The second major ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' manga to be produced in V-Jump, ''Digimon Next'' is a 26 chapter series that ran from 2006 to 2008. Its run coincided with the airing of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' and both series shared concepts like [=DigiSouls=], similar partner Digimon, and the same Digivices. However, ''Next'' adhered closer to the original youthful art style and themes of the first four anime series.

Doting V-Pet owner Tsurugi Tatsuno has just been introduced to the Virtual Digimon Battle Tournament by his soccer teammates. He is delighted to be interacting with his Greymon and enjoys participating in the battles. Then strange things begin to happen. Did a Kuwagamon attack Tsurugi in the Real World only for Greymon to save him and was it just a dream? Why is his former childhood friend Shou Kahara so cold and aloof? And who is the Hacker Tamer that nearly killed Greymon in the tournament?

Tsurugi and his friends soon find all these answers on a Trailmon that leads to a Digital World under siege by a Demon Lord...

See also: ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'', its predecessor as "the" ''Digimon'' manga, and ''Manga/DigimonXrosWars'', its successor.

!!''Manga/DigimonNext'' contains examples of:

* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Tsurugi introspects how he realized this when Greymon defended him in the Real World.
* ArtisticLicense: Many of the Digimon under the ownership of Tamers, including Yuu's Gaomon and [[spoiler: Shuu's Peckmon]] are not actually obtainable in any versions of the Digimon Mini. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Though admittedly the Net Game World would look rather dull with only around forty different kinds of Digimon running around.]]
* ArtShift: Occasionally during gags, which the captions note at one point. [[spoiler:Agumon shifts to the design used in ''Data Squad/Savers'' after his first battle in the digital world.]]
* AscendedFanboy: Tsurugi reacts with glee at being able to interact with his partner in the Digital World. He is ecstatic when he's informed he's actually in the Digital World.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tsurugi is nice, if a bit absentminded. Harm people around him though...
* BigBad: Demon Lord Barbamon.
** [[spoiler: The host computer Yggdrasil turns out to be this in the end.]]
* TheChosenOne: Anyone with the Illegal mark.
* {{Cyborg}}: Chaosdramon is a Machinedramon who was modified with organic parts, among other things, in the wider franchise and his fleshy bits are on display here.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Tsurugi gets to spend the first three chapters in this until being pulled into the Digital World.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: Barbamon is one of the Seven Great Demon Lords, representing the sin of greed.
* TheDitz: Tsurugi is pretty ignorant of technology and finds school difficult. He also commits many social flubs.
* DontTryThisAtHome: When Tsurugi does something dumb enough, it's captioned in this way.
* DotingParent: Tsurugi is this to Greymon. Likewise, Ami's actions towards Pichimon.
* DumbJock: The opinion of our hero's peers.
* ElvisImpersonator: Saitou's avatar resembles Elvis for some reason.
* EvilOldFolks: Barbamon.
* EvilSorceror: Barbamon, again.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Agumon would eat anything, including the fake food in one chapter, without repurcussions.
* GogglesDoNothing: Tsurugi chooses to wear some as part of his avatar. He wears them for the rest of the series when he enters the Digital World.
* GondorCallsForAid: To a frankly ridiculous extent. Literally ''everyone'' out heroes have met shows up for the final battle against [[spoiler:NEO]], no matter how minor, including all the villains still alive. [[spoiler:It's almost immediately subverted, however; NEO borders on omnipotent, so he simply annihilates all assembled with a single thought]].
* {{Hell}}: The Dark Area
* HopelessWithTech: Tsurugi, it is a wonder he got his V-pet working.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Yuu, who isn't keen to leave the Digital World since he's more or less healthy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Agumon is uncouth, prideful, and a bit of a glutton but like Tsurugi he would stand up for what's right.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Barbamon, as a result of fusing with Yggdrasil, is trying to fulfill its will but his methods leave a lot to be desired]].
* MeaningfulName: An obvious one, but: "Tsurugi" means "sword". [[spoiler:Guess what [[{{BFS}} the weapon used by]] [=VictoryGreymon=] is.]]
* MissingMom: Ami's mother is dead.
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Peckmon to Hacker Tamer [[spoiler: aka Shou]]
* MysteriousWatcher: The cloaked figure revealed to be [[spoiler: Piccolomon.]]
* NinjaLog: Peckmon
* PowerLevels: Measured in DP
* RealMenEatMeat: Agumon seems to love his bone meat.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Used to be the case in the Digital World but it stopped happening before the events of the series
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Agumon's first action upon waking up in the Digital World [[spoiler: is to kick Tsurugi in the face for losing against Peckmon and verbally take him down. Then he poops on his face.]].
* SoapOperaDisease: Yuu has a heart condition and it isn't any more specified.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: "Don't mistreat your ''virtual'' companions or they will destroy your world and everyone in it", apparently.
* TheSpeechless: Most Digimon in the first few chapters. This includes Tsurugi's partner [[spoiler: until he regains consciousness in the Digital World after being defeated. Pichimon remains speechless though.]]
* {{Synchronization}}:[[spoiler:Yggdrasil's Avatar and Barbamon, since its creation is what allowed him to get inside the host computer.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Ami.
* UnusualEyebrows: Gaomon's headband blocks them
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Shou and Peckmon.]] [[spoiler: Murmuxmon]] as well.
* WizardBeard: Barbamon has one, though he's the BigBad.