Crush Gear Turbo (Japanese: 激闘!クラッシュギアTURBO, Hepburn: Gekitō! Kurasshugia Tābo), also known just as Crush Gear, is an anime and manga series about people who throw mechanical vehicles into a large ring to fight and "crush" each other. The 68-episode anime series produced by Sunrise aired across Japan on the anime television network Animax, from October 7, 2001, to January 26, 2003. Magna Pacific released Crush Gear Turbo in English in Australia. It was followed on by a spiritual successor, Crush Gear Nitro, which has also been aired across Japan by Animax.