It's time for our first stop in our Frontier journey with the intro human spirits arc! Kids get spirits, Digimon get saved, kids are mean to each other, trains get ridden, and more!

In this episode, Jeff looks into Frontier's troubling parallels to the white savior narrative, Asher examines the kids' communication failures, and we talk a lot about our impressions of the new cast. Plus the introduction of our new game show segment: Coastal Clash!

Today's the last day to get our season 3 Calumon and Impmon shirts! Check them out on Teespring: [Calumon] [Impmon]

Fortnightly Question

「If you could spirit evolve into a Digimon, who would you want to digivolve into?」

How would you rate these episodes?

Ep. 1: All Aboard
Ep. 2: Lobomon: Warrior of Light
Ep. 3: Kumamon Baby, Light My Fire
Ep. 4: Kazemon Kicks It
Ep. 5: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Beetlemon
Ep. 6: A Molehill Out of a Mountain
Ep. 7: Island of Misfit Boys
Ep. 8: Odd One Out
Ep. 9: Welcome to My Nightmare

How would you rate this arc?

Chapters

  • 0:00:00: Intro
  • 0:04:53: General Impressions
  • 0:26:24: Coastal Clash
  • 0:36:10: DigiDestined & DigiDestiny
  • 1:00:50: Can You Talk the Talk?
  • 1:16:39: Human Savior Narrative
  • 1:30:30: iTunes Review
  • 1:32:42: Unanswered Questions
  • 1:40:07: Ridiculous Dialogue Draft
  • 1:46:15: Terminal Judgment
  • 1:56:46: Recommendation Articulation
  • 1:59:29: 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.

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Music used in this episode:

  • Intro and outro: “A World For Us All” by Dave Feldstein and Chris Horvath
  • Transitions: “With the Will” by Wada Kouji, available on iTunes JPN and Amazon JPN.
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