Episode 2: Day of the Dragoon (part 2 of 2)
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Hello! I have not died yet…just… been very lazy and slacking on my duties, I suppose ^^.
Anyway, here’s a (hopefully) much shorter recap of Episode 2, Day of the Dragoon.
The quick rundown: We pick up at the riverbed where Tyson challenges Kai to a Beybattle, which Tyson clearly loses. Kai ruthlessly destroys Tyson before taking off with Carlos, whom we see get punished later on. When Kenny and Andrew check in on Tyson the next day, they are shocked to see Tyson practicing kendo, and he appears to be in relatively good spirits. Kenny, ‘the Chief’, with the help of his laptop Dizzi, decides to help Tyson rebuild his Beyblade to become even more powerful. We then cut to the warehouse where the Blade Sharks are hiding, and we see Kai humiliate Carlos by having three other Sharks pummel Carlos’ blade to rumble. The Blade Sharks also plan on capturing Kenny when they hear Tyson has enlisted his help in rebuilding his blade. Operation Capture Kenny is pulled off successfully, and Tyson and friends rush to his help, but not before Tyson gets paid a special visit from an old ‘friend’ of sorts. (see below)
I’m actually surprised at how well Tyson handles his defeat. But I think the maturity he shows regarding his loss is quite commendable, and we’ll definitely see this again in the future. It’s probably one of the many reasons why Tyson is the ‘champion of them all.’ We also see a very cruel side of Kai, who eventually joins Tyson’s team. The blue-haired blader is cold-hearted, much like other angst-ridden characters in other animes, and he even goes so far as to humiliating Carlos in front of the other Blade Sharks. A bit too far maybe? I say yes,
but oh damn Kai looks mighty fine.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kenny, everyone calls him ‘The Chief’ because of his brains, and he carries a laptop around with a ‘bitbeast’ called Dizzi (essentially, his computer can talk to him; and here I thought the iPad was pretty snazzy). As a consequence of his brainpower, Kenny is the target of the Blade Sharks’ kidnapping, and Kai hopes to use Kenny to his advantage.
Now who is this special friend of Tyson’s, you ask? Well it’s none other than his buddy, Dragoon! Yes, the same Dragoon from the Granger family sword now inhabits Tyson’s Beyblade, and it’s this creature that helps Tyson in his Beybattle against Kai’s Dranzer. The two foes battle, but the battle ultimately ends in a draw, and Kai explains that the creatures inhabiting their Beyblades are called ‘Bitbeasts’. Kai’s happens to be Dranzer, the phoenix, and Tyson’s is Dragoon the dragon (appropriately…) Then cue the epic scarf billow as Kai walks away, reminding Tyson that no, this is not over and we can inevitably expect another showdown between the two boys.
Whew! It’s only episode 2, but we’ve already been introduced to three different bit beasts: Dizzi, Dranzer, and Dragoon. We’ve also learned quite a bit about the clashing personalities between Tyson and Kai, but I think almost every story has two characters like them. One is always upbeat, optimistic, a bit goofy, but overall a well-meaning kid. The other is brooding,
angst-ridden, aloof and mysterious. It’ll be interesting (for those who do not know the entire story) to see how Tyson and Kai reconcile and become teammates. Also, what do you think of Kenny and Dizzi? I thought Kenny was kind of the wimpy kid who would always need saving, but you’ll be surprised at how the kid turns out in the end (don’t worry, it’s for the better :] ). Dizzi I just love. period.
It’s still very early on in the series, but how do you think the series is progressing so far? Too fast? Too slow? Any loopholes that need serious fixing? Personally, I like the pace of the series. Just enough information about each character to give you a sense of how they might act in certain situations in the future. I gotta say, I have to laugh when I watch Kai bully Carlos at the warehouse scene. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely Kai-biased. But just the thought of a 13-year-old kid beating up on another kid with his ‘posse’/gang in an abandoned warehouse is something I find laugh-worthy. I mean, I’m pretty sure I was reading about U.S. History and discovering a hatred for ye old English in Shakespeare. But hey, that’s just me, so I can’t speak for the rest of the 13-year-old population.
