Format: Animated, Box set, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Number of discs: 4
Studio: Shout Factory Theater Run Time: 570 minutes
According to this animated 2001 Japanese TV series all kids in the near
future will have knee-high voice controlled robots, which they will use to
settle playground scores.
Mmmh . . . probably beats marble games or actual fisticuffs one supposes.
Anyway, Medabots is one of several Pokemon rip-offs to have
seen the light since that media franchise made enough money for Nintendo to
buy the entire planet several times over with. In it a boy accidentally
comes across a computer chip which gives his redundant yellow (as in color,
not temperament) robot a combative temperament. Together they fight a lot of
battles . . . and wins all of them. “The yellow one always wins!” my
five-year-old daughter quickly cottoned on. Yup.
As far as this sort of thing goes, Medabots isn’t too bad though. It
has a silly sense of humor that saves it. However, it is unlikely whether
anyone over the age of ten would be all that bothered by the series and it
recommended that parents only take in one or episodes along with their
youngsters at a time.
THE DISCS: An irate user on
goes on about how some episodes are missing from the box set, the episodes
are shown in the wrong sequence and bemoans the lack of a Japanese audio
track with English subtitles. Somehow none of this put off my five-year-old
daughter from enjoying this box set a lot . . .