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** ''Medabots: An RPG Adventure'', one of the few videogames that got [[NoExportForYou exported]], is named ''Medarot 2 Core'' in Japan, which is actually the remake of the 2nd game of the series franchise, released in 2001-2002.

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** ''Medabots: ''[[VideoGame/MedabotsMetabeeAndRokusho Medabots: An RPG Adventure'', Adventure]]'', one of the few videogames that got [[NoExportForYou exported]], is named ''Medarot 2 Core'' in Japan, which is actually the remake of the 2nd game of the series franchise, released in 2001-2002.

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* OutOfOrder: The anime dub noticeably shuffles around the order of the episodes from the original Japanese. While the dub scripts were often adjusted to try and keep some semblance of continuity (for example, dropping references to the National Medafighter Rankings in episodes that were obviously originally from well before that plot point was introduced), there were a lot of other PlotHoles that remained unaddressed, such as Ikki possessing medaparts prior to the episode in which he would win them, whether Metabee used his seeker missiles or the Medaforce as his finishing move, or Rokusho appearing in episodes after he left on his JourneyToFindOneself.

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* ChannelHop: The Creator/{{Nelvana}} dub initially aired on Creator/FoxKids, then went to successor Creator/ABCFamily for the rest of its' run in the US (due to FK going kaput, thanks to Disney, Fox Family, the ex-New World Fox stations and the NFL- see DisasterDominoes for the whole messy story).


** Believe it or not, by the time ''Medarot 5'' (12/2001) was released, the sales of the entire series were already declining a lot in Japan. The factor that has to be blamed was the short span of time the games had between their releases (almost one per year, and ''Medarot 5'' got it worse since it was released in a span of a ''few'' months from ''Medarot 4'').

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** Believe it or not, by the time ''Medarot 5'' (12/2001) was released, the sales of the entire series were already declining by a lot in Japan. The factor that has to be blamed was the short span of time the games had between their releases (almost one per year, and ''Medarot 5'' got it worse since it was released in a span of a ''few'' months from ''Medarot 4'').



** The games' franchise as a whole didn't leave Japan until 2003, when the anime series became a hit on the west. Only 3 games got released: ''Medabots AX'' and ''Medabots'' (''Medarot 2 Core'') for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and the abysmal ''Medabots Infinity'' (''Medarot Brave'') for UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. Any games following ''Medabots Infinity'' havenít had the same pleasure to meet a western market again, especially since the franchise revival in 2010.

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** The games' franchise as a whole didn't leave Japan until 2003, when the anime series became a hit on the west. Only 3 games got released: ''Medabots AX'' and ''Medabots'' (''Medarot 2 Core'') for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and the abysmal ''Medabots Infinity'' (''Medarot Brave'') for UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. Any games following ''Medabots Infinity'' havenít had the same pleasure to meet a western market again, especially since the franchise revival in 2010.



** Creator/ChiekoHiguchi (Rintaro) and Creator/TakayukiKondo (Kantaroth) would share another kind of familiar relationship than just mere partners, as Trucy Wright and Phoenix Wright in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', respectively. There's also Creator/EijiTakemoto (Warbandit) as Miles Edgeworth in the games (and Drama CD). Creator/MasamiIwasaki would do Detective Gumshoe in the 2016 anime series.

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** Creator/ChiekoHiguchi (Rintaro) and Creator/TakayukiKondo (Kantaroth) would share another kind of familiar relationship than just mere partners, as Trucy Wright and Phoenix Wright in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', respectively. There's also Creator/EijiTakemoto (Warbandit) as Miles Edgeworth in the games (and Drama CD).[=CDs=]). Creator/MasamiIwasaki would do Detective Gumshoe in the 2016 anime series.


