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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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


Score: 7.641 (scored by 123186123,186 users)
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Ranked: #13362
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Popularity: #1196
Members: 197,585
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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...


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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaizawa, Yukio
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"The Biggest Dreamer" by Kouji Wada

Ending Theme

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


Dec 18, 2021
Digimon Tamers is by far the best season of the Digimon series, and as far as I am concerned, its also the best (and quite possibly only worth watching) "pet monster" anime.
If the first Digimon season was a adventure anime for kids, Tamers is the same but for teens/young adults. The writing in this season is clearly different and more mature, exploring sensitive subjects that you dont usually see in anime. Though that does not mean the story forgets about the pet monsters. They play a big part in it, and in my opinion Tamers has the coolest Digimons in the series.
Definitely worth a watch ...
Aug 28, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The lead writer for Digimon Tamers is Chiaki Konaka (most famous for Serial Experiments Lain)
So if you're both a fan of his works and a fan of Digimon, this season will be a real treat for you
If not, then it might not exactly be your cup of tea...

As you can probably tell, i'm part of the latter group
I'll devide my qualms about the series in 2 major parts

1) The story
Pace is pretty slow, a lot of times things feel disconected, and it feels like it's trying too hard to be dark

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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