Known members of the Ichijouji family include: Ken, his brother Sam, and their parents (unnamed).
The Ichijoujis always seemed to overlook their youngest son, Ken, in favour of Sam, a child prodigy – but when Sam died in a car accident (see his own entry for details), Ken resolved to be as much like Sam as he could, to fill the void left in his parents lives. His wishes were fulfilled by the Dark Spore within him, and his parents heaped attention on him – but it was more for their sakes than his.
Mrs. Ichijouji appears to have some form of job in catering, while Mr. Ichijouji apparently works at a computer-programming firm, where Yukio Oikawa is also employed. Oikawa was invited to Sam’s funeral, which was where he saw Ken for the first time.
When Ken ran away from home, the Dark Spore having made him apathetic towards society, and fled into the DigiWorld to become the Digimon Emperor, the Ichijoujis were distraught – Mrs. Ichijouji particularly, having lost one son already. When Ken was reverted back to normal, and came back to the real world, he lost his memory. While Ken slept, his parents realised how they had acted, and blamed themselves for everything that had happened, and then tried to help Ken regain his memory.
Mrs. Ichijouji kept close watch on Ken, afraid that he might disappear again, but her faith in her son was slowly restored as he formed friendships with the other DigiDestined kids.
When Oikawa implanted Dark Spores in other kids, the DigiDestined turned to Ken’s father for help. He was able to give them information on Oikawa which helped them track him down.
Mr. and Mrs. Ichijouji were then both present at the summer camp when the final battle with MaloMyotismon took place.
Mr. and Mrs. Ichijouji first appear in “A New Digitude.” Mrs. Ichijouji’s voice is supplied by Wendee Lee, and Mr. Icijouji's is supplied by Frank Catalano.
Sam Ichijouji is the elder brother of Ken Ichijouji of the DigiDestined When he was young, Sam was revealed to be a child prodigy, adept at just about everything. As a result, the boys’ parents tended to overlook Ken in favour of Sam, which lead to Ken harbouring a grudge, although Sam was generally a good brother, most notably helping Ken to blow bubbles.
One day, a Digivice emerged from Sam’s computer in front of the two boys, and Sam put it into his desk drawer. Ken disobeyed his instruction not to touch it – and at his touch, it activated, and pulled him through Sam’s computer, into the DigiWorld. Ken returned to the real world later that day (although he was in the DigiWorld for several weeks – this is a Japanese writing error, as Earth-time and DigiWorld-time had been synchronised by this point. However, it *could* be passed off on Millenniummon's ability to warp space and time, as Ken encountered this villain while in the DigiWorld) to be scolded by Sam, who took the Digivice from him.
Angry, Ken wished, as he had before, that Sam would “just disappear.”
But what Ken didn’t know, was that this time, he would get his wish.
Details are not available, but Sam was killed in a car accident, being run over. Ken blamed himself for this, and was seen at Sam’s funeral by Yukio Oikawa, a workmate of his father’s. Oikawa realised that Ken was a DigiDestined, and sent him an anonymous e-mail, prompting him to use the Digivice again. The Dark Spore within him, which had been planted on his first trip to the DigiWorld, sidetracked him to the World of Darkness, where he immersed his Digivice in the Dark Ocean, transforming into the Dark D-3. The power of the Spore began to affect Ken, and fulfilled his greatest desire – to be more like Sam, so he could fill the void in his parents’ lives. As a subconscious side effect of this, while in the guise of the Digimon Emperor, Ken styled his physical appearance so that he looked more like Sam.
Towards the end of the kids’ adventures, Sam reappeared in an illusion created by MaloMyotismon. Ken witnessed himself being beaten by the Digimon he had mistreated in the past, and then Sam appeared, and offered to take him away from it, and help him. Wormmon appeared to dispel the illusion, and all the kids fought together to defeat MaloMyotismon.
Sam Ichijouji first appears in “The Crest of Kindness,” in silhouette form, in a brief flashback to his death. This is the first time he is mentioned, and both Ken and Mrs. Ichijouji talk about how he was “lost.” His face first appears in a picture, in the episode recap for “The Crest of Kindness” in “Davis Cries Wolfmon.” Sam first appears fully in “Genesis of Evil."
"IF I HAD A TAIL HAMMER"
Digimon Adventure 02 episode #24
English version written by Michael Sorich and Jeff Nimoy & Bob Buchholz
While the kids are rebuilding a Punimon village, a Thundermon attacks, and Armadillomon Digivolves into Ankylomon for the first time. Thundermon is destroyed, much to everyone’s shock, by Stingmon, the Champion form of Wormmon!
Episode Trivia - The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1950's song, "If I had a Hammer," by Lee Hayes and Pete Seeger.
"IF I ONLY HAD A HEART"
Digimon Adventure 02 episode #32
English version written by Jeff Nimoy & Bob Buchholz
Arukenimon and Mummymon turn their attention to the mysterious Destiny Stones, while BlackWarGreymon encounters Agumon.
Episode Trivia - The title of this episode is based on the song sung by the Tin Woodsman in the classic 1939 film adaptation of the L. Frank Baum novel, "The Wizard of Oz."
Group: Sea Animal - Level: Champion - Type: Vaccine - Attack Techniques: Harpoon Torpedo, Heat Top
Ikkakumon is the Digivolved form of Gomamon, the Digimon partner of Joe of the DigiDestined. Ikkakumon first appeared to save Joe from the Black Gear-infected Unimon. Joe had decided to try and prove his worth to the other DigiDestined kids by climbing Infinity Mountain on his own, but on the way up, he and Gomamon were attacked by Unimon. Gomamon Digivolved to Ikkakumon, and freed Unimon from the gear with his Harpoon Torpedo attack. Ikkakumon appeared again to help Birdramon fight Lord Bakemon, and then arrived late to participate in the final battle with Devimon.
