Digimon Tamers

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Digimon: Digital Monsters 03
Japanese: デジモンテイマーズ
English: Digimon Tamers
Spanish: Digimon 3
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2001 to Mar 31, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:00 (JST)
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 124950124,950 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1220
Members: 200,573
Favorites: 1,940

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Synopsis

Digimon Tamers takes place in a world where the popular Digimon franchise is all the rage, consisting of a cartoon, video games, and the trading card game. Takato Matsuda is a huge Digimon fan that's particularly obsessed with the card game, and constantly daydreams about the universe therein. One day, he finds a mysterious blue card, which he slides through a scanner toy to use in the popular battle game. His toy suddenly glows and transforms into a Digivice, and Takato's fan-made design, Guilmon, materialises in front of him. Thrilled by the prospect of having a real-life Digimon, Takato embraces his new partner, and his adventures as a Digimon Tamer begin.

Takato quickly discovers that being a Digimon Tamer is not all fun and games—in reality, it's much more dangerous than the card games he's accustomed to. Wild Digimon have begun to appear all across Japan, causing rampages that result in chaos and mayhem. Armed with his Digivice, which can scan trading cards to strengthen Guilmon, Takato and his new partner set out to combat the rogue Digimon. They are tasked with protecting the world from Digimon attacks, whilst a mysterious organization determined to eliminate all Digimon and their Tamers lurks in the shadows...

Background

Digimon Tamers is the first anime of the franchise to depart from the original storyline established in Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. The trading cards used by the characters in the show are based on cards in the real life Digimon Trading Card Game.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Seki, Hiromi
Producer
Kaizawa, Yukio
Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Imamura, Takahiro
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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"The Biggest Dreamer" by Kouji Wada
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Ending Theme

1: "My Tomorrow" by AiM (eps 1-23)
2: "Days~Aijou to Nichijou~" by AiM (eps 24-51)




Reviews

Apr 2, 2010
I liked the first two seasons of Digimon as a kid, they were the only ones they aired here in Finland. After some years I matured and began looking down on them.

Let's face it, the idea that ENIAC, the world's second computer, was capable of twisting space-time and created parallel dimension where computer data took physical form and gained sentience on its own, and then interacted with human kids' emotions to reconfigure the data to combat monsters, was quite silly, and the show mostly served only commercial purposes. (This creation of the Digital World is explained in the Wonder Swan games relating to Digimon ...
Nov 25, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Well, being as there are nothing but pro digimon tamer reviews, I figure an alternate view point is in order.

First off, I like the original digimon. It was simple, but fun. Lot's of cool creatures, fun characters, cool battles. It delivered what it offered. I also hated the 2nd series, (notably more then tamers), i found it boring, repetitive, stale, no form of character development outside 1, and set ups for multiple things that were never explored, just an over all disappointment.

Now, on to the topic at hand, Digimon Tamers. I've read nothing but reviews stating how amazing the plot was, so I'll start ...
Oct 3, 2017
Basically, Digimon Tamers is a good show trapped within a horrible show.

The Good: The characters are quite well-realized and their growth is interesting, especially Ruki and the ties between her character arc and Renamon's powerset. Impmon was surprisingly engaging as well, and I enjoyed tracking the subtle development Culumon underwent.

Beyond that most characters, except the one-off monster-of-the-week baddies were fairly likeable; the adults were surprisingly well individualized and the side-kicks did not feel like they were wasting my time that often.

The overall themes present are ones I sympathize with, and they were explored with some nuance.

The general art direction was hit or miss; I liked ...

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