Jinnius J3, known as Blast Jinnius (ブラストジニウス, Burasuto Jiniusu) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-89 Booster Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard on August 11th, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the SwitchStrike Starter Pack Jinnius J3 5Glaive Guard.
Jinnius J3 is a Defense Type Energy Layer that features six clockwise blades, akin to a reversed Neptune. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Jinnius J3 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 KO resistance. In practice however, due to the thickness of most other Layers and how little Jinnius J3's Layer moves, the blades will come into contact with the opponent's Layer regardless.
Furthermore, Jinnius J3's blades are likely to be struck from an upwards angle, destabilizing any Combination using this Layer which increases the risk of being KO'd or Burst. 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, Blast Jinnius is recommended for collection purposes only.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Hasbro's Jinnius J3 is virtually unchanged from Takara Tomy's Blast Jinnius with the gimmick intact.
As such, Jinnius J3 is also 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