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Takeru "T.K." Takaishi
(高石 タケル Takaishi Takeru)

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Appears in:Digimon Adventure/02
Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
First appearance Digimon Adventure [M1]
Last appearance Adventure 02: "Revenge of Diaboromon" [50]
Voice actor(s):(Ja:) Hiroko Konishi (Adventure)
Unspecified actress[1] (Movie)
Taisuke Yamamoto (Adventure 02)
Hiroaki Hirata (02 epilogue)
Megumi Han (PSP)
(En:) Wendee Lee (Adventure)
Doug Erholtz (Adventure 02)[2]
Digivice(s):Yellow and green Digivice (when digivolving to Ultimate)
Green D-3 (Light yellow and white when DNA digivolving)
Trait(s):Hope (希望 Kibou?)
Age Adventure / 02:
(En:) 7[3] / 12[4]
Grade Adventure / 02:
(Ja:) 2nd[5] / 5th
(En:) 3rd / 7th[4]
Gender Male
Known relatives Michel Takaishi (Maternal grandfather)
Kinu (Grandmother)
Hiroaki Ishida (Father)
Nancy Takaishi (Mother)
Yamato "Matt" Ishida (Brother)
Sora Takenouchi (Sister-in-law)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation DigiDestined

Takeru "T.K." Takaishi (高石 タケル Takaishi Takeru?) is a character in the anime and manga series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. He is the younger brother of Yamato "Matt" Ishida. He is partnered with Patamon, and embodies the trait of Hope.

T.K. has two Japanese image songs, "Be All Right...", sung by Hiroko Konishi, and "Focus", sung by Taisuke Yamamoto, as well as a third one sung by Yamamoto with Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon called "Steppin' Out".


In 1995, T.K. was a very young boy with light skin, short blond hair with a longer tuft on the front, and blue eyes. He wore green overalls over a light green T-shirt. Flower Power His pajamas included a long-sleeved light green shirt. Digimon Adventure

In 1999, T.K. was slightly older and taller, but not by much, still standing as the youngest and shortest of the DigiDestined. He wears a green vest over a light green shirt with long sleeves, khaki shorts, yellow socks, green and white strapped tennis shoes, and an odd green hat with a blue gem stone. Digimon Adventure His underwear is a pair of white briefs with a green band. DigiBaby Boom

After taking a bath in Devimon's illusionary mansion, he wears a blue bath robe over his briefs, which is later revealed to an illusion. Evil Shows His Face

On March 4, 2000, T.K. wears an oversized cream turtleneck sweater, light khaki shorts, and a cream bucket hat. Our War Game!

In May 2000, when Gennai summons him back to the Digital World, T.K. wears a light green T-shirt, light beige shorts, white socks, green tennis shoes with white soles, and a beige bucket hat. Fusion Confusion

In 2002, T.K. has grown to be quite tall, matching the height of Yolei and Izzy, who are both older. His usual outfit is a yellow and teal long-sleeved shirt with a high collar, a pair of teal shorts, dark purple socks, green boots with grey soles, and a white bucket hat. Digimon Adventure 02

During summer, T.K. wears a khaki sleeveless vest over a light green T-shirt, dark green shorts, dark blue socks, beige boots with grey soles, and a light beige bucket hat. Big Trouble in Little Edo

During winter, T.K. wears a puffy white vest over a green turtleneck sweater, beige shorts, thick yellow socks, blue shoes with yellow soles, and a beige bucket hat. A Very Digi-Christmas

In 2027, T.K. is an adult, and has longer hair. He wears a green button-up shirt over a green undershirt, beige pants, and black shoes. A Million Points of Light



Takeru Takaishi (高石 タケル)

Name used in Japanese materials. Officially romanized in Digimon Adventure: Official Encyclopedia II.

  • Ja: Takaishi (高石?). Japanese surname that means "tall stone". "Ishi" is shared with "Ishida".
  • Ja: Takeru (タケル?). A Japanese masculine name. With Yamato, it is a reference to Yamato Takeru.
Takeru Takaishi (高石 岳)

Name used by Takeru when introducing himself to his class Enter Flamedramon and in the cover of Adventures in the Digital World.

  • Ja: Takeru (?). Japanese masculine name that means "mountain". Its meaning is similar to the surname "Takaishi".
Takeru "T.K." Takaishi

Name used in the English dub of Digimon Adventure.

  • T.K.. Derived from the two consonants present in both "Takeru" and "Takaishi".



M1 Matt and T.K.

Matt and T.K. witness the battle between Greymon and Parrotmon.

In 1995, T.K. lives in Highton View Terrace with his parents, Hiroaki Ishida and Nancy, and his older brother, Matt. One night that year, the siblings witness the battle between Greymon and Parrotmon. Digimon Adventure This event caused them to be chosen to be among the new DigiDestined. The Ultimate Clash The destruction created by the battle caused it to be labeled a terrorist attack, and the Ishida's moved away from the area. Return to Highton View Terrace

Sometime later, his parents divorced for unknown reasons. Matt was given the decision of who each child should live with, and while he was unwilling to abandon his father, he sent T.K. to live with their mother. Original Story: 2½ Year Break T.K. was too young to remember his parents' divorce clearly, and so was not as affected by it as much as Matt, and remained quite cheerful throughout the series. Though he doesn't mind living with his mother, T.K. is still happy when he gets to visit his father.

T.K. was the youngest DigiDestined when the first original seven were transported into the Digital World. However, he was fairly independent on his own, rebuffing his older brother Matt's attempts to comfort and coddle him. Though he often acted quite childish, he was the only one to suffer the loss of his Digimon, and in fact matured from the experience.

