Digimon Season 1: Digital Monsters

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Pokemon

Pokemon

In a world where creatures known as Pokemon roam and would-be trainers capture and battle the beasts, the young Ash Ketchum can’t be happier; he has finally reached the age when he can have his very first Pokemon! Along with the electrical Pikachu and human buddies Brock and Misty, Ash must embark on a journey to battle countless others and become the best Pokemon Trainer of them all! From the Johto region to the Orange Islands, there’s plenty of Pokemon to catch and adventures to find, even if the infamous Team Rocket stands in the way!

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Things don't get much more alike than this. The creators of Digimon obviously saw the success of Pokemon and planned on getting as much out of the popularity as they could. The result was two series with similar creatures (you can't really call them monsters) and an almost identical concept. The main difference between the two is that Pokemon is competition-oriented, while Digimon is more about saving the world.

AsukaLangley AsukaLangley says...

Both Pokemon and Digimon are about alternate universes where children befriend strange and adorable creatures. If you liked the little monsters in one series, definitely check out the other.

gvatar gvatar says...

Being tailored for children, both Pokemon and Digimon are classics with a deep sense of fantasy and adventure that the young will especially enjoy. Both anime are in a unique genre of monster slavery - eh, I meant friendship - which will no doubt appeal to children who like pets.

Kivan Kivan says...

Pokemon (pocket monsters) & Digimon (digital monsters) are probably the most similar anime out there. Targeting the same audience, both anime focus on a group of children who befriend and use summoned monsters to combat each other. This takes place in various tournaments (Pokemon) or for higher purposes (Digimon). They are so similar that you just can't go wrong! :)

styln styln says...

Pokemon and Digimon are very similar. Each involves kids who must befriend and use strange creatures with various powers, in order to battle. Their journeys lead these kids to encounter many more creatures and meet lots of new friends.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both series involve little animals or creatures which the main character must battle with against opponents. Both Digimon and Pokemon are more directed at a younger audience and have an innocent quality about them.

Maaka Maaka says...

Both of these anime are about monsters and their human partners. Both rely on battles between said monsters and their partners to carry the viewer's interest.

There are 2 main differences between the two. One is the fact that digimon can talk. The second is that digimon has a battle between good and evil rather than just a journey like Pokemon.

risuta risuta says...

There are similarities between Pokemon and Digimon as far as the conept and the design is concerned.

Both are anime about children and their adventures and journeys along with wierd and cute creatures, and the friendhips and bonds that are created along the way.

So, I believe that you'll like one of them if you liked the other!

Kiakisha Kiakisha says...

They are both about human kids who partner up with animal-like creatures and travel together to save the world and learn more about themselves.

charliechan charliechan says...

since digimon a is a copy of pokemon it is safe to say that if you like you may well like the othe.

Both invloe children teaming up with monsters to over come the problems that they face.

ConnorD ConnorD says...

If you liked pokemon or digimon, the other ones just around your corner, they both involve traing your Monster to become the best there is and to defeat the evil monsters, or take over the gym

crawller crawller says...

Both have animal like creatures with supernatural powers.

Almost every Pokemon/Digimon can evolve and become stronger to help their owner.

Both are about training and getting stronger.

Ratiasu Ratiasu says...

They are both bascially the same thing. People with wierd animal creatures who have supernatural powers which do battle. Although Digimon is more on the save the world type anime whilst pokemon is a long journey by this one person. But as long as you like wierd creatures fighting each other you'll like them both

CattyKatty CattyKatty says...

Both have a a bunch of kids that travel with odd creatures. On an adventure to reach their goals and to help save the world from dark forces at hand.

kimmeh kimmeh says...

Both series are about a group of friends, both holding animals and monsters we don't have in our world. The animals and monsteres are used by the people in the anime to fight other animals, in pokemon as a contest and in digimon as survival. If you like Digmon for its characters and monsters, you'll surely like Pokemon too!

Aryon984 Aryon984 says...

The similarities between these two shows are rather noticible straight away, with both shows involving small creatures that help the characters througout the show, with the differences being the point of the help.

Pokemon, are used for thir help in competitions and the such, whilst Digimon, are more for the saving the world and beating the bad guy.

