Digimon Savers – episode 6

May 18, 2006 on 11:06 pm | In Digimon Savers | 2 Comments

“Masaru-Agumon Combination Destroyed!? Hurricane, Garurumon!”

The inevitable happens! Also, they’re really messing with established evolutionary trends here. Don’t reinvent the wheel, people!

After declaring that they’ll be friends forever, Agumon and Masaru get into a fight. “I wish I knew how to quit you!” says Agumon, storming into his Digivice. Of course, by the end of the episode, the pair realise that love is a force of nature and so they team up to take on the Digital World.

I realised while I was watching this episode that Digimon Savers has never featured a “fighting is bad” message. Masaru is free to beat up any school punk he damn well pleases. On top of that, he doesn’t even have to go to school! He gets to live a damned cushy life. Plus Yoshino is allowed to drive a car! She’s like 14!
Japanese kids today, give them access to a vast underground monster network, they think they can do whatever they please! Listen, kids: if you don’t have a monster partner, you have to behave.

The setup for the falling out was quite contrived, as these situations would have to have to be: fall out with your friend so that you can team up more powerful than ever before. The interesting aspect that this gave rise to was a conversation between the digimon, wherein they discussed their human relationships. Up until this point, the digimon had never interacted with each other. There’s no real sense of friendship between them, but they all have their own pieces to say and hopefully a camaraderie among digimon that has been somewhat lacking over the last however many years can be evolved.

Speaking of evolution, the writers are messing around with the process. Never before has Elecmon evolved into Garurumon! That’s Gabumon’s job! It should be noted that, despite being based on a shiba-inu, GaoGaomon is pretty much a clone of Garurumon; the two never really got the chance to fight, because Masaru was too busy going on his wild digimon riding adventures.
What’s next: Palmon evolving into Myotismon? Blasphemy!

As a team building exercise, this episode is somewhat made up but enjoyable enough. Damn if those bridge bunnies aren’t ugly, though.


  1. Yup, not even in the card game does Elecmon evolve into Garurumon. 0_o And Patamon…oh Patamon…

    Comment by Ayame — May 19, 2006 #

  2. Actually, Yoshino’s 18… but it’s scary how fast she can drive. Masaru is pretty lucky I must say, but no one goes to school in the last arc of the series when the whole world is being torn up.

    Comment by Takeri-chan — June 16, 2007 #

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