Medabots

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Medabots
Genre(s) RPG
Developer(s) Natsume
Delta Arts
Jupiter Corporation
digifloyd
Publisher(s) Imagineer
Natsume (Some GBA/GC titles)
Ubisoft (PAL, GBA/GC titles)
Rocket Company (2010-16)
Platform(s) Game Boy, WonderSwan, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
First releaseMedarot
November 28, 1997
Latest releaseMedarot Classics Plus
November 12, 2020
Medabots
Medabots.jpg
Promotional image showing main characters as seen in the anime.
メダロット
(Medarotto)
Manga
Written byHorumarin
Published by Kodansha
Magazine Comic BomBom
Demographic Children
Original run19971999
Volumes3
Manga
Medarot 2
Written byHorumarin
Published byKodansha
English publisher
NA
Viz Media (as Medabots)
MagazineComic BomBom
DemographicChildren
Original run19992000
Volumes4
Anime television series
Directed by Tensai Okamura
Produced byTomoko Gushima
Yōko Matsushita
Written by Ryōta Yamaguchi
Music byOsamu Tezuka
Studio Bee Train
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo
English network
Original run July 2, 1999 June 30, 2000
Episodes52 (List of episodes)
Manga
Medarot 3
Written byHorumarin
Published byKodansha
MagazineComic BomBom
DemographicChildren
Original run20002001
Volumes2
Anime television series
Medarot Damashii
Directed byMasatsugu Arakawa
Produced byTomoko Gushima
Yōko Matsushita
Written byYōsuke Nakagawa
Music byOsamu Tezuka
StudioTrans Arts
Production I.G (cooperation)
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo
English network
CA
YTV
Original run July 7, 2000 March 30, 2001
Episodes39 (List of episodes)
Manga
Medarot 4
Written byHorumarin
Published byKodansha
MagazineComic BomBom
DemographicChildren
Original run20012001
Volumes2
Manga
Medarot 5
Written byHorumarin
Published byKodansha
MagazineComic BomBom
DemographicChildren
Original run20012002
Volumes2
Manga
Medarot G
Written byHorumarin
Published byKodansha
MagazineComic BomBom
DemographicChildren
Original run20032003
Volumes2
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Medabots, known in Japan as Medarot (メダロット, Medarotto), is a Japanese-Canadian role-playing video game franchise created by Rin Horuma (Horumarin) and currently owned by Imagineer. The main series of RPGs focus on collecting and battling with the titular robots. The bulk of the games releases have been on Nintendo platforms, including the Game Boy family, Nintendo GameCube, and the DS and 3DS handhelds.

Contents

The series was adapted into a Japanese anime television series spanning two adaptations. The first was animated by Bee Train while the second, Medarot Damashii, was animated by Production I.G. The television series originally aired on TV Tokyo from July 2, 1999 to March 30, 2001. Both series were originally licensed and localized into English by Nelvana and were broadcast on YTV in Canada and Fox Kids and ABC Family in the United States from 2001 to 2004.

A manga series, written by Rin Horuma, was also produced. It was serialized in the children's magazine Comic BomBom in Japan and then published into collected volumes by Kodansha. The manga based on the first game, Medarot, was never translated into English, but the manga based on the sequel, Medarot 2, was licensed for an English language release in North America by Viz Media, simply under the title Medabots. Medarot 2, 3, and 4, have also been translated into English for distribution in Singapore by Chuang Yi.

To date, only Medabots (a remake of Medarot 2 for Game Boy Advance), Medabots AX , and Medabots Infinity have been released in North America. There have also been plastic models produced by Kotobukiya.

A compilation game Medarot Classics Plus was released on November 12, 2020. It features the Kabuto and Kuwagata versions of the first eight mainline games. [1]

Plot

Medabots

The series centers around Medabots, artificially intelligent robots, whose purpose is to serve humans in a future time. The series begins with a ten-year-old (nine in the Japanese version) boy named Ikki Tenryō, who wants to become a champion of the World Robattle Tournament. However, Ikki is unable to afford a Medabot, and his parents refuse to buy him one. However, he manages to get enough money to buy an outdated model, and, with a bit of luck, he finds a medal in a river. Ikki quickly inserts it into the Medabot he purchased named Metabee. The only problem is that the medal he found gives Metabee a severe attitude problem (a problem rarely seen in a Medabot), which leads Ikki to think he is defective. However, this theory is proven wrong later in the series, as it is revealed that Metabee actually has a rare medal.