When the kids arrived on Server, Ikkakumon appeared several times to battle Etemon and his forces, helping deal with SkullGreymon and duping the sinister simian so Tai and some of the others could get inside his pyramid to free Datamon. Ikkakumon next appeared to battle ShogunGekomon, and a few times thereafter to deal with the threats posed by Myotismon and his minions as the vampire overlord tried to open the portal to Earth. When the portal was opened, Gomamon went back with Joe and the others and Digivolved to Ikkakumon to battle Gesomon. When the kids successfully got back to their homes, they then had to converge on Central Odaiba to battle Myotismon, who had found the Eighth Child - the predestined eighth member of the DigiDestined, who was actually Tai's little sister, Kari. Ikkakumon took Joe and TK across Odaiba Bay, but they were attacked by MegaSeadramon, and Ikkakumon Digivolved to his Ultimate stage of Zudomon to defeat him. Ikkakumon was there to battle VenomMyotismon also, and then returned to the DigiWorld with the others to battle the Dark Masters.
Gomamon Digivolved to Ikkakumon and then to Zudomon to fight Scorpiomon, and then, he left the group along with Joe, who decided to stay with Mimi, who no longer wanted to fight. He Digivolved again to battle MetalEtemon, and rejoined the team a little later, Digivolving to Zudomon again to battle Piedmon and Apocalymon.
In May 2000, Ikkakumon was rendered unable to Digivolve to Ultimate when Joe and the other DigiDestined gave up the powers of their Crests to seal the DigiWorld off from evil.
Four years later, when the Digimon Emperor was in the process of conquering the DigiWorld, Gomamon was attacked by some Gizamon under his control in the frozen north, and called on Joe for help. Joe and the new DigiDestined kids arrived, and when the Control Spire was destroyed, Gomamon was once again able to Digivolve into Ikkakumon, to destroy the Ebidramon who was trying to put the squeeze on Digmon with his Harpoon Torpedo attack.
Some time later, when a MegaSeadramon under the Emperor’s control had trapped the DigiDestined in an underwater offshore oil platform, Cody managed to escape and call on Joe for help. Ikkakumon arrived to battle MegaSeadramon, calling him his “old foe.” This would seem to lend credit to the notion that this is the same MegaSeadramon that he had fought in Odaiba four years before. Joe also called on Whamon for help, and he freed the kids while Ikkakumon held MegaSeadramon off. The kids had uncovered the Digi-Egg of Reliability while in the oil platform, and it took Joe to convince Cody to lift it, and activate it, allowing Armadillomon to Armour Digivolve to Submarimon. Ikkakumon noted that he would be unable to beat MegaSeadramon unless he Digivolved to Zudomon, but with help from Submarimon, the Dark Spiral was broken and MegaSeadramon was freed.
Ikkakumon next appeared when BlackWarGreymon was destroying the Destiny Stones. The DigiDestined had hidden the sixth stone underwater, and Ikkakumon had been called on to help protect it. He brought with him a shoal of Dolphmon, as well as MegaSeadramon. We can presume that this is the same MegaSeadramon that he freed from the Emperor’s control previously. However, the fact that it’s helping him out might imply that it’s not the one who worked for Myotismon – or then again, it could be the same one, just reborn with a different attitude. However, despite all their efforts, even with the added power of Paildramon, Silphymon, Angemon and Submarimon, BlackWarGreymon was still able to destroy the stone.
At Christmas time, the new DigiDestined brought the partners of the older DigiDestined into the real world so they could spend Christmas with them. While the new team went to Ken’s house for a Christmas party, the older kids went to Matt’s latest concert – but a DarkTyrannomon and a squad of Bakemon interrupted it. A Control Spire had appeared, and many more Digimon had shown up on Earth as well. The new kids and their Armour Digimon arrived to destroy the Spire, and the older Digimon Digivolved. Ikkakumon and the others beat back the Champion Digimon, through the Digi-Port on Izzy’s laptop, then the DNA Digivolved Digimon defeated the Ultimates.
Ikkakumon’s lost ability to Digivolve to Ultimate was restored by a power boost from Azulongmon’s Digi-Core, courtesy of Gennai. He then went with Joe, Cody and Armadillomon to Australia to round up the wild Digimon there. After he and Digmon destroy the second-to-last of the Control Spires there, they met up with Gennai’s Australian counterpart, Hogan, and with Derek, an Australian DigiDestined, and his partner, Crabmon. They managed to scare off a Gesomon, a Shellmon and an Ebidramon by threatening to turn them into a three-course seafood meal, but were then confronted by a Scorpiomon. Ikkakumon Digivolved to Zudomon to battle him, along with help from Submarimon, and Coelamon, Crabmon’s Digivolve form. They defeated him, and then destroyed the last of the Control Spires.
Ikkakumon came back to Japan with everyone else, and then Digivolved to Zudomon to help battle SkullSatamon. All the Ultimates were defeated by this evil Digimon, and then sacrificed their power again to energise Imperialdramon, allowing him to Mode Change to his Fighter Mode to destroy SkullSatamon.
Gomamon went back into the DigiWorld, helped seal up the Highton View Terrace gate, and was present during the final battle with MaloMyotismon, but Ikkakumon did not appear again.
Ikkakumon first appears in "Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo." His voice is supplied with R. Martin Klein.
Name: From the Japanese word, "ikkaku," meaning both "one horn" and "iceberg."
"IKKAKUMON'S HARPOON TORPEDO"
Digimon Adventure episode #7
English version written by Rebecca Olkowski and Eddie Leiner
Joe attempts to scale Infinity Mountain on his own, and is attacked by the Black Gear-infected Unimon, only to be saved when Gomamon Digivolves to Ikkakumon for the first time.
Ilya is the Russian counterpart to Gennai, who was supposed to help Sora and Yolei to communicate with the Russia DigiDestined, Anna, Sonya and Yuri. However, he was late in arriving, so Sora and Yolei had to work it out on their own to defeat a swarm of Flymon. When he finally did arrive, he took the girls to Moscow, where they battled a troop of Mammothmon. Things were looking bad, but Imperialdramon arrived to save the day. Ilya then disappeared, presumably teleported back to the DigiWorld.
Ilya appears in “Digimon World Tour, Pt. 3.” His voice is supplied by Neil Kaplan.
Name: Unlike most of the other duplicates, Ilya does not appear to be named for anyone specific to his country, but has instead simply been given a rather generic Russian name.
