Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On (モンスターハンターストーリーズ RIDE ON) is the Japanese fantasy anime TV series based on Capcom‘s Monster Hunter video game franchise.
Title: Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On
Japanese: モンスターハンターストーリーズ RIDE ON
Premiered: October 2, 2016
Season: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 08:30 JST
Studios: David Production
Licensed by: Funimation
Network: Fuji TV, UHB, OX, Tokai TV, KTV, OHK, TNC
Genres: Fantasy, Game
Opening Theme: “Panorama (パノラマ)” by Kanjani∞ (関ジャニ∞)
Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On Synopsis
This is a world where both human and monsters exist. People who hunt the monsters are labeled as Hunters. But in a small corner of the Hunter’s world, you can find those called Riders who bond with and coexist with monsters. With their Kizuna Ishi (Bonding Stones) that permit them to arise the hidden power inside monsters, Riders live in secrecy together with their Otomon, the monsters they formed a connection with.
Ryuto, a young boy living in the Rider town of Hakum, dreams to become the world’s best Rider. Having just turned 12, he sets out to get his own Otomon for himself before the ceremony where he is given his own Kizuna Ishi. Along with his kind-hearted childhood friend Cheval, his curious childhood friend Lilia, and his partner Naville, he sets out deep into the forest, and has a tremendous encounter with a Rathalos.