The episode starts with the narrator saying “One night during their journey”, which feels like the most filler beginning ever.
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 47 “The Villains of the Wastelands”
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 47 Review
Agumon and Taichi leave their campsite to look for Joe and Gomamon, and then hears Joe screaming. Nohemon, who is Wormon with the DigiMental or Purity say that Gomamon and Joe were taken away in separate directions, so Agumon split up and Nohemon immediately says that that’s dumb, so Taichi and Nohemon look together.
Apparently two Digimon fight over controlling the water source, so Joe and Gomamon were taken away. I’m not sure why Taichi is so trusting of Nohemon, honestly. Also, I like how Nohemon has the hiragana characters for no, he, and mo as his facial features.
Meanwhile, Joe is calling for his lawyer as Goburimon surround him while, Gomamon explains to Digimon about the concepts of ownership. Agumon finds where Gomamon is, and just walks in between some weirdly proportioned Goblimon.
Nohemon explains to Taichi about the black lightning that changed the area. Taichi and Nohemon show up to rescue Joe, and we learn that Gaosmon is the boss of this area and he has a Tyranomon as his sworn brother who surpassed Gaosmon in evolution.
Nohemon teaches Taichi how to hold and fire a bow because Nohemon has an injured arm. Taichi fires an arrow to break the jug and Taichi rescues Joe. I legitimately think that this would have been a great chance for Joe and Gomamon to use diplomacy to work out the situation.
Meanwhile, Agumon sets fire to the fruit and Gomamon is able to escape on Agumon’s head. This episode is silly, but not in a good way. Nice to see old Digimon designs such as Atamadekachimon and Minidekachimon show up, who only appeared in the DigiWindow (The Digimon Savers Analyser/D Terminal-esque toy) and was a winner for a Digimon design contest.
Agumon evolves with his full evolution which looks silly next to Gomamon who just evolves in a blue orb. It’s cool seeing Tyranomon and Greymon fight though, and I like how Gaosmon jumps at Greymon and knocks Taichi off, who then almost falls to his death but is rescued by Nohemon, so at least there’s not as much plot armor here.
Taichi helps Nohemon fire an arrow at Tyranomon and Atamadekachimon has Gaosmon knocked down his throat with MiniDekachimon…so we’re just doing vore again, but after the fight, Taichi and Agumon somehow pulls them out and Nohemon befriends Tyranomon.
Taichi, Joe, Agumon, and Gomamon return to the group and Sora and Hikari ask where they were. Off having completely meaningless filler.
This time in the encyclopedia, we’re learning about Garbamon, and Koshiro says he wanted to go into the bin. Same.
Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 47
I was concerned as soon as the intro made me feel like this episode could just take place at any point within the series, and boy was I not wrong to be concerned.
If Nohemon doesn’t return or if Taichi’s archery skills are never relevant again, this episode will be one of the most unnecessary episodes in the entire franchise.
So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 47? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!
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