Redakai: Conquer the Kairu (TV series)
|Redakai: Conquer the Kairu|
|Created by||Vincent Chalvon Demersay|
|Directed by||Stephane Berry|
|Starring||Austin Di Iulio|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Vincent Chalvon Demersay|
|Producer(s)||Vincent Chalvon Demersay|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Marathon Media|
Spin Master Entertainment
|Original network||Canal J/Gulli (France)|
|Picture format||1080i (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original release||July 9, 2011– December 23, 2013|
Redakai: Conquer the Kairu, also known simply as Redakai, is a Canadian/French animated series that premiered on YTV in Canada on July 9, 2011, on Cartoon Network in the United States on July 16, 2011 and on Canal J and Gulli in France on October 22, 2011. The series was created by Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel and was co-produced by Canada's Spin Master Entertainment and France's Marathon Media in association with Canal J and Gulli. Like Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery, which were also produced by Marathon, the show's animation style has been compared to that of anime.
The series revolves around Ky, a 15-year-old student of ancient martial arts, who embarks on an epic quest to find the Kairu, a primordial alien energy source. Aided by his friends Maya and Boomer, Ky travels the world searching for the Kairu while attempting to make sure that his extraterrestrial teenage alien adversaries don’t find it first.
- Ky Stax - Ky Stax is the charismatic leader of Team Stax and the heir to his father Connor's legacy. After displaying a gift for the Art of Kairu, Ky was sent by his father to train under the wise Boaddai. His destiny would be ultimately be revealed following the Great Cataclysm – to continue his father's legacy and protect Kairu from Lokar. Ky fiercely believes his father survived the Great Cataclysm and is determined to discover the truth behind Connor's disappearance. Like many 15-year-olds, Ky is impulsive and fearless, and though his rebellious nature sometimes conflicts with his Kairu training, his honor and dedication to the rules of Kairu almost always triumph over his teenage instincts. Ky is a determined and loyal warrior and shows all the potential of someday becoming a great and powerful Redakai. He is voiced by Austin Di Iulio. Ky's signature monster is the Plasma powered Metanoid and its Plasma-Energy Blast and Plasma Swords attacks with the Seismic powered Fractus and its Magma Minions and Boulder Toss attacks rounding out his go-to combo.
- Maya - Maya is smart, talented, and good with books. She is the only female member of team Stax and is the voice of reason. Maya is equipped with extra-sensory capability that lets her feel when the Kairu power is close, a skill that has proved very useful in all the adventures of the Stax team. In the Kairu Visions episode, she discovers her power to see visions of the future. However, they only come true if she doesn't force them. When she was a baby, Master Boddai picked Maya up after being left at his door, and she regards as her origins remain a mystery, and longs to understand her past. However, in the Season 1 Finale, she discovers that the blue markings on her face are symbols of extreme power or evil. Also, Lokar has these same markings on his arms; and Maya realizes that Lokar is her grandfather. She is voiced by Jasmine Richards. Maya loves the Banshee Scream and Hyper Hurricane of Harrier, with Infinita and its Fire Whip and Fire Tornado attacks providing her with all the back-up monster power she needs.
- Boomer - If Ky is the chosen one and Maya is the mysterious one, then Boomer is the funny one. Built to fight, and dedicated to his team, Boomer is the strong arm of Team Stax. Plus, he has a sense of humor—his good-natured wit is the perfect balance between Ky's brashness and Maya's reason. He was born on a farm in the Midwest and left at young age left to join his childhood best friend Ky as a student of Master Boaddai. While Boomer sometimes struggles to find his place among Team Stax, his strength, versatility, and loyalty make him a valuable asset to the team in their quest to restore balance to the universe. He is voiced by Dan Petronijevic. Boomer leans towards the Hail Storm and Freeze Ray attacks of Froztok, with Chemaster and its Corrosive Crush and Star Smash attacks adding to his elemental one-two monster punch.
- Master Boaddai - Boaddai, a wise and powerful Redakai, serves as trainer, guardian, and mentor to young Ky Stax and his teammates Maya and Boomer. Boaddai guides his young students in their quest to collect Kairu, teaching them the ways of Kairu warriors. Boaddai's greatest adversary is Lokar, an enemy with whom he shares a long and storied past. Boaddai is calm and serious with matters related to Kairu, but not without a sense of humor when it comes to his young warriors. His dedication to the Redakai, however, is unwavering, and he will stop at nothing to protect the Universe from Lokar and his nefarious ways. He is voiced by Dwayne Hill.
