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Digimon Frontier
デジモンフロンティア
(Dejimon Furontia)
Director:Yukio Kaizawa
Studio:Toei Animation
Network:Template:Flagicon Fuji TV
Episodes:50
Movie: Island of Lost Digimon

Studio:Toei Animation
Runtime:40 mins
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Digimon Frontier (デジモンフロンティア Dejimon Furontia?) is the 4th Digimon TV series, first broadcast in 2002. After prompted to do so by unusual phone messages, the 5 main characters go to a subway station and take a train to the Digital World. Once there, they meet 2 secondary characters, Bokomon and Neemon, who act as guides, and tell the DigiDestined that the DigiWorld is in danger. They must fight the antagonist, Cherubimon and his Legendary Warrior servants before they succeed in dominating the world; it's up to the children to save it.

Plot summaryEdit

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The biggest feature introduced in the season is "Spirit Evolution", where the Digi-Destined themselves evolve into Digimon to become Legendary Warriors, rather than having partners. For this special kind of evolution, they use "spirits," artifacts created by the Ancient Warriors that were hidden in certain areas of the Digital World. When the characters first arrive in the Digital World their cell phones turn into digivices called D-Tectors(D-Scanners in the Japanese version). Each character actually acquires two spirits each, the "human spirits" and the stronger "beast spirits," and some transform into even stronger forms by being able to use their two spirits at once and ultimately by combining all the team's spirits together. Another detail different from the previous seasons lies in the way the characters travel within the regions of the DigiWorld: most areas are connected by railroads, where train Digimon called "Trailmon" act as a means of transport.

When the 5 Digi-Destined arrive in the Digital World, they find themselves hunted by 5 other Legendary Warriors that serve the evil Cherubimon. After they defeat 4 of the enemy, Koji discovers that Duskmon, the fifth evil Legendary Warrior, is really his estranged brother Koichi. With Takuya's help, Koji is able to free his brother, and Koichi restores the Spirits of Darkness to their true forms and joins the team as the true Warrior of Darkness, Löwemon.

After they defeat Cherubimon, the Digi-Destined learn that the true mastermind was Lucemon, an ancient, evil, angel Digimon whom the Ancient Warriors sealed away. So now the 6 Digi-Destined must defeat his 2 Royal Knights before they scan away all of the Digital World, which would allow Lucemon to be free.

Episodes Edit

Main article: List of Digimon Frontier episodes

The season aired 50 episodes on Fuji TV in Japan from April 7, 2002 to March 30, 2003, then later on UPN and ABC Family Channel in the United States) now on Jetix/ Toon Disney in the US), and in Canada on YTV from September 9, 2002 to July 14, 2003. It was scheduled to air in the United Kingdom on Fox Kids UK, but it never happened (a fate shared by Season 3 of Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon S). On February 27, 2007, this series of Digimon was again aired in Australia on the cartoon block Toasted TV, despite the fact that it had already been shown on Cheez TV, the predecessor to Toasted TV, in 2003.

CharactersEdit

Main charactersEdit

Character Voice actor
125px Takuya Kanbara
Kanbara Takuya (神原拓也)
Michael Reisz (EN)
Junko Takeuchi (JP)
The leader of the group. Uses the Human Spirit of Flame to become Agunimon and the Beast Spirit of Flame to become BurningGreymon. He later received the power to assume the forms of Aldamon and EmperorGreymon.
125px Koji Minamoto
Minamoto Kōji (源輝二)
Steve Staley (EN)
Hiroshi Kamiya (JP)
He was quiet and reserved, the "lone wolf". Uses the Human Spirit of Light to become Lobomon and the Beast Spirit of Light to become KendoGarurumon. He later received the power to become Beowolfmon and MagnaGarurumon.
125px Junpei "J.P." Shibayama
Shibayama Junpei (柴山純平)
Steven Blum (EN)
Masato Amada (JP)
The oldest of the group. Uses the Human Spirit of Thunder to become Beetlemon and the Beast Spirit of Thunder to become MetalKabuterimon.
125px Zoe Orimoto
Orimoto Izumi (織本泉)
Michelle Ruff (EN)
Sawa Ishige (JP)
The only main female member of this season, and is very independent. Uses the Human Spirit of Wind to become Kazemon and the Beast Spirit of Wind to become Zephyrmon.
125px Tommy Himi
Himi Tomoki (氷見友樹)
Brianne Siddall (EN)
Kumiko Watanabe (JP)
The youngest of the group. Uses the Human Spirit of Ice, to become Kumamon and the Beast Spirit of Ice to become Korikakumon.
125px Koichi Kimura
Kimura Kōichi (木村輝一)
Crispin Freeman (EN)
Kenichi Suzumura (JP)
Koji's twin brother. He was separated from Koji when they were babies when their parents divorced. Originally lost his memory and became Duskmon/Velgemon, an enemy to the others, but later became purified. Uses the Human Spirit of Darkness to become Loewemon and the Beast Spirit of Darkness to become JagerLoewemon.


