|“||That's home. Planet Earth. But I'm not sure that's where I am right now.||„|
|~ Tai Kamiya|
Taichi "Tai" Kamiya (Japanese name: Taichi Yagami, 八神 太一, Yagami Taichi) is the main protagonist of Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure tri., Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna and older brother of Kari Kamiya. His partner digimon is Agumon. He is also a recurring protagonist on Digimon Adventure 02. He is the overall main protagonist of the franchise.
Tai is arguably the most iconic human character in the Digimon franchise and has thus gone to appear in other Digimon media such as the Wonderswan color games Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer and Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley. More famously, Tai appeared in Drigimon Xros Wars. In this sense, he is the Digimon franchise's equivalent of Ash Ketchum.
In the English version, he is voiced by Joshua Seth in the English version of the Digimon Adventure series and returned to reprise his role in Digimon Adventure tri. & Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
In the Japanese version, he was voiced by the late Toshiko Fujita in the original series, later voiced by Natsuki Hanae for Digimon Adventure tri. and returned to reprise his role for Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
Tai has spiky brown hair and brown eyes in all of his appearances.
Tai is courageous, compassionate, wise, and jolly. He knows basic hand-to-hand combat, which he occasionally used against Matt as they often feuded over having different leadership ideals.
He is also shown to be reckless, often putting himself and others into danger. This could probably best be seen in the episode Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo where he tries to convince everyone to climb Infinity Mountain and calls Matt a chicken for trying to play it safe.
- "How dare you say that, Matt?! We're all friends here!" (to Matt)
- [angered]"You take that back, or I'll..."
- "Hey, back off!"
- "What did you say?"
- "Hey Matt, who are all those weird people?"
- "Well, you didn't have to read it so well."
- "Who're you calling a jerk, jerk?!"
- "Oh, a cooking joke?"
- "I felt something! I guess it was your love shining through!" (to Sora)
- "Even if what you said is true, you shouldn't believe a word from that loser DemiDevimon!" (to Sora)
- "Matt, help me out! I don't know what to do when she starts blubbering!"
- "You're dealing with the new and improved Digidestined!" (to Apocalymon)
- "So What? I'm in Junior high school and I take classes in Junior high school."
Digimon: The Movie
- "You can be whoever you want, big guy."
- "Ah, go to your party."
- "Dear Sora, I'm sorry about what happened. I haven't felt this bad since the time I accidentally threw up in your hat and didn't tell you about it before you put it on. I know our relationship has been a little stormy lately. You say you love thunder showers, so what's a few raindrops between friends? Love, Tai."
- "I wasn't going to send that letter!"
- "Your feelings have been a mystery to me since we were kids. You never needed anybody's help, and you were always ready to give out advice. You had all the answers. But then, the truth is, I always thought that was one of the best things about you.
- "Then let's all get going."
- "She was gonna kill you!"
- "I hope you never change."
- "You might hate me for doing this, but this is how it has to end."
- Tai is 11 years old in Digimon Adventure, 14 years old in Digimon Adventure 02 and 17 years old in Digimon Adventure tri. and 22 years old in Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
- In English version of Digimon Adventure 02: The Movie, Tai is voiced by Jason Spisak.
- His First Japanese Voice Actress, Toshiko Fujita, who also voiced Cross in Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, Dai in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai and Polly Buckets in Dr. Slump.
- His Second Japanese Voice Actor, Natsuki Hanae, also voiced Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul, 9S in NieR: Automata, Ikuto Tsumura in Smile Down the Runway, Falco Grice in Attack on Titan, Sieg in Fate/Apocrypha, Inaho Kaizuka in ALDNOAH.ZERO, Hiroshi Odokawa in Odokawa, Rill Boismortier in Black Clover, Lavi in D.Gray Man, Shuichi Kagaya in Gleipnir, Vanitas in The Case Study of Vanitas, Rokuro Enmado in Twin Star Exorcists, Duke in The Duke of Death and His Maid, Alm in Fire Emblem Gaiden, Jaco in Dragon Ball Super, Biscuit Krueger in Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS, Asahi Kuromine in My Monster Secret, Aoi Torasaki in Absolute Duo, and Qwenthur Barbotage in Heavy Object.
- His English Voice Actor, Joshua Seth, who also voiced Hige in Wolf's Rain, and Joe Shimamura in Cyborg 009.