This is an article about the Anime Character. For the manga counterpart of the same name, see here.
|“||An eagle, boldly flies through the sky, even in a storm! It feels wind that we cannot see and using their wings, they soar!||”|
—Tsubasa Otori MF026
He is a secret-agent of the WBBA who went undercover within the Dark Nebula before the events of Battle Bladers. He later became the third member of Team GanGan Galaxy with Gingka Hagane, Masamune Kadoya, Yu Tendo and, Madoka Amano in Big Bang Bladers. He is a fair fighting, calm headed Beyblader who wishes to soar like his Earth Eagle 145WD.
Tsubasa is a tall, slightly muscular boy with long silver-grey hair which is tied into a low ponytail by using a clip with bangs that hang over his eyes. His eyes are a golden brown color; while under the influence of the Dark Power, they will turn into a dark purple color with red lining. Tsubasa wears a sleeveless brown shirt with a lavender trim around the shoulders that shows part of his midriff. He also wears a pair of white loose fitting trousers with a pair of brown boots. Tsubasa also wears a pair of brown fingerless gloves which go up to his wrists. He also keeps his Beyblade, Earth Eagle, in a Bey storage box kept on his right forearm.
In Shogun Steel, Tsubasa cuts his hair so that it now only reaches his neck. He wears a black button down shirt with a red suit top and white khakis, held up by a black belt and also wears black shoes. He has notably gained a more formal look when compared to the previous seasons.
Tsubasa is a strong Blader who is generally self-possessed, kind, intelligent, strong, adaptable, nomad, honest. He is a strong tactician who is very adaptable especially during tough points in a battle and utilizes all his senses during battles. Later, he is plagued by a dark side that undermines his strengths and self-confidence in his battling style; of which he overcomes, thanks to Ryuga advising him not to resist the dark power but to become one with it.
When he first appeared, he is very adaptable character and seems like a nomad willing to help anyone. However, that perception changes when he joins the Dark Nebula seemingly to offer his services for money. It is later revealed that he is actually a WBBA special investigator who went undercover to infiltrate Dark Nebula to find out what they were really up to.
Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Tsubasa first appears when Gingka Hagane is attacked by a group of thugs, and is about to finish them off. Out of nowhere, Tsubasa leaps and launches his Bey Earth Eagle 145WD defeating all of them in one shot. Gingka is impressed and starts asking Tsubasa questions about who he is and why he may be there. The two of them spend the rest of their day together, and Tsubasa teaches Gingka that it doesn't only take sight to win in a Bey battle but also to use your other senses. He then competes in a tournament when they reach the nearest town, and he gives Gingka advice, then purposefully loses to him in the final battle.
He later appears in a tournament in which Kumasuke Kumade, a Blader from the Dark Nebula appears to be winning. He shockingly wins against him, and that night sneaks into the Dark Nebula. He challenges them to a battle, sneaks by their cameras and proves to be a Blader equally as powerful as Yu Tendo which annoys the other Blader.
Next, he intervenes a tournament for the Dark Nebula alongside Yu and beats Kenta Yumiya, giving him useful advice in the process.
Later he goes to a tournament to find strong bladers for the Dark Neubla in which he defeats Benkei Hanawa in the first round, but in the battle royal he comes 3rd place along with Yu and Gingka.
Later he is seen observing Ryugas battles with Yu and notes how different L drago is to other beys. In the evening he is seen looking though data of L drago and is about to leave before Doji and Yu stop him. He defeats all of the Dark Nebula's lower class bladers including the Kumaki Bros Dan Sodo reki and Testua. but Ryuga shows up just in time to battle him. Just when Ryuga performs him final spin move, the mysterious Phoenix saves him and escapes. In the woods Tubassa tells Phenox his mission from the WBBA, and Phenox tells him to get to know Gingka’s frends. After beating them and losing to Phoenix he tells them the truth that he works for the WBBA and was investigating on their behalf.
He then fights alongside them at Battle Bladers In the first round he beats Reki very easily. When Yu needs Gingka’s help Tsubasa notes he never thought of Yu as evil. In the second round he faces Ryuga in a rematch whom he puts up a good fight but is unable to last and is crushed, becoming injured and needing to go to the hospital. In Gingka's final battle against Ryuga, Tsubasa, along with Hikaru Hasama and Kyoya Tategami, shield him from any physical damage and they are all revived from their comas from their battles against the Dragon Emperor.
