We wrap up the first major arc of Tamers as Rika and Renamon go on a break and get back together, Henry lets Terriermon fight, and Yamaki unboxes his new toy for next arc. We discuss the nature of relationships between Digimon and their tamers, the show's presentation of maturity, and improvements to gender dynamics.

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Ep. 10: The Icemon Cometh
Ep. 11: Much Ado About Musyamon
Ep. 12: Divided They Stand
Ep. 13: Juggernaut

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Special Thanks

Our Calumon artwork is by the awesome Mary Cagle. If you want to check out more of her work—which, come on, you really should—she creates the webcomics Let’s Speak English, Kiwi Blitz, and Sleepless Domain. She’s also cubewatermelon on Tumblr and Twitter, where she posts lots of other cool drawings and fanart pieces.

The podcast is made possible with support from our awesome Patremon. If you want to support the show and get some cool rewards (like stickers, buttons, and early episodes), check out our Patreon campaign.

Our intro, outro, and transition music is the opening music of the Japanese version of Tamers, “The Biggest Dreamer” by Wada Kouji, which you can purchase and download from iTunes Japan or Amazon.co.jp.