Recap: Digimon Adventure 02 E 15 Shurimons Martial Arts Chronicle
Daisuke takes a bath with Chibimon, while his sister hears them laughing in the bathroom and wonders why he’s laughing to himself. Miyako watches a news report on Ken Ichijouji still being missing after two months before she’s interrupted by her father changing the channel to a Jidai Geki show and telling her to go to bed. Before she goes to sleep, Miyako sends an email to everyone saying that they should go to the Digital World the next day.In an Edo-style town in the Digital World, a Gekomon runs to his master, TonosamaGekomonnote , telling him that a Dark Tower has appeared. The agitated TonosamaGekomon checks it out and is startled to know that the Kaiser has come this far, while the Floramon and Mushmonnote see Evil Rings flying towards them...The next morning, the kids meet up in the computer room and discuss how the Kaiser hasn’t attacked them since they’d reclaimed Agumon, though his conquest of the Digital World had continued. Deciding to continue to free the areas from the Kaiser, they enter the Digital World. They find themselves in the Edo-style town, which Hawkmon recognizes as much like the TV show from the previous night.The kids sense someone watching them and sure enough are attacked by the Evil Ring-controlled Floramon and Mushmon. The kids’ Digimon fend them off, but they’re shortly after attacked by an Igamonnote , a ninja-like Digimon who is also controlled by an Evil Ring. Miyako gloats that Igamon is only the second best ninja in the Digital World and has Hawkmon armor evolve to Shurimon to take him on. Unfortunately, while Miyako muses on how cool Shurimon is, she’s found by the Floramon and Mushmon and is forced to run. She runs into the other kids, and they’re saved by a Gekomon, who helps them hide in an Absurdly Spacious Sewer.
- Daisuke: A manhole? Why is there a manhole in the Edo period?
- Filler: Like episode 12, no events happen in this episode that affect the rest of the season’s plot in any major way.
- Heel-Face Turn: TonosamaGekomon seems to have mellowed out from his appearance in Adventure, no longer throwing hissy fits at people or claiming the superiority of his singing. His rampage in this episode is due to the Kaiser’s Evil Spiral, and not of his own will.