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Tsubasa takes part in the reopening tournament for the WBBA, he makes it to the semi-finals to face Benkei Hanawa and easily defeats him. Tsubasa faces Yu in the finals and starts by telling him that he's been waiting for their rematch. Tsubasa and Yu battle until they are interrupted by a mysterious challenger (Masamune). He challenges both Tsubasa and Yu but Tsubasa leaves the battle after he proclaims that he doesn't battle people with no manners.
Tsubasa would now take part in the Japanese Team Selection matches. In the first round Tsubasa scores 350 points moving him in the next round to face Kyoya Tategami for the second spot on the team, after the no mannered challenger from before: Masamune Kadoya.
Tsubasa battles Kyoya and fights hard until Kyoya begins to permanently take the upper hand, this is where Tsubasa gets his first glimpse of the dark power that dwells within him. Because of which, Tsubasa tried to go toe to toe with Kyoya's power and lost the match.
After Kyoya refused to join the team, Tsubasa and Yu would have to battle to decide who would be the third member and who would be the sub member. Tsubasa and Yu battle for their last time, Tsubasa able to figure out how to let his Eagle soar alone to victory. Tsubasa defeats Yu without losing control, giving him hope that the Dark Power won't return.
After traveling to the Beylin Temple in China, Tsubasa decides to hang out with Yu and standby while Gingka & Masamune nonstop train and battle. During Masamune's match with Chao Xin on the Great Wall of China, Tsubasa had several inputs about Chao Xin's interesting blading style and used this to prepare for anyone he might battle in the future.
During the First Round of Big Bang Bladers after Masamune defeated Chao Xin, Tsubasa was up next to face Chi-yun Li. During preparation, Tsubasa figured he needed to battle calmly and focus on Chi-yun's martial arts based Beyblading. Once the match begun Tsubasa was in good standards but was constantly taunted about his loss to Kyoya and how he battles too stiffly.
Tsubasa begins to lose control of the battle as he is unable to break through Chi-yun's defense. Once Chi-yun takes the offensive, he keeps on pushing Tsubasa to show him the power he showed in the battle with Kyoya. Tsubasa loses control and begins to be influenced by the dark power. Tsubasa loses full control and goes far beyond his battle with Kyoya and attacks recklessly slamming Chi-yun's Thermal Lacerta into a wall and eventually self destructs his own Eagle costing him the match, and he passes out. After defeating Team Wang Hu Zhong, Team GanGan Galaxy travels to the Middle East. They meet Team Desert Blaze and hope to face them as soon as possible. During Team Desert Blaze's match with Team Excalibur's Julian, Tsubasa along with others are shocked by Julian's dual rotation. After Julian defeats their Middle Eastern friends they move along and travel to Russia for their next match up.
While on a train in Russia heading to where the match will be held, The team is challenged by mysterious strangers. Tsubasa decides not to battle saying it was because the battles would have been uneven. During their match with Team Lovushka who were actually the strangers Tsubasa doesn't get a chance to battle because Team GanGan Galaxy won after two matches.
After their win the Team heads to Greece to join the Festival of Warriors. During their time there Gingka, Masamune & Yu are defeated by Team Excaliburs Julian, Sophie & Wales. Afterwards they decide to got for some team training which fails until they are met by their old friends from Wang Hu Zhong. Tsubasa teams up with Yu to face Chi-yun and Mei Mei while Gingka & Masamune face Dashan & Chao Xin. Tsubasa and Yu have trouble getting along until the end where they fight well enough together to bring the match to a draw. Afterwards they say goodbye to their friends from Wang Hu Zhong.
Team GanGan Galaxy returns to Japan to face the African Team Representatives Team Wild Fang. Their matches begin almost immediately as Masamune is defeated by Nile. Next Gingka and Kyoya ignite their rivalry and battle to a draw. Tsubasa goes up next against Demure who changes it to a tag team including Benkei and Yu. Tsubasa and Yu have the simple advantage at first until Demure utilizes his smarts to counter Tsubasa's every move. After overreacting Tsubasa loses control of The Dark Power and his rage ends the battle defeating everyone but him including his teammate Yu. Unconscious in the hospital for the rest of the match, Tsubasa was not present during Gingka & Masamune vs. Kyoya & Nile.
