Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9 "The Ultimate Invasion"

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9 “The Ultimate Invasion”

Following on from last week’s review and, of course, our podcast discussion episode, it’s time to watch the 9 episode of Digimon Adventure: (2020)!

Opening thoughts

I’m honestly expecting our first evolution to perfect at the end of the episode if it’s not during this episode. I’m also expecting that we get a new opening animation soon, too (hopefully, anyway)

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9 “The Ultimate Invasion”

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9 "The Ultimate Invasion"

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9 Review

The episode starts with, instead of an ‘upcoming things this episode’, we get an analyser screen which introduces us to Agumon, which is narrated by Koshiro, so that’s something different. It’s a lot better in terms of use of time other than ‘upcoming’ bits of information, so I appreciate it.

The show starts, and we learn how Tokyo is in its first evening on darkness. We then see Ogremon, who is surrounded by Soundbirdmon, and is communicating with Devimon, who has ordered Ogremon to destroy the chosen children but has failed in doing so, Devimon mentions sending in new soldiers and threatens Ogremon to actually destroy the children. Ogremon lets out a frustrated scream. It’s important to note he still has a broken horn.

Taichi is reading the slab from the end of the previous episode and mentions he can’t read the rest other than the capture of the Holy Digimon. Yamato mentions how the Digimon who are attacking them will know, so all they have to do is force the answers out of them. Ogremon attacks, because coincidental plot timing.

Taichi recognises Ogremon as he charges at the fortress, ordering the chosen to have their Digimon evolve. Taichi and Agumon face Ogremon, who recognises them as the reason he no longer as a full horn on one side. Taichi asks Ogremon is he’s with the ones who captured the Holy Digimon, Ogremon says that his horn was his pride and wants to beat Taichi to regain his pride. Agumon evolves to Greymon, who begins to fight Ogremon. Mimi mentions that it’s a like a movie.

Hoards of Coredramon show up and attack the children, so Gabumon also evolves. Sora asks Piyomon to evolve, but the animators really hate her so Coredramon attacks her before Piyomon can evolve. There’s a large explosion, but it’s Kabuterimon and Koshiro! Tentomon is tired and says it was a long flight, so they actually addressed how Tentomon was Kabuterimon the whole time. Joe introduces himself as the leader.

The Coredramon continue to attack while the children decide it’s time to fight, however, Ogremon attacks them, as he wants to fight Greymon and ‘child’. The Coredramon leave and Koshiro has a bad feeling. Greymon and Ogremon fight, which is pretty nicely animated and is a pretty cool fight in general. Mimi says it looks like they’re having fun. We get a shounen flashback to what literally happened two minutes ago.

Ogremon looks far too happy firing his Haoken and is much more emotive then in the original Adventure. Suddenly, the group gets attacked by multiple missiles – it’s MetalTyranomon who looks super cool. Garurumon says it’s a Perfect Digimon.

We get a shot of Devimon who wants destruction and death, as MetalTyranomon shoots blasts of electricity at the group. Ogremon is struggling to stand and gets stepped on and is straight up murdered, which angers Taichi, Greymon launches an attack at MetalTyranomon who seems to just eat it. Taichi’s Digivice glows, as do Greymon’s eyes, but

MetalTyranomon hits him away and Greymon reverts to Agumon.
Ogremon is alive, but missing an eye, he says he’s been replaced, he attacks away from MetalTyranomon and gives the children directions. He then faces off against MetalTyranomon, which is fairly cool until he immediately dies.

Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9 "The Ultimate Invasion"

Rating for Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9


I was really surprised to enjoy this episode, despite the fact it was mostly fighting and felt more like an episode of Dragon Ball Z than Digimon.

Ogremon face turned and was immediately murdered, MetalTyranomon was cool. It was kind of annoying how only Agumon and Gabumon evolved in this episode, but the animation and cool fighting scene almost made up for it.

Also, was surprised they didn’t cram in a new evolution, but I guess that’s for next week.

So what were your thoughts on Digimon Adventure 2020 Episode 9? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!

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