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kacqn
September 9th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Well do you I know it's old but it gets told a rip off of pokemon but it's not! So do you like Digimon.

Bay Alexison
September 9th, 2009, 02:31 PM
When I was younger I hear that too and at first I would think, "Yeah, Digimon is a Pokemon rip-off for sure." However, as I watched the series further, Digimon and Pokemon are quite different. Different worlds, different creatures, different characters, different evolutionary lines and ways to get them, different ways the people and their creatures/partners communicate, different situations, etc. Pretty much the reason people say that is because how both series deal with creatures with powers and they're able to evolve, but for the most part Pokemon and Digimon are different from one another.

As for me, I liked Digimon a lot when I was young. Maybe it's because how I thought their take on evolutions, the digital world and the creatures are quite interesting. Also, I thought the plot, characters, and action are better than the Pokemon anime actually back then. That's probably because I grew up watching the comic book cartoons where there's quite a lot of action and I thought it's nice there are some intense moments in the series back then. I liked Digimon Adventures 01 and Digimon Tamers, but for some reason was iffy about Digimon Adventures 02. Maybe it's because I didn't really like the new characters in the second reason. It's not that they're bad characters, but I guess I prefer the characters from the first series and Tamers. Some of the new methods of the evolution (like the eggs...I think they're called eggs ^^; ) I thought is neat though.

Owl
September 9th, 2009, 02:33 PM
No, I hate it actually, I don't like how it copied Pokemon.

michele
September 9th, 2009, 02:54 PM
i love it! even if it's an apparent pokemon "rip-off" that a lot of people claim, it has always been MUCH better than pokemon [anime-wise].

Grovyle42(Griff8416)
September 9th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Yes, I like it. It has a better storyline in the show and better characters in some cases. I also liked the fact that the digimon could talk. When it comes down to it, the two are very different things though- no use comparing.

Jordan
September 9th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Where's the option of "I'm indifferent"? Anyways, I didn't see much digi-mon during my youth, except for a few episodes on Jetix. It looks nice, though.

Roxasabridged
September 10th, 2009, 09:58 AM
No, I hate it actually, I don't like how it copied Pokemon.

So you hate the show for something it didn't do?

bit.trip void
September 13th, 2009, 01:37 AM
... D:

I love digimon. Just watching the first series before :D

T3h Kaiser
September 13th, 2009, 01:51 AM
I honestly vastly prefer Digimon to Pokemon in quite a few ways. I'd take Digimon Adventures and Digimon Tamers over the Pokemon anime any day of the week.

Some of my greatest childhood memories came from Digimon, cheesy as it sounds. The characters in the anime grew and developed, and watching it helped nurture the passion for storytelling that I've developed. I don't really think I'd be quite the same person if it weren't for shows like Digimon Adventures and Beast Wars. I really couldn't have asked for better shows to grow up with, and the same cannot be said for the Pokemon anime.

And the movie? Oh God, the Digimon Movie is still something I get emotional while watching. Such genuine good naturedness and innocence that you can't help but love. Not only that, but the localization was spot-on; I usually disapprove of changes to the script while localizing an animu, but I gotta give it to whatever team handled the Digimon Movie. The whole love subplot between Tai and Sora was handled perfectly; it never took center stage, got out of hand or became over dramatic... yet it was still there, and still developed. Usually when a childrens' show tries to approach romance, it ends in disaster; not so for Digimon, they handled it maturely and eloquently. The talk between Tai and Izzy about Sora is one of my favorite scenes in the film.

I'm gonna stop rambling now, it's almost 5 am and I'm feeling the urge to watch Digimon... hm... sleep.

~Kian~
September 13th, 2009, 02:00 AM
i like it more than pokemon best anime how can i join fanclub??

Jubilation
September 13th, 2009, 02:02 AM
@ pokekingkian, search in the "Other Clubs" section,

And I prefer Digimon over Pokemon entirely, Digimon doesn't repeat itself like Pokemon does, each season has been fresh and different from the previous.

IcyArceusRider
September 13th, 2009, 12:13 PM
I really can't stand Digimon. I never really got into it because it was such a direct copy of pokemon...