Group: Ancient Dragon – Level: Mega – Type: Vaccine – Attack Techniques: Positron Laser, Mega Crusher (Dragon Mode), Positron Laser, Giga Crusher (Fighter Mode), Omni Sword, Giga Crusher (Paladin Mode)
Imperialdramon is the Mega form of Paildramon, the DNA Digivolved form of ExVeemon and Stingmon, the Champion level Digimon partners of Davis and Ken of the DigiDestined. He is one of the strongest Digimon in existence, capable of flying faster than the speed of sound. He can project an impenetrable force field. When Imperialdramon Mode Changes to his Fighter Mode, he retains all these abilities, and his power becomes tripled, and he becomes even more powerful when he is transformed to his Paladin Mode, and gains the mighty Omega Sword.
When Digimon began to appear all over the world, the DigiDestined quickly had to get together to work out what to do. When Davis heard that a Triceramon had appeared in Ken’s home area, he immediately headed there, where ExVeemon and Stingmon DNA Digivolved into Paildramon to battle the dinosaur Digimon. Mummymon joined the battle, and demolished a portion of a building, sending rubble tumbling down towards Davis and Ken.
Meanwhile, at Izzy’s home, Gennai had appeared, and produced one of Azulongmon’s Digi-Cores, using its power to restore the original eight Digimon’s lost ability to Digivolve to Ultimate. The light erupted from the Digi-Core and streaked across Tokyo, striking Paildramon, endowing him with the power to Mega Digivolve, and become Imperialdramon for the first time. He quickly and easily dispatched Triceramon back to the DigiWorld, and then rounded up the other Digimon in Japan, destroying all the Control Spires with ease, in the space of a few minutes.
Imperialdramon then took all the DigiDestined to various spots around the world, so they could round up all the Digimon there. Along the way, he destroyed several Control Spires in countries they were not stopping in. When he made his last stop in America, he split back into Veemon and Wormmon, who went with Davis and Ken (with Matt) to different locations.
After their jobs were done, Davis, Ken and Matt presumably met back up, and had Veemon and Wormmon become Imperialdramon again. They then gathered up Joe, Cody, Tai, and T.K., and headed for Russia, where they arrived just in time to have Imperialdramon take down the Mammothmon about to trample Sora and Yolei. They then went to Hong Kong to pick up Izzy and Kari, and returned to Japan for Christmas morning.
Shortly thereafter, the Daemon Corps appeared on Earth, searching for Ken. Imperialdramon engaged one of their number, SkullSatamon, in battle, but he was paralysed by the villain’s attack. SkullSatamon then beat all the other Ultimate Digimon around, and they reverted to Rookies. The original eight Digimon then gave up their energy to boost Imperialdramon’s power, allowing him to Mode Change into his Fighter Mode for the first time, to destroy SkullSatamon. Imperialdramon split back into Veemon and Wormmon, and Ken was then taken away by Arukenimon. When Davis tracked down Arukenimon, Mummymon and Oikawa, about to hand Ken over to Daemon, Imperialdramon appeared again to battle Daemon. He Mode Changed, and was joined by Silphymon and Shakkoumon in holding Daemon off while the kids came up with a plan. Ken used the dark power within him to open a gate to the World of Darkness, through which Daemon was sent.
After this, when BlackWarGreymon reappeared, Davis, Ken and their Digimon were busy redirecting traffic away from the battleground. Paildramon attempted to stop the fleeing Arukenimon, Mummymon and Oikawa, but had to become Imperialdramon to try and stop BlackWarGreymon and WarGreymon’s battle, which was spreading into a nearby town. He quickly Mode Changed and brought the fight above cloud level to protect innocents. A Terra Force, a Terra Destroyer, a Positron Laser and a colossal explosion later, and the fight was done.
When the kids were in MaloMyotismon’s dream dimension, after defeating illusions of their greatest desires, they used the power of the dimension to grant a wish of their own, making their Digimon Digivolve to all their different forms at once. The two Imperialdramon modes faced off against MaloMyotismon with all the other Digimon, and fired on him with their Positron Lasers, somehow rupturing reality, and casting the villain into the DigiWorld. As only the “true” incarnation of Imperialdramon could go through, Fighter Mode passed through the portal, while Dragon Mode faded away. Imperialdramon, Silphymon and Shakkoumon were then taken down by MaloMyotismon’s Screaming Darkness attack, as he had powered himself up with the darkness in the DigiWorld. He attempted to infect both Earth and the DigiWorld with pure darkness, but when the DigiDestined from all over the world arrived, the power of their united dreams weakened him, destroying his body. Then, the power of all their Digivices energised Imperialdramon, and he activated his Giga Crusher attack, using it to atomise MaloMyotismon’s essence, destroying him for good.
Three months later, it was discovered that Diaboromon had survived his battle with Omnimon four years previously, and had used the time in between to reproduce as millions of Kuramon. Omnimon successfully managed to destroy Diaboromon again, but the Kuramon all escaped to the real world, where they merged into the massive Armageddemon in Tokyo Harbour. Omnimon was defeated and immobilised, and Imperialdramon then entered the fray, quickly assuming his Fighter Mode, but even the power of his Giga Crusher could not defeat Armageddemon's. Then, Omnimon transformed his energy into a holy ring, embodying everyones hopes and dreams, which turned into the Omni Sword. When Imperialdramon grasped the sword, he was transformed into his Paladin Mode, and impaled Armageddemon through the head, causing him to discorporate back into Kuramon. The DigiDestined channelled the light of their Digivices through the sword, and the other spectators of the battle did the same with their cell phones, capturing all the Kuramon.
Imperialdramon first appears in “Dramon Power.” Imperialdramon Fighter Mode first appears in “Invasion of the Daemon Corps.” Imperialdramon Paladin Mode first appears in "Revenge of Diaboromon." They both have the same voice, supplied by Derek Stephen Prince and Paul St. Peter. Sometimes, the two actors speak as one; at other times, they speak individual lines.
Name: From “imperial,” meaning royal. "Dra" is short for "dragon." A "Paladin" is a champion of a cause.
"THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET"
Track 7 on the "Digimon: The Movie" soundtrack, which plays during the movie after Diaboromon’s defeat, starting when Sora opens her e-mail from Tai. For the lyrics to this song, click HERE.
