The Chronological Order to Watch Digimon Adventure

Every year, on August 1, the fans of the Digimon franchise celebrate the Digimon Day, also known as the Odaiba Memorial Day because Odaiba is the Japanese city where the protagonists live.

This dat was not chosen in vain. That day, in 1999, marks the first time all the original seven DigiDestined children met together. It all began in a summer camp, but soon that day were transported to the Digital World and met their Digimon partner.

Last year was very special, cause that year marked the 20th anniversary of the franchise. And this year it is also quite special, cause in Japan it has been released the movie that serves as the finale of the whole original Digimon Adventure story after a 20-year run. A bittersweet end that many millennials will be thrilled to watch, cause this franchise has marked the childhood of many of us.

To celebrate this special day, and for those who want to watch the original Digimon story either for the first time or a second time, here you have the whole original Digimon Adventure franchise in chronological order and how both movies and televisiones series connect.

Digimon Movie 1: Digimon Adventure

The first Digimon related anime was a short film titled Digimon Adventure. It was released in Japanese theaters on March 6, 1999.

Therefore, it is the very first anime to watch in Digimon chronology, as it serves as the pilot chapter of the television series.

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Digimon Adventure

Also known as Digimon: Digital Monsters, is the first anime series in the Digimon media franchise. It has 54 episodes and was aired from March 7, 1999 to March 26, 2000.

It tells the story of the first DigiDestined, the first group of children chosen to save the Digital World. Therefore, is the second anime content to watch.

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Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!

It is the second Digimon movie and the sequel of the 1999 anime television series Digimon Adventure. It was premiered on March 4, 2000.

This film is set one year after the events of the tv series, in which the first DigiDestined are already back from the Digital World. And tells the story of a new deadly enemy, a corrupted Digimon on the Internet that grows by consuming data and threatens to wipe out the Real World with a missile attack.

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Digimon Adventure 02

It is the second season of the tv series and its direct sequel. It has 50 episodes and was aired from April 2, 2000 to March 25, 2001.

It takes place three years after the events of the season one. A new evil that calls himself Digimon Emperor is enslaving all the Digimon and three new DigiDestined, along with T.K. and Kari, are chosen to save this time the Digital World.

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Digimon Movie 3

Digimon Hurricane Touchdown / Transcendent Evolution! The Golden Digimentals is the third Digimon movie, premiered on July 8, 2000, and the sequel of the anime television series Digimon Adventure 02. In Japan it was split into two parts: Digimon Hurricane Landing!! and Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals.

This time, the new generation of DigiDestined discover a new DigiDestined kid living among them in the Real World. He has two twin Digimon partners, but one of them has fallen victim to a powerful computer virus.

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Digimon: The Movie

After all of these releases, all of the three films up to now were compiled and released in US and Europe on October 6, 2000 as a single movie named Digimon: The Movie. Therefore, be careful if you have this movie and do not watch parts 2 and 3 until you have seen the corresponding television series. Otherwise, you will not understand some parts of it and surely you will be spoiled.

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Digimon Movie 4: Diaboromon Strikes Back

Also known as Digimon Adventure 02: Revenge of Diaboromon, it is the fourth movie and the next to see after the third one, after Digimon Adventure 02. It was released on March 3, 2001.

Taking place three months after MaloMyotismon’s defeat, both generations of DigiDestined have to team up to defeat once again a smarter Diaboromon (antagonist of the second movie). But this time, in the Real World.

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Digimon Adventure tri

This is a six-part series released between November 21, 2015 and May 5, 2018 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original Digimon franchise.

Taking place three years after the events of Digimon Adventure 02, both generations of DigiDestined have to team up once again after infected Digimons start to appear in the real world mysteriously.

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The first film or part 1, named Reunion (再会, Saikai), was released in November 21, 2015. The second film or part 2, Determination (決意, Ketsui), was released on March 12, 2016. The third film or part 3, Confession (告白, Kokuhaku), was released on September 24, 2016. The fourth film or part 4, Loss (喪失, Sōshitsu), was released on February 25, 2017. The fifth film or part 5, Coexistence (共生, Kyōsei), was released on September 30, 2017. The sixth and last film or part 6, Future (ぼくらの未来, Bokura no Mirai), was released on May 5, 2018.

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

This movie is the sequel to Digimon Adventure tri and was released on February 21, 2020 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It also serves as the ultimate finale to the whole original story.

The first generations of DigiDestined are now adults. And a new antagonist is revealed at the same time they discover that, when growing up, their bond with their Digimon gets weak until it comes to an end.

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