Taichi "Tai" Kamiya (Yagami Taichi)
Tai Fast Facts
School: Odaiba Elementary
Japanese VA: Fujita Toshiko
English VA: Joshua Seth
Fifth-grader Tai is a natural leader, so of course he's the leader of the Digidestined kids in the first season of Digimon. Tai's a great athlete and an adventurer, not to mention clever and confident. Tai hangs out with Agumon. He's Kari's big brother and keeps an eye on her, even if she does annoy him sometimes (yeah! go Kari!)
I don't know what it is with the goggles, but the leader of the DigiDestined always seems to have them ^_^. Although Tai gives Davis his goggles when Davis's goggles break. Yeah, anyway, so Tai was the one who started that tradition. Blame him! ^^;
Tai is soccer-crazy and even suggests that Kari should use the Digi-Egg as a soccer ball in Digimon: The Movie.
Tai and Kari had the most involvement with Digimon before the setting of Season 1. In the first part of Digimon: The Movie (Digimon Adventure), it was their computer that the Digi-Egg came out of, and the children played with Botamon as it digivolved to Koromon. However, Tai didn't recognise his Koromon when he got it in the first episode, suggesting a fairly short memory (as he would have been about seven at the time, which is old enough to remember something that unusual) or discontinuity in the anime.