Digimon Translation Directory

Since a large plurality of my translations tend to be Digimon-related, I’ve made an organized list here.

In addition, be sure to check out Digital Scratch (run by onkeikun) for more Digimon-related translations.


Fiction and prose

Music

  • Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner character song series — Lyrics from all of the character songs from the “Best Partner” series of Digimon Adventure 02 albums, including both the original June-August 2000 series and the August 21, 2021 Kizuna series (with the “Conversation for Here Only” segments as well).

Press and interviews

All dates below refer to the release date of the original article. Please see each blog post for the actual date of translation.

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  • (4/2002) Tamers’ Chatroom from V-Jump May 2002 — A Q&A session with producer Hiromi Seki with miscellaneous questions about Adventure through Frontier.
  • (4/4/2003) Digimon Official Super Encyclopedia interview — With Hiromi Seki (producer of Adventure through Frontier), Hiroyuki Kakudou (director of Adventure and Adventure 02, episode director for Tamers and Frontier), and Yukio Kaizawa (director of Tamers and Frontier).
  • DVD-Box booklet interviews — Interviews from the DVD box release booklets, with cast and staff about their memories and thoughts regarding each respective series. (Translations for the Adventure and Adventure 02 booklets can be found on Digital Scratch!)
    • (4/25/2007) Memories of Our Digimon Tamers — Interviews with voice actors Makoto Tsumura (Takato Matsuda), Mayumi Yamaguchi (Jianliang Lee), and Fumiko Orikasa (Ruki Makino), along with staff members Shinji Aramaki (CGI designer), Yukio Kaizawa (director), Chiaki J. Konaka (lead writer), and Hiromi Seki (producer).
    • (8/24/2007) Memories of Our Digimon Frontier — Interviews with voice actors Junko Takeuchi (Takuya Kanbara), Hiroshi Kamiya (Kouji Minamoto), and Kenichi Suzumura (Kouichi Kimura), along with staff members Yukio Kaizawa (director), Sukehiro Tomita (lead writer), and Hiromi Seki (producer).
  • (2/10/2010) Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation Chronicle interview — With Hiromi Seki (producer of Adventure through Frontier), Hiroyuki Kakudou (director of Adventure, Adventure 02, and X-Evolution, episode director for Tamers and Frontier), and Yukio Kaizawa (director of Tamers and Frontier).
  • (2013) Digimon Adventure PSP game website comment from Hiroyuki Kakudou — A comment left by original Digimon Adventure series director Hiroyuki Kakudou, discussing the process of doing voice direction for the 2013 PSP game adaptation.
  • (1/9/2015) Digimon THE MOVIES 1999-2006 staff comments — Comments from the “Digimon THE MOVIES 1999-2006” Blu-ray collection, from directors Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Takahiro Imamura, Tetsuo Imazawa, and Tetsuya Nagamine, and producer Hiromi Seki.
  • Blu-ray Box booklet interviews — Interviews from the Blu-Ray box release booklets, with cast and staff about their memories and thoughts regarding each respective series.
    • (3/3/2015) Digimon Adventure Special Talk and Comment 2015 — A group interview with Digimon Adventure‘s voice actors Mayumi Yamaguchi (Gabumon), Junko Takeuchi (Gomamon), Atori Shigematsu (Piyomon), and Kinoko Yamada (Palmon); short comments from voice actors Chika Sakamoto (Agumon) and Takahiro Sakurai (Tentomon).
    • (3/2/2015) Digimon Adventure 02 Special Interview 2016 — Interviews with the voice actors for the main six Chosen Children and their partner Digimon from Digimon Adventure 02, along with staff members Hiromi Seki (producer), Hiroyuki Kakudou (director), Atsushi Maekawa (lead writer), and Genki Yoshimura (lead writer).
    • (4/3/2018) Digimon Tamers Special Cast and Staff Interview 2018 — A group interview with Digimon Tamers‘s voice actors Masako Nozawa (Guilmon), Makoto Tsumura (Takato Matsuda), Aoi Tada (Terriermon), Mayumi Yamaguchi (Jianliang Lee), Fumiko Orikasa (Ruki Makino), Youko Asada (Juri Katou), and Susumu Chiba (Mitsuo Yamaki); a group interview with staff members Hiromi Seki (producer), Chiaki Konaka (lead writer), Yukio Kaizawa (series director), and Hiroyuki Kakudou (unit director).
    • (4/2/2019) Digimon Frontier Special Cast Interview 2019 — A group interview with Digimon Frontier‘s voice actors Junko Takeuchi (Takuya Kanbara), Hiroshi Kamiya (Kouji Minamoto), Sawa Ishige (Izumi Orimoto), Michael Shitanda (Junpei Shibayama), Kumiko Watanabe (Tomoki Himi), and Kenichi Suzumura (Kouichi Kimura).
  • (6/2015-9/2015) DiGiFES “THE INTERVIEW” — A series of interviews held by Korean fansite “DiGiFES” (now defunct), with various Digimon-related staff.
    • (6/2015-7/2015) 01 Ayumi Miyazaki — With insert song vocalist and musician Ayumi Miyazaki.
    • (7/2015-8/2015) 02 Genki Yoshimura — With Adventure episode writer and Adventure 02 lead writer Genki Yoshimura.
    • (9/2015) 03 Kenji Watanabe — With Digimon franchise founder and monster character designer Kenji Watanabe.
