Remember when we used to have /m/eda threads? can a Christmas miracle give us one more medabots gift this night?
>>21374259If by 'Christmas Miracle' you mean a new fantranslation, then I sure hope we get that.
>>21374366a thread is a miracle, a translation coming out is the second coming of Christ
>>21374428Then I take it an official game in English would be the rapture?
I've been developing a bit of interest in Medarot recently, it seems super cool, though I don't think I'll ever be able to play the games and definitely lack the skills. Is the anime the only other fare, then?
>>21375416This show shouldn't have been well animated as it was.
Team Sweden a best, A BEST.
>>21375335>definitely lack the skillsThey're pretty straightforward and simple though. Maybe try navi, it's a fun little SRPG version of the games
>>21375074Medarot is 100% dead in the west because of some retard shilling his NFT's
>>21374259They died for two reasons:-All English support for the series has dried up.-Retards from /v/ decided to poison all discussion by making it about low effort smut
It's also sadly not the 2000's anymore where there was the magic that united everyone in a good way like it happened to pokemon and yugioh
>>21375460Oh shit, noted. Thank you.>>21375913Can I get a quick rundown? I wouldn't think some crypto faggotry would actually stop a franchise dead.
>>21376460It's in the RiisingBeetle blog, but basically:>'Medabots' namenbrand is left untouched in the west.>Some gilipolla fuckwad registers the name in Spain.>Bamco/Natsume can't do much because their brand is called 'Medarot' and they don't have the rights to the name (at least in Europe, I think).>While the whole business gets sorted in court, the spanish guy is releasing poorly rendered Donut Steel "medabots" *wink* as NFTs.>Who knows if he's making money off that, but it's like watching a car crash unfold at 5 km/h
>>21376837So this doesn't affect the SD Bluray releases at all in the west right? Does this Spain shit affect re-release the earlier western released games?
>>21376837Is anybody at all buying into his scam? There's no way it appeals to actual Medabot fans.
>>21374259>used to watch the anime when I was a little kid and hadsome of the little swappable part figures with the hexagon tube dice>hunted a used copy of the GBA version of the remake of 2 in 2010>going to order some model kits and the S1 Bluray next yearNo matter how much time passes these little robots keep finding their way back into my heart. Kits of some of the OG guys and gals like Peppercat, Cyandog, Oceana when? Not that I'd have any problem with kits of the newer ones I don't know about either. Should probably actually play more of the games now that I think about it.
>>21375913It could be revived as a pokemon competitor seeing how bad things are going over these right now
>>21376837Jesus fucking christ.
>>21375984>retards from /v/ decided to poison all discussion by making it about low effort smutThat's every series they touch in general because they can't contain themselves, it's why i kept many series with myself sans a few intelligent people that i trust
>>21379798He mentioned the blog where you can read a rundown, but you can also find the """"Medabots"""" crypto faggots easily on sites like youtube and twitter.
>>21376837You'd think a Youtube essayist would have picked up on this by now but I can't find anything.This is the game the NFT scheme revolves around:https://youtu.be/bEUWcJRfm14?t=55https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDl42_mm7GwIt's more polished than I expected it to be. It seems they did a marketing push about 4 months ago but all the videos have tiny numbers of views. This can't be making any money.
>>21380634>This can't be making any moneyIt's either a money laundering front or, as pointed in the comments on your second vid, some fuckery with NFTs where they swindled some crypto from another source, are reeling in some poor suckers to get a bit of revenue to shut it down and move onto another scheme.It does look more polished than it should, but I suppose they have graphic designers or people in charge of the artwork capable enough to make the scheme look 'convincing'. It's smoke and mirrors — even the 3D animations are cheap and easy to get by if you know where to look/outsource.
>>21380873It's definitely cheap as can be for its level of polish. The basic Medabot template is ideal for low effort hack fraud design. It's miles ahead of the art assets I saw before though. I'm just really wondering who it is they're reeling in because they seem to get near zero engagement. I hope it means it's crashing and burning but I know nothing about the NFT/crypto world.
>>21377959>It could be revived as a pokemon competitor
The mom is super cute.
>>21376837Spaniard here. I went to a weeb convention some months ago. The fucker had a big ass booth there, but almost no one entered. Almost threw my juice at him. Hopefully the feds get his ass soon.
