Monster Farm: Enbanseki no Himitsu

Monster Rancher

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: モンスターファーム
English: Monster Rancher
German: Monster Rancher
French: Monster Rancher
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Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 1999 to Mar 25, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Saturdays at 07:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.801 (scored by 2349523,495 users)
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Ranked: #52492
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Popularity: #3286
Members: 45,113
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Episodes: /48


Genki is a boy who loves playing video games. One day he's zapped into the world of Monster Rancher and meets the girl Holly and the monsters Mochi, Suezo, Golem, Tiger and Hare. Together, they are searching for a way to revive the Phoenix, which is the only monster capable of stopping the evil Moo.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Uchida, Naoya


Kosugi, Juurouta


Sasaki, Nozomu


Mitsuishi, Kotono

Gingi Rygar

Nakamura, Daiki


Yano, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fuchigami, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yano, Yuuichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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1: "Kaze ga Soyogu Basho" by Miho Komatsu (eps 1-28)
2: "Picnic" by Rumania Montevideo (eps 29-37)
3: "Close to Your Heart" by Rina Aiuchi (eps 38-48)

Ending Theme

1: "Flame of Love" by Sweet Velvet
2: "Digital Musical Power" by Rumania Montevideo (eps 15-36)
3: "Wonderin' Hands" by 4D-JAM (eps 37-48)


Jul 5, 2008
I just finished watching all of Monster Rancher. I will have to treat eps 1-48 as "season 1" and 49-73 as "season 2." This review I will break down into two parts, the scores you see above is overall scores for both seasons.

Season 1
The story was awesome. It was filled with characters that were fleshed out nicely, the overall plot was great with bits of light comedy and dark/tragic moments. The sound and art were pretty decent but nothing too much to shout about. It left me felling pretty good about the whole show.

So for the scores I'd give it: 8, 6, 6, 8, 7, ...
Aug 8, 2015
Mixed Feelings
A Review of Monster Farm (Seasons 1 & 2)

Story (6.5/10): The story is not that original and has been done in other TV shows (like Digimon). The story follows Genki Sakura, who is a very good player of the Monster Rancher video game. He wins the game's tournament, wins a CD, uses the CD, and is then transported into Monster Rancher video game. Afterwards he finds companions (both monsters and human) to help him on his journey to get a more powerful monster to overthrow a tyrant named Moo. Expect filler episodes. The story is unique in terms of the different monsters and scary moments ...
Oct 29, 2012
(covers both seasons)

Monster Rancher……Yes, I know the Japanese version of that is Monster Farm but today we are doing the English version that aired on the now-defunct (and fortunately) Fox Kids. Now it is based on a series of life simulation RPG videogames created by Tecmo (the company that brought you Ninja Gaiden & Dead or Alive) having over 14 games across different videogame platforms.

In the anime adaptation, it revolves around Genki, a 12-year-old middle school boy who really loves to play videogames and one day, he discover the Monster Rancher game and as he plays it, he is zapped into their universe ...

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