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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Digimon Adventure character song translation masterlist

This post is a masterlist for translations of the songs featured on the Digimon Adventure character songs from the following albums:

  • Digimon Adventure Character Song + Mini Drama 1 (November 5, 1999)
  • Digimon Adventure Character Song + Mini Drama 2 (December 3, 1999)
  • Digimon Adventure Character Song + Mini Drama 3 (January 7, 2000)
  • Digimon Adventure Enemy Character Song File (May 24, 2000)

For organization’s sake, this masterlist contains only the character songs and not any of the other songs featured on the albums. It also does not include the Mini Drama portions (which have already been translated by onkeikun here), but it does include the “Quotes” tracks from the Enemy Character Song File.

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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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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 Girls Festival — Bedtime and Early Morning Calls

A translation of the “Bedtime” and “Early Morning” calls included on the Digimon Girls Festival character song album (originally released February 6, 2002), featuring characters from Adventure (Sora Takenouchi and Mimi Tachikawa), Adventure 02 (Miyako Inoue and Hikari Yagami), and Tamers (Ruki Makino, Shaochung Lee, and Juri Katou).

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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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