Can't say I've played any of the games, but the anime has a special place in my heart. Yes, it's one of a million Pokemon competitors from that era, but it has a certain charm to it that sets it apart from the rest. It's such a shame that it's completely dead outside of Japan and running on fumes domestically.
>>21374259I used to have a crush on Hime. Any good official images of her grown up?
>>21381873>but almost no one enteredThat's good to hear. At least his scam seems to be failing.
>>21381909I never saw it as a Pokemon clone. The show is so much better.
Does the JP version of Spirits/Damashii have English subs? I thought the first series' dub was great and I'll gladly rewatch it, but despite a lot of the same VAs returning the second series' dub just feels bad to me.>>21375335I believe there are also some Manga, but I have no idea what, if anything, has been translated.
>>21383306>Does the JP version of Spirits/Damashii have English subs?No, as far as I know. The guy behind SquareSubs and his collaborators worked on other shows after their subtitles' job on Medarot, but I don't think anyone has tried Damashii. That second season is a downgrade (not all characters returning, a convoluted plot that feels like a soft reset) and most people don't watch it at all after having more than enough with the first show.
>>21375984/v/ may as well be an OnlyFans general, shocking board.
>>21383249"Pokemon clone" in the respect that it was one of many similarly structured franchises that were around at about the same time. They're only called such because Pokemon was the most successful.
>>21383568Oh I'm aware of the issues with Spirits/Damashii, did a rewatch a couple months back, watched the entirety of both series in a single go. I still enjoyed it but it felt like while the original series is more than the sum of its parts, Spirits/Damashii is JUST the sum or perhaps even a little bit less, still good just never reaching those same highs. Granted I also had the benefit of knowing that select characters from the OG series did not show up before I went in so my expectations were in check. I did not know that the OG series had subs at the time, I don't know when I'll do another rewatch but I'm curious how different things are in the original Japanese for both shows, would be nice to be able to watch both like that.As for those characters not showing up, didn't really bother me too much. I can think of explanations for why those characters don't show up that work for me.
>>21374259I like Medabots .and I Love Peppercat .
>>21383860remember whn the main villain got a bunch of lonely kids to try to murder the main cast? that was funnythey made cam's sociopathy really genuine
>>21384075>remember whn the main villain got a bunch of lonely kids to try to murder the main cast?Yeah, just like real life.
>>21383568>>21383860Which characters don't show up again (or only make a tiny cameo)? I want to know whether I should give it a try.
How come no indie fag has ever copied either Medarot's or BattleNetwork's gameplay? Seems like a No Brainer to me...
>>21384844Medabots' RPGs were a bit miche and BN had a clone with the awful>roguelike>deck buildingBullshit
>>21384832Henry/Phantom Renegade/Space Medafighter X, Koji, Karin, Rokusho, the Rubberrobos, and most understandably none of the World Tournament people show up again since that's over and isn't a factor into the plot at any point unlike the OG series. I want to say Mr. Referee also does not show up but I'm second guessing myself on that one. Like I said it'd been a few months.There are new characters, they're okay, they could have been executed better, but that's something that could be said about a lot of things in Spirits/Damashii. I still enjoy it and think if you're a fan you should give it a watch at least once. I just don't return to it as often as the OG series.Spirits/Damashii does do some things I wish the OG series did. Erika and Brass get some episodes that focus mainly on them, one even has them do some sleuthing/reporting. Even Sloan and Totalizer get one and some neato characterization. In the OG series he was just the fat member of the screws dressed in yellow that stood in the background whenever Sam was doing stuff. For that one episode they actually do stuff. I'm not seven sure if Totalizer got a single line, beyond maybe calling out an attack name, in the OG series.
>>21384985>I want to say Mr. Referee also does not show up but I'm second guessing myself on that one. Like I said it'd been a few months.He shows up in episode 1 where he's fired in preparation for thr kilobot introduction or something. But yeah, getting rid of most of the extra cast members was stupid.
>>21384985>Erika and Brass get some episodes that focus mainly on them, one even has them do some sleuthing/reporting>Even Sloan and Totalizer get one and some neato characterizationDamn, I guess I'm watching it then. That's exactly what I was hoping for in a second season. Too bad about the other stuff.
