Beyblade V-Force is the second season of the anime series Beyblade. In the original Japanese version, it was called Bakuten Shoot BeyBlade 2002. There were several changes made in this season that differentiated from the original series; the animation and character designs took a simpler, more stylised approach, and computer generated animation was used for beybattles. The bit-beasts were also given color rather than their ghost-like appearance. A new main character, Hilary Tachibana, was added to the regular cast. The name was changed because it was no longer 2002 when it aired in the West. It was aired as Beyblade V-Force on Abc Family in the summer of 2003.