Beyblade is a riveting show based on intricate tops that spin at high speed, and the show is a true blend of strategic thinking with rivalry and friendship. Beyblade X is another extension to this long-running anime.
It came out in 2023 and revolves around the main character, Bird Kazami, who has high hopes that one day he will become a professional Beyblade player.
He wants to get into the Pro League, which happens in the X Tower, a place where professional bladers gather and battle it out. Bird Kazami meets Kurosu Ex, a.k.a. Kamen X, who is a former champion.
They both make a team to get to the top of the X Tower. But they’re unaware that they will have to fight countless fights, fights like no one has seen before.
Other supporting characters are Bariki Jinai, Chrome Ryugu, and Takumi Ishiyama. As Beyblade X is based on a manga, the dub will probably be released next year, and the English dub of the manga may never see the light.
Other shows like Duel Masters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokemon are based on a competitive structure showcasing young aspirational lead characters learning and sharpening their skills as they move forward in their respective sport.
Irrespective of digital monsters, spinning tops, or card games, these anime shed a good light on the spirit of competition and companionship and provide fun and entertaining stories and characters along the way.
In this list, we will take a look at 15 Anime Like Beyblade X. The list is in no particular order. Just remember each of the shows in this list offers a different perspective on each game, unique premise setups, and complex and surprising strategies that will keep you hooked from the first scene to the last.
Zhandou Wang Zhi Jufeng Zhan Hun (Infinity Nado)
Zhandou Wang Zhi Jufeng Zhan Hun, a.k.a. Infinity Nado, has completed its 52 episodes. Athas and Dawn find a striking boy in his sleep. The name of the boy is Pandora, and the whole plot is based on his actions and doings.
He has a condition of amnesia after coming to them. After his arrival at Freewheel Town, somehow, he becomes a target of the Ancient Hunter Group, an organization that wants Pandora to execute a ‘Great Mission.’
The Ancient Hunter Group is on the back after the attack of Jin and his group. With the help of Jin, Pandora slowly gets into the shoes of this world, and his kills are also constantly getting improved.
He has no memories of his past life and is looking forward to getting them back. Will he regain his memories? And what is that Great Mission that the Ancient Hunter Group wants him to carry out?
Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King (Dinosaur King)
Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu has 49 episodes and has finished airing all of them. The storyline shows Dr. Taylor, a paleontologist, on a mission with Red, his son, in Africa.
Rex, who is Max’s best friend, is also on this expedition with them. Max finds some magical stones with dinosaur imprints on them. The two boys, along with Zoe, are being called out for help from the dinosaurs.
It looks like Alpha Gang, an evil organization managed by the villainous Dr. Z. He went back in time to take down the dinosaurs so that they could control these dinosaurs and take control of the world.
Now, it is up to Rex, Max, and Zoe to travel, locate Dr. Z’s Alpha Gang, and take them down along with those dinosaurs.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s has 154 episodes in total and has finished its airing. This show is a sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX.
The premise of the anime is set in the near future and is walking on the steps of its predecessor and is based on Duel Monsters Card Game. A newly involved Neo Domino City is the largest city in the world.
The director of the city is Rex Godwin. Satellite, the newly named Domino City, is the main waste collection area of the city, and for the natives, Satellites who reside there are very poor and are banned from participating in dueling.
The main protagonist of the show, Fudou Yuusei, has made a D-Wheel used in a new form of dueling, Riding Duels, in order to escape to Neo Domino City. Fuelled with the determination of revenge against the king of riding duels, Jack Atlus.
Fudou managed to flee and duel Jack for Stardust Dragon, his precious card. But when it is summoned alongside ace monster, Jack Ace, a powerful, wonder-looking Crimson Dragon Appears, and a mysterious mark also appears on Yuusei’s hand.
From here, the plot takes a major turn. Yuusei and his friends are shoved into the world of darkness, and to get out from there, they must duel with each opponent and save the world from other destructive forces.
JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure
Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable has 39 episodes and has finished airing the episodes. The premise is set in 1999 in the town of Morioh.
It is a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet town, but recently, it has slowly turned into a hotbed because of the strange activities happening in town. A marine biologist, Joutarou Kuujou, has gone to this mysterious town to meet Jousuke Hugashikata.
