|Beyblade - The Abridged Series|
Annilater009 & Siliva
August 26 2006 - September 5 2009
Beyblade - The Abridged Series, (also known as Bey-TAS) is a Youtube-based voice over parody of the Beyblade anime series.
History[edit | edit source]
The idea to first create an abridged series came to Annilater and Siliva around August 26 2006. After taking a bit, they first decided to make a Beyblade Abridged Series. However, there were already a few Beyblade Abridged Series online on Youtube. Most of them all had the complaints concerning audio quality, and there wasn't one that didn't continue on after episode 1.
The first episode of Beyblade - The Abridged Series had its Youtube premier on August 26, 2006. The series' starting point was a mild success, but suffered from the common issues of poor editing, bad audio quality, and its mediocre jokes. For the most part, it was well received by its viewers. But as with most new abridged series, it had the problem of accusations on joke-stealing from more popular series.
Production[edit | edit source]
Episodes of Beyblade - The Abridged Series were usually released every month to two months. Some episodes have taken longer, however.
Process[edit | edit source]
Episodes usually begin with both Siliva and Annilater watching the English-dubbed episodes and creating jokes from there. Afterwards, Annilater writes up the script for the all the episodes, but Siliva adds in pieces of dialogue here and there.
After scripting, both of them record voices using Audacity. Annilater e-mails all of his lines to Siliva, where he beings editing the final work.
Siliva edits Beyblade - The Abridged Series by using the software Sony Vegas Pro 8. (In previous episodes, he's used different software) His editing process can take anywhere from two days to two weeks.
Regular Cast[edit | edit source]
With Annilater and Siliva being the only two who produce the Abridged Series, that means that the two of them alone voice the majority of the characters. In recent episodes, they have gotten different people to voice some of the extra characters.
- Annilater009 - Kai Hiwitari, Ray Kon, Kenny, Carlos, AJ Topper, Grandpa, Max's Dad, Mariah.
- Siliva - Tyson Granger, Max Tate, Brad Best, DJ Jazzman, Mr. Dickenson, Kevin, Lee
Openings[edit | edit source]
Fighting Spirits, by System~B has been used as the opening them throughout every episode in the series. However, during the planning process of the series, it was planned out that each story arc would have different clips used, mostly relating to the content of the arc. The opening clips change during the following episodes:
- Episode 1 - A Terrible Pilot
- Episode 7 - The Asian, Yet White Tigers
- Episode 12 - America! F*** Yeah!
Episodes[edit | edit source]
Currently, the episodes have been set as "Private" on Youtube and are unavailable for viewing.
- Episode 1 - A Terrible Pilot August 26 2006.
- Episode 2 - It's Yaoi Time! August 31 2006
- Episode 3 - MAX-imum Jutsu! September 3 2006
- Episode 4 - Gotta Go Fast! March 4 2007
- Episode 5 - Furry Balls July 1 2008
- Episode 6 - The Final Fangirl Face-Off! July 28 2008
- Episode 7 - The Asian, Yet White Tigers November 4 2008
- Episode 8 - Wacky Shack Breakout! December 26 2008
- Episode 9 - The Big Kevinski May 10 2009
- Episode 10 - The China Finals! (Part 1) September 2 2009
- Episode 11 - The China Finals! (Part 2) September 5 2009