Digimon Adventure 02 (デジモンアドベンチャー 02 Dejimon Adobenchā Zero Tsū?, also commonly written as Digimon Zero Two[citation needed]) is a direct sequel to the previous season; taking place three years later. With most of the original characters now in high school, the Digital World was supposedly secure and peaceful. However, a new evil has appeared in the form of the Digimon Emperor. This new villain is different—he's a human just like the DigiDestined. The Digimon Emperor has been enslaving all Digimon in sight with Dark Rings and Control Spires and, to make things worse, has somehow made regular Digivolution impossible. Three new children are chosen to save DigiWorld and, along with T.K and Kari, make up the new generation of DigiDestined. The series is available to be streamed on Hulu.

Plot summary[]

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A new generation of DigiDestined, composed of three new children, as well as Kari and T.K., are given a new kind of Digivice known as "D-3", which allows them to open a gate to be transported to the Digital World through any computer. Another advantage was Armor Digivolution, using a device called a Digi-Egg, so their Digimon can evolve in the presence of Control Spires. They eventually stop the Digimon Emperor, Ken Ichijouji, thanks to the sacrifice of Wormmon, Ken's partner.

After his defeat, Ken repents for his evil deeds and joins the Digi-Destined as they fight two evil Digimon named Arukenimon and Mummymon. Arukenimon has a unique power to turn the Control Spires into super-strong, artificial Digimon under her control. To fight this new threat, the gang learns of DNA Digivolution, enabling their Digimon to fuse with each other in pairs for more power. Eventually, when the battle was brought to the Real World, the true mastermind, Yukio Oikawa, makes himself known. This man extracts the Dark Spore from inside Ken and implants it into other children who wish for the greatness that the old, evil Ken had. Those spores develop into flowers that harvest the infected children's energy. Eventually, the Digi-Destined confront Oikawa, only to learn he's an extreme loner whose only friend in the world was Hiroki Hida, Cody's father. Hiroki and Oikawa used to play old video games when they were young, eventually becoming obsessed with the Digital World and dreaming of going there one day, but Hiroki dies before they could go together, causing Oikawa great sadness. In the end, an entity springs from this man's body, none other than the real mastermind, Myotismon from the first Adventure season, now reborn as MaloMyotismon.

Unlike Adventure, which was set in the Digital World except for a temporary return to the Real World, Adventure 02 characters shuttle back and forth between the two worlds almost every episode.

This season ended with the help of DigiDestined from all over the world, using the light that existed inside each one of them and their wishes to return the Digital World to a peaceful world again. Oikawa, who is too weak to enter the Digital World, becomes its guardian as he passes away. After peace is restored, the boundary between the Digital and the Real World is broken down, giving every human their very own Digimon companion.


Digimon Adventure 02 aired 50 episodes on Fuji TV in Japan from April 2, 2000 to March 25, 2001, then later on Fox Kids in the United States and YTV in Canada from August 19, 2000 to May 19, 2001. It aired on Fox Kids and CITV for the United Kingdom. The season also began airing on Nicktoons in the United States on August 26, 2013.


Main characters[]

