WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 62 of Digimon Journey 2020, “The Tears of Shakkoumon,” now streaming on Crunchyroll.
Although Episode 62 of Digimon Journey 2020 does not convey any new varieties or Crest unlocking, it does introduce a brand new, highly effective Digimon from centuries previous. And, within the strategy of battling it, Tai has an essential revelation pertaining to his and his fellow Chosen Ones’ goal within the Digital World.
“The Tears of Shakkoumon”‘s titular creature is a golem-like guardian who arrived within the Digital World in historic instances. It seems within the episode to assault — unprovoked — Sora, Biyomon, Tai, Agumon and Neemon, who’re tending to the latter’s newly-grown crops. With lasers firing on the group from each angle, Shakkoumon makes it troublesome for even WarGreymon and Garudamon to get near it. As a substitute, a non-combative answer is required.
When Sora discovers the ruins of the civilization it as soon as protected within the episode, her Crest of Love opens her up, empathetically and empathically, to what transpired then: Shakkoumon, which is the DNA Digivolved type of Angemon and Ankylomon, was utilized by a gaggle of Cupimon to guard them from hordes of demonic Digimon. The Cupimon then sealed their saviour away with the continuing command to maintain defending their residence, in any respect prices. Waking up from a dream-like state, Sora realizes that Shakkoumon is not in charge of its actions. Like several automaton and not using a will of its personal, it is merely persevering with to hold out its masters’ orders, opening hearth on those who disturbed it from its slumber.
As Neemon hinted at when it described a “benevolent” determine who as soon as watched over the land, Shakkoumon is definitely a mild big. So, Mega-evolving her companion to Hououmon and utilizing the purifying transfer, Starlight Explosion, Sora is ready to faucet into that suppressed aspect of Shakkumon — even bringing it to tears along with her overwhelming love for all issues; humanizing an in any other case blank-faced, imposing creature.
Within the aftermath, Tai feedback that watching her and Hououmon subdue the golem helped him notice that the Chosen Ones’ job within the Digital World is not simply about combating, tying collectively what the gang’s seek for the true which means of their Crests has all been about. Stopping the “Great Catastrophe” from befalling their isekai world in Digimon Journey 2020 remains to be a precedence, however doubtlessly that struggle may not essentially be received with brute power alone.