Dragon Tamers! () is the original anime series created by Niko Tohomiko. The series storyline centers around twelve year-old Wu Sakuragi as he obtains a Sacred Beast, called Storm Dragon. After entering a regional qualifiyers tournament, where he encounters some other powerful tamers like Ren Zyanatori, Daiyou Mamoku, and Slayer Kaijin, the four forms a group known as the Dragon Masters! Now as a unified team, the Dragon Masters' goal is to overcome all of their rivaling Dragon Tamers teams, and succeed the legend by becoming the greatests tamers of all time. Along with this, they also go through their own internal struggles, as well as their conflictions with whoever is going to end up as the Master Dragon Tamer, successfully transforming into the most powerful Dragon Tamer to have ever lived.
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|1||Ren Zynatori (Regional Tournament)|
|2||Chan Wang (Manzai)|
|3||Hans Motaro (Starlight HQ)|
|4||Talon Vavkla (Kaiser Tournament)|
|5||Shoriyu Zakisa (Shadow Dragons)|
|6||Griffin Sibien (Enyou Invitational)|
|7||Logias (Orion Defenders)|
|8||Omar Mukhtar (Battle Testimony|
|9||Lance Drago (Land of Dragons)|
|10||Rizo Chronos (Millennium)|
|11||Lance Drago (Three Kaisers)|
|12||Dark Dragon Masters (Sacred Relic)|
|13||The Immortals (Immortals)|
|14||Don Thousand (Thousand Pillar Summit)|
|#||English/titles||Original airdate||English airdate|
|1||"The Journey of a Thousand Miles"||January 8, 2001||July 6, 2002|
|Wu Sakuragi, a young boy from a small town goes exploring with his grandfather. When they reach a bay, they go fishing. However, Wu finds a mystical orb and decides to keep it in his pocket. Before they can continue, they witness a boy named Andy get his orb that looks similar to Wu's stolen. Wu asks Reggie who was the guy. He tells him that his name is Raymond, and that he is a very powerful Dragon Tamer. Wu questions this, but asks Reggie to take him to Raymond. When they arrive at an old alley, Wu calls out to Raymond. Raymond insults Wu and breaks his orb, releasing his Sacred Beast, Otsamaraiah! Shocked, Wu struggles his hardest to fight back against Raymond. Eventually, Wu tricks Raymond, and obtains Reggie's Sacred Beast, using that to win. With Raymond defeated, his leader, Ren Zyanatori shows up, disgracing Raymond and then killing him. Angered, Wu challenges Ren directly, to which Ren accepts!|
|2||"His Name is...Ren!"||January 15, 2001||July 6, 2002|
|Ren tells Wu that he'll soon regret challenging him to a fight. Wu asks why and he says that he's leader of the Crimson Tamers. Reggie tells Wu that the Crimson Tamers are the toughest Dragon Tamers around, and that they are undefeated. Wu tells him not to worry, giving Reggie his orb back. Ren then shows Wu his red orb, glowing with a flaring aura, leaving Wu amazed. When the fight starts, Wu attacks Ren head on, jumping high into the air, and then coming down with a reverse punch. Ren however expects this, deflecting Wu's attack and then kicking him all the way to the bridge. Wu's grandpa wakes up from his nap, calling out to Wu. Ren however backslaps Wu into the water, defeating him. Ren then walks away, telling Wu he won't be so forgiving next time. Reggie and Wu's grandpa helps Wu out of the water and he swears on his life to get back at Ren no matter what, for all the people he has wronged.|
|3||"Day of the Storm"||January 22, 2001||July 7, 2002|
|4||"Striking Back"||January 29, 2001||July 13, 2002|
|5||"The Regional Tournament"||February 5, 2001||July 20, 2002|
|6||"Maximum Power!!"||February 12, 2001||July 20, 2002|
|7||"Dragon Tycoon: Ancient History"||February 19, 2001||July 21, 2002|
|8||"Second Chance: A Semi-Final Duel!"||February 26, 2001||July 27, 2002|
|9||"Power Trip!!"||March 5, 2001||July 28, 2002|
|10||"The Final Round..."||March 12, 2001||August 3, 2002|
|11||"Ren vs. Wu: A Fight to Remember"||March 19, 2001||August 4, 2002|
|12||"...In the city of Manzai"||March 26, 2001||August 10, 2002|
|13||"Chang, the Brawler!"||April 2, 2001||August 11, 2002|
|14||"Showdown in Manzai: Shadow of Doubt"||April 9, 2001||August 17, 2002|
|15||"Enter the White Lotus"||April 16, 2001||August 18, 2002|
"A Dark Night to Remember: Lee's Gamble!!"
