Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52 “Dance of the Heavens, Hououmon”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52 “Dance of the Heavens, Hououmon”

Following on from last episode’s review and, of course, our podcast discussion episode, it’s time to watch the 52nd episode of Digimon Adventure: (2020)!

Opening thoughts

After almost ten episodes, it’s time for another evolution! This time it’s not a main character!

Also I made a meme.

    Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52 “Dance of the Heavens, Hououmon”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52 “Dance of the Heavens, Hououmon”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52 Review

Sora and Taichi are flying overhead in Mechanorimon and end up crashing because of some smoke. A bunch of Digimon end up rescueing them, including new Digimon Junkmon, who is from the Pendulum Z.

The characters are at a worksite that is very strict with OH and S. The Digimon are building a wall for the lava from the volcano, Biyomon wonders why they don’t just leave, Junkmon explains they like the island. I’m glad that this was addressed. Sora says they should help too.

Junkmon make them wear helmets, which is weird, because I’m fairly certain Sora is already wearing one. The group work hard, but the volcano causes a workplace accident and Biyomon gets burried under rubble and breaks an arm/wing.

Sora is really pumped to still help out. It’s interesting to see her love in this series be shown as the love and care she has for other living beings. 

Biyomon wants to help and Sora is worried for Biyomon helping and doesn’t let Biyomon help even though Junkmon says for her to. Sora says that it’s for her own good. Biyomon says she hates Sora and runs off. Is this the first time we’ve seen a Digimon fight with their human partner?

Sora and Junkmon talk and Sora asks if he does the dangerous jobs to protect the others and he says that they protect him, and this wall is made by the trust between everyone.

The volcano looks like it’s erupting again and Junkmon signals for everyone to evacuate. Junkmon says that the wall will buy them time and they should all evacuate. Taichi gets Agumon to evolve in an animated sequence. Biyomon sees MetalGreymon and goes too.

Junkmon crashes and Sora calls out to Biyomon but she’s not there, so she carries Junkmon away. Biyomon appears and apologises, as does Sora. Biyomon evolves to Birdramon and they give Junkmon to MetalGreymon as Sora says they are going to stop the lava. Sora puts on her real helmet and Birdramon evolves to Garudamon. Garudamon and Sora get covered in lava but they believe in eachother, so Garudamon evolves to Houuoumon.

They’re able to stop the lava and Biyomon says she loves Sora. This episode is a cute mash of the Birdramon episode and the Garudamon episode of original Adventure.

Taichi’s Digivice is pointing elsewhere and Junkmon says they should go to the onsen to follow the plot.

We learn about Hououmon in the encylopedia, Biyomon introduces us! She says she feels odd flying with two wings after flying with four – TonosamaGekomon is the mon to learn about next week!

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52 “Dance of the Heavens, Hououmon”

Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52


It’s nice that there’s some conflict between characters but it’s a shame that Taichi exists.

It’s also still weird that they chose some Digimon I would not expect to be hanging out on a volcanic island. Wish I knew why they were there.

So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 52? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!

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