Matsuda Takato

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Matsuda Takato
Matsuda Takato
Kanji/Kana 松田 啓人
Dub Name Takato Matsuki
Age 10 (Dub: 12[1])
Partner Digimon Guilmon
Digivice Red D-Ark (First half of series), Gold D-Ark (Second half of series)
Family Matsuda Takehiro (Father), Matsuda Yoshie (Mother), Urazoe Kai (Cousin)
Voice Actor Japanese Tsumura Makoto (津村 まこと)
English Brian Beacock

Matsuda Takato is the lead protagonist of Digimon Tamers. He is the partner and creator of Guilmon.


Takato is sweet, cheerful and a bit awkward. He loves Digimon with all his heart, and likes drawing them and playing the Digimon card game[N 1]. He is kind-hearted and loyal, and is determined to protect his friends.

Takato lives with his parents, Takehiro and Yoshie, in a small two-story house. The family lives in the top floor, and runs the family's bakery on the ground floor.



Digimon Tamers[edit]

In the beginning of a series, Takato found a strange blue card in his card collection. When he slashed the card in his card reader, it seemed that the device broke. After school, he saw a strange light emitting from the place where he hid his card collection. When he came, the Blue Card disappear and a D-Ark appeared in place of his card reader. The D-Ark scanned the images Takato drew of Guilmon, a Digimon he created, and actually brought Guilmon to life.

Takato struggled with the new reality of being a Tamer, but was helped by fellow Tamer Lee Jianliang. He also encountered Makino Ruki, the best Digimon card game player in Japan, who was also a Tamer, though they were off to a rocky start, as their views on the meaning of being a Tamer were opposite; while Ruki thought Digimon were only data, Takato believed that Digimon had souls and that their lives were as valuable as those of humans.

The Adventurers' Battle[edit]

Takato took Guilmon with him to the island of Okinawa, where he was to stay with his cousin, Urazoe Kai, and his grandfather. Takato wasn't thrilled with the idea of vacationing in Okinawa, but eventually found himself liking the experience. When Digimon started showing up in Okinawa, Takato, Guilmon and Kai took up battle with several of them. After saving Minami, the daughter of the creator of a V-Pet, Takato looked after her until she was kidnapped by rogue Digimon and taken to VP Labs. Takato, Growmon, Kai and Shiisamon, Minami's "partner", rescued her and her father before engaging Mephismon in battle. Ruki, Jianliang and their partners soon joined the battle against the strong Digimon. When the battle continued into another dimension where Megalo Growmon, Rapidmon and Taomon created the "Trinity Burst" to defeat Gulfmon.

The Runaway Digimon Express[edit]

After helping Juri prepare for Ruki's birthday party, he calls Ruki to let her know about it, much to her dismay. During that time, an out-of-control Locomon appears. Takato, hoping to stop him before any damage could be done, jumps aboard the Locomon. Once inside Locomon, he is joined by Ruki, and the two attempt to learn why the Locomon is running wild, with no success. After attempting to stop the Locomon manually, Ruki enters a trance-like state, and begins attacking Takato. Takato is pursued by Ruki onto Locomon's roof, where he realizes that both Ruki and Locomon have become possessed by Parasimon. After helping to free Ruki from Parasimon's control, Takato leads the other Tamers and their Digimon to defeat the Parasimon. Afterward, Takato attends Ruki's birthday party with the others.

Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time[edit]


A silhouette of Takato and Guilmon appear on Watch Man's boat. He later appears with Guilmon and evolves into Dukemon in order to fight Quartzmon.


Digimon Xros Wars[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

Digimon Tamers Original Story: Message in the Packet[edit]

Digimon Series 1-4: Original Story Special ~with~[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Digimon Tamers: Pocket Culumon[edit]

Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley[edit]

Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit[edit]

Digimon Tamers: Battle Evolution[edit]

Digimon RPG[edit]

Takato is one of the main characters of the game.

Digital Monster Card Game Ver. WSC[edit]

Digimon World Re:Digitize[edit]

Digimon Adventure[edit]

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode[edit]

Digimon All-Star Rumble[edit]

Takato's voice can be heard out of Dukemon.

Digimon Masters[edit]

Takato is available as a Tamer starting from August 25, 2020.[3]

Digimon New Century[edit]


Hyper Colosseum
Battle Spirits

Super Digica Taisen[edit]

Matsuda Takato is one of the Generals in the Super Digica Taisen card game.

Image Gallery[edit]


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Digimon Tamers Digimon Tamers
(with Guilmon)
Re:Digitize Digimon 20th Anniversary Project
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Digimon Tamers 15th Blu-ray BOX

Video Games[edit]

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Digimon Masters


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Digimon Tamers
(Character Design Prototype)
Premium Select File Vol.2
(Digital Monster Card Game)
Digimon 20th Anniversary Project Digimon Card Premium Edition
(Digital Monster Card Game)
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Illustration for the Digimon Web Official Twitter Illustration by Watanabe Kenji Digimon Partners
Digimon Tamers
Main Characters Matsuda TakatoMakino RukiLee Jianliang
Partner Digimon GuilmonRenamonTerriermon
Supporting Characters
Antagonists HypnosTwelve DevaD-Reaper
Terms Blue CardD-ArcDigital FieldShaggaiTransphotic EddyYuggothZone
Other List of EpisodesList of CharactersJapanese Cast

Additional Information[edit]

References Notes
  1. Seki Hiromi: "Takato has 70 cards, mainly Digimon. Jianliang has 40 cards, mainly Digimon and rare cards. Ruki has 120 cards, mainly option ones."[2]