Character Voice actor Digimon Voice actor
Davis and Veemon Davis Motomiya
Daisuke Motomiya (本宮 大輔 Motomiya Daisuke?)
(En:) Brian Donovan
(Ja:) Reiko Kiuchi
V-mon (ブイモン Buimon?)
(En:) Derek Stephen Prince
(Ja:) Junko Noda
The new leader of the DigiDestined. He is brave, very stubborn, impulsive , and he plays soccer. He has a crush on Kari and admires Tai and Matt. He gets into trouble with T.K.
TK and Patamon Takeru "T.K." Takaishi
Takeru Takaishi (高石 タケル Takaishi Takeru?)
(En:) Doug Erholtz
(Ja:) Taisuke Yamamoto
Patamon (パタモン?)
(En:) Laura Summer
(Ja:) Miwa Matsumoto
A DigiDestined from Digimon Adventure and the younger brother of Matt. Usually happy and a bit calculating, T.K. can be very serious and angry.
Kari and Gatomon Kari Kamiya
Hikari Yagami (八神 ヒカリ Yagami Hikari?)
(En:) Lara Jill Miller
(Ja:) Kae Araki
Tailmon (テイルモン Teirumon?)
(En:) Edie Mirman
(Ja:) Yuka Tokumitsu
A DigiDestined from Digimon Adventure and the younger sister of Tai. Keeping things bottled up, Kari has a kind and friendly personality, but lacks self-confidence.
Yolei and Hawkmon Yolei Inoue
Miyako Inoue (井ノ上 京 Inoue Miyako?)
(En:) Tifanie Christun
(Ja:) Rio Natsuki
Hawkmon (ホークモン Hōkumon?)
(En:) Neil Kaplan
(Ja:) Kōichi Tōchika
A new DigiDestined who is a bit of a flirt. She is headstrong and sometimes stubborn. She is most often seen arguing with Davis. She admires Mimi and Sora.
Cody and Armadillomon Cody Hida
Iori Hida (火田 伊織 Hida Iori?)
(En:) Philece Sampler
(Ja:) Megumi Urawa
Armadimon (アルマジモン Arumajimon?)
(En:) Robert Axelrod
(Ja:) Megumi Urawa
He is the youngest in the second season, but despite that he is very mature and thinks things through much like Izzy and admires Joe from Digimon Adventure.
Ken wormmon Ken Ichijouji
Ken ichijoji (一乗寺 賢 Ichijōji Ken?)
(En:) Derek Stephen Prince
(Ja:) Romi Park
Wormmon (ワームモン Wāmumon?)
(En:) Paul St. Peter
(Ja:) Naozumi Takahashi
At first he was infected by the Dark Spore and driven mad, becoming the Digimon Emperor. He tried to conquer the Digital World, thinking it was a video game. Later he joins the group as the 6th DigiDestined.

Prior DigiDestined[]

Since Digimon Adventure 02 is a continuation of Digimon Adventure it includes characters from that series as well. More about them are listed here. Though burdened by their newfound responsibilities, the previous DigiDestined team provides a helping hand once in a while.

  • Yamato "Matt" Ishida (Ishida Yamato): T.K.'s older brother, he attends high school. He has his own band, the Teenage Wolves. Davis's sister had a not-so-secret crush on him.
  • Sora Takenouchi (Takenouchi Sora): Attending high school, she joins the tennis team.
  • Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi (Izumi Koushiro): Very smart and a logical thinker, he helps the new team more than the others of the old guard, possibly due to the fact that he is the youngest former DigiDestined.
  • Mimi Tachikawa (Tachikawa Mimi): Currently lives in New York and visits the others any chance she gets via airplane or DigiPort.
  • Joe Kido (Kido Jō): Due to his studying, Joe attends a private school. He's now studying for a college entrance exam and uses his free time to help the others when possible.