So what are your thoughts? Bringing back old memories? :) I still haven’t had a chance to watch the new series, Metal Fusion. I kind of want to, just to compare the two series, but I feel like I might either a) puke half-way through episode 1 or b) throw something very heavy, very sharp at my laptop while watching it, and then I’d have other things to worry about.
But until next time, folks. Hopefully we’ll post within the next couple days (HA. HA, ha, oh, so witty I am…) but we shall see how the school schedule goes.
Episode 2: Day of the Dragoon (part 2 of 2)
Episode 2: Day of the Dragoon (part 1 of 2)
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Merry Christmas everyone!! And to those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays!!!!
We’re so sorry this hasn’t been updated in forever, but now we’re back, I’m a second semester senior
and don’t have to show up for class so we have no real excuse to not post. And so, without further delay:
Episode One: The Blade Raider
(*If you haven’t seen this episode yet, take a look at the links we’ve posted before this recap. And don’t forget to thank crazykaran98 for posting!)
So we start off the Beyblade series with an introduction to the main character, Tyson Granger, who lives with his grandfather (affectionately known as “Grandpa”) in a dojo. Just as Grandpa is getting serious, Tyson goofs off and is consequently reprimanded, something we’ll see a lot throughout the series.
Grandpa sits Tyson down to have a little ‘talk’ about the family heirloom, the Great Dragoon, which we see is embedded in a blueish-green sword. But halfway through Grandpa’s sermon, Tyson runs off, since he is late for a beybattle with Andrew.
But Tyson is delayed once more as he runs into a kid named Billy and his two sidekicks (who feel the need to repeat things in unison).
Billy demands a beybattle with Tyson, who readily agrees and easily beats him (*note Tyson’s lack of a bit beast at this time). It’s here that we learn Andrew is some big shot Beyblader in the neighborhood, but when Tyson appears at their arranged battle spot, he discovers that Andrew has already been beaten by some new kid named Carlos. It turns out that Carlos is a ‘Blade Shark’, or one who goes around battling other kids for parts (the winner keeps the loser’s blade). When Tyson learns this, he becomes furious, but is held back from battling because Carlos is currently too strong for him.
We also meet Kenny, or “The Chief” in this episode, who helps Tyson build a stronger Beyblade while perfecting a new battle strategy. Turns out, Kenny also has this super hi-tech laptop called Dizzi who talks to Kenny (!).
Tyson, encouraged by the support from his friends, sets about practicing even harder for his upcoming battle against Carlos. Back home, Tyson encounters a strange event; he encounters a blue dragon descending from the sky, and it turns out to be the exact same dragon from the Granger family sword!
3 guesses as to who it is! So not only does Tyson have the strength from his friends, but he now has the backing of his soon-to-be bit beast Dragoon. As we skip past all the inspirational moments Tyson trains all night long, then shows up to his battle with Carlos at the riverbed all battered and bruised.
<— Carlos :D
Tyson’s new battle strategy is to use a longer ripcord, thus giving his blade a faster spin, which is exactly what he needs to beat Carlos. But his victory is short-lived! Because guess who shows up????
And so it begins. The showdown between Kai and Tyson, which will be featured in Episode 2, “Day of the Dragoon.”
Whew! That’s a long block of text. Hopefully we didn’t bore you guys too much, but we’re still trying to figure out how we want to format some of this. ^^u But for now, we leave you with a couple of (hopefully) thoughtful questions/observations:
Just a few questions, but hopefully after a couple episodes we’ll get a format going that’ll make sense :] But for now, we will leave you at that, and get more posts going!
And again, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!
But one last thing before we go:
Beyblade Episode 1: The Blade Raider (part 1 of 2)
*a fairly lengthy post about Episode 1 will follow shortly; apologies if it’s a little on the long side! But for now, here’s Episode 1
Happy Holidays! :]
ME TOO! Glad to see another Beyblade fan from the good old days :] unfortunately, we haven’t been updating lately, but hopefully over winter break we’ll get some more posts up. thanks for following!