Digimon Adventure: 2020 Episode 2 Review – War Game

Digimon Adventure: 2020 Reboot returns with an episode that is likely to be more divisive than last week’s pilot: fans craving a shakeup of the Digimon Adventure formula will love the episode’s willingness to break the mold, while those who were concerned about the first episode’s breakneck pacing will be dizzied by how much happens here. Warning: full spoilers ahead!  Continue reading “Digimon Adventure: 2020 Episode 2 Review – War Game”

What Anime Does BTS Watch?

The members of BTS aren’t just lovers of music: time and time again they’ve brought up in interviews the other pop culture genres that they spend their time with, such as anime and video games. But what specific anime series are the members of BTS obsessed with? These are the the favorite anime shows of BTS! Header Image by @hanavbara Continue reading “What Anime Does BTS Watch?”

How To Watch Digimon Adventure: 2020 Reboot Online (Stream Links)

With the 2020 reboot of Digimon Adventure  arriving on Japanese television April 5th, chosen children all around the world outside of Japan are dying to know one thing: how can we watch?

UPDATE: we are happy to confirm Digimon Adventure: will join Crunchyroll’s Spring 2020 anime lineup! Crunchyroll has announced that new episode will be available on their services starting shortly after 10:30 PM EST on Saturdays.

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And Read our Episode 1 Review Here!

Is Digimon Adventure: 2020 Reboot Coming To Netflix?

Across certain Digimon fan communities on Instagram and Facebook, images are circulating that insist the Adventure reboot is coming to Netflix. However, there is no official source confirming this, and at the time we have to assume these images are fakes.

According to WillTheWill, Netflix Japan will in fact be getting episodes of Digimon Adventure: one week after each episode airs on Japanese television. Therefore, with a VPN set up, you could feasibly watch the show via Japanese Netflix, but there’s no reason to believe it will include English subtitles, or any non-Japanese language support for that matter.

Is Digimon Adventure: 2020 Coming To Crunchyroll?

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UPDATE: less than 24 hours after publishing this article, Crunchyroll has confirmed it will be bringing Digimon Adventure: to the west.

That’s right, we now know that Digimon Adventure: will join Crunchyroll’s Spring 2020 anime lineupLaunch Time: Saturdays at 7:30pm PT starting April 4 2020. That’s approximately 10:30 PM EST. 

Territories: North America, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, MENA, CIS, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

Seeing as Digimon Adventure Tri was a Crunchyroll exclusive in the Western world back in 2015, it would not be unreasonable to have theorized that the new reboot might be coming to Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll’s editorial website has actually written several news articles about the Digimon Adventure reboot, clearly building hype around the show.

Digimon Adventure: 2020 Reboot English Dub? Sub?

An English dub is always possible, seeing as Digimon Adventure Tri received an English dub that involved many of the original cast members reprising their roles. That said, there has been zero news on such a thing — not even Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna has an English Dub officially planned.

As of now, it seems we’ll need to wait a bit longer than the fans in Japan to experience the series in any language besides Japanese. How much will the show differ from the original? Will T.K. and Kari grow up to be a canon couple in this iteration? Who will come out on top of the Tai Matt and Sora love triangle? We’ll find out on the next exciting episode of Digimon Adventure: !

As we mentioned up top, we will update this page to include any and all news, links, and methods for Digimon fans outside of Japan to watch the new series. 

How A Five Second Scene Saved Season 4: Mirio in My Hero Academia

Many fans felt the fourth season of My Hero Academia wasn’t quite as consistently strong as past seasons, with some fans even outright feeling it was the show’s first bad season. While calling the season objectively bad may be a stretch, it’s not hard to see understand those who feel it was a bit of a mixed bag. We here on this site were a bit underwhelmed by the season — that is, until a tiny scene in Episode 86 blew us away.

That tiny second scene is of course the emotional double whammy of Eri’s huge smile, coupled with something even more powerful: Mirio’s tearful message to Nighteye. 

