List of Digimon films

List of Digimon films
1999Digimon Adventure
2000Our War Game!
Digimon Grand Prix!
Hurricane Touchdown!! / The Golden Digimentals
Digimon: The Movie
2001Revenge of Diaboromon
Battle of Adventurers
2002Runaway Locomon
Island of Lost Digimon
2003
2004
2005Digital Monster X-Evolution
2006Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode!!
The Digital World in Imminent Danger!
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Reunion
2016Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Determination
Digimon Adventure tri. 3: Confession
2017Digimon Adventure tri. 4: Loss
Digimon Adventure tri. 5: Coexistence
2018Digimon Adventure tri. 6: Future
2019
2020Last Evolution Kizuna

Several films have been released in the Digimon franchise. Of those films, two short films (OVAs) animated completely in CGI have never been screened outside Japan, while Digital Monster X-Evolution, which was not related to any of the Digimon television series, was first broadcast on television. The other films are primarily hand-drawn and related to the television series. The first three films were localized into English and compiled into a single film, Digimon: The Movie. Subsequent films up to Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon were also released in English as well. The Digimon Adventure tri. film series, whose films are streamed worldwide with English subtitles on the same day as they are released in Japanese theaters, were also later released in dubbed versions outside Japan.

Digimon Adventure filmsEdit

Digimon AdventureEdit

Digimon Adventure
Japaneseデジモンアドベンチャー
HepburnDejimon Adobenchā
Directed byMamoru Hosoda
Written byReiko Yoshida
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
March 6, 1999 (1999-03-06)
Running time
20 minutes
Box office$20 million

Digimon Adventure is the first Digimon Adventure film. It was released in Japan on March 6, 1999.[1] It was released in the United States on October 6, 2000, as the first part of Digimon: The Movie.

The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya, four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and their friends become members of the DigiDestined. After the Digi-Egg hatches, a baby Digimon named Botamon transforms into Greymon. He defeats Parrotmon for invading the city. The film was used as a pilot episode of Digimon Adventure, which follows the adventures of Tai and his friends.

Our War Game!Edit

Digimon Adventure: Our War Game![2] is the second Digimon film. It was released in Japan on March 4, 2000.[3] It was released in the United States on October 6, 2000, as the second part of Digimon: The Movie.

Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grand Prix!Edit

Digimon Grandprix!
Japaneseデジモンアドベンチャー3D デジモングランプリ!
HepburnDejimon Adobenchā Gurandopuri!
Directed byMamoru Hosoda
Written byMaekawa Atsushi
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
October 3, 2009 (2009-10-03)
Running time
7 minutes

Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grand Prix! (デジモンアドベンチャー3D デジモングランプリ!, Dejimon Adobenchā Gurandopuri!) is a 7-minute CG OVA produced by Toei Animation that was originally screened at the Time Machine of Dreams theme park attraction at Sanrio Puroland from July 20, 2000, to June 23, 2002, and Harmonyland. It made its theatrical debut on October 3, 2009, alongside Digimon Savers 3D: The Digital World in Imminent Danger!, GeGeGe no Kitaro: Kitaro's Ghost Train and Yaemon, The Locomotive as part of the Burst Out! 3D Toei Anime Festival.[4] It was released on DVD along with the other three films on February 21, 2010, under the name "CG Toei Anime Festival" and was later included on a bonus disc in the Digimon THE MOVIES Blu-ray 1999–2006 compilation, released on January 9, 2015.

Digimon Hurricane Touchdown / Transcendent Evolution! The Golden DigimentalsEdit

Digimon Adventure 02: Part 1: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Part 2: Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals
Japaneseデジモンアドベンチャー02: デジモンハリケーン上陸 / 超絶進化!! 黄金のデジメンタル
HepburnDeDejimon Adobenchā Zero Tsū: Dejimon Harikēn Jouriku!! / Chouzetsu Shinka!! Ougon no Digimentaru
Directed byShigeyasu Yamauchi
Produced by
  • Makoto Toriyama
  • Makoto Yamashina
  • Hiromi Seki
Written byReiko Yoshida
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
July 8, 2000 (2000-07-08)
Running time
65 minutes
Box office$18.8 million

Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals is a 2000 film and the third Digimon movie, released for the Toei Animation Summer 2000 Animation Fair. It was released in Japan on July 8, 2000.[5] The film was screened in two parts, with Ojamajo Doremi #: The Movie screening in between. The film's ending theme song is "Stand By Me ~Hitonatsu no Bōken~" (スタンド・バイ・ミー~ひと夏の冒険~, Sutando Bai Mī ~Hitonatsu no Bōken~) by AiM.[6] It was released in the United States on October 6, 2000, as the third part of Digimon: The Movie.