AntLion.
September 13th, 2009, 12:23 PM
I like digimon, there should be games for digimon like pokemon :P

icomeanon6
September 13th, 2009, 12:40 PM
I like Digimon (the show, not the games), and I can't stand it when people call it a rip-off. That's like saying that Evangelion is a rip-off of Gundam just because they both have giant mecha.

サトヒロ=カノン
September 13th, 2009, 12:56 PM
digimon will never be that great as pokémon, pokémon is not only about pokémon but also about friendship and more, digimon's name is just a copy of pokemon

digimon had never shippings, btw pokemon also ownes simpsons

pokemon>more eipsides, more fans worldwide
simpsons- not that much episodes though its old and should have more episodes than pokemon and not that much fandom as pokemon

but i wanted to steal digimon stickers once coz i couldnt find pokemon stickers, but at the end i got nothing of it coz somebody stole also something and so i didnt get the cart where i COLLECTED THE STICKERS, i tried to steal it on a smart way but its good that i didnt get that, pokemon is more emotional(and better graphics) than digimon, btw characters in digimon look some bad drawn.....

Rockleerulez
September 13th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Digimon all the way. Cuz it had content. Characters had genuine emotions toward others and not just the childish arguments on pokemon. Plus like Symphony of Seduction said it doesnt repeat itself. Unlike pokemon where its all about "I wanna be the pokemon master" and nothing else. Then theres the fact that the digimon characters grew up unlike Ash who has been 10 since the shows debut and has not changed whatsoever. Also I feel that Digimon is more raunchy and mature compared to the childish nature of Pokemon

Finnel
September 13th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Angry fangirl rant warning.

digimon will never be that great as pokémon, pokémon is not only about pokémon but also about friendship and more, digimon's name is just a copy of pokemon

digimon had never shippings, btw pokemon also ownes simpsons

pokemon>more eipsides, more fans worldwide
simpsons- not that much episodes though its old and should have more episodes than pokemon and not that much fandom as pokemon

but i wanted to steal digimon stickers once coz i couldnt find pokemon stickers, but at the end i got nothing of it coz somebody stole also something and so i didnt get the cart where i COLLECTED THE STICKERS, i tried to steal it on a smart way but its good that i didnt get that, pokemon is more emotional(and better graphics) than digimon, btw characters in digimon look some bad drawn.....
Holy ****, are you kidding? You're saying Pokémon, a strange mainstream plotless Japanese children's show, is better than Digimon, and more popular than freaking SIMPSONS?

Pokémon is a show about making money. The goal of the show is for the main character to just "be the best." Every single season is the same except with different monsters and some different characters.
Digimon, is about small groups of children being tasked with saving the world, and how they grow up and bond with their partner Digimon. No Digimon season has been the same.
Simpsons is the longest running American sitcom, animated series AND comedy show, has won countless awards and has even gotten a word into the English dictionary.

Animation quality?
THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfPrBYqr1I0) DOES NOT LOOK ANY BETTER THAN THIS. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRt8ZqBoR1g)

Jesus.

Also, saying Digimon is a ripoff of Pokémon is like saying Metroid Prime is a ripoff of Halo.

conejuno
September 13th, 2009, 07:26 PM
I do not like Digimon, has + action and fights mas ferocious that pokemon but nose because I never like me. I prefer pokemon but the games, the series is not also of my pleasure because always it is the same thing already weary xD, the battles already as that all = and it.

T3h Kaiser
September 13th, 2009, 07:51 PM
digimon will never be that great as pokémon, pokémon is not only about pokémon but also about friendship and more, digimon's name is just a copy of pokemon

digimon had never shippings, btw pokemon also ownes simpsons

pokemon>more eipsides, more fans worldwide
simpsons- not that much episodes though its old and should have more episodes than pokemon and not that much fandom as pokemon

but i wanted to steal digimon stickers once coz i couldnt find pokemon stickers, but at the end i got nothing of it coz somebody stole also something and so i didnt get the cart where i COLLECTED THE STICKERS, i tried to steal it on a smart way but its good that i didnt get that, pokemon is more emotional(and better graphics) than digimon, btw characters in digimon look some bad drawn.....

