The kids are back in Tokyo, which means it's time for Rika's new shirt, Beelzemon's new wings, a goth lolita deus ex machina, and the inevitable, soul-crushing return of Ryo.

Jeff does a deep dive on the idea of home and how Digimon depicts returning home, Ashley dissects fault and fate, and we take a closer look at the D-Reaper and possible cosmic horror influences.


  • 0:00:00: Intro
  • 0:03:16: General Impressions
  • 0:13:54: Returning Home
  • 0:37:59: The Fault in Our Fates
  • 0:55:47: D-Reaper Horror
  • 1:11:07: FoxKids Ads
  • 1:13:33: Unanswered Questions
  • 1:22:30: Stray Bits
  • 1:40:13: RDD
  • 1:49:04: 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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Ep. 42: Reunion
Ep. 43: Beelzemon's Big Day
Ep. 44: The Messenger
Ep. 45: The D-Reaper's Disguise
Ep. 46: When is a Mon Justimon?

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