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Monster Rancher 

Monster Farm: Enbanseki no himitsu (original title)
Genki is a young teen boy who gets zapped into an alternate world called Monster Rancher (Monster Farm in the Japanese version) where he must stop the evil Moo which can only be done by ... See full summary »
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 Genki / ... (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mocchi / ... (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Suezo / ... (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
 Holly (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
Mariko Kouda ...
 Holly (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
Daiki Nakamura ...
 Gray Wolf (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Mocchii (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
Wataru Takagi ...
 Suezo (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
 Big Blue (73 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Tiger of the Wind / ... (69 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Hare / ... (66 episodes, 1999-2001)
Paul Dobson ...
 Moo / ... (57 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
 Gali (48 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Golem / ... (40 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 General Durahan / ... (34 episodes, 1999-2001)
Doc Harris ...
 Golem / ... (32 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Tournament Announcer / ... (30 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Genki is a young teen boy who gets zapped into an alternate world called Monster Rancher (Monster Farm in the Japanese version) where he must stop the evil Moo which can only be done by reviving the Phoenix, along his journey he befriends new Monsters and a girl named Holly.

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Monsters Rule!


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There was a third season which aired in Japan (where the show was produced), and was dubbed into English but did not air in the USA. It did air in Canada, the UK and Australia/NZ. All 3 seasons were dubbed in Fench, German, and Portuguese and aired in France, Germany, and Brazil respectively. See more »

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Kaze ga Soyogu Basho
by Miho Komatsu (OP)
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Used to be my favourite show!!!!
31 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Hm. This was one of my favourite shows. I honestly don't remember too much about it. I just remember that it had a HORRIBLE time slot, so I'd be up at 5:30 in the morning watching it...that's how much I liked it.

Genki is sucked into a video game where he meets a girl named Holly on a righteous quest to free the Pheonix and defeat the evil Moo (man...what a bad name). Along the way, they are joined by monsters who found it in their best interest to join this quest. I believe the monsters were Hare, Tiger of the Winds (I remember the episode where they met him...that was awesome), Suezo, Golem and Mochi.

The thing that really drew me to this show was the in-depth delving into the characters' minds. Don't get me wrong, I was all into Pokemon and Digimon too, but MR was by far my favourite. Like I said, it was the characters. Digimon and Pokemon are more about the fights, whereas MR was more about the characters. I think it was HIGHLY under-appreciated.

8/10 stars.


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