Twin Monsters (Series)
The Twin Monsters Series (ツインモンスターズシリーズ) refers to an anime crossover series consisting of both Pokémon and Digimon.
The anime series ran on the Super Pokémon Television (Kanto Channel) from June 10, 2010 to February 8, 2014. The main series spanned 180 episodes. The series has continued on the same channel since February 15, 2014, adapting from video games from the Pokémon and Digimon franchises, oftentimes combining the plots of two games (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue rescue teams and Digimon world: Dawn and Dusk come to mind)
- 1 TV Series
- 1.1 Series Promotion
- 1.2 Twin Monsters (First Season)
- 1.3 Twin Monsters II (Second Season, Part of the First Season in the Hoenn Dub)
- 1.4 Twin Monsters III (Third Season, Second in the Hoenn Dub)
- 1.5 Twin Monsters RG/RB (Fourth Season, Third in the Hoenn Dub)
- 1.6 Twin Monsters RSE
- 1.7 Twin Monster Masters
- 1.8 Twin Monster Masters: Season Two
- 1.9 Twin Monsters: Requiem
- 2 Manga
- 3 Games
- 4 Lawsuit
A preview for a new series followed the ending credits of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl on the Super Pokémon Television Channel in Kanto, where the series ended on the channel. The Monday after, A marathon of Digimon Adventure Aired on the channel, excluding episodes 53 and 54 for, at the time, reasons unknown.
Twin Monsters (First Season)
The First Season of the Twin Monsters anime aired on Super Pokémon Television (Kanto Channel) at 7:30pm on Thursdays from June 10, 2010 to March 17, 2011. It consisted of episodes 1-40.
This season was dubbed into English by Saban Brands and The Pokémon Company International and aired on Hoenn's FOX Stations, under the Pokémon Kids Banner, and was eventually released on DVD by Super Pokémon Television.
Poképals Adventure Started airing on Super Pokémon Television's Kanto Channel on June 13, 2010 as a companion series to the first season, the first episode however, was a modified Rebroadcast of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 Anime Special and included the following changes.
- There were analyzer screens like the ones from "Digimon Adventure"
- A Title Card similar to ones from "Digimon Adventure" The Title Card music was used as well
- The Opening Animation was changed and the opening description removed, the music was also changed
- The addition of an Ending Animation
- The entire Episode was rescored to accommodate the changes
Twin Monsters II (Second Season, Part of the First Season in the Hoenn Dub)
The second season of the Twin Monsters anime aired from March 24, 2011 to June 16, 2011. It consisted of episodes 41-53.
Because the series was developed with Sailor Moon R in mind, The Makaiju Arc was readapted to fit in the series' archetypes and adding the Malamar villains.
This season was dubbed into English by Saban Brands and The Pokémon Company International and eventually released on DVD by Super Pokémon Television.
Twin Monsters III (Third Season, Second in the Hoenn Dub)
The third season of the Twin Monsters anime aired from June 23, 2011 to December 1, 2011. It consisted of episodes 54-78, plus one bonus episode originally scheduled for airing.
This series was developed with the original Digimon Adventure timeline, Which includes Zero two, in mind, the series was an Adaptation of the main Sailor Moon R Storyline with a few changes, The "Past-Future" concept was changed to a "Two Timeline" concept. Counting Zero Two's Epilogue, This is the second appearance of Hikari Yagami's son, called Hikaichita (Known as Daniri Kakaku in the Hoenn Dub), and revealed his father, who also turned out to be his uncle, Taichi. The dub changed the parents to Daniel(Father) and Creselian(Mother) however.
This season was the last to be dubbed by Saban Brands and The Pokémon Company International and the first to be dubbed by Super Pokémon Television
Eighteen episodes of this season (Including the aforementioned bonus episode) was dubbed into English by Saban Brands and The Pokémon Company International before being taken away by Super Pokémon Television, Who eventually dubbed the remaining seven episodes and eventually released all of the episodes on DVD.
Twin Monsters RG/RB (Fourth Season, Third in the Hoenn Dub)
The fourth season of the Twin Monsters anime aired from January 5, 2012 to July 5, 2012. It consisted of episodes 79-105, Production codes listed them from 79-127, skipping numbers 88-109.
This season was dubbed into English and released on DVD by Super Pokémon Television.
Twin Monsters RSE
The fifth season of the Twin Monsters anime aired from July 12, 2012 to May 2, 2013. It consisted of episodes 106-145, Production codes listed them from 128-166, putting one number onto two episodes.
The season was put on hiatus for four weeks midway through the season in order to time the 20th episode of the season with Christmas, as it was the theme of the episode.
This season was dubbed into English and released on DVD by Super Pokémon Television, and was the last season of the series to air on television in the Hoenn Region, The series would continue on DVD, however.
Twin Monster Masters
The sixth season of the Twin Monsters anime aired from May 9, 2013 to February 8, 2014. It consisted of episodes 146-180, marked in production as 167-200, with one clip show following the Akumania Arc that was not numbered in production. The main story concluded with this season, though the series would continue.
The opening song changed from "Moonlight Densetsu," which it had been for five seasons, to the "Sailor Star Song."