* HeyItsThatVoice / RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/JunkoTakeuchi provides her voice to Metabee, [[Manga/{{Naruto}} dattebayo]]!
** Creator/MaayaSakamoto is Karin. Her ''Whoops!!'' singing duo partner, and later [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Takino]], Creator/ChiekoHiguchi, is Rintaro.
** Say, [[Manga/DeathNote Matsuda]] is a [[Creator/RyoNaitou convenience clerk AND Kaitou Retort]]?
** [[Creator/EriSendai Arika]] gets to be another GenkiGirl in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''. And then she could also portray a BrokenBird as [[Manga/MiraiNikki Tsubaki Kasugano]].
** Iceland Team's Belmont is Creator/RyoheiKimura.
** Nojiko, the girl that sells takoyaki is Creator/KaeAraki.
** Creator/TakayukiKondo was Kantaroth's voice... and later became not only a [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis tennis player]], but also a [[Manga/YuGiOh duelist]] and an [[Franchise/AceAttorney ace attorney]].
** Masami Suzuki (Kikuhime & Chidori Tenryo) is better known as the voice of another ''princess'', [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Amelia Wil Tesla Sallune]].
** Creator/RieKugimiya voices one of the guide operators in the ''Medarot Dual'' 3DS games.
** In the English dub of the anime, Creator/RonPardo, the voice of many people in the ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' series, voices Dr. Aki.


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* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** Karin and Rintaro's friendly relationship takes another light when you find out that Creator/MaayaSakamoto and Creator/ChiekoHiguchi went to sing together in an IdolSinger duet called "Whoops!!".
** Creator/ChiekoHiguchi (Rintaro) and Creator/TakayukiKondo (Kantaroth) would share another kind of familiar relationship than just mere partners, as Trucy Wright and Phoenix Wright in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', respectively. There's also Creator/EijiTakemoto (Warbandit) as Miles Edgeworth in the games (and Drama CD). Creator/MasamiIwasaki would do Detective Gumshoe in the 2016 anime series.
** Many of the Japanese voice actors in the original anime cast would get into ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' (the anime was originally made by Creator/TransArts, who also did ''Medarot Damashii''): Creator/TakayukiKondo (Kantaroth), Creator/KenjiroTsuda (many extras), Creator/MasamiIwasaki (Sakekaasu), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Sumilidon), Creator/EijiTakemoto (Warbandit), Creator/RyoNaitou (Hikaru), Creator/ChiekoHiguchi (Rintaro), Shigenori Yamazaki (Iwanoi), and Akira Nakagawa (Patra Tawarama) would eventually be middle-school tennis players.[[note]]In that order: Seigaku's Oishi, and Inui; Hyoutei's Hiyoshi, and Kabaji; Rikkai's Yanagi; Jousei's Oota and Yohei (Naitou would eventually be casted as Shitenhouji's Konjiki); Seigaku 1st YR's, Horio, and Katou.[[/note]]


** Creator/JunkoTakeuchi provides her voice to Metabee.

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** Creator/JunkoTakeuchi provides her voice to Metabee.Metabee, [[Manga/{{Naruto}} dattebayo]]!


** Creator/MasamiIwasaki as Sakekaasu/Seaslug and Prof. Otokoyama/Coach Mountain.

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** Creator/MasamiIwasaki as Sakekaasu/Seaslug Sakekaasu (Seaslug) and Prof. Otokoyama/Coach Mountain.Otokoyama (Coach Mountain).


* TalkingToHimself: Common in the dub, but in both Japanese and English, Kikuhime/Samantha and Brass are played by the same voice actress.
** Interesting to note that in Japanese, Masami Suzuki not only provided Kikuhime's and Brass' voice, but also was Mrs. Chidori Tenryou's voice actress.

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* TalkingToHimself: Common in the dub, but in both Japanese English dub and English, Kikuhime/Samantha and Brass are played by partly in the same voice actress.
original version, as well.
** Interesting to note that Brass and Samantha share the same dub actress in Japanese, English, while they also share the same seiyuu in Japanese (adding to it, Masami Suzuki not only provided Kikuhime's and Brass' voice, but also did a ''third'' role in the series besides Brass and Kikuhime, and that was Mrs. Ikki's mom, Chidori Tenryou's voice actress.Tenryou).
** Creator/MasamiIwasaki as Sakekaasu/Seaslug and Prof. Otokoyama/Coach Mountain.
** Surume (Gilgirl) and Saint Nurse (Neutranurse) are voiced by Noriko Namiki.


** Creator/MaayaSakamoto is Karin. Her singing duo ''Whoops!!'' partner, and later [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Takino]], Creator/ChiekoHiguchi is Rintaro.

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** Creator/MaayaSakamoto is Karin. Her singing duo ''Whoops!!'' singing duo partner, and later [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Takino]], Creator/ChiekoHiguchi Creator/ChiekoHiguchi, is Rintaro.