  • MaloMyotismon (BelialVamdemon) (48-50): Myotismon's most powerful form. The main villain behind most of the events but only appears near the end of the series.
    • Yukio Oikawa (38-50): Tempted and possessed by Myotismon. He died after Myotismon left his body, and gave his spirit out of penance to help restore the Digital World.
      • Arukenimon (Archnemon) (24-48) and Mummymon (29-48): Oikawa's henchmen.
        • Digimon Emperor (Digimon Kaiser) (1-21): Ken was controlled by the Dark Spore by Oikawa and Arukenimon. Reverted back to his real self and joined the DigiDestined after being defeated.
          • Kimeramon (Chimairamon) (19-21): Created from parts of numerous Digimon by the Digimon Emperor, but was soon out of the Emperor's control.
          • Devimon (19-21): Disincorporated torso present in the dark whirlpool, was used by the Digimon Emperor to complete Kimeramon. The essence of Devimon released Kimeramon from the Emperor's control, and the former was supposedly destroyed for good upon the latter's destruction.
        • BlackWarGreymon (30-37, 46-47): Created by Arukenimon but refused to obey orders. BlackWarGreymon would later became good after battling WarGreymon and Imperialdramon Fighter Mode. He was fatally injured by the Myotismon-possessed Oikawa, but sealed the Highton View Terrace gate with his final breath.
      • Dragomon (Dagomon) (13): King of the Dark Ocean. Never developed a storyline.
    • Millenniummon (Millenniumon) (flashback in 43): Responsible for the dark spore that was implanted in Ken, which allowed Myotismon to manipulate Ken into becoming the Digimon Emperor as well copy the spore to implant into several children to aid in his revival. Was the opponent who the younger Ken fought alongside Ryo shortly after the battle with Diaboramon in 2000. (For further details see Digimon Adventure 02: Tag Tamers)
    • Daemon (Demon) and the Daemon Corps (43-45): Wanted the Dark Spore in Ken. They trapped him in the World of Darkness.
  • Endigomon (Wendimon) (1st Movie): Corrupted partner of Willis. Changed into Antylamon (Andiramon) and then into Kerpymon (Evil) (Cherubimon). Defeated and purified by Magnamon and Rapidmon.
  • Armageddemon (Armagemon) (2nd Movie): New more powerful form of Diaboromon from the Digivolution of millions of Kuramon. Was able to take down Omnimon and defeat Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, but was destroyed by Imperialdramon Paladin Mode.
  • Pukumon (CD Drama 1): Defeated by the combined efforts of Saggitarimon (Veemon), Rinkmon (Hawkmon), Pteramon (Armadillomon), Manbomon (Patamon), Butterflymon (Gatomon) and Pucchiemon (Wormmon).

Family of the DigiDestined[]

These characters were introduced in this season:

  • Jun Motomiya: Davis's older sister. She and Davis argue repeatedly but are still close. She also chases after Matt through most of the first half of the second season, trying to get a date with him. After she finally realizes that he doesn't like her, she quickly forms a crush on Shuu.
  • Momoe, Chizuru, Mantarou: Yolei's siblings, two sisters and one brother. Because there are four of them in one family, they have to fight for attention.
  • Hiroki Hida: Cody's deceased father. He was a police officer who died in the line of duty.
  • Chikara Hida: Cody's grandfather, Hiroki's father. He served as a father in Hiroki's absence. He also taught Cody Kendo. He has a strange obsession with prune juice.
  • Sam Ichijouji (Osamu): Ken's deceased older brother. When Ken was little, Sam was a Grade A student and got most of the attention. One day, Ken wished he would go away because he was jealous. Soon after, Sam was hit by a car and died.
  • Haruhiko Takenouchi: Sora's father, a folklore college professor who was at Kyoto during the summer of 1999. Learning of the adventure his daughter went through, Haruhiko began to research the Digital World with Shuu, Joe's middle brother, who is one of his students. Miyako met both of them during her class trip to Kyoto, and Haruhiko explained some of his theories to her.
  • Jim Kido (Shuu):[1] Joe's brother, a college student at Kyoto. He met Yolei when she is visiting Kyoto with her class. He also drove her and the others to where they needed to be when Daemon was attacking on Christmas day.

Note: With the exception of Cody's father, and T.K. and Kari's parents, no parents of the Digimon Adventure 02 DigiDestined were named.

