Third Chapter Of Medarot Manga Now Available In English

17 04 2015

Community members Kimbles and Tobias have come together to bring the original Medarot manga to English readers for the first time! Chronicling the events of Hikaru Agata, the first manga series in the franchise was created by Horuma Rin between June 1997 and April 1999. You can read chapter 3: “The Name’s Metabee!!” at Batoto or embedded below: Read the rest of this entry »





Medarot: The Ikki Collection Volume 4 Available Later This Month

14 04 2015

medarotikki4Kodansha is set to release their fifth Medarot manga reprint through their Re:ComicBonBon imprint. Collecting Horuma Rin’s Medarot 4 manga, Medarot: The Ikki Collection Volume 4 will be available in Japan on April 23rd, 2015 at an MSRP of 1,080yen and a page count of 272. Like previous Re:ComicBonBon releases, this new collection features an original cover drawn by Horuma Rin. Read the rest of this entry »





Chapter 2 of Medarot Manga Now Available In English

8 04 2015

aliensCommunity members Kimbles and Tobias have come together to bring the original Medarot manga to English readers for the first time! Chronicling the events of Hikaru Agata, the first manga series in the franchise was created by Horuma Rin between June 1997 and April 1999. You can read chapter 2: “Aliens?!” at Batoto or embedded below: Read the rest of this entry »





Natsume Explains Why Recent Medarot Games Haven’t Been Localized; Confirms Virtual Console Plans

2 04 2015

Over the last few years we’ve seen Natsume express interest in the localization of Medarot games on the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, that interest has yet to materialize itself in the form of western video game releases. Natsume has stated on more than one occasion that was by no fault of their own. While their answers left room for speculation, they never elaborated on the exact reason … until now. In an interview with video game podcast Fragments of Silicon, Graham Markay, Director of Operations at Natsume, discussed a whole host of topics, including a few Medarot fans will want to hear the answer to. Read the rest of this entry »





First Medarot Manga Receives English Fan Translation

29 03 2015

Community members Kimbles and Tobias have come together to bring the original Medarot manga to English readers for the first time! Chronicling the events of Hikaru Agata, the first manga series in the franchise was created by Horuma Rin between June 1997 and April 1999. You can read chapter 1: “My Friend is a Robot” at Batoto or embedded below: Read the rest of this entry »





Global Medarot Video Game Sales Surpass 3 Million Copies

23 03 2015

RPGS02_表1-4_OLThe cover of Role Playing Gameside Vol. 2 states that the Medarot video game series has sold more than 3 million units globally. The Japanese magazine will contain a 21-page retrospective on the franchise’s past 17 years in addition to an interview with Medarot series artist Horuma Rin.

Created by Imagineer and Natsume, the Medarot games series started in 1997 on the Nintendo Gameboy. Since then the series has grown to encompass over 20 individual games. The latest entry, Medarot 8, launched on Nintendo 3DS in Japan last August. Read the rest of this entry »





Natsume President Comments On The Status Of Medabots In The West

14 03 2015

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Speaking to niche video game website Siliconera, Natsume Inc. President and CEO Hiro Maekawa discussed the status of the Medarot franchise in the west:

“At this point, we do not have a concrete plan for future Medabots titles, but we are carefully listening to fans voices and we know the team over there and would love the opportunity to bring a new Medabots game to the U.S. one day. Once again we have spent time, money, and love on that franchise, and we want to see it move forward just as much as our fans do,” Maekawa explains. “I know this isn’t the answer Medabots fans wanted, but stay tuned, because there will be some Medabots news in 2015. Keep an eye out!”

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