Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38

Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38

Continuing on with the rewatch of Digimon Adventure for the Digimon subreddit in the leadup to the Digimon Adventure Reboot coming in April, here’s my Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38 review!

Opening thoughts

What? A vampire is immortal? Better punch harder.

(“Revival! The Demon Lord VenomVamdemon”)

Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38

Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38 Review

The fog is remaining over Tokyo and seems even thicker than before. Izzy receives a message from Gennai, who has decided to only tell the children of a prophecy now. The children are worried about their families so they separate to find them.

Joe finds his brother, but is unable to find his parents. Part of the group goes to the convention centre to look for their families while the rest investigate the fog.

Joe and his brother arrive at the convention centre where they briefly discuss Joe’s future career as a doctor, which is totally not going to stress out a twelve year old. Jim says that Joe should do what he wants to do and not what he feels like he has to do.

The children find their parents to be in a deep sleep along with everyone else in the convention centre. Gabumon, Patamon, Matt, TK, and their father get ambushed by a large group of Gizamon, but thankfully they get eaten by a large group of bats, which is the first part of the prophecy that Gennai had just mentioned.

Meanwhile, at the convention centre, Izzy’s parents finally reveal to him that he’s adopted and Izzy reveals he already knew but was in denial, which brought on his obsession with computers. Tentomon is listening in and is emotional, it’s a really nice scene.

The next part of the prophecy comes true with the asleep people at the convention centre chanting the name of the undead king (Myotismon). At 6:06:06 (fairly metal), VenomMyotismon appears. Agumon and Gabumon evolve to Champion, but obviously they’re not enough. VenomMyotismon eats DemiDevimon (RIP) and Garurumon and Greymon evolve to their Ultimate forms as the children can evacuate everyone from the convention center.

When MetalGreymon and WereGarurumon are drained of their energy and revert to their Rookie forms, Izzy studies the prophecy and comes to the conclusion that Angemon and Angewomon should shoot their arrows through Matt and Tai. Luckily, his hypothesis is correct and the two ten year olds AREN’T murdered but are instead able to have their Digimon warp evolve to their Megaforms – MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon.

Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38

Rating for my Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38


I wonder why Gennai only ever gives information as soon as said information is relevant and not in advance. Wouldn’t this prophecy be better to say when you tell the children about the eighth child? No? Okay, fair enough.

Anyway, the scenes prior to the warp evolution scene are emotional and exciting no matter the age I am when I watch them. This episode has more great and emotional family moments such as Joe and his brother as well as Izzy and his parents. The family dynamics are really a great feature of this arc as each family is fairly different, but the family members are still supportive nevertheless.

However, a slight problem is that all the family members ARE fairly supportive and loving and there are no awful or otherwise abusive parental figures, which is fairly unrealistic, but it’s not what I would really expect from a children’s show.

So what were your thoughts on your rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 38? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!

We’ll be moving on to episodes 44-49 next week. If you are following along, let us know your thoughts and what you think of the rewatch so far!

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