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The anime series Monster Rancher follows a young and adventurous boy named Genki. This hyperactive boy wins a Monster 200X beta disk in a video game tournament that works just like the real Monster Rancher game. This particular game is filled with a wide variety of monsters in a large, vast world in cyberspace. As soon as Genki activates the game, he is literally transported into this world. Genki later finds out that there's an evil monster named Moo, threatening to turn all of the monsters in this world into evil creatures while he rules this world with an iron clad fist.

While Genki explores the Monster Rancher world, he meets up with a young girl named Holly, along with her beloved monster and companion, Suezo. They are both on a quest to locate and find the legendary monster of the land named Phoenix, who is claimed to be the only creature that is capable of stop Moo and his evil forces. During Genki's adventures, he finds a monster of his own named Moochi. Later on in the series, both Genki ad Holly are joined with Golem, Hare and Tiger who are also on a quest to dispose of Moo and his evil forces. As the story progresses, each of the monsters and the main characters like Genki and Holly star to feel attached to each other while searching for the ultimate goal they all have in common. Later on in the series, Genki, Holly and each of their monster counterparts become great friends and incredible allies.

They encounter even more interesting characters later on in this series who also have the same goals in mind, as they face even more exciting and thrilling adventures. In the end, they all find what they've been looking for while they put an end to Moo's evil tricks while exploring every place and defeated every evil monster of Monster Rancher,

Monster Rancher is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (122 episodes). The series first aired on August 30, 1999.

Monster Rancher is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Monster Rancher on demand atAmazon Prime, Hulu, Tubi TV online.

TBS
3 Seasons, 122 Episodes
August 30, 1999
Anime, Action & Adventure
7.1/10
Cast: Chisa Yokoyama, Mariko Kouda, Yuri Shiratori, Takagi Vataru, Naoya Uchida
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  • After rescuing Holly's father, the gang waits for him to awaken. Then, the Mystery Disc gets stolen by General Durahan.

  • After losing to Most, Mocchi decides he will try again in the next Legend Cup. Meanwhile, Mum Mew and Gobi are ordered by General Durham to sneak into Iron Bird, where Most is staying, to steal Gaia.

  • General Durahan orders Mew and Gobi to show him the highlights of the Legend Cup thus far. Meanwhile, Most's public sparring match is held to raise funds for a gymnasium for young boys and girls as well as monsters that intend to participate in future monster battles.

  • Genki and the gang runs into Granity. They enjoy the reunion and spend a night together. But then they are attacked by Metalluna, an assassin sent by General Durham, who shrinks itself and takes over Granity.

  • Geki and the gang is able to defeat General Durham's assassin, Mew, but Golem's Twister hits a passerby, an old lady named Rosetta. The gang feels bad and decides to walk her home.

  • When Genki and the gang arrive in the town of Toble to attend the Greatest Four Cup, they see Grey Wolf, Tiger's brother. The two brothers enjoy their reunion, but soon they will find out the unexpected truth...

  • The mighty Shogun, a fierce fighter, is led by Mum Mew to fight Genki and the gang.

  • Genki and the gang have made it to the Legend Cup. If they win, they can finally get the magic stone "Gaia" that Holly's father is confined in!

  • When Mum Mew asks about his plans, General Durahan says that he has already found a very strong monster who can deal with the gang.As they signed up for the World Monster Cup, the gang realized that they don't have a partner for Mocchi that is in IMA's designated list so they went around only to encounter Naga of the Big Bad Four!Naga says that he has changed and has trained hard to regain his fighting skills and would like to help them out. Everyone but Suezo trusts him.Naga displays unbelievable fighting abilities but can he be trusted? And what's with this very strong monster General Durahan found?

  • To get to the next battle stadium Genki and the gang must cross the ocean.

  • In the Winner's Cup held in a town by the seaside, Mocchi's partner has to be Golem who is the only 1 in the 5 IMA designated monsters that is with the gang. It will be 2 rounds of 1 on 1 battles and a Sudden Death in the event of a tie against the defending champions. While Golem is bend on making up for his mistakes the other time, Mocchi isn't feeling well at all and faints (from high fever) while registering. After being sent to the hospital, they ponder if they should withdraw but Golem decides that he will win the 1st round and even if Mocchi lost, he will win in the Sudden Death round. While on his way to practice, Golem runs into Michelle, a girl who shares much interest in common with Golem. Golem brings her to the beach and she faints from exhaustion.Golem finds out that she is very sick from her father and that she needs 5000 gold (which is the same amount as the Winner's Cup prize money) for the operation. Golem decides to help, so he trains really hard and asks his friends to let him keep the Winner's Cup prize money. Mocchi looks better after some rest and they enter the competition. Golem managed to defeat a fearsome Arrowhead but Mocchi faints while fighting Noble Gel.In Sudden Death, can Golem defeat the powerful Noble Gel and get the money to help Michelle who came all the way to cheer him on despite her sickness?

