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Jacket art of the 2007 Japanese DVD box set release of Digimon Adventure by Happinet.

At a total of 54 episodes, the 1999 anime series Digimon Adventure, created by Toei Animation,[1] is the longest in the Digimon franchise.[Note 1] It aired in Japan on Fuji TV between March 7, 1999, and March 26, 2000.[1][2] The series was directed by Hiroyuki Kakudō and produced by Keisuke Okuda, featuring music composition by Takanori Arisawa and character designs by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru.[3] The story revolves around a group of elementary school students known as the DigiDestined, who are transported to a parallel Digital World and find themselves in a quest to save it from evil forces with the help of their partner creatures. The series was followed in 2000 with a sequel titled Digimon Adventure 02.

Digimon Adventure was broadcast with English dubbing in the United States on Fox Kids and in Canada on YTV.[4][5] The series premiered on August 14, 1999, in the United States.[6] When it was first released in North America, the series was seen as an attempt to imitate the success of Nintendo's Pokémon franchise. Entertainment Weekly magazine named Digimon as the "Worst Pokémon/Net Crossbreeding Attempt" in 2000.[7] Despite the criticism, it placed first at the start of the May 2000 Nielsen ratings sweeps, surpassing Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands among viewers aged 2–11 and 6–11. Retailers and businesses such as snack food company Jel Sert and toy store chain Toys "R" Us capitalized on the popularity of the series by licensing it for promotion with their own products.[6] Web search engine Lycos listed Digimon as the number five fad of 2000, and it ranked 35th on the list of the year's top searches.[8] Overall licensing of English-language material of the series was managed by Saban Entertainment,[6] which was eventually acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Digimon Adventure has been compiled into DVD box sets by Bandai Visual and Happinet in Japan and by Alliance Entertainment in North America.

Kōji Wada's song "Butter-Fly" was used as the opening theme for the series, and Ai Maeda's (credited as AiM) songs "I wish" and "Keep on" were used as ending themes.[9][10] The English opening featured an original composition by Paul Gordon.

