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Idaten Jump (IDATEN翔, Idaten Janpu) is a manga series created by Toshihiro Fujiwara serialized in Comic Bom Bom, about a boy who loves dirt biking. It was adapted into a 52-episode anime by Aniplex, whose original name is 韋駄天翔. A toyline was also made by Tomy. The manga was released in America by Tokyopop, with all the sound effects in Japanese only.
Sho Yamato enjoys MTB (mountain biking) a whole lot, he's always practiced at the "X-Zone" with his friends, Kakeru and Makoto, on a bike his dad has built called "Flame Kaiser". One day, he was challenged to a race by a MTB team called Shark Tooth and whoever won the race got the X-Zone. For Sho, the X-Zone had always been a place of happy memories. He had spent many days there with his father who had disappeared, so he could not lose the game. During the race with Team Shark Tooth's leader Gabu Samejima, black smoke suddenly covered the ground around them, and they were sent to another world that's also called the X-Zone. When Sho woke up, he found Kakeru, Makoto, and his MTB Flame Kaiser were also there. Of course, they did not know where they were... While they were wondering what had happened, MTB riders came. They challenged Sho to an Idaten battle, a form of MTB race in X-Zone. They said the only way for Sho to return is by collecting 10 emblems by winning Idaten battles. This is how Sho came down to compete in Idaten Battles at various courses, such as ghost towns, volcanoes, ancient ruins, deserts, and snow-topped mountains. Now Sho must Idaten Battle for the sake of returning home.
After returning home, Sho returned to X-Zone to find his lost father, Takeshi while taking on the mysterious Team X.