Digimon Original Story drama CD booklet text

Translations for the text found in the booklets for the “Digimon Original Story” drama CD series released on April 23, 2003, consisting of the following:

  • Digimon Adventure Original Story: Two-and-a-Half Year Break
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Original Story: 2003 -Spring-
  • Digimon Tamers Original Story: Message in the Packet
  • Digimon Frontier Original Story: Things I Want to Tell You

The CD booklets for Adventure and Adventure 02 contain commentary from series director Hiroyuki Kakudou, the booklet for Tamers includes excerpts from the CD’s respective tracks, and the booklet for Frontier contains comments from the characters’ voice actors.

Note that this translation only includes the content of the booklets and not the drama CD audio itself; for a translation of the audio, please refer to onkeikun’s translation here.

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Crest names and translation

This has been something I’ve been turning over in my head for a long time now, but after several months of consideration and consultation with others, I’ve decided to translate 純真の紋章 (“junshin no monshou“) as “Crest of Sincerity” and “誠実の紋章” (“seijitsu no monshou“) as “Crest of Integrity” going forward, and I also plan to retroactively update most of my past translations to reflect this. Those who have followed my translations may know that I’d been using the translation “Purity” for 純真 (“junshin“) and “Honesty” for “誠実” (“seijitsu“) up until now. On top of explaining my justification for the changes, I thought I also might as well take the opportunity to write about Adventure and Adventure 02‘s Crest names in translation.

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DigiFes 2022 pamphlet — Cast and staff comments

The official DigiFes 2022 event (held at the Tachikawa Stage Garden on July 30, 2022) had a pamphlet sold on-site, containing comments from various members of Digimon Frontier and Digimon Adventure 02 THE BEGINNING cast and staff:

  • Comments from the Digimon Frontier voice actors
    • Junko Takeuchi (Takuya Kanbara)
    • Hiroshi Kamiya (Kouji Minamoto)
    • Michael Shitanda (Junpei Shibayama)
    • Sawa Ishige (Izumi Orimoto)
    • Kumiko Watanabe (Tomoki Himi)
    • Kenichi Suzumura (Kouichi Kimura)
  • Comments from the Digimon Adventure 02 THE BEGINNING voice actors
    • Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya)
    • Junko Noda (V-mon)
    • Megumi Ogata (Rui Owada)
    • Rie Kugimiya (Ukkomon)
  • Comments from other event attendees
    • Hiromi Seki (Digimon Frontier producer)
    • Ayumi Miyazaki (musician)
    • AiM (musician)
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Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna — Blu-ray deluxe edition booklet character summaries

The Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna Blu-ray deluxe edition booklet contains summaries of the character arcs of the twelve main featured Chosen Child and Digimon pairs. For the eight pairs originating from Digimon Adventure, each paragraph recaps their character arcs across Adventure, Adventure 02, and Adventure tri., while the remaining four have a recap of their character arcs in Adventure 02.

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We Love DiGiMONMUSiC “A Music Director’s Soliloquy”

A translation of “A Music Director’s Soliloquy” (音楽ディレクターの独り言), a booklet included with the DiGiMONMUSiC 100 Title Commemoration Release: We Love DiGiMONMUSiC (デジモンミュージック100タイトル記念作品 We Love DiGiMONMUSIC) album collection, originally released December 25, 2002. The booklet contains commentary from sound producer and director Hiroshi Chiba on music production for Digimon Adventure, Adventure 02, Tamers, and Frontier, as well as a message from NEC Interchannel producer Shintarou Matsui.

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August 2000 Animedia “Anime Character Research” interview with V-mon and Daisuke Motomiya

Translation of a “Character Research” subsection of the Anime City section from the August 2000 issue of Animedia, featuring an in-character interview (submitted by Toei Animation) with V-mon and Daisuke from Digimon Adventure 02.

