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This is an article about the Anime Character. For the manga counterpart of the same name, see here.

A Bey Battle is about competing fairly joyfully and fiercely using all of your emotions in a clash with your opponent.

—Yu Tendo, MF044

Yu Tendo
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Biographical information
Gender Male
Current Beyblade(s) Flame Libra T125ES
Friends Gingka Hagane, Tsubasa Otori, Madoka Amano, Kenta Yumiya, Benkei Hanawa, Hikaru Hasama, Kyoya Tategami, Masamune Kadoya and Tithi
Rivals Tsubasa Otori, Masamune Kadoya and Tithi
Enemies Doji, Enzo Garcia, Damian Hart and Rago
Occupation(s) Blader, Winner of the Survival Battle, Former Dark Nebula Member, Former member of Team GanGan Galaxy
Behind the scenes
First anime appearance Begin! The Survival Battle
Seiyū Kaori Nazuka
English voice actor Denise Oliver
Yu Tendo (天童遊, Tendou Yuu) is a recurring character that appears in the Metal Saga, making his debut in Beyblade: Metal Fusion and was Gingka Hagane`s first opponent in the Battle Bladers, as well being a creator of the tournament right after he won the Survival Battle.

Yu is a genius Blader who just wants to have fun with his Beyblade Flame Libra T125ES. He is a former member of the Dark Nebula, who separated from them after they turned on him and tried to destroy his Libra. Soon after that, he made friends with Gingka Hagane, and later became the substitute-member of the Japanese Representative Team, Team GanGan Galaxy during the World Beyblade Championships. The Team took 1st Place and became the Best Beybladers in the World. During the Championships, Yu's tag-partner was Tsubasa Otori.

Physical Appearance

Yu is a rather small, young boy with pale skin and distincitve facial features and peridot green eyes that are usually shining with joy. He has fluffy yellow/orange hair that spikes over the top and back of his head and as bangs over his forehead. Yu wears a white jacket paired white shorts that stop at his knees with sky blue sleeve ends and lapels with brown buttons and lime green markings that resembles the color of his Flame Libra. He also wears white mid-calf length, boot-like shoes with sky-blue highlights. He is just slightly taller than Kenta, and Tithi because of his hair. 

Personality

Yu has a typical happy-go-lucky, carefree, fun-loving and cheerful personality, as expected for a child his age, and a real love for beyblading. Though he's very young and generally good natured, he is a strong blader, intelligent, and an astute observer as well as having strong convictions. He has a tendency to idolize strong bladers who beat him and hates to be marginalized like being called a little boy, which Tsubasa calls him for fun, just to get Yu mad.

Due to his age, he also tends to whine a lot, too. Like any typical child, he loves ice cream, pizza and various other items throughout the show. Even at Dark Nebula, he was seen at one point in a room full of toys. Also he seems to like animals. He enjoys battling, and gets whiny when someone else gets to battle strong opponents and/or his opponent is weak.

He also enjoys giving nicknames to some people as a sign of friendship. He calls Kyoya "Yo-Yo" or "Kyo-Yo" ("TateKyo" in the Japanese version) who hates it to be called so, Benkei "Benben", Kenta "Kenchi", Gingka "Gingky", Hikaru "Hippity-hop", and Masamune "Mr. Butt-in-Ski", then "Masamoo-moo". 

Yu generally matures over the seasons. In Metal Fusion he still acts very child-like, often following the lead of others without a thought for consequence. While he still complains immaturely in Metal Masters, he becomes quite responsible in Metal Fury. Here, he is first shown accepting when he can't battle. Addtionally, he begins caring for Tithi, often serving as a voice of maturity for him. 

Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Prior to joining the Dark Nebula Yu is shown training alone in a desert. Doji picks him up there and Yu easily accepts to become a Dark Nebula member, seeing it seems fun. He quickly learns to idolize the fearsome Ryuga, going as far as to rant on endlessly about how 'awesome' Ryuga is and prematurely call him his 'best friend'.

For the Dark Nebula, Yu participates in the Survival Battle tournament. He wins and declares that his victory wish is another tournament, Battle Bladers, hosted by the Dark Nebula. This is, of course, in accordance with Doji, but also Yu's own wishes for more fun battles.