After their victory, Team GanGan Galaxy heads to Europe once more to face Team Excalibur. During their stay Tsubasa sneaks out and finds Julian's mansion after being consumed by the dark power. He challenges Julian but calls it off telling him to use his left rotation. Before Julian can relaunch, Sophie and Wales protect and battle Tsubasa. The battle is interrupted by a familiar face, Ryuga. Ryuga tells Tsubasa that he has already overcome the Dark Power and found true strength. Ryuga causes everyone to flee due to his overwhelming strength.
The match begins between Team GanGan Galaxy & Team Excalibur. After Masamune is defeated by Klaus, Tsubasa recommends a Team Battle against Sophie & Wales. Tsubasa and Yu are overwhelmed by Sophie & Wales. Tsubasa loses control once more and goes berserk. Sophie & Wales easily see through his reckless attacks but within himself he was able to overcome the dark power as Ryuga said.
Tsubasa finally breaks through after remembering his past and his present along with his friends. Tsubasa then activates a new special move: Shining Tornado Buster and defeats Sophie & Wales single-handedly.
Team GanGan Galaxy head to Brazil for their next match. Yu is attacked but it is too late to save him as his Libra is severely damaged. Once the matches begin, Team Garcia decides to make it an elimination match. After Yu, Masamune & Gingka are all defeated along with most of the members on the opposing team. For the final match-up Tsubasa must face Argo Garcia to give his team the win. This puts a lot of pressure on Tsubasa but now that he's overcome the dark power he battles hard against Argo and uses his trust in his friends to defeat him but not after taking heavy damage.
Team GanGan Galaxy head to America for the Big Bang Bladers finals. Then Tsubasa and the others learn a lot about Masamune and his past. Later on, Tsubasa and Yu hang out before the match and are challenged by a mysterious stranger named Damian Hart who defeats them and puts them in the hospital causing both to miss the final match. Ironically Tsubasa is replaced by Ryuga, the one who led him in and out of the darkness.
During the launch of Hades City, Tsubasa and Yu return and easily defeat Argo who was pursuing Gingka Hagane. Tsubasa jumps on the bandwagon and heads into HD Academy . During their search for the spiral core, they are stopped by Jack of Team Starbreaker.
Tsubasa decides to stay back and hold him while the rest of the team moves on. Jack is a fierce opponent as his power dramatically increases during the battle but Tsubasa fights hard and defeats him after the encouragement from Yu and Madakoa. He and the others than confronts Dr. Ziggurat as he tries to escape.
Tsubasa is seen in the final scene of Metal Masters as the spiral core is destroyed and everyone celebrates with him and his team.
Beyblade: Metal Fury
In Beyblade: Metal Fury, Madoka explains that they hadn't seen Tsubasa or Yu since the World Championships, and were presumed
to had left on a training journey. However, it is later revealed that Ryo Hagane had assigned Tsubasa to help in the search for the Legendary Bladers. Soon enough, Tsubasa enters the Babylonian tournament in Showdown! The Tower of Babel. Tsubasa enters the tournament after hearing a rumor that a legendary Bey is held at the top of The Tower Of Babel but also as part of an investigation from the WBBA to get information on the Legendary Bladers. During the tournament Tsubasa encounters Kenta and battles him. He wins, but near the end of the tournament, Ryuga is waiting for him.
Ryuga states that he will not hand over the star fragment to anyone but Tsubasa tries to take it by force. Tsubasa becomes easily overpowered and asks why L-Drago is suddenly so strong, Ryuga explains to him that he has a new power and his Bey is now L-Drago Destructor F:S. Tsubasa then asks why Ryuga wants more power, but Ryuga defeats Tsubasa before fully answering the question. Tsubasa's investigation comes to an end as he finds out that the Bey at the end of The Tower of Babel was not special at all. Before Kenta follows Ryuga, Tsubasa asks Kenta to stay away from Ryuga, but Kenta follows Ryuga before answering. Tsubasa later appears in America to take part in the Destroyer Dome battle as part of a WBBA mission to find the Legendary Bladers where he runs into the Dungeon Gym where he reunited with Masamune, Zeo, and Toby. After they reveal their new Beyblades, Spiral Lyre ED145MF (Toby's) and Spiral Fox TR145W2D (Zeo's), they challenge him to a battle, Tsubasa accepts thinking that if he tries his hardest against them his own Eagle might transform. Tsubasa uses this battle as a chance to learn how Spiral Lyre and Spiral Fox battle, he finds out that they both have a similar style and are stronger when combined. Towards the end of the battle, all three of them were about to finish off with their special moves (Shining Tornado Buster, Buster Tail, and Crash String) when Coach Steel's yelling interrupted them due to Masamune's cheering, thus ending the battle with no win at all.