The rare medals were kept secret by the Medabot Corporation, as very little was known about them. However, a Medabot with a rare medal would be able to call upon an attack called the "Medaforce". In the manga, the Medaforce is a form of medal mind control, as explained by Dr. Aki in the third graphic novel of Medabots. In the cartoon however, it is shown as a way of increasing the power of the Medabot's special skill into a focused beam attack.

Another important aspect is the story of Henry, the store clerk who sold Ikki Metabee. It is revealed that he is, quite obviously, Phantom Renegade. A running gag of the series was Henry almost telling everyone he is The Phantom, with no one ever discovering this fact. Space Medafighter X is introduced, who is another one of Henry's secret identities, the number one medafighter in Japan. Later, during the World Finals, he rarely shows up to the fights, instead sending substitutes and working behind the scenes. This being because he supposedly started The Ten Days of Darkness, which occurred eight years before the events in the series during the World Robattle Cup when Henry fought as Hikaru Agata with the original Metabee (however, the medal was different). The Medabots went on a rampage during the Ten Days of Darkness, which stopped when Henry was forced to kill his Medabot by destroying his medal.

At the end of the second season, it is revealed that Victor (a medafighter for Team Kenya and Warbandit's owner) was helping Dr. Meta-evil to get medals during the tournament. During the finals, Metabee and Warbandit continue to fight, even with their partners lost and their bodies damaged. It is during this event that Dr. Meta-evil starts his plan using Metabee and Warbandit's medals; trapping them both in a dream. However, Ikki manages to get Metabee to wake up from the dream, while the other medabots, free now, help Metabee to fight against Dr. Meta-evil. Ikki must also stop the plans of the nefarious "RubberRobo Gang".

Later in the series, Medabots are found to be actually thousands of years old; remnants of an ancient civilization who called themselves Medalorians. The Medalorians were obsessed with war, and to become more effective warriors they fastened metal armor to themselves. However, their wars decimated the civilization, and the survivors coded their memories onto hexagonal pieces of metal. These, "Medals", cloned and mass-produced by the Medabot Corporation (a corporation founded by Dr. Aki), are the Medabot equivalent of a brain and soul. The original medals, referred to as rare medals, are kept in storage because of the extreme power they have.

Medarot Damashii (Medabots Spirits)

Medarot Damashii, a sequel to the original series, follows Ikki and Metabee, as they face a new challenge following the events of the original series. Kam Kamazaki, a twelve-year-old boy, has designed one of the most dangerous medabots in the entire story, called Kilobots (or Death Medarot, in the Japanese version), who use the X-Medal. These Kilobots have no feelings, since the emotion part of the Medabot medal has been removed, and more strength parts have been replaced instead, and can break the rules in order to win a fight. Because they have no personality, the Medaforce is useless against them. In the first episode, Ikki loses a Robattle to Ginkai and his Kilobot when it cheats and reloads. But he soon meets Nae, a Medabot mechanic and Dr. Aki's granddaughter, who gives Ikki new medaparts in order to defeat the kilobot through using a new feature called Action Mode (later Demolition Mode is introduced as well). Throughout the season, Ikki, Erika and their new friend Zuru (who also masks as the Mystery Medafighter) battle several of Kam's friends and their Kilobots. The Mystery Medfighter's ambition is to rid the world of Kilobots, with the help of his medabot Roks. Eventually, Ginkai re-discovers the true spirit of medafighting and ceases being a rogue medafighter and returns to using Medabots. Eventually Kam realizes the error of his ways and stops trying to develop stronger and more dangerous Kilobots, choosing to remain with his Kilobot Blackbettle, who has a personality installed into her medal.

The series is often criticized for the removal of several supporting characters such as Henry/Hikaru Agata/Phantom Renegade/Space Medafighter X and Arcbeetle, Rokusho, Koji and Sumilidon, Rintaro and Kantaroth, Karin and Neutranurse, Victor and Warbandit, Mr. Referee, the Rubberrobo Gang and the Chick Salesman, as well as for the fact that many of the new Kilobots and Medabots are simply slightly modified versions of the original series without relation to the original characters: Roks (Rokusho), Exor (Sumilidon), Arcdash (Arcbeetle), Unitrix (Warbandit).

Characters

Media

Video games

Most games in the series come in two versions: Kabuto (lit. Rhinoceros Beetle), in which your starting Medabot's design is based on a Japanese rhinoceros beetle (a "KBT type" Medabot), and Kuwagata, in which it is based on a stag beetle ("KWG type"). Differences beyond the starting Medabot also exist, such as which Medabot parts the player is able to collect, and minor story differences. Medarot R, Medabots Infinity, and the Parts Collection games were only titles to not have been released in two versions.

