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Digimon Data Squad - The Digital Accident Tactics Squad Adventure for Peace

Digimon Data Squad (also known as Digimon Savers in Japan) is the fifth Japanese role-playing game in the Digimon franchise. The series follows Marcus, a junior high school student who becomes part of a government organization established to maintain the peace between the Real World and the Digital World called The Digital Accident Tactics Squad (abbreviated to DATS). He learns that the Digimon Merukimon is opposing mankind. However, the underlying cause of this is revealed to be that a scientist named Akihiro Kurata was responsible for invading the Digital World first. Digimon Data Squad is Marcus's adventure to reconcile the tension between these two worlds and bring peace to all of the people and Digimon involved.


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Digimon (short for Digital Monsters) is a Japanese media franchise by Bandai encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game. Digimon are monsters living in a parallel universe that originated from Earth's various communication networks. Originally released in 1997 as a series of virtual pocket pets, Digimon were designed to be a fighting version of the Tamagotchi. In this sense, Digimon have always been digital pets that you can raise and battle. In March of 1999, Digimon launched an anime TV series which expanded overseas and has accounted for much of the brand's worldwide success.

Produced by Toei Animation, Digimon Data Squad aired in Japan on Fuji TV from April 2006 to March 2007. An English-language version was produced by Studiopolis in conjunction with Toei Animation USA and Disney Enterprises that aired in North America on Jetix (and subsequently Disney XD) from October 2007 to November 2008. A film based on the series was released in December 2006.

Digimon Data Squad was announced during the December 2005 Jump Festa convention in Japan, with advertisements showing a remolded Agumon as the lead Digimon. The name of the series was later revealed in January 2005, followed by the character designs a month later. Data Squad was the first Digimon series to be produced in nearly four years, but the second Digimon production since 2005. It follows Digital Monster X-Evolution, fulfilling a prediction made by the staff that a new series might be possible depending on its performance. Unlike previous series which all featured human character designs by Akihiro Asanuma, Data Squad went with designs by Sayo Aoi that featured designs more typical of anime than the signature style of previous Digimon series. It was marketed as a family program rather than a children's program in an attempt to capture a wider audience, such as adults who grew up with older iterations of Digimon.