After half a season wandering around a park in Shinjuku, the kids finally enter the Digital World! What's this new Digital World like? Card games on motorcycles?? Why is Ryo the worst???

Asher digs into everyone's shared desired to level up, Jeff raves about the Digital World, Ashley channels Rika's rage at overconfident mansplainers, and we all agree that Ryo is our favorite character of all time ever.

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Ep. 25: Brave New Digital World
Ep. 26: Kazu and Kenta's Excellent Adventure
Ep. 27: Motorcycle Madness
Ep. 28: Blame it on Ryo
Ep. 29: Goliath

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Chapters

  • 0:00:00: Intro
  • 0:02:54: General Impressions
  • 0:11:10: Leveling Up Bonds
  • 0:26:14: FoxKids Ad Break 1
  • 0:27:39: Digital World
  • 0:45:38: FoxKids Ad Break 2
  • 0:47:10: Overconfidence
  • 1:03:25: FoxKids Ad Break 3
  • 1:04:53: Unanswered Questions
  • 1:11:46: Calumon Song Break
  • 1:13:27: Stray Bits
  • 1:26:36: Ridiculous Dialogue Draft
  • 1:31:58: Closing Segments
  • 1:35:08: Recommendation Articulation
  • 1:41:04: Outro

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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.