  • (3/17/2019) Hypnos Meeting 2019 Q&A with Chiaki Konaka — A question-and-answer session at the Hypnos Meeting 2019 fan event, with Tamers lead writer Chiaki Konaka about the series and the “Digimon Tamers 2018” drama CD.
  • (7/28/2019) DigiFes 2019 20th Anniversary Memorial Pamphlet — Animation Play Back!! — Comments from the producers and directors for every Digimon anime series released up to 2019.
  • (5/27/2020) Figure-rise Standard Amplified Imperialdramon comments — Comments from Adventure 02 producer Hiromi Seki and Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe about Imperialdramon, in commemoration of the Figure-rise Standard Amplified Imperialdramon figure announcement.
  • (2/2020) 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project booklet interviews — Interviews with producer Hiromi Seki, scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya, Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe, and Agumon voice actress Chika Sakamoto in regards to development for Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, and Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, included in the official booklet for the “Memorial Story” crowdfunding project.
  • (2/21/2021) Flash Up, Inc. interview with Fukujuurou Katayama — Interview with voice actor Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya) about his experiences in his career, including Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna.
  • (5/21/2021) Digimon Tamers 20th Anniversary Chat: Makoto Tsumura × Hiromi Seki — An interview with Takato Matsuda voice actress Makoto Tsumura and producer Hiromi Seki about their experiences working on Tamers.
  • (6/2021-7/2021) Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- voice actor interview series — A series of interviews held with the Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna voice cast for the Adventure 02 characters, regarding the Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- character song series.
  • (8/2015) Animedia interview — With director Keitarou Motonaga.
  • Voice actor official website interviews — Interviews with the Adventure tri. voice actors, posted to the official website prior to each movie.
  • Official movie pamphlet interviews — Interviews from the official Adventure tri. movie pamphlets, which were sold on-site at each movie screening.
    • (11/21/2015) Part 1: Reunion — With voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Chika Sakamoto (Agumon), director Keitarou Motonaga, and vocalist Kouji Wada.
    • (3/12/2016) Part 2: Determination — With voice actors Junya Ikeda (Jou Kido) and Junko Takeuchi (Gomamon), voice actors Hitomi Yoshida (Mimi Tachikawa) and Kinoko Yamada (Palmon), lead writer Yuuko Kakihara, character designer Atsuya Uki, animation character designer Masanori Shino, and animation director and Digimon animation designer Kouji Itou.
    • (9/24/2016) Part 3: Confession — With voice actors Mutsumi Tamura (Koushirou Izumi) and Takahiro Sakurai (Tentomon), voice actors Junya Enoki (Takeru Takaishi) and Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon), and writers Yuuko Kakihara (lead writer and scriptwriter), Mitsutaka Hirota (scriptwriter), Takaaki Suzuki (setting researcher and scriptwriter), Yasuhiro Nakanishi (scriptwriter), and Yuniko Ayana (scriptwriter).
    • (2/25/2017) Part 4: Loss — With voice actresses Suzuko Mimori (Sora Takenouchi) and Atori Shigematsu (Piyomon), voice actors Daisuke Namikawa (Daigo Nishijima) and Yuuko Kaida (Maki Himekawa), music composer Gou Sakabe, color designer Sachiko Urushido, and scriptwriters Yasuhiro Nakanishi and Yuniko Ayana.
    • (9/30/2017) Part 5: Coexistence — With voice actresses M・A・O (Hikari Yagami) and Yuka Tokumitsu (Tailmon), voice actresses Miho Arakawa (Meiko Mochizuki) and Yukiko Morishita (Meicoomon), and musicians Ayumi Miyazaki (vocalist), AiM (vocalist), Hiroshi Yamada (lyricist), and Michihiko Ohta (composer).
    • (5/5/2018) Part 6: Future — Short interviews with the Chosen Children and Digimon voice actors; interviews with voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Chika Sakamoto (Agumon), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yamato Ishida) and Mayumi Yamaguchi (Gabumon), and Digimon franchise character designer Kenji Watanabe.
  • (1/2016) Otomedia interview — With director Keitarou Motonaga, lead writer Yuuko Kakihara, and writer Yuniko Ayana.
  • (9/2016) Official website interview with Yoshimasa Hosoya — With voice actor Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yamato Ishida) about the Part 3 ending song, “To Me”.
  • (7/14/2017) Super Evolution Stage: Digimon Adventure tri. Special Interview — An interview with Super Evolution Stage: Digimon Adventure tri. ~The August 1st Adventure~ stage play director and producer Kenichi Tani, and original series producer Hiromi Seki.
  • (8/31/2018) Memorial Book interviews — Interviews from the Digimon Adventure tri. Memorial Book, held with various Adventure tri. staff.
  • (10/2018-11/2018) Gashapon Blog interview with Kenji Watanabe — With Digimon franchise founder and monster character designer Kenji Watanabe, about the Digital Monster Capsule Mascot Collection, and some production background behind Adventure tri. and Omegamon Merciful Mode.