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May 2001 interview with Digimon Adventure 02 voice actors

A translation of the “@Voice” section of the May 2001 issue of Animedia, including an interview with Digimon Adventure 02 voice actors Reiko Kiuchi (Daisuke Motomiya), Junko Noda (V-mon), Romi Park (Ken Ichijouji), Naozumi Takahashi (Wormmon), Taisuke Yamamoto (Takeru Takaishi), and Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon) regarding their thoughts shortly after completing the final recording for the series.

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June 2000 Animedia interview with Digimon Adventure 02 voice actors

A translation of the “@Voice” section of the June 2000 issue of Animedia, including an interview with Digimon Adventure 02 voice actors Reiko Kiuchi (Daisuke Motomiya), Rio Natsuki (Miyako Inoue), Megumi Urawa (Iori Hida), Taisuke Yamamoto (Takeru Takaishi), Kae Araki (Hikari Yagami), and Romi Park (Digimon Kaiser).

The interview also contains quick comments from voice actors Junko Noda (V-mon), Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon), Kouichi Tohchika (Hawkmon), Megumi Urawa (Armadimon), and Yuka Tokumitsu (Tailmon) regarding the character song “Definitely All Right ~Digimental Up!~”, along with longer extra comments from Toshiko Fujita (Taichi Yagami) and Yuuto Kazama (Yamato Ishida).

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DigiFes 2021 pamphlet — Cast and staff comments

The official DigiFes 2021 event (held at the Yokosuka Arts Theater on August 1, 2021) had a pamphlet sold on-site, containing comments from various members of predominantly Digimon Tamers-related cast and staff:

  • Comments from the Digimon Tamers voice actors
    • Makoto Tsumura (Takato Matsuda)
    • Masako Nozawa (Guilmon)
    • Mayumi Yamaguchi (Jianliang Lee)
    • Aoi Tada (Terriermon)
    • Fumiko Orikasa (Ruki Makino)
    • Youko Asada (Juri Katou)
    • Susumu Chiba (Mitsuo Yamaki)
    • Hiroki Takahashi (Impmon)
    • Tomoko Kaneda (Culumon)
  • Comments from other event attendees
    • Ayumi Miyazaki (musician)
    • AiM (musician)
    • WILD CHILD BOUND as Masataka Fujishige (musician)
    • Takayoshi Tanimoto (musician)
    • Michihiko Ohta (musician)
    • Fukujuurou Katayama (event MC, voice of Daisuke Motomiya in Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna)
    • Junko Noda (event MC, voice of V-mon in Digimon Adventure 02 and Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna)
    • Arthur Lounsbery (event MC, voice of Ken Ichijouji in Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna)
    • Naozumi Takahashi (event MC, voice of Wormmon in Digimon Adventure 02 and Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna)
  • Interview with Digimon Tamers lead writer Chiaki Konaka
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Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner character song translation masterlist

This post is a masterlist for translations of the songs featured on the Digimon Adventure 02-related “Best Partner” series of character songs. This includes the songs from the following albums:

  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 1: Taichi Yagami & Agumon (June 21, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 2: Yamato Ishida & Gabumon (June 21, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 3: Koushirou Izumi & Tentomon (June 21, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 4: Jou Kido & Gomamon (June 21, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 5: Mimi Tachikawa & Palmon (July 26, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 6: Sora Takenouchi & Piyomon (July 26, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 7: Daisuke Motomiya & V-mon (July 26, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 8: Miyako Inoue & Hawkmon (July 26, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 9: Iori Hida & Armadimon (August 23, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 10: Takeru Takaishi & Patamon (August 23, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 11: Hikari Yagami & Tailmon (August 23, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner 12: Ken Ichijouji & Wormmon (August 23, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- 1: Daisuke Motomiya & V-mon (August 1, 2021)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- 2: Ken Ichijouji & Wormmon (August 1, 2021)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- 3: Miyako Inoue & Hawkmon (August 1, 2021)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- 4: Iori Hida & Armadimon (August 1, 2021)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- 5: Takeru Takaishi & Patamon (August 1, 2021)
  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- 6: Hikari Yagami & Tailmon (August 1, 2021)

This also includes the “Conversation for Here Only” segments from the Kizuna albums.

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