|April 23, 2001||August 24, 2002|
|17||"Dominance: Bitter Victory"||April 30, 2001||August 25, 2002|
|18||"Riding Solo"||May 7, 2001||August 31, 2002|
|19||"The Gauntlet is Thrown!"||May 14, 2001||September 1, 2002|
|20||"Facing Humiliation: Onward to Battle"||May 21, 2001||September 7, 2002|
|21||"Slayer's Decision: Final Output"||May 28, 2001||September 8, 2002|
|22||"A Score to Settle!"||June 4, 2001||September 14, 2002|
|23||"Showdown in Vegas"
"Opening! American Tournament"(開幕!アメリカ大会)
|June 11, 2001||September 15, 2002|
|The Bladebreakers arrive in Las Vegas for the start of the American Tournament. Tyson looks forward to facing off against the arrogant All-Starz, and their scientifically advanced Beyblades – but first his team needs to get past the ‘Renegades’ in the qualifying round. Kai surprises everyone by stepping into the dish for the first battle.|
|24||"Viva Las Vegas"
"American Hero Michael's Power"(アメリカンヒーロー マイケルの力!)
|June 18, 2001||September 21, 2002|
|The Bladebreakers have advanced to the second round of the American Tournament where they square off against the Savage Slammers. The winner of this round advances to the semi-finals. Their competition first appears to be a bunch of slackers, but when Ray loses out in the first round, they quickly realise what they're up against. Max is next, and for some odd reason, his rival folds under pressure, so the best of three is tied at one a piece with Tyson coming in for the deciding battle. At first it looks like a quick win for the Slammers simply because of the size of his opponents enormous Beyblade and things get even more tense when Tyson begins to lose his temper and his focus. The other Breakers convince him to concentrate and when he does, Tyson pull off the victory. Next, our heroes decide to check out the American Team who are competing in another stadium. That's where they get their first taste of the ultra-inflated ego of the All Starz's captain, Michael.|
|25||"My Way or the Highway"
"Semi-final, Super High-speed Circuit!"(準決勝、超高速サーキット!)
|June 25, 2001||September 22, 2002|
|It's the Bladebreakers versus Spintensity in the semi-finals of the American Tournament. But before the match can begin, Tyson is forced to withdraw with a stomachache which he got from too much celebratory eating. Max, Ray and Kai must drag race their crafty foes through the whirlwind, highway-themed dish called the New Jersey Turnpike.|
|26||"Catch a Shooting All-Star"
"Crash! The American Tournament Final"(激突! アメリカ大会決勝戦)
|July 2, 2001||September 27, 2002|
|Tensions rise as the American Tournament heats up. Max fights for a chance to beyblade against his mother’s team the All-Starz in an upcoming match, while Tyson and the rest of the Bladebreakers realize that the All-Starz are a bigger threat then they previously thought. At the end of two tense rounds, Tyson and Steve are tied one-all.|
|27||"The Battle of America"
"The Hot, Scorching Scorpion"(灼熱のスコーピオン!!)
