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 2174921,749 users)
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Ranked: #48352
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Popularity: #2989
Members: 40,883
Favorites: 87

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Uchida, Naoya


Kosugi, Juurouta


Sasaki, Nozomu


Mitsuishi, Kotono

Gingi Rygar

Nakamura, Daiki


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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
Lil34 (All reviews)
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, read more
Mar 29, 2021
BrotherMeSoftly (All reviews)
The term “Pokemon clone” gets thrown around a lot with late 90s and early 00s anime. Digimon has perhaps the most defense against that claim, with plenty diehard fans campaigning for it not only being so different than Pokemon it has an identity entirely of its own but it’s even better than it. Monster Rancher however seemingly receives the most criticism for being a “clone” of Pokemon.

Virtual pets were a big phenomenon of the 90s like Tamagotchi, you can even tack on stuffed animals like Furrbies and Beanie Babies, and Pokemon was merely a subject of this growing trend. Other shows and video games read more
Oct 27, 2012
angelsreview (All reviews)
This is so a rip off of Digimon! I remember when I was younger, I liked it but seriously… now that I have watched so many anime shows and found out just how badly ripped off the other shows are, I feel a little like crying. Now please don’t take this the wrong way, it is a good show to a point but it takes so long to get to where it’s getting good that most people would probably conk out of it. It’s good for what it is, a children’s show, nothing more and nothing less.

We start out with the main character, Genki read more
Jun 12, 2012
LegionIscariot (All reviews)
It’s the story of a boy who was transported (through his video game) to a faraway land to a world where monsters rule.
He played the game like an ace, now he’s in this place to save the monsters from the evil Moo.
A pendant shows the way to a “Mystery Disk”. They’ll take it to the Shrine.
But will it be that fabled Mystery Disk and release the Phoenix inside?

So it’s the typical story of boy meets girl. They go on an adventure to collect something (Pokémon, Inuyasha, Dragon ball,…).
They meet up with friends (monsters). The objective is to unlock “Mystery Disks” that contain deceased monsters. read more

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