Early Rough Pendulum Z2 Character Illustrations from MonMon Memo

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Time for a new MonMon Memo! MonMon Memo 57 shows off early rough illustrations of the new Digimon characters from the Pendulum Z2 V-Pets.


The text below uses the machine translation from the official site due to lack of time. We will see about swapping it out when/if there is time for a proper translation.




Have you made a reservation for "Digimon

ZII with the addition of three new forces! I hope you can check it out.




This is a Monmon Memo, but in fact ... valuable materials of the new characters of ZII ... I got an early rough illustration!


The general flow until the illustration is completed is

[(1) Concept sketch → (2) Each designer creates a rough sketch based on it → (3) Check total finish]

It will be. (Although it's pretty rough)

By the way, the concept sketch about Pendulum Z was created by Mr. K of PLEX (who often cooperated in interviews of Vol.55 etc.), and from there it seems that each designer created a character based on the image and settings. !!

The materials introduced this time are (1) and (2).


I'm excited about the initial design and the information drawn in the corner, but how about everyone ...?

I received some supplementary comments from Mr. K, so I would like to introduce them together with the rough illustrations!



[WIND GUARDIANS]

■ Concept sketch




■ Rough illustration

Pomemon (upper left) / Parasaumon (upper right) / Tropiamon (lower left) / Entmon (lower right)





You said that "WIND GUARDIANS" was reinforced mainly with plants.

It seems that the design was quite close to completion at the initial stage.

Is the tongue of Tropiamon like a petal? I also feel particular about the design of the invisible part ...!


[Supplementary comment]

Mr. K: Pommon was a bird with a beak, but in consideration of its derivation to the dinosaur system, I asked him to change it to a dinosaur-like mouth like an urvogel.


I see ... Fine adjustments have been made to the evolution destination so that it doesn't feel strange.

(I personally like the small illustrations of Pommemon).



[METAL EMPIRE]

■ Concept sketch




■ Rough illustration

Junkmon (upper left) / Machmon (upper right) / Riberimon (lower)




It can be seen that Junkmon examined the balance of the elements as in the interview with Vol.55.

The four legs of Rebellimon at the time of the concept are atrocious, and this has an impact. Digimon, which are often mechanized, such as the explanation of the mechanism by which rough missiles are launched, are also very attractive!


[Supplementary comment]

Mr. K: When Machmon told me with a nuance that "you don't have to be conscious of carrying someone," the design was finished with a mess that you wouldn't want to carry. Rather, the character came out with that, so it became GO as it was.


The character of Machmon was established by the rough illustration ...!

I feel it very much in the aircraft with increased murderous intentions.


[Vi BUSTERS]

■ Concept sketch




■ Parkimon (upper left) / Mimicmon (upper right) / Manticoremon (lower)




The idea of Parkimon is quite different from now ...! Digimon that protects the ruins, it is also designed to feel a solemn atmosphere.

It seems that the name of Mimicmon was Liberimon (provisional) by default. In addition to the barrel image that was the interview, there was also an executioner image.

I feel the angelic element of Manticore Mon, but the ferocious demon beast design seems to express the contradiction of "Vi BUSTERS but virus species" ...!



[Supplementary comment]

Mr. K: The hippopotamus and giraffe plan of Parkimon were very good, so I hope there will be a day when we can characterize them as Digimon

I chose Mimicmon because it is easier to convey the image than the name Liberimon and it matches the design. Since the name itself was Gataka' discarded that Riberimon, metal suit the character image Ogremon was adopted for those who had been tentatively called.



It's a character whose name matches well with the motif of "mimic", which was unlikely until now ... I feel that the niceness of the name is also one of the important elements of the character!



I told you a lot about the story behind the ZII characters from the initial design, but how was it ...! I hope you can discover their new charm!


Digimon Pendulum ZII" with new characters!

We are steadily making preparations so that everyone can enjoy it.

We hope that you will pick it up Digimon



See you again in the next update! See you!




Previous MonMon Memos have included:
Cold Mode
Copymon
New Virus Busters
New Nightmare Soldiers
Silver Blue Special Digi-Eggs
Silver Black Special Digi-Eggs, Plus ones in both!
Jogress Digimon
Password Digimon
Overview of the 20th Pendulum, Plus Enemies in Battle Mode
Kenji Watanabe Pendulum Interview
CSA Digivice tri. Memorial
Additional Digimon showing up in the Pendulum 20th 2nd Wave
RagnaLordmon, Jogress of the 20th Anniversary Legend Arms
Pendulum Art Book Sample Pages, Teasers, and Interview Details
Pendulum Art Book Update- Digimon Designer Round Table! Plus Shikishi Artwork
Introductions for the CSA Digivice 1999 and Terriermon Plush, plus X-Antibody Updates
CSA Digivice 1999 Details
RagnaLordmon and Finalized Wave 2 20th Pendulum Packaging
Pendulum Art Book Preview- Twitter, Armor Evos, Omegamon, Chronicle
Digimon in 2nd Wave of 20th Anniversary Pendulums & Art Book Preview
Digital Monster X and X-Antibody Teasers
Digital Monster X Booklet Details
Digital Monster X Digimon Info & CSA Digivice 1999 Booklet Details
Digital Monster X Map System Info
Digital Monster X Battle System Info
New X-Antibody (Finalized Diablomon X & Sakuyamon X) Digimon Artwork
Digital Monster X Training & Raising Features
The Digimon Lineup for the Digital Monster X & More Reveals
Digital Monster X Summary & Preview from MonMon Memo, plus more Digimon intros!
Digital Monster X Evolution Conditions from MonMon Memo!
The Movements of the Seven Great Demon Lords from MonMon Memo
Data from announcement of Digital Monster X Version 2!
Main Theme of Digimon X2 from MonMon Memo, plus Video Preview
Digimon X2 Lineup Introduction and Character Tease
Raising Information, Road to the Devil
Secret Digimon in Digimon X2 Revealed
The Not Yet Shown X-Antibody Digimon
Last Evolution Kizuna & Digimon X2 at DigiFes
Digimon X2 Booklet Preview
Digital Monster X Ver.3 Intro and Teases
Digimon X3 & Artbook Pre-Order Info & Tease
Art Book Version X Cover, Plus Chronicle X & X3 Teasers
Secret Digimon Announced for the X3! & Who Designed the new Digimon!
Secret Digimon Volume 2 (w/ larger art!) & Evolution Methods
Secret Digimon Volume 3!
Digimon X3 Booklet Rough Draft Preview
CSA Digivice -Last Evolution- Introduction
CSA Digivice Last Evolution Packaging Preview
Pendulum Z Intro & Communication Unlock Info
CSA Digivice Last Evolution Info, With thanks to you
Pendulum Z Secret Info, Including 2nd Wave and Evolution Reveals
Pendulum Z2 Intro, Including Jogress Details
Pendulum Z Playing Overview Part 1
Pendulum Z Playing Overview Part 2
 

