Play With the Joker
This blog post may contain minimal spoilers. Please read this only if you had seen this Episode.
Inori-D Station strives to give spoiler-free Episode Reviews and Impressions in this post.
A mysterious circus tent is appearing randomly at night, thus inviting any suspecting victims to that place. Mostly children, they are turned into play cards when they fail to balance in the thin circus ropes.
Piedmon is the cause why these kids disappear during the night, when they had received invitation to go to that mysterious circus (Some subordinate Digimons are even kidnapping them). And one day, Ruli got an invitation card, wherein she needs to scan the code in order to confirm her attendance. However, Ruli isn’t the invited guest by Piedmon, so Angoramon was captured instead of her.
When the nighttime came, this is where Hiro and the others went to the place where that mysterious circus is appearing, and they sneaked inside in order to find out Piedmon’s true motive!
Let’s have a review and impression! A game where precious lives are on the line, as quoted by Piedmon!
Piedmon is really mysterious and antagonistic, and his motive is really unknown — the reason why is he one of the hated antagonists in any Digimon Series ever! But then, his data profile has been changed in this series, and is fighting fair and square. Ruli is really hard-nosed here, but she can be sometimes hesitant when pressure is already around her, and her friends are beginning to yell at her, saying that she must not back down, or in the sense that she must never hesitate to act. And hey, some returning Digimons here from the other Digimon Series have also appeared, like Opposumon from Digimon Xros Wars. And this is the Episode where Kiyoshiro and Jellymon were out from the action (Last Episode, Kiyoshiro didn’t also participate that time).
For the story, it seems that the Episode is showing some theme which represent chance and luck. Definitely, dealing with “luck” things are the toughest situations of them all, because you have to rely with the rate or chance (i.e. 50-50 chance) that you would eventually “fail”, or even “success”. Basically, Gacha Games require your luck, and that is you can be “lucky” or “not”. And in this Episode, as mentioned, Piedmon is playing fair and square, when it comes to card games that require luck and strategy. Oh, and that infamous “Fair play, fair duel” quote from an another Anime series. And also, it shows that no matter what the situation is, we should never hesitate to do it. I will just reference some quote here, which says that “You must do all things without hesitation or doubt”. And that is, I think for me, the one of the keys of wisdom, where you must use your strategy wisely in a timely manner.
That’s right! I have known that card games can be a sport, which allow players to test their luck and strategy by just using their mind to think before they could act. I know it’s tough to think before acting, but it is really best in order to keep yourself organized, and to plan things out. And also, we must never hesitate to act on things that we do, especially when you are in a pinch or any tight situations. It is because the moment you hesitate, surely, despair and failures can swallow you up. And those are the things that I have learned from this Episode!
And then, I do really like that card game that Piedmon and Ruli have played. And that is interesting. What was the name of that trump card game? Indeed, I have learned a new type of that card game from that Episode!