Aiger Akabane, known as Aiga Akaba (赤刃アイガ, Akaba Aiga) in Japan, is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst Turbo. After witnessing the strength of Valt Aoi and his Wonder Valtryek V4 12 Volcanic, Aiger creates his own Turbo Beyblade, Z Achilles A4 11 Xtend, and becomes a Blader. He then sets out on journey to the big city to challenge and defeat Valt; a goal he eventually achieved with the dark power of his Turbo Beyblade. Over the course of his journey, Aiger received two upgrades to his Beyblade: Z Achilles A4 11 Xtend+, which was destroyed during his battle with Phi after the Dead Gran, and his new, and current Turbo Beyblade, Turbo Achilles A4 00 Dimension, which was made after the destruction of Z Achilles' Layer.


Aiger looks similar to Valt, except he has lighter skin, turquoise eyes, wears red clothing and his hair and eyebrows are maroon. He has a red letter "A" tattooed on his left cheek, and a bandage strip on his right cheek. His hair is pinned back by four hair clips; 2 on each side of his temple.

Aiger’s attire consists of a white shirt, jet black shorts with blue-buckled suspenders, a short-sleeved burgundy Letterman's jacket with a black-striped white collar, tomato sleeves, border and pocket lining, and burgundy sneakers with a tomato border, white laces, white toe caps and a white circle with an upside-down dark-blue "A" on each inner heel. His jacket has a light-cyan circle with an upside-down dark-blue "A" on the back and three yellow buttons on the front: one on the right side with a dark-blue Beyblade symbol, and two on the left, the upper one an upside-down dark-blue "A", and the bottom a dark-blue star. After his first battle with Valt, Aiger began wearing a dark-blue hand brace on his left hand and wrist.

When he's about perform his bey's signature move, his hair turns crimson and breaks free from the blue rubber band holding it upright.


Aiger is very hot headed blader who cannot stand losing as he was infuriated after his defeat at the hands of Valt Aoi. However, similar to Valt, he has been thoughtful of his strategies and wins battles because of them. He also acts like a big-shot at times, such as when he brags about his victories and so-called "invincibility".

Having lived on a farm for most of his life, Aiger loves animals. He also elects to sleep in a tent in Beigoma Academy's petting zoo, instead of the school's dormitories so he can be closer to the animals.

Aiger also acts like Valt in many ways. They are both passionate about blading, and can easily make friends. (Valt made friends with Rantaro Kiyama; Aiger made friends with Rantaro's brother, Ranjiro)

However in episode 25 in his battle against Free, he emitted some kind of dark aura similar to Phi. His personality takes a big turn later in the anime since due to Achilles being infected by the dark aura from Phi. Overtime, Aiger's over-reliance on resonance slowly corrupted him and he eventually succumbed to the darkness within Z Achilles. He now does everything it takes to win. During a battle with Valt Aoi, he and Achilles managed to destroy Valt's Wonder Valtryek; thus showing how ruthless and powerful he has become. Additionally, Aiger also became extremely stubborn to the point of refusing to listen to others as shown when he ignored Shu's explanation about him having a "demonic resonance".

With the destruction of Z Achilles, Aiger was freed from the dark power and returned to his old self. However, after realizing how he had been acting, he takes on a much calmer demeanor and is more willing to accept losses. And while he could still be overconfident at times, he has also lost his stubborn streak and is more open to advice from other people.



