Luke, Frank and Kane write:
"For many of us, some of our earliest experiences with anime involved the popular ‘monster taming’ genre. Series such as Pokemon, Digimon and even Monster Rancher captured our imagination all those years ago. While many monster taming series have come and gone, there has always been two mainstays in the genre – Pokemon and Digimon. Today we will reflect on this anime genre and explore its current presence in the anime industry as well as where we feel it is heading. So to start things off, how do you guys feel about this genre as it stands now? Is it as strong as ever or do you feel that it has seen a significant decline in quality over the years?"