|July 9, 2001||September 28, 2002|
|It's the finals of the American Tournament and the Bladebreakers are going head to head with the All Starz with the winner going to the World Championships. In the first round, Tyson is pitted against Steve and at first things don't appear to be going Tyson's way. But with sheer determination, Tyson pulls out a victory that puts the Bladebreakers ahead one to nothing in the best of three finals. The second round isn't quite so easy as Ray squares off against the NBA wanna-be Eddy whose blazing fast basketball style attack quickly knocks him out and evens the score at two a piece. It looks like the All Starz are shoo-ins to win because of their superior ability to collect data on their opponents. Now the stage is set for the final battle, but the question is, who from the Bladebreakers will take on the All Starz's number one player Michael? Kai or Max? In the end, it's Max who gets the nod.|
|28||"Bottom of the Ninth"
"Conclusion! The American Tournament"(決着! アメリカ大会!!)
|July 16, 2001||October 5, 2002|
|The deciding match of the American Tournament Finals comes down to Max vs. Michael of the ‘All Starz’, in a battle that pits science and technology against human spirit. Unfortunately for Max and the Bladebreakers, the trick dish turns out to be a replica of a baseball diamond – where Michael feels right at home. Max wins in the end, however.|
|29||"Play it Again, Dizzi"
"BBA: What's Left After the Heated Battle"(BBΑ 熱き戦いの軌跡)
|July 23, 2001||October 6, 2002|
|After narrowly defeating the All Starz at the American Tournament, Kenny decides he should record a database of the highs and low points of the BladeBreakers since the very beginning. In fact, through a series of flashbacks, the Chief along with Dizzi, takes a trip down memory lane as far back to the first time he ever met Tyson. With clips from various shows, Kenny narrates the progress of his friends who eventually form the Bladebreakers and go on to the Asian Tournament. After watching the progress of his team, evaluating individual battles to eventually winning the American Tournament, Kenny concludes that they really have come a long way in a very short time. And just when he thinks they've reached the pinnacle of their success, Max, Tyson and Ray show up to take Kenny to meet the ship that's about to take them to the World Championships in Russia!|
|30||"Cruising For A Bruising"
"The One Who Follows the Holy Beast"(聖獣を従える者)
|July 30, 2001||October 12, 2002|
|Travelling by boat across the Atlantic, the Bladebreakers must not only deal with Kenny's seasickness, but a gut-wrenching revelation. Tyson's on-board defeat at the hands of a mysterious foe - one wielding a Bit-Beast larger and stronger than any they've ever seen - exposes the team's vulnerability going into the Russian Tournament.|
"Going on a Journey to Europe, and a Disturbance"(ヨーロッパ、波乱の旅立ち)
|August 6, 2001||October 19, 2002|
|The kids are tricked into missing their boat, forcing them to spend the night in London where a mysterious videotape of Tyson's father is delivered to them. Later, Tyson's Beyblade is stolen and the kids are lured into a fight with the evil Cenotaph and his powerful Bit Beast, Sarcopholon. All seems lost until Kai defeats the mummy by using his own strengths against him. The team agree to travel by land, learning from every European Beyblader they can find.|
|32||"Darkness at the End of the Tunnel..."
"Assault! Bladers Of Darkness!"(強襲! 闇のブレーダー!)
|August 13, 2001||October 20, 2002|
|After their train is mysteriously hijacked, the kids find themselves in the dark recesses of a tunnel. This is where the Bladebreakers meet a foursome of zombie-like ghouls, the Dark Bladers! The team are soon forced into a Beyblade match to rescue Kenny from the monsters' evil clutches! But Kenny's not the only prize in this dark match-up. For if the Bladebreakers lose, their Bit Beasts are up for grabs...|
|33||"Last Tangle in Paris"
"The Corps of Black Shadow"(黒い影の軍団)
|August 20, 2001||October 26, 2002|
|As the Bladebreakers make their way to the World Championships in Russia, they are stuck in Paris where they end up wasting a day looking for Kai who had mysteriously disappeared. Tyson comes up with the idea of using the Eiffel Tower as a vantage point to speed up their search. Ray, Kenny, Tyson and Max make their way to the observation deck of the tower where they are again confronted by the Dark Bladers, who have vowed to steal the Bladebreakers Bit Beasts as part of their ultimate plan to capture all Bit Beasts in the world. A massive battle ensues but the odds are against our heroes. Finally, Kai shows up with his newly modified Dranzer and almost single-handedly wins the battle. The Dark Bladers fade away after their humiliating loss and just when you'd think it's over, a mysterious kid named Oliver shows up...|
"The Gorgeous Holy Beast"(華麗なる聖獣使い)
|August 27, 2001||October 27, 2002|
|The Bladebreakers spend an extra day in Paris and split up to see the sights. Ray catches up with his uncle, Max goes on a wild shopping spree and Kai goes in search of information. Tyson and Kenny try to see the Louvre but end up Beyblading Oliver, the French Champion. At first Oliver's Bit Beast, Unicolyon, is too much for Dragoon. But Tyson soon proves that even the French Champion has a thing or two to learn about Beyblading.|
|35||"When in Rome... Beyblade!"
