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Anime Flashback – ‘Crush Gear Turbo’

In the early 2000s the high octane action of Beyblades and the epic clashes of Zoids were all the rage. It was only natural that the immense popularity of these series spawned countless copycat anime. Most of these copycats were merely a cheap imitation, barely watchable. However there was one little known series that sought to be something more, something greater. That anime series was Crush Gear Turbo. From Sunrise studios, Crush Gear Turbo had quite the pedigree, with ties to the legendary Gundam series and the immortal Cowboy Bebop. While it was easy to write it off as another Beyblade clone, Crush Gear Turbo proved to be one of the most unique anime of that era. With a dark tone underscored by a sense of hopefulness, Crush Gear Turbo was a mature take on what is ultimately a children’s genre. Furthermore the series marks one of the earliest successful instances of the anime industry’s experimentation with CGI, resulting in unforgettable visuals that remain timeless to this day. It follows a young boy by the name …