It’s the battle of a century, the showdown you’ve been waiting for, the clash you’ve been crying over, the skirmish not for the squeamish, the crisis of consequence, the conflict to commemorate, the epic classic of biker versus feudal monarchy!

We’re joined by Jacob Hope Chapman of Anime News Network to break down these cheery episodes. We discuss the impact of Leomon’s death (and how it differs in the original Japanese version), Beelzemon’s character arc, and how Megidramon compares to SkullGreymon.


  • 0:00:00: Intro
  • 0:03:17: General Impressions
  • 0:17:10: Scene Walkthrough
  • 1:12:38: FoxKids Ads
  • 1:17:18: Megidramon vs. Skullgreymon
  • 1:22:08: RDD
  • 1:25:37: Plugs
  • 1:33:50: Outro

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Special Thanks

Our Impmon artwork is by VeemonTamer on Twitter, where she tweets about Super Smash Bros, Digimon, and art. You can find her portfolio here to see all her other cool art (including lots more Digimon stuff).

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

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