At first he is very opposed to the uptight Tsubasa Otori joining the organization, but he has to accept working alongside him eventually. They were given multiple tasks by Doji, including inspecting Kenta and Hyoma.

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Yu Tendo in a battle against Hyoma.

In the tournament, Yu has to face Gingka very early on - a battle which he loses. He isn't mad about it though, because Gingka teaches him the fun in beyblading with friends.

After the first Dark Nebula bladers lose in Battle Bladers and are punished for their failure, Yu first begins to understand what kind of cruel organization he's been following. He himself has lost to Gingka, but still insists Ryuga would never do something like that to him, a presumed friend. It is true, that it's not Ryuga who he ends up battling but Reiji Mizuchi. Without mercy, Reiji threatens to destroy Yu completely, but Yu manages to use his special move to escape.

Despite being injured, Yu manages to reach Gingka and his friends, explaining the dark inner workings of the Dark Nebula to them. He gets to know that Kenta will be facing Reiji next and lends him Libra's performance tip to assist him. 

However, the Dark Nebula does not let go of Yu so easily and soon after he's kidnapped. He isn't rescued until shortly before Gingka's final battle against Ryuga, in which he cheers on him.


Beyblade: Metal Masters

Yu becomes the alternate member of Team GanGan Galaxy after losing to Masamune Kadoya, who becomes a full on member. Yu has battled in the world championship multiple times. He faced Aleksei in a stadium that disabled his Flame Libra T125ES's special move, but defeated his Burn Wolf SW145WD against the odds after talking to Aleksei about the Bey spirit. Yu has also faced Sophie, Wales, Damian Hart, Enzo and Selen Garcia as well.

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Yu after his deadly battle with Damian Hart.

Unfortunately, Yu and Tsubasa Otori were sent to the hospital after their deadly battle with Damian and his Hades Kerbecs BD145DS. When Yu recovered, he, the rest of GanGan Galaxy, and their friends traveled to HD Academy to stop Dr. Ziggurat. During this fight for the planet, Yu was trapped in an Arrangement capsule. He was able to break out by launching Libra and using Inferno Blast, and ran into a room with a stadium to see that Tsubasa finished his battle with Team Star Breaker's Jack, who had faced Ryuga in the final championship round and lost, as Ryuga defeated his bey and made it a part of Jack's "art", keeping Meteo L-Drago from losing the battle. Jack's Evil Befall UW145EWD had lost to Tsubasa and Earth Eagle 145WD. Tsubasa would have been Jack's opponent in the final battle if it hadn't been for his run in with Damian's Kerbecs.
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Yu gets the upper hand and ultimately wins against Alexei.

Finally, victory is achieved by Gingka and Galaxy Pegasus, and Yu, along with his friends, is saved from the clutches of Ziggurat and Twisted Tempo (Basalt Horogium) 145WD.

Beyblade: Metal Fury

Yu is absent for a long time in Metal Fury on account of a training journey. He later reappears when Kyoya is searching for a monster
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Yu having a Bey Battle with Tithi

to defeat and Yu is on the exact same mission. Yu then notices Kyoya's new bey and thinks it is very impressive. He then challenges Kyoya to a battle to which the latter reluctantly agrees. The battle begins and Kyoya notices that Yu has really harnessed Libra's power to the limit. Yu then uses a new special move called Final Inferno Blast which is an improved version of the old move and Kyoya counters with his King Lion Crushing Fang but the battle is interrupted by an unknown bey owned by the monster. The monster then grabs his bey and runs off and the two follow him. Yu comes up with a plan to capture the monster and they manage to capture him. They then find out that its only a young boy named Tithi who just wants to battle but is very shy so he lives up in the mountains and wears a mask so everyone thinks he is a monster. Yu then challenges Tithi to a battle and it is on as Kyoya watches closely to determine wether Tithi is the legendary blader of Venus because he possesses Death Queatzalcoatl. The battle is fierce and quite even. In the end Yu release his Final Inferno Blast but Tithi counters with his own special move, Ishtar Impact which sends Yu down to defeat. Kyoya is then convinced of his early thoughts and battles Tithi but the latter is unwilling. Tithi holds back while he is hammered by Leone. Just as Leone was about to end it, Yu intervenes and convinces Kyoya that it is pointless if the opponent isn't fighting back. Later he, Tithi and Kyoya go to the Mayan ruins where Nemesis is being revived and there Yu battles alongside King and Masamune and together they defeat the Nemesis bladers, Keyser and Herschel. They then head on ahead and there Yu witnesses Proto Nemesis, Zeus's barrier and the birth of Diablo Nemesis.
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Yu congratulating Tithi for his victory

