| Digimon Frontier / Season Four |
(デジモンフロンティア Digimon Frontier)
|Network(s):||(JA:) Fuji TV|
|Original run:||April 7, 2002 - March 30, 2003|
Digimon Frontier (デジモンフロンティア Dejimon Furontia?), known as "Digimon 4" in South America, is the fourth Digimon TV series, first broadcast in 2002. After prompted to do so by unusual phone messages, five children go to a subway station and take a train to the Digital World. There, they meet Bokomon and Neemon, who act as their guides and tell the children that the Digital World is being destroyed, and the children must fight the evil Cherubimon and his Legendary Warrior servants in order to save the world.
The goal of the DigiDestined is to save the world, and to achieve that goal, they are granted the power to "Spirit Evolve" into the Legendary Warriors. For this special kind of evolution, they use Spirits, artifacts created by the Ten Legendary Warriors that were hidden in certain areas of the Digital World. When the characters first arrive in the Digital World, their cell phones turn into digivices called D-Tectors. Each character actually acquires two Spirits each, the "Human Spirits" and the stronger "Beast Spirits", each with varying strengths and weaknesses. The DigiDestined mainly travel the world via railroads, where train Digimon called "Trailmon" act as a means of transport.
When the five DigiDestined arrive in the Digital World, they find themselves hunted by five other Legendary Warriors who serve the evil Cherubimon. After they defeat four of the enemy, Koji discovers that Duskmon, the fifth evil Legendary Warrior, is really his estranged brother Koichi. With Takuya's help, Koji is able to free his brother, and Koichi restores the Spirits of Darkness to their true forms to join the team as the true Warrior of Darkness, Loweemon.
After they defeat Cherubimon, the DigiDestined learn that the true mastermind is Lucemon, an ancient and corrupt angel Digimon whom the Ten Legendary Warriors sealed away in the Dark Area. The six DigiDestined must defeat his two Royal Knights before they scan away all of the Digital World, which would allow Lucemon to be released. Despite their efforts, Lucemon is freed and, after absorbing the Knights, digivolves into a stronger, more powerful form. The DigiDestined combine their power into a new ultimate warrior called Susanoomon, finally defeating Lucemon to save both the Digital World and the Real World.
The season aired 50 episodes on Fuji TV in Japan from April 7, 2002 to March 30, 2003, then later on UPN and ABC Family Channel in the United States and on YTV in Canada from September 9, 2002 to July 14, 2003. Unlike the previous series, Digimon Frontier did not air in the U.K.
| Takuya Kanbara|
Takuya Kanbara (神原 拓也 Kanbara Takuya?)
| (En:) Michael Reisz (TV), Dave Wittenberg (Movie)|
(Ja:) Junko Takeuchi
|The headstrong leader of the group. Uses the Spirits of Flame to become Agunimon, BurningGreymon, and Aldamon, and borrows half of the Spirits to become EmperorGreymon.|
| Koji Minamoto|
Kouji Minamoto (源 輝二 Minamoto Kouji?)
| (En:) Steve Staley|
(Ja:) Hiroshi Kamiya
|Quiet and reserved, the "lone wolf". Uses the Spirits of Light to become Lobomon, KendoGarurumon, and BeoWolfmon, and borrows half of the Spirits to become MagnaGarurumon.|
| J.P. Shibayama|
Junpei Shibayama (柴山 純平 Shibayama Junpei?)
| (En:) Steven Jay Blum|
(Ja:) Masato Amada
|The oldest and a joker. Uses the Spirits of Thunder to become Beetlemon and MetalKabuterimon.|
| Zoe Orimoto|
Izumi Orimoto (織本 泉 Orimoto Izumi?)
| (En:) Michelle Ruff|
(Ja:) Sawa Ishige
|The only female and fiercely independent. Uses the Spirits of Wind to become Kazemon and Zephyrmon.|
| Tommy Himi|
Tomoki Himi (氷見 友樹 Himi Tomoki?)
| (En:) Brianne Siddall|
(Ja:) Kumiko Watanabe
|The youngest and least mature. Uses Spirits of Ice to become Kumamon and Korikakumon.|
| Koichi Kimura|
Kōichi Kimura (木村 輝一 Kimura Kōichi?)
| (En:) Crispin Freeman|
(Ja:) Kenichi Suzumura
|Koji's twin brother, separated after their parents' divorce. Originally uses the Spirits of Darkness to become Duskmon and Velgemon but later purifies them to become Loweemon and JagerLoweemon.|
| (En:) Brian Beacock|
(Ja:) Kazuko Sugiyama
|A knowledgeable resident of the Digital World. Carries a book of knowledge and is well-versed in the Digital World's history.|
Neamon (ネーモン Nēmon?)
| (En:) Michael Sorich|
(Ja:) Masami Kikuchi
|A dim-witted resident of the Digital World. Acts as comic relief but occasionally shows hints of wise insight.|
Cherubimon (ケルビモン Kerubimon?)
