It's Royal Knights time.

Amidst the bland, knightly repetition, it's also time for a moon walk, a poorly conceived lesson about bullies, a beanstalk, some babies, and lots of retracing steps.

In this episode we dig into the structure of this arc (compared to the Destiny Stones arc), highlight Frontier's connections to the American Frontier, look at this arc as the franchise's first step into Royal Knights obsession, and tear into the handling of the Unchosen Children.

Fortnightly Question

「Who is your favorite Trailmon?」

How would you rate these episodes?

Ep. 38: It Can't Be! Lucemon Reappears
Ep. 39: The Man In The Moon Is You
Ep. 40: The Bully Pulpit
Ep. 41: Jerks And The Beanstalk
Ep. 42: Glean Eggs And Scram
Ep. 43: Bad To The Bones
Ep. 44: Now You See It, Now You Don't
Ep. 45: All Aboard The Tag Team Express
Ep. 46: To Make The World Go Away

How would you rate this arc?

Chapters

  • 0:00:00: Intro
  • 0:04:59: General Discussion
  • 0:18:59: Arc Structure
  • 0:38:40: Closing of the Frontier
  • 0:56:32: Coastal Clash
  • 1:10:19: The Royal Knights
  • 1:29:51: Unchosen Children
  • 1:46:38: Unified Spirit Forms
  • 1:51:16: Transgarbled iTunes Review
  • 1:54:21: Shipping Corner
  • 1:58:32: Unanswered Questions
  • 2:04:12: Ridiculous Dialogue Draft
  • 2:07:09: Terminal Judgment
  • 2:11:57: Recommendation Articulation
  • 2:16:11: Outro

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Recommendation Articulation

Special Thanks

Our Agunimon artwork is by MaJo, who you can find on Deviantart and Instagram.

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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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