Digimon Tamers, known outside of Japan as the third season of Digimon: Digital Monsters, is the third television anime series produced by Toei Animation based on the Japanese Digimon franchise. Unlike the previous seasons, Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Tamers takes place in a different universe, mostly taking place in the real world and revolving heavily around the collectible card game based on the series. This series is also known for its darker undertones in story plots, taking darker routes than in previous series', but in the English dub, like the previous series, this feature more jokes and added dialogue than the Japanese version. Tamers aired in Japan between April 1, 2001 and March 31, 2002, whilst an English-language version by Saban Entertainment aired in North America between September 1, 2001 to June 8, 2002. A manga adaptation by Yuen Wong Yu ran between April and October 2004. It was succeeded by Digimon Frontier.