Beyblade: Metal Masters is the second season of The Metal Saga and the the fifth season of the Beyblade anime. It premiered in the United States on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8:30 AM on Cartoon Network with three back-to-back episodes. It first premiered in France on June 21, 2011 and in the UK on January 9, 2012. It's preceded by Beyblade: Metal Fusion and succeeded by Beyblade: Metal Fury.
Gingka and his friends meet a new Blader named Masamune Kadoya. Masamune is a new Blader who joins Gingka's group and will stop at nothing to defeat him. The WBBA sponsors the new "Beyblade World Championships", a world tournament where four representatives from each country around the world gather and battle to become the world champions. When Gingka, Masamune, Tsubasa and Yu are chosen as the representatives of Japan, they won't hold anything back to become the world champions! Kyoya was chosen but turned the opportunity down, as he wants to battle Gingka, and joins the African Team along with Benkei who masquerades as the Masked Bull. They must then secure the spot of being the strongest Bladers in the world!
Team Gan Gan Galaxy (Japanese Team)
- In English translation Gan Gan Galaxy literally means 'Pounding Galaxy.'This team name is named after a manga imprint of Square Enix.
Main article: Team Gan Gan Galaxy
- Gingka Hagane :Gingka returns to enter the World Championship. With a new Beyblade, Galaxy Pegasus W105R2F and his new tag-partner, Masamune Kadoya, they are determined to win. When he battles, Gingka will find his Blader's Spirit. His new Beyblade, Galaxy Pegasus ultilzes the Galaxy Wheel, giving Gan Gan Galaxy it's name.
- Masamune Kadoya: A new BeyBlader from the U.S. who joins Japan's team and sets out to defeat Gingka in order to become the number one Blader like Kyoya. With his Beyblade, Ray Striker D125CS, he and Gingka are ready to win the World Championships.
- Tsubasa Otori: Tsubasa returns as a part of Team Gan Gan Galaxy with his Bey, Earth Eagle 145WD. However, through the series he is having problems with his own "dark side."
- Yu Tendo: Joining Japan's team Gan Gan Galaxy, Yu is prepared to fight fiercely in the World Championships, partnered with his Beyblade Flame Libra T125ES. However, he's the substitute, and substitutes don't get to battle that much.
- Madoka Amano: The Beyblade Mechanic of Team Gan Gan Galaxy, returns and is always there to give Gingka and the gang advice when Beyblading.
Team Garcias (Brazillian Team)
Main article: Team Garcias
There are four members in this team, three boys and one girl. They all seem to wear green clothing.
- Argo Gracy: Leader of the team, he's Beyblade is Ray Gil 100RSF. He is the oldest and the most powerful Blader of the Garcias.
- Ian Gracy: Owns a Cyclone Herculeo 105F. He's the only member on his team that he doesn't use the Ray Fusion Wheel. He is the second oldest and the second most powerful Blader in his team.
- Enzo Gracy: Often partners with Selen. He is the youngest of the Garcias. He owns a Ray Gasher M145Q.
- Selen Gracy: Often partners with Enzo. She is the only girl in the team. She owns a Ray Gasher 125SF.
Team Wild Fang (African Team)
Main article: Team Wild Fang
- Kyoya Tategami: Declaring himself a rival of Gingka and determined to beat him, he enters the World Championships but in a team against Gingka called Team Wild Fang. With his Rock Leone 145WB, he's not holding anything back and is ready to beat Gingka.
- Nile: A new BeyBlader from Egypt. With his Bey, Vulcan Horuseus 145D, he's ready to help Kyoya in their quest to be number one.
- Demure: Demure is a not-so-confident Blader, but he has a lot of spirit and is good and helpful to his friends. Also, he can see things from a few miles away because has extremely good eyes and he is like a living version of Madoka's Computer, so he can read a Bey's performance as if he sees it in slow motion. He uses this to his advantage when he is battling alone or with others. His Beyblade is Counter Scorpio 145D.
- Masked Bull: The last addition to Team Wild Fang. With his toughness he is ready to win with his Dark Bull H145SD. He is actually Benkei in a wrestlers outfit.
Team Wang Hu Zhong (Chinese Team)
Main article: Team Wang Hu Zhong
- Dashan Wang : The leader of Team Wang Hu Zhong. A calm but very serious Blader who has what it takes to win with his Bey, Rock Zurafa R145WB.
- Chi-yun Li: Although a short height one, he is serious in Beyblading in order to win with his Thermal Lacerta WA130HF.
- Chao Xin: A chinese star loved by his many fangirls who he signs autographs to. With his Bey, Poison Virgo ED145ES, he is ready to help Wang Hu Zhong rise to the top.
- Mei-Mei: The only female of the team. She thinks of Chi-yun as a lord and bows at all of his commands. With her Aquario 105F, she's sure to win.
Team Excalibur (European Team)
Main article: Team Excalibur
- Julian Konzern: The leader of the team who is strong-willed and a calm Blader who is ready to battle with his "beautiful" Bey which can spin in both directions, Gravity Destroyer AD145WD. Julian represents the country of Italy.
- Sophie: A member of Team Excalibur who tag-teams with Wales most of the time. Her Beyblade is Grand Cetus T125RS. She represents the country of France.