Group: Unknown - Level: Ultimate - Type: Unknown - Attack Techniques: Spider Shooter, Network Grenade
Infermon is the Digivolved form of Keramon, the part-virus, part-Digimon creature which hatched from the Digi-Egg created by the American chosen child, Willis, when it was attacked by a computer virus on the Internet. Keramon Digivolved to Infermon, bypassing the Champion level, to battle Greymon and Kabuterimon, who were attempting to stop him from consuming computer data from the Internet, and defeated them by attacking them before they finished Digivolving to MetalGreymon and MegaKabuterimon. He then escaped, and made his way into the phone company network, cutting off communications across the world. Hacking his way into the American military network, Infermon initiated a nuclear launch, directing the missiles at Japan, planning to wipe out the DigiDestined! WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon battled him, but he defeated them by Digivolving to his Mega stage of Diaboromon.
Infermon appears in "Digimon: The Movie." His voice is supplied by Paul St. Peter.
For more information, see Diaboromon.
Name: From “infernal,” meaning hellish (“inferno” means something comparable to the believed appearance of Hell, such as a raging fire).
The mountain at the centre of File Island, used by Devimon as his base of operations. During their first days in the DigiWorld, the kids headed inward towards Infinity Mountain in search of help. Upon reaching the mountain's base, the kids camped out for the night, but Joe, trying to prove himself to the others, tried to climb it on his own, only to encounter the Black Gear-infected Unimon. Gomamon Digivolved to Ikkakumon for the first time to save him. Upon scaling the mountain, the kids found a mysterious mansion, where they stayed the following night, only to be set upon by Devimon during the night, and split up, cast to separate parts of File Island. Once the kids all met up again, they scaled Infinity Mountain again, and had their final battle within Devimon, wherein Angemon saved the day.
Known members of the Inoue family include: Yolei, her sisters, Momoe and Chizuru, her brother, Mantarou, and her parents (unnamed).
The Inoue family is notably the largest of all the DigiDestined families. Her parents run a convenience store, called the Ai-Mart, which is located on the bottom floor the apartment building that the Inoues live in, along with the Takaishis and the Hidas. Yolei frequently uses it as a source of food for the team’s trips to the DigiWorld. The oldest of her siblings, her brother Mantarou, is a college student. Her eldest sister, Momoe, is good friends with her classmate, Davis’s sister, June (although they’ve only ever actually been seen together on one occasion, at Matt’s concert in “A Very Digi Christmas”). Chizuru is in the same class as Matt.
Mr. and Mrs. Inoue both noted Yolei’s excessive removal of food from the store, before they learned about Digimon. When Yolei was watching a samurai movie towards the beginning of the summer vacation, her dad changed the channel, instructing her to go to bed. A jibe from her brother did not put Yolei in the best of moods. When Yolei was having trouble reconciling her feelings towards Ken, after he had Stingmon destroy Thundermon, her siblings offered her some advice – though they got the wrong end of the stick, thinking Yolei was talking about a boyfriend. Mantarou commented: “Young love… sweet!”
When the kids were in MaloMyotismon’s dream dimension, and were subjected to illusions of their greatest desires, Yolei’s was that she was an only child, not passed over in favour of her siblings. This is rather weak when compared to the other, more poignant illusions the other kids saw, but, it’s really down to the fact that during the course of the series, Yolei didn’t HAVE any serious problems to address. Yolei’s parents and siblings were all present at the summer camp during the final battle with MaloMyotismon.
In March of the following year, a new evil arose in the DigiWorld, and Momoe, Chizuru, June Motomiya and Jim Kido all became DigiDestined to combat it - a precursor to the future where everyone on Earth has a Digimon partner. This was revealed in a Japanese audio drama released two years after season two ended.
Mrs. Inoue first appears in “Family Picnic.” Her voice is supplied by Peggy O’Neal.
Mr. Inoue first appears in “Guardian Angel.” His voice is supplied by David Lodge.
Mantarou first appears in “Big Trouble in Little Edo.” His voice may or may not be supplied by Jonothan Fahn in this episode, but it is supplied by Tom Fahn in "Spirit Needle."
Momoe and Chizuru first appear in “Spirit Needle." Chizuru's voice is supplied by Elizabeth Rice, while Momoe's may or may not be supplied by Dina Sherman.
"THE INSECT MASTER'S TRAP"
Digimon Adventure 02 episode #28
English version written by Craig Doyle and Jeff Nimoy & Bob Buchholz
The DigiDestined are lured to the Giga House by the mysterious woman, where they are attacked by an army of insect Digimon under her control. Before long, even Stingmon and Digmon are under her power!
In-Training level Digimon grow or Digivolve from Baby Digimon. They are, on the whole, weak, and many of them only have Bubble Blow as their attack. When an Ultimate or Mega level Digimon of the DigiDestined's energy expires, they revert to their In-Training stage.
"INVASION OF THE DAEMON CORPS"
Digimon Adventure 02 episode #43
English version written by Michael Sorich
Evil Digimon appear in Japan, causing chaos. SkullSatamon confronts the DigiDestined, and defeats all their Digimon, but the original eight Digimon give their power to Imperialdramon, allowing him to Mode Change to his Fighter Mode to destroy him. Then, Daemon appears and demands Ken come with him – but Ken is taken away by Arukenimon!
Episode Trivia - This episode marks the departure of Jeff Nimoy and Bob Buchholz from the series.
A notable animation error occurs this epsiode - in his dream/flashback, the young Ken is drawn taller than he should be, with a white shirt, instead of short and with a pink shirt, as per "Gensis of Evil." The white-shirt appearance was featured in the same episode, but comes from when Ken visited the Dark Ocean.
Digimon Adventure 02 episode #4
English version written by Jeff Nimoy & Bob Buchholz
The Digimon Emperor erects a new Control Spire, and Gabumon calls Matt and the new DigiDestined into help. Veemon takes on RedVegiemon in an attempt to bring the depressed Davis out of his funk, and during the battle, the Control Spire is damaged, allowing Gabumon to become Garurumon. The Spire is destroyed and the slaves are freed.
