|Origin||Episode 01: In the Beginning|
|Game(s)||My Monster Rancher|
Genki Sakura is a young kid that gets sucked into the Monster 200X video game. He is voiced by Andrew Francis, who is well known for voicing Shining Armor in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Gill in Johnny Test.
In the AnimeEdit
Genki began the anime series living in a city called Allenville on Earth, unaware of the existence of Pangaea. He believed the world of Monster Rancher to all be a PlayStation video game. Even so, Genki dreamed of visiting the world within the game, unaware that the world he longed to enter did exist.
That all changed when he finally got a new game titled Monster Rancher 200X and played it. Strange things occurred in the first few minutes he played. For example, Suezo's spit somehow came out of the screen and hit his face, but he shrugged it off until he inserted a second disc into his PlayStation to aid Holly in unlocking a Mystery Disk. As they unlocked the Disk, the game suddenly turned into a portal that sent him to Pangaea, right in front of Holly and Suezo. He soon joined them in their quest for the Phoenix. In time, while he learned that the world within Monster Rancher game was indeed real and known as Pangaea, the reality proved to be harsher than he predicted due to Moo's reign.
Genki later learned how to return to Pangaea in his later adventures upon the destruction of both Suzaku the Phoenix and Moo. Upon Moo's second defeat, which was only shown in the original airing of the anime, he found the way to return to Earth from Pangaea and vice-versa. To his surprise, Mocchi revealed to perform the same feat to aid him, though the monster's presence can only perceived by Genki and children around them.
In the GamesEdit
Oddly enough, Holly never makes mention of Genki in any of the games, and he doesn't appear as a character until My Monster Rancher, where a grown up version of Genki is one of your tournament opponents in C-3 Class.
|Episode 01: In the Beginning||Mocchi||Mocchi||Unlocked from his Monster 200X video game.|
|Episode 05: Tiger of the Wind||Tiger of the Wind||Tiger||Met in the Mandy Desert.|
|My Monster Rancher||Licorice||Licorice||Level 11. Used in the Forte and Rhapsody Memorials.|