Episode list

# Fox Kids title
Original Japanese title translated to English
Original Japanese title
Director Screenwriter Original airdate English airdate
1 And so it begins…
"Hyōryū? Bōken no Shima!" (漂流? 冒険の島!)
March 7, 1999 August 14, 1999
Mysterious climate changes occur around the world, and snow falls overnight in July at a summer camp in Japan. Tai Kamiya, Matt Ishida, Sora Takenouchi, Izzy Izumi, Mimi Tachikawa, Joe Kido and T.K. Takaishi find themselves in the possession of Digivices that fell from the sky and are transported to the Digital World. Each of them is promptly greeted by seven creatures who call themselves Digimon and reveal that the children are their chosen partners. They are soon attacked by a Kuwagamon and attempt to hide in the forest. When the group is finally cornered on the edge of a cliff, the creatures Digivolve to defend themselves and their partners. However, Kuwagamon's attack causes the cliff to collapse, and the children and their Digimon fall into the river below.
2 The Birth of Greymon
"Bakuretsu Shinka! Gureimon" (爆裂進化! グレイモン)
March 14, 1999 August 21, 1999
A school of fish catch the children's and their Digimons' fall and swim them to safety as Kuwagamon falls into the river as well. The group are taken to shore and attempt to determine their location and how to return home. Tai's partner Agumon reveals that the children are the first human beings to arrive in the Digital World. Tai leads the group toward the ocean, and they find non-functional telephone booths on the beach. As the group rest to determine their next plan of action, they are attacked by a Shellmon. None of the Digimon except for Agumon has the strength to fight because they have not eaten. Tai is captured by Shellmon, and at which point Agumon suddenly Digivolves into Greymon and throws Shellmon into the ocean.
3 Garurumon
"Aoki Ōkami! Garurumon" (蒼き狼! ガルルモン)
March 21, 1999 August 28, 1999
The group leave the beach and find themselves in the middle of a fight for territory between two Monochromon. They escape unharmed and, as the sky darkens across the Digital World, come across a trolleycar by a lake. They catch fish for dinner and decide to keep a night watch while staying overnight, but Tai and Matt argue over who between the two should take the first rotation. During the first shift, Tai accidentally awakens a Seadramon when he drops a burning stick on its tail. Seadramon pulls the trolleycar to the middle of the lake and attacks Matt. His partner Gabumon immediately Digivolves into Garurumon and defeats Seadramon. Everyone in the group falls asleep from exhaustion after the fight.
4 Biyomon Gets Firepower
"Shakunetsu! Bādoramon" (灼熱! バードラモン)
March 28, 1999 September 4, 1999
As the group re-enter the forest, they see a black gear flying above. They soon reach a desert with standing utility poles, and Mimi's compass becomes ineffective due to the presence of metal in the sand. They discover a village of Yokomon in the middle of the desert, and Sora's partner Biyomon is questioned as to how it was able to Digivolve from Yokomon. They are taken to a nearby water spring but discover that the spring and its source aquifer have dried up and are ablaze with fire. Meramon, a fire Digimon enraged by the black gear that entered its body, descends from Miharashi Mountain at the edge of the desert and heads toward the village. As the group evacuate the Yokomon residents, Biyomon challenges Meramon but is no match for its power. Biyomon soon Digivolves into Birdramon and attacks Meramon from the air, releasing the black gear from inside its body. As a sign of gratitude for saving their village, the Yokomon invite the group for dinner, but the children discover they cannot eat the food.
5 Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker
"Denkō! Kabuterimon" (電光! カブテリモン)
April 4, 1999 September 11, 1999
The kids stumble upon a strange factory, where they find an Andromon caught in some machinery. After they release him, he attacks them. Izzy discovers strange coding, which he uses to Digivolve Tentomon to Kabuterimon. Kabuterimon then destroys the Black Gear controlling Andromon. Apologizing for his behavior, Andromon show the children to the next area.
6 Togemon in Toy Town
"Parumon Ikari no Shinka" (パルモン怒りの進化!)
April 11, 1999 September 20, 1999
While escaping the Numemon who attacked the group in the sewers on their way out of the factory, the kids are split up and Mimi ends up in Toy Town after being attacked by a Monzaemon. There she finds the other kids acting strangely. Palmon manages to Digivolve to Togemon and destroys the Black Gear that was controlling Monzaemon.
7 Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo
"Hōkō! Ikkakumon" (咆哮! イッカクモン)
April 18, 1999 September 21, 1999
Tai and Matt argue whether they should climb Infinity Mountain. Joe and Gomamon decide to climb the mountain by themselves. While on the mountain, they are attacked by a Unimon. Tai and Sora come to the rescue, and Gomamon Digivolves into Ikkakumon to save Joe from falling after unimon bucked him off and destroy the Black Gear that was controlling Unimon.
8 Evil Shows His Face
"Yami no Shisha Debimon" (闇の使者デビモン!)
April 25, 1999 September 22, 1999
The kids meet the ruler of File Island, Devimon, the controller of the Black Gears. He, along with Ogremon and a possessed Leomon, attacks the kids, who manage to escape. They end up in a mysterious mansion which proves to be a hallucination created by Devimon. Devimon breaks File Island into multiple smaller islands and separates the kids on different islands. Devimon nearly gets Tai, but Tai's Digivice frees Leomon and he holds off Devimon to give Tai time to get away at the cost of being recaptured.