Digital World[]

In this series of Digimon it is revealed that this iteration of the Digital World also runs parallel with at least two other "dimensions"—One, a kaleidoscopic world of colour and shape, composed of an energy that is capable of turning thought into reality, while the other is a dark and foreboding world of evil, characterized by its grim, expansive ocean called the Dark Ocean, theorized to be capable of bringing beings' dark thoughts to life. Three years after the events in Digimon Adventure, Yukio Oikawa, a human who had learned of the Digital World when he was a boy, made attempts to enter the Digital World to live out his unfulfilled childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to him, he was possessed by the spirit of Myotismon, who was manipulating his actions. Oikawa created Arukenimon and Mummymon and sent them into the Digital World, where they manipulated the young Ken Ichijouji into becoming the Digimon Emperor. As the Emperor, Ken set up his Control Spires—the design of which had come from the enigmatic World of Darkness and had apparently been implanted in Ken's head by someone, possibly Oikawa, or by the Dark Spore already within Ken—all around the Digital World. The Spires disrupted the fabric of reality, creating spatial warps and weakening the dimensional boundaries. Oikawa hoped he could use this disruption to enter the Digital World, but the actions of the new DigiDestined who were destroying the Control Spires prevented this from happening. Next, Arukenimon and Mummymon created BlackWarGreymon, who set about destroying the powerful Destiny Stones, which completely threw the balance of the Digital World out of order. However, the DigiDestined were able to free Azulongmon from the prison the Dark Masters had put him in years before, and he stopped BlackWarGreymon from destroying the last stone.

Oikawa's final scheme to enter the Digital World was a grand one. Arukenimon opened all the Digi-Ports, allowing wild Digimon to come to Earth, and the DigiDestined had to travel all over the world to round them up. While they were gone from Japan, Arukenimon and Mummymon began kidnapping children. When the DigiDestined returned, they discovered that Daemon and his henchmen SkullSatamon, LadyDevimon and MarineDevimon had come to Earth in search of Ken and the Dark Spore within him, but Oikawa managed to copy the Spore first, before Daemon could get his hands on him. Daemon was repelled into the Dark Ocean as Oikawa implanted the Spores into the kidnapped children. His hope was for the Spores to convert the children's innocence (which lets them enter the Digital World by using this energy) so that he could use to traverse the dimensional barrier. However, Myotismon had other plans, and brought Oikawa to another dimension which was a world of dreams and nightmares where he began to absorb the powers of the Spores into himself and became MaloMyotismon. After MaloMyotismon's defeat, Oikawa used the dream dimension to fulfill his own desire. His body was transformed into energy in the form of a flock of butterflies, which spread across the Digital World, restoring peace and harmony.

Related media[]


Video games[]

Audio Dramas[]


Main article: Digimon Zero Two (manhua)



Opening Theme: Target ~Akai Shougeki~
Artist: Wada Kouji
Songwriter: Yu Matsuki
Composer/Arranger: Oota Michihiko

  • Also used during the Imperialdramon Dragon Mode evolution sequence

Ending Theme #1: Ashita wa Atashi no Kaze ga Fuku (eps. 1—25)
Aritst: Ai Maeda (as AiM)
Songwriter: Miura Noriko
Composer: MIZUKI
Arranger: Watanabe Cheru

Ending Theme #2: Itsumo Itsudemo (eps. 26—50)
Artist: Ai Maeda (as AiM)
Songwriter: Yu Matsuki
Composer: Shirakawa Akira
Arranger: Oota Michihiko

Insert Song: Break Up! (Armor Evolution Theme Song)
Artist: Ayumi Miyazaki ;br: Songwriter: Hiroshi Yamada
Composer/Arranger: Oota Michihiko

Insert Song: Brave Heart (Evolution Theme Song)
Artist: Ayumi Miyazaki
Songwriter: Oomori Sachiko
Composer/Arranger: Oota Michihiko

Insert Song: Beat Hit (Jogress Evolution Theme Song)
Artist: Ayumi Miyazaki
Songwriter: Hiroshi Yamada
Composer/Arranger: Oota Michihiko