When Patamon digivolved into Angemon, Angemon summoned all of the others' strengths and sacrificed himself in order to defeat Devimon. This event traumatized him severely, to the point where three years later he still possessed an utter hatred of "the powers of darkness," along with nightmares about losing his Digimon again in death.

T.K. played a critical role in defeating Puppetmon. While at his mansion, T.K. taunted Puppetmon, saying that he had no friends and other insults, upsetting Puppetmon. He led Puppetmon through traps and a game of hide-and-seek, allowing T.K. to destroy his playroom and take the dolls he used to control the other DigiDestined. It was also T.K.'s hope that Matt and the others would be saved that allowed Angemon to digivolve into MagnaAngemon and helped WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon to defeat Piedmon.

Our War Game!

T.K. was with Matt visiting their grandmother out in the country. Tai and Izzy managed to get a hold of them and warned them about Diaboromon. Following this, the brothers searched the surrounding town for a computer to help fight in the Internet. T.K., however, could not do much to help in the battle and could only watch in horror as Patamon fell to Diaboromon. He was one of the many viewers around the world who watched the final battle between Omnimon and Diaboromon.

In May 2000, T.K. arrived in the Digital World and gave up his Crest power to free the Digimon Sovereigns. As a result, Patamon lost the power to become MagnaAngemon.

T.K. grows a lot during the last years after his first adventure. At the start of April 2002, he and his mother moved to Odaiba, with T.K. attending Odaiba Elementary in the same class as Davis and his good friend Kari. Because he and Kari are already good friends, T.K. immediately becomes the rival (and sometimes friend) of a paranoid Davis. Like Kari, T.K. has a slight advantage compared to the new kids because he has had the most experience with Digimon.

After Paildramon and Silphymon debut, Cody sees that he and T.K. would have to have their Digimon DNA Digivolve. He soon learns that there are two sides to T.K.: The 'kind and cheery' T.K. and the fierce and serious T.K. that only surfaces in the matters of villains of pure evil like Devimon or Kimeramon. T.K.'s second side was mainly due to Angemon's previous death and how he doesn't want to see Patamon die again, which is made clear to Cody when BlackWarGreymon attacks one of the destiny stones. In midst of the battle, Angemon is grabbed by the throat and tells T.K. not to worry about him and to save the stone. T.K. then sees the glow of the destiny stone and yells for Angemon to digivolve, which he does successfully to the DigiDestined and BlackWarGreymon's surprise.

On Christmas Day, T.K., Tai and their Digimon go to Paris to help the DigiDestined of France round up the wild Digimon who had appeared in the Real World as a result of Arukenimon opening all the Digi-Ports. In the Other World, T.K. was subjected to MaloMyotismon's illusion: his desire for his family to be together again. But Patamon and Davis broke him free of the illusion and he then joined with the other kids, who were in the process of breaking free of their illusions too. T.K. used the power of the dream dimension against MaloMyotismon, his dream to not have others suffer as he had, with Angemon, MagnaAngemon, Pegasusmon and Shakkoumon appearing all at once.

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In the epilogue, set 25 years in the future (year 2027) T.K. becomes an author. He writes various stories based on the adventures he and the other children had. He is married (unknown to whom), and has a son, who has a Tokomon.

When he and Kari visited Mimi in New York, they encountered Willis, Terriermon and Wendigomon. While on a train for Colorado, their train was hindered by Wendigomon so they had to continue on foot. He and Kari managed to join the others during the fight with Cherubimon.

When Pukumon entered the scene with a Control Spire, Joe knocked into the 02 DigiDestined and T.K. ended up with Kari's D-Terminal, allowing Patamon to Armor Digivolve to Manbomon.

Three years after the events of Our War Game, the evil Diaboromon resumed his reign of terror on the Internet. The Kuramon were bio-emerging via e-mail, so while Tai, Matt and their Digimon entered cyberspace to battle Diaboromon once more, the others had to track down the Kuramon. T.K. and Cody found one on a soccer ball and caught it for Izzy for him to examine it. When Omnimon couldn't get a clear shot at Diaboromon thanks to all the Kuramon, T.K., Kari and their Digimon went to help their big brothers. T.K. was soon forced to watch the battle between Imperialdramon Fighter Mode and Armageddemon.

During one of his battles as a child, he and the other 02 DigiDestined encountered Parallelmon, who absorbed him, Yolei, Cody, and Kari, as inadvertently sent Davis into the V-Tamer 01 world. There, Davis meets Tai and Zeromaru, and T.K. and the others helped Davis from inside the monster by recreating the Digi-Egg of Miracles. With the monster destroyed, Davis and his friends returned to their continuity.

PSP game

When Puppetmon was revived by Apocalymon, T.K. refuses to give up and told Tai and Matt that he and Patamon will fight him, which causes Patamon to warp digivolve to Seraphimon.

Other appearances

Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley

Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode

Taiga can fight T.K. in the Colosseum.


Notes and references

  1. The credits for Digimon Adventure (Movie) list Ai Nagano, Shizuka Okohira, Syoko Kikuchi, and You Sugimoto as voicing "Children" without specifying roles.
  2. Digimon Encyclopedia: Voice Actors: Adventure Character List
  3. Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official First Season
  4. 4.0 4.1 Digimon Adventure 02, "Enter Flamedramon" [01]
  5. Digimon Adventure, "Adrift? The Island of Adventure!" [01]
  6. Although his name is written in katakana as "タケル", he writes it in kanji as "岳" when introducing himself to his classmates in "Enter Flamedramon" and as his author's name on his book in "A Million Points of Light".

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