Zoe Orimoto (織本 泉 Orimoto Izumi?) is a fictional character in the anime series Digimon Frontier and one of the main protagonists of the series. She is one of the "DigiDestined", children who were chosen to receive the ability to transform into Digimon in order to save the Digital World.
Zoe is the only female member of the team and was chosen to wield the Spirits of Wind which hold the power of AncientKazemon. She was born in Japan but moved to Italy at a young age. She recently moved back to Japan but had issues making friends due to the culture barrier and because of her shyness. Because of her attractiveness, she tends to get a handful of male attention throughout the series. J.P. Shibayama has a huge crush on her, as does Takuya Kanbara, which she teases them about sometimes.  She is scared of the dark.
In the Italian dub, she moved to England , rather than Italy.
Zoe is a young girl with long chest-length blonde hair and green eyes. She wears a pink cap resembling a beanie with a purple trim and two points that resemble a cat's ears coming out of it. She also wears white and pink shoes and long purple socks. She wears a blue and white striped shirt under a pink vest paired with a matching skirt, and white panties. Both the skirt and the jacket have white vertical stripes on the sides. Her shirt is cut to expose her navel, and her jacket is also open.
At school camp, she wears a light gray hat with a purple horizontal stripe on it, a blue shirt with two buttons near the collar, navy pants with a white vertical stripe on each side, and her usual sneakers.
When trying to choose which swimsuit to wear at the Toucan Paradise, she imagines herself in two different swimsuits; the first is a white strapless high-leg one-piece swimsuit with two red diagonal stripes on the chest, the upper stripe bigger than the bottom one, and white high heels. In a photo of Zoe in this swimsuit, she also wears white wrist cuffs. She comments that this swimsuit would make her look like a race queen. The second is a navy new type sukumizu with a small gray nameplate in the chest. She comments that this swimsuit would make her look like a gravure idol in the Japanese version, and a "super athlete" in the English dub. In the Japanese version, she also imagines herself in a red bikini with a side-tie bottom and front-tie top, and also imagines her breasts much larger and her waist much thinner than they really are. Finally, she picks a pink one-piece swimsuit with white frills near the collar, but before she can wear it, she uses it to cover herself when Takuya and J.P. enter in the changing room while she's only in her panties.
When making burgers at Hamburger Village, she wears an orange cooking apron over her regular clothes.
When cooking in the school kitchen after returning to the Real World, she wears a green cooking apron with a pocket on its left side over her regular clothes, and a white cooking hat.
In the cover art of Digimon Frontier: Christmas Smile, Zoe wears a Christmas costume; a red and yellow dress with short sleeves, a white cloud-like print in the skirt, a white and red ruff on each sleeve, a white and pink ribbon with a small bell in the middle, a red cap with a white ruff in the bottom and two long points with a white ruff ball on each point, light pink long, fingerless gloves, and light pink stockings.
Zoe is a beautiful & strong-willed girl. She is not afraid of speaking her mind and doesn't let others influence her. She strongly believes in staying true to herself and will never act differently to please others. She gets particularly annoyed when her fellow male Digidestined doubt her abilities because she is female, as she thinks she is still just as strong as they are, and makes a determined effort to prove so when they do doubt her. However, deep down, it has been shown that she is actually somewhat insecure about herself because she had no friends before entering the Digital World.
Despite her tough attitude, Zoe still also has a very kind nature and a good heart. She is very compassionate and encouraging towards others, particularly to her teammates when they are struggling. She has proven to care deeply about their safety, and will always put herself in harm's way for them. She also will generally try to help anyone she meets who is struggling, and strongly tries to do good deeds.
Zoe uses Italian exclamations occasionally. However, in the Italian dub she uses English exclamations and in the Latin American dub she uses French exclamations.
- Izumi Orimoto (織本 泉)
Name used in the Japanese version of Digimon Frontier and related materials.
- Ja: Orimoto (織本?). Japanese surname that means "weaving source". Possibly a reference to the silk moth, a primary producer of silk, due to Kazemon's butterfly-like wings.
- Ja: Izumi (泉?). Japanese name that means "fountain". Possibly a reference to her rivalry with Ranamon, wielder of the Spirits of Water.
- Zoe Orimoto
Name used in the American English dub of Digimon Frontier and related materials.
- Zoe. Similar to Izumi.
- Zoe Ayamoto
Name used in the Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish dubs of Digimon Frontier.
- Ayamoto. Alternate reading of 織本. Possibly a mistranslation.
|This information is only considered valid within the Italian continuity.|
Zoe spent most of her life in England.
During a school camp trip, she gives a band-aid to a classmate who has hurt her foot, and the girl invites Zoe to join her group for dinner. At dinner, Zoe's classmates mock her, and when the girl with the injured foot once again invites Zoe to join the group, the other girls refuse to eat with her. The girl who Zoe has helped tells her to go back to her group because they are using all their junk, and apologizes. Zoe calls her a liar and runs away.
When a mysterious voice sends out a message asking for children to play a game, Zoe, thinking it would be fun, goes to the Shibuya Train Station, where she embarks in a Trailmon (Worm) to the Digital World, and meets Takuya Kanbara, Tommy Himi, and J.P. Shibayama. She felt uncomfortable at the way J.P. kept staring at her with wide eyes. In the Flame Terminal, when Takuya finds the H Spirit of Flame and spirit evolves to Agunimon, she is impressed by his fight against Cerberumon. After the Fractal Code of the Village of Flames is restored, she and Takuya follow Bokomon and Neemon to see the village, while Tommy and J.P. try to find a way to go home. When Zoe notices Tommy's absence, they start searching for him, and as Takuya gets worried about the boy, Zoe teases him about acting as an adult and for being three months younger than her.
Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
Zoe appears briefly with the rest of the Legendary Warriors after their battle with a Megadramon, present for the argument between Takuya and Koji about the battle itself. She searches with the others when Takuya disappears after being summoned by Babamon to face Metamormon.
Digimon BattleSpirit 2
Zoe is one of the fighters in this game. Her default form is Kazemon with the ability to slide evolve to Zephyrmon, and she can evolve to AncientKazemon for a finishing move. Her stage is the Breezy Plains, which is based off of the Breezy Village where Zoe discovered her Human Spirit.
Zoe has two theme songs: the vocal "Kaze no Shizuku" (風のしずく? lit. "Drop of Wind") and the instrumental "Kaze no Theme" (風のテーマ? lit. "Theme of Wind"). A version of her Spirit Evolution and fractal code digitize speech appears on Digimon Frontier: Christmas Smile as "Spirit Evolution!! ~Izumi-hen~". She speaks the "Izumi's Love Letter" track in the CD drama, Digimon Frontier Original Story: Things That Want To Be Told.
From a franchise standpoint, Zoe is a part of the Spirit Singers, a group composed of her fellow DigiDestined from Digimon Frontier. They debut in the Digimon Frontier: Christmas Smile album.
Zoe wields AncientKazemon's power through the Spirits of Wind. In Digimon BattleSpirit 2, Zoe can become AncientKazemon herself as a "finishing" move. If Kazemon fills up her power meter, she can warp digivolve into AncientKazemon and stab her opponent with her rapier.
Kazemon is the form Zoe takes when she digivolves using the Human Spirit of Wind.
She is kind, caring and strong-willed. Her preferred attacks are powerful martial arts-style kicks and hurricane force winds.
She first transformed into her Kazemon form when confronted with the Mushroomon brothers who were endangering Floramon. This encounter proved Zoe's determination, but after the brothers digivolved to a Woodmon, she is defeated and had to be saved by Lobomon who won the fight.
Zoe fights in this form in Digimon BattleSpirit 2.
- Hurricane Wave (Brezza Petalo, Ita: "Breeze Petal"): Throws long, thin tornadoes erupting from her fingertips.
- Tempest Twist (Tornado Gamba, Ita: "Tornado Leg"): Gets down on hands, spreads legs, and then spins very quickly to create a strong force of wind.
- Love Tap (Carino Anca, Ita: "Pretty Hip"): Taps foes with her buttocks to cause temporary feelings of attraction.
- Roseo Temporale (Ita: "Rosy Thunderstorm"): Rapidly kicks the opponent with both legs.
Zephyrmon is the form Zoe takes when she spirit digivolves with the Beast Spirit of Wind.
She is agile, swift, and powerful, and always ready to fight and protect her friends. Considered to be the fiercest and most beautiful of all the spirits, Zephyrmon attacks by manipulating energy, wind and slicing foes with her razor sharp claws, which can also slice through Calmaramon's "Acid Ink". Surprisingly, Zoe was able to control her Beast Spirit without any challenge, contrary to the boys, whose Beast Spirits went on destructive rampages or otherwise lost control until they learned to control them. After defeating Ranamon, Zoe attributed her ability to control her Beast Spirit as luck. Although before obtaining it and when being doubted by the boys, she claimed she would be able to control it because she is a girl, frustrated at the boys for doubting her. Truly, she was able to control it because of her determination to protect the other DigiDestined.
Zephyrmon first appeared to fight Ranamon, who soon became her rival, as Ranamon was madly jealous that Zoe's beast spirit made her far prettier than she was. This rivalry ended when Zephyrmon destroyed Ranamon in a one-on-one fight in Sakkakumon's Water Sphere.
Zephyrmon can use her large brown wings to take the air and soar through the sky at incredible speeds. She also has the vision of an eagle.
This is Zoe's digivolution in Digimon BattleSpirit 2.
- Hurricane Gale (Wind of Pain): Flies up into the air and hurls the feathers of her hair and wings as pointed arrows.
- Plasma Paws (Gilgamesh Slicer): Cuts the opponent and the atmosphere around it to pieces with the claws on her hands and feet.
JetSilphymon is Zoe's Fusion Hybrid form.
In the virtual pet D-Tector, Zoe can digivolve to JetSilphymon
In the virtual pet D-Tector, Zoe can digivolve to Ranamon.
In the virtual pet D-Tector, Zoe can digivolve to Calmaramon.
Notes and references
- Digimon Encyclopedia: Voice Actors: Digimon Frontier Character Cast List
- D-Tector 3.0
- Digimon BattleSpirit 2
- This attack is named "Hurricane Gale" in Digimon Frontier, "Lucemon on the Loose" .
|Main characters:||Takuya Kanbara | Koji Minamoto | J.P. Shibayama | Tommy Himi | Zoe Orimoto | Koichi Kimura | Bokomon and Neemon|
|Other characters:||Ten Legendary Warriors | Celestial Digimon | Gotsumon | Sorcermon | Katsuharu, Teppei, Chiaki, Teruo, and Angemon | Other characters|
|Antagonists:||Grumblemon | Ranamon | Arbormon | Mercurymon | Cherubimon | Royal Knights (Dynasmon and Crusadermon) | Lucemon | Murmukusmon and Ornismon|
|Other media:||Island of Lost Digimon | Things That Want To Be Told | A Train Named Hope | Digimon BattleSpirit 2 | Legendary Skies | Force Three | Visual Dictionary | Music | Singles | Albums|
|Relationships:||Takuya Kanbara | Koji Minamoto | J.P. Shibayama | Tommy Himi | Zoe Orimoto | Koichi Kimura|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | DigiDestined | D-Tector | Spirits | Fractal Code | Holy Ring | Digi-Egg | List of episodes|