  • (7/28/2019) DigiFes 2019 20th Anniversary Memorial Pamphlet — Animation Play Back!! — Comments from the producers and directors for every Digimon anime series released up to 2019.
  • (2019) Official website message — A greeting left by supervisor (and original Adventure and Adventure 02 producer) Hiromi Seki and producer Yousuke Kinoshita on the official Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna website.
  • (7/28/2019) DigiFes 2019 20th Anniversary Memorial Pamphlet — Cast and staff comments — Comments from the main Chosen Children and Digimon voice cast for Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, plus an interview with director Tomohisa Taguchi and comments from musicians Ayumi Miyazaki and AiM.
  • (9/2019-11/2019) Animage Plus interview series — A series of interviews with producer Yousuke Kinoshita about Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna and the corresponding “Memorial Story” short story crowdfunding project.
  • (2/2020) 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project booklet interviews — Interviews with producer Hiromi Seki, scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya, Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe, and Agumon voice actress Chika Sakamoto in regards to development for Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, and Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, included in the official booklet for the “Memorial Story” crowdfunding project.
  • (2/17/2020) Cinemarche interview with Tomohisa Taguchi — With director Tomohisa Taguchi, about his ideas behind the themes for the movie, and its goal of “dismantling” the Digimon IP for the sake of its future.
  • (2/18/2020) Movie Log Plus interview with Tomohisa Taguchi — With director Tomohisa Taguchi, about his childhood love for the Digimon franchise and production details behind the movie.
  • (2/21/2020) Official movie pamphlet interviews — Interviews from the official movie pamphlet, which was sold on-site at the movie screening.
  • Anime! Anime! interview series — A series of interviews held by Anime! Anime! with various people involved in Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna’s production.
    • (2/21/2020) Tomohisa Taguchi — With director Tomohisa Taguchi, about his childhood love for the Digimon franchise and production details behind the movie.
    • (2/22/2020) Natsuki Hanae and Chika Sakamoto — With voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Chika Sakamoto (Agumon), about resuming their roles for the movie.
    • (2/29/2020) Fukujuurou Katayama, Ayaka Asai, Yoshitaka Yamaya — With voice actors Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya), Ayaka Asai (Miyako Inoue), and Yoshitaka Yamaya (Iori Hida), about the pressure of being picked to voice characters from their childhood, and how they acquainted themselves with their senior voice actors.
    • (3/1/2020) Junko Noda, Naozumi Takahashi, Megumi Urawa, Kouichi Tohchika — With voice actors Junko Noda (V-mon), Naozumi Takahashi (Wormmon), Megumi Urawa (Armadimon), and Kouichi Tohchika (Hawkmon), about resuming their roles from Adventure 02 and the process of meeting the new voice actors for their partners.
    • (3/24/2020) Hiromi Seki and Yousuke Kinoshita — With supervisor (and original Adventure and Adventure 02 producer) Hiromi Seki and producer Yousuke Kinoshita, about the production circumstances behind the movie.
  • Animate Times interview series — A three-part series of interviews held by Animate Times with various voice actors from Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna.
    • (2/9/2020) Part 1: Junko Noda, Naozumi Takahashi, Megumi Urawa, Kouichi Tohchika — With voice actors Junko Noda (V-mon), Naozumi Takahashi (Wormmon), Megumi Urawa (Armadimon), and Kouichi Tohchika (Hawkmon), about their thoughts on the movie and their memories of recording for the original Adventure 02.
    • (2/20/2020) Part 2: Fukujuurou Katayama, Ayaka Asai, Yoshitaka Yamaya — With voice actors Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya), Ayaka Asai (Miyako Inoue), and Yoshitaka Yamaya (Iori Hida), about their experiences as childhood Digimon fans, and their thoughts about the franchise and movie.
      (2/21/2020) Part 3: Mayu Matsuoka — With voice actress Mayu Matsuoka (Menoa Bellucci) about her experience as a childhood Digimon fan and her thoughts about Menoa’s character.
  • (3/3/2020) Asahi &M interview with Kenji Watanabe — With Digimon franchise founder and monster character designer Kenji Watanabe, about his unprecedented degree of involvement with the movie.
  • (9/2/2020) Blu-ray deluxe edition interview with Tomohisa Taguchi — An interview with director Tomohisa Taguchi, included in the booklet from the deluxe edition of the Blu-ray.
  • (6/2021-7/2021) Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- voice actor interview series — A series of interviews held with the Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna voice cast for the Adventure 02 characters, regarding the Digimon Adventure 02 Best Partner -Kizuna- character song series.

