The official YouTube channel for the Beyblade franchise began streaming the first episode of the original 2001 Beyblade anime in English and Latin American Spanish on June 26, 2020. The videos are available in North America, most of South America, Europe, Australia, and parts of Africa.
Takara Tomy launched the original game franchise in 1999. The first 51-episode Beyblade television anime series, directed by Toshifumi Kawase, premiered in Japan in January 2001. The English version debuted in July 2002.