Both with a good sense towards children and adventure, however involoving a small amount of maturity in parts.

A must watch if you like small creatures.

AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

Both series they have kids traveling with a partern that helps them get strong and fight their enemis either to help somebody in danger or to help save the world. so if you like digimon you'd also like pokemon.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both of these involve kids, with monster-like pets/friends, who travel around the world. The digimon/pokemon often battle others of their kind, although usually for difference reasons. The kids battle hard, to try and reach a ultimate goal, which seems to take forever to reach. The kids, pokemon, and digimon are always learning about themselves, others, and the world.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Pokemon keeps the monsters in balls, Digimon doesn't. Thats basically the only different.

Evolving, fighting, love triangles, journeying, coming of age. Its All there.

starlightknight starlightknight says...

Pokemon and Digimon both are about creatures that are trained in battle. In Pokemon, these creatures are caught in the wild and kept in Pokeballs; they are then called out to battle other Pokemon. In Digimon, the creatures reside in a "Digital World" and are trained and evolved using a "Digivice"

The core concept of the two series is very similar; if you like one you should check out the other.

coldorange coldorange says...

Pokemon and Digimon are the all most the same thing. Kids become freinds with creatures and they go on adventures together. Pokemon is mainly about trying to catch them and fight with them.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Pokemon has the most in common with Digimon seasons 1-2, because there's still a team of kids in a world full of unusual creatures with battles just around every turn. With emphasis on teamwork, strange monsters, and kids who won't accept defeat, these two shows are guaranteed to please the same audience.

Deer50 Deer50 says...

Both have fights with different creatures. Both are similarly animated with similar character designs. There is a strong sense of friendship between the monster and their owner.

Proxy11 Proxy11 says...

Both of them are children shows that I grew up on, they each ultimately center around friendships and responsibility. The children of both shows have companions to aid them in their journeys and to fend off foes. They were good times and still are for todays kids. A lot of early life lessons to be learned.

ScaryDodge ScaryDodge says...

Both stories are about kids which have monsters and use them to fight other monsters where friendship between the monster and his partner will increase as the anime. some differences such as the Pokémon your goal is to collect badges and become the Pokémon master, in the case digimon young kids were trapped in a digital world that needs to be saved. Who liked one will definitely like the other.

miko miko says...

as I am not a fan of digimon one bit, these anime are similar greatly, just because most of the characters don't talk in pokemon via language and digimon they do, that's about the only difference in the long run.  characters battling it out.

TheSputNic TheSputNic says...

Do you like epic fights? Do you like strange creatures with magical and/or elemental abilities that  get tamed by 10 year olds? DO YOU LIKE THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP? Then these are for you

Monster Rancher

Monster Rancher

Genki was playing a new video game when he suddenly found himself sucked inside of it - and now he finds himself in a land where the monsters are real! The evil monster Moo is trying to turn all the good monsters into baddies, but Holly and Suezo are trying to stop him by finding and releasing the legendary Phoenix. Genki joins these new friends in their quest to find the Phoenix. With his own monster, Mocchi, and the friends they make along the way, Genki and Holly will continue to seek out Mystery Disks until they find the one which contains the Phoenix and free the world from the evil Moo.

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flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

monster rancher and digimon are basicly the same anime. They both take "real world" children, throw them into a digital world with monsters, give them a monster companion, and they have to defeat some form of evil monsterin the end.

The differences are the digimon world is filled with only digimon and the entire digital world looks and feels digital. While Monster rancher's world is also filled with humans and you often forget that he is, in fact, in a video game world.

Jake1989 Jake1989 says...

Both are monster battle theme anime, with not shortage of action and adventure! Growth of monsters in both play a large part in the story as well as the main characters groth as a person!

if you like monster battle then should should really check it out!

Kari5 Kari5 says...

In both these animes, the main character(s) get pulled into a world filled with talking monsters. They have to make new friends, and battle along side them, to save these mysterious worlds!

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Diffrence set of heroes and mosters, over-all same themes of fighting your giant monster against the other guys.

starlightknight starlightknight says...

Digimon and Monster Rancher both revolve around digital monsters in an alternate world. In Digimon, the characters are enter a digital world that resides inside their computers; they then meet the digimon, which are trained through the use of "Digivices". In Monster Rancher, the main character enters an alternate world inside of his playstation video game. In both series, the monsters train and battle other monsters.

