Mugendramon is back, so this episode will show us why that doesn’t matter in the slightest.
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 48 “The Attack of Mugendramon”
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 48 Review
The show showing us scenes from early on on the ‘previously on’ really shows us how the animation quality has truly varied.
Koshiro gets into a zoom call from Leomon, who isn’t dead. Leomon says that they somehow survived and it sure is good nobody cares about this or asks any follow up questions, and then a castle started to grow on Eldoradimon’s body. Lopmon is with Leomon too. Lopmon looks thoroughly fed up with the lack of plot in this anime.
Sidenote, it’s really nice to see a bunch of mons we’ve met throughout this series hanging out in Eldoradimon. No Neemon though, unless I missed it.
The Digimon are all suddenly creeped out by the atmosphere and Tailmon announces that they have made it to FAGA. Koshiro then loses reception. Cloud continent is overhead. Koshiro’s transmission gets interrupted by Vademon.
Mugendramon then shows up and shoots a very badly animated laser which hits Cloud Continent. Agumon evolves with his full animation sequence to Greymon and Taichi gets blown off Greymon. Vademon says that Mugendramon is one of the answers they possess.
The other Digimon are all adult level now. Togemon evolves to Lilimon, followed by Ikkakumon to Zudomon. MetalGreymon shows up too and looks like he’s just a floating png. Hikari sees Milleniumon within Mugendramon. Saggitarius Mode is here too.
Yamato remembers Mugendramon, which is good, because nobody else did, but he’s not going to say anything about it. Vademon says that Sepirothmon constructed Mugendramon using the data from when they were all trapped.
Alteros Mode shows up and all the mons fire their attacks at Mugendramon. Mugendramon absborbs data from Lilimon, AtlurKabutermon, and Zudomon and then does the same for Garudamon. Because the writers truly do not like these characters.
Alteros mode evolves to WarGreymon and Sagitarrius Mode evolves into MetalGarurumon. Both of these are only happening for the second time ever, by the way. I like the additions of the children holding their Digivice before the animation sequence.
Kind of annoying it’s just Taichi and Yamato fighting while the two angels protect the other kids who have non-evolving Digimon now.
Hikari has a moment of concern seeing her brother fight and then passes out. Taichi and WarGreymon are given the power of the Holy Digimon from Angewomon, who reverts to Tailmon. Taichi says that he will fight while everyone else goes on to Milleniumon.
WarGreymon and Mugendramon have a pretty cool fight and Mugendramon gets beheaded and Vademon starts talking and Mugendramon becomes a big dumb rocket with the infinity symbol and blasts off and all the children watch as Taichi, hopefully, dies.
This week we’re learning about Petaldramon! Koshiro says that they were popular in the 80s (but they were definitely still cool when I was growing up) and then says if Petaldramon rolled over, all the plants would be crushed, and he’s worried.
Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 48
This series is incredibly good at hyping up a villain and really bad at any form of payoff. So, naturally, Mugendramon is no different. In fact, only one character recalls how Agumon became Mugendramon and doesn’t even feel the need to fill anybody in. Which does the same thing as doing nothing – it just feels like it’s the writers saying “HEY LOOK! WE REMEMBERED THAT WE DID SOMETHING!”.
So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 48? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!
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