* TheOtherDarrin: Notable in the international dubs.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Notable Noticeable in the international dubs.


** Believe it or not, by the time ''Medarot 5'' (12/2001) was released, the sales of the entire series were already declining a lot in Japan. The factor that has to be blamed was the short span of time the games had between their releases (almost one per year, and ''Medarot 5'' got it worse since it was released in a span of a few months from ''Medarot 4'').

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** Believe it or not, by the time ''Medarot 5'' (12/2001) was released, the sales of the entire series were already declining a lot in Japan. The factor that has to be blamed was the short span of time the games had between their releases (almost one per year, and ''Medarot 5'' got it worse since it was released in a span of a few ''few'' months from ''Medarot 4'').



** Creator/MaayaSakamoto is Karin. Her 'Whoops!!' partner, and later [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Takino]], Creator/ChiekoHiguchi is Rintaro.

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** Creator/MaayaSakamoto is Karin. Her 'Whoops!!' singing duo ''Whoops!!'' partner, and later [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Takino]], Creator/ChiekoHiguchi is Rintaro.



** Creator/TakayukiKondo was Kantaroth's voice... and later became not only a [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis tennis player]], but also a [[Manga/YuGiOh duelist]] and an [[Franchise/PhoenixWright ace attorney]].

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** Creator/TakayukiKondo was Kantaroth's voice... and later became not only a [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis tennis player]], but also a [[Manga/YuGiOh duelist]] and an [[Franchise/PhoenixWright [[Franchise/AceAttorney ace attorney]].



** Creator/RieKugimiya voices one of the guide operators in the Medarot Dual 3DS games.

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** Creator/RieKugimiya voices one of the guide operators in the Medarot Dual ''Medarot Dual'' 3DS games.



** The first anime series was released as a whole in DVD by Creator/ADVFilms, back in the day. Some years later, Creator/ShoutFactory released the series again... though they only released the first half of the series (with a misleading [[CoversAlwaysLie cover]] of Saikachis/Metabee on the front). ''Spirits'', however...

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** The first anime series was released as a whole in DVD by Creator/ADVFilms, back in the day. Some years later, in 2008, Creator/ShoutFactory released the series again... though they only released the first half of the series (with a misleading [[CoversAlwaysLie cover]] of Saikachis/Metabee on the front). ''Spirits'', however...



** The games' franchise as a whole didn't leave Japan until 2003, when the anime series became a hit on the west. Only 3 games got released: ''Medabots AX'' and ''Medabots'' (Medarot 2 Core) for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and the abysmal ''Medabots Infinity'' (Medarot Brave) for UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. Any games following ''Medabots Infinity'' havenít had the same pleasure to meet a western market again, especially since the franchise revival in 2010.

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** The games' franchise as a whole didn't leave Japan until 2003, when the anime series became a hit on the west. Only 3 games got released: ''Medabots AX'' and ''Medabots'' (Medarot (''Medarot 2 Core) Core'') for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and the abysmal ''Medabots Infinity'' (Medarot Brave) (''Medarot Brave'') for UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. Any games following ''Medabots Infinity'' havenít had the same pleasure to meet a western market again, especially since the franchise revival in 2010.



* TheOtherDarrin: Notable in the international dubs. In the American/Canadian dub, Julie Lemieux replaced Samantha Reynolds as Ikki. In the LA dub, Henry had two dub actors as well, first Ezequiel Serrano, who was later replaced by Johnny Torres (strangely enough, Serrano was later cast a Zuru in ''Spirits'').

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* TheOtherDarrin: Notable in the international dubs.
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In the American/Canadian dub, Julie Lemieux replaced Samantha Reynolds as Ikki. Ikki in ''Spirits''.
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In the LA dub, Henry had two dub actors as well, first well- Ezequiel Serrano, who was later replaced by Johnny Torres (strangely enough, Serrano was later cast a Zuru in ''Spirits'').



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The game's character and robots designer, Homura Rin, went to work on a doujin called ''Meda 2043'' when the series was on recess. He developed and designed some visual concepts that would have been used in the games during the time of their production. While some of them never saw the light of the day, other were adapted for technical in-game designs for ''Medarot DS''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The game's character and robots designer, Homura Rin, went to work on a doujin called ''Meda 2043'' when the series was on recess.limbo. He developed and designed some visual concepts that would have been used in the games during the time of their production. While some of them never saw the light of the day, other were adapted for technical in-game designs for ''Medarot DS''.


