Originally Posted by Sephiroth
the only anime show about monsters or catching them or fighting one on one with other monsters that is good is Digimon. that show at least didn't take it's audience for fucking idiots. plus the plot is 1000x better than any Pokemon, YuGiOh, or whatever.
The sole existence of such shows is basically to promote sales of merchandise like trading cards, games, toys etc. I think South Park addressed this well in one particular episode.