The Digimon Adventure reboot finally introduces WereGarurumon’s new Mega form in spooky samurai style.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Episode 56 of Digimon Adventure 2020, “The Golden Wolf of the Crescent Moon”, now broadcast on Crunchyroll.
From the unexpected arrival of BlitzGreymon to Digimon Adventure 2020, uncompromising Digimon Devotees knew that the form’s counterpart, CresGarurumon, could only be around the corner. While it took a considerable number of episodes to get there, “The Golden Wolf of the Crescent Moon” finally delivers on this unofficial promise, and in dramatic flair.
Introduced in the Digimon The video games, BlitzGreymon and CresGarurumon are alternate Mega evolutions in the respective lines of Agumon and Gabumon, although the technical definition provided is “subspecies”. Unlike Slide forms, which only add some additional firepower to a Digimon’s arsenal, subspecies are entirely new evolutions and therefore require the same amount of effort on the part of the Digimon and a human partner to occur like any other complete evolution. In Episode 56, CresGarurumon’s anime debut occurs when Gabumon and Yamato encounter a ghostly Digimon samurai in a forest, Zanbamon.
Like the Headless Horseman and Nucklavee legends, Zanbamon, an unholy fusion of horse and rider, is noted for being mystical in nature, only coming out at night to attack innocent travelers. He is the perfect opponent for Gabumon, whose fox-wolf form is also inspired by the myth of lycanthropy as he evolves. But he’s an even more perfect opponent to specifically attract CresGarurmon, a bipedal beast with expert sword skills. In fact, Adventure 2020 links this golden form of Garurumon directly to Zanbamon’s backstory, as Yamato and Gabumon learn that the villagers the demon rider has been plaguing have passed down a story through generations of a golden sword-wielding hero. yellow crescent coming to your aid. Gabumon realizes that he could be the same warrior when he begins to dream of battles he does not remember ever being in, with the silhouette of CresGarurumon.
After both WereGarurumon and (newcomer) MetalGreymon are unable to defeat Zanbamon, Yamato and the former seek out the legendary Blade, and like pulling Excalibur from his stone, the weapon becomes a key part of the puzzle to unlock hidden potential. of Gabumon. The final push comes as the Blade splits in two during its final, desperate fight against the demonic samurai. Holding half each, Yamato and WereGarurumon avoid Zanbamon’s attacks, and the greater strength of their bond allows CresGarurumon to appear in the light of the eerie red crescent moon.
The twilight setting, the bamboo grove, and CresGarurumon’s Yellow Crescent Blade decisive cut, which caused Zanbamon’s head to slide off his body, are, of course, an atmospheric tribute to the classic tropes of samurai cinema. As BlitzGreymon arrives at Adventure 2020 Appropriate for the enemy the gang was fighting with at the time, CresGarurumon’s gothic ode to a key facet of Japanese history turned pop culture feels more thoughtful and memorable. The series now also has the two components you need for Omegamon Alter-S, which means that it is now firmly a case of When and no Yes Omnimon update occurs.
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