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Thread: Early Frontier Artwork for Garmmon, plus Spirit of Light

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    Early Frontier Artwork for Garmmon, plus Spirit of Light

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    This time we swing back to Kouji for some more spirit of light artwork!


    First up above, is an early rough draft design for Garmmon. At this point the character was thinnner, with more rounded edges on various armor/body pieces, along with differently shaped blades.

    The image also shows off 2 different early names they were considering for the character, BladeGarurumon and SaberGarurumon



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    Then we get some rough artwork that would later be finalized as Garmmon's official profile artwork.





    Last up...

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    We get to see a combined pedestal form of the spirit of light. I don't 'think' this specific form of the spirit of light appeared in the show, and was likely done to show off what a combined spirit would look like in the show or to mock up images for a card or combined toy form.



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    BladeGarurumon is the name that was used in Digimon World 3/2003 in the dub. So I suppose that's another dub name that was nearly used in Japanese. Interesting.

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    Ha now it's Wolf centuar this time. So that is what the Spirit of the Light (Fusion) look like! But did we skip Vitramon to this?

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    Would the name not be SaviorGarurumon? that's what SaviorHuckmon uses in セイバー

    I guess saber works better for blades? but it's still the same japanese letters, I guess

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    An unpopular opinion, but Frontier made some damn smart choices when it came to renames. KendoGarurumon is way better, and more thematically appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlankShell View Post
    KendoGarurumon is way better, and more thematically appropriate.
    Kendo involves bamboo swords, not giant blades.
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    KendoGarurumon is way better, and more thematically appropriate.
    Kendo involves bamboo swords, not giant blades.
    I was referring more to the Garuru part, but fair. Then again, I appreciate at least some pretense of subtlety, as opposed to, say, Gundramon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muur View Post
    Would the name not be SaviorGarurumon? that's what SaviorHuckmon uses in セイバー

    I guess saber works better for blades? but it's still the same japanese letters, I guess
    セイバー is specifically the Japanese spelling for a sabre/saber type backsword. Despite Bandai's mistranslation to English as the word savior, that's not really what the term is used for in Japanese.

    'Seiva' isn't technically wrong, but the more common romanization would really be more akin to Seiba.

    The Japanese text doesn't really equate to the word we'd take as savior. On occasion it's used as savior, but almost universally it's when a translation error has been made between languages.

    In the case of Garmmon's 'proto' name, 'Saber'Garurumon makes perfect sense and is certainly what was intended when it was written down, and ditto with Hackmon's Perfect form, since 'all' his forms have names that are various sword/blade related references (and one of his primary attacks is Trident Saber, with the same spelling), regardless of the end translation Bandai ended up choosing to use.
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    Honestly i feel the dub had better names for the legendary warriors
    i mean fairymon was just lame unlike Kazemon which sounds cool and is literally calling her windmon

    only two dub names i have never liked and they were in fusion,
    i just don’t get why lilithmon got changed to laylamon
    when lucemon,beelzemon,dae/demon, and belphemon were all a-ok
    (I’m guessing it was a nickelodeon thing)

    and axe knightmon, Dark Knightmon had literally nothing wrong with it

    on another note I’ve always been mad that daemon is referred to as “(creepymon)” in the games
    could they not think of a better name for a demon lord then creepy?
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