I think what I like most about Medabot designs is that they run the entire gamut of designs from more conventional-looking bots like Metabee or Sumilidon to just plain utterly weird shit like Fridgebot here. There are a lot of really bizarre designs, especially from the later games, and it gives you more of an impression that Medabots exist in all walks of life and aren't just kids' toys/pseudo-pets.
>>21385331Medarot R can be a slog of a game at times, but I love that it's choke-full of those designs throughout the areas you visit; there's one based on manga illustrators, another one is a tree trunk with a red mushroom for a shield, several are based on characters like Robin Hood or Dracula and —my favorite— is just a bunch of coins that has great compatibility with the Snake medal.
KBT or KWG
>>21387088KBT for life nigga.
>>21387088KBT with one exception. I prefer Sanjuro over Gun-Nose.
>>21387088KWG for aesthetics 80% of the time.Arcbeetle is the shit though.
>>21387088Always Kuwagata.I like how overpowered yet risky it is to start with a melee medarot that needs accuracy boosts to land hits and tou need to pick between quick jabs that let you defend or hammer blows that leave you exposed during cooldown. I enjoy it more than the somewhat risk-free shooting most KBT types have.My fav would be Tyrell Beetle and its oversized back horns/jaws
>>21381884was that from the Imaishi episode?but yeah Medarot was a really fun show, great at dancing the edge of "lol poogymans amirite" and actually being a sincere anime cockfight show
this stuff doesn't get off my monoeye boner enoughwould some workaround like a Sniper II style monoeye work or would it look too strange
>>21374259hard to have medabots threads when all the franchise is giving us is a shitty mobile game and some v-tubers. there is nothing to talk about that hasn't been discussed to death.
>>21389340Don't actually say it, anon.
god the GB game is roughthere's no point playing it having the GBA one availableR for PS is pretty bad too, way too slow
>>21390126>there's no point playing itPersonally, I found the Medarot 1 game more appealing than the 2 remake, even if it is too short; there's enemy Medarot actually mixing up parts, the roborobo's BAT unit is a powerful foe that early in the game, as opposed to the one in 2 that only does anti-air shoot damage, a lot of weapons mix their attributes instead of sticking to the more predictable ones in 2 CORE (Shooting attacks with Melt, instead of being reserved for melee ones, the Strike and Berserk arm parts with Optic attributes from the Samurai set, etc.), plus other features.>R for PS is pretty bad too, way too slow.You can fast-forward with most emulators, though. I stuck around for the Medarot variety.
So how many Medabot Mobile Games are there out right now, like is there one made by the actual Medabot people or just that NFT game by those scammers in the EU?
I hate how robot fighters continually fail to gain traction in the west and just die out/get relegated to being Japan only.
>>21390795You know about Medarot S, surely.
>>21391405Well now you do. One and only Official Japanese mobile game for Medarot.
>>21387088KBT clearly. Granbeetle and Kaiser Beetle are really cool.
Anybody know where to read the medarot 2 manga, or if it's even been translated for that matter?
>>21380634>>21380873Here's an in-depth post with a lot of details.https://old.reddit.com/r/Buttcoin/comments/qkqstp/indepth_look_into_medacoinmedabots_scam/
>>21375074It was pretty cool to find out most of the Navi Medabots were designed by the AoZ guy.>>21387088Defintely KWG
>>21391227Medabots is the one franchise that has some brand recognition in the west. I'm not sure why they never bothered to translate their games.
>>21395908Being RPGs I imagine they'd be pretty text heavy. I don't know what the standards for localization are but it might have been considered too expensive for the higher ups to think it's worth it.
>>21374259If any franchise deserves a second chance, it's Medabots/Medarot. It's a crime it's likely never coming back to the west.
>>21396110we live in a weird timeline where game market is so saturated, it doesn't make sense for companies to try to compete at world scene and they focus on domestic market
>>21396110The only way I can see the franchise making a comeback is with a new anime.
>>21384844There've been a few Battle Network clones, including that one Touhou fangame that's basically a 1:1 recreation of the GBA games. Less "Touhou characters in Battle Network", more "alt-continuity Battle Network where the NetNavis are references to Touhou instead of Classic Megaman".
that's prolly old news for somehttps://twitter.com/medarot_S/status/1610184187687976960
>SRW game>Not classic SRW but a Medabot clone with /m/ franchises>Mazin Battle already tried it and it was awesome
>>21397238wasn't that super robo gakuen?