While T.K. and Kari visit Mimi in New York City, Wendigomon captures Tai, Matt, Sora, Izzy, Mimi, and Joe. The two enlist Davis, Yolei, Cody, and their Digimon to come to the United States to fight him. On the way, Davis and the others meet Willis, an American DigiDestined partnered with Terriermon. Willis reveals that he had two Digimon partners, the other being Kokomon, who had been corrupted by a virus. During battle, T.K. and Kari's Digimon, Seraphimon and Magnadramon, unlock two golden Digi-eggs for Davis and Willis to use, which Golden Armor Digivolves their partners into Magnamon and Rapidmon. The two defeat Wendigomon, allowing the older DigiDestined to return, and Davis' group returns to Japan. On the way home, Willis finds Kokomon's Digi-egg on the beach.

In the Japanese version of the films, Willis only appeared in Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!!/Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals (the basis for the segment "Present Day") and had no connection to the events depicted Digimon Adventure ("Eight Years Ago") and Our War Game! ("Four Years Later"). The English version rewrote Willis' backstory to include his involvement with Diaboromon to connect the movies together.[7]

Digimon: The MovieEdit

Digimon: The Movie
Directed byMamoru Hosoda
Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Produced byTerri-Lei O'Malley
Written byBob Buchholz
Jeff Nimoy
Music byUdi Harpaz
Amotz Plessner
CinematographyShigeru Ando
Edited byGary Friedman
Douglas Purgason
Release date
October 6, 2000 (2000-10-06)
Running time
88 minutes
Budget$5 million
Box office$16.6 million

Digimon: The Movie is a compilation film with footage from the featurettes Digimon Adventure (1999), Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! (2000), and Digimon Adventure 02: Part 1: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!!/Part 2: Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals (2000). It was released in the U.S. and Canada by Fox Kids on October 6, 2000.

Revenge of DiaboromonEdit

Digimon Adventure 02: Revenge of Diaboromon
Directed byTakahiro Imamura
Jeff Nimoy (English version)
Produced byHideki Yamashita
Makoto Shibazaki
Masaki Miyauchi
Tan Takaiwa
Tsutomu Tomari
Hiroyuki Sakurada
Written byReiko Yoshida
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
March 3, 2001 (2001-03-03) (Japan)
August 5, 2005 (2005-08-05) (US)
Running time
29 minutes
Box office3,000,000,000 yen ($37.6 million)

Digimon Adventure 02: Revenge of Diaboromon (デジモンアドベンチャー02: ディアボロモンの逆襲, Dejimon Adobenchā Zero Tsū: Diaboromon no Gyakushū) is the fourth Digimon film. It was released in Japan on March 3, 2001,[8] later released in the United States on August 5, 2005. Along with One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure, the fourth Digimon film was shown as a double feature, which was called the Tōei Spring Anime Fair 2001. In total, they earned 3,000,000,000 Japanese yen.

Taking place three months after Digimon Adventure 02, the DigiDestined discover the return of Diaboromon. Tai, Matt, T.K. and Kari head to the Internet, where Diaboromon lures them into a trap. A swarm of Kuramon (Diaboromon's fresh form) appear and invade the Real World. Kuramon merges with Diaboromon to create a Super Ultimate level called Armageddemon. Though Omnimon and Imperialdramon fail to stop it, he gives his energy to Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, powering him up to Paladin Mode. Using his Omni Sword attack, Imperialdramon defeats Armageddemon, splitting him back up into Kuramon. With the power of the Digivices and cell phones, the Omni Sword is powered up, sending Kuramon back into the computer.

Digimon Adventure tri. seriesEdit

Digimon Adventure tri. is a six-part film series, taking place three years after the events of Digimon Adventure 02. When mysterious occurrences cause infected Digimon to appear in the real world, the original DigiDestined members face the changes that are happening in their own lives. Reunion was released in Japan on November 21, 2015, with an English dub version to be released in September 2016, Determination was released in Japan on March 12, 2016, and Confession released on September 24, 2016. Loss was released on February 25, 2017, Coexistence was released on September 30, 2017, and Future was released on May 5, 2018.[9]