9 Subzero Ice Punch!
"Gekitotsu! Reitō Dejimon" (激突! 冷凍デジモン)
May 2, 1999 September 23, 1999
Tai and Agumon land on a snow-covered island and are forced to defeat a Frigimon. After destroying the Black Gear that was controlling him using Tai's soccer skills to get Agumon on Frigimon's back to get to it, they cross over to the island where Matt and Gabumon landed. Meanwhile, Matt goes out to search for his brother against Gabumon's advice and gets hypothermia. Once the two boys meet up, they end up fighting each other until a Mojyamon attacks them. Thanks to Frigimon feeding the Digimon, Agumon and Gabumon are able to digivolve. They defeat the Mojyamon and expel the Black Gear that was controlling him. Garurumon spots Black Gears behind a wall and blasts them, causing the island to move back towards Infinity Mountain.
10 A Clue From The Digi-Past
"Shugosha Kentarumon" (守護者ケンタルモン!)
May 9, 1999 September 24, 1999
Mimi and Palmon are harassed by Sukamon and Chuumon. After escaping them, they cross over to the next island, where Izzy and Tentomon landed. After they reunite, Mimi and Tentomon get lost in a labyrinth and are attacked by Centarumon. Izzy and Palmon finally find them and their Digimon battle and destroy Centarumon's Black Gear. After the battle, Leomon appears and attacks the children, but is driven back by the light of their Digivices.
11 The Dancing Digimon
"Odoru Bōrei! Bakemon" (踊る亡霊! バケモン)
May 16, 1999 September 25, 1999
After suffering an attack from Ogremon at sea, Joe and Gomamon find themselves on an island with Sora and Biyomon. They are captured by a band of Bakemon intent on eating them. Gomamon and Biyomon manage to escape and Digivolve to fight the Lord Bakemon. They eventually defeat him with help from Joe's repetitive chanting.[Note 2] Bakemon is then destroyed by Birdramon and Ikkakumon.
12 DigiBaby Boom
"Bōken! Patamon to Boku" (冒険! パタモンと僕)
May 23, 1999 September 30, 1999
T.K. and Patamon end up in Primary Village, the place where all Digimon are born. There, they are confronted by Elecmon, the guardian of the baby Digimon. He fights Patamon, having mistaken the two for intruders. To avoid a fight, T.K. proposes that they settle the dispute with a tug-o-war. Patamon wins and earns Elecmon's respect and trust.
13 The Legend of the DigiDestined
"Enjemon Kakusei!" (エンジェモン覚醒!)
May 30, 1999 October 1, 1999
The entire group reunites and is attacked by Leomon. After Leomon is defeated with the light of the Digivices, he tells the children about the prophecies of the "DigiDestined." The group goes to Infinity Mountain for the final showdown with Devimon. There, Devimon absorbs many Black Gears and Ogremon and grows in size and power, turning the fight in his favor. At the last moment Patamon finally Digivolves to Angemon and turns the tide of the battle. He defeats Ogremon and absorbs power from the other Digimon to power up a final attack. Using all of his power in one Hand of Fate attack, Angemon finally destroys Devimon, but dies himself as he used up all of his energy. As Devimon dies, he taunts Angemon saying there are enemies even more powerful than him out there. Angemon dies, but is reborn as a Digiegg.
14 Departure for a New Continent
"Tabidachi Shintairiku e!" (出航・新大陸へ!)
June 6, 1999 October 2, 1999
A mysterious person called Gennai appears as a hologram after the fight with Devimon and urges the group to travel to the Continent of Server in order to defeat another enemy, and tells them about objects called Crests that will allow their Digimon to Digivolve even further. They build a raft and leave File Island and are soon swallowed up by Whamon, who is still under the control of a Black Gear. Tai frees him with his Digivice, and Whamon reveals he knows where the Tags (necklaces that hold the Crests) are. He takes them to an undersea store where they're attacked by a Black Gear possessed Drimogimon. The kids search for the Tags while the Digimon take on Drimogimon. Kabuterimon destroys the Black Gear, freeing Drimogimon and the kids find the Tags. Now wearing the Tags, the kids set out on Whamon to travel to the Continent of Server.
15 The Dark Network of Etemon
"Etemon! Aku no Hanamichi" (エテモン! 悪の花道)
June 13, 1999 October 4, 1999
The kids arrive in a Koromon village overrun with Pagumon, who trick the kids and kidnap Tokomon. Etemon learns of the arrival of the DigiDestined and confronts them. He uses his Dark Network to prevent the Digimon from Digivolving and then traps the group inside of a cave, where they discover their first Crest, Tai's Crest of Courage.
16 The Arrival of Skullgreymon
"Ankoku Shinka! SukaruGureimon" (暗黒進化! スカルグレイモン)
June 20, 1999 October 5, 1999
While traveling in the desert, Joe's Tag react, leading the group into a Roman-like coliseum. There, they are trapped by Etemon and Greymon is forced to fight another Greymon. After Joe finds his Crest of Reliability, the group escapes, and Tai attempts to force Greymon to Digivolve. Greymon Digivolves into SkullGreymon and loses control of himself and attacks the others, who are unable to stop him. SkullGreymon eventually runs out of energy and reverts to Koromon and apologizes for his behavior.
17 The Crest of Sincerity
"Maboroshi Senchō Kokatorimon!" (幻船長コカトリモン!)
June 27, 1999 October 6, 1999