I do not like Digimon, has + action and fights mas ferocious that pokemon but nose because I never like me. I prefer pokemon but the games, the series is not also of my pleasure because always it is the same thing already weary xD, the battles already as that all = and it.

Guys, I'm afraid it's time we finally put her down...

RIP English Language

1066 - September 13th, 2009

You served us well, yet we treated you so cruelly. ;_;

Jubilation
September 14th, 2009, 03:11 AM
digimon will never be that great as pokémon, pokémon is not only about pokémon but also about friendship and more, digimon's name is just a copy of pokemon

digimon had never shippings, btw pokemon also owns Simpsons

pokemon>more eipsides, more fans worldwide
simpsons- not that much episodes though its old and should have more episodes than pokemon and not that much fandom as pokemon

But I wanted to steal digimon stickers once because I couldn't find pokemon stickers, but at the end i got nothing of it because somebody stole also something and so I didn't get the cart where i COLLECTED THE STICKERS, I tried to steal it on a smart way but its good that I didnt get that, pokemon is more emotional (and better graphics) than digimon, btw characters in digimon look some bad drawn.....

@ Friendship comment, Pokemon is not about friendship at all, it's about Ash running around the world picking up different women along the way while beating 8 people every time for a little piece of metal.

@ Digimon not having shippings, like what? It actually does, Daiyako (Davis x Yolei), Jurato (Takato x Jeri), Chikuto (Keenan x Kristy).

@ The Simpsons, how can Pokemon even compete with the Simpsons?

@ Digimon graphics, they're the same if not better than Pokemon.

morrison
September 14th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Befroe I watched digimon I also belonged to the gorup*its a total rip off' but then I was watching it to see what it is actually like and it slowly became quite entertaining and especiallly with the second season i was all for Digimon in itsown right since it is so much different.

More episodes doesnt mean a series is actually better as it could have jumped the shark for long time.
I think the only similarity of pokemon and digimon is that there are creatures who battle along side their partner. you just need to go to evolution and it is different already , not said that the whole plot is totally different.

Cherry.
September 14th, 2009, 04:14 AM
I love Digimon. <3 The plot and the mission is pretty unique and epic!. =)) The digimons are cute too. XD

Masterge77
September 14th, 2009, 04:54 AM
Lemme show you mah Digimans!!!!!!!!

サトヒロ=カノン
September 14th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Digimon nor simpsons will never reach that popularity as Pokémon, Pokemon is better known than Michael jackson. Only 1 Simpsons movie? haha

Is there any Digomon movie? pokemon just ownes everything, yu gi oh is only for money. Graphics of pokemon are still better than digimon

why do all people wear glasses?
wtwnewsNET/assets/2007/Digimon10th-Front-BookletJPG

if you prefer digimon to pokemon then u never liked or understood pokemon

T3h Kaiser
September 14th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Digimon nor simpsons will never reach that popularity as Pokémon, Pokemon is better known than Michael jackson. Only 1 Simpsons movie? haha

Is there any Digomon movie? pokemon just ownes everything, yu gi oh is only for money. Graphics of pokemon are still better than digimon

why do all people wear glasses?
wtwnewsNET/assets/2007/Digimon10th-Front-BookletJPG

if you prefer digimon to pokemon then u never liked or understood pokemon

I could dismantle your post, break down why you're wrong and just plain make you feel bad about yourself... but dammit, I admire your tenacity.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/Zheel/successful-troll-is-successful.jpg

btw for the record, Digimon > Pogeymang > Simpsons

Finnel
September 14th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Digimon nor simpsons will never reach that popularity as Pokémon, Pokemon is better known than Michael jackson. Only 1 Simpsons movie? haha

Is there any Digomon movie? pokemon just ownes everything, yu gi oh is only for money. Graphics of pokemon are still better than digimon

why do all people wear glasses?
wtwnewsNET/assets/2007/Digimon10th-Front-BookletJPG

if you prefer digimon to pokemon then u never liked or understood pokemon
Oh my, I was mistaken. Yes, you're right. Your clearly superior argument has convinced me that Pokémon is awesome.
It's even better than a real, famous person.

