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 2292922,929 users)
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Ranked: #49712
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Popularity: #3191
Members: 43,768
Favorites: 99

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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
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yano, Yuuichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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)


Mar 29, 2021
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 ...
Jun 30, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Monster Rancher is the story of a boy named Genki who gets pulled into a magical world where monsters are real and now he must help a girl named Holly save this world from an evil monster named Moo by resurrecting a legendary monster called the Phoenix. Sounds a lot like some other fantasy adventure anime I've seen; heroes must go on a quest to find the thing to beat the bad guy with so they can save the world.

Story 6/10
Monster Rancher is a monster-of-the-week kind of show where each episode Genki and the others must fight a different monster Moo has sent to ...
Jan 4, 2020
Before I go further in this review, I do want to give a heads up that my thoughts of Monster Rancher (Monster Farm) cover both TV anime within the series. This being said, on with the review.

Monster Rancher largely exists to promote the video game series that it's based on and is pretty by-the-numbers as far as plotting and characters go. It actually consists of two separate TV anime that were aired for it in Japan and aired in America in an edited format to appeal to younger audiences with Western sensitivities. While largely having the same cast of characters between both seasons, both seasons ...

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