After getting lost in the desert, the group is taken aboard a ship traveling in the desert that is headed by Kokatorimon. Kokatorimon captures all the boys and petrifies their partners. Biyomon and Palmon Digivolve and defeat him, and his ship crashes into a giant cactus. The top of the cactus then opens to reveal Mimi's Crest of Sincerity.
18 The Piximon Cometh
"Yōsei! Pikkoromon" (妖精! ピッコロモン)
July 4, 1999 October 7, 1999
The group is attacked by a Kuwagamon and Tai fails to Digivolve Agumon. Piximon intervenes and saves them. He then offers the group training at his facility, and leads Agumon and Tai into a cave while the others do manual labor. When Matt finds his Crest of Friendship and Izzy finds his Crest of Knowledge, they are spotted and attacked by Tyrannomon. Piximon holds him off, but doesn't defeat him as he wants Tai and Agumon to do it. Tai and Agumon return and Agumon digivolves to Greymon and defeats Tyrannomon.
19 The Prisoner of the Pyramid
"Meikyū no Nanomon" (迷宮のナノモン)
July 11, 1999 October 8, 1999
The discovery of T.K.'s Crest of Hope reveals a cave engraved with Digi-code. Izzy receives an e-mail from Datamon asking for help from within Etemon's headquarters, a large upside down pyramid. Datamon promises them that if they free him, he will show them Sora's Crest. After he is freed, however, he escapes and kidnaps Sora. He intends to make a copy of her so that he can control Biyomon.
20 The Earthquake of Metalgreymon
"Kanzentai Shinka! MetaruGureimon" (完全体進化! メタルグレイモン)
July 25, 1999 October 9, 1999
Tai manages to rescue Sora. Datamon pulls himself, Etemon and many of Etemon's minions directly into the Dark Network. When Etemon reappears, having fused with the network, Greymon Digivolves to MetalGreymon to fight him. The battle ends up opening a portal that sucks away Etemon and transports both Tai and Agumon back to Tokyo.
21 Home Away From Home
"Koromon Tōkyō Dai-gekitotsu!" (コロモン東京大激突!)
August 1, 1999 October 16, 1999
Tai and Koromon spend a couple hours in Tokyo and meet with Kari. They discover that Digimon are appearing randomly in the Real World and conclude that they must go back to the Digital World and help their friends. After Koromon Digivolves to Agumon to battle an Ogremon, a portal opens and transports both of them back to the Digital World. However, unseen to all but the audience, Kari possesses a Digivice too.
22 Forget About It!
"Sasayaku Ko-akuma PikoDebimon" (ささやく小悪魔ピコデビモン)
August 8, 1999 October 23, 1999
Tai and Agumon return to the Digital World to find Tokomon. Tokomon relays what has happened in the time (which is several weeks in DigiWorld time) they have been gone. He reveals that the entire group has separated and that DemiDevimon has tricked T.K. into becoming his "friend." T.K. realizes DemiDevimon's trickery after Agumon exposes him for a fraud thanks to some help from an unseen Sora. Tokomon finally Digivolves back to Patamon and drives DemiDevimon away.
23 WereGarurumon's Diner
"Tomo yo! WāGarurumon" (友よ! ワーガルルモン)
August 15, 1999 October 30, 1999
Matt, Gabumon, Joe, and Gomamon are being forced to work at Digitamamon's diner to pay off a meal. DemiDevimon sets off a series of accidents that makes Matt question Joe's friendship. Matt overcomes his feeling when Joe is willing to sacrifice himself to save T.K. Matt's crest glows and Garurumon Digivolves to WereGarurumon and defeats Digitamamon.
24 No Questions, Please
"Gekiha! AtorāKabuterimon" (撃破! アトラーカブテリモン)
August 22, 1999 November 6, 1999
Izzy is trapped in Vademon's pocket dimension and robbed of his curiosity. Tentomon eventually De-Digivolves to Pabumon, but manages to snap Izzy out of his trance. DemiDevimon attempts to buy Izzy's crest from Vademon, and in the confusion, Izzy recovers his crest and his curiosity. Kabuterimon then Digivolves to MegaKabuterimon and defeats Vademon.
25 Princess Karaoke
"Nemureru Bōkun! TonosamaGekomon" (眠れる暴君! トノサマゲコモン)
August 29, 1999 November 6, 1999
Joe, Tai and their partners find Mimi being treated like a princess at a palace so that she will wake up ShogunGekomon with her singing. She has her friends locked in a dungeon when they try to trick her. However, Sora convinces her to sing. ShogunGekomon awakens and attacks the kids. Palmon digivolves to Togemon to save Mimi and MetalGreymon manages to defeat ShogunGekomon and Mimi apologizes for her behavior.
26 Sora's Crest of Love
"Kagayaku Tsubasa! Garudamon" (輝く翼! ガルダモン)
September 5, 1999 November 13, 1999
The two groups reunite. Sora tells them about the meanings of each of their crests, and how DemiDevimon told her that her life was loveless and thus her crest would never glow. Myotismon appears, and easily defeats the Digimon. An injured Biyomon goes to help them and Sora's concern and love causes her crest to glow. Birdramon Digivolves into Garudamon and helps the group escape.
27 The Gateway To Home
"Yami no Shiro Vandemon" (闇の城ヴァンデモン)
September 12, 1999 November 20, 1999
Gennai appears and tells them that there is an eighth DigiDestined and that Myotismon is planning to go to the Real World with an army of evil Digimon to find him/her. The kids infiltrate Myotismon's castle in an attempt to stop him from opening a gate that will allow him access to the Real World, but fail when Gatomon animates a series of Devidramon statues.
28 It's All In The Cards
"Tsuigeki! Nippon e Isoge" (追撃! 日本へ急げ)
September 19, 1999 November 27, 1999
The group travels to Gennai's home, where he unravels some secrets about the Digital World. When the kids return to the castle to open the gate, they battle with Dokugumon and the castle is destroyed. However, they manage to open the gateway. WereGarurumon destroys Dokugumon and the kids make it through.
