All I write about is kids shows … Here’s one that has been in the works for a while. Little Battlers eXperience, known in Japan as Danball Senki (literally, “The Cardboard Troopers”) dates back to 2008 when well known games company Level-5 announced the original action RPG on PSP. It wasn’t until June 2011 that said PSP game actually hit store shelves in Japan, but it didn’t come alone. Level-5 had worked with a variety of partners, including Bandai, Shogakukan, and TV Tokyo to ensure the game would launch alongside model kits, manga, and a TV anime by OLM. After the series proved itself in its native land, Dentsu Entertainment USA picked up the show later that year with interests in releasing it in North America, Europe, and other markets. Rather than reusing the dub produced for Asian markets, like what happened to Level-5’s Inazuma Eleven, Dentsu Entertainment USA hired Calgary’s own Blue Water Studios to adapt 78 episodes of the series.
Little Battlers eXperience (LBX) is based on a highly successful animation, toy, videogame, and manga franchise in Japan known as “Danball Senki.” In this popular animation series, children in the year 2050 have miniature LBX robots, which they build, customize and play in robot battles.