We're here this time to watch Matt get tricked by a tree in episode 44 - Trash Day
Time moves differently in the Podcast World. What was mere days for us was years your world. Which is to say we did a really good job getting this episode out as quickly as we did, go us! (Sorry)
Now we're back with episode 43, Playing Games
Live from Jules' dining room, the entire Moncast crew gets together for an episode they were all kind of dreading that turned out to be pretty good, actually. Episode 41- "Seasick and Tired", JP title "The Hardened King of the Seas! MetalSeadramon!", DVD Title "Revenge of Metal Seadramon"
We are witness to absolutely nothing happening in episode 40 - "Enter the Dark Masters", JP title "The Four Divine Generals of the Devil's Mountain", DVD title "Dark Masters vs Children"
We jump straight into the action (not even an opening sequence!) in episode 39 - The Battle for Earth, JP title "Two Great Ultimate Evolutions! Destroy the Darkness!", DVD Title "Two Worlds Put Together"
Prophecies about the devil, ominous chanting, and a ship to last through the ages are what's in store for us as we watch episode 38 - "Prophecy", JP title "Revival! The Demon Lord VenomVamdemon", DVD title "Venom Myotismon, The Beast"
We're joined by War & Beast's Emily for episode 37, "Wizardmon's Gift", JP title "Perfects Attack Together! Sparkling Angewomon", DVD title "Gatemon's Supercharge"
We are still perplexed at the sudden rise in quality in episode 36 - "City Under Siege", JP title "Break through the Barrier! Zudomon Spark!", DVD title "Gomamon's Supercharge!"
Our boundless love for bad Borris Karloff impersonations finally shines through as we watch through episode 35, "Flower Power", JP title "The Fairy of Odaiba! Lilymon Blossoms", DVD title "Palmon to Lilymon"
The torment continues as we watch through episode 34, "The Eighth Child Revealed", JP title "The Bond of Destiny! Tailmon", DVD title "Gatemon's Mysterious Fate"
This episode is unofficially brought to you by Outback Steakhouse, and officially by my suffering.
It's Halloween in the middle of February apparently, so we take a trip to totally-not-Shibuya in episode 33 "Out on the Town" or the Japanese title (I am not making this up) "Pump and Gottsu are Shibuya-Type Digimon", DVD title "Digimons In Town of the Young"
The Australians are dying in the heat while Joel freezes to death as we watch the team face a shirtless metal Ghost Rider in episode 32 - "Gatomon Comes Calling", JP Title "Tokyo Tower is Hot! DeathMeramon", DVD title "Battle at Tokyo Tower".
The terror of Jules and Joel running the podcast by themselves has come to an end, with my timely (or not) return for Digimon Adventure episode 31 - The Eighth Digivice, JP title "Raremon! Surprise Attack on Tokyo Bay!", DVD title "The Violent Sludge Monster"
Tyler's moving and for his hubris has been deprived of Internet, so Jules and Joel try to keep the podcast going without him. And boy oh boy does it keep going. And going. We briefly discuss the synopsis for the next episode of Tri before digging into another episode in which our heroes do nothing but travel for 20 minutes, but somehow it's still a refreshing change of pace from usual. The lack of a desert might have something to do with it. Oh, also Joel shares a harrowing tale of corruption, betrayal, and hard life lessons in rural America. It's guaranteed to set more kids straight than the cumulative efforts of D.A.R.E.
The real world arc kicks off into high gear with revelation that all the children are victims of gaslighting in episode 29 "Return to Highton View Terrace", JP title "Mammon, the Great Clash at Hikarigaoka!", DVD title "The First Battle in Japan".
We finally (finally) reach the real world in episode 28, "It's All in the Cards", JP title "Pursuit! Urgently to Japan", DVD title "Hurry, back to Japan"
The three of us are joined by friend/rival Stevie from The Moncast to watch episode 27 "The Gateway to Home", Japanese title "Vamdemon, the Castle of Darkness", DVD title "Myotismon's Magic Castle"
We finally get to meet the biggest bad dude in Digimon history, Myotismon, in episode 26 "Sora's Crest of Love", in Japan "Shining Wings! Garudamon", DVD title "Glorious Wing, Garudamon".