29 Return to Highton View Terrace
"Mammon Hikarigaoka Daigekitotsu!" (マンモン光が丘大激突!)
September 26, 1999 December 11, 1999
The DigiDestined return to camp they were originally at, and then head to Highton View Terrace, to try and find the eighth child. There, a battle between Garudamon and Mammothmon helps them recall how they all witnessed a battle four years ago between a Greymon and a Parrotmon, and surmise that the eight child must have also saw the fight.
30 Almost Home Free
"Dejimon Tōkyō Daiōdan" (デジモン東京大横断)
October 3, 1999 December 11, 1999
The Digidestined have a series of misadventures trying to get back to their homes in Odaiba. Eventually they end up getting a ride from Sora's cousin Duane,[Note 3] who later accidentally pushes Izzy off a bridge. Gesomon attacks and is defeated by Ikkakumon. Afterwards, Ikkakumon caries the kids home on his back.
31 The Eighth Digivice
"Reamon! Tōkyōwan Shūgeki" (レアモン! 東京湾襲撃)
October 10, 1999 December 18, 1999
At long last, the DigiDestined return to their homes. The 8th child's Digivice gets carried off by Kari's cat. The Digivice sets off a signal that brings in DemiDevimon, Raremon and Izzy. Kabuterimon manages to defeat Raremon but Izzy and Tentomon never manage to find the 8th child who is Kari.
32 Gatomon Comes Calling
"Atsui ze Tōkyō Tower! DesuMeramon" (熱いぜ東京タワー! デスメラモン)
October 17, 1999 December 18, 1999
The DigiDestined continue their search for the eight child. Gatomon crosses paths with Kari and wonders if she could be the eight child. Sora, Mimi, Tai, and Izzy battle SkullMeramon on Tokyo Tower. After a long battle, Greymon digivolves to MetalGreymon and destroys him while Kabuterimon saves the Tower.
33 Out on the Town
"Panpu to Gotsu wa Shibuya-kei Dejimon" (パンプとゴツは渋谷系デジモン)
October 24, 1999 January 29, 2000
As the DigiDestined continue their search, Matt and T.K. run into Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon, two servants of Myotismon who are far more interested in having fun than helping Myotismon. When they refuse to destroy the Matt and T.K., they are transported back to the Digital World to be punished by Myotismon[Note 4] and riling up the brothers in the process. Gabumon digivolves to WereGarurumon to fight Myotismon but is no match for him. T.K's distress causes a nearby Patamon (who ran off after an argument) to digivolve to Angemon again and Angemon and WereGarurumon drive Myotismon off.
34 The Eighth Child Revealed
"Unmei no Kizuna! Teirumon" (運命の絆! テイルモン)
October 31, 1999 February 5, 2000
Wizardmon finds Kari's Digivice and brings Gatomon and Kari together. It is revealed that Kari is the eighth DigiDestined and that Gatomon is her partner. Gatomon and Wizardmon decide to get Kari's crest from Myotismon, but this only leads to Gatomon's capture and the apparent death of Wizardmon.
35 Flower Power
"Odaiba no Yōsei! Ririmon Kaika" (お台場の妖精! リリモン開花)
November 7, 1999 February 5, 2000
Myotismon creates a barrier of fog around Odaiba and evil Digimon roam the streets. Bakemon and Phantomon begin taking people from their homes and holding them prisoner. Sora and Mimi get captured and try to plan an escape. Biyomon and Sora's mother come to her rescue, and Palmon Digivolves into Lillymon to defeat a minion DarkTyrannomon and hold off Myotismon. Sora is rescued from Phantomon by her mother and Biyomon and Biyomon digivolves to Birdramon to drive Phantomon off. Sora escapes on Birdramon, but everyone else including her mother and Mimi are recaptured.
36 City Under Siege
"Kekkai Toppa! Zudomon Spāku!" (結界突破! ズドモンスパーク!)
November 14, 1999 February 12, 2000
Myotismon uses Gatomon to try and identify the eight child after defeating Lilymon and seriously injuring her. Kari is found by Phantomon and gives herself up so that Matt and Sora are not harmed. Meanwhile, Joe and T.K. travels back through Odaiba Bay and are attacked by MegaSeadramon after finding Wizardmon with Kari's crest in his possession. When Joe almost drowns, his crest glows and Ikkakumon Digivolves to Zudomon and defeats MegaSeadramon.
37 Wizardmon's Gift
"Kanzentai Sō-shingeki! Kirameku Enjiwomon" (完全体総進撃! きらめくエンジェウーモン)
November 21, 1999 February 12, 2000
Tai and Agumon infiltrate the Convention Center where all of Myotismon's prisoners have been put into an enchanted sleep by DemiDevimon. Mimi's Crest wakes her up and she tries to escape. Meanwhile the Bakemon attack Tai and Agumon, but Agumon digivolves to Greymon and easily destroys them. The two then meet up with Mimi and make their way to the TV Station. There, the DigiDestined are reunited and after Wizardmon (who was rescued by Joe, T.K., Patamon and Zudomon from the bay) heals Lilymon, face off against Myotismon and Phantomon; however, Myotismon has apparently become more powerful as he easily neutralizes all of their attacks. The only digimon that does any damage is Angemon who destroys Phantomon and injures Myotismon with one hit due to his holy power, but even he's not powerful enough to destroy Myotismon. Myotismon tries to kill Kari and Gatomon but Wizardmon takes the hit and is mortally wounded. His death upsets Kari so much DemiDevimon drops her Digivice allowing Tai to retrieve it and give it to her. Kari's Digivice and Crest cause Gatomon to digivolve to Angewomon and everyone gives Angewomon their power in order to make her attack stronger. Angewomon destroys Myotismon with her Celestial Arrow powered up by everyone's energy, but the fog just gets thicker when it should dissipate with Myotismon's death.