| (En:) Paul St. Peter|
(Ja:) Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
|A fallen member of the Celestial Digimon, betrayer of the others. Wields dark lightning as his powers, commanding the evil Legendary Warriors and turning many Digimon evil.|
Dynasmon (デュナスモン Dyunasumon?)
| (En:) Derek Stephen Prince|
(Ja:) Kenta Miyake
|The Passionate Warrior, one of the Royal Knights serving Lucemon. Channels the energy of dragons and wyverns in his attacks.|
LordKnightmon (ロードナイトモン RōdoNaitomon?)
| (En:) Melodee Spevack|
(Ja:) Ryotaro Okiayu
|The Indifferent Warrior, one of the Royal Knights serving Lucemon. Specializes in blindingly-fast strikes.|
Lucemon (ルーチェモン Rūchemon?)
| (En:) Mona Marshall|
(Ja:) Kumiko Nishihara
|The tyrant of the past, manipulating everything from the shadows. Uses his angelic might for his own, twisted gain.|
The Digital World is divided into ten regions, each one representative of one of the world's ten elements—Flame, Light, Ice, Wind, Thunder, Earth, Wood, Water, Steel and Darkness. A massive network of train tracks crisscross the planet, with a terminal in each region, allowing the train-like Digimon, the Trailmon, to ferry passengers from one region to the next. The most distinguishing feature of the Digital World is that everything exists in the form of fractal code—the "command code" for any data. Fractal code is usually hidden, but once it is either uncovered or has its key taken, it can be "digitized," which in turn "unlocks" the data of the item or individual in question, allowing it to be manipulated. In most cases, this leads to the data being absorbed—an action frequently perpetrated by the villains of the series. Conversely, if the Fractal Code is "rendered," it restores the data to its intended shape and form and "locks" it back into place. If a Digimon has their fractal code scanned but their data is not completely absorbed, then it will reconfigure itself into a Digi-Egg, which then transports itself to the Village of Beginnings, where, after being tended by Swanmon, it will hatch out into a new baby Digimon and start its life over again.
In ancient times, the Digital World was wracked by a massive war between the human-type and beast-type Digimon. It was then that the angel Digimon, Lucemon, appeared and brought the war to an end, leading to a period of peace. Lucemon, however, eventually grew corrupted, becoming a tyrannical ruler, prompting the emergence of ten great Ten Legendary Warriors who embodied the ten elements. After a mighty battle, the Ten Legendary Warriors were able to defeat Lucemon and imprisoned him in the "Dark Area" deep within the center of the Digital World.
Passing on into the realm of legend themselves and leaving powerful Spirits embodying their elements behind, the ten warriors were succeeded by a trinity of angelic Digimon known as the Celestial Digimon—Seraphimon, Ophanimon and Cherubimon. The group was not a harmonious one, unfortunately—the beast-type Cherubimon disagreed with many of the human-type Seraphimon and Ophanimon's policies, and made the argument one of the beast versus human. Mistakenly believing that the two human-types planned to betray him, the despairing Cherubimon found himself overtaken by the dark aura of Lucemon, and was transformed into a virus form. The evil Cherubimon then led the beast-type Digimon in a campaign against the human types, ultimately capturing Ophanimon and forcing Seraphimon into a regenerative coma.
To save the Digital World, Ophanimon calls upon children from Earth to merge with the spirits of the Legendary Warriors and become Digimon themselves to help free Cherubimon from Lucemon's influence. The new Legendary Warriors are eventually successful in freeing Cherubimon, but Lucemon, undeterred, soon gains enough power to consume the fractal code of the entire Digital World and destroy its moons.He then begins his conquest of Earth as well. In the last battle to save what remained of both worlds, the Legendary Warriors defeat Lucemon, allowing the Digital World and its inhabitants to be restored.
This particular Digital World is also orbited by three Digital Moons: the Red Moon, the Yellow Moon, and the Blue Moon. At least two of the Digital Moons are inhabited: the Blue Moon has the Moon Base and the Yellow Moon contains the remnants of the Village of Beginnings.
Insert Song: Darkness In My Heart (Ep. 30)
All voices here are sourced to Digimon Encyclopedia: Digimon Frontier Character Cast List.
- Toei's Digimon Frontier website (Japanese)
|Main characters:||Takuya Kanbara | Koji Minamoto | J.P. Shibayama | Tommy Himi | Zoe Orimoto | Koichi Kimura | Bokomon | Neemon|
|Other characters:||Ten Legendary Warriors | Celestial Digimon | Gotsumon | Sorcermon | Katsuharu, Teppei, Chiaki, Teruo, and Angemon | Other characters|
|Villains:||Grumblemon | Ranamon | Arbormon | Mercurymon | Duskmon | Cherubimon | Royal Knights | Lucemon | Murmukusmon and Ornismon|
|Warriors:||Darkness | Earth | Flame | Ice | Light | Steel | Thunder | Water | Wind | Wood|
|Other media:||Island of Lost Digimon | Things That Want To Be Told | Digimon Battle Spirit 2 | 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 | Fractal Code | Holy Ring | Digi-Egg | List of episodes|
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