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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:
...  Genki / ... 73 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Mocchi / ... 73 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Suezo / ... 73 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Holly 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Daiki Nakamura ...  Gray Wolf 73 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Mocchii 73 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Suezo 73 episodes, 1999-2001
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...  Big Blue 73 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Tiger of the Wind / ... 69 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Hare / ... 66 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Moo / ... 57 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Gali 48 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Golem / ... 40 episodes, 1999-2000
...  General Durahan / ... 34 episodes, 1999-2001
Doc Harris ...  Golem / ... 32 episodes, 1999-2001
...  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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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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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Digimon: Digital Monsters #1 (2017) See more »

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by Takashi Utsunomiya (OP)
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I LOVE this show!
8 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

When people review Monster Rancher, Digimon, and Pokemon, they nearly always compare the three. It's kind of hard not to, so I will too.

But first, just about MR. This is the opposite of a normal cartoon. Instead of a bunch of action and whatnot, most of each episode centers on the characters and their feelings, emotions, motivations and interactions. No character is what he seems, and the creators do an incredible job of making the characters seem not just _deep_ but like bottomless wells of personality and history.

Now the comparisons: except for the inclusion of monsters, Monster Rancher is not like Digimon or Pokemon in any way. The animation is better than both other 'mons (in my order, Pokemon's animation is horrible, Digimon's is pretty good, and Monster Rancher's is great). As for story, I don't watch Pokemon enough to know completely, but I've seen a few episodes and it seems like a run-of-the-mill children's cartoon. Digimon is great because it actually has a continuous story and characters that I give a c**p about. Monster Rancher, though, goes beyond even Digimon in regards to characterization, which makes the show such a joy to watch.


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