38 Prophecy
"Fukkatsu! Maō VenomuVandemon" (復活! 魔王ヴェノムヴァンデモン)
November 28, 1999 February 19, 2000
An ancient DigiWorld prophecy comes true as Myotismon returns as VenomMyotismon who destroys DemiDevimon. Angemon and Angewomon, following the end of the prophecy, shoot Tai and Matt with their arrows of hope and light, allowing Agumon and Gabumon to Warp Digivolve into 'WarGreymon' and 'MetalGarurumon'.
39 The Battle for Earth
"Nidai kyūkyoku Shinka! Yami o Buttobase!" (二大究極進化! 闇をぶっとばせ!)
December 5, 1999 February 19, 2000
WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon faces off against Myotismon but are no match for him. The other Digimon digivolve to Champion (except Angewomon who's an Ultimate) and attack VenomMyotismon together. Their attacks reveal a beast of some kind in VenomMyotismon's stomach and Tai figures that that's his weakeness. The kids Crests hold VenomMyotismon down and WarGreymon tosses the TV station ball into the hole to keep it open. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon concentrate their attacks on the beast in VenomMyotismon's stomach and its destroyed, destroying VenomMyotismon. With his destruction, the fog clears revealing the Digital World in the sky. When a plane touches it, the wing freezes and breaks off but Garudamon saves it. The Digidestined realize that years have passed in the Digital World since their departure and realize something must've happened. Knowing they're the Digital World's only chance, the kids decide to return there with Kari joining them. Their parents, after some reluctance, give their blessings and the kids use their Digivices to open a portal to the Digital World and return through it.
40 Enter The Dark Masters
"Ma no Yama no Shitennō! Dāku Masutāzu" (魔の山の四天王! ダークマスターズ)
December 12, 1999 February 26, 2000
As the DigiDestined return to the Digital World, they learn of the four Dark Masters who have taken it over. MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon, and Piedmon are all mega level Digimon, and are more than a match for the DigiDestioned. Piximon manages to save the children, although dying in the process.[Note 5]
41 Sea-Sick and Tired
"Araburu Umi no Ō! MetaruShīdoramon" (荒ぶる海の王! メタルシードラモン)
December 19, 1999 February 26, 2000
The kids manage to escape MetalSeadramon's minion, Scorpiomon. They try to escape by sea but are immediately stopped by MetalSeadramon.
42 Under Pressure
"Chinmoku no Kaitei Hoēmon" (沈黙の海底ホエーモン)
December 26, 1999 March 4, 2000
Just as the kids are about to be destroyed by MetalSeadramon, Whamon comes to their rescue and they flee to the bottom of the ocean.[Note 6] Unfortunately, MetalSeadramon and his Divermon allies chase them. Ultimately MetalSedramon catches up to them, and a battle begins. Agumon Warp Digivolves into WarGreymon but is nearly destroyed by MetalSeadramon. Also, the Divermon attack again after being washed away by Whamon, but Ikkakumon digivolves to Zudomon and easily destroys them.
43 Playing Games
"Kiken na Yūgi! Pinokkimon" (危険な遊戯! ピノッキモン)
January 9, 2000 March 25, 2000
Whamon saves WarGreymon by ramming him, but is mortally wounded by MetalSeadramon in response. WarGreymon, enraged, destroys MetalSeadramon with his Nova Force attack. Whamon succumbs to his wounds and dies, but begs the Digidestined to save the world.[Note 7] The kids then go into a forest were they are continually taunted by Puppetmon, using toys to move them around. He kidnaps T.K., who manages to demolish the toys Puppetmon was using to control the kids and escape. Matt leaves the group after his little brother returns.
44 Trash Day
"Mayoi no Mori no Jureimon" (迷いの森のジュレイモン)
January 16, 2000 April 1, 2000
Matt is tricked by Cherrymon, a minion of Puppetmon, into believing that Tai is his enemy. Meanwhile, Puppetmon's platoon of Garbagemon are handled by Lillymon and MetalGreymon. One survives and nearly gets them, but MetalGarurmon saves the day and destroys it, but demands a fight with WarGreymon.
45 The Ultimate Clash
"Kyūkyokutai Gekitotsu! WōGureimon bui-esu MetaruGarurumon" (究極体激突! ウォーグレイモンVSメタルガルルモン)
January 23, 2000 April 8, 2000
Tension runs high as a fight breaks out between Matt and Tai as well as their respective partners. Suddenly, Kari's body is taken over by a strange entity, explaining why the children were chosen to save the DigiWorld in the first place. Matt leaves the group again. Joe and a distraught Mimi also leave.
46 Etemon's Comeback Tour
"MetaruEtemon no Gyakushū" (メタルエテモンの逆襲)
January 30, 2000 April 15, 2000
Etemon returns as MetalEtemon to take revenge on the DigiDestined. Joe and Mimi rescue Ogremon who was injured when Woodmon attacked him. The others get inside of Puppetmon's mansion with the help of two of his 'playmates,' who keep Puppetmon at bay with his own cannon.
47 Ogremon's Honour
"Kaze yo! Hikari yo! SāberuReomon" (風よ! 光よ! サーベルレオモン)
February 6, 2000 April 22, 2000
Leomon returns as SaberLeomon, and saves Joe and Mimi from MetalEtemon. He is later hurt by MetalEtemon when he attempts to save Mimi and is mortally wounded. An enraged Zudomon attacks MetalEtemon single-handedly and manages to crack his armor, allowing SaberLeomon to punch his claw through the hole, killing MetalEtemon. Leomon and Ogremon make peace with each other, before Leomon succumbs to his wounds and dies and Mimi and Joe decide to gather more reinforcements. Puppetmon faces the kids in battle, but after Garudamon destroys his hammer, runs and encounters Matt and MetalGarurumon. He tries to control MetalGarurumon and fails and MetalGarurumon blasts Pupetmon at point-blank range with his Metal Wolf Claw, mortally wounding him. Before Pupetmon dies, he asks Cherrymon what the kids have that he doesn't (something that Piximon mentioned too but never elaborated upon) and Cherrymon's spirit seems to reply: the kids have friends. Pupetmon dies and his section of Spiral Mountain disolves. Sora runs into Matt and thanks him, but Matt just walks off and leaves again.
