Into the Deep Darkness
This blog post may contain minimal spoilers. Please read them only if you had seen this Episode.
A mysterious being is silently sneaking behind Digimons within the shadows from a distance. And it marks and targets them with a red laser light, then assassinates them with a single knife throw. The Digimon’s motive of doing a countless number of assassinations is unknown. As they plan out on how to lure out this Digimon assassin, named Sealsdramon, while Jellymon has gone out again acting as a bait, their hunting plan got jeopardized. When Gammamon is in a pinch, Hiro tries to catch up fast and save him. And also, this Digimon is catching up fast to save him! And the assassination dagger throw goes to…
Let’s head on to the newest Episode Review — starting right now in the second quarter of this Anime Series!
Second quarter, which means that we are heading into an another exciting part, where it is no longer the usual regular storyline. Talking about quarters… And yes, they are lasting for at least 12-13 Episodes each — about at least three months!
Heading on, this Episode tells about two things: Death and Sweet Revenge. The Episode title is “Executioner (or for my own words as Assassin)”. And in my Episode Review title, it was labelled as Into the Deep Darkness. Quite interesting, and at the same time, heartbreaking.
This is where we could get further character developments here, especially on Hiro and Gammamon — They were the highlighted characters again, as usual.
In the previous Episodes, notably from the “first quarter”, some minor and major fighting of Digimons are always present. And also, some thrilling suspense and horror are present indeed, in which it involves some sharp objects and items, like sharp knives (Somehow unsuitable for young children). Yes, these Digimons do fight and clash at each other, and they beat each other up until one of them is standing victorious. Standing victorious after defeating their opponent who is already beaten up, in the sense that they are going to finish them off, but NOT totally killing them on the spot.
In some previous Episodes of this series, some scenes do really involve scaring and terrorizing other people around, and it has totally become a routine these days. But what if some of the scenes in the future would feature something different? What if when it now involves killing and murder? Will it considered to be a fun horror and mystery-solving adventure anymore?
Instead of highlighting every scene happened in this Episode, which is considered to be revealing the major spoilers by one sentence, I am just going to give to you some of my thoughts about this Episode, which is considered now as my Episode Review.
As mentioned from the third paragraph of this part, this Episode is about Death and Sweet Revenge. It shows about death, wherein some actions of the characters would eventually cause that other character to be dead on the spot. And sweet revenge is something that when a character witnessed the death of his or her only-and-only best-guy (or even best-girl) in front of him or her, this is where it all starts until he or she feels satisfaction of killing that certain villain who has killed his or her one-and-only best-guy or best-girl (Even family and relatives do count on this one, to add them up). It starts when this character has finally memorized, or otherwise recognized that person or villain who has killed his or her person or people who were closest and dearest to him or her.
But then, achieving your so-called Sweet Revenge for the very first time could eventually urge you to do more — to do more than just killing your primary target. Usually, after you have killed the “bad villain” who has killed your true love, something could eventually enter into your mind, in which you are being prompted to do more. To do more than a sweet revenge is something that you could eventually lose your own sanity. In other words, you are being drown into the deep darkness of your own.
When you are drown into the deep darkness, you can’t see anything. To say it further, you are being blinded by your own desires in the deep darkness of yours — To use your own power for your own selfish desires, it can also harm other people, especially your family and friends. Also, when you are totally drown into the deep darkness, your friends can no longer see and recognize you as the “normal and usual person” that they used to know anymore. In other words or sentence, you had become something else that your family and friends don’t even know anymore!
And in this Episode, I have learned that being blindsided by my own deep darkness could actually change and destroy my own morality and self-esteem. Also, being blinded by it could eventually allow me to do things that are seem to be right and polite for me, but for other people, it’s wrong and impudent. So then, I should remember that there are always downsides and consequences, especially when you are making a retaliation against to someone who has devastatingly put your peaceful life into misery.
Don’t be like those who act as wannabe heroes, but as vigilantes and rebels. Basically, the ending part of being as one of those is actually death. Remember that.
LET’S STUDY DIGIMON!
Right now, let us get started with this new corner in the Episode Review of this Anime Series! Let’s study Digimon!
The Life Cycle of Digimon
Today, let’s talk about the life cycle of Digimons!
Digimons exist because of humans. And since they are mostly created of data or other elements, they can be anything.
The life cycle of a Digimon starts with a simple egg, called as the Digitama (デジタマ). Tama in Japanese language means “egg”, or even a round object like “balls”. It was formed and created when emotions of people and things (combined as “data”) unite, thus encoding them into Digitama.
The Digitama hatches after several days, thus a baby Digimon shall be given birth. Digimons start living within at least six (6) stages of evolution. Namely, it starts from being a “Fresh” Level until it reaches the “Mega” Level, which is the highest level or stage of evolution of any Digimons known.
Digimons’ characteristics and traits always vary depending on the surrounding elements and environment, as well as the people’s emotions around them. Sometimes, they can learn and adapt, and at the same time, they become either good or bad. Also, Digimons can able to store some memories, as well as their own, into themselves, resulted from the bonds of the people whom they had met.
Digimons act as “Computer Programs”, where their structural data can be altered or modified by any means. If they are killed in battle, they are being decomposed into zeros and ones (literally binary). Once their bodies are dissolved, as well as their own data, they are scattered all around the place. And then, they can eventually unite and combine with other “scattered” data, in which they are also united and formed in order to form an another Digitama again.
To summarize the cycle, Digimons were born from Digitama, and they evolve accordingly from the elements around them, which included human emotions. When they die, their bodies will be decomposed and dissolved into data again, and they shall be returned back as Digitamas again.
I hope you had enjoyed reading this first topic about life cycle of Digimons! And then, there are still more to talk about! Tune in next time for an another study or trivial facts about Digimon! See you next time!
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/
© AKIYOSHI HONGO, TOEI ANIMATION