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution KizunaEdit

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is a film to directed by Tomohisa Taguchi, written by Akatsuki Yamatoya, and animated by Yumeta Company. Toei Animation is produced the movie. It marked the 20th anniversary of the debut of Digimon Adventure and was released in Japan on February 21, 2020.[10]

Digimon Tamers filmsEdit

Battle of AdventurersEdit

Digimon: Battle of Adventurers
Japaneseデジモンテイマーズ 冒険者たちの戦い
HepburnDejimon Teimāzu: Bōkensha-tachi no Tatakai
Directed byTetsuo Imazawa
Written byYasuko Kobayashi
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
July 14, 2001 (2001-07-14)
Running time
50 minutes
Box office$13.4 million

Digimon: Battle of Adventurers is the fifth Digimon film. It was released in Japan on July 14, 2001.[11] It was released in the United States on October 16, 2005.

On summer vacation, Takato visits his cousin Kai in Okinawa, Henry investigates an underwater meteor and Rika stays home in the city. Mephistomon disables worldwide communications and allows Digimon to invade the real world, using the computer virus called "V-Pet". It is revealed that Minami Uehara's father, Takehito, created it. The Tamers help Minami's partner, Seasarmon, defeat Mephistomon and restore the world.

Runaway LocomonEdit

Digimon: Runaway Locomon
Japaneseデジモンテイマーズ 暴走デジモン特急
HepburnDejimon Teimāzu: Bōsō no Dejimon Tokkyū
Directed byTetsuji Nakamura
Written byHiro Masaki
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
Running time
30 minutes
Box office$25.1 million

Digimon: Runaway Locomon originally released in Japan as Digimon Tamers: Runaway Digimon Express, is the sixth Digimon film.[12] It was released in Japan on March 2, 2002. It was released in the United States on October 2, 2005.

Titled Digimon Tamers: The Runaway Digimon Express in Japan, the film is set after the series finale for the television series. While planning to celebrate Rika's birthday party, the Tamers encounter Parasimon, who opens a portal to the Digital World, while possessing Locomon. The invasion of the city ensues, until Gallantmon: Crimson Mode destroys Parasimon's army with one shot. The film served to provide insight on Rika, and to confirm that the Tamers were reunited with their Digimon partners after the series ended. The film's story-line takes place two months after the Tamers had figured out how to send messages to their Digimon in the Digital World.

Chiaki Konaka states in his character notes (for Rika) that he "was not consulted" on Runaway Locomon, which possibly explains certain continuity errors. On this he also says: "However, ...Mr. Tetsuharu Nakamura [the director], [who was] an assistant director of the TV series... [and] Mr. Hiro Masaki,... a regular writer for the series... paid a great deal of attention to the psychological aspects of the series when completing the movie... I am very grateful to them for boldly illustrating the parts of Rika's family life that the TV series never explored."

Digimon Frontier filmsEdit

Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost DigimonEdit

Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon/Digimon Frontier: Ancient Digimon Revival
Japaneseデジモンフロンティア: 古代デジモン復活!!
HepburnDejimon Furontia: Kodai Dejimon Fukkatsu!!
Directed byTakahiro Imamura
Written byYoshihiro Tomita
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Edited byShigeru Nishiyama
Production
company
Distributed byToei Company
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • July 20, 2002 (2002-07-20)
Running time
40 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office$5.9 million

Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon originally released in Japan as Digimon Frontier: Ancient Digimon Revival (デジモンフロンティア: 古代デジモン復活!!, Dejimon Furontia: Kodai Dejimon Fukkatsu!!) is the seventh Digimon film.[13] It was released in Japan on July 20, 2002. It was released in the United States on November 27, 2005.

Takuya and his friends travel through a desert, when they discover a floating continent known as the Lost Island in a civil war between human-type and beast-type Digimon. In the village of humanoid Digimon, Takuya, J.P., and Tommy learn from Kotemon of a legend that the island was protected by their god Ornismon. Kotemon proceeds to take them to a neutral location where his friend Bearmon brought Koji and Zoe after they ended up in his village. After the two sides argue what they learned, Bearmon and Kotemon lead them to a mural of Ornismon with Bokomon deeming the DigiCode to be incomplete. Their peaceful meeting is broken up as Kotemon and Bearmon's older brothers, Dinohyumon and Grizzlymon, appear and battle each other. But after Takuya and Koji spirit evolve to Agunimon and KendoGarurumon to stop them, the respective brothers walk away.