Opening Theme: Digimon Theme
Artist: Paul Gordon

Insert Song: Here We Go (Digital World Entrance Theme)
Artist: Jason Gochin

Insert Song: Let's Kick It Up
Artist: Paul Gordon

Insert Song: Run Around
Artist: Jasan Radford

Insert Song: Change Into Power
Artist: Paul Gordon

Insert Song: Going Digital
Artist: Jasan Radford

Insert Song: Strange
Artist: Jasan Radford


Opening Theme: 내일을 찾아 (Find tomorrow)
Artist: TULA

Ending Theme: To My Wish
Artist: Jeong-Yeo-jin

Insert Song: Power Up (Evolution Theme Song)
Artist: Unknown


  • Original Concept: Akiyoshi Hongo
  • Director: Hiroyuki Kakudo
  • Series Composition, Writers: Atsushi Maekawa, Genki Yoshimura
  • Writers: Hiro Masaki, Reiko Yoshida, Yoshio Urasawa, Satoru Nishizono (Ep 8), Chiaki J. Konaka (Ep 13)
  • Character Design: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru
  • Chief Animation Director: Setsuko Nobuzane
  • Art Director: Yukiko Iijima, Tetsuhiro Shimizu
  • Color Design: Yasue Itasaka
  • Director Of Photography: Atsushi Iwazaki, Kazuhiro Yoshino, Fumio Hirokawa
  • Editor: Kouichi Katagiri
  • Sound Director: Sadashi Kuramoto
  • Music: Takanori Arisawa
  • Producer: Daisuke Kawakami (Fuji TV), Kyotaro Kimura (Yomiuri Advertising), Hiromi Seki (Toei Animation)
  • Production Cooperation: Toei
  • Production: Fuji TV, Yomiuri Advertising, Toei Animation


Sources compiled at Digimon Adventure 02/Appendices/Cast.

