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Thread: Bandai Digs Up Early Agnimon Designs with a month to go until Frontier Blu-ray Box

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    Bandai Digs Up Early Agnimon Designs with a month to go until Frontier Blu-ray Box

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    With just under a month to go until the Digimon Frontier Blu-ray box is out, Bandai pulled out something from their archives to share with everyone!


    Early designs for Agnimon! The one above is an early rough draft, and at this point the character wasn't even called Agnimon yet. The early name they had attached to the character was Ifrimon (イフリーモン), no doubt named after Ifrit, who shows up in various forms in a number of Japanese franchises (most popularly Final Fantasy, and recently That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.)

    The design here feels a bit more solidly like something you might get from an armor transformation from something like Ronin Warriors.



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    After that we get a refined design that fits somewhere inbetween the original rough and the final design. At this point the more armor-like design is still around, but it's much easier to see how this became the Agnimon we know.


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    Last up is the Agnimon we know, with flat coloring.




    A nice little preview before the Blu-ray box comes out. Hopefully we will get more.



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    I come from the net Muur's Avatar
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    I much prefer the design we got, though I must say - I do like the name Ifrimon.
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    These sorts of posts are so cool, I love when Bandai releases information like this!! Seeing draft designs like this really inspires me, I really hope we get to see more before the Blu-ray box drops.

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    The second design already looks pretty nice. Although with the more pronounced black area around the eyes, the "angrier" expression of the mask through the angle of the brow and that monster forehead it looks not nearly as heroic as the final design. So I see why they adjusted the features to be more neutral.

    I do somewhat prefer the rounded style of the armor though...

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    It’s really neat to see those early designs. I’m glad they changed them though, Agnimon is much cooler looking in the final design.


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    I want more info on the other fusion evo xD
    Pre Agnimon looks amazing too ^^

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    I hope we can see more beta designs.
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    Oh, wow, the second one is magnificent! And it kind of looks like the lost link/evolution between Agnimon and KaizerGreymon.
    I wish they'd show us more like these. The creature designs (with the exception of the terrible petaldramon, neemon and bokomon) were the highlight of the 4th season for me (and the only good thing about it, actually).

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    I kinda like the look of Ifrimon, although I personally prefer Agnimon's final design by much. Agnimon has in my opinion, one of the designs with most personality from the entire franchise. In fact, the former seems like a natural progression for the original sketch concept of Flamon that was revealed a while ago. Also being based on Ifrit it's a nice touch. According to Wikipedia, Ifrit is considered a type of genius endowed with great power and able to perform both benign and malignant actions in Arab mythology, so this kind of duality between good and evil is interesting coming from the Digimon protagonist of the anime. Now I ship Agnimon & Shutumon so much for some reason. I really hope we get this kind of background notes for the rest of Frontier's main cast.

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    Oh, wow, the second one is magnificent! And it kind of looks like the lost link/evolution between Agnimon and KaizerGreymon.
    I wish they'd show us more like these. The creature designs (with the exception of the terrible petaldramon, neemon and bokomon) were the highlight of the 4th season for me (and the only good thing about it, actually).
    I agree Frontier has the best designs in every Digimon anime by far. But hey, it's not the only thing in which this season outstands from the others at all. It also has the best world-building compared to any other generation, and why lying, also the most consistent depiction of the Digital World so far. The rest I guess it's subjective, but to me it's simply the best one overall only surpassed by the XW manga.

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    It's really interesting to see how Agnimon's design advanced and became less mechanical and stoney and more heroic. It's especially interesting when comparing it to the early design of Flamon:

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