- For the digital copy of Matsuda Takado that appears in Digimon Tamers 2018: Days -Information and the Unordinary- and Digimon Tamers 2021, see here.
|Dub Name||Takato Matsuki|
|Age||10 (Dub: 12)|
|Digivice||Red D-Ark (until Guilmon's Dark Evolution), Gold D-Ark|
|Family||Matsuda Takehiro (Father), Matsuda Yoshie (Mother), Urazoe Kai (Cousin)|
|Voice Actor||Tsumura Makoto (津村 まこと)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Takato is one of the main characters of the game.
Takato's voice can be heard out of Dukemon.
Takato is available as a Tamer starting from August 25, 2020.
|Digimon Card Game|
|Digimon Tamers||Digimon Tamers
|Digimon 20th Anniversary Project||Digimon Tamers 15th Blu-ray BOX|
(Character Design Prototype)
|Premium Select File Vol.2
(Digital Monster Card Game)
|Digimon 20th Anniversary Project|
|Digimon Card Premium Edition
(Digital Monster Card Game)
|Illustration for the Digimon Web Official Twitter||Illustration by Watanabe Kenji||Digimon Partners|
|Main Characters||Matsuda Takato • Makino Ruki • Lee Jianliang|
|Partner Digimon||Guilmon • Renamon • Terriermon|
|Antagonists||Hypnos • Twelve Deva • D-Reaper|
|Terms||Blue Card • D-Arc • Digital Field • Shaggai • Transphotic Eddy • Yuggoth • Zone|
|Other||List of Episodes • List of Characters • Japanese Cast|