They may look like strangers in the beginning, but as the story moves forward, it is revealed that Jousuke is the child of Joseph Joestar, Joutarou’s grandfather. As they meet, they both realize they have a lot in common as they are connected with blood.
The light-mannered Kouichi Hirose and the stud attitude of Okuyasa Nijimura are focused on investigating and exploring the mysterious happenings in the town of Morioh. They are being helped by the power of stands.
All four of them will face danger at every corner in every street as it is now totally on them to find out the secrets of the town and stop it before any other mysterious happening.
Saint Seiya has a total of 114 episodes and has finished all that are available for watching. In ancient times, a bunch of men were devoted with their lives in order to protect the goddess of wisdom and war, Athena.
These were skilled men who could fight without any weapons. A bare swing with their first alone had so much momentum in it that it could rip the sky apart and break the earth’s surface and even below it.
They were brave, and we’re called Saints, as they can conjure the might of the whole Cosmos from inside of them. Now, currently, a new group of Saints is ready to take the responsibility.
Spirited and young, Seiya is going through a fierce battle in order to get the Sacred Armor of Pegasus. He is focused and will not allow anyone to get in his way.
After six years of vigorous battle and training, he finally gets the title of one of the Saints of Athena. But it is not the end for him, and many other perils and dangerous enemies are standing in front of him for the rest of the show.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers has 52 episodes, and all of the episodes have finished airing. The plot starts with a boy who invented the game Bakugan, Danma Kuuso, and Shun Kazami, his friend, after seeing the cards that fell from the skies mysteriously.
With other friends, they form a team known as Bakugan Battle Brawlers to play this game together. But they’re unaware that Bakugan is much more than a simple game.
As the game begins, they are transported into another dimension of Vestoria, which is the home of Bakugan. Doom Beings are the creatures that attacked Vestoria.
The world of Vestoria is balanced by a Perfect Core, which is made up of Silent Forest and Infinity. Bakugan Naga, an evil force, attempts to take it down, but the energy is too much for him, and he is unable to absorb all of it and is trapped in the Silent Core.
Now, this core has destabilized and is attempting to merge all the worlds into one. Now, Danma and his friends are also drawn into this battle.
On the other hand, Naga is looking for the Infinity Core so he can complete Perfect Core and get control of Earth, Vestoria, and other worlds too. It is now Danma and his friend’s job to stop all of it from happening.
I mean, come on, who doesn’t know about Pokemon? It is an iconic anime that revolves around Ash Ketchum, a Pokemon Trainer, and Pikachu, his loyal Pokemon.
His ambition is to become a great Pokemon Master and reach the highest level as a trainer. As he travels to many cities, he meets new people and friends.
He also faces rivals on and off the tournaments and encounters unique Pokemon along the way. The show has shaped the future of many anime in the late 90s. The anime is filled with adventures, friendships, and competition, with the perfect essence of the popular Pokemon franchise.
It has everything going on for it. Cute and dangerous Pokemons, entertaining characters, crazy Pokemon fights, and near-perfect sound and voice by the artists. Pokemon is a series that is loved by everyone across the world. It has no haters and is liked by people from all age groups.
Digimon is another show on this list that is a beloved anime. It revolves around a group of children. While they are in a summer camp, they get teleported to a digital world.
Here, each of them meets a Digimon Partner, a digital creature. As DigiDestined, they’re given the mission to protect their world and this digital world from real threats.
The kids have unique, distinctive personalities and insecurities about themselves; we see them slowly grow as their characters go through development as per the plot. They all form a robust, unbreakable bond with their Digimon partners.
The transformation cards are the biggest cards in the game, and when these transformations get involved, only the main craziness in the anime starts.
For some, Digimon is a copy of Pokemon because they both were released around the same time period, but as per the fans, Digimon’s screenplay and portrayal are simpler than Pokemon.
Digimon Adventure is a series that is nostalgic and filled with knowledge, love, courage, thrilling fights, heartfelt moments, and a whole lot more. Definitely check it out to find out more.
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Zoids is an anime on this list that is filled with crazy action. It’s a mecha anime show, and the premise is based on a world where big mechanical animals and dinosaurs coexist with human beings.
These mechanical machines are known as Zoids and are used in tournaments, combat, and wars. The show is based on the adventures and doings of Van Flyheight, who discovers Zoid Zeke, a unique organoid that has the capability of boosting and reviving the powers of other Zoids.
