Japanese Manga mag Saikyo Jump has started publishing a new Battle Beasts story – called Beast Saga ( ビーストサーガ ) – featuring Battle Beasts and new characters and powers. Gone is the Fire/Wood/Water powrs, the new chest emblems feature signage that mimics their animal species, and has some sort of chestblasting powers that we think translates into Psycholot.
There are new animals, and a return of a few of the old ones. The main character is a lion named Lionga (ライオーガ), King of Gloria. He’s depicted with green hair and red armor in color pictures. Goldar (ゴールダー) and Big Serow (the tiger and the deer) have the same names as their originals. There are bad guys who are pirates in search of a totem that will give them new powers.
A splash page features a horse, birds, and some type of fish.
Two guys attack Lionga:
Crab’s name – Tarabaani (Tarabagani is Red King Crab)
Fish’s name – Kassago (Kasago is a type of Japanese rock fish)
There are Pigs, Dogs, and Cats among Lionga’s town (one type of dog with whiskers looks like he might be modeled after the Dog Slave from the Transformers episode!)
Swordfish name – ビルソード – Birusoodo (translates “bill sword” aka swordbill if I did it right)
Manta name – Mantarei
Gator name – Arugairu
The bad guys also have a bunch of piranha goons whose job seems to be just to die. There is a Shark in later issues (キラーシャーク – Kiraashaaku – probably Killer Shark)
A shot of a bunch of dead beasts includes what may be a raccoon, a fox, and an iguana or other lizard
One of Lionga’s advisers looks like some sort of brown-faced cat/lion/something feline (only really have a clear shot of his back)
The Tiger’s group includes a Panda (Janjan – ジャンジャン) and something that might be a mouse.
The preview pages are located here
In addition, this picture of what might be prototypes for new figures showed up on Twitter! So hopefully we’ll get some new Japanese Battle Beasts toys! I like the new look and hopefully they hit production soon!
Strangely enough, this isn’t the only Battle Beasts news this week, the American line is coming to life, and we’ll have an update on them as well soon!
Thanks to the guys at LittleRubberGuys, especially TheNinja and WhiteLeo for translation help and confirmation