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English: Medabots
Japanese: メダロット


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 1999 to Jun 30, 2000
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.081 (scored by 2445524,455 users)
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Ranked: #32822
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Popularity: #2180
Members: 44,218
Favorites: 223
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Medabots—powerful robots granted artificial intelligence through special "medals"—serve at the whims of their owner. They are more commonly used in "Robbatling," a popular combat sport where two medabots face off against one another. In its professional form, Medafighters use their Medabots to qualify for the World Tournament and fight amongst the elite to gain the title of champion.

Elementary schooler Ikki Tenryou has just gained his first Medabot: Metabee, an outdated model with no medal. Fortunately, however, Ikki manages to find a medal in the nearby river; but when Ikki places it into Metabee's head, the latter starts to exhibit strange behaviour. Short-tempered and rebellious, he refuses to obey Ikki's orders. However, to climb the ranks to the World Tournament, Ikki and Metabee must first learn to work together, no matter how difficult the prospect may seem…

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The anime combines the details and plot of the first two video games into the adaptation.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Agata, Hikaru
Naitou, Ryou
Suzuki, Masami
Ishibashi, Mika
Junrei, Karin
Sakamoto, Maaya
Tsuruoka, Satoshi


Horikawa, Kenji
Okamura, Tensai
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kamiyama, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard

Edit Opening Theme

"Chie to Yuuki da! Medarotto (Wisdom and Courage! Medarot)" by Takeuchi Junko

Edit Ending Theme

"Yappari Kimi ga Suki! (Still I Love You!)" by Sendai Eri

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May 22, 2011
Nyron (All reviews)
Okay guys, let's talk about Medabots, the American consumerist Super robot competition series. I'll start by saying this: Fuck Yeah Medabots.

This is a show that stands the test of time against all odds. Other toy marketing series like Beyblade, B-Damon and Bakugan were ephemeral things, they existed just to push their products and then were forgotten immediately as soon as a new thing popped up. That's because the shows sucked. They had no heart, no personality. Other franchise series like the old seasons of YuGiOh, Pokemon and Duel Masters, however, are remembered fondly by the people who watched them so many years ago. That's because read more
Aug 9, 2015
TheBrainintheJar (All reviews)
This is a show where one of the bad guys’ schemes is to redesign every house in a city. They wreck the house and rebuild as a Moai, a Pinocchio or a ukulele.

A little introduction so you’ll know what we’re talking about.

It can be scary to revisit an old childhood favorite. We’re easily impressed when we’re young because we haven’t experienced much. The first chocolate always tastes great, but it becomes ordinary the more types you try. Old favorites can have something cool in them, like battles and explosions but after a few years they made you glad you’ve grown.

I am a critical man who read more
Dec 6, 2012
Shaja (All reviews)
I like medabots a lot, it was a fun concept. Robots with interchangeable parts you win off people. I had so many questions about this show when i was younger, like why anyone would let there kids gamble with expensive robot parts they payed for or they'd let kids play with robots that have live ammunition. As a adult all i could think about is how much gang warfare musta advanced.

Anyway onto the review, medabots was a show designed to move merchandise but it kept a actual plot which was nice and it wasn't silly like shoot beads or spinning tops that suddenly got faster. read more
Aug 7, 2015
Anim3Punk (All reviews)
More Medabots! More Power! Review of Medabots (Seasons 1 & 2)

Story/Characters (8/10): The show actually had a good story even though the plot is incredibly similar to another more popular show. It starts off with a boy who wants to have a robot who later desires to compete in a robot competition to see who is the best robot champion. Seems familiar, wouldn't you say? Just replace robot with Pokemon.
Even though the show has a Pokemon-esque feel to it, the show makes up for it by having badass, relatable and funny characters. The badass/funny character being the Phantom Renegade. Relatability, belongs to the main characters read more

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