As the human Digimon prepare for battle when their leader d'Arcmon rallies the crowd, Takuya reluctantly accepts Dinohyumon's recruitment offer to allow Tommy to escape with Kotemon. A similar event with J.P. and Zoe spiriting Bearmon occurs at the beast Digimon village as Koji accepts Grizzlymon's offer during a speech by the beast Digimons' leader Hippogriffomon. Zoe, Tommy, J.P, Bokomon, and Neemon help many Fresh Digimon assemble the writing under the mural. But upon its completion, Bokomon deciphers that Ornismon is actually an evil Digimon that oppressed the island before being sealed away by the Ancient Warriors—AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon. Furthermore, after the group notices a missing piece in the mural that is identical to the ornament both d'Arcmon and Hippogriffomon possess, J.P. and Zoe proceed to inform Takuya and Koji while the others stay behind in hope that they can find an answer to the crisis.

On the battlefield, Takuya and Koji eventually spirit evolve to BurningGreymon and Lobomon to stop the war, but end up getting both sides to turn on them before Kazemon and Beetlemon arrive. The two revealed that on their way, they discovered a horrible secret: the two armies' leader being the same Digimon when catching d'Arcmon transform into Hippogriffomon. Exposed while forced to become d'Arcmon again, the fraud confesses to have been collecting the Fractal Code from the many fallen Digimon to revive and control Ornismon while assuming his true form: Murmukusmon. Overpowering the Legendary Warriors, Murmukusmon guides Ornismon to the murals of AncientGreymon and AncientGarurumon, which begin shining. Kotemon gives his life to protect them, and Bearmon's tears along with Kotemon's sacrifice summons spectral forms of the Ancient Warriors. Their appearance gives the DigiDestined a second wind with the island residents joining them as Agunimon takes out Murmukusmon before the Legendary Warriors destroy Ornismon for good. With Ornismon no more, the Lost Island returns to the Digital World with the two sides finally making peace with Kotemon turning up alive as he and Bearmon have a reunion.

Digimon Data Squad filmsEdit

Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode!!Edit

Digimon Savers: Ultimate Power! Burst Mode Activated!!
Japaneseデジモンセイバーズ: 究極パワー! バーストモード発動!!
HepburnDejimon Seibāzu: Kyūkyoku Pawā! Bāsuto Mōdo Hatsudō!!
Directed byTatsuya Nagamine
Written byRyota Yamaguchi
Music byKeiichi Oku
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • December 9, 2006 (2006-12-09)
Running time
21 minutes
Box office$850,000

Digimon Savers: Ultimate Power!Burst Mode Activated!! (デジモンセイバーズ: 究極パワー! バーストモード発動!!, Dejimon Seibāzu: Kyūkyoku Pawā! Bāsuto Mōdo Hatsudō!!) is the ninth Digimon film. It was released on December 9, 2006, by Toei Animation based on the series Digimon Data Squad.[14]

The plot revolves around Agumon, Gaomon and Lalamon, whose partners are put into an eternal sleep, along with the rest of the humans, because of a mysterious thorn that spread throughout the city. After saving Rhythm, a Digimon in the form of a young girl, they learn from her that the thorns are the work of an Ultimate Digimon, named Argomon, and the four set out for his castle to confront him.

The Digital World in Imminent Danger!Edit

Digimon Savers 3D: The Digital World in Imminent Danger!
Japaneseデジモンセイバーズ3D デジタルワールド 危機イッパツ !
HepburnDejimon Saibāzu 3D: Dejitaru Wārudo Kiki Ippatsu!
Directed byNakamura Tetsuharu
Music byTakanori Arisawa
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • October 3, 2009 (2009-10-03)
Running time
7 minutes

Digimon Savers 3D: The Digital World in Imminent Danger! (デジモンセイバーズ3D デジタルワールド 危機イッパツ !, Dejimon Saibāzu 3D: Dejitaru Wārudo Kiki Ippatsu!) is a 7-minute CG featurette produced by Toei Animation that was originally screened at the Time Machine of Dreams theme park attraction at Sanrio Puroland from July 8, 2006, to July 2, 2008, and Harmonyland. It made its theatrical debut on October 3, 2009, alongside Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grandprix!, GeGeGe no Kitaro: Kitaro's Ghost Train and Yaemon, The Locomotive as part of the Burst Out! 3D Toei Anime Festival.[15] It was released on DVD along with the other three films on February 21, 2010, under the name "CG Toei Anime Festival" and was later included on a bonus disc in the Digimon THE MOVIES Blu-ray 1999–2006 compilation, released on January 9, 2015.

