Fortune-telling with the Fallen Angel

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

OVERVIEW (STORY)

“Then, I shall be granting my own wishes.”

A mysterious big tent, called the Mephisto, is appearing randomly in some areas, luring some people around. Its purpose was to do fortunetelling on some people who wishes to know their fate or future, as well as to grant wishes to them. And then, people got their consequences when their wishes are granted — They were turned into statues! The Fallen Angel Digimon, named Phelesmon, is disguising himself as the fortuneteller of the Mephisto Manor, and its purpose was to collect human data by turning humans into statues!

While his motive was to quickly materialize his Digimon minions by collecting more statues of the humans he victimized, as well as on his plans to make apocalypse (totally consuming the Human World), Ruli has found out a plan on how to locate Phelesmon’s next location, in order to stop him!

NOTES: This Digimon has previously appeared on Digimon Xros Wars (Digimon Hunters Arc, Season 3, Episode 15). That same Episode number count is just similar to the Episode number of this Anime series.

REVIEW

Let’s review now this Episode… with a cunning, yet evil smile — just like a Fallen Angel!

It seems we are getting more of a story depth, rather than focusing on the further developments of every character or Digimons in this Anime series! Well, since we are done with the first quarter arc, in terms of story line, we are now in the current second quarter where we could expect more unique plots!

There are at least three things to point out there, which also include a minimal spoiler!

First, the theme of this Episode is about fortune-telling. Basically, some people do believe in fortune-telling, in which they could be able to find out the future of themselves. Fortune-telling examples can be in a form of tarot cards, all kinds of Zodiac (Chinese and Astrology), and mostly the infamous fortune-telling variant by reading the marks on the palms of your hands (Called as chiromancy or palmistry). Also, the wishes or desires of every people can be falling under one of the three points, which shall count already as a minimal spoiler for this Episode.

Second, the featured Digimon of the week is Phelesmon. It was already noted at the story overview part. Phelesmon is actually a Digimon that appeared on the previous Digimon Xros Wars (Digimon Fusion) Anime series. He resembles a Fallen Angel named after a German devil named Mephistopheles. That’s why Phelesmon’s name is actually a half-name coming from the original devil’s name, in which Mephisto is the name of its fortune-telling manor tent.

And finally, the third shall be revealed! Angoramon finally gets his first Digivolution, and thanks to Ruli who had finally realized the bonds with her Digimon partner. And then, we just only need to expect something more from Angoramon, since we had just being introduced, in terms of his new moves and techniques set when evolved!

On the last past of this Episode Review, we just need to have them a rundown or summary!

Mainly, in the highlight, Phelesmon was a Digimon that appeared previously from Digimon Xros Wars. To further add up some trivia, it appeared on the Digimon Hunters (時を駆ける少年ハンターたち/Toki o Kakeru Shonen Hunter Tachi) arc (Season Three), on Episode 15. Also, the Episode number of Digimon Ghost Game here in this Episode Review is just coincidentally matching on Digimon Xros Wars third season’s Episode number. Is it surprising?

So basically, we are now getting to expect more of the unique plots in the second quarter of this Anime series (most notably its ending theme was finally changed since Episode 13). And then, we are getting some evil Digimons to appear from time-to-time without them realizing their true mistakes on why did they terrorize some mindless people. Usually, evil Digimons do really evil things because their own desires had totally blinded them on the spot. And that is the only way, in order for them to materialize their own bodies and forms very quickly, and to make them stronger and to evolve into a higher Digivolution Level! So then, are we really getting a glimpse on finding the path or trails leading to the true enemy or antagonist of this Anime series? Basically, Phelesmon is a one hell of a Digimon that is somehow very fit to be a major antagonist of this Anime series. And then, will there be any chances that Phelesmon will appear in some future Episodes again, along with the other enemy Digimons that run away before?

Finally, I had learned from this Episode that fortune-telling can sometimes be true to human reality, when it comes to predict unforseen futures! Not only you could predict these unforseen futures by fortune-telling. But also, you could predict and see the future by just dreaming while sleeping in the night! These can be true that we could always see them ahead. But then, seeing that future does not really mean it is really happening. And that future can be always changed when you try to change your things that you are doing in your present time! And also, your future is always dependent on your present! How about the past? For the past, you cannot change it forever since it was already recorded. Basically, what was already written in the past shall never be erased or be undone by any means. And for me, I don’t usually believe in some fortune-telling techniques, especially the famous Chinese and Astrology Zodiac Signs fortune-telling that tells about your future, depending on your corresponding sign, and as well as your compatibility with the other Zodiac Signs.

And to finish the review (I totally forgot about about this!), you can have your wishes and desires be granted by any means. But then, there would be always consequences when you finally got your wishes be granted or come true. Do you like some example? It is just like buying or spending your cash on something that you couldn’t even touch it with your bare hands. And then, you could even realize that you should have spent it on buying a new hand-held video game console, instead of buying a character figure that has no purpose on your everyday life. Just remember, always know your reason why do you want your wishes to be granted. In other words, why do you want to achieve it? Why do you want to be stronger? Some questions like that might appear once you are trying to make your wishes to come to reality.

LET’S STUDY DIGIMON!

In this corner, let’s study about Digimon!

Last time, we had talked about the Digital World. What could be the topic to be discussed today this time?

Digimon Levels or Stages of Evolution

Today’s topic is about Digimon Levels!

So how do Digimons evolve on a certain period of time? And to mention it over again, Digimons develop themselves through the human emotions and the surrounding environments and elements around them. In the sense that they are being surrounded by these elements, or what we call the “data”, they can able to adapt and live along with it. At the same time, they absorb these data.

Once they had absorbed (or in the sense of “downloading” and “analyzing”) enough data, they can able to complete their materialization, which it shall cause in their first step of the process of increasing their current Level. Level is a term for the Digimon’s current evolution stage. And evolution (popularly called on its English term as “Digivolution”) is the process of increasing the Digimon’s current Level.

There are at least six (6) popular Levels that every Digimon has. While at least four (4) of them are the common, popular Digimon Levels that are used, especially in the TV Anime counterparts (marked with an asterisk symbol next to these Levels), here are the list of Digimon Levels to be expected to encounter.

Digimon Levels (Digivolution Stages, English)Japanese Equivalent
Fresh幼年期ようねんき I
In-Training幼年期ようねんき II
Rookie *成長期せいちょうき
Champion *成熟期せいじゅくき
Ultimate *完全体かんぜんたい
Mega *究極体きゅうきょくたい

There are many ways on how to trigger a Digimon’s Digivolution, aside from the Digimon itself alone can evolve through the absorption or the collection of data. First hint here is that they evolve quickly by witnessing human emotions or events! And did you see how these bad Digimons do in the previous Episodes?

What could be some other things that could eventually trigger a Digimon’s Level increase? This is definitely to find out in the next Episode Review of this Anime series!

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

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.