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While some were fairly obvious before, we now have confirmation that several of these Digimon were designed with specific (pre)evolutions in mind.

Pommumon>Parasaumon>Tropiamon was designed as a line, as shown by the arrows.

Baluchimon and Manticoremon were designed with Bakumon and Gargomon in mind, respectively.


I'm really liking that executioner Mimicmon prototype
 

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In confused on what they're talking about when they start mentioning Mimicmon and Rebellimon a lot together
 

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In confused on what they're talking about when they start mentioning Mimicmon and Rebellimon a lot together
Mimicmon and its various prototypes was originally called Rebellimon. Once they finalized the design, they felt the name "Mimicmon" was more suitable. They also felt that the discarded Rebellimon name suited "MetalOgremon", so they adopted the name for it.
 

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Still curious about whose parts are those inside Mimicmon. Hopefully some of them are parts of new digimon.
 

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Man.. love that giraffe Digimon! Looks so fking good. The hippopotamus would be an awesome addition too. I also like better the first concept of manticoremon.
 

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The giraffe and hippo definitely look worthy of being canon, though they look a bit more like Perfects than Adults.

The jailer Mimicmon is quite nice, too.
 

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not to be too contrarian but that giraffe sketch looks too much like a normal giraffe for me. I feel like it's missing something over the top before I can see it as a Digimon. Baluchimon gets a pass from me because it simply adds on to most things Tapirmon introduces and is based on an extinct animal rather than a living one and overall doesn't look like anything I've seen in real life
 

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Rebellimon's legs is sorta scary for a four legged digimon.

Whoa that giraffe digimon and even hippo they are lovely.
 

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I find the many various adjustments to the near-finalized designs to be very interesting. It's like a glimpse in the creators' design process.

Tropiamon used to be more similar to Parasaurmon, but then they made him much more gaudy by giving him a flower neck and leopard print skin. Entmon literally used to have SkullGreymon's face. They got rid of Rebellimon's underarm rocket and mechanized his free hand into a rocket launcher. They still retained proto-Manticoremon's mouth-arms and three pairs of eyes in the finalized design, albeit in a different form.
 

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I really prefer the original Entomon since the design is simpler and it thus looks more the Perfect stage it’s supposed to be. The terrifying but over designed canon Entomon should’ve been an Ultimate and the zombified evolution of the first Entomon.
 

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I really prefer the original Entomon since the design is simpler and it thus looks more the Perfect stage it’s supposed to be. The terrifying but over designed canon Entomon should’ve been an Ultimate and the zombified evolution of the first Entomon.
It's not really "over designed", at least not moreso than its main inspiration: SkullGreymon. In fact, SkullGreymon probably has more segments and tiny parts than Entmon. As for the bindings around its joints, I've never seen people complain about the complexity of Golemon, who has the same exact thing. Entmon is like half-way between Golemon and SkullGreymon.
 

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I like those alternative Junkmon drawings. So cute!

The giraffe like design is neat too and that executioner style Mimicmon.

Would have preferred the earlier Entomon, also him being a Mega would have made the line complete.
 

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Totally agree with original entomon looking like a perfect and canon entomon an ultimate.
And yes the giraffe looks more like a perfect. I can see it as the next step in the baku-baluchi line.

Maybe its too stupid to ask but, "Mr K" is kenji watanabe right?
 

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This is very interesting. Always fun to see these beta ideas.
 

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Entmon side by side with Pomemon's ultimate really does fit in my opinion xD lol

Also, 4 leggged mechanical spider looks waaay nicer ^^
 

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Anyone else notice the arrow below Baluchimon's near final design is pointing at the names SkullBaluchimon and Mammon? It's cool to see that proof that they were considering those Digimon too when they were designing it.
 

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Anyone else notice the arrow below Baluchimon's near final design is pointing at the names SkullBaluchimon and Mammon? It's cool to see that proof that they were considering those Digimon too when they were designing it.
The concept art is full of notes like that, especially the Metal Empire ones.

Unlike Baluchimon and Manticoremon, which seems to be designed with a select few specific Digimon in mind; the Metal Empire Digimon seemed to be designed to be comprehensive and inclusive, making them as generic and compatible with as many evolutions as possible.

Ignoring Junkmon's countless notes, even Machmon has plenty of notes like "cyborg-flesh similar to Andromon" or "vehicular like LoaderLeomon [and] Locomon>GranLocomon". Rebellimon, well, he's an exception; obviously, being specifically designed with Ogremon in mind (though he fits pretty well with Digimon like Tankmon and Machmon).
 
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