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 54 review!
This episode, along with the previous episode, is an episode that I still rememeber completely from when I first watched it, despite the fact I’ve seen it so many times since, I can still recall my emotions when I first watched the end of the series.
Also, this episode aired in Japan 20 years ago today, so that’s absolutely ripper timing.
“The Fate of Two Worlds”
(“A New World”)
Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 54 Review
Ahhh, the opening section of the final episode of Digimon Adventure where we just get evolutions for the first five minutes after a loud high pitched scream and the word ‘Digimon repeated’ about eight times. Wonderful.
The chosen all attack Apocalymon, who is completely shocked that the children made their way back from the binary dimension. As a last ditch effort, Apocalymon attempts to detonate himself to reboot the Digital World because he can see the future and doesn’t want Kizuna to happen. The chosen begin to doubt themselves again, but thankfully their Digivices glow and shoot lasers that create a box around Apocalymon because you thought that Digimon Adventure Tri had an original idea?
Brief theory, what if Apocalymon succeeded and that’s just what the Digimon Adventure 2020 series is about?
Anyway, Apocalymon gets defeated because their Digivices did magic again like with Myotismon and the children try to work out how long they have until the portal closes, they decide that they can spend the rest of Summer here. They take a photo with their allies to celebrate, but Gennai decides to drop one more vital piece of information on them – the children must leave in two hours or stay in the Digital World forever (or like..unless a year or so when they have to sacrifice their crests to save the Holy Beasts or whatever). Gennai also informs them that the time in the Human World has now become synchronised with the Digital World.
The chosen spend their final two hours in the Digital World saying their goodbyes and reminiscing with their partner Digimon, except for Mimi, who is unable to find Palmon because Palmon doesn’t want to have to say goodbye.
The kids begin to depart and are leaving on the trolley car from the start of the season and Mimi is beside herself because she couldn’t say goodbye to Palmon.
Palmon is thankfully persuaded by Gekomon just in time, and she runs out to say goodbye with the other chosen Digimon as they run alongside the trolley car as the chosen children ride into the closing eclipse. Tai finishes off by saying that their adventure is only over for now as the gate can’t stay closed forever.
Rating for my Rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 54
The episode is fairly ‘slow’ compared to the action-filled episodes we’ve had recently. However, the overall send off of the chosen and the parting of each pair is so emotional and a great send off to the cast that reflects on how each character has grown throughout the series.
So what were your thoughts on your rewatch of Digimon Adventure Episode 54? Let me know in the comments or in the discussion thread on /r/Digimon!
Looking at all the ratings for the entire season, the average rating is about 3.3, which is surprisingly low considering how many 5/5 ratings I gave, but I guess there were a few lower rating ‘dull’ episodes.
As you can see, the lowest ranked episode was episode 14, with a rating of 1.5/5, while episodes 21, 26, 35, 43, and 52 all had perfect scores. However, most episodes were rated 3/5, so it makes sense that the average rating sits at around 3, which is fair I guess, as I would say Adventure sits at around a 3/5 in my mind anyway.
So, how did your own ratings for each episode stack up?
Anyway, thanks for joining in on this rewatch; if there’s enough of a demand, I’ll do these again for other seasons and, if there’s an easy way of watching it, I’ll do the same for the 2020 Digimon Adventure!
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