Following the teaser last week, Takara Tomy officially revealed Cap Kakumei Bottleman. The cross-media project features new toys that are a lot like B-daman but shoot bottle caps instead of marbles. In addition to an anime, a Bottleman Digital Battle Set was revealed with Nintendo Switch compatibility. The new “shooting hobby” series will kick off in Japan this October.
First, here’s the announcement trailer for Cap Kakumei Bottleman:
The goal behind Bottleman is to teach kids about recycling and learning how to split up recyclables and such at an earlier age. Takara Tomy calls it an “eco-toy” that includes messages about the environment and such on the packaging so that even kids can understand.
The toys will start out with three Bottleman models that will go for 800 yen each. Check them out below:
A high-powered power-type Bottleman. This one is based on the colas that kids love. It has the ability to perform extra powerful charge shots. It actually looks a lot like the “Phoenix” line of B-damans.
The Aquasports is a speed-type Bottleman that focuses on launching successive shots. It is considered the “rival” model that is based on sports drinks. When equipped with its magazine, it can shoot three shots in a row.
Lastly, the Gyokurock is a control-type Bottleman that focuses on precise shooting. This is another rival model Bottleman, except this one is based on tea. It has a scope that allows you to shoot with accuracy.
Bot-04 Bottleman Digital Battle Set
This is an all-in-one set that includes a battlefield and limited edition Colamaru Bottleman for 4,980 yen. As for the software, it will be available to download free for Switch. It includes six types of digital battles that use the Switch and 10 types of shooting battles that just use the field and Bottleman toys. The set includes a number of stands and a platform for the Switch that has three target sensors. It also has a shield to protect the Switch console from getting scuffed by bottle caps.
The digital games include the single-player “Drink Quest,” the two-player “Score Attack” and “Badminton” modes.
The shooting battle modes include five individual competition games (Basketball, Sniper, Bowling, Struck Out, Long Target). It also includes five versus games (Long Battle, Target Shooting, Push Bottle, Battle Snipe, PK). We’ll get to see more details on the game modes in the anime.
Speaking of the anime, check out a trailer for it below:
The Cap Kakumei Bottleman anime will debut on October 9, 2020. New episodes will be available every Friday via the Takara Tomy Channel.
Cap Kakumei Bottleman will release its toys and Digital Battle Set in Japan on October 24, 2020.