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Labyrinth Forest and the Green and Red Fogs

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


“You better quit being soft, kid!”

One day, Hiro decided to go solo camping with Gammamon — just a peaceful relaxation free from social media world! In the nearby forest where they are camping, a lot of people who were campers are missing. This was caused by the two Digimons who were capturing and trapping them — one uses a red fog to capture and absorb them, and the other uses green fog to hide them away for safety.

Are these two Digimons kidnapping these mindless people, in which it has something to do with deforestation? Who knows that these two are opposing themselves!

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Heading on, let us read the Episode Review! Let’s start, shall we?

The theme of the Episode this time is about preserving natural resources, as well as to prevent further deforestation of trees! Quite obvious that in this Episode, we should never do wicked things to nature. Or otherwise, curse and omen shall be engulfing us! It is just like some horror movies wherein you get lost in the woods, and then dusk time has come. And then, you shall be surrounded with fogs and mists, and this is where some spine-chilling horror shall ensue! Scary, isn’t it?

For the characters this time, it really shows that no matter how evil a Digimon is, the protagonists shall do everything in order to stop that evil Digimon. Yes, they could even defeat them, but NEVER completely killing them in process. Evil Digimons die completely when they have incurred many heavy and strong attacks, and yet they are still standing in their last breath. In short, they have something like “1 HP” remaining, and then, they die when they have completely give up their life. Yeah, something like a poison attack that could eventually kill them, instead of hitting them with a single blow or swipe whenever they are dying!

For the featured Digimon of the Week, instead of the usual one, we have Cherrymon (Jyureimon) and Morishellmon. I do still remember those two Digimons, since that time from my past younger years, I had been playing Digimon World 2, a PlayStation One game, and I play and fight against them as either Boss or Normal Enemy Digimons. Cherrymon is really an antagonistic guardian of the forest that has gone really so far. More than just it protects the forest, its own desires to just do more than protecting the forest has made him completely mad. Morishellmon, on the other hand, is just opposite from Cherrymon. It protects the forest, but it never gives up itself to its desires and greed to become a stronger forest guardian, unlike from Cherrymon.

And also, in this Episode, it really shows that you could eventually take yourself a “break” from everything, which included browsing the SNS world, as well as Internet! Actually, there are some people who could eventually survive without Internet (Assuming that there are individuals who were living in rural or remote areas), but there are some who could really never survive after all. It is because some younger people are already born in this “Digital Age” era, wherein Internet and vast virtual space is their new place of enjoyment, as well as the new ways to communicate with other people who live in very far areas or regions. We could eventually shut down ourselves from the digital space for a break, by going in some remote places, because we want to free ourselves from various problems, dramas, and some other toxicities around within communities or groups in the SNS world. But then, we could actually have a hard time communicating with other people far away, since going there could never allow us to get some mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi to send messages, if in case that there are dangers that occur suddenly along the way without warning.

And to finish this Episode Review, do not ever get lost in the woods, especially during dusk or night time! Basically, there are some old folklore or legends that tell about some things when walking alone in the forest, especially at night! Definitely, just do your own trips or staycations responsibly, especially if you are alone.

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Last time, we talked about every Digimons’ Stages of Evolution, or what we call Levels! Today, in this Episode Review, let’s talk about:

What triggers a Digimon’s Evolution?

To answer that question above in the header, let’s discuss it!

Digimon’s Evolution can trigger at anytime when it has fully developed or materialized itself. When it was materialized, in terms of appearance and skills, it is just needing an another catalyst in which it is essential to Evolution or Level increase! And to add, the only thing that can trigger a Digimon’s Evolution is by witnessing emotions or moments! These emotions or moments are either coming from another Digimon or Human who is experiencing trauma or by witnessing the death of a certain human or a Digimon! Also, witnessing someone who is either crying or filling himself or herself with hatred or vengeance can be more likely to trigger a Digimon’s Evolution. But then, there are various reasons on how a Digimon’s Evolution would eventually trigger, aside from the ones mentioned in the previous sentences.

And then, there is what we call “temporary evolution”, wherein a Digimon’s Level is temporarily increased by using an item, called the Digivice. That Digivice is an item created and developed by humans, in which it was actually designed for Digimon users, or what we call as “Digimon Tamers” (not actually the title of an Anime Series of the same title). Digivice items contain information and data stored (most probably Human’s data, emotions, and bonds with his or her current Digimon partner) in order to manipulate a Digimon’s data, in which it could also trigger its evolution or Level increase.

Though Digivice items are generally used for Digimons in order to trigger their evolution or Level increase, they don’t really serve their purpose in making that Digimon’s Level a permanent one. In fact, Digivices are used to “temporarily” increase that Digimon’s Level or Evolution Stage. Basically, they are increased in Level, but considering that it is just a temporary Level increase, they do have a “Time Limit”. Whether they had suffered enough damage resulted from powerful attacks by the enemies, or if their Digivolution Time Limit has run out (upon either defeating an enemy Digimon, or by failing to defeat it by using their special attack or moves), they instantly revert back to their previous original Level (notably in their common Rookie Level).

Also, last time, we had talked about the common six (6) stages of Digimon’s Evolution or Levels. But then, there are variants of Digimon’s Evolution, aside from evolving from its original form up to its usual form or Level. If there is what we call “normal” Digivolution, then what is this another variant, called the “Dark Digivolution”?

In the next “Let’s Study Digimon” segment, we shall talk about the “Variants of Digivolution”! See you next time!

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Digimon Ghost Game is a TV Anime series which is a part of the franchise, called as the Digimon Series or Digital Monsters. It was created and developed by Akiyoshi Hongo and Toei Animation. This Anime series has begun airing every Sundays of the week, at 9:00 am JST, on Fuji TV, since October 3, 2021, with its first Episode. It is also streaming overseas, also on the same day — about an hour after it was aired in Japan TV.

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.

© 本郷あきよし・フジテレビ・東映アニメーション

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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.