Main series

The main series entries, except Medabots DS, are all numbered.

TitleDetails
Medarot

Original release date(s): [2] [3] [4]
  • JP: November 28, 1997
Release years by system:
1997—Game Boy [2] [3] [4]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Kabuto Version and Medarot Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
Medarot Perfect Edition

Original release date(s): [5]
  • JP: May 4, 1999
Release years by system:
1999—WonderSwan [5]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Perfect Edition Kabuto Version and Medarot Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Enhanced port of the first game.
Medarot 2

Original release date(s): [2] [6]
  • JP: July 23, 1999
Release years by system:
1999—Game Boy Color [2] [6]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 2 Kabuto Version and Medarot Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Compatible with the original Game Boy.
Medarot 3

Original release date(s): [2] [7]
  • JP: July 23, 2000
Release years by system:
2000—Game Boy Color [2] [7]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 3 Kabuto Version and Medarot 3 Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
Medarot 4

Original release date(s): [2] [8] [9]
  • JP: March 23, 2001
Release years by system:
2001—Game Boy Color [2] [8] [9]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 4 Kabuto Version and Medarot 4 Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
Medarot 5: Susutake-mura no Tenkōsei

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: December 14, 2001
Release years by system:
2001—Game Boy Color [2]
Notes:
  • The Japanese title translates to "Medarot 5: The Transfer Student of Susutake Village".
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 5: Susutake-mura no Tenkōsei Kabuto Version and Medarot 5: Susutake-mura no Tenkōsei Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.

Original release date(s):
  • EU: November 22, 2002
  • JP: December 25, 2002
(Comic BomBom edition)
  • NA: March 31, 2003
  • JP: April 18, 2003
Release years by system:
2002—Game Boy Advance
2015—Wii U Virtual Console [10] [11] [12]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medabots: Metabee Version and Medabots: Rokusho Version.
  • Known in Japan as Medarot 2 CORE Kabuto Version and Medarot 2 CORE Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed and published by Natsume.
  • Remake of Medarot 2.
  • The only main-series game released in English.
  • Prior to its Japanese retail release, a special edition of the game was sold through the Japanese magazine Comic BomBom.
Medarot DS

Original release date(s): [13]
  • JP: May 27, 2010
Release years by system:
2010—Nintendo DS [13]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot DS Kabuto Ver. and Medarot DS Kuwagata Ver.
  • Developed by Delta Arts.
  • Published by Rocket Company.
Medarot 7

Original release date(s): [14]
  • JP: September 13, 2012
Release years by system:
2012—Nintendo 3DS [14]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 7 Kabuto Ver. and Medarot 7 Kuwagata Ver.
  • Developed by Delta Arts.
  • Published by Rocket Company.
Medarot 8

Original release date(s): [15]
  • JP: August 28, 2014
Release years by system:
2014—Nintendo 3DS [15]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. and Medarot 8 Kuwagata Ver.
  • Developed by Delta Arts.
  • Published by Rocket Company.
Medarot 9

Original release date(s): [16]
  • JP: December 24, 2015
Release years by system:
2015—Nintendo 3DS [16]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot 9 Kabuto Ver. and Medarot 9 Kuwagata Ver.
  • Developed by Delta Arts.
  • Published by Rocket Company.
  • The last Medabots game developed by Delta Arts before they shut down. [17]
Medarot Classics

Original release date(s): [18]
  • JP: December 21, 2017
Release years by system:
2017—Nintendo 3DS [18]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Classics Kabuto Version and Medarot Classics Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by digifloyd. [19]
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Emulated collections of Medarot 1 to 5, enhanced with various overarching features.
Medarot Classics Plus

Original release date(s): [1]
  • JP: November 12, 2020
Release years by system:
2020—Nintendo Switch [1]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Classics Kabuto Version and Medarot Classics Kuwagata Version.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Emulated collections of Medarot 1 to 5, Medarot Navi, Medarot G, and Medarot 2 CORE, enhanced with various overarching features.

Spinoffs and side games

Several spinoffs have been produced, some sticking closer to the RPG formula of the main series while others branch out into other genres.

For Medarot 1, 2, R, and 3, supplementary games entitled Parts Collection were made. These are shorter games with less complicated stories, focusing mostly on battles. Their main draw is that the player is able to collect robot parts and other items within the Parts Collection games and transfer them to their respective main series titles.

