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Coincidentally, I just bought a box of Double Diamond yesterday and pulled the alt art Ciel.
Still, interesting she's apart of the Hyakki Yagyō... and a tad ironic. Ya know, since she's a nun and it's a parade of demons?
Just watched it.
Damn. Sistermon was totally nuts.
She basically forced the other digimon into a death race to fuel her own insane lust to be the fastest and strongest.
Next week, Clockmon becomes Chekhov's Gun-mon, because he's back for revenge!
It was a fun episode, and that certainly wasn't a personality I expected to see from that species.
to be more precise, she's an insane nun making a contract with a grim reaper to participate in a parade of demons
Anyway, I didn't expect a Digimon as obscure as MetalPhantomon to make an appearance again just after the previous season shows it again after a long absence in anime.
And yeah, that's an unexpected personality for Ciel, but well, the Sirenmon two episodes ago also have some unexpected things going on. A lot of Digimon in this series seems to be intentionally made creepier and more crazy than in any other series.
Also, nice, we got two Analyzer scenes this episode
And finally, the kids really need to start putting a lot more thoughts on keeping Jellymon near them because this is now the second time an event that nearly killed all of them is partly her fault. First time if she didn't touch the talisman nothing bad would've happened, and now had she told others about Ciel much sooner and didn't gave Ciel a kart, the last race probably could have been avoided.
Edited by ShiningStardust on Nov 28th 2021 at 9:17:46 PM
Okay, lets see who exactly we have amidst the Hyakki Yagyō... who are admittedly more like the Niju Yagyō since there's only 20~ of them including the partner Digimon:
Edited by RebelFalcon on Nov 28th 2021 at 6:56:13 AM
I think it's more like a rice cooker than a pressure cooker.
Also I just remembered, nice to see Hiro's lockpicking skill being shown again, this time in front of Ruli and Kiyoshiro.
And for a girl, Ruli sure is a big fan and an expert at go-karting. This is definitely not her first time.
Also kinda lol'd when Jellymon threw that helmet to Kiyoshiro and tells him to hop in, all while she's the one who drives
Edited by ShiningStardust on Nov 28th 2021 at 11:00:33 PM
I honestly didn't know there was a difference between Rice and Pressure cookers.
Normal pressure cooker actually doesn't look like that, you probably only ever saw the electric ones that also works as a rice cooker?
Edited by ShiningStardust on Nov 29th 2021 at 12:00:16 AM
More than likely.
Well this episode was really fun, the increasing escalation with every revelation in this race made for some entertaining stakes.
Trying to pit Sistermon Ciel against Metalphantomon was a neat gambit, I kinda wish it worked instead of convenient Black Gatomon with cooker gate to resolve things.
Ruli continues to show a lot of different skills, some neat character building and it's nice that they skype each other.
tbh between Hiro's doormat nature leading him to go "well okay sure I'll lockpick my way into locked off spaces and steal a go-kart this is a perfectly normal response to trying to resolve someone else stealing a go-kart", Ruli being the impetus for doing that and other stuff like with screwing around in the karaoke place, Kiyoshiro's "yes I will hack literally anything connected to the internet in my vicinity to put in some unauthorized software because SAFETY", and the former two's "well Jellymon's your problem" shrug to her being Kiyoshiro's partner, I'm not really surprised that Jellymon has the free range to do whatever because This Is Fine™, they'll just fix it by being equally irresponsible at times.
Edited by Nouct on Nov 28th 2021 at 9:31:30 AM
Also, are we gonna talk about the fact that someone fucking died from Digimon this episode? Cause I doubt that truck driver managed to survive his truck crashing and then exploding. Yeah, prior episodes had people close to death because of Digimon, but they still ended up surviving. Both the couple and the truck driver from the beginning though we have no indication they survived. So, yeah, three people are more than likely dead now thanks to Digimon, or more specifically, this psychotic Sistermon Ciel's death race.
Meanwhile, in Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth my Sistermon Ciel loves snow and wants to be friends with the humans.
Man, it's weird to see a full on human Digimon without at least a mask.
Am I reading too much into the fact that, of all the characters they could have used for this, they chose the one who invokes a western religion?
I mean, the anime hasn't cared that much for descriptions of what the monsters are like for the card game, but this is a pretty big shift from how Sistermon is supposed to be, so I can't help but find it odd.
I mean, she also has a katana and uses attacks named in Japanese
Good point. I guess more that trope then.
Along with a little bit of Nun Too Holy going on as well.
[Isn't that why Sistermon Noir was censored into Ciel to begin with?
Noir was censored because she looked too much like an actual Catholic Nun. Apparently, the creation of "Sistermon Ciel" was originally just giving Noir a Palette Swap, chaning her outfit from black to white. The actual Sistermon Ciel was then conceptualized later on as an actual Digimon. Yeah, apparently the entire reason Noir was censored was because she looked too much like a generic nun, enough that just recoloring her was enough.
I can only assume it was a Moral Guardians issue, since there are plenty of anime and games that have Nun Too Holy characters without needing to change their habit colors, one prime example being The Church of Violence from Black Lagoon, since they all look like actual nuns or priests... and are just as batshit crazy as everyone else in Roanapur.
Edited by RebelFalcon on Nov 28th 2021 at 8:31:26 AM
I think I prefer their other name; "Ripoff Church." "Church of Violence" makes it sound like they worship Khorne. XP
Noir has been used after Ciel became a thing tho. Noir always goes with Blanc, while Ciel is more of a solo agent.
Never heard of Noir being censored or anything.
The game Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is where Noir first appeared in a game that would be imported to the West. Instead, Noir was censored and became Sistermon Ciel, made noticeable since she was just a◊ Palette Swap of Noir with a minor habit ear alteration rather than her own Digimon at the time. (Notice the model is using twin pistols like Noir unlike the katana Ciel is known to use)
The card game likewise did something similar, as when Sistermon Noir was set to come out in Booster Set 6: Double Diamond, the English release instead got Sistermon Ciel. Booster Set 7: Next Adventure likewise got Sistermon Noir (Awakened), while Bandai's English division has already confirmed that when Booster Set 7 is released in the west, it will instead be Sistermon Ciel (Awakened). They also took the time to edit Noir out of the art for BaoHuckmon. Here's the JP art◊ and EN art◊ for point of reference. And since Ciel was already present in the art, they couldn't just change Noir to Ciel, so they just flat out removed her.
Edited by RebelFalcon on Nov 28th 2021 at 9:08:43 AM
Ah, so Digimon localizations sucking ass, as per the rule.
Catholic nuns in white or blue habits are a thing anyway. So, bullcrap it is.
Oh well, at least it isn't Citramon.
That was extra dumb because several games had already used BomberNanimon. And if it was really that big a deal, why not just edit it to regular Nanimon?!
The bigger question is why they haven't made Citramon canon yet in light of this.
"To avoid references to bombs blowing up amusement parks, Disney ordered Jeff Nimoy to either revise the character or cut the episode entirely, and as the episode was important to Thomas's character development, he decided to revise the character into a fruit monster."
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