Beyblade: Metal Fusion, known in Japan as Metal Fight Beyblade, is a 2009 Japanese anime television series based on Takafumi Adachi's manga series of the same name, which itself is based on the Beyblade spinning top game from Takara Tomy. The 51-episode series was produced by d-rights and Nelvana under the direction of Kunihisa Sugishima. The series was first broadcast on TV Tokyo in Japan between April 5, 2009 and March 28, 2010. Nelvana announced that it will air in Canada's on May 15, 2010 on YTV. In the United States, Cartoon Network premiere the show on June 26, 2010 on the United Kingdom premiered in September 2010, in Australia premiered on Network Ten on 10 November 2010 and Latin America premiered on April 18, 2011 on Disney XD.