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Don’t get us wrong. Seeing Eri finally break free of the physical and emotional torture Chisaki had put her through and finally being able to smile was hugely rewarding. Deku and Mirio have been trying their hardest for months to teach this powerful child how to smile once again. This by itself would have nicely wrapped up the season and given fans ample closure. But we got more than that. We got Mirio.

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With the show focusing on so many characters at once, from Deku to Eri, but also the likes of Jiro and even Gentle Criminal, it’s easy to forget just how much Mirio Togata has gone through recently. Formerly the U.A. student with more potential than any other – who took his Quirk from confusing to nearly unstoppable in a fight – Mirio was stripped of his power, seemingly forever. As if that wasn’t a devastating enough blow, his mentor, Nighteye died of injuries suffered during the same battle Mirio lost his powers in.

At this point in the anime neither the viewers nor Mirio know if he’ll ever get his powers back. Nevertheless, he has pushed onward, smiling for Eri, Deku, Nighteye, and himself. Mirio is determined to be good and do right regardless of being super or not.

Nearly 20 episodes ago he vowed to save a little girl and now, after losing his quirk and his mentor, he sees that girl safe and smiling in his arms. He uncontrollably starts to sob. “She smiled…she smiled!” he tearfully thinks. He then asks Midoriya, and more importantly, Nighteye, his mentor who’s left this world, if he can see this from wherever he is. Mirio holds no resentment about what happened to him or Nighteye. He knew he wanted Eri safe, he knew Nighteye wanted Eri safe, and it’s now happened. They did it, together.

Mirio, Deku, Nighteye, and the others saved Eri. Now, Eri’s smile saved Mirio. He’s free.

And while we’re focusing on these perfect five seconds, it’d be irresponsible not to mention that Jiro takes us on a third emotional trip this episode with her expressive vocal performance and mid-song flashback. Huge props to Studio Bones and Horikoshi for their ability to depict emotion.

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Make no mistake. It was a loooong season. Even with all the combat, 10+ episodes spent raiding a single area is a lot of time. That’s not even looking at the hit or miss prologue to the raid, or the pleasant but snail-paced slice-of-life Sports Festival followup. But the positivity in the face of uncertainty that Mirio maintained through it all, coupled with him finally allowing himself to let his emotions out, made this season all worth it.


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Words by Corey van den Hoogenband @CoreyOnline

Dragon Ball Super Chapter 58 Review Discussion

Spoilers ahead for Dragon Ball Super Chapter 58!

Dragon Ball Super Manga Chapter 58 is here and things are finally popping off in the Earth portion of the battle against Moro and his forces.

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We learned late last night that Ultra Instinct would make an appearance this Chapter, and we now know it’s the final panel of the chapter. What a cliffhanger! Will the technique of the gods be enough to topple Moro? Will Vegeta need to intervene after all, and will he make it back to Earth in time?

Check back tonight for a full spoiler review and breakdown of the latest chapter. Until then, check out Geekdom101’s own discussion video:

Amazing Digimon Movie Fan Art Sees DigiDestined Girl Gang

My favorite part of the North American Digimon Movie was the middle section where the Adventure 01 kids reunited with their Digimon to stop Diaboromon’s internet takeover. But while it was always cool seeing Tai, Matt, T.K. and Izzy in action, a full half of the DigiDestined team sat this movie out! One Reddit user wanted to fix that.

Over on /r/digimon, reddit user sindorman shared an incredible piece of fan art that sees the female chosen children logging onto the internet to join in on the fight. The artist managed to perfectly capture Mamoru Hosoda’s take on the early internet, even giving the girls’ Digimons that glossy internet filter we saw on Agumon and the others 20 years ago.

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“As a kid i always wanted Mimi, Sora and Kari to come help fight Diaboromon,” sindorman told fellow Digimon fans on Reddit.  “But since that never happened, i figured i’d have to draw it myself.”

