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Something inspired by :iconandykluthe:'s www.deviantart.com/art/Nerd-Ra…

Which brings up an unfortunate point. Monster Rancher was a cool concept... it's just lost its edge in more modern times. 
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:iconsupervegiten:
SuperVegiten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss Monster Ranch!
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BlueIke Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Oh, me too. The good ol' days of various Monster Raising anime. Back before card game themed versions fully took root like Buddyfight. (Mind you I don't dislike Buddyfight, but I dislike the idea that every other monster series that isn't Pokemon, Digimon or Yokai Watch has to involve card games.)
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SuperVegiten Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Still, I'd love to see some kind of Monster Rancher revival. Maybe something with iCloud based technology or Flash Drives or something since disks have been outmoded.
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SuperVegiten Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Oh! I know!

Someone could make a Pokemon Rom Hack of Monster Rancher with Custom Sprites, Custom items, The Monsters Actual Cries, Monster Tamers instead of Trainers, and Instead of Gyms and The Championship, you have to beat each town's Most Toughest Monster. When you Beat them all, You can like find More Kinds of Monsters!
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artificialgarden Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Mocchi tho
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:iconbitkade:
Bitkade Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist
I miss Monster Rancher.. D8
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
I hear ya, it was a pretty epic show. Never played the games myself, Card Game/Explorer aside, but they looked pretty cool too.
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yokajoker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol
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:iconandykluthe:
AndyKluthe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional
Oh, this is too funny!
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LordPatamon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
hahahahahaha! nice one XDDDD
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thanks~ :D
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:iconminidragonfly:
MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dark Magician should be up here with a monocle too.
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
aren't there still fans for Monster Rancher?
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I would imagine so. Though there hasn't been a game since 2010 last I checked. 
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Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
I think Monster Rancher can get a revival. It could be an iPad game or something. Ah well, at least we got the anime. 
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
From what I heard, there WAS an iOS app for it, but it's since been taken down.
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Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh. Well I'm sad
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comic321 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
lol Agumon & Pikachu are like: "ugh. Commoners."
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
:giggle: Exactly.
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HronawmonsTamer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In all honesty I think it's because Monster Hunter didn't have big time names behind it, like Nintendo and Bandai/Toei. As well as a not very stellar TV show.
But also maybe cause most of the monster designs in it are sorta...weird by my taste. With Pokemon ya get either cute or sleek and with digimon ya get badass or diversified. But that's just my oppinion.
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
It certainly makes sense, though!
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OnionRingz64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*Monster Rancher
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KaijuKorps Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Monster Rancher is still around just not in its original form. Its now going on as an MMORPG that we probably aren't getting. One of the games actually carries in from the anime and by that I mean Moo is the final boss.
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BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Wasn't the MMORPG scrapped?
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KaijuKorps Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Nope the first MMO was a test to see if people were interested. When they were the first was shut down and then gave massive overhauls to create Monster Rancher Lagoon.
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OnionRingz64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
In Japan. :I
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KaijuKorps Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Yep.
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0629 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I remember monster rancher was one of my favorite series still is. !!!
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Good to know~ :D
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Check this out. It's relevant.

A journal of mine. Check out this 3rd point I make. -->   hexidextrous.deviantart.com/jo…
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KaijuInfinity Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember those guys! The animated series was awesome! In fact, I have the fourth game! Ah good times. I miss them. :(
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I've wanted to play the games, but the only two I have in particular is Explorer and one of the Card Games. Never got very far in either. 
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KaijuInfinity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well let me tell you this...the game is awesome!!!! I've seen from start to finish! And man!...Man those were good times.
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
The games are still going on, but they never got another anime adaptation even though that's probably the most popular version of the franchise outside of Japan. Not to mention they didn't try and leverage nostalgia in the same way that Pokemon always has and Digimon has recently tried. Hopefully they work something out.
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
They do? Looks like the last game was in 2010 last I saw. 
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Last game was actually released in 2011 for Android and 2012 for iOS, the servers for the game ended on April 29th of 2014 due to Tecmo Koei Canada shutting down. That's a decent run for an online mobile title, though that does mean that it's really up to Tecmo to continue the franchise.
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, pretty much what happened/
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SeriesArtiststarter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess that is true in a point. But hey look at the old shows and new shows that deal with monsters specifically.
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seigired Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Youkai Watch is currently challenging Pokemon in Japan and winning as of now. They're set to take on the world later this year.

And likely fall apart miserably.

That said sometimes you don't need to win in a head on confrontation, something I don't see Youkai Watch winning against Pokemon in the international sales (Youkai are a distinctly Japanese thing).

They could try to just pick off Pokemon bit by bit and get their own niche.

It's how Vanguard is taking on YGO.

I approve of more Monsters.

It made Nintendo up their game and hopefully this new Digimon animu is Good.
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BlueIke Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Really? I was wondering if Yokai Watch was even ON still. 

But yeah, that sounds about right nationally. I'm not really sure how Vanguard or Buddyfight's doing state side. Heck I can't even FIND any Vanguard cards anymore.
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seigired Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Vanguard is doing pretty well. But its strictly a hobby store thing! It keeps picking off disenfranchised YGO players.
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Magatzu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(dogasu.bulbagarden.net/) Go to the end of the page, this a nice article about this whole thing.

For Youkai Watch to ever have a chance of usurping Pokemon off its throne, the marketing team
better do it right. Marketing was the reason Pokemon got such a hold over here. It also a totally
different time now then from when Pokemon came out. YW can't rely on the same 'ol tricks.
My only problem with YW is I fear that it won't have the multi-demographic appeal that Pokemon has.
Then again I haven't played YW.

YW does have one thing it has in favor thought. It's new.
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TamerKoh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Gimmicky things like that tend to fall short after their era their gimmick survives on ends....if they didn't depend on that gimmick, they probably could've kept going =C.
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OnionRingz64 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Poor Monster Rancher, it just couldn't keep up with the modern times.
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:iconloopoloopi:
loopoloopi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Poor Mocchi and Suezo......I still like you guys. :)
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Suezo: Like us enough to give to the cause~? *pushes can over with toungue*
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loopoloopi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
*sticks in a 10$ bill in the can*
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ndunsmo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I still think Monster Rancher deserved more attention.  I mean, what other kid-friendly anime do you know of that had the balls to kill off almost every one of its main characters?  Granted, they all came back in season 3, but still.
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:iconblueike:
BlueIke Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Hey I getcha. I think Monster Rancher's due for a comeback for sure.
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