Other filmsEdit

Digital Monster X-EvolutionEdit

Digital Monster X-Evolution
Written byKazunori Itō
Miwa Kawasaki
Directed byHiroyuki Kakudou[16]
StarringMinami Takayama
Chika Sakamoto
Hideyuki Tanaka
Masako Nozawa
Mayumi Yamaguchi
Junko Noda
Theme music composerTakehiko Gokita
Country of originJapan
Hong Kong
Original language(s)Japanese
Production
Producer(s)Atsutoshi Umezawa
Editor(s)Shigeru Nishiyama
Running time77 minutes
Production company(s)Toei Animation
Imagi Animation Studios
Budget$2.5 million
Release
Original networkFuji TV
Original releaseJanuary 3, 2005 (2005-01-03)

Digital Monster X-Evolution (デジタルモンスター ゼヴォリューション, Dejitaru Monsutā Zevoryūshon) is the eighth Digimon film, and the first to air originally on Japanese television. It aired on January 3, 2005, at 7:15 am. UTC+9/JST on the Fuji TV network.[17] On August 1, 2020, as part of DigiFes 2020, Toei Animation streamed Digital Monster X-Evolution on their Youtube channel, though it lacked subtitles.

It was based on the Digimon Chronicle merchandise line.

Digital Monster X-Evolution is also the first and, so far, only Digimon movie to be done entirely in CG (CG animation[18] by Imagi Animation Studios), as well as the only Digimon movie not related to one of the Digimon anime series.

In the Digital World, the overpopulation of Digimon forces the world's creator, the supercomputer Yggdrasil to launch the X-Program which exterminates ninety-eight percent of all Digimon. Creating a smaller, new Digital World via Project Ark, Yggdrasil learns a small group of Digimon have gained a vaccine called the X-Antibody, that makes them immune to the X-Program, and upgrades them with new abilities and appearances. Yggdrasil dispatches its guards, the Royal Knights, to exterminate the X-Digimon. The Royal Knights consists of the merciless, loyal Omnimon, his best friend Gallantmon who questions Yggdrasil's motives, and the quiet Magnamon.

Dorumon, a dragon-like Digimon and X-Antibody carrier, does not understand the prejudice from other Digimon. He is targeted by a Leomon for his X-Antibody, but Leomon is struck by lightning and dies, asking Dorumon to live for him. Omnimon is summoned to a meeting between regular Digimon and X-Digimon, but he exterminates all of them save WarGreymon X and a Tokomon. The two crashland near a temple where Dorumon lives, WarGreymon X leaving Tokomon in Dorumon's care whilst he lures Omnimon away. Dorumon witnesses Omnimon exterminate a herd of Digimon who oppose Yggdrasil's will before being targeted himself. WarGreymon X and MetalGarurumon X arrive, but the latter is killed, though not before giving his X-Antibody to a wounded Tokomon.

Dorumon digivolves into his Champion-level Dorugamon, but Gallantmon arrives, revealing to Omnimon that Project Ark's second phase involves wiping out all Digimon, something which he refuses to participate in. Omnimon and Gallantmon duel, but Gallantmon allows himself to be killed so he can discern the truth, leaving Omnimon confused. Magnamon capture Dorugamon on Yggdrasil's command, revealing Dorumon is an experiment. Data is extracted from Dorugamon, used to create an army of DexDoruGreymon while Dorugamon is dumped in a wrecking yard where he is found by resistance members Mummymon and Wizardmon. Yggdrasil's horde attacks the group's base, but WarGreymon X and a revived MetalGarurumon X help protect it. Dorugamon awakens, digivolving into DoruGreymon, resembling the attacking horde. Gallantmon returns as an X-Digimon, opening a portal for DoruGreymon to confront Yggdrasil.

DoruGreymon confronts Magnamon and a disillusioned Omnimon. DoruGreymon digivolves into his Mega-level Alphamon, a legendary missing Royal Knight. Alphamon and Omnimon join forces to face Yggdrasil, but the loyal Magnamon warns his master of their arrival. In Yggdrasil's core, the Knights get nowhere with answers, and have to battle Alphamon's counterpart Dexmon. Alphamon impales himself and Dexmon using his own sword, and gives his X-Antibody to Omnimon, who successfully slays Yggdrasil. In the rebooted Digital World, Omnimon and Gallantmon muse over Yggdrasil's choices, concluding it merely wanted to live in the Digital World but it was too complex for it. Alphamon survives as Dorumon, reuniting with Tokomon.

NotesEdit

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