Hello, everyone! In this section, I hope to answer some of the questions you might have about this guide, or about Digimon and DiGiMONMUSiC releases in general. If there’s anything you’d like to know, just leave a comment on the site somewhere and I’ll be happy to either answer it or include it on this page.
“So, where are all the download links? I’ve looked, but I can’t find them.”
There aren’t any. Sorry. I’m not big on the piracy.
I’ve put my hard-earned money into building my collection of Digimon music, and I’ve been happy to show my support for the official releases and the talented artists who put them together. Importing ain’t cheap, and stealing is so easy these days. I totally get it. I also realize that some fans might not live in an area that’s ideal for importing. I really do sympathize.
See if there’s any possible way you can make it work out for you legally. Look on eBay if you have to. Even if it’s used, you’re still paying for an official disc. And if you live in an area of the world that’s tricky for sites like Amazon Japan to ship to, middle-man delivery sites exist to help you out.
This website is merely a buyer’s guide that offers information and translations for the various DiGiMONMUSiC releases.
Why do you count “Digimon Xros Wars” and “Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time” as one single series?
Because it *is* one single series. The “Young Hunters” arc is not Digimon Series #07, despite what everyone on the internet seems to be claiming. Nearly everywhere I look (even more “official” sites like ANN and even Crunchyroll), I see people referring to “Young Hunters” as if it were an entirely separate show. But every single bit of officially released info confirms that it’s just the third “season” of Digimon Xros Wars.
Yes, Xros Wars episode 54 has a “The End” card, signifying the end of the current story arc. Yes, “Young Hunters” introduces a new story arc, and occurs one year after the events of the previous story arc. Yes, “Young Hunters” features a few different staff members than the rest of Xros Wars (most notably, the director). But none of that means anything. People like to assume, since there was a timeskip in-between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, that a timeskip in Digimon Xros Wars creates a brand new show. It does not. It is also not unusual for a long-running series to undergo staff changes from time to time. Keep in mind that the rest of the primary Xros Wars staff (producers, writers, episode directors, composer) remained the same for the series’ entirety.
People seem to jump at the chance to call “Young Hunters” the seventh Digi-Series while ignoring official evidence to the contrary. Such as…
1.) The official episode numbering system (as shown on TV Asahi’s website, among others) list the “Young Hunters” arc as Digimon Xros Wars episodes 55-79, continuing directly after Xros Wars episode 54.
2.) The official soundtrack for “Young Hunters” is called “Official Soundtrack III,” continuing after Xros Wars’ two previous soundtracks.
3.) Rental DVDs for the “Young Hunters” arc have been released in Japan as “volume 14” and onward, continuing from where Xros Wars episode 54 left off at volume 13. They also keep the consistent episode count of 55-79.
Notice that the numbering system for all of these things is consistent. None of it starts over from the beginning. The official DVD covers simply say “Digimon Xros Wars” as the series’ title, ignoring subtitles like “The Seven Kingdoms And The Evil Death Generals” or “The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time.” These are all official sources, and seem to confirm the creators’ intentions. All of Xros Wars, “Young Hunters” included, is just one huge 79-episode series with multiple story arcs.
Now, you might be wondering, “Didn’t Toei Animation call “Young Hunters” a new series in promotional material?” And you’d be right; they did indeed refer to “Young Hunters” as a new series. Of course, it’s important to have a proper translation. Toei Animation’s promotional material used the term “シリーズ” for “series,” which is entirely subjective in Japanese marketing. It could mean “series” or “season” or any of those things. If I may provide a separate example, the promotional material for the “Seven Kingdoms And The Evil Death Generals” arc (episodes 31-54 of the main series) also used that same term, “シリーズ,” saying that it was a continuation of the “previous series,” Digimon Xros Wars.
So really, if you’d like to believe that “Young Hunters” is a separate series, then you’d have to count the “Death Generals” arc as a separate series as well. And how silly would that be, right?