Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 J.P. Shibayama / ... (139 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tifanie Christun ...
 Yolei Inoue / ... (130 episodes, 1999-2003)
Mona Marshall ...
 Izzy Izumi / ... (129 episodes, 1999-2003)
Derek Stephen Prince ...
 Veemon / ... (129 episodes, 1999-2003)
Philece Sampler ...
 Mimi Tachikawa / ... (120 episodes, 1999-2003)
Brianne Siddall ...
 Tommy Himi / ... (118 episodes, 1999-2003)
Michael Reisz ...
 Matt Ishida / ... (113 episodes, 1999-2003)
Mari Devon ...
 Renamon / ... (107 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Narrator / ... (102 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Bokomon / ... (100 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Agumon / ... (99 episodes, 1999-2003)
Michael Sorich ...
 Neemon / ... (97 episodes, 1999-2003)
Wendee Lee ...
 T.K. Takaishi / ... (92 episodes, 1999-2003)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Rika Nonaka / ... (91 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Patamon / ... (86 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kirk Thornton ...
 Gabumon / ... (86 episodes, 1999-2003)
Dave Wittenberg ...
 Henry Wong / ... (84 episodes, 2001-2003)
Paul St. Peter ...
 Wormmon / ... (82 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Kari Kamiya / ... (80 episodes, 1999-2002)
Joshua Seth ...
 Tai Kamiya / ... (78 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Gomamon / ... (77 episodes, 1999-2003)
Doug Erholtz ...
 T.K. Takaishi / ... (76 episodes, 1999-2001)
Dave Mallow ...
 Angemon / ... (75 episodes, 1999-2003)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...
 Digivolution Voice / ... (74 episodes, 2000-2003)
Edie Mirman ...
 Gatomon / ... (70 episodes, 1999-2001)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Jeri Katou / ... (69 episodes, 2001-2003)
Peggy O'Neal ...
 Suzie Wong / ... (67 episodes, 2000-2003)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Zoe Orimoto / ... (65 episodes, 2002-2003)
Steve Staley ...
 Koji Minamoto / ... (63 episodes, 2000-2003)
Neil Kaplan ...
 Hawkmon / ... (61 episodes, 2000-2003)
Michael Lindsay ...
 Joe Kido / ... (60 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Tentomon / ... (56 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Storyline

Seven kids attending a summer camp in Japan are transported to an alternate world linked to ours by the Information Superhighway. That's why it is called Digiworld. The kids make friends with strange creatures called Digimon who become stranger as they "digivolve". During the course of the story, the kids learn that they and the Digimon are the only hope of saving both Earth and Digiworld from total destruction. Written by Steven Pani <sjpani@aol.com>

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Champions of the Digital World.


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Also Known As:

Digimon 02  »

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Trivia

DEBUT: Tsunomon, Gabumon, Yokomon, Biyomon, Motimon, Tentomon, Tanemon, Palmon, Bukamon, Gomamon, Tokomon and Patamon. (episode 1.01 "And So It Begins...") See more »

Quotes

Izzy: It's some kind of Marco Polo experience.
Tentomon: I know what he's famous for! Marco!
Agumon: Polo!
Tentomon: Marco!
Patamon: Polo!
Tentomon: Marco!
Biyomon: Polo!
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Crazy Credits

During the 3rd season of Digimon, Laura Jill Miller is still credited as "Kari" and Brian Donovan (I) is still credited as "Davis", but neither of those characters appear in the 3rd season. See more »

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Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: Digimon the Movie (2012) See more »

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16 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Digimon Adventure and Zero Two are some of the coolest animes that i've seen. And to be sure, I've seen alot. From Evangelion to DBZ, I've seen anime in just about every spectrum of human thought; however, digimon remains in my top 3. There are many reasons for this and I'd like to give some now without bashing pokemon or other animes that people like to compare Digimon to.

First, Character Development and Interactions is basically what half of digimon is all about. In the first season, half the problems the kids get into are because of their own mistakes and problems; however, they always stand together when needed. At first the kids are amazed with the new world they find known as the Digital World. They go through many battles and defeat Devimon. At this point they realize that not everything in this world is so great and the loss of Angemon weakens everyone's spirits. They then have to go and fight on Server(i love the continent names haha) and it is there they defeat Etemon after a long struggle. After Tai leaves everyone goes their separate ways and its here we first see how the characters really are when they are alone. Matt who was thought of as this lone shark of sorts shows that he really is a team player when he helps Joe out for that long period of time. The second part of this idea is that there are approximately 16 different people in the first season to get to know. This is because of the 8 Digidestined children and their digimon. They have different ideas about everything so everyone that watches this show can find some character they relate to.

Then, there are the incredible action sequences throughout the season. There are always new enemies after old enemies have been dealt with; showing that it is the duty of everyone to stop evil...even if it can't be destroyed completely. There were many memorable battles that i'll rewind to and watch these days 3 years down the road from the first time i saw it. I mean the first time u see Angemon, to the whole Myotismon arc, to the first time we see Mega Digimon go at it....this series is jam-packed with great battles.

The great thing about Digimon is that it deals with all the problems that youth go through in their teen years without being overly-gushing with emotion. Like we see the great happiness that arrises when the children finally defeat Myotismon; however, just a couple of minutes later they are up against the Dark Masters with no hope of winning. This causes utter distress in the kids and their group breaks down. We see Matt and Sora deal with Depression and Mimi with Greed. We see TK grow up in episode 52 and with his revolution evolution Magnaangemon is born. Everyone is shown to have their own fears and strengths and this true diversity just makes this show great.

Basically Zero Two just expands upon the first season with new characters while keeping our heroes as mentors to the new basically. It is a great season, full of action and emotion.

Together these two seasons were utterly amazing, spanning 104 episodes and spawning 4 movies and numerous video games...both Japanese and American. Also the card game is ever successful, so it is no wonder why so many people like this great series. From "And so it begins" to "A million points of Light" Digimon is truly an action-packed ride.


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