Digimon Adventure 01 Episode 10 Sub/Dub Comparison: Kentarumon The Defender

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Plot: Koushiro has found some ruins which bear the same markings as the power plant they were in before. He decides to forego looking for his friends in order to decipher the markings and maybe find a way back home. Meanwhile, Mimi finds Koushiro quickly enough but also quickly grows tired of his inconsideration in finding the others and finding food. She runs off into the ruins with Tentomon, and the ruins turn out to be a giant maze. Can Koushiro’s work on the marking help them get out or will the Black Geared Kentarumon get to them first?

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Title Change: Kentarumon the Defender is changed to A Clue from the Digi-Past.

Koushiro just points out that the island is breaking apart. Izzy basically explains in the nerdiest detail possible what is currently happening to them at the moment.

Original Mimi doesn’t talk about the humidity of the jungle nor its effects on her hair. She merely wonders where they are. Additionally, Mimi doesn’t hope for air conditioning as they walk away.

Mimi and Koushiro really do seem like they’re the most apt to get line changes, outside of maybe Jyou. Mimi’s lines are almost always changed, and at the very least Koushiro’s are loaded with lots of brainy jargon that not even the smartest child would ever put into their regular vernacular. Jyou’s lines are usually the same just usually piled with more neurotic comments than usual.

Oh great, it’s the introduction of…them. Sukamon and Chuumon….Oy. Sukamon and Chuumon are a pair of Digimon who are always together. Chuumon is a Digimon who looks like a rat that was drawn and animated by a crack addict. Sukamon is….a talking pile of shit.

No. I’m not kidding. He is a golden pile of shit with arms and a goofy face as well as the weird addition of punk accessories. Think I’m reading too much into his design? Well, he lives in the sewer. No? How about I add his ever so charming list of attacks.

“Smash” is innocent enough, but then we have “Bomber” also known literally as “Poop throw” “Dappun Pheromone” or defecation pheromone, and I’m pretty sure you can judge for yourself what that one does. Finally, we just have simply “Poop.” Yup. He actually has an attack called “Poop.”

But what makes me dislike these guys is that they’re constantly hitting on Mimi, which is weird enough considering they’re Digimon, way weirder considering they’re a rat and a pile of crap, but we’re also meant to kinda….revere them later.

Spoiler alert, they sacrifice themselves for Mimi way later in the series and it’s meant to be a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. Or not judging a pile of crap by its….smell or something. And they even get brought back to life later on because Digimon and they even make another appearance later in Digimon Adventure 02, still hitting on Mimi.

They may mean well when it counts, and I give them their due respect to a certain degree for their sacrifice, but they’re still extremely annoying little Digimon that I never liked and every second without them on screen the better.

Palmon originally doesn’t say that Chuumon and Sukamon are also known as the ‘Digi-losers’, which, no matter how I feel about them, is a dick thing to say. Originally, she just says they’re always together.

Also, the dub does everything in their power to avert the fact that 1) Sukamon is poop and 2) that he throws poop. The narrator even says during Sukamon’s Index Screen analysis that he looks like a golden poop, but in the dub they don’t say this.

Sukamon originally says he feels like a good poop now. In the dub, he just says they’ll be nice now.

The ruins are in the ancient dino region in the original. They don’t mention the area name in the dub.

Sukamon and Chuumon originally ask for a date. In the dub, they ask for a kiss.

Izzy: “Ya know what I think? If we stop this gear from moving, we’ll completely jam that creep up!” Izzy, how did you go from spouting techno-babble every five seconds, including overly complicating the sentence “I’m looking for a door” to changing ‘If we stop this gear, I bet the island will stop moving’ to that?

Mimi: “Let’s just hope that kissy face lemon custard was telling the truth.” Sweetie, you don’t want to eat that lemon custard…..trust….me.

Mimi repeats herself and asks if anything beneficial will come of him deciphering the characters on the wall. Dub Mimi says her butt’s getting cold from sitting on the ground doing nothing.

Original Mimi doesn’t call Koushiro a ‘computer geek pipsqueak’ like dub Mimi does.

Koushiro says Mimi and Palmon’s crying is only being a bother. Izzy asks what he can do to stop them from crying since his laptop can’t do everything. I’m not really sure which line is more aggravating. Izzy is usually one of my favorite characters, but he annoys the hell out of me in this episode.

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Original Mimi says she’s hungry, thirsty and wants to see her friends. Dub Mimi also says she’s hungry, but then she says her feet are killing her and a giant lemon custard tried to kiss her. Mimi, please, never think of eating a lemon custard again, for your own health.

Dub Mimi says she misses her house, her bathtub and that she’s even missing her baby brother. Originally, Mimi just says she can’t stand to listen to any more arguing.

Tentomon tries to defend Koushiro by saying he may lack charm, but he’s not a bad boy. Mimi then says that, despite that, he still has no consideration for her. In the dub, Tentomon tries to suggest ways to get out of the maze, but Mimi asks why she should listen to him since he’s friends with Izzy and he’s the reason they’re in the maze…..Nooooo, the reason you’re in the maze is because you had a little temper tantrum like a four year old and wouldn’t listen to reason no matter what. Izzy is the reason you’re upset, yes, and he was acting cold and inconsiderate, but he’s not the reason you’re lost.

Kentarumon originally makes no noise. Koushiro is the one who warns them of a being following them and tells them to run. In the dub, Centarumon laughs evilly, Tentomon hears it and alerts Mimi to it while Izzy is silent through the scene.

Tentomon neglects to mention in the Digimon Index Screen that Centarumon can run at the speed of sound thanks to air propulsion devices in his back.

Koushiro knocked down a solid stone wall…with a rock the size of a soccer ball?….Uh…huh.

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So the Digivices are based on an ancient design…..Then why do they change through each series? You’d think if they lasted thousands of years with the same design that they wouldn’t need a makeover every few years.

Izzy: “Whoa, time’s standing still here!”….Uh….No….it’s not…They’re just standing still.

Attack Name Change: Hunting Cannon is changed to Solar Ray.

Leomon: “The children must be…destroyed!”

Mimi: “Nooooooo!! You must mean some other children!” So you’d rather Leomon go off killing some other kids? Nice.

Mimi: “Bad kitty! Out! Go on, out!” *sigh*

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Well, I…..really don’t like this episode…..at all. Izzy’s being an inconsiderate ass who actually doesn’t seem to care where his friends are or even if they’re okay. I know Izzy loves mysteries and figuring stuff out. I know he also has a habit of getting lost in his own head, which is something that will be addressed much later, but here he’s putting all of that over the safety and well-being of his friends. That’s a bit too far. I’ll be a bit lenient with him considering this is just a character flaw that he’ll eventually overcome, but that doesn’t make his behavior in this episode any less annoying to watch.

Meanwhile, Mimi’s being an ultra whiny little spoiled brat in this episode, and it’s not made at all better by the fact that she’s the one who’s mostly right in this situation, but they’re both in the wrong.

This was the debut of the annoying literal sacks of crap, Sukamon and Chuumon, and you know how I feel about that. The maze thing wasn’t that interesting with only one trap being seen and it was just a boring pitfall trap. I do like Kentarumon, and it was nice to get some insight into the Digivices but that was about it.

Also, reversing the rotation on the gear by kicking it? That’s a bit too silly. If Devimon’s devices can be tampered with that easily, he really sucks at this evil villain thing.

Next up, we find out what Jyou and Sora are up to. They come across a weird festival being put on by the ghost Digimon Bakemon and end up getting themselves captured by the ghouls.

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