Dub Written By: Nimoy and Buccholz, of course.
Episode Notes: This episode isn’t the worst, but it really starts forcing the love triangle of DavisxKarixTK to extreme levels.
The three new Digidestined and TK and Kari travel to the Digital World without the older kids, and find themselves caught in a trap courtesy of the Emperor. Just when it appears all hope is lost, TK and Kari find two new Digieggs, which transforms their Digivices and gives Patamon and Gatomon the ability to Armor Digivolve. The new Pegasusmon and Nefertimon save the day.
Original: No dialogue, just typing.
Ken: “Let’s see. Just a few simple modifications…Perfect. Hmhmhmhm.”
The original was way more foreboding.
Original: No dialogue, but footsteps are heard approaching the lab. The Digimon hide nervously.
Patamon: “The classroom is empty! I think it’s safe to come out now.”
Gatomon: “Hold on, I’m still taking the spelling test!”
Patamon: “Sh! I hear someone coming!”
*the Digimon hide**Upamon, Poromon, and Demiveemon giggle*
The Digimon were originally nervous, and rightly so: they could have been caught and turned in or something if someone else stumbled upon them. The dub tried to make them seem much more playful, and the result is an awkward collision of happy-go-lucky dialogue and acting and tense artwork. Gatomon is especially ready for action, despite (because of?) the fact that she hasn’t finished her test yet.
Daisuke: “Are you there?”
Demiveemon: *sniffs* “Smells like…Davis!”
Davis: “Are you saying I stink?
I’ll have you know I showered two Thursdays ago!
Daisuke: “Is everyone alright?”
Davis: “Demiveemon! Did you guys have a good day at school?”
Gatomon: “No. I never finished that spelling test, so I’ll probably fail Language.”
But seriously, they’ve been locked in a computer room all day. I don’t know what the schools our fair writers have been looking at, but I certainly never had spelling tests in the computer lab, especially not in the year 2000.
Takeru: “I forgot that your family runs a convenience store.”
TK: “Good idea, in-training Digimon are bottomless pits!”
Show and don’t tell, dubbers. Besides, ALL Digimon are bottomless pits…or they were in the first season, at least.
Daisuke: “Wow, you can have snacks anytime you want, for free!”
Miyako: “Here you are!” *to Davis* “Not really…sometimes I have to help out. It’s hard work.”
Davis: “If my family owned a convenience store, I’d eat candy all day long until my teeth fell out.”
Yolei: “It’s not that glamorous. I have to pay for anything I eat, even if I work there. But the job comes with a great pension plan!”
Yolei’s face with that last line is amazing. By amazing, I mean that it makes absolutely no sense but it’s hilarious.
Upamon: “Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!”
Chibimon: “Super yummy!”
Upamon: “This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my WHOLE life, all two days of it!”
Demiveemon: “Me too!”
Poromon: *flies around the room in excitement, crowing almost like a rooster*
Poromon: “It’s hot, it’s hot, fire! Owhoohoohoo! Owwwhoo!”
I think the dubbers thought he looked like he had eaten spicy food because his face was flushed with excitement. That’s the only explanation I have.
Tailmon: “I’m anxious just thinking about our future.”
Gatomon: “I hope my first litter doesn’t act like this.”
Why does the dub insist on treating Gatomon like a normal cat? She’s a Digimon. She won’t have a first litter, or any litter for that matter. They really play her catness up in this season.
Daisuke: “Anyway, is the gate open?”
Miyako: “Let me check.” *crosses room and wakes up computer* “It’s open!”
Davis: “Let’s check to see if the gate’s open.”
Yolei: “It’s open!” *crosses room and wakes up computer* “Perfecto!”
So it wasn’t that Yolei could see out of the side of her head, she’s just psychic about the gate opening. Makes sense to me! /sarcasm
Hikari: “When I saw him in the classroom, he said he wouldn’t go home until he finished his lunch.”
Yolei: “He’s still in the lunchroom. Last time I checked, he was still chewing the same carrot 50 times.”
Yolei sounds really rude here, which is especially stark in comparison to the mild-mannered Hikari. And they omitted the fact that Japanese students eat lunch in their classrooms, because other cultures are evilllllll.
Iori’s teacher: “You don’t have to eat it all.”
Iori: “No, we shouldn’t waste food. That’s what my late father always said.”