48 My Sister's Keeper
"Bakugeki Shirei! Mugendoramon" (爆撃司令! ムゲンドラモン)
February 13, 2000 April 29, 2000
Kari falls ill, and Tai becomes nearly hysterical in his attempts to help her. Machinedramon attacks them in a mechanical city under his control, and the group is separated. Tai and Izzy try to retrieve medicine for Kari and come under repeated attack, finally escaping on MetalGreymon while T.K. is left to watch over Kari. Tai and Izzy return and are nearly killed by a Megadramon, but Angemon saves them. Unfortunately Machindramon himself shows up and casts the kids into the sewers, separating them again.
49 The Crest of Light
"Saraba Numemon" (さらばヌメモン)
February 20, 2000 May 6, 2000
Kari recovers, and, along with Sora and T.K., begins searching for the others. They run into WaruMonzaemon, and Kari frees the Numemon he has enslaved, who then begin calling her "Queen". Kari's Crest re-energizes Biyomon and Gatomon (all of the Digimon have no energy to digivolve at this point) and they drive WaruMonzeamon off and he's destroyed by Machindramon for his failure. Andromon (the same one from File Island, encounted by Tai and Izzy) battles with Machinedramon, and the Numemon sacrifice themselves to save Kari. Kari's Crest reenergizes Agumon and he digivolves to WarGreymon to face Machindramon. WarGreymon easily destroys Machindramon with one hit while Machindramon does no damage to him and at first thought WarGreymon missed him completely.
50 Joe's Battle
"Onna no Tatakai! RedīDebimon" (女の戦い! レディデビモン)
February 27, 2000 May 13, 2000
Joe goes off on his own to find Matt. Angewomon faces off against LadyDevimon, one of Piedmon's servants. Angewomon is nearly destroyed by LadyDevimon, but MegaKabuterimon takes the hit for her and is undamaged due to his hard shell. This gives Angewomon the chance she needs and she destroys LadyDevimon. After LadyDevimon's defeat, Piedmon begins to approach the group. Sora and T.K. go off to try and locate the missing Digidestined.
51 The Crest of Friendship
"Jigoku no Dōkeshi Piemon" (地獄の道化師 ピエモン)
March 5, 2000 May 20, 2000
Piedmon and WarGreymon battle, although WarGreymon is no match for him. Matt confronts his inner darkness, and so does Sora. Matt returns and makes up with Tai which gives MetalGarurumon the power to heal a badly wounded WarGreymon thanks to Matt and Tai's friendship activating the Crest of Friendship. All of the DigiDestined but Mimi reunite, and both WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon prepare to battle Piedmon the last of the dark masters.
52 Piedmon's Last Jest
"Seikenshi HōrīEnjemon" (聖剣士ホーリーエンジェモン)
March 12, 2000 May 20, 2000
Piedmon reveals his final attack: A white cloth that turns anyone it covers into a keychain. TK, Kari and Angemon are all that's left and Piedmon easily beats Angemon as he's a Mega and Angemon's only a Champion. TK and Kari are sent falling to their deaths, but after imagining what Matt would say while looking at his key-chain (retrieved by Gomamon before he was turned too) T.K. regains his hope and refuses to give up which causes Angemon to Digivolve to MagnaAngemon his Ultimate form. Piedmon proves to be no match for MagnaAngemon and he retrieves and frees their friends. Piedmon summons his army of Vilemon, but Mimi shows up with an army of her own of allied Digimon and Piedmon's forces are defeated. Piedmon is finally destroyed by MagnaAngemon when WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon push Piedmon into MagnaAngemon's attack. However, an e-mail from Gennai explained that the Dark Masters are not the ones responsible for the destruction of the Digital World.
53 Now Apocalymon
"Saigo no Ankoku Dejimon" (最後の暗黒デジモン)
March 19, 2000 June 24, 2000
Although the Dark Masters are defeated, it is not enough to stop the complete destruction of the Digital World and the children and Digimon are forced to face the true mastermind of all the chaos: Apocalymon. The evil digimon destroys the Tags and Crests, before deleting the kids and Digimon. They realise that they have no need for the tags and crests, what they needed was inside all along. They reformat themselves and return to confront Apocalymon again.
54 The Fate of Two Worlds
"Aratana Sekai" (新たな世界)
March 26, 2000 June 24, 2000
A battle erupts between the kids and Apocalymon and they prove victorious with WarGreymon and MetalGarururmon mortally wounding him. Apocalymon, as a last desperation, launches his Total Annihilation attack which would destroy both worlds, however the kids determination to win causes their Digivices to contain the blast. Apocalymon is destroyed by his own attack and the world is saved. The Digital World starts to reformat itself back to normal and the DigiDestined prepare to spend the rest of their summer in the Digital World. However, Gennai informs them that they either had to leave quickly, or remain in the Digital World forever. After saying their good-byes to their partners, the kids depart for home on the trolly they spent their first night in the Digital World on although Tai is sure the portal will open again someday and they'll return.