** Interesting to note that in Japanese, Masami Suzuki not only provided Kikuhime's and Brass' voice, but also was Mrs. Chidori Tendou's voice actress.

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** Interesting to note that in Japanese, Masami Suzuki not only provided Kikuhime's and Brass' voice, but also was Mrs. Chidori Tendou's Tenryou's voice actress.


* AdaptationOverdosed: Originally started as a videogame series, it eventually spanned different alternate continuity games or spinoffs (''Medarot R'', ''Medarot Navi'' and ''Shingata: Medarot''), a manga serial, an anime adaptation, and a ContinuityReboot sequel (''Medarot 7'', from ''Medarot DS''). To put it easier: there are at least '''5''' different Hikaru Agata.



** The series was becoming a FranchiseZombie due to the overexposure that the franchise had on the market. Some of the several spinoffs, such as the lesser known ''Medarot Navi'', had very negative reviews. The last game that was released was ''Shingata: Medarot'' in 2004. It cost the franchise to be 5 years on limbo until the production staff became interested in making new games for the franchise.

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** The series was becoming a FranchiseZombie due to the overexposure that the franchise had on the market. Some of the several spinoffs, such as the lesser known ''Medarot Navi'', had very negative reviews. The last game that was released was ''Shingata: Medarot'' in 2004. It cost the franchise to be 5 years on limbo until the production staff became interested in making new games for the franchise.games.


* AdaptationFirst: The franchise started as a series of video games in 1997, which later expanded to a manga series adaptation and an anime adapation in 1999. However, it was the anime that made it first to get released out of Japan in earlier 2000s giving the popularity of similar {{Mon}} series as Franchise/{{Pokemon}} & Franchise/{{Digimon}}.
** From the few videogames that got [[NoExportForYou exported]], Medabots for GBA, named Medarot 2 Core in Japan, is in reality the remake of the 2nd of the main series franchise, made in 2001-2002.
* CrossDressingVoices: Creator/JunkoTakeuchi as Metabee, Michiru Yamazaki as Ikki and Creator/ChiekoHiguchi as Rintarou could count in the original version of the anime. But it is also applicated with Samantha Reynolds (English dub) and Yensi Rivero (LA dub) as Ikki, and other few examples in the international dubs of the series.
* FirstAppearance: Rintarou made his debut on 'Medarotter Rintarou' way before getting into the anime and the main series' manga adaptation.
* FranchiseKiller: Believe it or not, by the time Medarot 5 (12/2001) was released, the sales of the entire series declined more and more in Japan, in comparison to the first one. The factor that has to be blamed was the short span of time the games had between their releases (almost one per year, with the examplified Medarot 5, that was released the same year as 'Medarot 4), and also the series was becoming a bit of a FranchiseZombie with the several spin offs that were released and the over-exposition it also had in those years. The last game of Medarot that was released before Medarot DS (in 2010) was Shingata: Medarot, for the GBA, in 2004.
** The lesser known "Medarot Navi" helped as well with negative reviews.
** And by the ways of seeing it, Medarot Damashii also contributed to this as well if there were plans on continuing animating the series.

