Mimi Tachikawa

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is a character in the anime and manga series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. Mimi has been described as a "girly girl" - spoiled, ditzy, vain, and prissy girl who complains a lot, but also is sensitive, artsy, sweet and caring. She often talks of shopping and fashion. Mimi is also known to be infantile, and innocent. She is partnered to Palmon and is the bearer of the Crest of Sincerity (Purity in Japan). She was voiced by Ai Maeda (Japanese) and Philece Sampler (English).

She witnessed the Greymon/Parrotmon fight from her apartment's balcony, which resulted in her becoming a DigiDestined.

Mimi is ten years old and in the fourth grade at Odaiba Elementary. At first, she is seen as the ditzy girly girl who adds more than a touch of superficiality to any situation that she is in (in the dub, she is notorious for noting how "stylish" a newly digivolved Digimon is or isn't). In the original Japanese series, rather than being portrayed as a typical valley girl, she is portrayed as a naive and carefree child. She has the Crest of Sincerity in the dub, or the junshin no monshou (純真の紋章 - translatable as the crest of purity or empathy) in the original series, which activates during a battle in which Togemon battles against DarkTyrannomon in which Mimi was finally sincere with herself, she realized that her friends and family needed her help. After this she shed a tear (which is the symbol of her crest) and her crest began to glow thus digivolving Togemon into Lilymon who took on DarkTyrannomon with ease. When Myotismon appears at the scene and Lilymon attempts to take him on, he uses his Nightmare Claw attack which sends Lilymon into a coma like state. She is later revived by Wizardmon for the final battle with Myotismon. Mimi is said to be ten years old and in the fourth grade. She comes from a loving family that never seems to have any problems. After looking at them, it is fairly easy to see where she gets her seemingly carefree attitude from; they're very emotional, somewhat ditzy and expressive people who openly show their love for each other in all the possible ways.

Despite being horribly out of touch with reality at points, Mimi is arguably one of the most realistic and feeling characters of the first season, as she demonstrates near the end of the series when she decides (temporarily) that she can't fight alongside the other DigiDestined after seeing a lot of the friends they made earlier die for their sake. Her closest friend in the group appears to be Sora Takenouchi, who seems to be the first one to comfort her in most situations that scare her, and is the main reason that she came to her senses at one point where she manages to influence a group of Gekomon to treat her as a princess and then throws both Tai and Joe in the dungeon when they try to make her stop.

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Official Site: Toei Animation
Links:  Mimi's Wiki   Mimi & Sora shrine   The Digi Port  

 

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