>>21397310And Harobots to Sunrise-limited extent.
>>21397310Yeah well, I mean a good one.
>>21385859I wish I could stand Medarot R being so slowFor me it was unbearable
>>21396102>I imagine they'd be pretty text heavy.They have the largest scripts I think I've ever seen on the Game Boy. Also they get into weird shit like "Medarot Drag Show" that I don't think any publisher would want to touch in the west.
>>21398623>"Medarot Drag Show"proceed...
>>21391508Is this for robattling in space?
>>21401081Well it was in Navi
>>21399048>That little medarot 1 intro for the eva cross over in Sbeautiful
>>21398623>They have the largest scripts I think I've ever seen on the Game BoyThat would explain it.
>>21383306Damashii has subs up to I think episode 16 or so but they are questionable at best. I've only been able to find them uploaded on youtube, but, I don't think it's worth watching outside of seeing how bad IG ruined the anime. The Medarot vtuber channel airs reruns every few days so if they do Damashii, someone will have a good source for fansubbing eventually.
>>21374259What should I expect from this show?
>>21387088KWG hands down. Although I prefer the personality of KBT medals.>>21384985>>21385127>He shows up in episode 1No. No he doesn't. I actually went and watched it and he does not show up at all. Not even mentioning of firing him. Just Kilobots exist now and kids using them are cheating assholes.
>>21406713Sublime fighting animation.
>>21415299Is this the new Ikki?
>>21375984>-All English support for the series has dried upThe fans are still there but Imagineer never tried selling the main franchise outside Japan.
>>21387950I got your monoeye right here bro!
>>21398623Is there really that much dialogue?
>>21387088Im a "sword" man but the kbt design is so much better is not even a contest
>>21429252I remember discovering this gacha because some random art on pixiv.Checked the videos, gameplay seemed extremely boring and slow
>>214242523's fan translation has been in progress for a while and on the google sheet it shows 7511 total lines.
>>21431324>gameplay seemed extremely boring and slowsounds like every medabots game
>>21431324Sounds like Medarot to me
>>21432474>>21432639Unless you're navi
I hope Chokado announces more of the 1/12 figures. I just got Chrotojil and Shinzan and can't wait to get Brass and God Emperor next month. If they announce a premium box 3, what bots would anon like to see in it?
>>21435022I really don't understand why these things are so expensive for what they are. They're basically equivalent to Shodo Rider/Ultraman figures.
>>21435221Scalper inflation + a good chunk of them come from premium box sets that cost around $300 at minimum. AliExpress sells singles for $30 which isn't so bad.
>>21435022>Brass and God Emperor next monthThere a place I can pre-order?
>>21435686Like I said: Aliexpress has people selling them for pretty cheap. Just search "Medarot" and you'll get plenty of results.
>>21435980A lot of people don't trust AliExpress because China, but every now and then there's a good find.
>>21377884Cyandog has a kit by Kotobukiya. It's crazy expensive now, though.
>>21374259>>21406713It's a children's anime from the 90's to sell video games, it's not high art but it's fun
>>21435221The market is retarded.
>>21401181Was the referee there?
>>21384985I'm going through Spirits right now against my better judgement, aware that 90% of the cast does not return and the animation took a notable step down. What I didn't expect was the Screws became antagonistic towards Ikki and kept backstabbing him for no reason, and the show keeps referring to Ikki as the second place winner of the world champion when the first season ended it ambiguously. I expected it to be bad and somehow it manages to be even more disappointing. After the first three episodes, there are some decent moments if you ignore the Screws and Death Metarots. I liked Nae. The ability for the Metarotters to reload the Death Medarots was a cool concept, especially since it gives the Metarotters something to do other than stand there and shout basic commands. It could have made battles more interesting if they were a part of the regular rules instead of being considered a dirty trick. The most painful part is that there were some good ideas and scenes mixed in with a lot of bad. It wouldn't have been nearly as bad if they either branched into a new continuity with new characters or kept the same one but focused on more SoL type filler episodes like 4 and 5.
