Parents' Guide to

Beyblade Burst

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Crassly commercial show centers on battling tops.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 7+

I’m confused

Don’t listen to the expert review. The show is a masterpiece of the Nickelodeon kind, normally when you see a Nickelodeon show it’s usually a boring bad cartoon like pretty much everything not “Disney “ but no, Beyblade has role models such as characters growing up and being a good friend, it can get intense at times like for instance characters yelling at each other, sinister villains etc, Beyblades (the so called spinning tops) are basically metal toys that have Ancient gods and Dragons controlling them. Season two gets more intense when devastated Shu kurenai gets defeated by Lui shirosagi (I think that’s how you spell it lol) and wants get stronger, so much to the fact he gets tricked into joining an evil Bey club and becoming evil, while his friend Valt Aoi does not know. Shu kurenai goes on a rampage and becomes Red Eye and destroys a ton of Beys and stuff (he also gets a scar earlier forgot to mention that) And aims to become the champion. Lots of intense battles and dramatic moments, the villain becomes good again, Season Three gets even even darker as another guy Aiger Akabane ALSO becomes evil, and there are also references to demons and the other main villain is fully evil wanting to become the champion and stuff (same with his brother) characters beys also blow up/split in half. The seasons after that are tamer and keep in mind everything I just said is tamed down by the fact that they are toys. This review was by a kid by the way

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

Amazing show

dont listen to the expert review. there so much things wrong with it. like calling a launcher a gun. beyblade burst has alot of good moments and has good story with. it has six seasons right now which are all good. it also has good characters with good development for example valt aoi.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (22 ):

This anime series never stops hammering home iffy messages, making it tough to recommend. The problems start right in the intro, when animated imagery show Beyblades spinning in space as a narrator sonorously intones, "Welcome to the world of Beyblade, where Beys collide in the stadium alongside the passionate hearts of their bladers." Um, what? Passionate hearts? How are the players demonstrating said passion, given that their actual participation in the toy battles amounts to hitting a starting pistol? How can you do that more passionately or with more strength or skill than another player? Particularly when players don't construct their own Beyblades à la BattleBots?

Things get no better as Beyblade Burst progresses, with players constantly extolling the virtues of the particular Beyblade they use in battle and all action centering on the next competition. Characters are introduced as "tough" or "strong," yet their actions are no different from or more noble than others; they prevail in battle because their toy is ... what? More powerful? More expensive? Give this one a pass.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 16, 2016
  • Network: Disney XD
  • Genre: Kids' Animation
  • TV rating: TV-Y7
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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