Digimon Ghost Game: Episode 1- The Sewn-Lip Man

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I meant the specific trope of a missing dad with a mystery behind it that ties to the overall story and them being the catalyst from the whole show plot, just we don't know that yet. First example for one Savers, example too Attack on titan, example three full metal alchemist. And since it was already done in savers with Masaru's father, doing it with the mom this time would at least kept it from being the exact same thing. You never seem to see the missing mom with the mystery of it being part of the overall plot and her being the catalyst for the whole show which is revealed later in anime much. Or at least what I have seen. Oh and another somewhat reverse trope a mother that was killed in some tragic way and seemingly non suspicious was when the protagonist was a child, and then its revealed the villain actually killed her mostly likely when she was trying to protect the hero from them and now the hero has to kill the villain to get vengeance.
 
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Overall, it was a decent first episode. The premise of hologram ghosts is a nice change of pace for the franchise, Hiro seems like an okay protagonist so far, and Gammamon is really darn cute. I'm mainly interested in the sibling dynamic between our lead and his partner. That has a lot of potental.

Oh, and I also loved the soundtrack when Hiro stepped in to save Gammamon. I just wish the two had spent a little bit more time talking/bonding before the fight. That would've given their victory and the "I'm Hiro's little brother!" line an extra oomph and elevated the episode as a whole. But oh well, we have (I'm assuming) 50 episodes or something left to flesh out their relationship. Plus, as some people already mentioned, Hiro using Clockmon's ability to his advantage was really clever.

OP is fine. ED is just lazy. As for the animation, it was pretty lucklaster, especially considering this is the first episode and the fact that character designs are so simple, which should make animation easier.

Anyway, interested to see where this goes.
 

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Maybe it’s largely due to just how underwhelmed I was by its predecessor. But coming straight from that and going into Ghost Game, I found the first episode to be a rather pleasant surprise.

The characters actually act like normal people and react to things as you naturally expect them too, which is definitely a positive.
Hiro comes across as a likeable down to earth lead. Being neither bland and flawless as the likes of reboot Taichi, nor overbearing and one-note as the likes of Maseru.
Kiyoshiro I would describe as Joe trying to pass himself off as Yamato (and failing miserably), and from the brief glimpses of Ruri I am intrigued in much the same way I was by early Nene. Hopefully the writers won’t drop the ball this time.
Gammamon, a fairly vibrant Partner Digimon. Though most comparable to Guilmon I can see a fair amount of V-Mon in there too, especially given that his multiple Adult forms put me in mind of Armour Evolutions.

Clockmon makes for an effective starter baddie, managing to give off a respectable level of menace I can’t say I ever got from any of 2020’s apocalyptic level threats. The fact he got away at the end was a surprise, whether he’ll be offed in his next appearance or be a recurring presence remains to be seen.

So overall I can say it has succeeded in grabbing my attention. The general atmosphere of the show definitely provides a maturer/creepy tone, but while still maintaining a sense of fun. Sort of Tamers meets Appmon.
 

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So overall I can say it has succeeded in grabbing my attention. The general atmosphere of the show definitely provides a maturer/creepy tone, but while still maintaining a sense of fun. Sort of Tamers meets Appmon.
"I just want to dive into the future" hits differently now, LMAO.

But yeah, I've finally watched the first episode of Ghost Game and I too enjoyed it. Also, Gammamon is a good boy and I will protect him to my dying breath. 😤
 
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