He later enters the Destroyer Dome Tournament, along with Masamune, Toby, and Zeo Abyss where they find The Garcia's having a fight. Later in the battle though, Zeo and Toby realizes that they were tricked by The Garcia's and now the Garcia's were surrounding Toby and Zeo. Tsubasa tries to help them, but Tobio stops Tsubasa and says the he won't leave him alone until the fight is over. Finally defeating Tobio, Tsubasa tries to help Zeo and Toby although Argo and Ian corners Tsubasa. Zeo and Toby help Tsubasa defeat Ian and Argo, making it to the final round.
In the final round of the Destroyer Dome Tournament, Tsubasa, Zeo, Toby, Masamune, Jigsaw and King are left standing. The three Bladers left came down to Tsubasa, King and Masamune. Masamune and Tsubasa try their best to defeat King, but it's no use. They both find out that King is using reverse rotation and is a Legendary Blader. Tsubasa tries to end their struggle by using his Shining Tornado Buster but he is instantly countered and knocked out with King's special move. He finishes the tournament in 3rd place.
Later when Gingka is talking to Ryo he asks Tubassa about Kenta. Remembering Kenta's promise, Tubassa just says that he says hi and he misses Gingka.
After the Legendary Bladers are defeated by Rago, Tsubasa rescues them and takes them back to the WBBA Headquarters.
There, he joins them as they go to the final battle against Nemesis. During the battle, the Legendary Bladers of the Four Seasons are trapped inside Nemesis' force field, and are unable to form Zeus' barrier. However, Tsubasa, Yu and Masamune combine their special moves to break through the field. Though their Beys stop, it allows the 4 Season Bladers to form Zeus' Barrier. However Nemsis breaks free thanks to a piece of Firefuse Darkhelm 145DS
Beyblade: Shogun Steel
Tsubasa has been revealed to be working with Madoka, who is the new owner of B-Pit. Tsubasa is also the new President of the WBBA, succeeding Ryo Hagane. He works to make beyblading more fun after the Nemesis Crisis. When Doji and Dark Nebula Again start invading he puts his faith in Zyro Kurogane and his friends to stop them which they do.
Earth Eagle 145WD: Tsubasa's primary Beyblade in Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Masters & Fury. It is a powerful Balance-Type Beyblade with incredible Speed, Power and Endurance. It stands up to powerful attacks using the sturdiness of it's WD performance tip and with it's wing like energy ring it rides on the wind and switches to attack mode, releasing a flurry of fast and powerful attacks.
- Metal Wing Smash: Eagle glides on the wind which causes it to glow on a bright purple aura which represents the strength it gathers before it crashes into its target. Eagle's most powerful finishing move in Metal Fusion.
- Stream Slash: Eagle glides on the wind, and entrusts its movement fully to it, allowing Eagle to bypass any resistance; including the vibrations of Libra's Inferno Blast releasing its own shock wave.
- Counter Stance/Counter Smash: Eagle prepares itself by becoming one with the wind of it's movement and it is able to glide past enemy attacks as a counter and produces a shock wave. This can also be done by flying in the air and then counters the enemy by attacking their fusion wheel which makes them loose balance giving Eagle the advantage.
- Diving Crush: Eagle glides on the wind and soars into the sky to gather all the air resistance and dive onto the opponent with increased power when aided by the wind energy which glows a bright purple.
- Smashing Claw: Eagle glides on the wind and soars into the sky, only to dive onto the opponent and use the recoil to bounce back into the air and repeat the process in a circular motion repeatedly. This is Eagle's weakest special move.