Voice Actor Role(s)
Reiko Kiuchi Daisuke Motomiya, Poi Brothers' Third Brother, Anna, Gottsumon, Monochromon, Daisuke's Son
Junko Noda V-mon, Chicomon, Chibimon, Fladramon, Lighdramon, XV-mon, Paildramon (Shared with Naozumi Takahashi), Imperialdramon (Shared with Naozumi Takahashi), Imperialdramon Fighter Mode (Shared with Naozumi Takahashi), Poi Brothers' Second Brother, Keiko Kurata
Rio Natsuki Miyako Inoue, Momoe Inoue, Chizuru Inoue, Chichos, Noriko's Mother
Kōichi Tōchika Hawkmon, Pururumon, Poromon, Holsmon, Shurimon, Aquilamon, Silphymon (Shared with Yuka Tokumitsu), Hamazaki-sensei, Chichos's Father, Mexican Officer
Megumi Urawa Iori Hida, Armadimon, Upamon, Tsubumon, Digmon, Sabmarimon, Ankylomon, Shakkoumon (Shared with Miwa Matsumoto), Daisuke's Mother, Catherine Deneuve, Mamemon, Noriko Kawada, Iori's Daughter
Kae Araki Hikari, Kae Izumi, Miami Woman, Sam, Lou, Hikari's Son
Yuka Tokumitsu Tailmon, Plotmon, Nefertimon, Angewomon, Silphymon (Shared with Kōichi Tōchika), Mimi's Mother, Shuttle Crew Woman, Maria, Shakomon 2, Takashi Yoshizawa
Taisuke Yamamoto Takeru Takaishi, Gesomon, Takeru's Son
Miwa Matsumoto Tokomon, Patamon, Angemon, Pegasmon, HolyAngemon, Shakkoumon (Shared with Megumi Urawa), Anomalocarimon, Ebidramon, Hiroshi Shibata
Romi Park Ken Ichijouji, Osamu Ichijouji, Laura, Miyako's Son
Naozumi Takahashi Wormmon, Minomon, Leafmon, Stingmon, Paildramon (Shared with Junko Noda), Imperialdramon (Shared with Junko Noda), Imperialdramon Fighter Mode (Shared with Junko Noda), Mantarou Inoue, Yuri, Operator B
Toshiko Fujita Taichi Yagami, Toshiko Takenouchi, Ganimon, Coelamon Pipimon, Taichi's Son
Yuko Mizutani Sora Takenouchi, Taichi's Mother, Kōshirō's Mother, Chichos's Mother, Sora's Daughter
Youto Kazama Yamato Ishida, Shuttle Crew Man, Michael's Father, Manhattan Policeman B, Poi Brothers' Eldest Brother, Operator A, Kuwagamon
Umi Tenjin Kōshirō Izumi, Tatum, Kōshirō's Daughter
Ai Maeda Mimi Tachikawa, Mina, Mimi's Son, Baby Digimon 2
Masami Kikuchi Jo Kido, Shuu Kido, Kōshirō's Father, Shellmon, BigMamemon, Giromon
Chika Sakamoto Agumon, Greymon, MetalGreymon, WarGreymon, Takeru's Mother, Dingo
Atori Shigematsu Piyomon, Birdramon, Garudamon, Baby Digimon 3
Mayumi Yamaguchi Gabumon, Garurumon, WereGarurumon, Unimon, Yamato's Son, Boy
Takahiro Sakurai Tentomon, Kabuterimon, AtlurKabuterimon, Fujiyama-sensei, Mimi's Father, Shuttle Crew Man, Miami Man, FlareLizamon, Steve, Shakomon 3, Noriko's Father, Adult Kōshirō
Shihomi Mizowaki Palmon, Togemon, Lilimon
Junko Takeuchi Gomamon, Ikkakumon, Zudomon, Floramon, Kiwimon, MetalMamemon, Baby Digimon 1, Yuè Hóng
Hiroaki Hirata Narration, Yamato's Father, Gennai, Benjamin, Jackie, Commander of the Chinese Armed Forces, Eucalyptus, Michel, José, Ilya, Snimon
Keiko Koumyouji Iori's Mother
Masafumi Kimura Ken Ichijouji's Father, Commander of the US Armed Forces, Jyureimon, Hong Kong Elder, Meramon
Asako Dodo Ken Ichijouji's Mother
Kazusa Murai Jun Motomiya
Kōsei Tomita Chikara Hida
Ema Kujira Miyako Inoue's Mother
Yūsuke Oguri Older Gokimon Brother
Katashi Ishizuka Younger Gokimon Brother
Kiyoyuki Yanada Andromon
Kouichi Sakaguchi Starmon
Takeshi Kusao Revolmon
Kihachirō Uemura Hangyomon
Konami Yoshida Michael, Shakomon 1
Katsuya Shiga Betamon, Seadramon, Adjutant of the US Armed Forces, Professor Burybrad, Manhattan Policeman A, Mojyamon, Adjutant of the Chinese Armed Forces
Jin Horikawa Digitamamon
Kazuki Yao Igamon
Ginzō Matsuo TonosamaGekomon
Akira Ishida Wizarmon
Oma Ichimura Digimon
Chiho Ohkawa Digimon
Yuko Tachibana Digimon
Wakana Yamazaki Archnemon
Toshiyuki Morikawa Mummymon, Haruhiko Takenouchi, Yukio Oikawa, Vamdemon, BelialVamdemon
Nobuyuki Hiyama BlackWarGreymon
Hiroki Takahashi Daisuke's Father
Jyurohta Kosugi Qinglongmon
Ai Nagano LadyDevimon

Notes and references[]

  1. In the Japanese version, Joe has two brothers, Shin (seen in Digimon Adventure), and Shuu. However, in the English dub, both brothers became one, Jim Kido.

See also[]

External links[]

  • English Dub Timeline—Timeline from Digimon Encyclopedia covering the English Dub of Digimon Adventure and 02.
  • Original Japanese Timeline—Timeline from Digimon Encyclopedia covering the Original Japanese version of Digimon Adventure and 02.