Teacher: “I see…”
Cody: “I’m so stuffed! I only have one more tomato to eat.”
Cody’s teacher: “You don’t have to eat every bite, Cody.”
Cody: “You should never throw away any food unless it smells bad. My father used to say that before he passed away.”
Teacher: “Oh, I see.”
Cody: *sniffs tomato*
Roughly the same, but the tomato sniffing cracks me up. He looks like the smell is making him cry.
Daisuke: “What’s the matter with him?”
Davis: “Does he know we’re waiting? He’s holding us up.”
Yes, he does know. And he’s thriving on the knowledge. >:)
Reporter: “A computer programming contest was held the other day. We interviewed our winner, prodigy Ken Ichijouji.”
Reporter: “We interrupt this broadcast to bring you this latest story!”
Reporter: “The results of the national computer programming contest were just announced, and the winner is boy genius Ken Ichijouji!”
I, too, would be upset if one of my shows got interrupted for such an inane news story, Davis.
Ken: “I never thought a kid like me could win. So I was very surprised.”
Ken: “There were many well-deserving geniuses, and I am humbled to think the judges chose me to receive the top prize.”
If that was a contest for Japanese geniuses only, and I mean literal geniuses, I have a sneaking suspicion that there weren’t very many entrants. After all, not every genius is going to focus on computer programming.
Reporter: “We spoke to one of the judges, Professor Shotsuki of Jyonan University.”
Shotsuki: “I’m very impressed! It’s unbelievable that the program was made by an elementary student. He’s certainly a genius. No doubt about it.”
Reporter: “Now let’s go live to the site of the contest with our field reporter, Jerry Rivera! Jerry?”
Jerry: “Thanks, Jackie! Young Ken wowed the judges by creating a computer program that can actually brush your teeth for you. The rumor is next year he’s planning something with floss! I can’t wait! Back to you!”
Ken Ichijouji: Keeping your teeth clean so your breath doesn’t stink as he trounces you in every imaginable field of study.
Reporter: “The other day he played chess against 20 adults. Not only is he good with computers and schoolwork, but with sports as well. He actively participates in judo and soccer.”
Reporter: “Ken’s talents include being able to play one game of chess while everyone watches…
Reporter: “…just last week he actually balanced the world’s biggest checkbook!”
Reporter: “And that’s not all! He’s a champion in judo and a star on the all-state soccer team!”
Okay, that part wasn’t so bad…
Reporter: “And girls, he’s single!”
He’s also twelve. TWELVE! Why couldn’t they just leave the dialogue alone??? I mean, come on! He was so much more awesome-sounding in the original. Twenty games of chess is way cooler than one with “everyone” watching! And that was definitely not a checkbook! Anyone who knows what a checkbook is could tell that in an instant! And why is a news reporter interrupting a children’s show to try and hook up a TWELVE YEAR OLD with a date?!?!?! GWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
…sorry about that. This part is basically the ten-second version of everything that is wrong with the English dub of Digimon, and that much idiocy condensed into ten seconds is too much for
the sane half of my mind to take.
Daisuke: “Wow! Great shot!”
Davis: “Wow! He’s almost as good as I am!”
Davis’s humility strikes again.
Reporter: “Now we’ll talk with the boy genius’s parents. Is there any special way to raise a boy like your son?”
Mrs. Ichijouji: “Not really. I didn’t do anything special.”
Mr. Ichijouji: “It was like an ugly duckling laying a golden egg.”
Reporter: “Now let’s talk to the proud parents who raised this genius, Mr. and Mrs. Ichijouji. What are some of the advantages of being the mother of one of the most brilliant children in the world?”
Mrs. Ichijouji: “Oh it’s great in the kitchen, he invented dishes that clean themselves!”
Mr. Ichijouji: “Like father, like son. I once guessed how many jelly beans were in a pickle jar!”
Like, whoa. His momma be tripping.
Iori: I can’t believe a person like him exists in the world.”
Cody: “I heard this kid is so smart that one time he gave his teachers homework.”
Yeah, it was right after he got back from balancing Bill Gates’ checkbook.
Takeru: “He’s really amazing! A real genius!”
TK: “Hey! Maybe Ken knows how to beat the Digimon Emperor!”
Just in case the piece at the beginning of the episode wasn’t enough of a hint, LET US DROP SOME ANVILS ON YOU!
Miyako: “I can write some programs, too!”
