Plot: Jo’s at his boiling point as he tries to be smart and safe while the others keep joking about their situation and not taking things seriously. In an effort to protect everyone from the dangers of Infinity Mountain while trying to get a view of the island, Jo takes it upon himself to sneak out and climb the mountain on his own with Gomamon following behind. But when the gentle Unimon gets hit by a Black Gear, both Jo and Gomamon will need to protect everyone.
Title Change: A Roar! Ikkakumon! is changed to Ikkakumon’s Harpoon Torpedo!
Also, that is another awesome title card.
Gomamon isn’t berating Joe for complaining about the cold in the original. It’s also a pretty out of place line since it’s the very first line we get. We don’t hear or see Joe complaining before this so it just seems weird.
Joe: “I’m allergic to fur…” No one brought up fur. Gomamon just said to think warm.
Mimi doesn’t bring up snowmen, nor do the Digimon ask if a snowman is a Digimon from their world. They just keep talking about snowball fights.
In the shot of Takeru, Taichi, Yamato and Koushiro talking, you can’t hear what they’re saying. Jo’s talking over it all about how a massive temperature drop and snow wouldn’t be fun – it’d be a serious situation because it would make it incredibly difficult to make camp. In the dub, you can hear the boys talking and Joe has no dialogue. The boys are also talking about how the snow will all fall on Joe’s head when it happens and they can’t wait to see it.
A pretty significant point here is left out as Jo says he has to protect everyone because he’s the oldest. It reflects that Jo’s not just a stuffy worry wart who can’t relax, but that he’s taken it upon himself to be the one that ensures that everyone stays safe. While it can be argued that he’s a worry wart anyway, in this situation he believes he doesn’t have the luxury of goofing around and not being serious because someone has to be responsible and watch out for the group’s well-being in more ways than one.
They get the next part basically right, but the reason the group can smell the hot spring is because they can smell the sulfur. The dub seems to imply that they can smell the steam, which doesn’t really make sense.
Jo originally points out that everyone’s cheerful yet he can’t be because he holds the responsibility. In the dub, he talks about how it would be big trouble if these eggs got them sick because there’s no doctor around.
Yamato says the eggs would go great with soft rice and everyone agrees. In the dub, he says the eggs would go great with ketchup, and, while TK agrees with that sentiment, Sora says it sounds gross. I guess eggs with ketchup is more American than rice.
I have to wonder what kind of eggs those are. There are no chickens in the Digital World, are there?
Despite the fact that Matt says he liked ketchup on his eggs, he later requests salsa (That’s a thing too?) In the original, Yamato says he’d like mayonnaise on his eggs, which, while maybe sounding weird, isn’t that odd considering egg salad and deviled eggs.
Sora says she likes sauce on hers (what sauce, I don’t know.) In the dub, Sora just responds to Matt’s comment about salsa.
Koushiro says he likes his eggs with ponzu on them, which is basically citrus fruit juice. In the dub, while they could’ve said something like lemon or orange juice, they decided to have him say—wait for it……Mustard and jellybeans….Okay, the ponzu stuff was a little gross but quirky. Mustard and jellybeans? Just…why?! Why would ever even think to try that?!
Takeru also originally agrees with Taichi and the others that saying the ponzu stuff is weird whereas TK says it sounds good.
Mimi says their suggestions are weird then follows it up by saying she likes her eggs topped with sugar and maybe some natto (fermented soy beans)….Dub!Mimi says she likes them covered in maple syrup and cherries. Ya know, I’m gonna have to side with Joe here, what is wrong with just salt and pepper? I mean, ketchup’s okay, and I really like cheese on them, but a lot of these suggestions are just gross. I understand that’s sorta the joke, but ew.
The group also responds to Mimi’s favorite with disgust, but in the dub TK, while looking grossed out and covering his mouth with his hands, mind you, says it probably tastes good.
Jo originally says that the Japanese culture is falling apart due to, yes, their bizarre egg preferences. Joe leaves this out.
Jo doesn’t mention anything about Yamato squeezing his arm like Joe does. And he barely touched Joe so I dunno what that was about.
Sora’s the one who explains why Taichi wants to climb Infinity Mountain in the original over a shot of Taichi arguing with Yamato. In the dub, Tai’s the one saying it. The same happens with Yamato.
Yamato says that he’s not going to let Taichi’s recklessness get them into danger. In the dub, Matt tells Tai to put his fists down when he talks to him and says Tai keeps trying to bully himself into being leader.
Jo doesn’t mention anything about being good at climbing in the original, he just says he has to be the one to climb Infinity Mountain.
Gomamon claims Joe’s not being honest with himself (which could be a poke at his future crest since it’s Honesty in the original) and says he was really scared of going up there alone because he felt he might be helpless.
In the dub, Gomamon says under his breath that he sometimes has to trick Joe (in reference to saying he’s not following Joe, he has stuff to do on Infinity Mountain.) Joe asks if he said something and Gomamon says he was saying it’s a nice night for a walk. Joe tells Gomamon he’s crazy, and Gomamon replies that that’s okay because he has more fun that way.
Jo originally says that he doesn’t quite trust Gomamon on Unimon being a nice and gentle Digimon since similar information like that has been wrong in the past, and Gomamon doesn’t deny this. In the dub, they skip these lines and go straight to saying that the stream must be Unimon’s watering hole and that he’s coming down for a drink.
Gomamon: *as Unimon’s drinking* “I told you he was a nice Digimon. He wouldn’t hurt a fly.” Yes because drinking water…means you’re nice?
Unimon’s dub voice ruins his whole majestic image, in my opinion….He has no voice in the original, just horse noises.
Attack Name Change: Holy Shot is changed to Aerial Attack. I like the original better.
Greymon originally just says nothing and gets up when Tai asks if he’s okay. In the dub….he responds by saying “I’m stylin’, dude!”…….Uggggghhhh.
Another post-evolution song gone.
Attack Name Change: Harpoon Vulcan is changed to Harpoon Torpedo.
Tai: “Wow, Joe, you were pretty jammin’ out there!” Stop it!
Yay they did it! They made it to the peak of Infinity Mountain……Which begs the question why they didn’t think to just take Birdramon before….Or Kabuterimon for that matter. The big fight was about it being dangerous to make the climb, but if they could bypass the climb by flying, which Taichi and Sora did, then….what was the point of the argument? I guess the real point was that no one was sitting down and thinking about it, but still that’s pretty damn obvious.
The big revelation on top of the mountain was supposed to be that the ocean was so vast and you could see nothing as far as the eye could see. While the dub does basically say the same thing, they don’t act like this is some drastic revelation like the original, they just brush it off.
Next up is a bunch of debuts; Leomon, Ogremon and the big baddie for this part of the season, Devimon. This is also the part where the kids get separated from each other. Things are really getting interesting now!
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