"Duel in the Coliseum"(コロッセオの決闘!)
|September 3, 2001||November 2, 2002|
|The Bladebreakers arrive in Rome, searching for the mysterious Enrique. Scoffing at their Beyblade challenge, Enrique decides he would rather spend the day with some of his lady-friends. But Tyson soon convinces him to ‘Let it rip!’ And after seeing Enrique’s personalised BeyStadium, and his outrageous bit-beast Amphilyon, there is a good chance that Tyson may regret his actions.|
|36||"Déjà vu all Over Again"
"Crush It! Anpisbainer"(倒せ!アンピスバイナ)
|September 10, 2001||November 3, 2002|
|Unwilling to let his initial defeat to Enrique faze him, Tyson gets busy reworking his Beyblade. With Enrique having doubts about his own technique, and Oliver visiting him in Rome from France, the stage is set for a rematch. This time, Tyson pits the two heads of Enrique's Bit Beast Amphilyon against each other, and saves Enrique's life when Amphilyon turns on him.|
|37||"A Knight to Remember!"
"Blader for the Queen"(女王陛下のブレーダー)
|September 17, 2001||November 9, 2002|
|Enrique and Oliver decide to take our heroes on a dirigible ride to visit Robert's castle. The reason - Tyson hopes to avenge an earlier loss to Robert that happened onboard the ship coming to Europe. Tyson's patience, however, is tested when they have to sit and wait for their host who is 'not to be disturbed'. So, Tyson decides to find Robert on his own and ends up getting lost in the medieval castles many eerie secret passages. Finally, everyone converges in the room where Robert is playing chess against Johnny and it's here where Tyson throws down the gauntlet and challenges Robert to a rematch. Robert refuses and goes into a whole history lesson about how 'once you've defeated your enemy, the battle is over'. Meanwhile, arrogant little Johnny decides to pick a battle with the most-worthy opponent in the room and chooses Kai. As the fight begins, it appears to be even, but then Johnny calls out his Bit Beast Salamulyon and totally destroys him. In the end, the Bladebreakers resolve that they have their work cut out for them to become the world champion Beybladers.|
"Formation! The Strongest European Team"(結成!最強のユーロチーム)
|September 24, 2001||November 9, 2002|
|The Bladebreakers have made themselves at home at Robert's mansion, refusing to leave unless the Europeans agree to a final Beybattle. To teach his guests a lesson, Robert agrees to a match at his new stadium. But there's one condition: If the Bladebreakers lose, they have to forfeit their berth at the world Championship. Ray and Oliver battle fiercely and the first round ends in a tie. Johnny and Kai, bitter rivals, step to the bowl. But can Kai get revenge for his previous loss? Or will he once again fall at the hands of Johnny?|
|39||"A Majestic Battle... a Majestic Victory?"