  • Genki starts thinking that, to win more, everyone absolutely must follow his orders at all times.

  • Coming to a huge marshland Genki and the gang get into Sandra's hover taxi. After going halfway Sandra stops the taxi to raise the fee. But Holly manages to move Sandra's heart by talking about her search for her father.

  • Hare runs into Fairy Hare and then into Wild Hare. The three used to be pirate buddies before. Now, Fairy Hare is running an orphanage, but Wild Hare may be trouble for them.

  • Genki and the gang are winning the matches at the Mandy Cup, rising steadily to the top. Through it all Tiger is too proud to listen to Genki, but in the Finals Tiger struggles, and finally he

  • While on their way to the Mandy Cup Genki and the gang meet the Wonder Brothers. They were getting along, until the elder Wonder finds out that they are rivals in the Mandy Cup challenge.

  • Genki and Mocchi take part in the Rookie Cup, the first of six competitions that leads up to the Legend Cup. Winning this will give them the Mystery Disc containing Tiger!

  • Holly is determined to free his father from the Disc and trap Moo inside. The three enters a city to eat and while they are there, they saw Poritoka and Most in the Legend Cup competition. They were shocked at Poritoka's amazing fighting abilities but even more surprised when they saw the Magic Stone on the Winner's Plate.Genki thinks that the Magic Stone can help to release Holly's father. They were told that defending champions Poritoka and Most only appears in the Legend Cup. Genki and Mocchi decided to enter and win the Magic Stone for Holly. They also got reunited with some old friends.

  • Holly and Mocchi come across a Mystery Disc that might contain Moo. Suddenly the Baddies appear and they get away with the disc. This emergency calls Genki back into the world of Monster Rancher!

  • After rescuing Holly's father, the gang waits for him to awaken. Then, the Mystery Disc gets stolen by General Durahan.

  • After losing to Most, Mocchi decides he will try again in the next Legend Cup. Meanwhile, Mum Mew and Gobi are ordered by General Durham to sneak into Iron Bird, where Most is staying, to steal Gaia.

  • Mocchi continues his training. Then on the match day, Most comes into Mocchi's waiting room and asks if he would abandon the fight.

  • It is the Legend Cup! Mocchi is training in the forest when Poritoka, one of his next opponents, appears and claims they are no match for him. Suezo, unhappy, decides to sneak into Poritika's mansion.

  • Genki and the gang runs into Granity. They enjoy the reunion and spend a night together. But then they are attacked by Metalluna, an assassin sent by General Durham, who shrinks itself and takes over Granity.

  • Geki and the gang is able to defeat General Durham's assassin, Mew, but Golem's Twister hits a passerby, an old lady named Rosetta. The gang feels bad and decides to walk her home.

  • When Genki and the gang arrive in the town of Toble to attend the Greatest Four Cup, they see Grey Wolf, Tiger's brother. The two brothers enjoy their reunion, but soon they will find out the unexpected truth...

  • The mighty Shogun, a fierce fighter, is led by Mum Mew to fight Genki and the gang.

  • Genki and the gang have made it to the Legend Cup. If they win, they can finally get the magic stone "Gaia" that Holly's father is confined in!

  • When Genki and the gang try to register for the World Monster Cup they find out that the only monster allowed to participate is Mocchi.

  • When Genki and the gang try to register for the World Monster Cup they find out that the only monster allowed to participate is Mocchi.

  • To get to the next battle stadium Genki and the gang must cross the ocean.

  • Golem learns that the target of his affection, Michelle, can have her illness cured if she had a surgery.

  • Genki starts thinking that, to win more, everyone absolutely must follow his orders at all times.

  • Coming to a huge marshland Genki and the gang get into Sandra's hover taxi. After going halfway Sandra stops the taxi to raise the fee. But Holly manages to move Sandra's heart by talking about her search for her father.

  • The Baddies ambush Genki and the gang, and the Mystery Disc is dropped into the ocean. When they meet Professor Garnish, the gang helps him with his chores in hopes to use his submarine.

  • Hare runs into Fairy Hare and then into Wild Hare. The three used to be pirate buddies before. Now, Fairy Hare is running an orphanage, but Wild Hare may be trouble for them.

  • Genki and the gang are winning the matches at the Mandy Cup, rising steadily to the top. Through it all Tiger is too proud to listen to Genki, but in the Finals Tiger struggles, and finally he

  • While on their way to the Mandy Cup Genki and the gang meet the Wonder Brothers. They were getting along, until the elder Wonder finds out that they are rivals in the Mandy Cup challenge.

