Digimon Tamers
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Alternative Titles

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

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, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 8654486,544 users)
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Ranked: #12392
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Popularity: #816
Members: 140,165
Favorites: 1,469

Recommendations

Imagine Digimon Tamers' first arc with better animation and without the mandated toy tie-ins, and you'll basically have Dennou Coil. A group of children have secret adventures in a world where computer-generated artificial creatures interface with reality, and clash with the adults who want to regulate and control that world. While Dennou Coil lacks Tamers' monster battles and apocalyptic themes, both shows tackle psychological issues with the same respect for their child protagonists. In Dennou Coil as in Tamers, children are explored as full human beings, and neither show pulls it's punches when it comes to showing children going through bad things. The shows also  read more 
report Recommended by Ice-nine
Well the psychological themes are very similiar. Also, the final enemies in Digimon Tamers, the D-Reapers are VERY-VERY similiar to Angels in Evangelion. The last D-Reaper even has a mask like Lilith did and it's face evolved to a human's one just like Lilith's .. While Digimon Tamers isn't that sad, psychological and fucked up and is targeted more at kids than Evangelion then it's still clearly influenced by it. Also, in both series there is a company that is related to the D-Reapers/Angels. And some of the digimons in this series are based off the Evangelion mechas. (one of them even had that big  read more 
report Recommended by RyuRobin
Believe it or not, Devil Survivor 2 and Digimon Tamers are probably the closest anime in terms of similar themes you'll find. In both of the shows, creatures are appearing out of no where in Japan and causing havoc. In DS2, the ones who take care of these are the summoners, while in DT they are the tamers. In DS2 they use a variation of demons from folklore, stories and the such, while in Digimon Tamer it gets to the point where the enemies are based on folklore and legends as well. In DS2, you can almost consider the demons to be 'digital' as well as  read more 
report Recommended by Paul
It has the same theme - small magical beings turning into powerful creatures, fighting each other and leveling up/using special cards. Kids are their tamers and are the heroes of the anime. 
report Recommended by skayster
Both have the same writer. Have similar phsychological concepts and have acid trip like cinematography. 
report Recommended by Paxionfrut
- creatures made by humans appear in the real world - main character is also creating a character, who is also getting real - main character fights against the "evil" creatures, because they wan't to destroy the real world (the world of their creators) 
report Recommended by karakatsu
The stories revolve around a game that takes on a bigger meaning then just being a game. Real world friendships are formed and in the long run goals are formed as well. They also deal with digital worlds and getting away from reality, not to mention having abilities that can actually effect the real world in a positive or negative manner. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
If Tamers isn't the only Evangelion inspired anime, GX too can be considered one. Both series tend to deconstruct their main theme which is monsters and cards to a level where it portrays it realistically. psychologically, and consequentially. Takato and Judai are both based on Shinji Ikari despite being a previous main character archetype and both have personal struggles to deal with despite having positive moments. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both anime got a 'kids and their cool pet' story. Both are subversive about it. They question the nature of these cool pets. Medabots is better at its exploration. The Medabots are a represntation of weaponry. What the Digimon represent isn't very clear. They both move from light-hearted to dark at the end. While Medabots is less convenient and weirder, Digimon Tamers has better character development. 
report Recommended by TheBrainintheJar
If you enjoyed the darker, more disturbing episodes of Digimon Tamers, I highly recommend checking out Brigadoon. Both shows explore the bond of an innocent child and a non human creature from a different world, although Brigadoon tests the bond between the two perhaps even further than Digimon Tamers, with some truly disturbing and violent fights. Be warned, however, despite its cute art style, Brigadoon is anything but a kids show. The fights are intense, and humans and non human characters are killed on screen. If you enjoyed Digimon and want to see what it would be like in a brutally realistic setting, Brigadoon is  read more 
report Recommended by HeartBeat_Freak
I enjoyed both series and I love them.. 1. You know, Watanabe Kenji is the illustrator for both Digimon and Legendz and both series have connection with WiZ company 2. Both Digimon Tamers and Legendz start with slow tone, lighthearted, and more like slice of life series so that we can go more into the characters 3. Both started to be dark and edgier after the first-half and it's quite confusing and deep for kids show 4. Both series seem underrated, however they have epic story and characterization  
report Recommended by DATS24
Kids receive powerful monsters and start to live normal lives with them. Then the world burns because of this and their minds explode. Now they have a lot of adult problems. Narutaru is MUCH more mature, while Digimon Tamers has a child-friendly approach to the theme. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