Episode Trivia: This episode is named after the TV cooking show, "Iron Chef," which is why RedVegiemon uses so many cooking metaphors.
Known members of the Ishida family include: Matt, his father, Hiroaki, and his grandmother on his father’s side.
Hiroaki was formerly married to Nancy Takaishi, and they had two sons, Matt and T.K. The family lived in Highton View Terrace for a time, during which Matt and T.K. saw the battle between Parrotmon and Greymon. It’s not known if the family’s move out of Highton View Terrace coincides with the parents’ divorce, which occurred some time between said battle, and the events of August 1999.
Hiroaki works at the TV station in Odaiba – he appears to be a reporter. While reporting on the “monster invasion” story of 1999, he managed to avoid capture by Myotismon’s invasion squads, and headed back home to alert Matt to the situation. A dubbing error has made it seem that Matt’s father knows what Digimon are, or, at least, what a Gabumon is. This is unequivocally wrong, and he is NOT, repeat NOT one of the original five DigiDestined children. He headed for the TV station, which appeared to be the source of the fog bank sealing the city off, where he encountered Izzy, who explained to him about Digimon. He was quite distressed at the sight of Garurumon, and helped out the injured Wizardmon, and was on the scene for the final battle with Myotismon.
When Myotismon was destroyed, Hiroaki and T.K. took a boat out into the bay to try and find a way through the fog, only to be attacked by Gizamon. The pursued them back to land, but the Gizamon vanished, converted into energy by Myotismon’s bats to power his rebirth as VenomMyotismon.
After VenomMyotismon’s destruction, Nancy and Hiroaki saw each other for the first time in a long time. They realised that they had to let their children return to the DigiWorld, and watched as they floated up into the sky. While the kids’ battles with the Dark Masters lasted many days in the DigiWorld, it was only a few minutes on Earth, and so Hiroaki and Nancy, and all the other parents stood and watched the sky, bearing witness to the final battle with Apocalymon.
Eight months after this, Hiroaki’s mother was introduced when Matt and T.K. went to spend spring break at her house in the country. She’s not quite “all there.”
Four years later, Matt’s father often found himself involved in the kids’ adventures again some way, although his memories of the monster invasion, like the memories of every other non-DigiDestined person on Earth, had faded away. When Wizardmon’s ghost was causing trouble at the TV station, Matt’s father was worn out with the problems that ensued. After that, he took Tai, Matt and Izzy on a camping trip, which was, in actuality, a cover for the new DigiDestined to go on a mission to destroy the Digimon Emperor’s base. Hiroaki was not particularly at home in the wild. When it was time to return home, Matt was stuck taking the bus with June.
When Digimon began to appear in the real world, Hiroaki’s memories of four years ago returned. The TV station was televising Matt’s concert at Christmas when a DarkTyrannomon and some Bakemon appears and wrecked it, but the DigiDestined dispatched them back to the DigiWorld. When Imperialdramon was leaving to deposit the DigiDestined around the world, Matt’s father and his camera crew arrived, but they couldn’t get a picture.
Hiroaki was present at the summer camp during the final battle with MaloMyotismon.
Hiroaki first appears in “Flower Power.” His voice is supplied by David Greenlee.
Matt’s grandmother appears in “Digimon: The Movie.” Her voice is supplied by Philece Sampler.
"IT'S ALL IN THE CARDS"
Digimon Adventure episode #28
English version written by Mark Ryan and John Ludin
Gennai appears in the flesh to help the kids crack the riddle of the key cards and return to Earth.
"I WANNA SING A SONG"
The song sung by Mimi at the behest of the Gekomon and Otamamon to awaken their master ShogunGekomon. Mimi continually made excuses so she wouldn't have to sing, and got the Digimon treating her like a princess. Tai and Joe convinced her to sing the song, the finalised lyrics of which are:
I wanna sing song!
A song to bring Shogunmon arou-u-ound!
When he hears my voice,
I hope he likes the sound!
He has to listen,
Listen to my sincere heart!
I've learned my friends are friends even when they're apart!
I've asked my friends to forgive me from the bottom of my heart!
If it's my choice, his eyes will open wide,
And the Gekomon will be cheering...
Cheering with pride...
It was apparent that Mimi had more to sing, but the grumpy ShogunGekomon woke up and interrupted the performance. Mimi sang "I Wanna Sing a Song" in "Princess Karaoke." Note the error in the lyrics which was prevalent in all dialogue this episode - that is, referring to ShogunGekomon and "Shogunmon." In the original Japanese version of the episode, Mimi sang "I Wish," the show's Japanese ending theme.
Known members of the Izumi family include: Izzy and his foster parents – his father, Masami, and his mother, Yoshie.
The identities of Koushiro “Izzy” Izumi’s biological parents are unknown. They died in a car crash when Izzy was very young, and he was cared for and raised by Masami and Yoshie Izumi, Masami being a distant cousin of his natural father’s. Izzy was aware of the fact that he was adopted before his foster parents told him, when he heard them talking one night. The family lived in Highton View Terrace four years before the events of August 1999, moving out at some point after Izzy saw the battle between Greymon and Parrotmon.
The Izumis were introduced shortly after the DigiDestined kids returned to the real word in pursuit of Myotismon. Mrs. Izumi heard Tentomon’s voice, but Izzy was able to throw her off the scent by saying he was practising a comedy routine. Later, Izzy snuck out whenever his Digivice picked up the signal of the Digivice belonging to the Eighth Child, who Myotismon was searching for.
When Myotismon invasion squads attacked, rounding up the population, Izzy’s mother tried to make him leave the computer and come with them, to get away. Izzy refused, in the middle of downloading the Digital Barrier from Gennai, and his father told his mother to let him finish. The barrier was activated, and the Izumis were protected from Myotismon’s Bakemon. Izzy then headed for the TV station to find out what was going on.
When Myotismon was destroyed, Izzy met back up with his parents in the convention centre, where they told him that he was adopted. He explained that he knew, and then burst into tears. Tentomon quietly sniffled behind a pillar. When Gennai sent the prophecy that foretold the rebirth of Myotismon, Mrs. Izumi offered a little advice on what the part about “shooting arrows” meant. Mr. and Mrs. Izumi then watched as Izzy returned to the DigiWorld with the other kids, and bore witness to the final battle with Apocalymon.