TitleDetails
Medarot Parts Collection

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: March 20, 1998
Release years by system:
1998—Game Boy [2]
Notes:
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Supplementary Parts Collection game for Medarot.
Medarot Parts Collection 2

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: May 29, 1998
Release years by system:
1999—Game Boy [2]
Notes:
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Supplementary Parts Collection game for Medarot.
Medarot 2 Parts Collection

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: October 29, 1999
Release years by system:
1999—Game Boy Color [2]
Notes:
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Supplementary Parts Collection game for Medarot 2.
  • Compatible with the original Game Boy.
Medarot R

Original release date(s): [20]
  • JP: November 25, 1999
Release years by system:
1999—PlayStation [20]
Notes:
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Role-playing game with mechanics that match Medarot 2, but with battle scene graphics in 3D.
  • The game's setting is similar to that of Medarot 2.
  • Along with its supplementary Parts Collection game, the only Medabots game released for PlayStation hardware.
Medarot R Parts Collection

Original release date(s): [21]
  • JP: March 16, 2000
Release years by system:
2000—PlayStation [21]
Notes:
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Supplementary Parts Collection game for Medarot R.
  • Unlike the handheld Parts Collection games, this game loads the save file from the main game in order to let the player use the same Medabots. It also writes the parts obtained directly to the save file rather than requiring a transfer step. It is also completely menu-based, as opposed to having an overworld to traverse.
  • Includes a PocketStation minigame called Pocket Robottle.
Medarot Card Robottle

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: March 10, 2000
Release years by system:
2000—Game Boy Color [2]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Card Robottle Kabuto Version and Medarot Card Robottle Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • A video game adaptation of one of the Medabots trading card games.
  • Takes place in the world of Medarot 2, but in a reality where battles are carried out through a card game instead of robots fighting.
Medarot 3 Parts Collection Z kara no Chōsenjō

Original release date(s): [22]
  • JP: November 24, 2000
Release years by system:
2000—Game Boy Color [22]
Notes:
  • The title translates to "Medarot 3 Parts Collection: Z's Ultimate Battlefield", and is wordplay on "chōsenjō" usually meaning "written challenge".
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Supplementary Parts Collection game for Medarot 3.
  • The last Parts Collection game produced.
Medarot Navi

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: September 7, 2001
Release years by system:
2001—Game Boy Advance [2]
2016—Wii U Virtual Console [23]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Navi Kabuto and Medarot Navi Kuwagata.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer on Game Boy Advance, and by Rocket Company and Imagineer on Wii U Virtual Console.
  • A role-playing game similar to the main series, but with a different battle system.

Original release date(s): [24] [25]
  • NA: June 25, 2002
  • EU: August 2, 2002
Release years by system:
2002—Game Boy Advance [24]
2016—Wii U Virtual Console [25] [26]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medabots AX: Metabee Version and Medabots AX: Rokusho Version
  • Developed and published by Natsume.
  • A fighting game with gameplay identical to the Japan-exclusive Medarot G, but with story and content modified to be more similar to the anime.
  • The only Medabots game not to be released in Japan.
Medarot G

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: July 19, 2002
Release years by system:
2002—Game Boy Advance [2]
2015—Wii U Virtual Console [27]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot G Kabuto Version and Medarot G Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Natsume on Game Boy Advance, and by Rocket Company on Wii U Virtual Console.
  • A fighting game with gameplay identical to Medarot AX.
  • Builds on the story of Medarot 5: Susutake-mura no Tenkōsei.

Original release date(s): [28]
  • JP: November 28, 2003
  • NA: December 14, 2003
  • EU: September 24, 2004
Release years by system:
2003—GameCube [28]
Notes:
Shingata Medarot

Original release date(s): [2]
  • JP: December 16, 2004
Release years by system:
2004—Game Boy Advance [2]
Notes:
  • The title translates to True Style Medarot, and is wordplay on "shingata" usually meaning "new style".
  • Released in two versions, Shingata Medarot Kabuto Version and Shingata Medarot Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Natsume.
  • Published by Imagineer.
  • Reuses the engine and game mechanics from Medabots (Medarot 2 CORE).
  • Unlike earlier games in the series, which feature a distinctly anime-like art style, Shingata has a more cartoony look.
  • The game's story closely mirrors the one of the first Medarot, albeit with new characters.
Medarot DUAL

