Digimon Adventure (デジモンアドベンチャー, Dejimon Adobenchā?), known outside of Japan as the first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters, is a Japanese anime television series created by Akiyoshi Hongo and produced by Toei Animation in cooperation with Bandai and Fuji Television. It is the first anime installment in the Digimon media franchise, based on the virtual pet of the same name. The series aired in Japan between March 7, 1999 and March 26, 2000. An English-language version produced by Saban Entertainment aired in North America between August 1999 and June 2000. A video game adaptation of the series by Prope will be released for PlayStation Portable on January 17, 2013. The series was followed by Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place four years (three years in original) after the events of Adventure.