  • Genki and Mocchi take part in the Rookie Cup, the first of six competitions that leads up to the Legend Cup. Winning this will give them the Mystery Disc containing Tiger!

  • Genki and the gang arrive at a city called Torble. Here, they join the top-tier "Legend Cup" challenge after learning that the prize for winning - the Magic Stone - might be able to bring Holly's father back.

  • Holly and Mocchi come across a Mystery Disc that might contain Moo. Suddenly the Baddies appear and they get away with the disc. This emergency calls Genki back into the world of Monster Rancher!

  • While Moo has gone berserk and is destroying everything, Monol is telling Genki how to wake up the Phoenix, but it is such a brutal, unthinkable procedure! Can the gang stop Moo from his craziness?

  • Genki and the gang are battling with Moo, with great difficulty. Pixie and the Pirate Dragons come to help but Pixie gets seriously injured. All the time, Moo himself is experiencing some technical problems of his own.

  • Genki and the gang decides to head north. On the way they meet Jill, a monster covered in fur. Moo, in the meantime, drinks up the Magic Stone's power and reappears in front of the gang.

  • When Lilim returns, she tells Durahan that she would rather give the Magic Stone to Moo. All of Durahan's forces have turned on him, and to make matters worse, Genki and his friends teleport to Durahan's warship. Lilim rigs it to explode, and she gets away with the Magic Stone. Genki and his friends confront Durahan and defeat him. Then they escape from the Iron Bird before it explodes, with Durahan onboard.

  • Durahan sends the Gangsters robots after Genki and the gang to take the Magic Stone. Can Genki and the gang defeat the robots that can reassemble themselves?

  • Genki and the gang find what looks like an apple tree. They are all hungry, but there is only one apple, and the gang begins fighting over it. When it accidentally falls into Mocchi's mouth, Genki is furious!

  • Genki and the group come across ruins, which an archaeologist, Colt, is excavating. She tells that the ruins are the remains of the "Pendant" civilization. This civilization has the same crest as the Baddies. Anyhow, Durahan sends Metal Jell and a squadron of Knight Mocchi to destroy the group. Genki and the others trap the Baddies in a moster-making factory in the ruins. The factory experiences an electric surge, and explodes with the Baddies inside.

  • Durahan sends Chariot and a pack of Salamanders to attack Genki and the gang. The gang escapes into a forest, where they find a white-furred monster named Baku who quickly becomes attached to Genki.

  • Moo orders General Durahan to destroy Genki and the gang. Durahan in turn orders the same to End Bringer, the type of fighter Genki has never before fought against.

  • Holly seems restless hearing the news of Moo's recent merge with his body. Watching her Suezo suddenly remembers that today is her birthday! Hare talks to everyone about throwing her a surprise party.

  • Moo is finally merged with his body and immediately begins his search for Genki and the gang. The gang has just arrived at a small village, where the villagers say once a year an ogre comes to kidnap their children!

  • Genki and the gang infiltrate Naga's headquarters to take out the last of the Big Bad Four!

  • Bajarl, one of Naga's most powerful warriors, attacks and traps Genki and the gang in a jar. Holly and Mocchi escape, and while ruuning they stumble upon a ghost town.

  • The Tainted Cat Brothers attacks Genki and the gang. They are so strong the gang barely escapes, with Genki and Mocchi falling off a cliff. When the two regain consciousness they see a mysterious monster standing over them!

  • The gang meets up with Niton, a snail-like creature who is a merchant. He sells them second-rate quality items and a fake mystery disc for Holly's dagger. Infuriated, they go to find him, but the Jells trap them on the beach and bury them. But the tide is coming in fast. Holly begs Niton to help, and he finally comes to his senses and does what is right. He digs them out and gives them a refund.

  • Genki and the gang are excited to come across an abandoned amusement park. While they are busy having fun and are distracted, a Baddie appears and kidnaps Mocchi!

  • Passing through a forest Genki and the gang find a stone with mysterious writing on it. When they break it they discover an underground temple full of red Mystery Discs!

  • At the Yellow River, Genki and the gang meet Jim and his Eared Mew. They pay Jim and get into his boat to cross the river. Genki, watching Jim as he operates the boat, begins to see his father in him.

  • Genki and the gang are walking through a forest rigged with traps. When Genki and Hare set out to find out who is responsible for all the traps, they find Color Pandora.

  • Grey Wolf challenges his brother, Tiger, to a duel. Genki and the gang are suspicious and offers to go along, but Tiger refuses and heads for the mountain peak by himself.