Beyblade Burst Turbo


Special Moves

  • Z Breaker: With its Xtend Performance Tip set at Tall Mode, Achilles uses its height to its advantage and attacks, knocking opponents downward and dealing high damage.
  • Z Launch: Using the slope of the Beystadium, Achilles gains more speed and power in its attacks, similar to Valt Aoi's Rush Launch.
  • Z Defense: By spinning at high speed, Achilles uses its short edges to deflect incoming attacks and returns damage back to its opponent.
  • Z Whip: Achilles hits the opponent's Bey head on, using its long attack blade to slash across the opponent's Energy Layer, similar to Valt Aoi’s Wonder Whip.
  • Z Dive: Using the power from an opponent's attack, Achilles flies into the air and uses the force of gravity to increase its speed and power of its fall to inflict massive damage on its opponent, similar to Lui Shirosagi's Brutal Squall.
  • Turbo Whip: Achilles hits the opponent's Bey head on, using its two blades to slash across the opponents bey, causing huge damage.This is similar to Z Whip.
  • Turbo Launch: Using the slope of the Beystadium, Achilles gains even more speed and power than before and unleashes a barrage of attacks. This is similar to Z Launch.
  • Turbo Crush: By increasing its defense power, Z Achilles forms a shield around itself, then smashes into the opponent's bey, resulting in serious damage.
  • Turbo Dive: Achilles uses the stadium wall to fly into the air, then falls back down increasing its speed and power to deliver a massive attack.
  • Turbo Upper: Achilles uses its lowest height attack mode to dive under the opponent's Energy Layer and deliver a strong uppercut attack.
  • Turbo Defense: Achilles uses its balance mode to hold its ground against attacks, then uses the short burst stopper blades to block incoming attacks.
  • Turbo Breaker: Achilles (in its tallest height attack mode) uses its long burst stopper blade to hit the opponent with a powerful smash attack from above.
  • Super Z Shield: Achilles uses its balance mode along with its wavering spin (usually achieved by hitting the wall) to use the shield on its layer as a focus point for the center of gravity to block the attack.
  • Super Z Sword: Achilles focuses the power in the long burst stopper blade to hit the opponent with a powerful slash attack.


Beyblade Burst Turbo
Opponent Episode Result
Valt Aoi 01 Lose (0-2)
3 unknown bladers 02 Win all (2-0)
5 unknown bladers 02 Win (10-0)
80 unknown bladers 02 Win all (2-0)
Unknown blader 02 Win (2-0)
3 unknown bladers 02 WIn (6-0)
3 unknown bladers 02 Win all (2-0)
98 unknown bladers from the Beigoma Academy BeyClub 02 Win all (2-0)
Koji Konda 02 Win (2-0)
Toko Aoi 02 Win (2-1)
Fubuki Sumiye 02-03 Lose (1-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 03 Draw (1-1)
Fubuki Sumiye 04 Win (2-1)
Lui Shirosagi 05 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 06 Win (2-0) just practice
Lui Shirosagi (With Fubuki Sumiye & Ranjiro Kiyama) 06 Lose (0-0-0-6)
Koji Konda 07 Win (2-0)
Suoh Genji 08 Lose (1-2)
Hae-jin Oh 09 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 10 Win (2-1)
Hae-jin Oh 12 Win (2-1)
Suoh Genji 13 Win (3-1)
Lui Shirosagi 14-15 Win (3-2)
Phi 15 Lose (0-2)
Suoh Genji & Laban Vanot (Battle Royale) 16 Lose (0-0-2)
Xavier Bogard 17 Lose (0-2)
Kyle Hakim 18 Win (2-1)
Kyle Hakim 19 Lose (0-3)
Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (With Ranjiro Kiyama) 19 Lose (1-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye, Hae-jin Oh, Suoh Genji, Phi, Laban Vanot, Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (Battle Royale) 20 Lose (0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-16)
Fubuki Sumiye 21 Draw
Laban Vanot & Hae-jin Oh (With Fubuki Sumiye) 21 Win (4-0)
Phi 22 Lose (0-2)
Suoh Genji & Hae-jin Oh (Battle Royale) 22 Lose (0-0-3)
Laban Vanot 23 Win (2-1)
Xavier Bogard 24 Win (2-1)
Free De La Hoya 25 Lose (0-3)
Free De La Hoya 25 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 26 Lose (0-2) (Training)
Ranjiro Kiyama 26 Win (0-9) (Training)
Fubuki Sumiye 26 Win (2-1)
Ranjiro Kiyama 27 Win (2-0)
Ranjiro Kiyama 27 Win (33 Rounds)
Fubuki Sumiye 27 Win (33 Rounds)
Xavier Bogard 27 Win (33 Rounds)
Xander Shakadera 27 Lose (0-2)/Draw
Valt Aoi 27-28 Win (3-2)
Phi 29 Win (2-0)
Hyde 29-30 Lose (0-4)
Suoh Genji 30 Win (2-0)
BeyClub (including Fubuki Sumiye, Toko Aoi, and Konji Konda) and Rebel BeyClub members 31 Win
Kyle Hakim 32 Win (2-0)
Evel Oxford 33 Win (2-0)
Count Nightfell 34 Win (2-1)
Shu Kurenai 35 Lose (0-4)
Hyde 36 Lose (0-3)
Phi 37 Lose (0-2)
Shu Kurenai 38 Lose (x4)
Win (1-0)
Ranjiro Kiyama & Fubuki Sumiye 39 TBD
Hyde 39 Win (3-1)
Ranjiro Kiyama 40 No Outcome
Kit Lopez 40 Lose (0-2)
Xavier Bogard 44 Lose (0-2)
Xavier Bogard 44 Win (2-0)
Laban Vanot 45 Win (2-1)
Kit Lopez 46 Win (2-1)
Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye & Kit Lopez 47 N/A
Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye, Suoh Genji & Shu Kurenai 48 Win
Taiga Akabane 49 Win (2-0)
Phi 49-50 Win (2-0)
Valt Aoi 51 Win (3-2)

Anime Appearances

Beyblade Burst Turbo


Naru Akabane

Naru is Aiger’s little sister and is very supportive of him. She also helped him make Z Achilles A4 11 Xtend.

