Beet the Vandel Buster (Bōken Ō Biito) is a Japanese manga that was created by Riku Sanjo. The series was illustrated by Koji Inada. The two have created a few series together, but Beet the Vandel Buster has become the most popular. It was released first in 2004 and went on hiatus at the end of 2006. There are twelve volumes that have currently been released, both in Japan and in the United States, and the series has become a popular anime series. The anime ended up having 52 episodes.
Beet is a young boy who dreams of being like his heroes, the Zenon Warriors. The Zenon Warriors are a group of Vandel Busters who only take the best. In Beet’s time, Vandels ransack villages and destroy any humans they come upon. The only way to destroy them is to become a Vandel Buster, and Beet wants to be the best one of these. A Vandel known as Beltorze ends up coming to attack his village. Suddenly the Zenon Warriors are there! He asks if he can help them, but they decline his offer. They start fighting Beltorze and look to have everything well in hand, until Beet starts to cheer them on. Suddenly the Vandel, Beltorze, notices Beet. He heads for him, which causes the Zenon Warriors to break formation in order to rescue him. The second they do this, Beltorze attacks, badly wounding all of the warriors.
In the smoke of the attack, the Zenon Warriors agree to put all of their life force into a weapon to give to Beet. Beet questions as to why they are helping him, and why they are giving him their weapon, and Zenon replies that he is Beet’s brother. Beet passes out. When he wakes up, Beltzore is gone and so are the Zenon Warriors. Beet feels guilty and vows to end the Dark Ages by killing all of the Vendals that roam the earth. He leaves his village and goes on a training expedition that lasts for three years. An old friend, Poala, later joins Beet and they become known as Beet Warriors.