Nico Nico Douga, the insanely popular Japanese video website are streaming the original Medarot anime series in their Furuani MAX block of programming. The block is sponsored by Super Vision, whom Medarot fans will know as the company behind the really nice looking Medarot DVD box sets in Japan. The first anime series is joined alongside series such as Ogon Bat, AM Driver, Beast Wars II, and more. As this is a Japanese-oriented stream of the series, it shouldn’t come to a surprise that the voice acting is in Japanese, nor should it be a surprise that there are no English subtitles for viewer ship. However, while not a surprise, it is disappointing to see that the streams are region-locked. So if you don’t have a Japanese IP address, don’t bother trying to watch the videos. As of this writing, Nico Nico Douga is currently streaming the first episode of the anime, and the latest in their web-broadcast cycle for free. Other episodes in the series are hidden to viewers behind a pay wall.
As this likely will be the final update on the blog of 2011, I’d like to wish you all a happy and holiday season, as well to encourage you guys to keep your Medaspirit ready, as 2012 promises to be an incredibly important time to be a Medarot/Medabots fan!