Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53 “The Geko Hot Springs’ Revolt”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53 “The Geko Hot Springs’ Revolt”

Following on from last episode’s review and, of course, our podcast discussion episode, it’s time to watch the 53rd episode of Digimon Adventure: (2020)!

Opening thoughts

Hey look! The writers are reminding us that they remembering writing something again!

    Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53 “The Geko Hot Springs’ Revolt”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53 “The Geko Hot Springs’ Revolt”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53 Review

We learn that the hot springs have been frozen over and we find out that Kabukimon really was just the monster of the week. Despite that, Kabukimon’s theatrics are pretty funny. Kabukimon says that there is a hot spring where his lord resides. 

The hot springs remind me of the onsen I went to in Sapporo with all the snow and lights, it’s very pretty. We’re introduced to SHogunGekomon. Turns out the hot spring is not for guests to bathe in. This episode is very Spirited Away.

The other onsens were dried up by ShogunGekomon and Kabukimon. Tailmon wonders why they brought them all there in the first place. ShogunGekomon loves how soft Gomamon is and takes him as his bride. 

Tailmon says that they have likely absorbed this information from the human world. The characters get blasted away and it’s actually fairly disturbing. Joe wants to rescue Gomamon, but trips over a bunch of frozen Nanimon and the Blossomon. Tailmon helped free them, but the writers remember she’s weakened, which is nice.

Joe wants to bring back the hot spring and charges forward with a book, but is blown back by Gekomon’s attacks. Thankfully, Taichi rescues them with Junkmon.

Taichi wants to attack with Giga Destroyer but the others don’t want to destroy everything, so we decide to do some tactics and lure them out instead. The cast say that another onsen has appeared.

Gomamon says that he wants to try the onsen and Shogungekomon jumps in and ends up grabbing a Nanimon instead of Gomamon. Greymon and Taichi end up fighting Kabukimon and Gekomon while Gomamon evolves to Ikkakumon, who mentions to Joe how ShogunGekomon is weakened by the cold.

Wow I absolutely love the animation and the emotions in the faces this week.

It’s revealed that the onsen was fake and just warmed by Greymon, so ShogunGekomon starts to freeze. Ikkakumon evolves to Zudomon and we get shots of his muscles because ShogunGekomon doesn’t think that’s cozy.

And then, not to be left out, Greymon has to evolve too, which feels really odd because he’s fighting an armor level Digimon and a bunch of adults. 

ShogunGekomon offers Joe the hot spring, but Joe says that hot springs are for everyone and now everybody is able to enjoy the hotspring, including Komodomon.

Joe’s Digivice then glows while he bathes.

This time we’re learning about ShogunGekomon in the encyclopedia – Koshiro wonders if ShogunGekomon can heal his stiff shoulders. Rebillimon is next week! 

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53 “The Geko Hot Springs’ Revolt”

Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 53


If this episode didn’t creep me out so much it would actually have been one of the best episodes!

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