Decisive Battle! Rose of Venus: Ophanimon's Rescue Plan! (JP)Operation: Free Ophanimon (EN) Original Writer: Dub Writer: Michael Sorich Original Airdates:MONTH DD, 2002 (JP)MONTH DD, 2003 (EN) Our heroes march triumphantly to the Rose Morning Star. Upon arriving at Cherubimon's castle, they are guided by Oryxmon to the chamber in which Ophanimon is being held. She explains that years ago, Cherubimon had turned evil in his...
The New Warriors of Darkness! Löwemon and KaiserLeomon (JP)Ne'er the Twins Shall Meet (EN) Dub Writer: Steve Blum Original Airdates:November 24, 2002 (JP)March 25, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes: The dub title is a reference to The Ballad of East and West, a poem by Rudyard Kipling, a British writer and poet. The original quote was: Oh, East is East, and West is West, and ne'er the twain...
The Revealed Past! Duskmon's Secret (JP)My Brother in Spirit (EN) Dub Writer: Terri-Lei O'Malley Original Airdates:November 17, 2002 (JP)March 24, 2003 (EN) Koji sits in a cleft, remembering the words Duskmon spoke to him. While JP, Zoe, and Tommy go off looking for Angler in hopes of finding a ride to the Rose Morning Star, Duskmon has a chance meeting with Cherubimon. Duskmon says he...
Sleep in Darkness - The Trailmon Graveyard (JP)Workin' on the Train Gang (EN) Original Writer: Dub Writers: Seth Walther Original Airdates:November 10, 2002 (JP)February 20, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes: In a bizarre case of "the dub did it better," the title of today's episode is more fitting in English. The creepy title for the original is cool and all, but this is a comedic filler...
Soaring! Warrior of Darkness, Velgemon! (JP)O, Brother, Who Art Thou? (EN) Dub Writers: Terri Lei O'Malley Original Airdates:November 3, 2002 (JP)February 19, 2003 (EN) Beowolfmon is still chasing a fleeing Duskmon from a couple of episodes ago. Duskmon ducks into a canyon, then enters a hollowed-out outcropping of rock that looked like it used to serve as a home. Beowolfmon follows, and they begin to...
Escape! The Phantasmagoric Sephirotmon! (JP)Phantasmagoric Sakkakumon (EN) Dub Writer: Michael Sorich Original Airdates:October 27, 2002 (JP)February 18, 2003 (EN) As the others resolve to search for Koji, Sakkakumon decends, and goads them into attacking. After evolving into Aldamon, Beetlemon, Kazemon, and Kumamon, the group attacks, only to find that Sakkakumon can reflect their attacks back at them. He explains that when they were fighting inside...
Takuya's Fusion Evolution: Ardhamon's Explosive Attack! (JP)Darkness Before the Dawn (EN) Original Writer:  Dub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:October 20, 2002 (JP)February 17, 2003 (EN) How many times are they going to base their titles on the same concept? Let's see, we've had Darkness Before Duskmon, and From Dawn to Duskmon. Not to mention, this episode is supposed to center on Takuya, not the Koji/Duskmon story. Ah...
Double Spirit Miracle! Beowülfmon is Born!! (JP)Stuck in Sakkakumon With You (EN) Dub Writer: Steven Blum Original Airdates:October 13, 2002 (JP)February 14, 2003 (EN) Having escaped Sakkakumon, JP, Zoe, and Tommy all decide they need to get back in to help out Takuya and Koji, who are still trapped inside. They all spirit evolve to their human spirit forms and attempt to enter, only to...
Ranamon's Tenacity! Female Digimon Personal Combat! (JP)Zoe's Unbeelievable Adventure (EN) Dub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:October 6, 2002 (JP)February 13, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes (2021): It bears mentioning that my stance on the dub has softened a bit since this was written, especially since I started comparing Data Squad. The writers, despite getting a lot of blame from me, are really not to blame for...
Tomoki's Lonely Battle - Asuramon's Trap!(JP)The Dark Heart of Friendship (EN) Dub Writer: Terri-Lei O'Malley Original Airdates:September 29, 2002 (JP)February 12, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes: Is it just me, or is this the most dramatic dub title ever? I give it credit, though: the episode has a "twist" that is spoiled by the Japanese title. Granted, anyone watching over the age of 12 figured it...

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