The core concept of the two series is very similar; if you like one you should check out the other.

Pokemon Advanced

Pokemon Advanced

After traveling and competing throughout the Orange Islands and Johto, Ash continues his adventure in the land of Hoenn. Accompanying him are whiz kid Max, gentle May, woman-crazy Brock, Pikachu and the rest of the pokemon gang. Along the way they encounter a Spoink who has lost his pearl, treasure ships, new and improved pokemon, and of course plenty of new battles and tournaments to be won. Gotta catch ‘em all!

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Murasakyoru Murasakyoru says...

Pokemon was the first anime I saw, and after that I saw Digimon.

Both series have monsters in them. In Digimon they just have one, but in Pokemon they can capture the monsters.

I can only say that if you liked one, you will enjoy watching the other one.

BurntFlower BurntFlower says...

Pokemon Advanced and Digimon are both about the symbiotic bond between humans and their perspicacious "monsters" and the trials and tribulations that they go through. Neither of these series is extremely plot-oriented, but prefers to show the characters' daily lives through repetitious battles. Both strongly point out the importance of friendship and team-work, but sometimes border on being too moralistic. It's almost a given that you'll love one series, if you were a fan of the other.

Kiakisha Kiakisha says...

They are both about human kids who partner up with animal-like creatures and travel together to save the world and learn more about themselves.

stylomagix stylomagix says...

Pokemon Advanced and Digimon have so much in common, it's a bit infuriating.

As you can see, they both share the last three words: 'mon'. And, thus, both focus on unrealistic monsters and beings.

I have resommended Pokemon Advanced, and not Pokemon, because i think Pokemon Advanced is a bit more developed than Pokemon. And digimon is a developed anime as well.

The only genre difference between Digimon and Pokemon Advanced is that, Digimon hasa dramatic side to itself. So, if you're looking for a drama anime like Digimon, Pokemon isn't the anime for you.

Other than that, a lot of things are similar.  

Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive

Throughout his life, Oozora Reiji has always been rather half-hearted. Never able to fully dedicate himself to anything, he lives a sloppy day-to-day existence, until his classmate Yukino introduces him to Dragon Drive -- a virtual reality game. While Reiji garners a passion for the game, it would seem that its founders have other things in mind than simple entertainment. During a special training, Reiji discovers that Dragon Drive is more than just a game, and now must fight for the survival of the dragons as well as all of mankind!

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cotsiost cotsiost says...

both animes involve people getting to fight against evil after being drawn into strange world

Pauwolf Pauwolf says...

Both anime have characters who fights by using digital monsters (Digital dragons in Dragon Drive)

KoolKool KoolKool says...

Kids drawn into a digital world/virtual reality game where they are partnered with a powerful monster/dragon who they must train and fight with to save both this world and their own.

Konjiki no Gash Bell!!

Konjiki no Gash Bell!!

Takamine Kiyomaro is a junior high school student who thinks he’s too smart for school, to the disappointment of his mother. On his 14th birthday a surprise literally crashes through Kiyomaro’s window, in the form of… a small naked child?! His name is Gash Bell and his goal is simple: be a mentor for Kiyomaro, at the request of Kiyomaro’s departed father. In return, Kiyomaro must help discover the secrets behind Gash Bell’s amnesia and his past, with only a red book as a clue. As if things weren’t crazy enough, Kiyomaro soon discovers that Gash Bell is a demon -- one of many on Earth -- who can be forced back to the demon world if its corresponding book is burned. Armed with the power of the red book, Kiyomaro must now help Gash Bell defend himself against other demons who want to vanquish him from the Earth, lest his newfound friend vanish forever!

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styln styln says...

This might seem like a weird recommendation, but Digimon and Zatch Bell are similar. In both series the characters are given a creature to use to fight others. In Zatch Bell the characters receive a mamodo and in Digimon the characters are given a Digimon to use and fight.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

Zatch Bell and Digimon work in a very similar fashion. Each person is partnered up with a being capable of fighting and sets out on their quests. Should the fighting partner be defeated, they do not die but simply return to where they came from. Both are full of action and comedy.