The three of us crack open a few drinks to discuss episode 25 "Princess Karaoke", Japanese title "The Sleeping Tyrant! TonosamaGekomon", DVD title "Tyrant, ShogunGekomon"
We experience the weird and wonderful realm of...underground space dimensions? in episode 24 "No Questions Please" or "Break Through! AtlurKabuterimon"
The three of us dive into wonderful music and wonderful voice acting in episode 23 - "WereGarurumon's Diner" or "Oh Friend! WereGarurumon"
We're back from a too long break (sorry) with the start of the new arc in episode 22 "Forget About It" or in Japan, "The Whispering Small Devil, PicoDevimon".
We dive into one of the major highlights of the series, Episode 21 "Home Away From Home" or "Koromon, the Great Clash in Tokyo!"
We reach the conclusion of our second story arc, and see our first real Ultimate level member of the team in episode 20 - "The Earthquake of Metalgreymon" or "Evolution to Perfect! Metalgreymon"
We're back from an accidental week break to bring you episode 19 - "The Prisoner of the Pyramid" or "Nanomon of the Labyrinth". It's a long one, so buckle in.
The 3 of us deal with the worst mentor ever who may possibly be a Time Lord in episode 18 of Digimon Adventure, "The Piximon Cometh" or "The Fairy! Picklemon!" This time around: Digimon death count is at 6, Joe is a secret racist, Piximon refuses to feed starving children, Tai taught himself to ride a bike (literally), invisible dinosaurs, Piximon actually lives inside a TARDIS, and Gomamon uses his interdimensional fish powers to cook dinner.
We leave the terror of SkullGreymon behind us as we board a cruise ship into insanity. This weeks episode is "The Crest of Sincerity" or in Japan "Illusive Captain Cockatrimon"
We finally get to a truly good episode of the show, and Tai is revealed to be the true monster of the show the whole time! This week we watched episode 16 - "The Arrival of SkullGreymon" or in Japan "Dark Evolution! SkullGreymon!"
The 3 of us dig into episode 15 - "The Dark Network of Etemon" or in Japan "Etemon! The Stage Mounting of Evil" in which we meet the best and/or worst character ever. Depends who you ask. Also the Aussie segment is back! Still no real ending or beginning because I honestly just sync the tracks and leave it to end whenever we stopped the recording. Also I'm lazy, but don't talk about that.
Jules is back after missing the finale of the last arc (she didn't miss much) and we're also joined by Digimon virgin guest buddy Steve, who knows nothing about the show except for what we've said on the podcast, for the first episode in the new arc! Except not much happens. Sorry.
Jules had something on and so she missed the end of the first arc. No biggy, because it wasn't a great episode anyway. Instead we invited our buddy Greg to watch episode 13 - "The Legend of the DigiDestined" or "Angemon Wakes!" This time around we get: TK's New and Improved voice, Leomon learns to teleport, Sniper Garurumon, the giant devil, we learn where black gears come from I guess?, seriously though the devil is huge, Angemon's skin tight white bodysuit, we manage to set a new TTR (Time To Ryo) record, and as Jules missed out on our pre-recording traditions, she instead sent us her pre-recorded opinion on the New and Improved Arnott's Shapes. She's mostly right, except for one small thing.
We jump in to episode 12 "DigiBaby Boom" or "Adventure! Patamon and I", probably the first episode so far I would describe as truly bad (really it was awful). Highlights are: Us spending 30 minutes before recording teaching Joel about Australia, because we really wanted to put off talking about this terrible episode, I mistake TK for Patamon and vice versa numerous time (even after being corrected I continue to mess it up), animation errors within the first 10 seconds of the episode, Elecmon's "fishing" technique, magical eggs having an instruction booklet written in "digicode" (it's Japanese), magical cribs, dad Elecmon, we manage a surprisingly long TTR (Time To Ryo), the two digimon wikis have beef, and our most exciting sign-off yet!