Four years later, the Izumi’s memories of Digimon and the DigiWorld, like the memories of every other non-DigiDestined person in the world, had faded away. After Paildramon first appeared, Izzy called the new DigiDestined to his house, so he could explain to them about DNA Digivolving. Yolei was about to open the Digi-Port there and then, but Mrs. Izumi entered with a tray of snacks, drawing her attention. While the kids ate, Mrs. Izumi noticed the In-Training Digimon in their arms, something inside her brain sparked – and she asked Izzy where Tentomon was. Izzy sweatdropped, laughed, and quietly trailed off. The episode then ended, and we didn’t find out how Izzy got out of that one...
When the kids were preparing to travel all over the world to round up wild Digimon that had appeared, Mrs. Izumi, knowing that the monster troubles were starting again, like four years before, arrived to give Izzy a package of rice balls for the trip, realising he had to go away again.
When the DigiDestined were standing watch at Highton View Terrace, Mrs. Izumi arrived to give them some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Izzy was a little irritated, but she explained that she just wanted to do her part, like all the other parents were doing. Izzy suggested that she phone the parents of the children Oikawa had implanted with Dark Spores.
Mr. and Mrs. Izumi were both present at the summer camp during the final battle with MaloMyotismon.
Mr. and Mrs. Izumi first appear in silhouette form, and have their voices heard, in a brief flashback Izzy has in “Kabuterimon’s Electro Shocker.” They first appear in full in “The Eighth Digivice.” Mrs. Izumi’s voice is supplied by Mari Devon. Mr. Izumi’s is supplied by Jeff Nimoy in the flashback, then Dan Lorge performs him in "The Eighth Digivice" and "City Under Seige," and then Nimoy resumes the role in "Prophecy."
Koushiro Izumi, nicknamed Izzy, is a member of the DigiDestined, partnered with Tentomon and holder of the Crest of Knowledge. Izzy is a child prodigy, hugely intelligent and making common use of his over-developed vocabulary. Izzy's biological parents both died in a car crash when he was very young, and his father's distant cousin adopted him. The family lived in Highton View Terrace for some years, during which time Izzy saw the battle between Parrotmon and Greymon. It was also during this time that Izzy overheard his parents talking, and learned that he was adopted. When Izzy discovered this fact, he became an introvert, burying himself in his computer. He always carries his Pineapple Mac laptop computer with him. His catchphrase is "Prodigious."
At the summer camp in 1999, Izzy was attempting to get an infra-red Internet connection when a peculiar atmospheric display disrupted it - and not minutes later, the Digivices smashed down into the camp, and the kids were sucked into the DigiWorld. Izzy's primary theory about their transportation was that it was "a twisted alien joke." He formed a quick bond with his Digimon partner, Tentomon, who had intelligence and personality much like Izzy. When the kids came across a factory running on a perpetual motion system, Izzy latched his laptop (which had run out of power since the kids arrival in the DigiWorld) up to the factory's power source, in an effort to learn more about the DigiWorld. Meanwhile, the other kids were attacked by Andromon, who was infected with a Black Gear, but Izzy was unaware of this, as he somehow tapped into a program that began to prompt Tentomon's Digivolution. Tentomon cried out in pain, and Izzy shut the program down, and went to join the others, as Greymon and Garurumon were battling Andromon. Tentomon instructed Izzy to use the program again, and he Digivolved to Kabuterimon for the first time to join the fight, using his Electro Shocker to destroy the gear, freeing Andromon. After the kids were separated by Devimon, and sent to different chunks of the shattered File Island, Izzy and Tentomon found themselves in the middle of a jungle, where they came across a temple, full of hieroglyphics similar to the inscriptions in Andromon's factory. Izzy began to attempt to translate them, and was soon met up with by Mimi and Palmon. When Izzy became so engrossed in his work that he began to ignore her, Mimi ran off crying. Tentomon followed her, and they ran into the Black Gear-infected Centarumon. Kabuterimon and Togemon destroyed the gear, and Centarumon explained that the temple was built to honour the DigiDestined. Leomon then attacked, but the power of Izzy and Mimi's Digivices - being displayed for the first time - saw him off.
When the kids arrived on Server, Izzy found his Crest, the Crest of Knowledge, at the same time as Matt found his, while they were hiding out at Piximon's training ground. When Izzy latched his laptop up to a port of Etemon's Dark Network, he received an e-mail from someone being held prisoner in Etemon's pyramid. Izzy, Tai and Sora ventured into the pyramid and freed the prisoner, Datamon, who turned on them and captured Sora and Biyomon. Izzy and Tai went on to free her.
After Tai was sucked back to Earth in the final battle with Etemon, Izzy made it his priority to find Gennai and learn more about the DigiWorld. He and Tentomon were captured Vademon and Izzy gave up his curiosity to try and save himself from Vademon's bottomless pit. When Izzy was reduced to a zombie-like state due to this, a connection somehow opened between his laptop and Tai's computer in the real world, but the zombified Izzy told Tai not to bother coming back. The scene is very confusing in the dub, not least because the dialogue doesn't match up between the two episodes it features in. Izzy is clearly in Vademon's pocket dimension for the duration of the whole conversation, but it initially makes one think Earth/DigiWorld time dilation comes into effect as it is made out that Tai is replying to another message Izzy sent beforehand, and because Izzy is speaking coherently, rather than dulled, when in reality, it's just been dubbed badly. Meanwhile, DemiDevimon tried to get Vademon to give him Izzy's Tag and Crest. Tentomon De-Digivolved to Pabumon due to Izzy's zombie-state, but still managed to snap Izzy out of it. Izzy reclaimed his curiosity and his Crest, and Tentomon Digivolved to MegaKabuterimon to defeat Vademon. Izzy then met up with Matt and T.K., and was e-mailed the Digimon Analyser by Gennai. When the kids were back together again, they penetrated Myotismon's castle in an attempt to follow him back to Earth and stop him from finding the Eighth Child. Izzy, with advice from Gennai, was able to unlock the secret of the key cards and opened the portal to Earth, allowing the kids to follow Myotismon.
