Friday, 14 October 2016
ANIME REVIEW: DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS SEASON 1
Digimon Digital Monsters Season 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 1095 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 3/10/2016
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
First there was Pokémon, then Digimon reared its head. This is the English anime version of the Japanese one written by RD Chamberlain and John Ludin where there are another set of characters who have their own Digimon characters to work with - it's fun and frolics in a similar Pokémon style universe many have come to know and love...but what's it about?
Taichi thinks he's on another planet, not Earth, even this Earth has undergone a terrible process where the planet has almost dried-up. At least it felt like Tai was somewhere else, but the fact is, he's camping with his friends when it starts to snow small remote digital devices also come from the sky and Sora's friends end up in a vortex travelling into another world where each of them encounters a strange creature who is personal to them.
They are in the Digiworld where everyone's in a jungle setting designed to confuse them into thinking they belong there. At first they think they don't, though the Digimon tell them that as they have activated them and have them as their own personal Digimon, they are known as the seven DigiDestined. They are prophesised to save their world from the evil Digimon, Devimon, and a mysterious flying creature with sharp teeth and a menacing attitude who they encounter the first time around.
Digimon has had the problem of being closely associated with Pokémon, mainly it being supposedly taken from Pokémon, an already successful franchise that spawned a series, movie and countless merchandise that has recently seen a resurgence. Despite all this, Digimon is well known and noticed popularity in other countries outside of Japan; Europe has found its own interest in it as well as its own fan base with children enjoying the anime and chatacters who they have become fascinated with so far. What makes this a success is that there are so many, and like Pokémon, each child has become fond of a particular one, whether for its strength, sense of humour or cuteness.
Bonus Material: Original Japanese Opening.
Summary: How would you like to be DigiDestined? Wouldn't we all want to be in a world like this? If you liked Pokemon, this is perfect!