Is Digimon really more than a decade old? And doesn't that make you feel old? I wasn't exactly young when it was first on, but it was among the first anime I've seen. Once I got into it, it was one of the few I made a point to watch regularly. Along with the stuff screened at the local anime club, it's one of those shows that got me hooked on anime in the first place. To me, however, it was not only a gateway but a destination in its own right. It had strong characters, it had a plot and every so often some pretty hardcore stuff that set it apart from typical children's entertainment. It's anime that I hold up as one of my favorites with no irony or shame.
But how does Digimon hold up now?
Since I last watched the original Digimon Adventure seasons, I'm a decade older and have seen tons more anime. Some good, some not, but only a handful that I say I enjoyed more than Digimon. But is that really the case? Let's find out.
Presenting System Restore- my thoughts as I watch Digimon all over again... episode-by-episode, season-by-season. No, it's not going to be deep introspective analysis of the twelve-year-old kids and their monster friends. But we're not waxing the nostalgia either. This is a look back at an underrated gateway series through the eyes of someone with feet planted on the other side. We're treating this as an honest anime and trying to figure out why we all found it so cool in the first place.