As a kid i always wanted Mimi, Sora and Kari to come help fight Diaboromon, but since that never happened, i figured i’d have to draw it myself 😌 from digimon

Just imagine: TK and Kari’s angel Digimon pairing up! Mimi telecommuting in from Hawaii! Tai and Sora hashing out their beef from the movie over…2000s FaceTime!

Of course, Digimon redditors loved the art, but couldn’t help but point out one person missing. Poor Joe! If we imagine Mimi, Kari, and Sora joining Tai, Matt, Izzy, and T.K. then that means Joe was the only one of the Adventure 01 DigiDestined not in attendance.  Poor Joe can never catch a break.

It’s a shame the “Our War Game” movie had to be so short, because we’d have loved to see all these DigiDestinedDynamics play out on screen in the battle against Diaboromon. If only Hosoda had a second chance to tell the story in Our War Game…oh wait.

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Goku vs. Moro Fight: Dragon Ball Super 58 Spoilers

A week ahead of the release of Dragon Ball Super 58, the official Dragon Ball website has shared early versions of Toyotaro’s manga panels, which tease Goku’s return to Earth and the long awaited rematch between Goku and Moro. Will we see Mastered Ultra Instinct make a reappearance this chapter?  Keep reading to know what to expect!

UPDATE: scroll to the bottom of this article for brand new leaks from Dragon Ball Chapter 58 revealing Ultra Instinct’s return!

Goku Returns To Earth

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It appears before Goku and Moro fight, Goku must first help close out some of the battles his fellow Z fighters have been tangled up in around the globe. First  we see Goku and Roshi taking care of the recently fused trio of warriors from Moro’s Galactic Prisoner gang. Whether Goku was needed for this fight or arrived just after Master Roshi singlehandedly defeated them is not known quite yet.

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Next we get an important look at the Galactic Patrol on cleanup duty. In the bottom right you’ll notice Galactic Patrolman transporting defeated escapees into their ships, while Goku, Krillin and Roshi look on from above. In the final panel (bottom left) Goku tells Krillin and Roshi “Understood,” before preparing for an instant transmission.

Goku Teams Up With Tien, Yamcha, and Chiaotzu

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This page leak is an exciting one: as we saw last month, Tien and Chiaotzu have met up with Yamcha, tugging on those Saiyan Saga nostalgia strings. They seemed to be on the losing end of a battle against one of Moro’s lackeys when Goku confidently teleports in.

With so many fights happening around the globe, we doubt Goku has much time to chat with the trio of O.G. Z Fighters. Our bet is his next stop is to meet up with Gohan, Piccolo, and the others.

Next Stop: Moro vs Goku or Goku vs SaganboDragon-Ball-Super-58-Goku-Vs-Moro-Fight

Last we saw Moro he was staring down a tired group of Z Fighters that includes Gohan, Piccolo, Android 17 and Android 18. A powered up Saganbo is dealing with the four of them while Moro calmly watches.

This Chapter we expect to see one of two things:

    1. Goku takes on Saganbo in a one-on-one fight
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    2. Goku’s presence give the four present Z Fighterz the morale boost needed to turn the tide on their fight with Saganbo, while Goku goes straight for Moro.

In either scenario, we predict what follows will be a tired Goku losing to Moro, leaving things all up to Vegeta. The Moro arc has focused on Vegeta making up for some of his past sins, like when he protected the new Namekians in an effort to make up for his past violence against their people.

If we had to guess, Moro vs Goku will be set up up at the very end of Chapter 58, with the actual fight coming next month inside an epic Chapter 59. Vegeta will probably make his appearance at the end of 59, and debut his new Yardrat technique during Chapter 60. Vegeta vs. Moro is the major event we’re counting down for, though whether or not Goku will be able to pull out his Ultra Instinct in this arc also has us super curious!

ULTRA INSTINCT RETURNS

Huge news: In Chapter 58 Goku reveals to Moro that he has the ability to trigger Ultra Instinct on command!

We also see that Goku demolishes Saganbo before the main event, and it looks like he didn’t even need Ultra Instinct for this opponent.

Let us know what you think will happen by commenting below or tweeting @FanButtonNews !