- Connor Stax - Connor Stax is a Kairu warrior, legendary hero, and beloved father to his son Ky. Before the Great Cataclysm, Connor was assigned the honorable task of guarding the Kairu Vessel, hiding it at a secret location far from the clutches of Lokar. But when Lokar learned of the Vessel's whereabouts, and waged an attack to seize it, Connor fired the Vessel towards Earth and the one person he could trust – Master Boaddai. In the wake of this event, Connor vanished, and his whereabouts remain a mystery. Some say he didn't survive the Great Cataclysm, but others, including his son, believe that maybe … he is still alive. This is confirmed in The Return of Connor Stax where he is not only alive. Connor's signature monster was Riptide with its Tarball and Hydro Hooks attacks. His monster with its attacks now belong to his son, Ky. Later, Ky gave them back.
- Mookee - Mookee is the last known member of the race of people who once inhabited the planet Nevrod, the same planet Lokar destroyed in the Great Cataclysm. He was taken in by Master Boaddai, and shows his gratitude by offering his services as mechanic and cook. Mookee is famous for his culinary creations, concocting food that is neither appealing nor edible. And while his various projects have sometimes lead to near disaster, he has proven to be an important member of the team and a loyal friend. He is voiced by Cory Doran.
- Lokar - Lokar is the master of evil in the Redakai universe, and the main enemy of the Redakai and Team Stacked. Lokar and Boaddai trained together as young Kairu warriors, and Lokar proved from the beginning to be unskilled and useless in the ways of Kairu. But learning to use the power, he decided to use the Kairu energy for his own gain, allowing him to become an almost powerful but non destructive force. Lokar has assembled an , and he will stop at nothing to collect the Kairu for his own twisted ends, an objective that could prove to be disastrous to Earth … and the entire universe. İn 2nd episode called "", he says that he has plans for Maya, at the 19th episode called "", Maya sees that she is working for Lokar at the future and at the 1st-season finale named "Clash of the Kairu Warriors: Part I/II" he says to Maya that he is her real grandfather and treat her at her fight with Ky and pushes her to use her kairu powers to win the battle. He has marks on his arm that are identical to Maya's face marks. He is voiced by Jamie Watson.
- Zane - Zane He is voiced by Lyon Smith. Zane's go-to monster is Bruticon, with his mechanical Anti-Meta Beam attack.
- Zair - Zair She is voiced by Katie Griffin. Zair's signature monster is Cyonis, with its elemental Lightning Strike attack.
- Techrin - He is the oldest and the most dependable of the Radikor. The only downside of his dedication is that he often does crazy things just for the sake of it, often to the detriment of Zane and Zair's immediate plans. He is voiced by Jeff Margolis. Techran's signature monster is Silver Bash, with its elderly Earth Slam attack.
- Princess Diara - Pretty Princess Diara is the youngest Imperiaz, is the leader of the Imperiaz E-Teens, a diva to the max, and a royal pain. Diara and her siblings Koz and Teeny reluctantly fell under Lokar's control after he kidnapped their parents. She leads her siblings on various quests to find Kairu, often battling Team Stax. Diara is the middle of the siblings, and yet she is made as a full-fledged princess. Diara isn't evil at heart, but obeys Lokar in the hope that someday she will be reunited with her parents. Diara has a fierce temper and a wealth of natural Kairu skills to back it up, making her a dangerous opponent. But if the spoiled Princess had her own way (which she often demands), she would be back at her castle enjoying the perks of royalty. She is voiced by Tegan Moss. Princess Diara's monster is Knight Asp with its animalistic Venom Blast attack.
- Koz - Koz is oldest of the Imperiaz siblings and the most level-headed of the bunch. As the teams strategist and planner, Koz is the one who does most of Princess Diara's thinking for her (though she takes the credit). He is strong and powerful, but, like his siblings, a reluctant warrior for Lokar. He is voiced by Jeff Margolis. Koz's signature monster is Ocelot, with its Slashing Claws attack.
- Teeny - Teeny is the middle of the Imperiaz siblings and, as her name suggests, the smallest. Like her brother Koz, she reluctantly follows Princess Diara's lead, but never without a roll-of-the-eyes when it comes to her spoiled sister's behavior. Teeny is scrappy and headstrong, bold and outspoken, but sometimes too much so. Occasionally she reacts quicker than she should, but her speed and command of Kairu attacks are important assets to her team. She is voiced by Athena Karkanis. Teeny's signature monster is the Warnet, with its Laser Sting attack.
- Zylus - He is voiced by Jason Barr. Zylus's favorite monster is Magnox with its mechanical Magnetic Tornado attack.
- Rynoh - Rynoh He is voiced by Cory Doran. Rynoh's signature monster is Spykor with its mechanical Neural Blast attack.
- Bash - Bash, He is voiced by Dan Petronijevic. Bash's favorite monster is Drudger and its mechanical Debris Harvest attack.
- Atoch - First seen in the episode Tournament of Champions. He represents the Redakai Council and acts as tournament judge.
- Quantus- First seen in the episode The Redakai. He represents the Redakai Council and is nominated tournament judge in the episode Clash of the Kairu Warriors Pt 1 & 2. He is voiced by Wil Wheaton.
- "RedaKai: Conquer The Kairu". bcdb.com, April 13, 2011