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* AdaptationFirst: AdaptationFirst:
**
The franchise started as a series of video games videogames in 1997, which later expanded to a manga series adaptation and an anime adapation adaptation in 1999. However, it was the anime that made it first to get released out of Japan in earlier 2000s giving the popularity of similar {{Mon}} series such as Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' & Franchise/{{Digimon}}.
''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''.
** From ''Medabots: An RPG Adventure'', one of the few videogames that got [[NoExportForYou exported]], Medabots for GBA, is named Medarot ''Medarot 2 Core Core'' in Japan, which is in reality actually the remake of the 2nd game of the main series franchise, made released in 2001-2002.
* CrossDressingVoices: CrossDressingVoices:
**
Creator/JunkoTakeuchi as Metabee, Michiru Yamazaki as Ikki and Creator/ChiekoHiguchi as Rintarou could can count in the original version of the anime. But it is anime.
** Ikki
also applicated with ended up being voiced by women in some of the international dubs, such as Samantha Reynolds (English dub) and Yensi Rivero (LA dub) as Ikki, and other few examples in the international dubs of the series.
dub).
* FirstAppearance: Rintarou made his debut on 'Medarotter Rintarou' ''Medarotter Rintarou'' way before getting into the anime and the main series' manga adaptation.
* FranchiseKiller: FranchiseKiller:
**
Believe it or not, by the time Medarot 5 ''Medarot 5'' (12/2001) was released, the sales of the entire series declined more and more were already declining a lot in Japan, in comparison to the first one. Japan. The factor that has to be blamed was the short span of time the games had between their releases (almost one per year, with the examplified Medarot 5, that and ''Medarot 5'' got it worse since it was released the same year as 'Medarot 4), and also the in a span of a few months from ''Medarot 4'').
** The
series was becoming a bit of a FranchiseZombie with due to the overexposure that the franchise had on the market. Some of the several spin offs that were released and spinoffs, such as the over-exposition it also lesser known ''Medarot Navi'', had in those years. very negative reviews. The last game of Medarot that was released before Medarot DS (in 2010) was Shingata: Medarot, ''Shingata: Medarot'' in 2004. It cost the franchise to be 5 years on limbo until the production staff became interested in making new games for the GBA, in 2004.
** The lesser known "Medarot Navi" helped as well with negative reviews.
** And by the ways of seeing it, Medarot Damashii also contributed to this as well if there were plans on continuing animating the series.
franchise.



** [[Creator/EriSendai Arika]] gets to be another GenkiGirl in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''. And then she could also portray a BrokenBird as [[MiraiNikki Tsubaki Kasugano]].
** Iceland Team's Belmont is Creator/RyoheiKimura, better known later as Akira Takizawa in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', and a pretty busy seiyuu during recent times.

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** [[Creator/EriSendai Arika]] gets to be another GenkiGirl in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''. And then she could also portray a BrokenBird as [[MiraiNikki [[Manga/MiraiNikki Tsubaki Kasugano]].
** Iceland Team's Belmont is Creator/RyoheiKimura, better known later as Akira Takizawa in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', and a pretty busy seiyuu during recent times.Creator/RyoheiKimura.



** Creator/TakayukiKondo was Kantaroth's voice... and later became a [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis tennis player]], was a [[Manga/YuGiOh duelist]] and an [[Franchise/PhoenixWright ace attorney]] in both the 2005 trailer and the 5th game of the series.

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** Creator/TakayukiKondo was Kantaroth's voice... and later became not only a [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis tennis player]], was but also a [[Manga/YuGiOh duelist]] and an [[Franchise/PhoenixWright ace attorney]] in both the 2005 trailer and the 5th game of the series.attorney]].



