The sequel to Crush Gear Turbo with a revamped storyline, new characters and merchandise to buy (yeah, they’ve been doing this business model for years, much to no one’s surprise), today we have the Singapore-English dubbed version of Crush Gear Nitro starring Christian J Lee and Jamie Meldrum (the latter as Ginjiro, according to this source) which aired on Cartoon Network Philippines and MediaCorp Kids Central (in Singapore) and later released to VCD by Poh Kim there. At least 12 dubbed episodes are known to exist.
I personally liked Crush Gear Turbo (I watched the Hong Kong-English dub of that which was actually quite good), it was a simple and straightforward “stubborn 10 year old kid lost his father, he gathers up friends and makes his way to the top” kind of show much like Pokemon and later Inazuma Eleven – but the battles in this anime are fought with these motorised vehicles called Crush Gears who compete to topple the other one over beyond hope. There’s also impact in the right areas: drama between characters (including a rich antagonist) and a LOT of sparks flying everywhere.
But the sequel – well, I don’t have a lot of hope for it, sorry to say. Here is what happens in each episode though!
Episode 1: Let’s Move to the Heartbeat of the Gear!
Meet the new boy in town – Mahha Masaru. He befriends Crush Kid and gets himself a new gear the Garuda Phoenix. Meanwhile, the Sanama Lab has invented a new system called the IOD.
Episode 2: Hide Fights Back!
Mahha Masaru has been appointed to take over as the new Crush Kid but he is reluctant. The Crush Kid has to settle disputes with his gear fighting and Masaru thinks he is not ready for that. Meanwhile, Hide steals a new gear, the Wing Raptor, from the Sanama lab and is found out by Akusawa Yu.
Episode 03: The Awakening! Mach Justice
Akusawa Yu – the genius gear fighter meets Mahha Masaru for a deadly duel. Yu uses his new gear, King Shubarutsu and destroys Garuda Phoenix by using the new IOD. Gingiro coaches Masaru on the most basic and important element of gear fighting and surprises Masaru with a new gear he made for him. Mach Justice becomes Masaru’s new and almost unbeatable new gear.
What adventures will our protagonists face next? Find out soon!
Crush Gear Nitro (VCD, 01 – 03 – password is XWCEfnIBRMdEbAUdE4v4pQ)