DigiLetters (デジ文字 Dejimoji) are a collection of logographic symbols used in the Digital World that represent the both the Latin Alphabet and list of both Hiragana and Katakana.
List of Digimon with inscribed DigiLetters
|Digimon inscribed with — "Digital Monster" 「デジタルモンスター」|
|Angewomon||[Holy Ring, Ribbon]|
|Black Megalo Growmon||[Stripes]|
|Dagomon||[Trident] (Variant: 「デジタルモンスタ」)|
|Holy Angemon||[Excalibur, Holy Ring, Ribbon, Heaven's Gate[N 2]]|
|Imperialdramon: Dragon Mode||[Positron Laser]|
|Imperialdramon: Fighter Mode||[Positron Laser]|
|Imperialdramon: Paladin Mode||[Positron Laser]|
|Kudamon/Kudamon (2006 anime)||[Holy Cartridge]|
|Marin Angemon||[Holy Ring]|
|Megalo Growmon/Megalo Growmon (Data)||[Stripes]|
|Rapidmon Armor||[Holy Rings]|
|Ultimate Khaosmon||[Holy Ring]|
|Digimon inscribed with other words or phrases|
|Agumon Hakase||— "D" (デ De)||[Badge]|
|Breakdramon||— "Warning" (ワーニング Wāningu)||[Foot]|
|Garudamon|| — "Digimon" (デジモン Dejimon)
(Variant: — 「デギモン」)[N 3]
|[Shoulder and knee stripes]|
|Gerbemon||01 — "01 Digi" (01デギ 01Degi)||[Garbage can lid]|
|Holy Angemon||— "Heaven's Gate" (ヘブンズゲート Hebunzu Gēto)[N 2]||[Heaven's Gate]|
|Imperialdramon: Paladin Mode||— "INITIALIZE"||[Omega Blade]|
|Jesmon||— "FORCED TERMINATION"||[Tail-blade]|
|— "INITIALIZE"||[Blade on its left wrist]|
|— "OVERWRITE"||[Blade on its right wrist]|
|Khaosmon||— "Khaosmon" (カオスモン Kaosumon)||[BAN-TYO Blade[N 4]]|
|Kongoumon||— "Kongou" (コンゴウ Kongou)||[Breechcloth]|
|Metal Mamemon X-Antibody||[Visor]|
|Omegamon||— "All Delete" (オールデリート Ōru Derīto)||[Grey Sword]|
|Omegamon X-Antibody||— "All Delete" (オールデリート Ōru Derīto)[N 5]||[Grey Sword]|
|Omegamon Zwart||— "TERMINATION"|||
|Omekamon||— "O" (オ O)||[Chest]|
|Rhinomon X-Antibody||— "XEVOLUTION"||[Blade-horn]|
|Seraphimon||— "All shall be one with me" (全ては我と共に Subete wa Ware to Tomoni)||[Breechcloth]|
|Silphymon||— "Eyes" (アイズ Aizu)||[Visor]|
|Trailmon (C-89 Model)||— "Digital Express" (デジタルエクスプレス Dejitaru Ekusupuresu)||[Cabin]|
|Tylomon||2000 — "Deep 2000" (デエープ2000 Deīpu2000)||[Horn]|
Goatmon's gorget reads
These lines are fragments of a quote from Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which reads in full "When Light and Shadow are joined, set us in the eyes of the goat that faces the high sun." (光と影を結び時つぐる、高き日に向かいし山羊の眼に我を収めよ Hikari to kage wo musubi tokitsugeru, takaki nichi ni mukaishi yagi no manako ni ware wo osame yo)
Thus, on Goatmon they would read "Wh- / -ght and shadow are joined, / us in the eyes / that faces /"
Nefertimon's Rosetta Stone reads
This translates to
From the stone of great light, (巨なる光の石よ Ōinaru hikari no ishi yo)
This power is given (その力をして Sono chikara wo shite)
That the shadows of evil (邪悪の闇を Jāku no yami wo)
Will be destroyed. (後破壊 Nochi hakai)
In episode 38, Gennai contacts Koushirou via e-mail regarding how to defeat Vamdemon including an prophetic inscription found in ancient ruins with DigiLetters present on it (in the form of a compressed file attachment), this is intended to be translated as:
Although in reality the stone actually depicts random DigiLetter characters, on the stone, this would appear as:
DigiLetters can be seen on the Digital Analyzer. It can also be seen on the Holy Stones, reading "Digital Monster".