Original release date(s): [29]
  • JP: November 14, 2013
Release years by system:
2013—Nintendo 3DS [29]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot DUAL Kabuto Ver. and Medarot DUAL Kuwagata Ver.
  • Developed by Jupiter Corporation.
  • Published by Rocket Company.
  • A third-person action game.
  • Has similar gameplay to Virtual On.
Medarot Girls Mission

Original release date(s): [30]
  • JP: March 10, 2016
Release years by system:
2016—Nintendo 3DS [30]
Notes:
  • Released in two versions, Medarot Girls Mission Kabuto Version and Medarot Girls Mission Kuwagata Version.
  • Developed by Engines and KUROGANE, with assistance from Jupiter Corporation.
  • Published by Rocket Company.
  • An action game with largely the same engine as Medarot Dual. Unlike Dual, it features an all-female cast, and the overworld is replaced by visual novel-like segments.
  • The only Medabots game to receive a CERO C (recommended for ages 15 and above) rating. This is due to its mild sexual content: upon triumphing in battle, the player can strip opponents of their clothes by executing certain inputs.
  • The last Medabots game to be published by Rocket Company before they were absorbed by Imagineer. [31]
Medarot S: Unlimited Nova

Original release date(s):
  • JP: January 23, 2020
Release years by system:
2020—iOS, Android
Notes:

Manga

Written by Horumarin, the Medabots manga series was originally serialized in the Kodansha's children's magazine Comic BomBom from 1997 to 2003. [32] Six series were published. The first series Medarot was published between 1997 and 1999 and compiled in three tankōbon volumes. [33] [34] The second series entitled Medarot 2 was published between 1999 and 2000 and compiled in 4 volumes. [35] [36] This series was licensed for an English language release in North America by Viz Media under the title Medabots. [37] the third series Medarot 3 was released between 2000 and 2001 and compiled in two volumes. [38] [39] The fourth series Medarot 4 was published in 2001 and compiled in two volumes. [40] [41] The fifth series Medarot 5 was published between 2001 and 2002 and compiled in two volumes. [42] [43] The sixth series Medarot G was released in 2003 and compiled in two volumes. [44] [45]

Anime

The Medabots anime series was adapted from Medarot 2, with its robotic combat elements inspired by Plawres Sanshiro . [3] Produced by NAS and TV Tokyo and animated by Bee Train, the fifty-two episode series originally aired on TV Tokyo from July 2, 1999 until June 30, 2000. A thirty-nine episode sequel to the anime series that was animated by Production I.G, Medarot Damashii (Unofficially known in English as Medabots Spirits) aired from July 7, 2000 to March 30, 2001.

The Japanese version has received a VHS and DVD release of the first series, while the second series has only received a VHS release. On January 29, 2010, a Region 2 boxset release known as Medabot DVD BOX 1 was released containing the first thirty episodes, [46] with a second boxset on February 19 finishing with the last twenty-two episodes. [47] Two boxsets for Damashii were released on December 30, 2010. [48] [49] This was the Production I.G series' very first DVD release.

Both series were licensed and localized into English by Canadian entertainment company Nelvana. The English version of the first series aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company's Fox Kids block from September 1, 2001 through November 2, 2002, divided into two American seasons. [50] Medabots was Fox Kids highest-rated new series at the time. [51] After the sale of Fox Family Worldwide (the joint venture with Saban Entertainment that previously operated the Fox Kids program block) to The Walt Disney Company, Medabots would move to ABC Family. [52] Damashii, which was adapted as the third American season, aired from September 13, 2003 until May 8, 2004 with later episodes aired as part of the Jetix program block. In Canada, the television series aired on YTV which, along with Nelvana, were owned by Corus Entertainment.

Under the license of Nelvana, the series was released on 12-volume VHS and DVD by ADV Films from 2002 to 2003 that ran throughout the first 52 episodes, along with the first three volumes re-released under ADV Kidz in their Essential Anime DVD lineup in 2005. [53] Distribution was transferred to Shout! Factory, where they've released the first 26 episodes on a 4-DVD box set, that was released in early 2008. [54] Announced at Otakon 2019, Discotek Media released the anime on SD Blu-ray, starting with the first 26 episodes of the English dub with optional closed captions on December 24, 2019. The company also announced plans to release the Japanese version in the future. [55] On June 11, 2020, Justin Sevakis said Discotek Media were unable to find the masters for the English version of Medabots Spirits which has prevented the anime from being released on home video in North America. [56] Discotek Media asked fans to help find the masters. On September 15, 2020, it was announced “acceptable” masters have been recovered and will have a physical release. [57] It was released on May 25, 2021. [58]

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