Clockmon, Retaliation

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

OVERVIEW (STORY)

Hiro is acting strange lately, and he notices that the flow of time and space around him are faster than normal. While his friends are acting normal in their current flows of time, Hiro is always coming tardy in some meetups. One day, they had met the two Digimons who were inside and invisible in a national library, and they were named as Bokomon and Bakumon (or Tapirmon in English).

When Hiro is only alone separated from his friends, this long-lost enemy Digimon, who is Clockmon, is back to take Hiro’s time and space! He has nowhere to run! What should he do?

REVIEW

We are in the ninth Episode of this series! So far, I can see no unusual plot that can put the characters into greater conflict. In fact, we ain’t seeing yet some true story, where we could find out the true revelations behind this phenomenal Hologram Ghosts-related (Digimons) incidents that can further harm and play with the lives of people.

In fact, the previous Episodes, as I had observed, are having split and separate times, where they can be watched individually. Just in case if you had missed one Episode because you forgot to watch it, maybe that’s okay. Basically, when you watch and finished an Episode of this Digimon Series, the next Episode shall be an another arc or an another case where another and different Digimon of the week shall be featured there. And finally, though that the Episodes are having different arcs or cases from each other, their plots are having some connections. It can make you ask some questions on how did Kiyoshiro, for example, become a Digimon user and where did he get his Digivice watch.

One Episode per story arc… But then, it doesn’t really mean that an Anime series like Digimon Ghost Game is so boring to watch. In fact, we are still VERY FAR from over to when it is going to be finished airing. And this is not your usual seasonal Anime that can last for a very short time (Lasting for about 12-24 Episodes long per season). And I am going to watch this Digimon Series until the very end, because I haven’t gotten a glimpse of the motive of how these Digimons go evil and they started to play with the lives of people. In fact, I ain’t know on who’s really the true baddie who makes these Digimons go bad and attack these mindless people.

Going back to the Episode Review proper, it seems we can get another proper education about on how Digimons are coexisting with Humans in the Human World, through a parallel world called the Digital World.

As seen in the portion of this Episode, as well as some sentences that I wrote in the previous Episode 4 Review, Bokomon explains to them on how Digimons are dwelling along in the Human World, and in the parallel Digital World. Bokomon also explains to them about the Digimon’s stages of invisibility, when they dwell along in the Human World surface.

According to Bokomon, the stages of invisibility are as follows in the table below:

Invisibility StageDescription
1Digimons are invisible, and cannot be seen by Humans nor talk or interact with them. But only Digimons, whether materialized or not, can able to see them. If the Humans are carrying a Digivice, they can able to see and talk to them. Digimons on this invisibility stage can pass through walls and objects, and can travel through any forms of digital environment, like Internet.
2Digimons in this invisibility stage are still invisible. But this time, they can able to touch objects, and they cannot pass through walls anymore.
3In this stage, Digimons appear as transparent, floating, digital images in which it is known in its term, Hologram Ghosts. Also, they can able to touch objects, as well as interacting and touching with Humans. Finally, Digimons can able to pass through walls, same as in stage one, but proper meditation is needed to do so.

In Bokomon’s final part, which is the materialization, if you had read my part in my Episode 4 Review of this series, then that explains it very carefully. But if not, then here it is!

Taken from my EP4 Review:

To end this Episode Review, of what Angoramon has said before, Digimons pass through a digital hole, in which they were considerably being thrown into the Human World without them knowing. And these Digimons were eventually “human emotion-controlled”, and their feelings do change according to the surroundings and environment around them. With these, they can go bad, crazy, or even evil. Or sometimes, their own personal desires and greed can turn them evil, too. Just think Digimons are creatures that consists of an entity, without any info or data in them (blank data). The data that is being put into them are the emotions of people around them, as well as the surrounding environment around them!

To continue and to add it up, materialization of Digimons is done when they successfully collected enough data, as well as adapting it. Of what I had said before, Digimons are human emotion-controlled. Basically, they are like a vessel that contains raw data that came from various people’s emotions, as well as the environment and surroundings around them!

What I have learned is that Digimons can be either good or bad, in the sense that their surrounding people’s emotions and environment are causing them to change drastically. Depending on some situations, a Digimon can go bad, when there are something that they saw. If the group of people surrounding that Digimon is bad, then the Digimon is also bad! And Digimons can able to materialize themselves quickly, as mentioned by Bokomon, by doing such evil things that can further harm people, such as making them captives while making them suffer!

The term Digivolution is something like a Human-made feature, where the Digimon users can able to evolve their partner Digimon from their base Rookie level up to one level (Or even at the highest or peak of the Digimon Level, where Mega is the highest). That Digivolution is just temporary, and that Digimon can be able to return back to its original level if either he or she is defeated or he or she has won the battle. And also, Digivolution occurs when Digimons and Humans (Digimon users) are sharing one common emotions. This is what we can call “Bonds”, and you should remember that!

Finally, in my last part of my Episode Review, we can get to see Clockmon terrorizing Hiro again this time around. Remember Episode One? Basically, it is just the “Part 2” of the arc, where in the very first Episode, Clockmon has escaped when he was already being overpowered against Gammamon. And in this Episode, this is their last showdown once and for all. And finally, when Clockmon used his Chrono Breaker skill on Gammamon, can you see something strange? Also, you can see this one at the end of the very first Episode. This is definitely the Episode that you should need to watch and learn!

This is something like when a child learns from something. He can adapt and at the same time learn new things from people and environment which are surrounding him!

DIGIMON INTRO CORNER

Basically, Angoramon introduced this Digimon, and it was just actually a redux from my intro corner in Episode One! I had introduced Clockmon before, since Episode One!

But then, instead of introducing this Digimon, let’s introduce another Digimon that appeared in the previous Episode!

Sistermon Ciel! A puppet Digimon that is dressed with a white nun costume with a mouse headgear, and carrying a katana as a weapon!

Name: Sistermon Ciel (シスタモン シエル)
Type: Puppet
Level: Champion
Attribute: Data
Special Attack: Shirotsume Ichimonji-giri

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

Sistermon Ciel belongs to a Sistermon lineage. She has a younger sister named Sistermon Blanc and her other twin is Sistermon Noir.

In the Episode Eight, Sistermon Ciel is looking for a faster vehicle, and she is helped by Jellymon. She always uttering the words and sentences that she wanted to be as the “strongest and the fastest”. During the nightly procession of Digimons in the highways during evenings, she wanted to be always outrunning other Digimons behind her. It is because, she had made a contract with MetalPhantomon, wherein she needs to be always running ahead from every Digimons behind her. That nightly procession has become a race of death, where MetalPhantomon kills and absorbs any Digimon who tries to escape from the race or getting overtaken by him. And that such race of death shall last until sunrise.

Her special attack that can slash through the enemies with ease, is called Shirotsume Ichimonji-giri!

If you managed to grasp that power in your hands, can you able to master it for the first time? That power can cause you to lose control of yourself if you don’t use it correctly and wisely! Like that quote said, a power can be neither good nor evil, and it shall always depend on the person who wields it!

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)
Digital Monster (Digimon Series) Logo
Digital Monster (Digimon Series) Logo

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.