Ranjiro Kiyama

Aiger and Ranjiro seem to get well along with each other. At first, Ranjiro decided to teach Aiger a lesson after the latter had defeated all the members of the Rebel Bey Club; but after the two had a Beybattle where they tied 149 times, the two came to respect one another. Since then, Ranjiro had begun supporting Aiger in his matches, and at one point he even returned his Bey to him after the Wild Bey Gang Bladers had stolen it.

Valt Aoi

Aiger strives to become a Blader strong enough to one day defeat Valt after witnessing the immense power and strength of his new Wonder Valtryek V4 12 Volcanic. Valt is very supportive towards Aiger, and always encourages him to keep getting stronger whenever the two meet. The two are also very similar in terms of personality. When Aiger was being possessed by Z Achilles, Valt takes notice of this and vows to save him just like he did for his friend Shu Kurenai. In addition to this, Valt seems to harbor no resentment towards Aiger for destroying his Beyblade.

Fubuki Sumiye

Fubuki initially did not get along with Aiger due to his dislike of the latter's arrogance and cockiness. Over time, however, the two grew to respect one another and later developed a friendly rivalry.

Lui Shirosagi

Lui at first didn't care for Aiger at first and said that he didn't deserve to wield a Turbo Bey, but it eventually grew on him because of how motivated he is to battle Valt. Aiger eventually secured Lui's respect after defeating him at the end of the Luinor Cup.

Toko Aoi and Nika Aoi

Xavier Bogard

Laban Vanot


  • "Take it back, I'm not a monkey!" - to Valt after he called him a monkey.
  • ”Where’d you get your bey? Siberia?” -to Kyle about his bey.
  • ”Don’t worry Shu. I got stronger while you were worried about me!" - to Shu Kurenai
  • ”I just....... actually destroyed Z Achilles myself..........” - when mourning at his shattered Beyblade.
  • ”Our bonds...... will never be broken by you!"


For a full gallery of images of Aiger, see Aiger Akabane/Gallery.


  • Aiger is the first Beyblade protagonist who uses a Balance Type Bey, thus making him the first protagonist not to use an Attack Type Bey.
  • Aiger is also the first protagonist whose name is an assonance.
  • Much like Valt Aoi, Aiger is really good at socializing, as he tried to befriend the Wild and Beigoma Academy BeyClub members. In addition, Aiger shares Valt's habit of talking to his Beyblade.
  • Aiger's friendship with Ranjiro mirrors that of Valt's friendship with Ranjiro's brother, Rantaro.
  • His sister Naru acts like Toko and Nika for Aiger.
  • Aiger's Japanese name, "Aiga", means "Family" which represents how Aiger is close to his family. His last name in Japan, "Akaba", means "red blade", while his last name in the English Dub, "Akabane", means "red feather" in Japanese.
  • To support Japan in the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Hiro Morita posted Aiger in a Japan National Team uniform on his Twitter.
  • Aiger is the second Burst protagonist, right after Valt Aoi.
  • Aiger's traits of being the second protagonist in a Beyblade series and having a strong spirit make him similar to Zyro Kurogane, the protagonist of Beyblade: Shogun Steel.
  • Similiar to Tsubasa Otori in the Metal Saga, Aiger was infected by Phi's Phoenix P4 10 Friction's dark power, while Tsubasa was infected by Ryuga's Lightning L-Drago 100HF's dark power in the Metal Saga.
  • He is placed 10th in the character popularity poll in Japan.
  • Aiger is the first Blader to be seen receiving a Level Chip.
  • His birthday is August 11.
  • Aiger is the first Burst protagonist to have his Bey coloured red.
  • He is so far the only Burst protagonist to destroy a Bey, when he and Achilles destroyed Valt's Wonder Valtryek.
  • Aiger is the only character to actually defeat Phi in a battle.


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