Volume DVDs

Japanese release

Digimon Adventure was released as a 9-disc DVD boxed set by Bandai Visual on July 25, 2006, with each disc containing six episodes.[11] Happinet also released its own 9-disc set on December 21, 2007.[12]

North American release

The first 13 episodes released in 2000 by Fox Kids Video and then the entire series from Alliance Entertainment. It has released a 6-disc boxed set in North America.[13]

United Kingdom release

The first 20 episodes were released on DVD by Maximum Entertainment and jetix films between 2004-2008.[14][15][16]

See also


  1. The sequel series, Digimon Adventure 02, contains a total of 50 episodes. Subsequent spin-off series, Digimon Tamers, Digimon Frontier, and Digimon Data Squad, contain 51, 50, and 48 episodes each.
  2. In the original, Joe used a Buddhist mantra.
  3. A stranger picked them up in the Japanese version
  4. Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon are killed by Myotismon in the original version
  5. The English version has Pixiemon's death confirmed at the beginning of the next episode
  6. Whamon's arrival to save the kids took place at the end of the previous episode in the Japanese version
  7. Whamon's sacrifice and MetalSeadramon's death took place at the end of the previous episode in the Japanese version


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  2. "デジモンアドベンチャー - フジテレビ" [Digimon Adventure - Fuji TV] (in Japanese). Fuji Television. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  3. "メインスタッフリスト" [Main Staff List] (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  4. "Anime TV Changes". Anime News Network. February 27, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  5. "Canadian TV Anime News". Anime News Network. August 12, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "'Digimon' Licensees Sign as Ratings, Retail Success Grows". PR Newswire. June 13, 2000. Archived from the original on July 15, 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2009. 
  7. "Princess Mononoke among Entertainment Magazine's best 10 of 2000". Anime News Network. December 18, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  8. "Dragon Ball Z #1 Fad". Anime News Network. December 21, 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  9. "デジモンアドベンチャー" [Digimon Adventure] (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  10. "Keep on (Single)". Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  11. "デジモンアドベンチャー DVD-BOX" [Digimon Adventure DVD Box] (in Japanese). Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  12. "デジモンアドベンチャー DVD-BOX" [Digimon Adventure DVD Box] (in Japanese). Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  13. "Digimon Limited Edition Collectors Box Set: The Complete First Season". Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  14. "Digimon Volume One". Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  15. "Digimon Volume Two". Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  16. "Digimon Volume 3". Retrieved May 4, 2010. 

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