Parents' Guide to

Beyblade: Metal Fusion

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

So-so anime is heavy on marketing, light on messages.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 6+


Unless you want the quiet sanctuary of your hous forever gone. By the continuous yelling if let it rip over and over and over and over for hours on end. Stay away! I regret the day my child found these!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 5+

Fine for kids

Teens and adults probably wont get much entertainment value but its fine and not harmful or scary at all for kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (31):

Metal Fusion is the latest incarnation based on the Beyblade manga franchise, which (not surprisingly) is accompanied by an extensive line of toys, trading cards, and games. The show falls short on worthwhile content, since it rarely strays from the good-vs.-evil storyline, features lots of bullying behavior from the thug-like bad guys, doesn't relate to real life, and resorts to battles in every instance of disagreement. Any attempt to inject reminders about acknowledging personal strengths and standing up for what's right is lost amid the flashy animation and loud anime style.

Only minor changes separate this latest installment from its predecessors, so kids familiar with the previous storyline will have no problem settling into the show's new characters and adjusted plot. On a slightly positive note, unlike similar anime series like Bakugan, this show does dehumanize the objects being sent into battle by the kid characters, so there's no risk of the clashes being upsetting to kids. Overall, though, there are plenty more worthwhile choices (with fewer marketing strongholds) for impressionable kids.

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