|“||That's home. Planet Earth. But I'm not sure that's where I am right now.||„|
|~ Tai Kamiya|
Taichi "Tai" Kamiya (Japanese name: Taichi Yagami) is the main protagonist of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure tri, and older brother of Kari Kamiya. His partner digimon is Agumon. He is also a recurring protagonist on Digimon Adventure 02.
Tai has gone to become arguably one of the most iconic characters in the Digimon franchise and has thus gone to appear in other Digimon media such as the Wonderswan color games Digimon Tamers: Brave Tamer and Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley. More famously, Tai appeared in Drigimon Xros Wars.
He is voiced by Joshua Seth in Digimon Adventure series and returned to reprise his role in Digimon Adventure tri.
Tai is courageous, compassionate, wise, and jolly. He knows basic hand-to-hand combat, which he occasionally used against Matt as they often feuded over having different leadership ideals. He is also best friends with Sora, Izzy and sometimes Matt. He's a protective brother to Kari.
He is also shown to be reckless, often putting himself and others into danger. This could probably best be seen in the episode Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo where he tries to convince everyone to climb Infinity Mountain and calls Matt a chicken for trying to play it safe.
- "How dare you say that, Matt?! We're all friends here!" (to Matt)
- [angered]"You take that back, or I'll..."
- "Ah, go to your party."
- "So What? I'm in Junior high school and I take classes in Junior high school."
- "Dear Sora, I'm sorry about what happened. I haven't felt this bad since the time I accidentally threw up in your hat and didn't tell you about it before you put it on. I know our relationship has been a little stormy lately. You say you love thunder showers, so what's a few raindrops between friends? Love, Tai."
- "I wasn't going to send that letter!"
- "Hey, back off!"
- "What did you say?"
- "Hey Matt, who are all those weird people?"
- "Well, you didn't have to read it so well."
- "Who're you calling a jerk, jerk?!"
- "Oh, a cooking joke?"
- "I felt something! I guess it was your love shining through!" (to Sora)
- "Even if what you said is true, you shouldn't believe a word from that loser DemiDevimon!" (to Sora)
- "Matt, help me out! I don't know what to do when she starts blubbering!"
- Tai is 11 years old in Digimon Adventure, 14 years old in Digimon Adventure 02 and 17 years old in Digimon Adventure tri.
- In the English dub of Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02 and Digimon Adventure tri., Tai is voiced by Joshua Seth while in Digimon Adventure 02: The Movie, Tai is voiced by Jason Spisak.