>>21451607It's easy to reject something irredeemably shit. It's the lost potential that makes it hurt and it's a bitter pill when you get something you want at the cost of everything else. Imagine you wished for the Screws to get more screen time and character development.
>>21375619WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM VELOCITY
I would kill so many people for another navi game
>>21383755>no Robopon in the picbros.....
>>21450448No. The games don't really do the Mr Referee gags like in the anime. The only time they tried to do it was in Medarot DS.
>>21383755They really loved using yellow.
>>21453564Haven't seen that one before.
You guys still playing Medarot S?
>>21470177Is it any good? Can you play it in the west? I've never tried gacha.
>>21471456>DiscordkekDon't care.SquareSubs or bust.
>>21471456Do sales of this mean anything to the publishers of Medarot?
>>21455426They wouldn't fit.
>>21458923>>21476175Why does she get an upgrade but Cameo Stag doesn't?
>>21479451Because Cameo Stag got all the fan-art.
Medarot R with frameskipping is pretty nice. Love oppai lolis. Rubberobo suits suck though
>>21482941>"This is the ideal Meda body. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like."
>>21476177No, why would it?
>>21488735Sometimes you hear about them gauging future interest based on sales of something.
>>21489168Someone loved season 2.
>>21374259Why did it only have one anime?
>>21495906Pokemon had the sheer numbers in sales and Digimon had a lot of merchandise to justify shows (V-pets, games, cards, toys and the backing from Bandai), even if they didn't aim to air them outside Japan.Medarot has its fanbase but it can be considered niche, with only the games and some figurines going on. I guess Medarot 2 was popular enough for Imagineer/Natsume wanting to try their luck with a show for a toy commercial, but the lack of success from Damashii and not having a bigger market share overseas killed any chance for more shows, despite there being plenty of material for scripts with the amount of entries the franchise has.
Why is this not post here?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E372EmZl67I
why the fuck are these lil niggas so expensive?
The first series anime was great. The Sequel was beyond trash tho. Plus there was no marketing for the games and merch from what I remember growing up. Really sucks. I thought Medarots 2 was based.
>>21432474>>gameplay seemed extremely boring and slow>sounds like every medabots gameI recall the second one on the gba being a secret earthbound game
>>21496372I didn't notice it at the time.
>>21496394They are still popular.
>>21498462>I recall the second one on the gba being a secret earthbound gameBecause of the ayyliums? All the games are like that. You'll get it better after watching the anime.
Look at this motherfucker.
>>21494480What is this?
>>21506983I love the south american theme, reminds me of Mikimoto's Gigi
>>21508801Only found it from this linkhttps://twitter.com/medarot_S/status/1622905993553387520
>>21470177Barely. I've gotten practically every bot I could want out of this game. Now my goal is to upgrade my favorites to peak performance. After that I'm just going to go through the story mode and then probably stop.This lil nigga impressed me enough to keep him on my team. Definitely one of my top favs now.
>>21506983But what does she do exactly?
>>21381842>>21387731This lady did so much to my psyche as a kid. christ. it:s why I was already attracted to older women at a young age.This woman and Ryoko from Tenchi really fucked me up
>>21387088I like the KWG since I'm a sword guy and I like melee battles, but I do have a tendency to go with the KBTs in the games (or at least have some other shooter in the team) since ranged attacks usually fare better in battles.
>>21512725New design? I like the leg part.
>>21509705>Ryoko from Tenchi really fucked me upRyoko is the ideal woman though. Proof that Tenchi had no dick or testicles.
>>21515685>Proof that Tenchi had no dick or testiclescanonically false
>>21431324>no full resolution and textless art of the characters in their GiTS & FMP outfits released yetI hate when games do this
>>21516242dang he must have really dug that cabbitcunny
>>21519370Or she had a litter.
>>21503159>TFW no 1/1 scale in-box medarot.I just think the way they look in box is neat.
>>21519922Most are around a meter tall. I can't imagine how expensive that would be. That'd really only be a run of double digit numbers for the most extreme collectors out there.
>>21506983The poncho, that hat that looks like it's from a Moebius comicI like it
Has ANYONE played these?
>>21523575Is there anyone with a scanpage?
>>21523575Ew, why does Metabee and Rokusho look so soulless here.
>>21525431Medabots genuinely lack personality in this universe.
