Profile & Kenji Watanabe Adventure: Episode 42 Art, Anniversary Social Art, More Medabots Collab Images, Reference Book Updates, Wada Kouji, & More!

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Big stack of stuff this week!

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After Digimon Adventure: episode 42 aired, Digimon Web put up an image of the profile art of RareRaremon, who was introduced in the new episode. The attached message:
Thanks for watching episode 42, King of Inventors, Gerbemon!
Introducing RareRaremon, an evolution of Raremon!🆕
Here's the official illustration💫
Please wait for tomorrow for the Digimon Encyclopedia😆

Please look forward to episode 43, Clash, the King of Digimon



And then we have new art from Kenji Watanabe!

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This time we get some rather cute art of the various featured Digimon from the new episode. His attached message:
RareRaremon... I think I made him too big for the story ^^;;;



We also got a few pieces of social media art from Digimon Web earlier in the week...
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Both Tamers and Savers had nice big anniversary numbers this year (20 for Tamers, and 15 for Savers), so they got social media art! The messages that were posted with each of them:
April 1st, 2001 was the day that Digimon Tamers started broadcasting. Today is the 20th Anniversary.🎊
Congratulations Tamers! Let's celebrate together!🎉
🍞Have some bread & say cheers!

April 2nd, 2006 was the day that Digimon Savers began broadcasting. Today is the 15th Anniversary!㊗🎊
Congratulations Savers!
Celebrate with Japan's No.1 Fighting Bancho, Masaru Daimon & Agumon~🎉
Now, let's fight!🤜💥🤛




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And while not technically 'social' media artwork, the same style of art is being used for Digimon Profile, which launched roughly a week ago, which had a number of great pieces of art that you can check out here.



Earlier in the week we got reference book updates for the last 2 Perfect forms of Pulsemon from the Vital Bracelet, and 2 that were timed to Digimon Profile starting...

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Climbmon
Divemon
BanchoLilymon
ClearAgumon


That isn't the only reference book and profile art from this week though...

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Omedamon was readded to the reference book for April Fools once again (with new art and a slightly tweaked profile.) As April Fools ended he was removed once again. We also got introduced to GreyWars and GaruruMetal as Medabots own April Fools bit for the Digimon Collaboration. More details about these here.



A decent bit more happened with that collab though...
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A Medabots livestream happened that same day, going over new Medabots stuff, and details of the collaboration, and they showed off a number of production images of the characters designed this year and last year.


The final bit for the collab relevant to us for the weekend post...

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Renders of Omedamon, and the Medabots Metabee and Rokusho, which were added to Digimon ReArise. We got the 2 Medabots and the Digimon based on them, while the current Medabots mobile game got the 3 Medabots based on Digimon added to the game.



And then, from a small pop-up event we found out a bit ago...

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We found out a bit ago that there would be Easter themed mini pop-up shops at GraffArts themed around Digimon. With them open images have begun to show up of the pop-up areas where the products are being sold in the GraffArts shops.



And last up...
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With April 3rd being the 5th anniversary of the passing of Wada Kouji, various posts showed up on social media about it, with 2 notable ones coming from Volcano Ota and the Digimon Music Producer.

Volcano Ota put up a photo of the Wada Kouji Lego mini figure he's known to carry around at times, along with one made to look like him, along with a message:
Today is the anniversary of Mr. Wada's death.
"It's been 5 years since then..." I also still strangely thinking "Is it really 5 years!" I feel it(^_^;)
It's fun to again remember the times I spent with Mr. Wada.
Thank you Mr. Wada!
We're doing well & having fun.
I'm a little sad about it though (laughs)


The Digimon music producer posted a photo of the upcoming Digimon vinyl, while also mentioning how it had been 5 years, talking about how Butter-Fly is a song loved all over the world, and how the song is sung by many people and gives them courage.

He also muses on how the vinyl is coming out 1 day after the anniversary of Wada Kouji's first professional release (which was Butter-Fly) and that he's waiting to hear what everyone thinks when it arrives.



Rather large batch of stuff this week, a lot of interesting and fun stuff, a few a little sad, most of them pretty interesting though.
 

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Rarerare looks simialr to Nidhogg imo lol
Same artist? Rare will go to Garbage for me xD
 

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The Hedorah influence is apparent in the design, Raremon's original anime appearance noticeably payed homage to the movie.
 

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I really dislike RareRaremon tbh. SuperRaremon was a better name too, but at least it fits with the name Monmon existing too lol. Good for Raremon to get his own evolution though.
 