- Shining Tornado Buster: Tsubasa's most powerful special move; Eagle rides on the wind and soars into the sky then gathers an incredible amount of wind using it's wing like energy ring to immerse itself in a purple tornado that crashes upon the opponent, sharp enough to pierce nearly any defense.
|Beyblade: Metal Fusion|
|10 Rowdy Bladers (tag with Gingka)||MF024||Win|
|Gingka Hagane||MF024||Lose (on purpose)|
|Kumasuke Kumade, Tournament Bladers||MF026||Win|
|Kumasuke Kumade, Kumata Kumade, and Kumaji Kumade||MF026||Win|
|Kyoya Tategami, Kenta Yumiya, Hyoma, Gingka Hagane, Yu Tendo||MF032||Lose (3rd place with Yu and Gingka)|
|Dark Nebula Bladers, Dan Sodo Reiki Sodo, Tetsuya Watarigani Kumasuke Kumade, Kumata Kumade, and Kumaji Kumade||MF035||Win|
|Ryuga||MF036||No Outcome (stopped by Phoenix)|
|Kenta Yumiya||MF038||Win x2|
|Beyblade: Metal Masters|
|Yu Tendo||MM001||No Outcome (interrupted by Masamune)|
|Japanese Selection match||MM004||Win (second place)|
|Gingka Hagane, Masamune Kadoya, Yu Tendo||MM013||Lose (on purpose)|
|Gingka Hagane and Yu Tendo (tag with Masamune)||MM017||No Outcome|
|Chi-yun Li & Mei-Mei (tag w/Yu)||MM017||Draw|
|Benkei Hanawa & Demure (Tag w/ Yu)||MM022||Win|
|Julian Konzern, Sophie & Wales (Tag w/ Ryuga)||MM026||No Outcome|
|Unknown Blader||MM028||Lose (flashback)|
|Same unknown Blader||MM028||Win (flashback)|
|Sophie & Wales (Tag w/ Yu)||MM028||Win|
|Yu Tendo (Race Battle)||MM037||No Outcome|
|Damian Hart (Tag w/ Yu)||MM037||Lose|
|Argo Garcia (Tag w/ Yu)||MM046||Win|
|HD Academy Bladers (Tag w/ Gingka, Masamune, Yu and Kyoya)||MM047||Win|
|Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun: Sol Blaze|
|Helios (tag w/ Gingka)||No Outcome|
|The Sun Footsoldiers||Win|
|Beyblade: Metal Fury|
|Kenta Yumiya||4D013||No outcome|
|Toby & Zeo Abyss||4D014||No Outcome|
|Tobio Oike, Team Garcias, Dave, Sugio (tag w/ Toby & Zeo)||4D015||Win|
|Jigsaw, Masamune Kadoya, King, Toby & Zeo||4D017||Lose (3rd place)|
|Rago & Pluto (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers, Yu and Masamune)||4D045-4D049||(Eliminated)|
|Nemesis (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers, Yu and Masamune)||4D050||(Eliminated)|
Main article: Tsubasa Otori/Gallery
- Tsubasa literally means "wing" in Japanese, and Otori literally means "great bird". The word play of "wing" and "great bird" coincide with his Beyblade being Earth Eagle 145WD.
- He was the first blader to ever defeat Ryuga's dark move even before Gingka himself did it, an extremely remarkable feat.
- Both him and Kyoya came very close to defeating Ryuga, although they both used very different tactics. Tsubasa stored his energy until Ryuga used his dark move, and unleashed Counter Stance to defeat the Dark Move, thus leaving L'Drago seriously weakened. Kyoya on the other hand, taunted Ryuga to battle him using only his own strength, and therefore faced a considerably less powerful version of the Dragon Emperor. It is therefore debatable who is actually stronger between Tsubasa and Kyoya, as even their battle in Metal Masters only resulted in a loss for Tsubasa because the Dark Power completely disoriented him. It is also worth noting that the two have very different battle styles, with Tsubasa relying on strategies and skill, and Kyoya relying on his training and brute force.
- His English voice actor David Reale, is the same voice actor who voiced Kai Hiwatari in the Original Beyblade Series.
- Coincidentally, both Kai and Tsubasa possess Beyblades with the spirit of birds.
- Interestingly enough, Tsubasa became the president of the WBBA, similar to how Kai became the director of the BBA in the Original Series manga.
- Despite being the 2nd strongest Blader on Team Japan, he is the only person on that team who has not won a battle against Gingka, though he did lose his battle against him on purpose.