Izzy's Digivice was the first to pick up the signal from the eighth Digivice, but he was unable to find it. After being e-mailed the Digital Barrier by Gennai, Izzy headed for the Odaiba TV station, where he met up with Matt's father, and explained to him about Digimon. MegaKabuterimon participated in the battle with Myotismon, after which Izzy received an e-mail from Gennai, who had unearthed an ancient prophecy which foretold Myotismon's return. Izzy was finally told by his foster parents that he was adopted, and he told them that the had already known. Then, Myotismon rose again as VenomMyotismon, and Izzy was able to crack the prophecy, making it possible for Agumon and Gabumon to Warp-Digivolve to their Mega stages to defeat him
Izzy went back to the DigiWorld with the others to battle the Dark Masters. He remained with Tai when Matt, Mimi and Joe left, always ready to help out with his technical knowledge and the Digimon Analyser. When they were fighting with Machinedramon, Izzy used his laptop to access his network, inadvertently alerting Machinedramon's forces to the kids' location. When they were lost in the sewers, Izzy's logical thinking enraged Tai, and he punched him. Tai apologised, but Izzy refused to hit him back. After defeating Machinedramon, Izzy was present for the fight with LadyDevimon, wherein MegaKabuterimon turned the tide, and for the battles with Piedmon and Apocalymon. Thereafter, Izzy returned to Earth with the other kids as the DigiWorld was reformatted to normalcy.
Eight months later, while surfing the Internet, Izzy came across a computer virus, which began to attack something on the Net. Izzy quickly discovered that the virus's target was a Digi-Egg! Thanks to the virus, the egg developed abnormally fast, and soon hatched into a Kuramon - a part Digimon, part virus Baby creautre. In a panic, Izzy contacted Tai, but before they knew what had happened, the Baby Digivolved to an In-Training. Worse still - this Digimon was actually inside the Internet, and would be capable of interfacing with all computers across the world! Izzy latched his computer to Tai's and Tai's father's, and they were able to contact Gennai, who dispatched Agumon and Tentomon into the Internet to battle the Digimon, who had Digivolved to his Rookie level of Keramon. They Digivolved to Greymon and Kabuterimon to deal with him, but then, he Digivolved again, bypassing the Champion level, and going straight to his Ultimate form of Infermon! Infermon beat back MetalGreymon and MegaKabuterimon, and escaped, transferring himself into the phone company, and creating a communication shutdown. Tai was able to get in touch with Matt, and WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon did battle with Infermon's Mega stage of Diaboromon, who had initiated a missile launch in America, targeting the nuclear warheads at the DigiDestined in Japan, threatening to destroy them all! They were defeated by him, as a result of e-mail sent by kids from across the world watching the battle on their computers slowing down Izzy's computer, and their Internet connection, but then, when the children sent e-mails of hope to bolster the two Digimon, the energy from the mails re-powered the two Megas, and allowed them to fuse together into a newer, more powerful Digimon - Omnimon! Izzy hit on the idea of rerouting all the kids' e-mails, resulting in slowing down Diaboromon in the same manner that they had been slowed down earlier, allowing Omnimon to destroy him, and terminate the missile launch.
In May 2000, Izzy and the other DigiDestined gave up the powers of their Crests to seal the DigiWorld off from evil – but in the process rendered their Digimon unable to Digivolve to the Ultimate level. Subsequently, Izzy remained in e-contact with Gennai.
Four years later, when the Digimon Emperor began his conquest of the DigiWorld, Agumon called Tai for help. Tai then sent an e-mail calling for reinforcements, and Izzy met up with Kari and T.K. in the school’s computer room, ready to travel into the DigiWorld to help out. However, one of their classmates, Davis, followed them – and much to everyone’s surprise, received a Digivice that emerged from the computer. Two other kids, Yolei and Cody also received them, but they were out of the room at the time. Davis, T.K. and Kari travelled through the Digi-Port, and Izzy was about to follow when Yolei and Cody ran back in, and he had to hide his Digivice from them. While Davis, T.K. and Kari were in the DigiWorld, Izzy explained to Yolei and Cody about Digimon (as their memories of four years prior, and the memories of every other non-DigiDestined person on Earth, had faded away).
The following day, Izzy and Sora travelled with Davis, Yolei, Cody, Kari and T.K. into the DigiWorld, where Davis and Veemon were captured by the Digimon Emperor. Yolei and Cody located their Digi-Eggs, but were hesitant to use them. Izzy offered Cody some important advice, convincing the boy to activate his Digi-Egg.
As the new team’s adventures carried on, Izzy was most definitely the one member of the original DigiDestined who helped them out the most. When they returned from their adventure in the Gardromon city, Izzy was waiting, indignant that they had gone to Tai and Matt for help, rather than him. Tai apologised, and then Izzy revealed some new information on the new model Digivices that the new DigiDestined had, dubbing them D-3s and commenting on how he had a lot of help with the research from his friend Willis.
Izzy was watching the battle between SkullGreymon and the new DigiDestined’s Digimon, and was shocked to learn that the Digimon Emperor had been able to gain control over Agumon, realising that none of their Digimon were safe.
When Kari made her first trip to the World of Darkness, Izzy did some theorising over it, but his thoughts were interrupted when his computer informed him that a Digi-Port had opened in America. He e-mailed Mimi about it, and she and Michael then met with the new DigiDestined in the DigiWorld.
When the kids were trapped in an offshore oil platform, Cody called Joe for help, and Joe called on Izzy, who contacted Whamon for help.
During the summer, the kids were rendered unable to use the school computer room. The American version of the show rather screws up the timeframe at this point of the series, saying instead that the room was to be used for detention, which makes no sense, since it's the summer break. In the original Japanese version, the room was being used for a summer computer class. On the anniversary of the original DigiDestined’s first trip into the DigiWorld, Izzy hit upon the idea of opened a Digi-Port program on Tai and Kari’s home computer, which would enable them to travel into the DigiWorld.