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The whole first series was released in DVD by ADV Films back in the day. Damashii, however wasn't. Then, some years later and Shout Factory re-licenses the series to only release the first half of the series (with a misleading [[CoversAlwaysLie cover]] of Saikachis/Metabee at its front). Though this version is still available at a good price in the net, trying to track the second half is not that easier, because it was never released).
** This could also applied to the Japanese as well, given that although the first series was indeed released in DVD, Damashii didn't saw the light until a recent box set release of each series in DVD with some extras in 2009-2010... however, the four entire box-sets are way too expensive to get them...
* NoExportForYou: Several games did not leave Japan. The ones which did was because the then-current anime boom was having in the west: ''Medarot 2 Core'' was released as ''Medabots'' for {{GBA}}, ''Medabots AX'', also for ''GBA'' and ''Medabots Infinity'' (Medarot Brave) for [[NintendoGameCube [=GameCube=]]], all of which were released in 2003. Currently, the main series still lives with ''Medarot 7'' and ''Medarot Dual'' on the Nintendo3DS, as of 2013.
** Also, the manga. The manga adaptation of ''Medarot 2'' was the only one to be licensed in the United States thanks to Creator/VizMedia as a 'tie-in' for [[AlternateContinuity the anime series]]. The sequels, including ''Medarot G'', ''Medarotter Rintarou'' and the manga adaptation of ''Medarot Navi'' weren't ever licensed. Somewhat averted, at least, in Singapore, since Chuang Yi translated into English ''Medarot 2'' through ''Medarot 4'', and France with ''Medarot''.
** Given the gap of the series hiatus, and with no anime back up this time, the new releases are having less possibilities on getting released worldwide.
* TheOtherDarrin: Several of the dub actors in some of the international dubs, for example Ikki in the American/Canadian dub had Samantha Reynolds and Julie Lemieux as his voice. And Ezequiel Serrano and Johnny Torres as Henry in the LA dub. (Which, curiously, Serrano did Zuru in Damashii)
* RemadeForTheExport: Medarot 2 Core, better known as Medabots, is a remake of the 2nd game of the main series of videogames that coincided with the anime release in USA and other countries. However, as it has been pointed before, thanks to the [[FranchiseKiller overexposition of the series]] in Japan until 2004, this really didn't provide an opportunity to export other games (remakes or not). As of 2013, with the releases of two new games (in 2009 and 2012) there could be an opportunity to export at least the most recent one, but the lack of interest from licensers is pretty obvious.
* SequelFirst: Again, Medarot 2 Core when it was exported to the States, given the similarities to the anime basis, it was preferred to be remade and exported. Similarly, this was also applied to the manga adaptation of Medarot 2 in both the States and Singapore.
* SequelGap: Medarot 5 (2001) and Medarot DS (2009) - 8 years. That is, only in the main series of the videogames, though recently, Medarot 7 was proven to be a ContinuityReboot to DS, so, that would be another 3 years too. (And also a correct and timed way to do this, rather than its previous problematic release schedule of almost 2 games per year)
** Same is applied to its ComicBookAdaptation, with Horumarin as its artist, too.
* TalkingToHimself: Common in the dub; but in both Japanese and English, Kikuhime/Samantha and Brass are played by the same voice actress.
** Expanded a little bit in the Japanese version too, since Kikuhime and Brass also share the seiyuu of Ikki's mom.
* UnCanceled: During earlier 2009, after the 5 years of rest of the franchise.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the recess of the franchise, Horumarin went to work on a doujin called Meda 2043, where he started to develop some concepts that would have been in the games during the time of its production. Some of them really didn't saw the light of, but other were adapted for the technical in-game designs for Medarot DS.
* WorkingTitle: Medarot 3DS for Medarot 7, in earlier 2011.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
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The whole first anime series was released as a whole in DVD by ADV Films Creator/ADVFilms, back in the day. Damashii, however wasn't. Then, some Some years later and Shout Factory re-licenses later, Creator/ShoutFactory released the series to again... though they only release released the first half of the series (with a misleading [[CoversAlwaysLie cover]] of Saikachis/Metabee at its on the front). Though this version is still available at a good price in the net, trying to track the second half is not that easier, because it was never released).
''Spirits'', however...
* NoExportForYou:
** This could also applied to the Japanese The games' franchise as well, given that although the first series was indeed released in DVD, Damashii a whole didn't saw the light leave Japan until a recent box set release of each 2003, when the anime series in DVD with some extras in 2009-2010... however, became a hit on the four entire box-sets are way too expensive to get them...
* NoExportForYou: Several
west. Only 3 games did not leave Japan. The ones which did was because the then-current anime boom was having in the west: ''Medarot 2 Core'' was released as got released: ''Medabots AX'' and ''Medabots'' (Medarot 2 Core) for {{GBA}}, ''Medabots AX'', also for ''GBA'' the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and the abysmal ''Medabots Infinity'' (Medarot Brave) for [[NintendoGameCube [=GameCube=]]], all of which were released in 2003. Currently, UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. Any games following ''Medabots Infinity'' havenít had the main series still lives with ''Medarot 7'' and ''Medarot Dual'' on same pleasure to meet a western market again, especially since the Nintendo3DS, as of 2013.
