- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Jinnius J3.
Blast Jinnius (ブラストジニウス, Burasuto Jiniusu) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-89 Booster Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard on August 11th, 2017.
Takara Tomy's Blast Jinnius is a Defense Type Energy Layer that features six clockwise blades, akin to a reversed Neptune. As part of the God Layer System, Blast Jinnius features a gimmick; the six blades can rise up.
Upon impact with the opponent, the blades will rise up as one piece and expose a smoother surface, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's 230/160 tracks. In theory this is meant to reduce points of recoil to improve Burst and Knock-Out Resistance. In practice however, due to the thickness of most other Layers and how little Blast Jinnius' Layer moves, the blades will come into contact with the opponent's Layer regardless.
Furthermore, 'Blast Jinnius' blades are likely to be struck from an upwards angle, Destabilizing any Combination using this Layer which increases the risk of the opponent getting a Knock-Out or Burst on the Combination using Blast Jinnius. This is further exacerbated by the clockwise direction of the blades which creates recoil instead of deflecting impact, while this may imply Attack potential, the movement of the blades nullifies any such potential.
As such, Takara Tomy's Blast Jinnius is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-89 Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard
- B-101 Random Booster Vol. 9 Beat Kukulcan.7U.Hn - 04: Blast Jinnius 1 Defense