Heil Arceus.

Bay Alexison
September 14th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Digimon nor simpsons will never reach that popularity as Pokémon, Pokemon is better known than Michael jackson. Only 1 Simpsons movie? haha
Fandom wise yes Digimon won't reach that popularity like Pokemon, but a lot of people still like it. For instance, I have friends that still enjoyed Digimon.

As for Simpsons: while the Simpsons is declining in popularity, it's still around for a long time (twenty one years if I recalled). Despite that, the Simpsons is still able to have loyal fans and get nominated and win awards. True both Pokemon and Simpsons have the same amount of episodes more or less, the thing is you can't really compare both of them because the two shows are targeted towards different audiences: Pokemon for children and Simpsons older audience. So yeah, there's defintely going to be a disportion amount of fans if you compare the two series because of the demographics.

Lastly, iffy you compared Michael Jackson to Pokemon. MJ has been around wayyyyyy longer than Pokemon and unlike Pokemon, his fame is still going strong (whether in a good or bad way is a whole another story). Heck, his death made him even more popular.


Is there any Digomon movie? pokemon just ownes everything, yu gi oh is only for money. Graphics of pokemon are still better than digimon
There's quite a lot Digimon movies actually:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2523
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1986
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2524

These are the ones I can find from seasons 1 and 2. There are also two movies from Tamers and some from the other series if you look through the website a bit.

As for graphics, IMO both are around the same, but this is your opinion so I won't argue.

why do all people wear glasses?
wtwnewsNET/assets/2007/Digimon10th-Front-BookletJPG
Link not working. ^^;

if you prefer digimon to pokemon then u never liked or understood pokemon
Well most people here stated they prefer the anime version of Digimon over Pokemon. While I respect anyone that likes Pokemon over Digimon (even the anime), you have to also respect people that like Digimon over Pokemon. Seems to me a lot of people understand Pokemon well enough but the anime version isn't just their thing, that's all. You can't compare how many shippings, episodes, and movies a series has. There's a lot more to how likable or unlikable a series is than those reasons you mention.

Masterge77
September 14th, 2009, 03:34 PM
You know, I absolutely hate it when people say thet Digimon is a Pokemon ripoff, really, it's ludicrous, I mean, think about it, bandai spent a lot of time making a Tamagotchi for boys, and that's what Digimon is, Tamagotchi aimed at boys, but I know that their are girls who like Digimon, also, Digimon always tries something new all the time, Pokemon just uses the saame repetitive plot just to make money, also, when will the 6th series come out.........

サトヒロ=カノン
September 14th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Well most people here stated they prefer the anime version of Digimon over Pokemon. While I respect anyone that likes Pokemon over Digimon (even the anime), you have to also respect people that like Digimon over Pokemon. Seems to me a lot of people understand Pokemon well enough but the anime version isn't just their thing, that's all. You can't compare how many shippings, episodes, and movies a series has. There's a lot more to how likable or unlikable a series is than those reasons you mention.


there are either who are into anime or games, you will perceive pokemon differently if you are in one of these categories. Im into anime and I never played games, I accept it how it is and I like it, only DP made it worse, I really dont have fun watching it, I like the series until DP, Dawn is the worst of all who traveled with him, how can japanese only do this. I understand nothing in games, I watched this anime in 3 languages and im specialized on it. If some people played games before and then started to watch anime then they will perceive it different as one who started to watch anime and then heard about games, and where Ive lived there werent games nor game boy so I only knew anime, it stopped after 1 1/2 seasons and I forgot pokemon, then 5 months later i emigrated to another country where i could watch pokemon 3 times per day but coz i havent watched it since the beginning it wouldnt make sense to watch it and i forgot pokemon for yrs, in early 2008 i saw the last episode of season 5 and i started to watch it, months later i got passionately into leagueshipping. i watched 11 seasons, and this anime will never be like then, these new graphics and concept are just like for another generation, its like they throw old fandom in the trashbin by starting DP.