Secondary charactersEdit

VillainsEdit

  • Onismon (Ornithmon) (Movie): Killed by AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon.

Minor EnemiesEdit

  • Cerberumon (1): First enemy Takuya encountered. Killed by Agunimon.
  • Pagumon Raremon (2): A Pagumon group attack J.P. and Tommy. Then a Pagumon digivolved to Raremon to fight Lobomon, but Lobomon killed him with his sword.
  • Snimon (5): The leader of the Goblimon that slaved away the poor Kokuwamon. When J.P. spirited evolved to Beetlemon, Snimon fought him, but Beetlemon killed him.
  • ToyAgumon (Black) (7): Toy-like minions that wanted to go to the real world. Takuya and Koji encountered them, and can change into multiple forms, like a tank and 2 giant action figures. Agunimon and Lobomon jumped out of the way, just in time for the ToyAgumon to punch themselves out, reverting back to the good ToyAgumon.
  • Golemon (11, 14): A Digimon summoned by Grumblemon. The first one was destroyed by BurningGreymon, and the others were destroyed by Kumamon, Lobomon, and MetalKabuterimon.
  • Volcamon (24): A Digimon that J.P. encountered. Killed by Beetlemon.
  • Asuramon (25): A Digimon who pretended to be good, but turned out evil. Killed by Korikakumon.
  • IceDevimon (36): A Digimon sent by Cherubimon. Killed by JagerLowemon.
  • SkullSatamon (43): Servants of Crusadermon. Killed by EmperorGreymon.
  • Knightmon (44): Servants of Dynasmon and Crusadermon. Killed by MagnaGarurumon and Meteormon.

FamilyEdit

  • Yuriko & Hiroaki Kanbara: Takuya's mother and father.
  • Shinya Kanbara: Takuya's brother. He and Takuya often fought each other, like most siblings.
  • Kousei Minamoto: Koichi and Koji's father. He took custody of Koji when he divorced Tomoko and told Koji that she was dead. He later remarried Satomi.
  • Satomi Minamoto: Koji's stepmother. She was depressed when she thought that Koji did not love her because he thought about his biological mother.
  • Tomoko Kimura: Koji & Koichi's biological mother. She took custody of Koichi when she divorced Kousei. Though she suffered from sickness, she continued to work because she knew she had to support Koichi.
  • Tomoki's brother / Yutaka Himi: Tommy's older brother. He did not want Tommy to become spoiled, so he kept telling Tommy not to keep asking their parents for everything. This created a distance in their relationship. In the Japanese version, Tommy simply referred to him as 'brother.' The American dub gave him the first name of Yutaka--possibly because it is an anagram of 'Takuya,' Tommy's surrogate older brother, friend and hero.

Other childrenEdit

These are all the other children that were brought by the Trailmon but not chosen to receive a spirit. Ophanimon sent them a message asking them to go home but they chose not to. Ophanimon sent Angemon to protect them, but they thought of Angemon as their Digimon and ignored what he told them. At some point in time, they came to the Beanstalk Village, where the Mamemon gave them the last of their peas. The group planted the peas where a giant bean stalk used to be, and it grew into another beanstalk. After Angemon was killed by the Royal Knights they decided to go back to the real world, but the Royal Knights captured them and took them back to the Beanstalk Village and demanded to know where the code was. After Takuya and crew saved them, they boarded a Trailmon and went back to the real world.

  • Katsuharu: He bullied Tommy in the past and forced him onto the Trailmon that brought him to the Digital World. He seemed to be the group's unofficial leader. After witnessing Tommy battle he took back being mean to him and the two became friends. When he left he had Tommy push him onto the Trailmon as a sort of friendly revenge for his earlier bullying.
  • Teppei: He also bullied Tommy in the past. He told Tommy to go back because he thought he was too weak to stay. When he saw Tommy beast spirit evolve, he took back what he said.
  • Chiaki: She felt she could become stronger if she stayed in the Digital World.
  • Teruo: He felt that his old life was boring and that he was more free in the Digital World.

