My name is Jacob. If you're reading this, chances are you might be like me: a "Battle Athletes" fan.
Ever since I stumbled onto a VHS tape of the OVA for sale at a local video store, I've been in love with this series. Every anime fan seems to
have that one series they obsess over, and this one is mine! Ever since I got into Battle Athletes, I've tried to collect anything I could find, from anime
cels to CDs to figures. Once I got some of the more common items, I thought I had everything out there... but inevitably, some unique and cool will pop up
every few years that I've never seen.
I once thought I had one of the bigger collections out there and had pretty much most of what was available. I suspect I at least have some items
that very few fans, if any, have or even know exist. But a quick search of Yahoo!Japan's auction section proved just how much there is out there that never
makes it this side of the ocean.
Thus the reason for this website. My hope is to create a "checklist" of merchandise, to help other "Battle Athletes" collectors find things they
may not know exist. I want this site to have pictures of items, detailed descriptions, and, if possible, where to find such items. At the very least it will
help fans know what to keep an eye out for and maybe even actively search for something they didn't know they needed. For now I'm going to keep this site
simple, but in time I may go back and make it look more spiffy. My focus for the moment, however, is to simply get this information out there as quickly
and efficiently as possible.
Some things I would like everyone to keep in mind, though:
- While I own a lot of stuff on this list, I don't own everything. When I can, I try to scan or take pictures of the items themselves but
sometimes I discover something I've never seen for sale in Japan. In those cases I grab whatever picture is available so I can add it to this
site. Unfortunately sometimes the picture isn't great, but it's the only one available. If you see a bad pic, please forgive me. As soon as
I can get a good one I'll add it, but at least everyone will know what the item looks like
- I'm not interested in selling any of my collection at this moment, although insane mind blowing offers are always welcome. I do occasionally
end up with extras, though. I will post anything I have for sale at my Bonanza anime booth
- If I was able to, I scan pictures of items with their obi so they were complete (although I did miss a few). Sometimes this might cover
up part of the artwork. Since the purpose of this site is to show what items you might be missing, and the obi aren't taking up a ton of
space, I wasn't really concerned about it. If you need an unobstructed picture of the artwork or one of the items, drop me a line and I'll
scan it for you when I get a chance
- Let me know what I missed! If you have info (particularly detailed) and pictures of an item not listed, please send it to me so I can
- Sometimes you will see "Daiundoukai" spelled two different ways: the way I just wrote it and as "Daiundokai" (without the "u"). I've seen
it written both ways, but I tried to write what was actually written on the item. This doesn't mean I didn't miss a few; I'm so used to
spelling it "Daiundoukai" that I might have accidentally added the "U" even if an item doesn't have it. The point is: it's not a big deal.
Both are correct
- I do have a Want List for items I don't have, which you can see by clicking here.
If you have one for sale or know where I can find them, please let me know. I am absolutely open to trades, and pretty much anything at my
Bonanza booth is up for grabs, so long as the value is equivalent (or I just want it bad enough!). My goal is to get everything from this
series, and I really really do like it, so I'm eager to work out a deal
So please enjoy the site and I hope it helps. Feel free to contribute anything you think will help, whether it's pictures, more detailed
information, or giving a heads up on items not listed. This site is for all of us, so I would be proud for the "Battle Athletes" community to come
together to help each other.
Finally, I would be remiss to not mention that this subsite is part of a larger one,
www.battleathletess.com. I realized while creating this site that I have a growing
number of Battle Athletes websites, and when I saw battleathletess.com was available, I decided to snatch it up to use as a hub. The website features
links to all of my Battle Athletes projects and sites, and hopefully will grow over time as a go to resource for new and old fans alike. Please be
sure to check it out! ^__^
Good luck and happy hunting!
If you have any questions or anything to contribute, please e-mail me at
battleathletesfan [at] nexusanime [dot] com