kacqn
September 16th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Why are we talking about Simsons it is a great show but it isn't japanese though and Micheal Jackson R.I.P. and are we suppose to talk about Digimon?

dannichols
September 25th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Yes, I like Digimon. I remember the year when I first watched the first and the second season. I always wanted to watch it even if it is a rerun.

yvette
September 26th, 2009, 12:13 PM
lol successful troll

I liked Digimon more than Pokemon when I was a kid (I hated Pokemon back then, actually... ha ha). The show's awesome. But no Digimon game will ever beat the Pokemon games.

Digimon did copy Pokemon, lol. But the show and the first movie is so fabulous. I can watch it over and over again and never get tired of it ♥ I once bought those Digivice digital game things and it still hasn't lost it's battery! lol It has a built in pedometer and it was so much fun to take outside. Some other kids in my neighbourhood also had them, and we'd exchange Digimon and stuff.

Oh, those good old days.

Roxasabridged
September 27th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Digimon did copy Pokemon, lol.

I like how people never listen...

How does Digimon copy a show that technically came AFTER?

icomeanon6
September 27th, 2009, 05:35 AM
I like how people never listen...

How does Digimon copy a show that technically came AFTER?
Oh my God...

I don't know where this stupid idea came around and why everyone keeps perpetuating it, but Digimon was NOT made before Pokemon. Just look at Wikipedia, the years are all there:

Pokemon:
First game in 1996.
First anime in 1997.

Digimon:
First game (virtual pet) in 1997.
First anime in 1999.

I still don't think that Digimon "copied" Pokemon, but please stop trying to tell people that it came first.

Volkner's Apprentice
September 28th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Oh my lord, um..YES. It's fantastic. I was totally a Matt growing up, haha, I even plan on maybe getting a necklace or tattoo (..probably the former) of a crest of friendship. The show had it's ups and downs, and maybe was a little cheesier than Pokémon (also the battles in the beginning series weren't nearly as good in comparison) but I thought the plot was fantastic and then some. Loved it.

Still waiting for SOMEBODY to get home so we can watch the really cheap Digimon: The Movie I bought on ebay. >: (Haha, I'll be damned if he checks this.)

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
September 29th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Nope, and I honestly think that Digimon is an copy off of Pokemon


:t354:TG

.Chocolate.
September 29th, 2009, 05:15 PM
I hate it.D:
I've only seen some of it, and I already started to dislike it. It just seems, eh. Boring.xD;
No offence anyone.

Haza
September 29th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I would like it a lot more if it was easier to undersand. I have tried to get into it but it was conflicting with what I like about Pokemon but its cool.

derozio
September 30th, 2009, 12:28 AM
No, I hate it actually, I don't like how it copied Pokemon.
I'm trying not to be rude to you. But I have to say it: I hate your comment!!!

They are some totally different things. People tend to compare two similar things with each other. But what I really don't get is the fact that how can people compare two different things with each other? :\

Digimon was much better than Pokemon is now.(anime wise.)

I am not against pokemon but I think that these comparisons are made for the only reasons that their names sound similar and they deal with different creatures.

SO THEY ARE DIFFERENT!!! Also,
DIGIMON IS AWESOME!!!

Vorteld
October 2nd, 2009, 10:44 PM
Sorry, my heart have limited space for series about mosnters with special powers transforming into other monsters. When Digimon came to Noray, Pokémon was already too firmly rooted in my heart. No room for Digimon.

Misheard Whisper
October 2nd, 2009, 11:08 PM
I'm hypocritically saying no. Never seen an episode. All I'm going on is my bored wanderings around the Digimon Wiki. What I can say, though, is that it doesn't look like a Pokemon ripoff. The thing that I think causes most people to say that is the similarities in name. If you dig even just a tiny bit deeper, well. It's fairly obvious it's a different story altogether.

Jubilation
October 2nd, 2009, 11:10 PM
Oh my God...