- Wales : A Blader who hails from England. His Beyblade is Grand Cetus WD145RS.
- Klaus: He apparently has the fastest and strongest launch. His Bey, Grand Capricorn 145D, is a combination of defence and attack. He represents the country of Germany.
Team Desert Blaze (Arabian Team)
Main article: Team Desert Blaze
- Gasur: He is the leader of the team, and owns a Storm Northern Cross 125FS. He is the strongest member of the team.
- Karte: Owns a blue Rock Raven 125B. Often Tag-teams with Zidane.
- Zidane: Owns a yellow Rock Raven 125B. Often Tag- teams with Karte.
Team Chandora (Indian Team)
Main article: Team Chandora
- Salhan:He is the leader of the team, and owns a Flame Serpent SW145D. He is the strongest Blader in the team and always goes second to "finish it".
- Aniel: Owns a Rock Serpent SW145WD. He always goes last just in case if Vridick or Salhan lost their battle but he never actually got to battle.
- Vridick: Owns a Storm Serpent SW145SF. He always goes first to test the opponents strength.
Team Lovushka (Russian Team)
Main article: Team Lovushka
- Anton: The manager of the team and the commander of the "Russian Space Endevor."His Bey is an Evil Wolf DF145FS.
- Aleksei: The leader of Team Lovushka who's main ambition is to go into space with his teammates, Nowaguma and Lera. He battles with Burn Wolf SW145WD. He's ready to win!
- Nowaguma: A shy BeyBlader who wants to go into space with his teammates, Aleksei and Lera. His Bey is Rock Orso D125B.
- Lera: A strong-minded Russian who does not hesitate to show her irritation. Her Bey is Rock Scorpio T125JB.
Team Star Breaker (US Team)
Main article: Team Star Breaker
- Dr. Ziggurat: The man who leads HD Academy and Team Star Breaker as Doji led Dark Nebula. He triumphs with his Bey, Spiral Capricorn 90MF.
- Damian Hart: The leader of the team who also works for Dr. Ziggurat at HD Academy. A villain and the rival of Gingka who will do anything to win. His Beyblade is Hades Kerbecs BD145DS
- Zeo Abyss: A member of Team Star Breakers who was once friends but now enemies of Masamune. His Beyblade is Flame Byxis 230WD.
- Jack: This member of Team Star Breakers is quick and ferocious. He is similar to Reiji but does not intend to destroy Beys. Although mediocre and a loud-mouth like Ryuga in Metal Fusion, with his Evil Befall UW145EWD he's ready to win.
- Faust: A brain-washed version of the once named Toby, one of Masamune's and Zeo's old friends and who is very loyal to Dr. Ziggurat. His Beyblade is the infamous Twisted Tempo 145WD.
- Kenta Yumiya: Kenta returns determined to win. With Flame Sagittario C145S, he'll do all his best to win.
- Ryuga : After the fierce battle between him and Gingka, he has changed. He is much more calm, cool and friendly to Gingka and the gang due to breaking free from L-Drago's power which corrupted him. Although, this doesn't stop him from being Gingka's rival. He is now more of a teacher to Tsubasa in order to stop Tsubasa's "dark side". With a new Bey, Meteo L-Drago LW105LF, he is ready to compete in the World Championships. He enters to defeat Jack and his Evil Befall UW145EWD from Team Star Breakers, and Zeo Abyss and his Flame Byxis 230WD.
- The name "Metal Masters" was used in some of Hasbro's Beyblades during the original series of Beyblade. They had a unique sticker on the packaging that read, Metal Masters.
- The Battle between Gingka and Damian is similar to that of the first Beyblade series ever created. The fact that Tyson was trapped in the ice trap, is the same as Gingka is trapped in Hades. No information tells whether this was intentional or was it just a coincidence.
- The new Beys have motif Face Bolts replacing stickers. Booster packs are also now available and are the the same as the normal packs but without the ripcord or Light Launcher 1.
- In some of the booster packs, the Beyblades are already constructed for you.
- Some of the Beyblades are based on Greek Mythology (e.g. Hades Kerbecs BD145DS, Keberos, the hound from Hades that had three heads and Cyclone Herculeo 105F representing Hercules with the Lion he defeaded.)
- Hasbro's first three Metal Masters Beyblades were: Galaxy Pegasus, Thermal Lacerta, and Ray Striker. Intrestingly, all the faces are colored and transparent. Lacerta's face backround is Red, Striker's is blue, and Pegasus's is white. These colors are on the U.S. Flag, this may be a coincidence from Hasbro, or it may have been intended.
- Gingka mirrors Tyson as Masamune mirrors Daichi. Not just by personality but in Beys, a Pegasus and a Unicorn are both horses, like how Tyson and Daichi both have a Dragoon.
- Most of the characters use 3-Segment launchers. So far, Gingka and Tobio are using the 3-Segment Launcher. Because before, the 2 Bladers uses a grip launcher.
- During the Hasbro release of Metal Masters, Hasbro debuted the XTS. (Xtreme Top System)
- Tetsuya and Kenta's Friends have not been shown in this series or in Metal Fury.
- Most beys in this series have more than one color on the energy ring.