Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8 “The Children's Siege”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8 “The Children’s Siege”

Following on from last week’s review and, of course, our podcast discussion episode, it’s time to watch the 8 episode of Digimon Adventure: (2020)!

Opening thoughts

Now we’re done meeting the children and their evolutions, it’s time to dive headfirst into the plot. Hopefully?

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8 “The Children’s Siege”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8 “The Children's Siege”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8 Review

The children are still on Ikakumon at night, there’s some weird Digital stuff shooting through the sky. Mimi is braiding Ikakumon’s hair and Joe is seasick and is being held by Palmon, who is reassuring him. The children see a lighthouse. Taichi gets a call from Koshiro, who advises them of Tokyo’s situation.

May, Quinn, and Stevie are back to discuss episode 8 of Digimon Adventure:! This time we discuss many different good boys as the children have a siege.

Meanwhile, a Soundbirdmon is flying overhead and Gabumon and most certainly Yamato are watching.

Koshiro is advising the group that people are panic buying already and there have been disasters after the cyberattack. Joe is feeling threatened by Koshiro being so smart and so young and he wants to be able to lead the others. They lose connection with Koshiro as the group begin to float through a weird purple mist.

The children see that the lighthouse is a fortress. The lighthouse shoots at the group. Joe can’t swim but is rescued by Ikkaumon, who says he must stay under the water. Another beam targets Palmon and Mimi, but Piyomon evolves to save them.

Aww, Tankmon and Solarmon! Always good to see them. However, they are attacking the group. Gorimon, who I don’t think we’ve seen since 02. Agumon calls to Taichi in feat, but Gabumon shows up to save them and gets the group to follow him.

In a cave, the group dry off while Taichi thanks Yamato, and is happy to see him, Taichi calls Yamato his friend. The group try to come up with a plan and Yamato says he doesn’t need dead weight and it’s more dangerous to be a group. Gabumon says that Yamato is nice because he just wants the others to be safe.

Gabumon evolves to Garurumon with stock animation.

Joe says all of this is too reckless, and takes Mimis towl and runs off. He surrenders using the towel as a white flag, which really upsets Mimi. Joe becomes a target, but Palmon rescues him.

Taichi thanks him, and says that because of Joe he has an idea for them to become the perfect target. 

Meanwhile Yamato gets to the gate where a DarkTyranomon emerges.This whole fortress reminds me of Vamdemon’s castle. Piyomon and Agumon show up to help Yamato and Garurumon. Wow Piyomon literally just gets a quick flash of an evolution and Agumon gets his stock footage. Poor Birdramon, this is becoming kinda annoying for her.

Yamato sees the team fighting and running for him, which activates his crest of friendship and Garurumon runs really fast and Yamato uses his cloak to blind the Solarmon, Garurumon is able to defeat the Digimon and Garurumon howls. The rest of the team are all fighting now. I’m suprised this wasn’t an evolution to WereGarurumon to be honest.

Mimi wipes away some dirt on Gabumon’s face and she thanks Yamto for saving them, Yamato says that he feels like he was the one that was saved. Wow Yamato really is more shy than a jerk compared to the original character.
Inside the fortress is some weird laboratory. Yamato wonders if there’s some record of communication. Taichi approaches another weird slab with DigiMoji, and pulls out his Digivice to see if he can read it, he reaches towards the slab. Taichi says that it’s about the Holy Digimon.

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8 “The Children's Siege”

Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8


My main take away from this episode is that Palmon saved Joe’s life more times than Gomamon probably did.

This episode was a nice action episode, but I don’t think I really enjoyed it, it’s sweet how Yamato seems to appreciate the others more, but overall the episode was kinda just okay.

It’s great to see Tankmon and Solarmon again though, and I’m loving all the Digimon we’re seeing, but overall this episode felt a little lackluster, despite how sweet Yamato is.

So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 8? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!

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