This morning, user Ganj altered Cho-Z Valkyrie's japanese info, so I reverser it and told him not to do that. Then he gave some interpretation that it should be abbreviated. It looks like he has no intention to let it go. Can you talk to him before it gets out of hand?
You do realize that this name format extends far beyondproduct listings? And you do realize whatever Takara Tomy releases the name they use, in any format, is the official name across all franchises. You disregarding it for only product listing is nonsensical. There's not other naming source. Just because you string the parts names together doesn't mean that that's the true official name.
Takara Tomy makes sure that their name format is used every where! It's used in Japanese Beyblade Burst video games; it's used in the Japanese manga in the character profiles; It's used in the character pages on the official Japanese Beyblade anime site for the character's Bey(s) (Like Hyuga's page). Even the hosts in Takara Tomy product promotion videos announce the Bey's names using this format!
This is his background:
Takara Tomy made sure to that all franchises utilize this Beyblade name format (katakana and all) in everything from paperback advertising to commercials and product promotions (even the instruction sheets and beycode cards included in product packaging). And they make a clear distinction between the pronunciations of the part's full name and their abbreviation.
I wouldn't say the franchise as a whole is sexist since the demographic is for boys, but girls can enjoy it as well, but the animated show itself is probably. I read somewhere that Hiro Morita (the creator) has actually wanted to make powerful female characters, but the higher-ups are against it.
Well, it's not really a matter of being "unconsciously sexist" or that they "against" strong female characters; it's more about business tactics and target demographics. Traditionally, companies target particular demographics according to market data and research and once a product proved successful, they employ various methods of advertising to promote sales. And the Beyblade anime franchise?...is, well...an episodic commercial series. So, it's not as simple as assuming that the TV show is "sexist" and more that companies see "this thing appeals more to this group than others; let's focus our resources on them." And it's maybe that this group doesn't include a strong female presence.
That's not to say that female player don't exist, it's just maybe there's just not "enough" of them for companies to devote resources to an weak demographic.
Moclarke, you're right...but only in the context that you can imagine and create anything; it's your mind and thoughts. But you cannot make that decision of anyone else's creation. Y'see, Hiro Morita is creating a manga from someone else's existing idea; there's no restricting his creative freedom under this contract, he can make characters left & right, but Takara-Tomy owns the intellectual property (I.P.) and Hiro Morita is contractually-obligated to work within the terms of whatever agreement was made between them. [I'm not gonna get into the legal stuff; that's too much. (⌒_⌒;)]
Put simply, Mr. Morita was hired by Takara-Tomy (and/or CoroCoro Comics) to create material (art), content and stories centered around the IP. But not the right to the IP itself; which would allow him to change whatever he pleases.
It's a lot like you loaning someone something; there are certain conditions (hopefully in place) to make sure that whatever is being loaned is used properly. Mr. Morita, by no means, owns the IP of Beyblade Burst, nor Toei Animation, for that matter. They're just using the IP of Takara Tomy for business purposes.
That being said, if the contractor (Mr. Morita) presents an idea (referring to his right to create) but the client (Takara Tomy, being the creator of Beyblade Burst) doesn't approve, it's their right as the legitimate owner of the IP to do so.
I know you feel strongly about how things should be, but you can't tell someone else what to do with their own. Maybe one day, they'll create more diverse characters, but that's not anyone's decision. Otherwise, we would be restricting someone else's freedom to create what they want.
but what's the point of only having female characters who lose every single time?
Hello! Ganjo here! (*￣▽￣)b
Don't get me wrong. It's always great to see a well-written female character. Some of mine's are Alita from the "Battle Angel Alita" franchise (My absolute favorite!!), the various female leads of the "Air Gear" franchise (truly incredible characters) and the cast of "UQ Holder!" so yeah... it's a shame that Beyblade isn't as daring. Then again...those titles are aimed at a more mature crowd. (￣▽￣*)ゞ
Honestly, I'd really enjoy some good female characters in the Beyblade Burst franchise; they've been relatively successful in the past (with characters like Mariah/Mao & Galux(2) and Ren Kurenai & Thief Phoenix E230GCF). So I would just chalk it up to marketing and brand direction.
But that being said, that hasn't stopped fans from making there own characters. Sometimes, you gotta take matters into your own hands. ⊂(￣▽￣)⊃
Just the description of the parts is fine. Don't worry about adding anything regarding performance or the overall section for now. That can be handled later. Unlocking Dread, Bahamut, Heaven, and Pegasus now. Also, if you want to reach me faster, message me on Discord (kjrules2017#5344).
Yo, do you see the boxes? Every box has Superking on it. I'm gonna roll with that for now. If it turns out it was an error and the boxes are supposed to say Sparking in words, I'll change it. But for now, nah.