About “The Call of Dagomon”

A translation of this post from Digimon Adventure 02 episode writer and Digimon Tamers lead writer Chiaki Konaka’s Digimon Tamers 2021 Blog, regarding the episode he wrote for Adventure 02, “The Call of Dagomon” (episode 13). (The text was originally posted on his Twitter in December 2017, and reformatted for this blog post and posted on March 31, 2021.)

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Digimon Adventure 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project — Special Booklet interviews

A translation of two interviews from the booklet distributed for the official Digimon Adventure 20th anniversary “Memorial Story” crowdfunding project, relating to the project itself, the related Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna movie, and various development details related to Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. The first is with producer Hiromi Seki, scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya, and Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe; the second is with voice actress Chika Sakamoto (voice of Agumon).

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Digimon THE MOVIES 1999-2006 Special Staff Comments!!

A translation of the staff comments included in the “Digimon THE MOVIES 1999-2006” Blu-ray collection released on January 9, 2015, featuring comments from the following:

  • Shigeyasu Yamauchi (director for Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!!/Transcendent Evolution! The Golden Digimentals)
  • Takahiro Imamura (director for Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes Back and Digimon Frontier: Revival of the Ancient Digimon, Ornithmon!!
  • Tetsuo Imazawa (director for Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers’ Battle)
  • Tetsuya Nagamine (director for Digimon Savers THE MOVIE: Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode!!)
  • Hiromi Seki (producer for the Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Tamers, Digimon Frontier series, and movies Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!, and Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!!/Transcendent Evolution! The Golden Digimentals)
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DigiFes 2019 20th Anniversary Memorial Pamphlet — Animation Play Back!!

(Animation Play Back!! | Kizuna staff and cast comments)

The official DigiFes 2019 event (held at the Maihama Amphitheater on July 28, 2019) had a “20th Anniversary Memorial Pamphlet” sold on-site. The first section, “Animation Play Back!!”, contained comments from staff for all of the Digimon animated series released to date:

  • Digimon Adventure: Hiromi Seki (producer) and Hiroyuki Kakudou (series director)
  • Digimon Adventure 02: Hiromi Seki (producer) and Hiroyuki Kakudou (series director)
  • Digimon Tamers: Hiromi Seki (producer) and Yukio Kaizawa (series director)
  • Digimon Frontier: Hiromi Seki (producer) and Yukio Kaizawa (series director)
  • Digimon Savers: Atsutoshi Umezawa (producer), Hiroaki Shibata (producer), and Naoyuki Itou (series director)
  • Digimon Xros Wars: Hiroyuki Sakurada (producer), Tetsuya Endou (series director), and Yukio Kaizawa (series director)
  • Digimon Universe Appli Monsters: Daichi Nagatomi (producer) and Gou Koga (series director)
  • Digimon Adventure tri.: Yousuke Kinoshita (producer) and Keitarou Motonaga (director)
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Digimon Adventure 02 15th Anniversary Blu-ray Box — Special Interview 2016

A translation of the voice cast and staff interviews from the booklet included with the Digimon Adventure 02 15th Anniversary Blu-ray Box (released March 2, 2016), which featured comments from the following:

  • Voice actors for the main six Chosen Children and their Digimon partners
  • Producer Hiromi Seki
  • Director Hiroyuki Kakudou
  • Lead writers Atsushi Maekawa and Genki Yoshimura
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Digimon Adventure tri. movie pamphlet interviews — Part 5: Coexistence

Each Digimon Adventure tri. movie’s theatrical screening had a corresponding informational pamphlet sold on-site, which contained informational and art assets and a handful of cast and staff interviews.

(Part 1: Reunion | Part 2: Determination | Part 3: Confession | Part 4: Loss | Part 5: Coexistence | Part 6: Future)

This post covers the interviews for the pamphlet for Part 5, Coexistence, featuring interviews with the following:

  • Voice actresses M・A・O (Hikari Yagami) and Yuka Tokumitsu (Tailmon)
  • Voice actresses Miho Arakawa (Meiko Mochizuki) and Yukiko Morishita (Meicoomon)
  • Musicians Ayumi Miyazaki (vocalist), AiM (vocalist), Hiroshi Yamada (lyricist), and Michihiko Ohta (composer)
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Animate Times Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna interview series — Part 1: Junko Noda, Naozumi Takahashi, Kouichi Tohchika, Megumi Urawa

A translation of the first of Animate Times’s three-part interview series for Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, from February 19, 2020, featuring Digimon Adventure 02 partner Digimon voice actors Junko Noda (V-mon), Naozumi Takahashi (Wormmon), Kouichi Tohchika (Hawkmon), and Megumi Urawa (Armadimon).

(Part 1: 02 Digimon cast voice actors | Part 2: 02 human cast voice actors | Part 3: Mayu Matsuoka)

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Hiromi Seki and Kenji Watanabe comments on Imperialdramon

A translation of Adventure 02 producer Hiromi Seki and Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe’s comments on Digimon Adventure 02 production and Imperialdramon’s design, in commemoration of the announcement of the Figure-rise Standard Amplified Imperialdramon figure on May 27, 2020.

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Digimon Adventure Character Complete File — Character introductions

A translation of the character introduction portions of the Digimon Adventure Character Complete File (デジモンアドベンチャー キャラクター完全ファイル). Uniquely, each “introduction” is written in-character by the respective character’s partner.

Note that the sections for the Adventure kids are meant to be read as being from the perspective of their Adventure-era selves in 1999, whereas the Adventure 02 ones are naturally written from their perspective in 2002. Hikari and Takeru are given a “mini-section” in the middle of the book, at the beginning of which their Adventure selves comment on each other, and they are afterwards given proper Adventure 02-era sections with their own Digimon partners.

(Character introductions | Personal Life Info | Middle School Report / A Day in the Life | Our 25 Years Later)

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Digimon Adventure Character Complete File — Middle School Report / A Day in the Life

A translation of the “Middle School Report” and the “A Day in the Life” portions of the Digimon Adventure Character Complete File (デジモンアドベンチャー キャラクター完全ファイル).

The “Middle School Report” sections are written in-character by each Adventure kid’s Digimon, detailing their thoughts and observations about their human partners having grown up and attending middle school during the time of Digimon Adventure 02. For the six Adventure 02 main cast members, since this obviously wouldn’t apply, this section is replaced with an outline of each Digimon partner’s “daily schedule”.

(Character introductions | Personal Life Info | Middle School Report / A Day in the Life | Our 25 Years Later)

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