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So there's this anime that is about children/teens fighting with little robots in their hands who shoot round bullets. Don't remember anything about the plot.

There are also toys like those robots used in the anime. I remember that there are extra parts to buy to upgrade the robot.

It's either to make it look cooler or just for more armor.

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I'm surprised but I found the show I was looking for completely by accident. By typing "Densetsu" and looking for "Overture to a New War" on 9anime, I stumbled upon B-densetsu or Bdaman.

Battle B-Daman (Japanese: B-伝説! バトルビーダマン Hepburn: Bī-Densetsu! Batoru Bīdaman, "B-Legend! Battle B-Daman") is a manga series by Eiji Inuki which ran in CoroCoro Comics by Shogakukan from 2002 to 2005. An anime was created and it first aired in January 2004 in Japan, replacing Explosive Shoot Beyblade G Revolution in its 18:00 timeslot. It premiered in the United States in April 2005. Like its predecessor, it is themed around an enhanced version of a children's schoolyard game – whereas Beyblade was based around spinning tops, Battle B-Daman is a dramatized version of marbles. It is the first show of the B-Daman series to be dubbed in English. Toys were originally made by DD India and were released by Hasbro in United States. In Japan, Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits! (B-伝説! バトルビーダマン 炎魂 Bī-Densetsu! Batoru Bīdaman) was superseded by Crash B-Daman, a new series with an all new cast and story. The original look of the B-Daman character was based on Bomberman (hence the name of the original version of the original toy: "Bomberman B-Tembak"), but the belt buckle is replaced with a "marble". The manga is published in English by Chuang Yi.

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This sounds similar to Medabots Kids, teens, and adults could buy robots from the store, and have robot battles all over town. I believe they had "watches" on their wrists that they used to control the fights. This was on in the 2000's in the US.

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The series begins with a ten-year-old boy named Ikki Tenryō, who wants to become a champion of the World Robattle Tournament. However, Ikki is unable to afford a Medabot, and his parents refuse to buy him one. However, he manages to get enough money to buy an outdated model, and, with a bit of luck, he finds a medal in a river. Ikki quickly inserts it into the Medabot he purchased named Metabee. The only problem is that the medal he found gives Metabee a severe attitude problem (a problem rarely seen in a Medabot), which leads Ikki to think he is defective. However, this theory is proven wrong later in the series, as it is revealed that Metabee actually has a "rare" medal.

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    Thanks for answering but I'm afraid it's not what I'm trying to remember. The robots are hekd in hands, so they're small enough to fit in hands & the holes for bullets are where they're bellies are. Also, those series looked newer, the animation is from 2000s maybe even late 2000s because it was shown in 2007 or later but it's probably not tge original airing date. Animation's quality reminds me of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. – El Dromedario Dec 8 '16 at 18:33
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Angelic Layer is about the right time-period, (1999-2000) and has the small robots that kids/teens fight with. But they used a thought-control rig to fight, not in their hands. Still, it's worth a look.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelic_Layer

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Tenkai Knights

Tenkai Knights

Eons ago, a cube–like peaceful planet named Quarton, populated by shape–shifting living bricks called Tenkai, was ravaged by a war between two opposite factions: the Corekai Soldiers, led by the valiant and fearless Commander Beagle ("Beag"); and the Corrupted Army, led by the ruthless Lord Vilius, who desired to obtain the source of Tenkai energy for his own purposes. However, the only ones who were strong enough to defeat him were the 4 Legendary Tenkai Knights of Quarton: Bravenwolf, Tributon, Valorn and Lydendor. Facing defeat, Vilius unleashed the mighty Tenkai Dragon, who was later defeated by the 4 Knights, its fragments scattered across the planet. These heroes were never seen again, but now, a year later, Lord Vilius and the infamous Corrupted Army have returned, more powerful than ever before.

Now, on planet Earth, in the year 2034, within Benham City, four young teenage boys Guren, Ceylan, Toxsa, and Chooki find an interdimensional portal to Quarton where they are chosen by Boreas of the Guardians to become the new generation of Tenkai Knights and prevent Lord Vilius and his Corrupted Army empire from taking control of both worlds
Tenkai Knights - Wikipedia

  • Do they fit in one's hands? Shoot round bullets? Exist as toys with additional parts? :) – FuzzyBoots May 29 '18 at 11:21
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It may be Danball Senki a.k.a Little Battles eXperience

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    Could you edit to explain how this matches the OPs description? – TheLethalCarrot Dec 16 '18 at 13:00

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