Island of Lost DigimonEdit

Main article: Island of Lost Digimon

English dub edits Edit

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  • In the original Japanese version Crusadermon was portrayed as an extremely effeminate male character. In the English dub, he is simply a female.
  • Grumblemon was portrayed as a street smart thug, speaking in an old downtown Tokyo accent in the orignal Japanese version, while in the English version he is portrayed as illiterate.
  • Arbormon originally gave advice to the audience at random times, such as "Always wash your hands after using the toilet" and "When you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth" in the Japanese version. In the English version, he uses the word "Right" quite often instead. Plus, he talks with a Brooklyn accent.
  • Ranamon was portrayed as a Southern U.S woman in the English version instead of a childish girl.
  • Mercurymon was much more verbally abusive in the English version than in the Japanese version.
  • Duskmon was more silent in the Japanese version than in the English version.
  • In episode 6, the dub cut out 2 minor scenes: the first showing a hand print on J.P.'s face after Zoe slaps him, and the second showing Koji hitting Takuya on the head with a stick. Also, the Minomon's tendency of suffixing their sentences with "mino" was removed.
  • In episode 9, a short scene where Tommy attacks Zoe with a burning stick (with Koji leaping in front of her to defend her), is cut from the dub.
  • In episode 11, the fraudulent fortune telling methods of Gekomon and Sepikmon were changed in the English dub. In the original Japanese version, Gekomon "uses the momentum from getting drunk on sake to tell the future", while Sepikmon hits people on the head with his boomerang and reads the cartoon stars that circle the person's head to tell their fortune.
  • In episode 13, the dub cut a scene where Grumblemon chokes Deramon.
  • In episode 15, a scene where the words "Sexy Dynamite" was shown in the background was edited out. The scene depicted Zoe Orimoto in a red bikini. When removing her shirt, she raises it a slight bit higher and shows a bit of her panties and a bit of her breasts in the original Japanese version. Also, when Takuya and J.P run in on her after she screamed, J.P had a nose-bleed.
  • Most of the suspenseful parts in the Japanese version were talked through by soliloquies in the English version.
  • The background music in the Japanese version is different from the English version.
  • From episode 48 onwards, when the children were in the Hybrids as Susanoomon, certain parts were airbrushed out to avoid showing them nude. During the evolution to Susanoomon (Takuya and Koji only) had a key part cut to avoid showing Takuya and Koji nude as well. Later, in the final evolution to Susanoomon, the English dub re-created the entire hand motion (first 10 seconds of spirit evolution). This can be seen because Takuya and Koji have their old digivices instead of the new ones. In the original Japanese version however, they have the newer ones.

Despite these edits, the English version of Digimon Frontier, in general, is much closer to the original Japanese version than previous seasons. One example of this was to keep the Japanese term "evolution" instead of using the usual "digivolution". Other overseas dubs such as the Spanish and German dubs, use terms derived from digivolution, despite this change.

Theme songsEdit

OriginalEdit

  • Opening: "FIRE!!" by Wada Kouji
  • Ending 1: "Innocent~Mujaki na Mama de~" by Wada Kouji (eps. 1-26)
  • Ending 2: "an Endless tale" by Wada Kouji and Ai Maeda (as AiM) (eps. 27-50)
  • Insert 1: "With The Will" by Wada Kouji (Evolution Theme)
  • Insert 2: "The Last Element" by Ayumi Miyazaki (Hyper Spirit Evolution Theme)
  • Insert 3: "Salamander" by Junko Takeuchi (Takuya's Theme)
  • Insert 4: "in the blue" by Hiroshi Kamiya (Koji's Theme)
  • Insert 5: "Spark!!" by Mahito Amada (Junpei's Theme)
  • Insert 6: "Kaze no Shizuku" by Sawa Ishige (Izumi's Theme)
  • Insert 7: "Say yes!" by Kumiko Watanabe (Tomoki's Theme)
  • Insert 8: "Oreta Tsubasa de -With Broken Wings-" by Kenichi Suzumura (Koichi's Theme)
  • Insert 9: "Blader" by Kenichi Suzumura (Duskmon's Theme)

CreditsEdit

Cast (Japan)Edit

Cast (English)Edit

*All Characters listed here are referred to by their English Names.

Movie CastEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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