This duo starts their adventurous journey, facing many battles and other challenges. Zoids have their own thought process, and they offer friendship, adventures, and thrill.
The characters of Raven and Van have great hero-villain dynamics. As the story moves, we see their characters develop as to the flow of the story. We also witness some great fights between them, which sets the tone for what is next.
Fiona’s character is a mystery to many fans, but her naivety makes the viewer root for her. All things considered, it is a good anime for fans who like the mecha genre.
Inazuma Eleven is a football sports anime that revolves around the lead Endou Mamoru, who is an eccentric goalkeeper in his school’s football team.
He is heavily inspired by his grandfather’s football legacy and has hopes to revive the legacy of his team and club and lead them all in the famous Football Frontier tournament.
The show has all the elements of friendship, sports, teamwork, and even a supernatural blend as the player’s special skills in order to increase their overall ability and game.
The plot shows the power of determination, constantly working hard, and never giving attitude. It’s a motivational anime that will give the audience that pump and push them towards their desires.
Medabots is an anime that has a lot of things going on. It is a captivating show set in a premise where robots with high technology, Medabots, are the companions of kids.
These Medabots take part in a popular competitive sport known as Robattles. The lead character is Ikki Tenryou, a young boy who is poor and cannot afford a Medabot but somehow manages to get a Medabot named Metabee.
As the plot moves forward, we see Ikki and Metabee explore through many battles, and each battle unlocks a part of Metabee’s past and special fighting abilities and powers.
A beautiful show that combines competition, friendship, and the discovery of new elements in each episode comes as a surprise for the audience and keeps the show fresh and running.
Duel Masters is for the fans of anime who like strategy-building shows. It is based on a strategic card trading game, and the main lead is Shobu Kirifuda, a young and passionate duelist.
Shobu is born with a talent for the game and has ambitions to become a world champion, just like his father. The plot of the show basically focuses on his journey and his battles involving various opponents he faces as he moves forward.
This is the only show on this list that is heavy on strategic building and gameplay. It also has other core elements, like fantastical and comedic, with character-building tones and background subplots.
Duel Masters shows Shobu’s determination and courage and how he steers his mind in the competition. It is an entertaining show for fans who like to see strategy, humor, and action.
It’s an anime that is inspired by a card trading game. The premise is set in a world where card fighting is very natural and has a natural sway to it.
The plot revolves around Aichi Send, who has an introverted and shy personality who discovers and explores his hidden potential in the game and slowly gains confidence as he participates in the games.
It is the best show when it comes to card game mechanism and character development. We see Aichi explore friendships, foes, and a long route of self-improvement. The anime also dives into the strategic details of a card-based game, with stakes in top-of-the-line battles, making it exciting with each fight.
The show will be liked by someone who likes to see background building and fast-paced action.
Medaka Box is a captivating anime inspired by a manga. The series focuses on the main character, Medaka Kurokami, a charismatic, talented, and skilled student council president at Hakoniwa Academy.
She and Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, her childhood friend, talk to other students and take on their requests to improve the overall school and its environment.
In the beginning, you will feel the anime is heavy on comedy, but slowly, as the plot unfolds, it quickly becomes a supernatural anime show with Medaka and her friends facing many supernatural opponents.
The show is known for its surprising plot twists and turns, special characters, and the essence of human potential and their ambitions—certainly a good watch for someone who enjoys supernatural elements in anime shows.
Zatch Bell is a show that may look very similar to Pokemon. In Pokemon, we have cute animals, but In Zatch Bell, we have crazy monsters that resemble ventriloquist dummies that are alive.
In the anime, these monstrous creatures are called Mamodo. Humans and Mamodos pair up and compete in a tournament, and the winner will have the authority to become the next demon king.
Every Mamodo carries a book that they are bound with, and if the book is burned, the respective Mamodo will be sent back to the demon realm. The main lead is Zatch and Kiyo; his Mamodo must fight so they can stop the worst people from getting the authority to become the next demon king while protecting Kiyo’s bonded book.
It can be compared to Pokemon, but here, Mamodos can speak the human tongue and are fighting to get powers. The book plays a key role, and the human counterpart reads the spells from the book, which allows Mamodos to perform certain skills like shooting fire or moving at high speeds.
If you always wanted to see a more fierce Pokemon with huge monsters and a darker tone, then Zatch Bell will suit you well.