"Decide! Power to Victory"(決めろ! 勝利への力)
|October 1, 2001||November 9, 2002|
|Match two gets underway at the Olympia Coliseum, and with a little unsolicited help by his teammates, Kai walks away with a win. The match is tied and the Majestics grudgingly admit to themselves that the only way they will win the contest is to fight as a team, as the Bladebreakers do. Facing off against Tyson in the final match, will Robert be able to apply the fundamentals of teamwork? And will the Bladebreakers ever discover who sent them on their cross-Europe trip in the first place?|
|40||"Hot Battle in a Cold Town"
"Deciding Area Russia"(決勝の地ロシア)
|October 8, 2001||April 12, 2003|
|The Bladebreakers arrive in Moscow on a brisk winter's day in anticipation of the World Beyblading final tournament. As they search for their hotel in the chilly city, they happen upon Boris, a strange man who claims to be the head of a rather eerie Beyblading training center. With the charm of an old world count, Boris invites them to lunch and them brings them to the training facility where they meet the next generation of Beybladers. It's here where Boris decides that one of his pupils should test his blading skills against Tyson. Our heroes are led into a rather stark, castle-like chamber which houses nothing more than a Beystadium and here Tyson takes on a young kid named Alexander. At first the battle is in favour of Alexander, but Tyson quickly turns the tide with Kai's help and wins with his patented Phantom Hurricane Attack. After the match, Alexander's Beyblade is crushed under Boris' foot and the young lad is dragged off in disgrace much to the confusion of the Bladebreakers who quickly leave. At the end of the episode, Kai vows to return and seek retribution.|
|41||"Out of the Past"
"Here it Comes! The Door of Memory"(いまわしき記憶の扉)
|October 15, 2001||April 19, 2003|
|The Bladebreakers run into some old friends in Russia when the All-Starz and the White Tiger Clan show up for an exhibition match. The Beybattle between the two teams ends in a tie and they become fast friends, except for Emily and Mariah, who refuse to speak to each other. Meanwhile, Kai returns to the Abbey to find out why it fills him with foreboding. He discovers a cruel Beyblade facility in the sub-basements, housing twisted science experiments and an army of children being molded into deadly Beybladers. Kai's lost memories come flooding back as he realises that he was raised in the abbey. But has he discovered the truth too late?|
|42||"Drawn to the Darkness"
"The Person who Desires the Strongest"(最強を望む者)
|October 22, 2001||April 20, 2003|
|Kai is torn between escaping the Abbey, or exploring it further in an attempt to unlock forgotten memories from his childhood. The Bladebreakers attempt to enter the abbey to track down their missing teammate, but are denied access by two of its bladers, Ian and Tala, under orders to stall them. When Kai discovers the existence of Black Dranzer, the world's most powerful Beyblade, Boris offers it to him - but only if Kai quits the Bladebreakers forever and rejoins the Biovolt Corporation. Flooded with memories of using Black Dranzer as a child, and the lure of its dark, corrupting power leads Kai to accept Black Dranzer and rejoin Biovolt.|
|43||"Live and Let Kai!"
"The Nightmare Ceremony Match"(悪夢のセレモニーマッチ)
|October 29, 2001||April 26, 2003|
|It's the first day of the Beyblade World Championships in Moscow, and as our heroes leave their hotel, they still haven't been able to locate Kai who's been missing for some time now. Regardless, they arrive at the tournament and meet up with both the White Tigers and the All Starz who invite them to watch their first match against the Demolition Boys. At first things seem fairly normal, that is, until they start to battle. Things go from bad to worse for the All Starz who are no match for the Demolition Boys who quickly go up 2-0 in the best of five events. In the next match, Michael has to square off against a mystery member of the Demolition Boys and it turns out to be none other than Kai, who has defected from the Bladebreakers. In the final battle, Kai takes on all the All Starz at once... and wins!! After his victory, he commands the All Starz Bit Beasts to enter his blade and he announces to the world that he now possesses the most powerful Beyblade in the world!!|
|November 5, 2001||April 27, 2003|
