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Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge (Japanese version: Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Mechtanium Surge (爆丸バトルブローラーズ メクタニウムサージ, Bakugan Batoru Burōrāzu Mekutaniumu Sāji?)) is the fourth and final season of the anime series Bakugan Battle Brawlers, following after Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders. It contains a total of 46 episodes across two arcs; the first arc debuted on February 13, 2011 in Canada and March 5, 2011 in the United States. The second arc debuted September 10, 2011 and contains 20 episodes.

Although a Japanese dub was recorded, Mechtanium Surge never aired in Japan and Korea, and Gundalian Invaders was instead followed by BakuTech! Bakugan in Japan. It wasn't until September 7, 2018 that the Japanese dub was made available via the Chinese streaming site Bilibili.[1]

Plot

First Arc:

Bakugan Interspace gets messy when Dan learns his battling directly threatens Earth. Drago's exposure to Code Eve has infused him with incredible power, causing him to unwittingly release Mechtogan Zenthon, a new mysterious entity that wreaks havoc whenever Drago battles! While Dan attempts to regain control over Drago’s new powers, an insidious enemy builds an army of "Chaos Bakugan" engineered for total world domination! Will Dan be able to get a hold of Drago's power before its to late?

Second Arc:

Bakugan City is off to a peaceful start now that humans have communed with the Bakugan from New Vestroia. This comes to an abrupt end, however, when four Mechtogan who have broken free from their Bakugan start terrorizing the world. Not only that, but some creep called Wiseman has appeared with ancient Bakugan called the Nonets. It's now up to the Battle Brawlers to stop Wiseman, the Nonets, and the Mechtogan's greatest weapon: Mechtavius Destroyer!

Characters

Battle Brawlers

  • Spectra Phantom Darkus: A champion brawler of the Vestals who once wielded the Pyrus attribute, he has become a Darkus brawler on his quest to gain power. Make no mistake though; he is still firmly on the side of good. He comes to the aid of the Battle Brawlers in Arc 1.
  • Runo Misaki Haos: One of the original Battle Brawlers, Runo makes a temporary brawling return in Arc 2.

Chaos Army

The main antagonists of Arc 1.

Nomad Mechtogans

The main antagonists of Arc 2.

Nonet Bakugan

Supporting Brawlers

Team Anubias: Brawlers led by Anubias; notably, all of them use Ziperator as their chosen Bakugan.

Team Sellon: An all-girl brawling team led by Sellon.

Non-Brawling Characters

Other Bakugan

New Features

Episodes

Main article: List of Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge Episodes

Trivia

  • This is the only Bakugan season to feature brawlers and Bakugan hailing from every planet introduced in previous seasons: Earth, New Vestroia, Vestal, Neathia, and Gundalia.
  • Like the previous season, only Drago and the main antagonist (Razenoid) evolved.
  • This is the only season without a team of six antagonist Brawlers of each Bakugan Attribute, with Wiseman in Arc 2.
  • It is the only season that has Bakugan with different Attributes from previous variations.
  • Arc 2 is the only season where the main Battle Brawlers use two attributes (Dan: Pyrus and Haos, Shun: Ventus and Darkus, Marucho: Aquos and Subterra).
  • Arc 1 is the only season where the Battle Brawlers' main female member (Paige) did not have a crush on Dan.
  • The season's working title, according to some early material and animation sheets, was Survival Force (サバイバルフォース). Some time later, it was changed to Mechtanium Surge, presumably a portmanteau of "mecha" and "titanium."
    • The name was also seen on an image of a shirobako (internal production DVD) cover tweeted by Mechtanium Surge's character designer and chief animation director, Yoshihiro Nagamori.[2]

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