The Facts are These:
On a snowy day in the summer, a group of children are transported to a different world. In the world data takes the form of creature known as Digital Monsters or Digimon. These kids were brought there to save the digital world and with their partner digimon, the Digi-destined will save the digital world and their own.
I am going to start off this post with my bias, FUCK POKEMON DIGIMON WAS THE SHIT! There now that you know my bias I am going to continue to talk about this show. As I talked about in the post talking about Ash and his development, I talked about how the earlier season of Pokemon had more depth then the later season of the show. Comparing the earlier seasons of Pokemon to Digimon I find Digimon to even deeper then the early season of Digimon. The main focal point of the Digimon is their adventure to save two worlds. In Pokemon the goal is to watch Ash to become the Pokemon Champion and fail miserably every season.
Behind the Scenes:
The series is based off of a virtual pet toyline of the same name created by Bandai. The series came about through a short film called Digimon Adventure, afterwards Toei Animation requested it being made into a television series. The series is uniques in its dub. In the dub they used shortened names or nicknames for the characters Japanese name. This was not a common practice in the time, where the name uaually changed to an americanized name. An example of this would be in Pokemon Ash Ketchum in the original dub is called Satoshi. Unlike in Digimon Taichi “Tai” Kamiya is called in the original dub Taichi “Tai” Yagami. Comparing the two shows, Digimon was more accurate to the original dub in dialouge, though in the english dub the dialouge had a more humourous tone while the original dub had a serious tone.
The series was directed by Hiroyuki Kakudo who has worked one such series as Digimon Adventure 02, Digital Monster X-Evolution, Rokudenashi Blues 1993, and Powerpuff Girls Z. The characters were designed by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru and the original kanji in the name were related to luck. The series was produced by Studio Toei Animation and is distibuted in North America by Universal Studio Home Entertainment. The opening song is “Butter-fly” by Koji Wada and the American version is “Digimon Theme” by Paul Gordon, Here are both opening for you to enjoy…
Here is the Japanese Opening…
Here is the nostalgic english opening…
A Brief View of the World:
Part of the series takes place in moder day Japan, however the main portion of the series takes place in the Digital World. A world where data is used to build the islands and the creatures.
Digimon is a great series, definitely better than Pokemon. Through character development and overall story the series exceeds Pokemon in every way. It has depth and humour, with great designs for the Digimon.
The series is hard to rewatch with a length of 54 episodes. I can only give the recommendation of if you enjoy the show you are going to rewatch, if you don’t enjoy the show you won’n rewatch it. I however will always rewatch the show.
The Law of Ueki – An interesting shounen show that needs more attention.
Medabots – An awesome robot show that I watched with Digimon every saturday morning.
I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Toei Animation and Bandai.