2 Digimon Adventure 20th Memorial Story Project Digimon Shown- Ganvivormon & Aequcedramon

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We knew the rewards for the Digimon Adventure 20th Memorial Story Project were beginning their final rollout, and that includes the top slot, which was only available to 5 people...


The prize was getting a meeting with Kenji Watanabe, and based on information from the meeting, he would create 'your' Digimon partner as a new Digimon.

That would include artwork and Bandai making a one off plush toy of the Digimon for you.

This was the top tier reward from the project, costing 300,000 yen (roughly $3000.)


With prizes shipping, two of the winners have posted their Digimon with some details on Twitter.

First up is Gyotchan, who posted the artwork of his Digimon, Ganvivormon. (Update- We've changed the translation to Ganvivormon for the time being based on the best available info.)

Then we have sho3411, who posted their Digimon, Aequcedramon (pronounced Ekusudoramon.) The name here is a bit of a layered thing. エクスドラモン comes from "エクス = AEro (エ) + aQUa (ク) + iCE (ス)", having part of each (beginning, middle, end) put together.


Based on messages from them and Kenji Watanabe, it appears they hadn't seen the Digimon before being sent the artwork today. Their plushies will hopefully be coming soon.


Hopefully we get to see the other 3 (and more information on all 5.) If and when they show up, we'll make sure to update.


The original notice pointed out Bandai would retain any and all rights for these, as they always do, so we look forward to hopefully seeing them show up in an anime, game, manga, or other media some day.



Update- In addition to changing the name above to Ganvivormon, based on the currently best information available to us, Gyotchan shared an early rough sketch with us that was sent to him of Ganvivormon.



Gyotchan also asked us to pass along a message to Digimon fans which is:
What I want is for Digimon to continue to grow and evolve☺


Update- sho3411 has shared an early rough that was sent to him of Aequcedramon.



He notes quite a few changes were made from this initial rough draft art.
 

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Gunvibermon is the best.
 

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if I pronounce Aequecedramon as "Ekusedramon" instead of "Ekusudoramon" would that still be correct?

I really wasn't expecting new Digimon so suddenly. I love how much like an Appmon Gunvibermon looks (looking like an Appmon isn't an insult, I think more cartoony designs can get really fun and stylized like Gunvibermon is here) and how monstrous Aequecedramon looks with only a single claw at the tips of his arms, defined muscle tone, and the retro Watanabe legs, these two don't seem like a pair (but it would be beautiful if they were) yet they really compliment each other with how much they contrast the new and old Digimon styles.
Please add these to the Digimon reference book soon, Bandai! Every time I see new Digimon I really want to read all about them!
 

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if I pronounce Aequecedramon as "Ekusedramon" instead of "Ekusudoramon" would that still be correct?
Yes. "Doramon" is how "dramon" is pronounced in Japanese.

When I first saw the name, I thought it was X-dramon. Missed the etymological note at first.
 

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I like Aequecedramon. The color scheme, fur and "icy" themes reminds me of Blucomon. Wonder if the two would be buddies like Penmon and Gabumon.
 

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These represent my favorite part of Digimon. How amazing it must feel to see YOUR Digimon come to life. It has always but a special smile in my heart to see 'Mons like these joining the ranks of Jokermon, Crossmon, and even CyberDramon
 

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These people are living my dream right now and I am very envious. But also very happy for them! Hope to see them in action sooner rather than later.

"Aequecedramon" is a nightmare of a name though, so I'm just gonna call it Exdramon. Sorry sho3411, but that play on words doesn't parse at all in any other language.
 

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Wow these new ones are great, I wonder what level they are, they look like they could be rookies.
 

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I think I'm saying it out loud as "ay-koo-say-dramon" which is easy and also kind of fun for me to say. I hope I'm not completely messing up the name too bad
 

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Aww the watery/windy/icy/dragon is adorable ^^
Not feeling the cat though lol

Are they both Rookies?
So it costs like $3000 to met Kenji (but u get plushies??)

i hope they share what some of their convo
like whos you fav digimon, what element? etc??? would be interesting to see

Hope the other 3 share their digimon too
 

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This new mon with the horrible name is how Blucomon should have been all along instead of the weird Monster Rancher-like monster we got.

Gunvibermon is cute!
 

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it sounds like Ekwusdramon I think?
 

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Hopefully we see the other three at some point. If they don't pop up on Twitter, then at least Bandai using them and pointing out they were from the event.

For Aequcedramon, I think he's a little too similar to Blucomon to stand out on his own - though the Twitter user stated (after multiple people mentioned Blucomon) that his Digimon uses Water powers rather than Ice powers like Blucomon. Could be interesting if we see it in action with a line and what not.

As for the second Digimon, I'm not too keen on the design myself - but it is something that we have never seen before and it is an interesting concept. It's just a little too 'cutesy' for my style... although if it hides itself inside the costume that could be interesting as kinda similar to Mimicmon.

I think both Digimon have a lot of potential, so I hope they don't go the way of things like Generamon and HolyDigitamamon in which we know they exist and that's about it. These ones at least have the benefit of having art from Kenji Watanabe. I do wonder if the Twitter users might state things like "these are his attacks, and this is his lore", but perhaps theyre not allowed - or perhaps they don't know themselves, etc. We'll see what happens with this guys... if anything.
 

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The sad thing is that's either a Child or an Adult so it's not helping to solve the issue we have with Ice lines right now. Good design though, and with the other one.

(Man, imagine what happens if some cheeky breeki submits an old contest winner like Technodramon though.)
 

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That capsule kitty is good. That icy dragon is good.

Well, as much as I want them to be official, we know that the possibility of the unreleased digimon like HolyDigitamamon, Technodramon, Zombiemon or else to be released in future media is bigger than these memorial project mon.
 

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That's such a cute kitty! Love it
 

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Updated the name based on the best current information.

Gyotchan also passed along an image of rough sketch artwork of Ganvivormon and a message to Digimon fans.
 
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