The "Beyblade Burst" (Japanese: ベイブレード バースト) graphic novel is a fantasy, sports, action-adventure manga series based on the popular Beyblade toy franchise by Takara Tomy, written and illustrated by Hiro Morita. The manga is currently in serialization in Japanese children's manga magazine, CoroCoro Comic. Individual chapters were compiled into fourteen tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan, with the first chapter being released on August 2015 and the first graphic novel volume being released on December 28, 2015. Many of the characters and storylines depicted throughout the series would be adapted into the Beyblade Burst TV series in 2016.
While no official localization has been published for North American audiences, Singapore manga publishing company, Shogakukan Asia Pte. Ltd. (originally Chuang Yi Publishing Pte Ltd.) began publication of the graphic novel in English in April 2017 in the original paperback, "flipped", left-to-right format.
|“||Valt Aoi is a total newbie when it comes to Beyblade battles, but no one can beat his love for the game! Now, Valt has set his sights on the district tournament held in his hometown! But he’ll first have to master moves and techniques that aren’t just for show! Will his natural talent shine through?||”|
—Beyblade Burst, volume 1
Beyblade Burst: Aiger Arc
The Aiger Arc (Japanese: ベイブレード バースト: アイガ編), which consists of a 3-volume compilation that chronicles the adventures of Aiger Akabane in his journey to become the World's No. 1 Blader. The compilation spans from volumes 10 through 12 in the over-arcing, graphic novel series.
Shogakukan Asia is scheduled to release the English translation of volume 10 on March 2020.
Beyblade Burst: Dante Arc
The Dante Arc (Japanese: ベイブレード バースト: ドラム編), which consists of a 2-volume compilation story arc and follows Dante Koryu. The compilation covers from volumes 13 and 14 in the over-arcing, graphic novel series.
List of Beyblade Burst volumes
The manga "Beyblade Burst" is written and illustrated by Hiro Morita. The plot starts with Valt Aoi, an exuberant boy obsessed with the game of Beyblade. After receiving his first Bey, the Attack Type Valtryek Wing Accel, Valt gains prominence in the Beyblade world after facing and defeating reputable Bladers.
The manga began being serialized in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic starting in June 18, 2015 with Chapter 00, to March 2020. All individual chapters were collected by CoroCoro Comic in a series of 14 tankōbon volumes between April 4, 2016, and February 28, 2020. It should noted that the total number of published "Beyblade Burst" chapters are inconsistent with the actual numerical catalog. This is due some chapters being released as nonsequential "tokubetsu-hen", or "special edition" (Japanese: 特別編) chapters, which are short, often unrelated stories, that takes place during the telling of the core story.
|No.||Japanese Release||English Release|
|1||December 28, 2015
Valt Aoi is a total newbie when it comes to Beyblade battles, but no one can beat his love for the game! Now, Valt has set his sights on the district tournament held in his hometown! But he’ll first have to master moves and techniques that aren’t just for show! Will his natural talent shine through?
|2||March 28, 2016
Valt Aoi advances to the finals of the District Tournament, but now he’s up against his rival Shu Kurenai – the hot favourite to win! However, Shu is injured during a match with another opponent ! Will that give Valt an unfair advantage over Shu? New and strong opponents emerge as the race to the National Tournament begins!!
|3||July 28, 2016
Valt Aoi and his newly evolved Victory Valtryek are taking part in the National Tournament, where the winner will be crowned the strongest Beyblader in the country! However, he immediately hits a snag in his first match against Naoki Minamo and his powerful Balance type Bey, Nepstrius! Will Valtryek be able to vault through Nepstrius’ angry waves of counter attacks?
|4||December 28, 2016
|5||January 27, 2017
After intense rounds of battling, Valt makes it to the semi-finals of the National Tournament where he’s up against Spin Emperor Zac – a super celebrity who has the audience rooting for him! Together with the Zillion Zeutron, the god of Beys, Zac gains the upper hand…until Valt unleashes his new launch move! But is the move enough to help Valt overcome the odds and land a place in the finals?!
|6||April 28, 2017
|July 26, 2019|
The final match of the national tournament is finally underway, and Valt is up against Lui Shirosagi, the man with the Lost Lúinor, the strongest Attack-type Bey! However, Valt has a couple of tricks up his sleeves as well as he reveals his new move! Things are shaping up for the ultimate showdown, but who will emerge the victor?
|7||October 27, 2017
After his intense bey battling in Japan, Valt takes to the world stage by joining BC Sol, a prestigious bey club in Barcelona! BC Sol is preparing for the World League, a tournament that determines the most powerful bey club in the world, and Valt wants in on the action!
|8||December 27, 2017
|When Valt receives distressing news that Shu has gone missing, he sets out to find his best friend, following clues from Wakiya about a sinister Bey club called the Snake Pit. There, they meet Red Eye, a mysterious masked Beyblader who wields Shu’s Beyblade, Spryzen! Red Eye seems to know what has happened to Shu, but he’s not telling Valt until Valt beats him in a Beybattle!|
|9||April 27, 2018
|Valt needs answers about Shu’s disappearance, and to get them, he has to fight his way up the World Championship tournament to face Red Eye again! But first he’ll have to defeat his teammate, Free de la Hoya! Meanwhile, Red Eye squares off with Lui Shirosagi and his real identity is revealed! Who is this mysterious masked man, and what does he know about Shu?!|
|10||August 28, 2018
|Valt and Shu’s fateful showdown at the World Championship final reaches its climax! With their skills and Beyblades evenly matched, it’s down to a battle of willpower! Who is more determined to win?! A new generation of Beybladers emerge from the shadows of their predecessors, ready to take on the world with exciting new Beyblades and battle styles!|
|11||November 28, 2018
|12||April 26, 2019|
|13||September 27, 2019|
|14||February 28, 2020
- ↑ Shogakukan Asia Licenses Beyblade Burst Manga. Anime News Network (April 21, 2017).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト １. Shogakukan (December 28, 2015).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 1. Shogakukan Asia (April 2017).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト ２. Shogakukan (March 28, 2016).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 2. Shogakukan Asia (June 2017).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト ３. Shogakukan (July 28, 2016).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 3. Shogakukan Asia (October 2017).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト ４. Shogakukan (December 28, 2016).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 4. Shogakukan Asia (December 2017).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト ５. Shogakukan (January 27, 2017).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 5. Shogakukan Asia (August 2018).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト 6. Shogakukan (April 28, 2017).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 6. Shogakukan Asia (July 26, 2019).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト 7. Shogakukan (October 27, 2017).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 7. Shogakukan Asia (November 2019).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト 8. Shogakukan (December 27, 2017).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 8. Shogakukan Asia (November 2019).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト 9. Shogakukan (April 27, 2018).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 9. Shogakukan Asia (March 2020).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト １０. Shogakukan (August 28, 2018).
- ↑ Beyblade Burst 10. Shogakukan Asia (March 2020).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト １１. Shogakukan (November 28, 2018).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト １２. Shogakukan (April 26, 2019).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト １３. Shogakukan (September 27, 2019).
- ↑ ベイブレード バースト １４. Shogakukan (February 28, 2020).