We’re back for some more Digital World adventures in the calm before the approaching storm. This week it’s time for reuniting and deuniting with Calumon, the obligatory Orochi myth, Shibumi info dumps, and a fun romp with Antylamon. And lots of milkshakes.

We have a listener topic about side tamers, Jeff rants about the show’s poorly communicated stakes, Ashley explores the relationship between belief and empathy, and we all take comfort in Ryo’s absence.


  • 0:00:00: Intro
  • 0:02:24: General Impressions
  • 0:13:54: Side Tamers
  • 0:30:06: Communicating Stakes
  • 0:38:19: Make Believe
  • 0:49:37: FoxKids Ads
  • 0:57:15: Unanswered Questions
  • 1:06:04: Stray Bits
  • 1:22:36: RDD
  • 1:31:11: Plugs
  • 1:39:08: 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.

How would you rate these episodes?

Ep. 30: The Imperfect Storm
Ep. 31: Kazu’s Upgrade
Ep. 32: Shibumi Speaks
Ep. 33: Rabbit Transit

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