None of the episodes in this season have yet aired in English-speaking countries, and many rumors persist as to why Super Pokémon Television had not allowed this, or any other series after to air in English. The most persistent rumor was that Super Pokémon Television was afraid of hurting Twin Monsters' "family friendly" image due to some content in Twin Monster Masters (such as the nudity in the last episode, Roman and Julia's relationship, and the Minor villains representing outdated stereotypes). Despite this, however, this season aired in other foreign countries with little or no controversy. On December 2014, Super Pokémon Television declared that they would dub the season and put it on Blu-ray and DVD. The first two episodes of the dub aired on December 12, 2015
Twin Monster Masters: Season Two
The seventh season of the Twin Monsters anime aired from February 16, 2014 to December 25, 2014, The season concluded with a Christmas episode. This season Starts with Daniel Kakaku's Descendants, Koudan, Tadan and Maini Kakaku as trainees under The "Monster Professors".
Twin Monsters: Requiem
A new series that had 65 episodes, initially airing once a week, starting on August 28, 2015, and announced to have officially ended on July 10, 2016 while airing at least twice a week, this series was announced to be the last series of Twin Monsters.... but not the last "Wildwood Warriors" series.
Rumors say that there was a manga adapted from the Anime, Or was it the other way around?
Rumors speak of the Game "Twinmon Melody" but, we have no information.
During November of 2015, Super Pokémon Television received an email from Michael Penders asking the company to terminate Twin Monsters Requiem, as well as other Twin Monsters Projects under the reasoning that the company no longer held the rights to either the Pokémon or Digimon series, while the company continued undeterred and even arranged for a localized version of the first season of Twin Monsters in japan, while all of this was going on, Penders arranged talks with Toei Animation and The Pokémon Company International to sue Super Pokémon Television for breach of their respective contracts, the two companies agreed and sent the class action lawsuit on February 16, 2016, undeterred, Super Pokémon Television kept airing Requiem despite the lawsuit, and a nearly six month long legal battle has persisted until the ruling on July 7, 2016.
The Lawsuit was given a ruling on July 7, 2016 in favor of Penders, Toei and TPCi, and whatever rights Super Pokémon Television had to the Pokémon and Digimon series were immediately revoked by the court and returned to TPCi and Toei respectively, and super Pokémon Television was forced to do the following:
- Terminate any and all "Twin Monsters" Projects, regardless of Animation, Comic, or Games
- Return all licenses to the "Pocket Monsters" Series to Plaintiff "The Pokémon Comany International"
- Return all licenses to the "Digital Monsters" Series to Plaintiff "Toei Animation Company, Ltd"
- Return all Music licenses to "Pocket Monsters" and "Digital Monsters" to the music departments of plaintiffs
- Terminate use of the name "Super Pokémon Television" at the defendant's earliest opportunity.
Because of the result of the lawsuit, Twin Monsters Requiem aired its last episode on July 10, 2016, the episode however was not fully shown, the episode ended in a Universe ending flash (There were scenes after the flash, but could not be shown.) The Hoenn dub of Twin Monster Masters also stopped production at only 7 episodes dubbed at that point, Writers hired for Requiem were also let go form the company with the possibility of a Re-hire at a future point, notable writers included Martin Alsken, Jane Telamura (Who previously served the series in the advertising department), Kierman Donovan and Kenichi Ryuuji (Only Telamura, Alsken and Donovan accepted the re-hire.) A new series originally designed to be another temporary spin off was bumped up to New Main series status, the new series aired on July 17, 2016 under the name Wildwood Warriors: Priceman Legends with help from sponsor, POKERA. In exchange for not appealing the ruling, Toei animation upgraded the "Dragon Ball /Z/GT" and Sailor Moon" Licenses to not only be Lifetime licenses, but also included new series should they pop up in either series (Sailor Moon Crystal however, is a separate license for all intents and purposes, and now "Dragon Ball Super" is covered in the license.) The Name change ruling meant that Super Pokémon Televison had to change the name of the company and channel, They chose the name of a channel they had previously bought in early 2010, Cartoon Gameshow Network, the name change was made official in Kanto, Johto and Hoenn on September 8, 2016, with all other regions to be made official on March 2, 2017.
It appears that certain filmed footage of the Monster Senshi Series caused most of the seasons to be in limbo, since they were produced fully by CartoonGameShow Network/Super Pokémon Television with Carisle Films, however the Pokémon seen in the footage caused the series' various seasons to be halted until full negotiations are made concerning the footage and seasons. Other long-term ramifications of the lawsuit are possibly still ongoing.
|Twin Monsters 2010-2016|
|Twin Monsters | Twin Monsters 2 | Twin Monsters 3 | Twinmon RG | Twinmon RSE | Twinmon Masters|
|Twinmon Melody | Twinmon Melody 2 | Twinmon Melody RG | Twinmon Melody RSE | Twinmon Melody: Warriors Vs. the Negaverse|
|Twin Monsters: The Evil World Arc | The Junior Child Arc | The Great Rocket Arc | The Demon-Mania Arc | The Negative Universe Arc|
|Around the World|
| Kalos (French Version) | Orre (Catalan, Castillan and Spanish Versions) | Sinnoh (Korean Version) | Japan (Nihongo Version) ||
| Britain (British English Version) | Orange Islands (Chinese and German Versions) | Hoenn (Hoenn English Versions) | Johto (Italian Version) |
| Unova (Greek Version) | Holon (Indonesian Version) | Fiore (Short Lived Xenian Version) |
| Almia (Phillipines/Taiwanese Version) | Oblivia (Brazilian and Portuguese versions) | America and Canada (LOL NO :P) |
| Mexico | Germany | France | Italy | India | Austrailia | Malaysia | Portugal | Brazil | Chile | Russia |
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