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I'm not a fan of the new Digimon introduced for this season of the anime in general. RareRaremon is probably the worst so far but I guess it is a garbage Digimon by definition

But yeah, it's still good that they're trying to fill some gaps in canonical evolution lines
 
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Whoa RareRaremon's design. Now it looks much better and it really resembles of that Godzilla villian, "Hedorah" strongly.

Eyesmon, DoneDevimon, Nidhoggmon then now this RareRaremon! So much new Horror Digimon lately! I love it!

I don't understand some disliked this RareRaremon. It is obviously Hedorah Digimon!
C'mon "RareRaremon" is such silly but it is better than SuperRaremon.
 

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Nice! I was afraid they would make it another humanoid digimon, glad they still made it a Hedorah based monster.
 
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But yeah, it's still good thet they're trying to fill some gaps in canonical evolution lines

Raremon didn't have a gap in its immediate evolution, it goes into EXTyrannomon. The problem is what happens the stage after that, since they never focus on EX.
 

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Never seen a Godzilla movie but I like RareRaremon's design all the same. <3
 

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But yeah, it's still good thet they're trying to fill some gaps in canonical evolution lines

Raremon didn't have a gap in its immediate evolution, it goes into EXTyrannomon. The problem is what happens the stage after that, since they never focus on EX.
Oh I didn't know it was a thing. Well, forget what i said.
 

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Can't wait for it to evolve to Rare Rare Raremon Rare Mode!
 

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Raremon didn't have a gap in its immediate evolution, it goes into EXTyrannomon. The problem is what happens the stage after that, since they never focus on EX.

I hope Raremon still keep the alternative evo path that goes to Ex-Tyranomon while obtained the new path to RareRaremon.

Oh damn. Imagine if RareRaremon is really too gruesome then Ultimate form of Raremon will be too much unimaginable!

Shame my theory got busted for thinking Raremon goes Ex-Tyranomon and Gerbemon. I wonder what the Hades is "Adult" level for Gerbemon? Gokimon is obvious choice IMO
 

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Well that's a bit creepy. ...Do we have a Gojiramon for this. heh heh Really though, Godzilliamon might be a different April Fool's Day. The rest of these are really cool. 5 years? Yeah. Seems like it. The Medabots thing sure is fun.
 

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you know why it took so long to find this digimon? Because it's a Rare Raremon!
When this digimon popped up on my twitter I started immediately gushing about it to my roommate beside me. I love my robotic digimon like Dukemon, Apollomon, and HexeBlaumon and my simplistic digimon like (insert any Mamemon here) but seeing a digimon so unabashedly monstrous and horrific is something I adore as surpasses even the grittiness of the original digimon designs. I'm a really big fan and now I want a mega who is just as grotesque but for now, Nidhoggmon feels like a decent monstrous fit for it.
I was feeling a little bored with Digimon lately but Rare Raremon and the commitment to the Medabots crossover have made me super happy
 

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I wonder what the Hades is "Adult" level for Gerbemon? Gokimon is obvious choice IMO
I like Chuumon > Targetmon > Gerbemon. It's pink and a monkey that relates to Chuumon's other line, Scumon > Etemon.

I don't understand why people like Raremon > Ex-Tyranomon, they have zero similarities. And he's not small like Numemon to be able to go inside plushies.
 

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RareRaremon somehow seems like an old Digimon design and a newer one at the same time. Like , part grotesque and odd, and part sleek and orderly. Reminds me of Envy from FMA:B.
 

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"Rare"Raremon jokes are now internet memes eh? RareRareRaremon for Ultimate form sounds like it's really silly to name.

RareRaremon design is mixed of Hedorah, Envy of FullMetal Alchemist and Akira fleshy monster thingy. Seriously it is Nightmare fuel Digimon birthed. According to the internet comment sections!

Zero similarities? The same thing could be said for Scumon/Etemon and Numemon/Monzaemon. Only to people it make sense because Ex-Tyranomon, Etemon and Monzaemon are plushies. Trash "slimes" suit up.

Gerbemon is not. Oddly. It could be perfect fit for Numemon, Gokimon, Scumon, etc just because it is Perfect level Trash digimon.

So... In other words... Digimon logic.

But at least Raremon finally got second evo line to stay faithful for its original inspiration.

But Etemon and Numemon got their Ultimate forms while Scumon and Monzaemon doesn't. Not sure about WaruMonzaemon.
I hope Scumon will get Ultimate form just like PlatinumNumemon and Monzaemon and Ex-Tyranomon should have, too.
 

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RareRaremon is one of the best Digimon designs they've ever had.
 
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