I don't know where this stupid idea came around and why everyone keeps perpetuating it, but Digimon was NOT made before Pokemon. Just look at Wikipedia, the years are all there:

Pokemon:
First game in 1996.
First anime in 1997.

Digimon:
First game (virtual pet) in 1997.
First anime in 1999.

I still don't think that Digimon "copied" Pokemon, but please stop trying to tell people that it came first.

Digimon was actually modelled after Tamagotchi, which was made in 1996 as well, so they were made around the same time.

Hamako-chan
October 3rd, 2009, 12:08 AM
Digimon and Pokemon are two totally different shows.
They are NOT similar in anyways except that it features monsters, has digivolution and evolution and has "Mon" on the end.

Sora's Nobody
October 6th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Pokemon:1996 Digimon:1999

----MON: of course means Monster
Its an obvious Copy.
Lets see Poke=Pocket Digi=Digital Its the same obvious shortning of a word So Digimon= FAIL

Sorry this is just me meaning

Pikachu™
October 6th, 2009, 11:48 AM
I used liked the series until they got rid of the old characters.

Roxasabridged
October 9th, 2009, 02:36 AM
Oh my God...

I don't know where this stupid idea came around and why everyone keeps perpetuating it, but Digimon was NOT made before Pokemon. Just look at Wikipedia, the years are all there:

Pokemon:
First game in 1996.
First anime in 1997.

Digimon:
First game (virtual pet) in 1997.
First anime in 1999.

I still don't think that Digimon "copied" Pokemon, but please stop trying to tell people that it came first.

I looked some stuff up a while ago for nostalgia purposes, and the release date was apparently 1995/6, some time before Pokemon.

icomeanon6
October 9th, 2009, 01:09 PM
I looked some stuff up a while ago for nostalgia purposes, and the release date was apparently 1995/6, some time before Pokemon.
You might have been looking up Tamagotchi, which is different. For Christ's sake, just look it up on Wikipedia:
Digimon started out as a digital pet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_pet) called "Digital Monster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digimon_virtual_pet)," similar in style and concept to the Tamagotchi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamagotchi). It was planned by Wiz and released by Bandai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandai) on June 26, 1997.

MechaTrickster
October 9th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Why is everyone arguing?!
Pokemon has 3 evo lines Digimon has 5 evo lines (I think) Plus those 5 evo lines are all different species of the original digimon. Other then that.. it rules! Way better then pokemons anime! In digimon the battles are way cooler then pokemons lame fights

Is there any Digomon movies?Theres 6, 5 are anime, and the other one is 3d animation (but that one has nothing to do with the digimon tamers)

poke-ranger
October 9th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Pokemon has 3 evo lines Digimon has 5 evo lines (I think) Plus those 5 evo lines are all different species of the original digimon. Other then that.. it rules! Way better then pokemons anime! In digimon the battles are way cooler then pokemons lame fights

SO TRUE!

Yeah I used to watch it alot, me and my friend were like obsessed, not so much now, it went downhill after the third series (the one was the cards, if i'm right) The first two series were awesome! :D

Pyrax
October 9th, 2009, 03:33 PM
I like digimon, but not as much as I did when I was younger.

RedJ
October 9th, 2009, 03:59 PM
You might have been looking up Tamagotchi, which is different. For Christ's sake, just look it up on Wikipedia:

Wikipedia isn't exactly the most reliable source for anything. Not saying that you're wrong, but just saying that Wikipedia isn't a reliable source.


Also, I like how everyone who says Digimon is a copy of Pokémon have nothing to back up their claims, just say that it's a copy. Okay, but HOW? If you're going to say something like that, show something that backs your claim.

sanny the hedgehog
October 9th, 2009, 04:06 PM
dude its a total rip-off of pokemon and is completely retarded.

Biohemoth
October 9th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Yes I like Digimon, I still watch it online and play the games.

digi-kun
October 9th, 2009, 11:29 PM
It seem sI've been getting quite a few complaints about how this thread has changed from Thoughts on digimon to "OMG it's a ripoff lololololol" arguing with the people with a bit of sense in them.

So i'm gonna close this now.......