>>21525431Probably because they feel copy pasted in an image that doesn't look like they belong. If you isolate them on their own, they look fine. Its almost comical.
>>21525445How was it?
>>21526068From what I can remember: kinda janky, but I didn't hate it. Maybe I'll give it another go one of these days.
>>21530401These crossovers seem so weird.Here's hoping there's one with Hello Kitty in the near future.
>>21525431robots don't have souls
any anon have up to date medabots sprites from all the games / JP mobile games ?
I didn't know about this thread. Here's something I got a few weeks ago.
Had a random dream where Medarot got a new anime and mainline game, then got a sticky.
Isn't there some place, like a youtube channel or something, where they're uploading episodes officially in the highest quality possible? Better than the old DVDs I mean.
>>21395908They tried to push for Ikki since he was the most recognizeable character at the time, then they stopped trying>>21384051>>21388584Don't worry anon, AI is already a thing, next step is robots so you just have to live long enough to have your own Peppercat.>>21398623"Medarot Drag Show"I mean>>21415299 there's also Ikki having to blend-in as well and wearing a girl's kimono.>>21470177Got Kuro-chan and Mii-kun then bailed.>>21526068NTA but take Medarots and strip it from the exploration, the small story branches and streamline the rest there are designated stages to farm specific parts/cash/mats/etc. the rest comes from gacha>>21533186>Tora-chan/Matatabi and the doctor were addedAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>21540014any way i can get this anime raw?
>>21406713Its damn good for what it is
Are the Medarot games good for learning/practicing Japanese? Been thinking about finally getting off of my ass and learning, and have wanted to pick up the classics + collection on switch if it turns out they are.
>>21564938Kind of, it depends on the game. Medarot 1 through 4 should be fine since it's mostly hiragana with a few easy kanji here and there. 5 and Navi uses more kanji so they're much harder.Beyond the collections DS and 7 are all hiragana. 8 has furigana so that might be the most useful for learning Japanese.
>>21564938>Are the Medarot games good for learning/practicing Japanese? If they are free/libre then yes. Othewise read https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-games.html
>try to learn how to rip models from the mobile game cause the only Medabot game with official models ripped from anything is for the Gamecube>to rip models you need an Android emulator with the game installed running>to get that you need to use a real Japanese Google Play Account to download and install the game onto the emulator>you need to have played the game and actually obtain the Medabot with the model you want to ripThis is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen.
>>21569302>to get that you need to use a real Japanese Google Play Account to download and install the game onto the emulatorWhy would you need a real one? Why not just download the apk? Or does it actually use your Google Play Account for the gacha's account system and not the phone?
>>21569356I have from multiple places thinking perhaps the previous download was fucked up in some way. Every one of my attempts to run the thing or sideload it has failed.
>>21569362man I wish you can get the data mining, anon. I'd love the models.
>>21569302Really? I've seen some guys selling the models online
>>21574436Most likely not, Android is not really a system I get. Only tried cause I like Medabots.>>21574910Are you sure that they weren't models they made from scratch? Cause if not that is absolute horseshit.
>>21575386hope somewhere the nips done it the rip then
>>21575386Try getting some and posting it on models resource to see if you can get the ball rolling
>>21390126>>21390307Reminder that the previous Medarot games are recieving re-remakes inside Medarot S, although in exchange, exploration is gone, they are now kinetic novels with fixed battles
>>21374259So right now that gacha mobile game is the only Medarot product we have at the moment? No new Anime, no Manga, no upcoming games in development. Honestly quite sad to see one of if not my favorite Anime of my childhood desperately trying to stay alive.
>>21577802They're slowly getting collabs with any anime that have even a bolt of /m/echa, so i would say that they're not doing that bad, also unlike other franchises that can release games in tandem with a mobile releases Digimon, Sonic, Pokemon, etc., Medarot seems to be struggling on the story department, that gacha kind of fits the way of earning parts like it was on the games might also be a particular strong reason to not release more games as wellOr like Mega Man in general, the IP holders/parent company just don't care/lost faith in anything but gachaI find it sad because i like exploration/being able to move around places instead of the sterile hubs.
I remember playing Medarot 8 a few years ago and liking the detective theme. How was 9?
>>21577802The late 90s and early 2000s were quite stacked.