Joe’s episodes are usually refreshing and enjoyable as both Joe and Gomamon have vibrant personalities, not to mention that Olegmon gets to appear!
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 60 “Vikemon Ventures the Glaciers”
Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 60 Review
Joe’s group are now wondering through frozen lands, wondering how they ended up like this. They all collapse, including Joe who is leading them on this expedition. Mimi and Palmon then appear on a giant air ship. Which is a nice change of pace from Taichi appearing in another character’s episode.
Olegmon spots them, and really wants his crew to call him Shogun. Mimi explains to the group that they were on a school trip, which is cute. They’re all drinking tea out of grass tea cups. It turns out that all the onsens dried up again and Joe promised to take them elsewhere.
Olegmon intercepts Blimpmon and demands to know who the captain is, Mimi hides behind Joe and pretends to be him and says that he is captain. This is completely unlike her personality in this show. I’d believe this to be Mimi from the start of the original Adventure series, but it feels really weird that Mimi is doing this, honestly. It’s funny, but it’s out of place since Mimi constantly has taken charge as a Queen or a Boss in her own episodes.
Gomamon asks if Blimpmon has weapons, Palmon says that it does, but it’s out of ammo. Which is a nice touch. TonosamaGekomon, Joe, and Gomamon fall overboard and then get captured by Olegmon.
I’m glad that Joe points out that he’s always getting captured and then rescued, so they break free. Guwappamon tries chasing them, but is then too hungry to continue.
Blimpmon shows up with the team to rescue Joe, but Olegmon is using TonosamaGekomon so they can’t attack. BanchoMamemon says that it isn’t like him to use dirty tricks. Meanwhile, Gwappomon explains how they had to leave their home island and how Olegmon promised to take them to a safe island.
Joe then challenges Olegmon and acts like a Captain. I like Joe wearing his jacket like a captain’s cape. They decide to fight on an ice berg. Gomamon evolves to Ikkakumon and Olegmon says he can attack first, his attacks don’t do much, so Ikkakumon evolves to Zudomon.
Olegmon claims victory, but Joe says that they both do what they can for their crew. Zudomon remembers how Joe has always been this way since they first met. Zudomon evolves to Vikemon.
Vikemon wins and they take Olegmon and the group to an island, Joe gets his crest on his Digivice and Taichi shows up at the END of the episode and even mentions how he always shows up in every episode.
This time in the encyclopedia we’re learning about Vikemon! Gomamon introduces us and says how he feels like a king and wants to have Joe wearing the same outfit. NExt time it’s Splashmon, also from Xros Wars.
Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 60
Mimi’s sudden shift in personality distracted a lot from this episode despite it being only a minor part – it felt like her personality was changed so this wouldn’t be another Mimi episode.
The similarity between Joe and Olegmon both doing what was best for their crew was nice, but I honestly expected it to go somewhere different when BanchoMamemon said that this wasn’t like him. It felt unusual how he would just attack other’s if it didn’t impact his crew, which is what he did.
This episode felt like it had some great ideas but didn’t really want to use them before having the big monster battle.
So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 60? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!
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