In the opening title of episode 13, a column of DigiLetters appears displaying the following:
This translates to "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" (フングルイ ムグルウナフ クトゥルウ ルルイエ ウガフナグル フタグン), an occult phrase from H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu which means "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming". Later, when Hikari is alone, she walks past a sign that reads - "Innsmouth" (インスマウス), a fictional town in Cthulhu Mythos.
Later, in episode 36, the children discover a spring that naturally gives forth soup, but fail to read the sign warning them not to drink it.
The DigiLetters translates to "中華スープの泉: 聖なる中華な泉のスープを無断で呑むことを禁ず無断で呑んだ者は罰する", so in English the sign would be read as "The Chinese Soup Spring: It is forbidden to drink the soup of the sacred Chinese Spring without permission and those who drink it without permission will be punished."
When the Tamers use their D-Arcs to evolve their Digimon to the Adult level, DigiLetters are displayed which reads: — "Evolution" (エボリューション Eboryūshion), but this is written in fragments - followed by shown vertically to the left of the screen, hence they would translate as "Evoluti—" and "—tion" respectively. Also, during that moment, they are surrounded by a "cocoon" of DigiLetters which repeatedly displays a random sequence of letters (), reminiscent of movies with a cyberspace theme, in which random characters appear everywhere as well as flowing with the digital theme of Digimon Tamers.
In episode 33, Shaochung enters the Digital World and appears at the "Great Southern Gate" directly above an engraving in the ground which reads: — "Zhuqiaomon" (スーツェーモン Sūtsēmon). However, unlike other DigiLetters, this is displayed in the manner of how it would appear in Katakana, so it appears as:
In episode 35, Takato's D-Arc is destroyed as a result of Guilmon becoming Megidramon and he receives a new gold and white D-Arc in its place. This displays DigiLetters on the golden outer rim of the screen which reads: — "Digimon Tamers" (デジモンテイマーズ Dejimon Teimāzu).
The message from Dukemon to Omegamon reads
This translates to
From Dukemon (デュークモンから Dyūkumon kara)
To Omegamon (オメガモンへの Omegamon he no)
Hotline (ホットライン Hottorain)
Access (アクセス Akusesu)
Connect OK (コネクト オーケーKonekuto Ōkē)
In the first opening, during the scene where it shows various views of action at the DATS Headquarters, the following DigiLetters are displayed on the top rows, along with lateral inversions on the bottom rows:
Also, during the scene where it displays the evolutions of the three main digimon, the English DigiLetters along the top of the screen displays the following:
When Masaru and the others revisit Wanderer's Cape, they came across a mysterious building that had a sign with DigiLetters on it, reading — "Digisoul Dojo" (デジソウル道場 Dejisouru Doujou). Other occasions where DigiLetters appear throughout the series include a flashback of Kurata finding Belphemon's DigiTama inside a chest sealed by a sheet written DigiLetters, which lay hidden within ancient ruins in the Digital World. These DigiLetters read:
There were also DigiLetters on the wall outside this chest, but it was merely a table of the entire Digimon alphabet, arranged in Japanese yokogaki.
Wizarmon casts a spell using DigiLetters that disguises the Xros Heart members as humans and animals. The spell reads (デジ文字は大抵アシスタントさんに適当な事を書いて貰っています Dejimoji ha taitei Ashisutanto-san ni tekitouna-koto wo kaite moratte imasu, translating as "The DigiLetters were something mostly appropriate written down for me by Ms. Assistant."
The seal containing Lucemon displays N, S, E, and W (, , and respectively) at the cardinal points, "DARKNESS" () clockwise along the outer circle, "SEAL" () to the left, right, top, and bottom of the "octagon" formed within the central circle, and a Digital Hazard symbol in the middle, depicted similar to the diagram (right). Each time when Kagura uses the Seven Great Demon Lords' Code Keys to unlock the seal, DigiLetters newly appear in vertical segments highlighted in red, but these are just random letters (ex: "r", "t", "h", "e", "l").
It also appears during evolution, however this is merely random sequencing of letters, for example "dfslkfghh" (). Lalamon's Special Move "Sing-a-Song" displays characters which include "sa", "ya", "su", "gi", "ra", "ri", "go", "ku", and "mu".
The Code Keys themselves also include DigiLetters displayed in the format as depicted below:
|Lucemon: Falldown Mode||
|Back of Code Key|