franchise revival in 2010.
** Also, the manga. The manga adaptation of ''Medarot 2'' was the only one to be licensed in the United States US thanks to Creator/VizMedia as a 'tie-in' for [[AlternateContinuity Creator/VizMedia. The other sequels and spinoffs, however, didnít have the anime series]]. The same luck. Although, France saw a release of ''Medarot'' and Singapore (through Chuang Yi) had the fortune to have at least the next 2 sequels, including ''Medarot G'', ''Medarotter Rintarou'' and the manga adaptation of ''Medarot Navi'' weren't ever licensed. Somewhat averted, at least, in Singapore, since Chuang Yi translated into English ''Medarot 2'' through ''Medarot 4'', and France with ''Medarot''.
** Given the gap of the series hiatus, and with no anime back up this time, the new releases are having less possibilities on getting released worldwide.
as well.
* TheOtherDarrin: Several of the dub actors Notable in some of the international dubs, for example Ikki in dubs. In the American/Canadian dub had dub, Julie Lemieux replaced Samantha Reynolds and Julie Lemieux as his voice. And Ikki. In the LA dub, Henry had two dub actors as well, first Ezequiel Serrano and Serrano, who was later replaced by Johnny Torres as Henry in the LA dub. (Which, curiously, (strangely enough, Serrano did was later cast a Zuru in Damashii)
''Spirits'').
* RemadeForTheExport: Medarot ''Medarot 2 Core, better known as Medabots, Core'' is a remake of the 2nd game of the main series of videogames that coincided with the anime anime's release in USA and other countries. overseas. However, as it has been pointed before, thanks to the [[FranchiseKiller overexposition of the series]] franchise was already dying in Japan until 2004, this really didn't provide an opportunity to export other games (remakes or not). As of 2013, with when it got released and saw its final breath in 2004. Although the releases of two new games (in 2009 and 2012) series was eventually continued since 2010, there could is no official word whatsoever for any new game to be an opportunity to export at least exported for the most recent one, but the lack of interest from licensers is pretty obvious.
West.
* SequelFirst: Again, Medarot 2 Core when it was exported Due to the States, given the similarities to used in the anime basis, it ''Medarot 2 Core'' (and the manga of ''Medarot 2'') was preferred to be remade and exported. Similarly, this was also applied to the manga adaptation of Medarot 2 in both the States and Singapore.
exported overseas.
* SequelGap: Medarot 5 ''Medarot 5'' (2001) and Medarot DS (2009) - 8 years. That is, only in ''Medarot DS'' (2010) = 9 years, at least from the main series of the videogames, though recently, Medarot 7 was proven to be a ContinuityReboot to DS, so, that would be another 3 years too. (And also a correct and timed way to do this, rather than its previous problematic release schedule games' point of almost 2 games per year)
** Same is applied to its ComicBookAdaptation, with Horumarin as its artist, too.
view.
* TalkingToHimself: Common in the dub; dub, but in both Japanese and English, Kikuhime/Samantha and Brass are played by the same voice actress.
** Expanded a little bit Interesting to note that in the Japanese version too, since Kikuhime Japanese, Masami Suzuki not only provided Kikuhime's and Brass Brass' voice, but also share the seiyuu of Ikki's mom.
was Mrs. Chidori Tendou's voice actress.
* UnCanceled: During Until earlier 2009, after when it was announced that there was a new project for the 5 years franchise. This took a hiatus of rest of the franchise.
5 years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the recess of the franchise, Horumarin The game's character and robots designer, Homura Rin, went to work on a doujin called Meda 2043, where he started to develop ''Meda 2043'' when the series was on recess. He developed and designed some visual concepts that would have been used in the games during the time of its their production. Some While some of them really didn't never saw the light of, but of the day, other were adapted for the technical in-game designs for Medarot DS.
''Medarot DS''.
* WorkingTitle: Medarot 3DS ''Medarot 3DS'' for Medarot 7, ''Medarot 7'', in earlier 2011.

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* TalkingToHimself: Common in the dub; but in both Japanese and English, Kikuhime/Samantha and Brass are played by the same voice actress.
** Expanded a little bit in the Japanese version too, since Kikuhime and Brass also share the seiyuu of Ikki's mom.


* AdaptationFirst: The franchise started as a series of videogames in 1997, which later expanded to a manga series adaptation and an anime adapation in 1999. However, it was the anime that made it first to get released out of Japan in earlier 2000s giving the popularity of similar {{Mon}} series as Franchise/{{Pokemon}} & Franchise/{{Digimon}}.

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* AdaptationFirst: The franchise started as a series of videogames video games in 1997, which later expanded to a manga series adaptation and an anime adapation in 1999. However, it was the anime that made it first to get released out of Japan in earlier 2000s giving the popularity of similar {{Mon}} series as Franchise/{{Pokemon}} & Franchise/{{Digimon}}.



** In the English dub of the anime, Creator/RonPardo, the voice of many people in the ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' series, voices Dr. Aki.



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