Spooky ghosts abound in episode 11 - "The Dancing Digimon" or "The Dancing Ghosts! Bakemon". This time we have: Sexy pyramids, creepy facemasks, creepy bird laughs, we accidentally create an entire timeline in which all the digidestined fall into horrible depression after the death of Ikkakumon, I manage to canonically and factually answer a listener question (it's true), we also confirm that the digital world is also the morphing grid, there's terrible ghost rhyming, WHERE DID THAT CRATE COME FROM, and we all express our love for Gomamon. He's the best.
We're back to the original digi-crew of 3 to get down and dirty with episode 10 - "A Clue from the Digi-Past" or "Kentarumon the Guardian!"
No Jules this time, but I'm joined by Joel and guest buddy Gorge to watch episode 9 - "Subzero Ice Punch" or "Clash! The Freezing Digimon", in which there are no technical hiccups whatsoever. Disregard what you may have heard.
This week it's back to just the three of us with no guests (after the experience our guests had last time) as we watch through episode 8 - "Evil Shows His Face" or "Devimon! The Messenger of Darkness" in which we finally get to meet the villain of our 13 episode arc. In episode 8.
No Joel this week, but we have Jules, former guest Tal, and infamous new guest Luke to talk about episode 7 - "Ikakkumon's Harpoon Torpedo" OR "Roar! Ikakkumon" (alternate title "Who's this asshole?")
Jules returns and we're joined by new guest Zack for our most cactus filled adventure yet
This time we cover episode 6 - "Togemon in Toy Town" or in Japan, "Palmon Angrily Evolves"
So we're back from our week off to get into episode 5 - "Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker" or in Japan "Lightning! Kabuterimon"
Unforunately no Jules this time, so instead we have our friend Sam again (you may remember him from episode 3, even though he doesn't seem to)
Jules returns (on her birthday!) as we get to most terrifying episode yet, Episode 4 - Biyomon Gets Firepower or in Japan, Scorching Heat! Birdramon.
No Jules this week, so instead we're joined by guests Tal and Sam to keep rolling through the early days of the show (before anything cool starts to happen).
We start the long trek towards seeing every Champion level member of the team with the second episode, "The Birth of Greymon". Or in Japan, "Explosive Evolution! Greymon!".
We kick the first episode off with a brief rundown of our personal history with the show, then jump right into the action with the episode "And So It Begins", or the Japanese title "Adrift? The Island of Adventure".
It's a bonus episode! Jules invites Tyler and Joel over to her house to watch some Digimon, but it was just a trick to get them to watch Summer Wars with her instead. But it's a really good movie so they're pretty cool with it. If you have a copy of the movie, feel free to watch along!
t's time, once again, for Fanfiction Radio Theater, your home for all the drama, excitement, and inexplicable storytelling that can only come from the unlicensed use of copyrighted characters by amateur authors unconstrained by editors, publishers, or basic rules of writing.
Today's Adventure: Meet the Detectives Kamiya, Part 1
Happy birthday Tyler. A little over a year ago you started this trainwreck of a podcast and to show our appreciation, here's an episode we recorded entirely on our own, without you holding us back. I'm pretty sure it's the best one we've done yet.
(Note: This was recorded, like, 2 months ago, and I only just now got around to editing it because I'm the worst. Never leave us alone again, Tyler, this all falls apart without you!)
So, it turns out trying to sync up two Australians with sporadic work schedules and an 8-to-5-er in the States is really tough sometimes, so we haven't recorded in a while. That sucks, so as an apology for the missed eps, I threw together a little... bonus... episode, made entirely of clips from our backup recording that were never meant for the podcast itself.
Joel shelled out a bunch of money to see the English dub of Digimon Adventure Tri Episode 1 in theaters. Then rambled about it for twenty minutes or so. Obviously contains some spoilers for Episode 1 of Digimon Adventure Tri.
Join us for the first Digital Moncast Bonus Episode, which has nothing to do with Digimon! My mum decided she wanted to try out Pokémon GO and suggested we do it together, and she happily agreed that I should record it. This is what ensued.