16 Facts About Digimon


Digimon, short for "Digital Monsters", is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game.

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Digimon franchise began as a series of virtual pets created by WiZ and Bandai, intended as a masculine counterpart to the more female-oriented Tamagotchi pets.

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The one-shot manga C'mon Digimon, designed by Tenya Yabuno, was published in the Japanese magazine V-Jump by Shueisha in 1997.

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Each player starts with a baby-level digital creature that has a limited number of attacks and transformations and to make the creature stronger by training and nourishing the creature; when the player is successful in a workout, the Digimon becomes strong, when the player fails, the Digimon becomes weak.

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Digimon can grow through evolution by absorbing additional data and changing forms; the process is normally linear but there are other methods.

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The sixth series, Digimon Fusion, was only partially localized; its third season was never adapted into English.

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Disney's acquisition of Saban would result in Digimon airing on Disney's TV networks and programming blocks.

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In Canada, the English versions of Digimon were broadcast on YTV, with the exception of Data Squad, which aired in Family Channel's Jetix block.

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Digimon Frontier was originally announced to be broadcast on Jetix, but the series was later dropped.

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Digimon Fusion had aired since Spring 2014 on digital terrestrial channel, CITV.

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Digimon first appeared in narrative form in the one-shot manga C'mon Digimon, released in the summer of 1997.

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C'mon Digimon spawned the popular Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 manga, written by Hiroshi Izawa, which began serialization on November 21,1998.

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However, the Chuang Yi releases of Digimon Frontier were distributed by Madman Entertainment in Australia.

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Digimon Collectible Card Game is a card game based on Digimon, first introduced in Japan in 1997 and published by Bandai.

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From February 25,2011 to September 28,2012, Digimon Jintrix was an online card game supported by physical card releases.

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In 2020 a new card game was launched to coincide with Digimon Adventure: using a new system, this was released in the West in January 2021.

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