Obligatory weekly “Oh gee golly whiz I hope this episode isn’t terrible!” goes here.
Last week was a good episode, the week before was also a good episode, and then the week before that was good too! If this episode continues on with that trend, I am seriously going to have to revisit my rankings.
I wonder if the show can continue with Hikari having a personality or if that was just a once off fluke…
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 35 “The Glowing Angewomon”
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 35 Review
The episode starts with some great catchy music as Agumon and Biyomon are ontop of the Komodomon under water and Agumon is having a great time but is hungry. I was about to complain about how they are able to breathe under water, but then the show ‘Appmons’ it by immediately having the characters explain that this is thanks to Marine Angemon’s power. Takeru and Patamon will take the lookout next.
Tailmon says that Marine Angemon said that the attacking Digimon were coming from ahead, Tailmon then senses something terrible up ahead in her heart, but tells Hikari not to wonder.
Agumon and Biyomon seem to have characters this episode and seem to be more like their Tri counter parts. Suddenly the group becomes surrounded by Chikurimon and the cast exit the cabin to fight. Tailmon’s holy ring has spidey sense and can detect a new enemy approaching – Ebidramon.
Agumon evolves to Greymon in his full animation and, of course, Taichi rides on top. Biyomon wants to evolve and Sora tells her not to and then tells Taichi to watch out for Chikurimon and then says that evolving to a bigger form makes them bigger targets for Chikurimon.
Oh wow they have tactics again, which is nice. Tailmon has a new attack which resembles Terrier Tornado almost – Willis confirmed? Tailmon then attacks Ebidramon and gets a little power up from Hikari.
However, the black lightning appears to evolve Ebidramon and Tailmon remembers how she evolved to Dark Knightmon and is HORRIFIED. Oh this is great! She has trauma.
For a second it seems that it was just her being captured by DarkKnightmon in the animation, but that may just be an artistic choice. Or, maybe it was a forced jogress between her and DarkKnightmon to form SkullKnightmon? Either way, it’s trauma which is surprisingly uncommon in Digimon.
The only time there seems to be trauma is briefly in 02 with Takeru and then Hikari has a small trauma as a treat, and then we have Juri and Leomon..and that’s it.
Oh wow! Ebidramon evolves to Gusokumon – another new Digimon from the Pendulum Z. Tailmon freaks out and is unable to fight because of trauma, so Greymon evolves to Metal Greymon to defeat the bad guy.
We then get an ISS update from the Digital World, this time it’s just Koshiro watching NASA freak out, which is a nice change of pace.
Back in the Komodomon, Takeru and Patamon are keeping lookout. Tailmon is telling herself that she’s Tailmon, the holy Digimon and she must be like everyone else and evolve further, but she couldn’t do it earlier because she’s afraid of doing it.
Tailmon remembers defeating Milleniumon and being reborn and was trapped inside the shell of Dark Knightmon. Okay so she was DarkKnightmon and now she’s afraid of evolving because she’s concerned a shard of evil within her remains.
Takeru announces that they’re out of the cave, but there’s an evil Digimon presence which captures Komodomon and we hear a pathetic little howl and it’s so precious.
The group awaken, Greymon is attacking and mentions that he can’t contact Hikari. Sora and Birdramon are there as is Takeru and Pegasusmon. I like how I can no longer complain about them flying under water as they’ve already explained that Marine Angemon single handedly destroyed Physics.
Tailmon’s Holy Ring glows again and she jumps to follow it as she’s concerned for Hikari. Ayy! Marine Devimon! Always great to see him! He is holding onto Hikari and grabs Tailmon, she shows some miasma wounds after she’s grabbed.
Tailmon can sense a Milleniumon shard and breaks free. I love miasma wounds because they’re so easy to animate but it’s just so nice to see actually wounding in Digimon I don’t even care.
Tailmon’s eyes glow red and she’s suddenly talking like DarkKnightmon and looks like she’s about to dark evolve – there’s a weird ghost of Skull Knightmon and Tailmon is about to kill Greymon and Taichi but Hikari jumps in the way and says ‘Dame dayo….daijyoubu’ and it’s adorable. Hikari says when things are scary she should call for her because she’ll rescue Tailmon every time and Tailmon realises that Hikari is her light and says that’s why that’s her name.
Tailmon says that she’ll no longer be afraid and hold back and then she evolves to Angewomon in a very Sailor Moon way. Hikari glows and floats too and basically gives her the power to use her Holy Arrow which is a nice touch. Angewomon destroys the shard of Milleniumon.
Koshiro contacts the group to say he’s worked out how to stop the ISS falling but needs their help…and then the episode ends.
This time in the encyclopaedia we’re learning about Angewomon. Please don’t be thirsty, I am fearful of this.
Anyway, Koshiro says that Angewomon is like a goddess, but shows no mercy to evil and how people who are normally like angels are scary when they get angry. Oh thank god, he didn’t mention that she’s hot.
Anyway, BlitzGreymon next time who I’m not surprised by as he was in the Digivice toy. So I guess I can stop hiding that spoiler.
Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 35
Whoops, another five outta five! – This episode probably wasn’t as good as last week, and basically wouldn’t be as enjoyable without the last episode to make us care about Hikari and Tailmon, but it’s still a fairly good and enjoyable episode from my point of view!
I mentioned a bit in my synopsis above, but it’s fairly uncommon for characters in Digimon to show any trauma from previous events, which is why this episode scores so highly, honestly.
I think the flow of good episode ends here, however, since I’m worried it’ll just be the ‘Taichi show’ next episode and the show doesn’t usually do episodes that are about Taichi super well, because they tend to forget that characters other than Taichi exist.
So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 35? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!
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