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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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Series cast summary:
Andrew Francis ...  Genki / ... 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Janyse Jaud ...  Mocchi / ... 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Scott McNeil ...  Suezo / ... 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...  Holly 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Daiki Nakamura Daiki Nakamura ...  Gray Wolf 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Yuri Shiratori ...  Mocchii 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Wataru Takagi ...  Suezo 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Hiroyuki Yokoo Hiroyuki Yokoo ...  Big Blue 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Brian Drummond ...  Tiger of the Wind / ... 69 episodes, 1999-2001
Sam Vincent ...  Hare / ... 66 episodes, 1999-2001
Paul Dobson ...  Moo / ... 57 episodes, 1999-2001
Kaneto Shiozawa ...  Gali 48 episodes, 1999-2001
Richard Newman ...  Golem / ... 40 episodes, 1999-2000
Lee Tockar ...  General Durahan / ... 34 episodes, 1999-2001
Doc Harris Doc Harris ...  Golem / ... 32 episodes, 1999-2001
Terry Klassen ...  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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TV-Y7
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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster Farm See more »

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(48 episodes)

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Color
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Some of the English dub's background music was reused in the alternate Westwood Media dub of Dragon Ball Z. It only started appearing very late in the Majin Buu arc. See more »

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Referenced in Dead or Alive 2 (2000) See more »

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Close to Your Heart
by Rina Aiuchi (OP)
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Surprisingly good for a property based cartoon.
14 March 2000 | by Dr WilySee all my reviews

Most property based animated series basically just serve as half hour commercials for toys. "Monster Rancher," while it does serve that purpose, rises above what you'd expect given that. Unlike "Pokemon," which is insipid, and "Digimon," which is derivative of the latter, "Monster Rancher" rests its strengths in strong, character development scripts.

Except for a few stereotypes like "Star Wars" familial elements and the brooding, loner type with attitude, the majority of episodes have, thus far, been fine essays reaching into the minds of characters we would normally not care about. Whereas one would expect a character to be chosen from the video game to use as a plot device, the plot device is instead the motivation for the character, rather than motivation being revealed as an afterthought to spur on the plot.

So far, there's only one season of episodes. But, if there are more, and if the same attention to character detail is maintained, this series should prove to be quite enjoyable, despite a few minor stereotypes.


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