Beyblade

  • Flame Libra T125ES: Yu's primary Beyblade in Metal Fusion, Metal Masters and Metal Fury. It is a Stamina Type Beyblade with incredible stamina, endurance and impressive speed and attack power. Its Spin Track and Preformance Tip allow it to spin for an incredibly long amount of time while maintaining balance. Libra's most unique ability is it's power to produce sonic vibrations which Yu uses for various purpouses.

Special Moves

  • Sonic Wave: Libra creates channels sonic vibration in a single or multiple waves to attack the opponent. On contact it disrupts the targets balance and zaps it's stamina.
  • Sonic Shield: Libra covers itself in sonic vibrations to counter the attacks of an incoming beyblade. It is a powerful enough shield to fend off attack type special moves; such as that of Pegasus' Starblast Attack.
  • Sonic Buster: Libra erupts with Sonic Vibrations causing the ground around it to turn to sand and trap it's opponents, leaving them helpless to struggle and drown in the sand pit (exept for inversed-rotation bey (that explains why he lost to Ryuga (the sand only sinks in one-way))).
  • Inferno Blast : Libra produces a gigantic gyser of Sonic Vibrations that draw the opposing beys towards them. Any bey that comes into contact with the vibrations and tries to struggle against them will immediatly sleep out. Because of Yu can also change the frequency of the vibration no Bey could stop it by finding a countering frequency that would disrupt/annihilate his shockblast. This is noted to be Libra's most powerful special move in Metal Fusion and Metal Masters .
  • Final Inferno Blast: This special move is similar to his Inferno Blast, but much stronger thanks to Yu's "training like crazy" (at
    Libra Final Inferno Blast

    Libra Final Inferno Blast

    least according to him).

Battles

Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Opponent Episode Outcome
Ryuga 20 Lose
Hikaru, Benkei & Kenta 21 Win
Kyoya Tategami 22 Win (Kyoya forfeits)
Gingka Hagane 22 Win
Tsubasa Otori 26 Draw
Hyoma 27 Win
Battle Royal 32 Lose
Gingka Hagane 40 Lose
Reiji Mizuchi 42 No Outcome (he ran away)


Beyblade: Metal Masters
Opponent Episode Outcome
Teru Saotome MM001 Win
Tsubasa Otori MM001 No Outcome
Masamune Kadoya MM001 No Outcome
Masamune Kadoya MM004 Lose
Tsubasa Otori MM006 Lose
Aleksei MM013 Win
Aleksei MM015 Win
Team Excalbur (Tag w/ Masamune & Gingka) MM016 Lose
Chi-yun & Mei-Mei (Tag w/ Tsubasa) MM017 Draw
Benkei & Demure (Tag w/ Tsubasa) MM022 Win
Team Garcias MM030 Lose
Enzo Garcia MM031 Lose
Damian Hart (Tag w/ Tsubasa) MM037 Lose
Argo Garcia (Tag w/ Tsubasa Otori) MM046
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Opponent Episode Outcome
Kyoya Tategami 4D027 No Outcome

Tithi

4D029 Lose
Keyser & Herschel (Tag w/ Masamune & King) Win
Rago (Tag w/ Legend Bladers, Tsubasa & Masamune) Lose

Trivia

  • Yu Tendo's name means "Wandering Child of the Gods" from the Kanji of his name Child of the Gods or Cherubim [天童 (Tendou) and Wander [遊 (Yuu).
  • Yu only appears to have two close friends who he doesn't give nicknames at any time to: Madoka and Tsubasa.
  • Both Yu and his beyblade have their names related to number 10. Yu's (Yuu's) name means "Ten" in japanese. His beyblade is Libra. Libra is the 10th sign in the horoscope.
  • He is the only Blader on Team Gangan Galaxy (excluding Ryuga) to not be seen in Beyblade: Shogun Steel.
  • He is the only member of the GanGan Galaxy to not use a String Launcher. He uses a Ripcord Launcher.

Gallery

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