Both Gundam 00 (TV Series) and Digimon Tamers are a deconstruction of their perspective series (Gundam 00 on mechas and Digimon Tamers on Digimon). In the movie, ELS is identical to that of D-Reapers and have an Evangelion esque feeling to it. The main char in both shows struggle emotionally. Body Count and Tolls in both shows make both shows dark and meaningful in many ways. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both are a darker take of their respective franchises with realistic themes in a real world with fictional elements. Plus they are considered to be a deconstruction except that Fate/Zero takes it in a more mature way than Digimon Tamers. Both are well praised and received from viewers and critics alike.  
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Its another adventure with these characters in roughly hour long movie. With some new interesting characters and a decent story as well. 
report Recommended by Frankcoco
Both shows have a kid friendly look to them, but they have a very dark story to them. They both have kids going into parallel worlds, ultimately leading up to immense existential threats. Fans of one would surely like the other. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
Both iconic kids shows from a similar era. Both belong to wider expansive franchises. Both involve child heroes, vast cast of different monsters and intense battles. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
First off, the obvious. They're both Digimon series, although out of any two Digimon series these two might have the most similarities between them. Most of the characters all have parallels to each other, Haru is very much cut from the same cloth as Takato, being less hot-blooded and more down to Earth goggle boys, Eri plays the same hot-blooded tough girl role as Ruki, just without the kuudere aspects, and without getting into spoilers, Yuujin and Juri have a surprising amount of things in common. While Appmon doesn't get nearly as dark as Tamers, there's still a surprising amount of tear jerkers, and both  read more 
report Recommended by HeruruMeruru
Arc V and Tamers have a lot of deconstruction going through in them making it not a kids show at all. Takato and Yuya have emotional struggle to deal with during the progress. I can't help but compare Guilmon to Odd Eyes. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both anime take a dark twist on their respected genre. While Tamers is still more suitable for kids, it was still massively psychological especially for a digimon show. WIXOSS is more suited for an older audience and not only has cards in common with Tamers but also with shows like YuGiOh and Vanguard, yet is more focused on the characters than on the cardgame. 
report Recommended by Orsonius
Some will say comparing Apples and Oranges is what comparing Pokemon and Digimon is like. However, I actually found Calumon and Jirachi to be very simular to each other character wise. Not to mention both stories drew me in. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both started out as an adventure with the lead character fighting weekly monsters but eventually became a hero's emotional journey culminating in a final battle with the hidden enemy at a major metropolitan capital city. 
report Recommended by arsonal
Both are your monster fight of the day type shows aimed at little kids. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have some type of beasts, one has digital monsters as trusty side kicks, one has a shadow beast but both beasts are combat worthy yet friendly with a sense of humor Both have a simple (not so simple if you watch them but...) light vs darkness scenario Both have a "Friendship is power" feel to them Both have epic feel battles and great finales Both make the finales very very "all hope is lost" in one way or another 
report Recommended by -FlameHaze-
Well if you liked the fights in Digimon then you will love YuGiOh. It has action, comedy, drama. Well mostly comedy. well anyway I give a big recommendation to watch YuGiOh. You can also watch YuGiOh GX, it is the continuing of YuGiOh.So I strongly recommend YuGiOh. 
report Recommended by darkcelt
Both series begin as your usual magical girl/mon show and flip the genre completely, getting progressively darker with themes and elements completely unexpected of the childrens show they initially appear to be. 
report Recommended by TrickedOutHoro
Both venture to the far limits of theoretical physics and utilize its weird phenomena combatively in the epic final battles. Both have "eco-fascist" main villains who have calculated that there are too many humans, and calmly launch plans to reduce their numbers. 
report Recommended by Rotom
Both are long anime about what parents pass on to their children and how people learn about themselves by taking care of creatures more vulnerable than them. 
report Recommended by Popka
Both similarly popular iconic kids anime series. Both monster battling anime with great characters and world building. Both have great soundtracks, story & monster designs. Both part of wider franchises spanning many series, games, manga etc. with similar fan bases and target audience. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Both anime involve the young protagonists using powers and attacks by sliding cards in a device. 
report Recommended by malvarez1
Devices using cards, cute creatures like Calumon. 
report Recommended by Yuki_Giou
I have no idea Why havent this recommendatin made. These are the most similare shows. They fight whit monsters and use cards to power up the monsters. Story and characters are different but in these kind if shows its no big deal. 
report Recommended by lucky03
Both the third seasons of multi media giant kids anime franchises. Both more niche fandoms compared to their brethren super successes like Pokemon & Yugioh. Both have sentient/intelligent creatures who battle alongside the human heroes. Both have great character design, monster designs and tones. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape