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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Flash Up, Inc. interview with Fukujuurou Katayama

An interview posted on February 21, 2020 to the Flash Up, Inc. website with voice actor Fukujuurou Katayama, regarding his work as a voice actor and his roles as Peco in Ping Pong and Daisuke Motomiya in Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna.

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Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- voice actor interview series

A translation of a series of interviews posted on the Digimon Partners website between June 22 and July 30, 2021, held with the voice actors involved in the Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- character song CDs: Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya), Junko Noda (V-mon), Arthur Lounsbery (Ken Ichijouji), Naozumi Takahashi (Wormmon), Ayaka Asai (Miyako Inoue), Kouichi Tohchika (Hawkmon), Yoshitaka Yamaya (Iori Hida), Megumi Urawa (Armadimon), Junya Enoki (Takeru Takaishi), Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon), M・A・O (Hikari Yagami), and Yuka Tokumitsu (Tailmon).

Please note that, for the sake of brevity and avoiding redundancy, the following translation will omit surrounding press release flavor and promotional campaign text.

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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 Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna — Blu-ray deluxe edition booklet director interview

An interview with director Tomohisa Taguchi on Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, included in the Blu-ray deluxe edition booklet, released on September 2, 2020.

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DigiFes 2019 20th Anniversary Memorial Pamphlet — Cast and staff comments

(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 second section contained comments from cast and staff for Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, with the following:

  • Comments from the Chosen Children and Digimon voice actors
    • Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Chika Sakamoto (Agumon)
    • Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yamato Ishida) and Mayumi Yamaguchi (Gabumon)
    • Suzuko Mimori (Sora Takenouchi) and Atori Shigematsu (Piyomon)
    • Mutsumi Tamura (Koushirou Izumi) and Takahiro Sakurai (Tentomon)
    • Hitomi Yoshida (Mimi Tachikawa) and Kinoko Yamada (Palmon)
    • Junya Ikeda (Jou Kido) and Junko Takeuchi (Gomamon)
    • Junya Enoki (Takeru Takaishi) and Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon)
    • M・A・O (Hikari Yagami) and Yuka Tokumitsu (Tailmon)
    • Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya) and Junko Noda (V-mon)
    • Arthur Lounsbery (Ken Ichijouji) and Naozumi Takahashi (Wormmon)
    • Ayaka Asai (Miyako Inoue) and Kouichi Tohchika (Hawkmon)
    • Yoshitaka Yamaya (Iori Hida) and Megumi Urawa (Armadimon)
  • An interview with director Tomohisa Taguchi
  • Comments from musicians Ayumi Miyazaki and AiM
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Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna — Translations for text on screen

There were a number of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it frames in Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna with pertinent plot-relevant information, so I’ve taken the liberty of translating some of the more important or lore-heavy frames here.

Please note that there are spoilers for the movie below.

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Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna novel (Shueisha Mirai Bunko ver.)

Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna had two novelized versions, the Dash X Bunko version and the Shueisha Mirai Bunko version. This post is a translation for the latter.

IMPORTANT: There is a possibility you might actually be looking for the Dash X Bunko version, which was translated by onkei here. Please make sure that this translation is the specific one you’re looking for before continuing.

You can buy the novel in digital and physical format here.

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Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna movie pamphlet interviews — Producer Yousuke Kinoshita

Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna‘s theatrical screening had a corresponding informational pamphlet sold on-site, which contained informational and art assets and a large number of cast and staff interviews.

(Mayu Matsuoka | Natsuki Hanae and Chika Sakamoto | Other voice actor messages | Creator group talk | Scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya | BGM composer Harumi Fuuki | Music artists Ayumi Miyazaki and AiM | Producer Yousuke Kinoshita)

This post is a translation of the included interview with the movie’s producer, Yousuke Kinoshita.

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