NEW ZEALAND’S TVNZ RENEWS BEYBLADE BURST FOR SECOND SEASON
BEYBLADE BURST EVOLUTION Now Airing on TVNZ
NEW YORK – April 19, 2018 – SUNRIGHTS INC., the New York City-based entertainment rights management company, has announced the renewal of its animated series BEYBLADE BURST by New Zealand’s TVNZ. Season 2 – under the banner BEYBLADE BURST EVOLUTION – is now airing on TVNZ. The series’ success in the region has been flanked by strong toy sales, as kids can’t seem to get enough of the BEYBLADE BURST brand.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to see TVNZ premiering the second exciting season of BEYBLADE BURST. This renewal is a testament to the brand’s success in New Zealand,” added Kaz Soeda, Managing Director at SUNRIGHTS INC. “We hope the growing legion of Blading fans there will enjoy these exciting new episodes.”
Produced by d-rights inc., and animated by OLM, the inaugural season of BEYBLADE BURST introduced viewers to a group of passionate Bladers – Valt Aoi and his friends – who follow their dreams on an unforgettable journey to the top. The series’ second season, BEYBLADE BURST EVOLUTION, takes their exciting adventures international with a suspense-filled storyline rolling out over 51 action-packed 22-minute episodes.
Valt, runner-up at the Japanese National Tournament, travels to Spain after being scouted by the prestigious Spanish club, BC Sol. With the world as their stage, Valt and friends face daily challenges in their fight to make it to the World League. But before they can earn the right to a spot, they must first prove themselves in the European League. Will Valt be able to lead BC Sol to ultimate victory? And once there, does he stand a chance of beating the best Bladers on the planet? So begins the story of Valt’s evolution as he battles his way to the pinnacle of the Blading world.
TVNZ’s all about sharing the moments that matter to New Zealanders – whether it’s breaking news, following adventures, sharing stories or putting smiles on faces. Each day TVNZ reaches more than 2 million New Zealanders through TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE, its online entertainment destination TVNZ.co.nz and its leading news site 1 NEWS NOW. TVNZ is a commercial broadcaster, with its revenue earned through advertising. For more information, visit https://www.tvnz.co.nz/
About SUNRIGHTS INC.
SUNRIGHTS INC. is an entertainment rights management company backed by one of the top advertising agencies in Japan, Asatsu DK, and the trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. Located in New York City, SUNRIGHTS directly manages the development of intellectual property, including BEYBLADE BURST, B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE and B-DAMAN FIREBLAST, globally outside of Asia. SUNRIGHTS is unique in that it takes full advantage of Asatsu DK and Mitsubishi contacts in developing new sectors of IP business while simultaneously working to procure new strategic media assets on behalf of its parent companies. Learn more about us at http://sunrights-inc.com/.
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights, Inc. is a key player in the production of international animated content for families and children around the globe. Recognized for brands such as Beyblade, B-Daman, and Scan2Go, d-rights manages every aspect of content creation from production to distribution, financing, marketing and product licensing. Co-owned by Asatsu-DK Inc. (ADK), distributors of popular titles including “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Doraemon”, “Crayon Shin-chan” and “One piece,” and Mitsubishi Corporation, d-rights assumes a key role in the global business. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.
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