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There's a crisis in the Digital World! Only Taichi and the others can stop this!
The year is 2020, and the internet is an integral part of everyday life. Unbeknownst to everyone, however, exists another world within the internet: the Digital World, where creatures known as Digital Monsters, or Digimon, roam about. However, evil Digimon start attacking the Digital World, causing large-scale network failures throughout the real world, which the clueless authorities can only chalk up to cyber-terrorism.

Taichi Yagami, a fifth-grader preparing for a weekend summer camp, was rushing to Shibuya in order to help his mother and his sister Hikari after their train went out of control. However, Taichi, alongside six other children, gets transported into the Digital World, where they meet their Digimon partners in an effort to Save Both Worlds from unknown threats.

Thus, a new Adventure, both familiar and different, begins...

Digimon Adventure: is a Continuity Reboot of Digimon Adventure, the 8th Digimon TV series, the first since Digimon Universe: Applimonsters in 2016, and the Milestone Celebration in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Digimon franchise. The anime premiered on April 5, 2020, on Fuji TV in Japan and subbed on Crunchyroll worldwide.

Previews: Trailer 1, Trailer 2

You can watch it subbed here: [1].


Being a Continuity Reboot of the original series, spoilers will be included! You have been warned!

This anime contains the following tropes:

  • Arc Villain:
    • Algomon and its evolutions are the Starter Villain for the first three episodes, and are no doubt just the first of many.
  • Badass Adorable: Naturally, this version of the Chosen Children are this.
  • Calling Your Attacks: As often is the case in the franchise's anime, played straight with Agumon, Greymon, and Garurumon in the first two episodes, but averted with Omegamon, whose evolution isn't called either. It is also prevalent early on that the Digimon tend to use basic physical attacks at first, only using their signature moves like finishers and calling them as necessary.
  • Casting Gag: Yuuko Sanpei plays Tai in this adaptation of the franchise. She had previously played Melodytchi in the anime adaptation of Tamagotchi, which Digimon was envisioned as the Spear Counterpart of.
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  • Continuity Reboot: The series is set in 2020 and follows Taichi and the other seven children from the original Adventure. The children are the same ages as they were at the start of Digimon Adventure and are meeting their Digimon for the first time, making this a full-on reboot, rather than a sequel series.
  • Debut Queue: The series introduces the main Chosen Children individually by episode. Even Koshiro, who was introduced in the very first episode, doesn't actually meet his partner Tentomon until later.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Aside from Taichi, Koshiro, Hikari and Yamato, the other Chosen Children have brief cameos in the first episode, although their full faces are hidden by one means or another.
    • As expected of a Spoiler Opening, the credits already show Greymon's later forms, right up to Omegamon, near the end.
    • The crests for Courage, Friendship and Knowledge already appear on their respective owner's Digivice, but the crests of Hope and Light also show up just before Omegamon appears.
  • Extremely Short Time Span: The events of the first two episodes and a half happen in the scope of only roughly one hour, something Taichi and Koshiro comment on during episode 3.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The opening for the series shows several other Digimon fighting the Chosen Children and their partners for brief moments, including Golemon, Kuwagamon, Snimon, Stegomon, and Allomon. The latter two are of particular note since they're Armor Level Digimon, something that wouldn't appear until Digimon Adventure 02.
  • Funny Background Event: In episode 3, Jou is about to help some younger campers cut food. Right as the viewers are introduced to Sora, Jou has a scream of pain offscreen from cutting his finger on the knife.
  • Hope Spot: In episode 2, Taichi and Yamato’s last ditch effort to defeat Algomon’s Perfect form seems to work. Then Koshiro notices the countdown to nuclear missile firing is still going. And then Algomon gets back up, enraged, and evolves into its nigh-unstoppable Ultimate form...
  • Missed the Call: Averted when the climax for episode 2 reveals Hikari got her call the same time as Takeru, as opposed to the original where she was too sick to attend camp. Time will tell how long it is before she finds Tailmon however.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The logo for the series shows the top of Omegamon's head in the center of the Digivice.
    • The opening sequence shows Taichi falling through a digital void and letters in a very similar way as in the original show's opening, and the sequence is even set up to mimic the aspect ratio of the original series.
    • The opening shows Togemon battling Golemon. In Digimon Adventure 02, Palmon encountered a Golemon, and she was quickly beaten by said Digimon.
    • Eagle-eyed viewers may notice that at the very end of the opening, both Taichi and Omegamon are drawn with the same distinctive red outline famously utilized in the animation for Our War Game.
    • The Digital World is explained with a Digitama hatching to Botamon and eventually to Agumon using the original virtual pet sprites.
    • In episode 1, the Baby II or In-training form of Algomon note  skips a level into the Adult or Champion form, similar to how Keramon skipped to Infermon in the original continuity’s Our War Game.
    • Speaking of War Game, that's the title for episode 2. The plot of the episode and the one after is even a truncated version of the movie, right down to Omegamon appearing at the end.
    • The scene where Agumon evolves into Greymon is very reminiscent of the evolution sequences from Digimon Tamers.
    • Just after evolving there is a close-up of Greymon's eye looking down at Taichi very reminiscent of a shot from the first prequel film.
    • Takeru and Hikari getting the call at the same time that Omegamon appears is likely a nod to the Vamdemon arc's prophecy, where the arrows of Hope and Light enabled Agumon and Gabumon's Warp Evolutions.
  • Not His Sled: The characters, or Taichi and Yamato at least, are introduced to their partner Digimon way before summer camp begins. The camp in question passes by rather quickly, which is followed by a Time Skip which shows the children going back home. Taichi only gets whisked to the Digital World a few days after the camp.
  • Setting Update: This continuity takes place in 2020, unlike the original series which took place in 1999. Because of this, most of the technology is more modern, Koshiro's laptop being one that can fold into a tablet form, and smartphones are commonplace. It also reflects how the internet and the ways people interact with it have changed significantly since the original series aired.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Quite possibly the most extreme example of this in the franchise. Taichi and Yamato end up having their Digimon merge into Omegamon in the second episode, before some of the other kids even have their Digimon yet.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The many levels of Algomon, some introduced for the anime, serve as this to Kuramon and its own evolutions with a round mono-eyed Baby form, a lot of long limbed attacks for higher evolutions, and its assault on the internet. Given Algomon could evolve from Chrysalimon (the Adult stage of Kuramon) in earlier works such as Digimon World Dawn & Dusk, it's definitely intentional.
  • A Taste of Power: Greymon and Garurumon evolving into Omegamon at the end of episode 2, way too early for a fused Ultimate Levelnote  Digimon to show up, let alone one that belongs to the main cast.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: An interesting subversion occurs in the very first episode, as it's one of the very few times we see evolution executed in real-time. First Agumon grows into a giant glowing version of himself, intercepts Algomon's claw, then head-butts it away. Algomon recovers and attempts a counter-attack, but is intercepted and blocked once again. Finally, a fully formed Greymon smacks the virus away with a simple swing of the tail.


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