mainline show, Beyblade: Shogun Steel. YTV’s broadcast of the show ended prematurely at episode nineteen. At the time, I expected the show to simply go on hiatus while Beyraiderz aired as a promotional tie-in for toys hitting the shelves, but it looks like that won’t be the case. YTV has announced that the final seven episodes of the series will only be available to stream through their website. They’ve already posted the first four episodes to watch. Continue reading