Black Wings of Liberty

This blog post may contain minimal spoilers. Please read them only if you had seen this Episode.

OVERVIEW (STORY)

A birdkeeper was looking at his birds in the cages. One day, a group of crows have perched at the front of the windows. And this giant black crow has broken through the windows and attacked. The mysterious power of this giant black crow is turning any birds in cages into crows, thus making them as servants. And they attack any suspecting owners of pet birds in a cage in various places, whether in homes or at any pet shops that has birds!

While the Digimon’s goal is to free any captive birds of all kinds from their cages, the birdkeeper has become a servant of this Digimon. And Hiro and the others must stop him on his plans to break through on a biggest bird sanctuary cage!

REVIEW

In this Episode, it is the second one where all of our main heroes and Digimons fight altogether against a one, big, bad Digimon! And this Digimon, for the second time around, is flying in the air again, just as the same as in the previous Episode.

Hiro the brave, Ruli the hard-nosed, and Kiyoshiro the coward… Yep, and these three character qualities could define a group of ghost investigators where they unravel the mysteries of horror and other phenomenon! Hiro is just really a resemblance of the other previous main hero Digimon users (like Taiki Kudo from Xros Wars, and Taichi Yagami from the original Digimon Adventure series). Ruli is especially doing everything and she was determined, such as doing the ‘Dimension Shift’ ability on her Digivice, if things are going in a pinch. And for Kiyoshiro, he is something (as mentioned in my last couple of Episode Reviews previously) who is as like as a side character of the main male hero in any Harem-themed Anime ever. And then, his cowardly feelings can make things difficult, and Jellymon is just even treating him like a slave! However, Kiyoshiro sometimes can be brave, especially when Jellymon is in trouble. But there are times that his cowardly acts are going back again, especially if things go back to normal again.

It seems that Gammamon can be like a superhero that has an ability to change forms or modes depending on the type and nature of his enemies! Well, for some superhero shows that feature heroes who change forms or modes, this is really something that you can encounter in the future. We still do not know what are the ‘Digivolved’ forms of Angoramon and Jellymon yet, but they were already foreshadowed with Gammamon’s three different Digivolution forms, which also include Betelgammamon. And basically, Gammamon’s evolved forms have something to do with the three basic elements, something like Earth, Wind, and Fire.

And finally, there are also Digimons out there that can never speak any words (only growls and roars). Angoramon somehow, as a Digimon, can understand these Digimons through their roars and growls, and through their feelings.

How these Digimons go bad and evil? Basically, they are just made up of data, and they adapt themselves through the emotions of people, and to the surrounding elements and environment around them. And they could even develop and learn some new abilities, in which they can also manipulate and control other people’s feelings and emotions.

In my observation in this Episode, their battle is becoming more difficult than ever! Angoramon and Jellymon must get their Digivolution forms. Or else, they are going to have a hard time, especially if only Hiro and Gammamon are fending themselves against their enemy Digimons!

Overall, this Episode is filled with suspense and thrill, especially if you think that your heroes are almost losing against the enemy!

DIGIMON INTRO CORNER

In the previous couple of Episodes, we are always encountering Digimons of either Data or Virus attributes! This time around, let us introduce a Digimon which is of Vaccine attribute! And as mentioned, there are at least three attributes of Digimon which are present! They are Data, Vaccine, and Virus attributes! Let’s have an info of this Digimon!

Yatagaramon! A giant black crow Digimon that spreads its wings, and covers the world with darkness!

Name: Yatagaramon (ヤタガラモン)
Type: Crow
Level: Ultimate
Attribute: Vaccine
Special Attack(s): Mikafutsu no Kami, Haguro

Info: https://digimon.fandom.com/wiki/Yatakaramon

This Digimon is a tripedal crow, which is described as having three legs. Also, it was based from a Japanese mythology creature, known as Yatagarasu (八咫烏).

One of its special attacks can engulf the entire surroundings with darkness, Haguro (Black Feather)!

If you see any group of black crows perching nearby, especially if you are just alone, you do really know what’s coming up. Somehow, they are a symbol of bad omen… or even death, and that’s even scary!

SERIES INFO

Digimon Ghost Game (2021) is an Anime Series which is a part of the franchise, called as the Digimon Series (dubbed as Digital Monsters). It has been aired and streamed in Japan and overseas with its first Episode since October 3, 2021.

The story takes place with Hiro Amanokawa, with his partner Digimon named Gammamon, in a world where Hologram Ghosts (transparent, floating digital images) do exist. There is a phenomenon where certain Hologram Ghosts are becoming mysteries, and they are slowly beginning to play and take lives of people.

While many people can’t able to see these ‘phenomenal’ Hologram Ghosts, certain people who has an item, called the Digivice, can able to see them.

These phenomenal Hologram Ghosts that exist in both Digital World and the Human World were called as ‘Digimon’.

With Hiro’s father entrusting him with a Digivice, as well as a Digimon partner, their mystery-solving adventure begins. They step along in a mysterious world where only Digimons live within.

ABOUT DIGIMON SERIES (DIGITAL MONSTER)

The Digimon Series is a franchise or series created and developed by Akiyoshi Hongo in 1997, and was co-created with Toei Animation (one of the grandfathers of the known animation studios in Japan). It was actually based from the Digital Monster, a virtual pet digital game by Bandai, which was knowingly based from the popular Tamagotchi virtual pet digital game created by the same company, also.

Digimon is a shortened name for Digital Monsters (Japanese dubbed: デジタルモンスター). They are creatures in a digital form in which it can be raised by feeding items and foods, as well as battling with other Digimons (other people) in order to become strong and versatile.

This series has been developed and conceptualized since year 1997, and video games, as well as its Anime counterparts, has been spawned since year 1999, starting with the popular Digimon Adventure Anime series.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/digimon_ghost_game/

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.