Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning

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Synonyms: Digimon Adventure 02 Movie
Japanese: デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 27, 2023
Producers: Toei Animation
Licensors: Shout! Factory
Studios: Yumeta Company
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.751 (scored by 25842,584 users)
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Ranked: #53742
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Popularity: #6544
Members: 9,860
Favorites: 25

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Two years after the battle against Eosmon, Davis Motomiya, Ken Ichijouji, Yolei Inoue, Cody Hida, T.K. Takaishi, and Kari Kamiya meet a boy named Rui Owada, who is found with a depowered Digivice and claims to be the first Digidestined ever. In addition, a Digimon named Ukkomon appears in the real world, who wants every person in the world to have their own Digimon partner.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors


Taguchi, Tomohisa
Medel, Jennifer
Script, Dialogue Editing
Wada, Koji
Theme Song Performance
Maeda, Ai
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Target: Akai Shougeki" by Kouji Wada

Ending Theme

"Various Colors" by AiM


Nov 9, 2023
Just finished watching the limited run in US theaters (Nov 9th) in Japanese with English subtitles. I went into the movie without any expectations and really enjoyed it! The movie is VERY story driven which may not be everyone's thing - but as an adult that grew up with the franchise I really enjoyed it. The new character has a very dark backstory, and while it initially comes off as 'dark'/'edgy,' I really enjoyed it as the movie continued/they fleshed out his character more and more. The animation style is modern and high quality - it was great to see the 02 gang older and ...
Dec 4, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I'll give you the short answer: watch it if you are being nostalgic of the old show, don't otherwise.

Let me get this straight. They put quite a bit of effort into bringing all the nostalgic feelings from that show. Many references, many cameo appearances, even the music, the inside jokes, all of that just bringing up memories of me watching 02 over and over again during my childhood. But unlike Digimon tri. before it, the characters did not get the chance to shine. It feels like they tried to create tension but couldn't because they can't really end it in this one? Digimon Adventure has ...
Oct 28, 2023
I went to the movie with some kinda hope after watching the trailer

Pretty soon after the movie started I got disillusioned pretty fast because the movie mostly consisted of building up the backstory for a totally boring new character (poor boy got abused in his childhood, had a rough family background) and waaaaay too much talking for a Digimon movie...

Overall the fight scenes and evolution scenes where animated in a fresh, modern style - yet this is by far not enough when you lack the overall feeling for a Digimon movie because of missing real, extended fights...

Gotta say that this movie lacks nearly everything for ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Is this movie worth watching?
AoiroBlueColor - Nov 1, 2023
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Jul 5, 8:10 PM
I'm frustrated [SPOILER underneath]
EliBat - Oct 27, 2023
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Poll: Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning Episode 1 Discussion
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Jun 11, 7:45 AM
Is any of this stuff canon?
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