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This article is about the V-Tamer character. For the Digimon Adventure character, see Taichi "Tai" Kamiya.
Taichi Yagami
(八神 太一 Yagami Taichi)
Tai V-tamers
Appears in:Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
First appearance "100% Tamer!!" [01]
Last appearance "Thank You!!" [58]
Partner(s):Zeromaru
Digivice(s):Digivice 01
Profile
Age 11[1]
Date of birth 1988[1]
Gender Male
Known relatives Grandfather
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Tamer
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Taichi Yagami (八神 太一[2] Yagami Taichi?) is the main character of the manga Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01.

Taichi is the first Digimon protagonist to wear goggles.

Appearance

Taichi looks exactly like the Adventure character of same name, except that he wears a yellow cape, and a Digivice 01 on his left wrist.

Etymologies

Taichi Yagami (八神 太一)
  • Yagami (八神?). Japanese surname that means "eight gods". Possibly a reference to God, who created the V-Tamer Tags Taichi seeks.
  • Taichi (太一?). Japanese name that means "magnificent one". Together with Zeromaru, it is a pun on "01". As "Zeromaru" uses the number "zero" twice, their names form "100", as Taichi and Zero often claim to have "100%" wins.

Development

Taichi's design was influenced by that of Kentarou Kamon[3]. He was originally intended to be named Kakeru Jimon (時門 カケル Jimon Kakeru?), and to be 12-years-old.[4]

Fiction

He was a boy whose V-Pet had a Digimon thought to be a glitch, and for the most part looks like Digimon Adventure character of the same name, save for the yellow cape. But when he was transported to the Digimon World, he learned that the "glitch" was his partner, Zeromaru, a Veedramon. He met MagnaAngemon, who brought him to the Digital World to help them fight Daemon. Taichi agreed, and with Gabo as a tour guide to find the five V-Tags. He faced the likes of Etemonkey, the evil Digimon that guard the V-Tags. He even fought other humans, like Neo Saiba and the Alias III, who eventually helped him out. After he and Zeromaru defeated Daemon, Taichi and the other children returned to the Real World.

There were a few team-up specials Taichi had with Davis Motomiya, Ryo Akiyama, and Takuya Kanbara.

Other appearances

Digimon Xros Wars (manga)

UlforceVeedramon mentions having a Partner when he was younger and that the two saved the Digital World before. Xros Wars!! The Prologue to the End!!

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