|Determined to avenge the All-Starz's devastating defeat, the White Tigers face Kai in the Tournament. One by one, they fall before the power of Black Dranzer and watch, horrified, as their Bit Beasts are absorbed into Kai's Beyblade. The Bladebreakers storm the abbey in a desperate attempt to free their teammate. Tyson stumbles into Biovolt's secret lab and learns the truth about Kai's past from a gloating Boris. Tyson refuses to give up on his friend until Kai hands over his old Dranzer Beyblade and tells him to leave. Will the Bladebreakers survive the loss of their most powerful member?|
|45||"Breaking the Ice"
"Duel at Baikal Lake"(バイカル湖の決闘)
|November 12, 2001||May 3, 2003|
|Downtrodden and dejected, the Bladebreakers ask themselves over and over again: “Why would Kai betray us?” Soon enough, however, the boys get a chance to ask him themselves. Summoned by Kai to Beyblade on a frozen lake, the Bladebreakers must not only win to save their Bit Beasts, but must convince Kai that they will always be his teammates. Can they do it...?|
|November 19, 2001||May 4, 2003|
|Now that Kai is finally loyal to the 'Bladebreakers', he returns Black Dranzer to Boris, doing severe damage to the enemy headquarters in the process. Voltaire orders the operation to proceed, and Boris brings in the Demolition Boys to get the job done. It is revealed that Biovolt is creating a breed of powerful, savage, Bit-Beasts that are designed for War... and the plan is to use them to take over the entire World. The Demolition Boys attack the BBA bus, and Max bravely battles to save his friends. Unfortunately, he loses his Bit-Beast Draciel in the process.|
|47||"A Lesson for Tyson"
"Meeting Again! European Team"(再会!ユーロチーム)
|November 26, 2001||May 10, 2003|
|The Bladebreakers are stranded on the barren Russian Tundra after their run-in with the Demolition Boys when the Majestics mysteriously show up in their bus. After picking our heroes up, they stop at an abandoned palace where Robert challenges Tyson to battle. At first it seems strange that Robert would do this, but Tyson accepts and a battle ensues with Tyson losing two straight. He becomes infuriated! Robert then tells Tyson that he must harness his power back into his blade, which totally confuses Tyson. Finally, Kenny tells Tyson to remember the battle he had against Robert back in his castle. That's where Tyson realised he must work together with his Bit Beast. With this knowledge, a third battle takes place and Tyson defeats Robert. But the question still remained, why did the Majestics want to challenge our heroes to a battle for no apparent reason? In the end, it turns out that Mr. Dickenson set this whole 'lesson' up to get the Bladebreakers ready for the final match with the Demolition Boys. Without accessing their 'power from within', the Bladebreakers wouldn't stand a chance against the Demolition Boys in the finals at the World Championships.|
|48||"Victory in Defeat"
|December 3, 2001||May 11, 2003|
|The World Championship Finals are finally here and Kai insists on Beybattling first, hoping his knowledge of the Demolition Boys will give him an advantage over Spencer. But in the first set, Seaborg, Spencer's whale Bit Beast, uses the water in the Black Sea Bowl to create a tsunami, which overwhelms Dranzer. Kai is desperate for victory and Voltaire makes him a tempting offer: the power of Black Dranzer in exchange for betraying his friends and stealing their Bit Beasts, but Kai stays true to his heart and resists his grandfather.|
|49||"A Wicked Wind Blows"
"Scream of the White Tiger"(白虎の叫び)
|December 10, 2001||May 17, 2003|
|After Kai's first round loss to the Demolition Boys in the World Beyblade Finals, it's Ray's turn to take on Bryan in a best-of-three match. Ray learns the hard way that Bryan is a nasty competitor who'll do anything to win - including putting Ray himself through the wringer. When it's discovered that Bryan's attack includes the ability to manipulate air itself into a weapon, Ray faces a troubling realisation. To negate Bryan's fury, he must put his own well being at risk. But Ray's Bit-Beast Driger has other ideas, and it offers up selfless act of its own.|
|50||"New and Cyber-Improved..."
"The Snowfield of Revelations"(雪原の黙示録)
|December 17, 2001||May 18, 2003|
|After a devastating match puts Ray in the hospital, Tyson trains his heart out to prepare for his battle against Tala, leader of the Demolition Boys. What Tyson doesn't know is that Tala has become one of Boris' weird experiments, uploaded with dangerous Biovolt technology. Meanwhile, Max’s parents work together to come up with an improved Beyblade that can combat the existing threat of the Demolition Boys' prowess. Can it even come close to competing against...Cyber-Tala?|