High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a 2007 Japanese action adventure anime television series based on the a strategic game called Bakugan developed by Sega Toys and Spin Master. The series was produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers who possess them. The series first premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2007 and was rebroadcast six days later on BS Japan. Nelvana Enterprises produced an English version which aired on the Canadian television network Teletoon in July 2007. Cartoon Network, an American television station also premiered the series on February 24, 2008. The series was followed by a sequel, Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, in 2009.