Social media and websites

Official website/social media posts that are interesting, or at least have nice things to say. All dates below refer to the release date of the original posting. Please see each blog post for the actual date of translation.

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Posts from Adventure and Adventure 02 series director (and Tamers, Frontier, and Xros Wars episode director) Hiroyuki Kakudou, with background information about the series.

  • Hiroyuki Kakudou’s Rusted House — Various pages from from Adventure and Adventure 02 director Hiroyuki Kakudou’s website, detailing production trivia behind the series he’d worked on.
  • Hiroyuki Kakudou’s Rusted House Annex — Various posts from Adventure and Adventure 02 director Hiroyuki Kakudou’s blog, where he sometimes introduces various Digimon franchise-related things and discusses production background behind the series he’d worked on.
    • (4/27/2018) Mimi Tachikawa and Lilimon — Commentary on the MegaHouse Mimi and Lilimon PVC figure, and discussion about the intent behind Mimi’s character.
    • (5/30/2018) In regards to the new Digimon project — Discussion for the reasons behind his stepping down from Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna development, and more production facts behind Adventure and Adventure 02‘s worldbuilding and development.
    • (1/2020-4/2020) Comments on Digimon Adventure: Various posts discussing the Digimon Adventure: reboot and his thoughts and involvement (or lack thereof) on it, and more production facts behind the original Adventure.

Posts from Tamers lead writer Chiaki Konaka, regarding background behind Tamers and other related projects.

  • (3/31/2021) About “The Call of Dagomon” — Discussing the background behind how Tamers lead writer Chiaki Konaka came to be the writer for Adventure 02‘s 13th episode, “The Call of Dagomon”, and the thought process behind it.
  • (4/2/2021) About Tamers’s OP, EDs, and insert songs — Discussing Konaka’s thoughts on Tamers‘s vocal music and some background behind its production, as well as the drama CD included as a bonus for the 2018 Blu-ray Box, “Days -Information and the Extraordinary-“.
  • (5/5/2021) The Digital World of Tamers — Discussing the development of the Digital World as depicted in Tamers.