All the DigiDestined were in the DigiWorld, battling the Emperor’s forces. Izzy and Cody were successfully able to locate the Emperor’s base, and a plan was then organised so that the new kids could enter the DigiWorld, and stay there until the Emperor was defeated. Izzy, Tai and Matt went on a camping trip with Matt’s father, to act as a cover for the new DigiDestined. Izzy came up with a plan to allow the DigiDestined access to the Emperor’s base, and they were successfully able to destroy the Emperor’s base.
When the reactor for the Emperor’s base suddenly became active again, Izzy detected it, and contacted the kids, who raced to the scene. Izzy then phoned Ken’s house, and spoke to Wormmon, who got Ken to join the others. They attempted to use Ken’s Crest of Kindness to stop the warp, and for a moment, it appeared that it had succeeded, but then the warp destabilised again, and the reactor began to open a doorway to the World of Darkness. Paildramon, the DNA Digivolved form of ExVeemon and Stingmon, then destroyed the reactor, stabilising the warp.
The following day, Izzy called the kids to his house, where he explained to them about DNA Digivolving, and told them the story of how the original DigiDestined gave up the power of their Crests years before. Yolei prepared to open a Digi-Port there and then, but Izzy’s mother entered with a tray of snacks, catching her attention. As the kids sat and ate, Mrs. Izumi saw the In-Training Digimon in their arms, and the faded memories began to come back to the surface, causing her to turn to Izzy, and ask him where Tentomon was. Izzy sweatdropped, laughed, and just trailed off. The episode then ended, and we never DID quite find out how Izzy got out of that situation.
When Yolei went on a class trip to the city of Kyoto, she left Poromon with Izzy. Izzy and Ken engaged in a discussion, where Izzy explained some theories he had formulated about the nature of the DigiWorld, and it’s connection to the human subconscious mind. Yolei alerted them to the situation in Kyoto – BlackWarGreymon and several other Digimon had appeared there – and Ken used the DigiWorld to quickly get to Kyoto to get Poromon to her.
At Christmas time, Izzy was reunited with Tentomon when the new DigiDestined brought the partner Digimon of the older kids into the real world to spend the holidays with them. The older DigiDestined all went to Matt’s concert, but it was interrupted by the appearance of Digimon in the real world. When the Armour Digimon destroyed the Control Spire, the older Digimon Digivolved. Izzy got his laptop, and Yolei opened a Digi-Port on it, and the Digimon were sent back through it. That night, Izzy made a startling discovery – Digi-Ports were opening all across the world!
Izzy called all the DigiDestined together, to formulate a plan of action. Izzy was aware of the existence of other DigiDestined all around the world, and he and the other then set about tracking down their locations. Izzy then called on Gennai for help, and he arrived, a young man again (with no explanation), and used the power of one of Azulongmon’s Digi-Cores to restore the Digimon’s lost ability to Digivolve to the Ultimate level. Izzy and the others then prepared to head off to various points around the world to round up the Digimon that had appeared there. Before he left, his mother appeared, having realised that he would be leaving again, and gave him some rice balls for his trip.
Izzy and Kari went to Hong Kong, where they encountered the Poi Brothers. The brothers were unaware of the concept of DigiDestined, and Izzy found himself unable to explain to them adequately. Gennai’s Chinese counterpart, Jackie, stepped in to deal with the problem. In the original Japanese version, the Poi Brothers couldn’t understand Japanese, and Izzy and Kari were totally unable to communicate with them. Jackie acted as a translator. Then, Izzy, Kari and the eldest Poi Brother headed out to the India/China border, to help an Indian DigiDestined girl named Mina to get a large number of Digimon across. Izzy and Kari were then the last to be picked up by Imperialdramon on the return flight to Japan.
Back in Japan, evil Digimon known as the Daemon Corps began to appear, causing chaos. The DigiDestined battled SkullSatamon, but their Digimon were defeated by him. A Digi-Port was opened on Izzy’s computer, and the older Digimon went through it after giving their power to Imperialdramon, allowing him to Mode Change to his Fighter Mode and destroy SkullSatamon.
A little while after this, Izzy and the other DigiDestined, sans Tai and Sora, kept watch at Highton View Terrace for the children Oikawa had implanted with Dark Spores. Izzy’s mother showed up again, with some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – Izzy was irritated, but she explained that she was just trying to do her part like the other parents.
When Oikawa opened his portal, Izzy, Matt and Joe were too late to go through, and were left behind. They, Tai and Sora then went with the families of all the other DigiDestined to the summer camp where they were first sucked into the DigiWorld, and opened the gate there, to travel into the DigiWorld, and lend the power of their Digivices to Imperialdramon, allowing him to use his Giga Crusher attack to obliterate MaloMyotismon.
Three months later, Izzy discovered that e-mails containing pictures of Tai and Matt were circulating on the Internet, which led him to discover that Diaboromon had, in fact, survived the battle with Omnimon four years beforehand. In the time in between, he had reproduced as millions of Kuramon, and via these e-mails, the Kuramon were being transmitted into the real world. He called all the DigiDestined together to explain the situation, and quickly put a plan together. While Tai, Matt and Omnimon entered the Internet to battle Diaboromon, the other kids rounded up the Kuramon, and sent them back to him so he could deal with them. When Kari, T.K. and their Digimon entered the Internet to help out, Diaboromon was successfully destroyed, but Davis had played right into his hands, as he demanded the gate be opened for him so he could go to Kari. Yolei opened it so wide that all the Kuramon were able to escape through it into the real world, where they merged into Armageddemon. Imperialdramon Paladin Mode then destroyed Armageddemon, and the DigiDestined used their Digivices to capture the Kuramon - as the normal spectators used their cell phones to do the same - and send them to Izzy, who took care of them.
Twenty-five years into the future, the portal to the DigiWorld remains open, and Tentomon is still at Izzy’s side. Izzy is now a scientist, acting as the head of projects researching the DigiWorld, working with Mr. Takenouchi and Jim Kido. He is married, and has a daughter, who has a Motimon for a partner (though nothing was ever said of his wife).
Chronologically speaking, Izzy first appears in “Digimon: The Movie.” Izzy first appeared in the series in "And so it begins..." His voice is supplied by Mona Marshall.