Daisuke: “But he’s also good at sports!”
Yolei: “I know more about the Digital World than that stupid kid.”
Davis: “He may be stupid, but he’s still a genius.”
Ken Ichijouji, the tooth-and-dish-cleansing all-knowing incredibly-attractive stupid genius!
Patamon: “I wonder what’s going on in the Digital World…”
Patamon: “We’re ready to go back to the Digital World now!”
Everything dub!Patamon says sounds snotty. Yeah, I know it’s because he doesn’t have a nose so he’s naturally nasally in Dubland, but it makes simple dialogue changes turn into scene-changers.
*shot of the gate, then of the kids standing in front of the computer*
Miyako: “The digital gate to the Digital World is open.”
Daisuke: “All right. Let’s go!”
Yolei: *during the shot of the gate* “The gate to the Digital World is open!”
Davis: *during the shot of the kids* “Then what are we waiting for?”
Yolei: “Yeah, forget all this talk about geniuses!”
Davis: “Next stop, the Digital World!”
Unnecessary additions because silences are evil.
Original: No dialogue.
Random People: *exclamations about Ken and computer contests*
Ken: “You’re making my shoe dirty.”
Ken: “Beat it, you mangy little mutt, or I’ll call the pound.”
Derek Stephen Prince’s VA work has gotten better this episode (Imma call him DSP if I ever mention him again, k? K.) And apparently the dog knows what the word “pound” means, because that’s how they explain away this…
One, maybe two seconds of Ken kicking the poor little puppy have been cut in the English. The dub also partially looped him talking for the second half of his line to make up for the time. If you’d like to see the original version, click here.
Mrs. Ichijouji: “Ken-chan, I have to go to work soon. I’m putting your snack on the table. Ken-chan, I know you’re so busy studying…”
Mrs. Ichijouji: “Oh Ken, you’re home! I’m going to work now, Sweetie, I’ll just leave your snack on the table. Oh, I bought a new label maker today! I just can’t stop playing with it, I even labeled the toilet!”
Mrs. Ichijouji: “Ken sure spends a lot of time alone in his room…”
For Jinnai’s sake, Ken, why aren’t you as excited about that label maker as she is?
On a semi-related note, now that the audience officially knows the Kaiser’s/Emperor’s identity, I’m just going to refer to him as Ken from now on.
Ken: “You’re running away…interesting.”
Ken: “Ooh, a chase, how interesting!”
You know, I think I’ve just realized why Ken is featured in so much slash fan fiction. DSP’s Emperor voice for Ken (and some of his “human” Ken acting) sounds very effeminate at times. This is one of those times.
Ken: “It’s not as fun if I catch you right away.”
The Japanese Ken is infinitely more creepy right here. In the best way possible.
This is a blink and you’ll miss it instance, but the dub inserts a few frames of the Gotsumon watching Ken kick Elecmon into the cell. It’s pointless, because it literally just takes out the exact moment of impact; we still see his leg swing forward for the kick and back right after. If that’s not obvious, I don’t know what is.
Most of the Gotsumon’s dialogue is fine, until this…
Gotsumon 3: “If he thinks he’s gonna catch us, he’s got rocks in his head!”
Gotsumon 2: “Then again, so do we!”
Gotsumon 2: “He’s down again.”
Gotsumon 1: “After they’re caught, they make friends fight until one goes down. And he has fun watching it.”
Gotsumon 2: “He’s making them fight each other!”
Gotsumon 1: “Digimon who are friends would never hurt each other if they weren’t under his evil spell. He enjoys watching their agony!”
The English Gotsumon actors had a little too much fun with their roles, methinks. Everything sounds much more dramatic than it looks in text.
Original: The remaining Gotsumon cower in fear.
Ken: “You two are next.”
What is silence kids? Say it with me: Evil! Very good!
Gotsumon: “And they used to be friends.”
Gotsumon: “How can they fight? They’re best friends!”
This is actually one of those rare moments when I like the dub better. Gotsumon sounds so sad in the English version that I want to cry with him.
Another really strange cut: in the original, the Gotsumon butt heads four times between the free one’s close up and Ken’s laugh. In the dub, they only butt heads twice. It doesn’t make much difference, and it was only like a second or two long, so I don’t get why this happened.
So this is really weird, and kind of random, but remember how the old style of Digivice wasn’t picking up the signal from the Digimentals in the last episode? Now it appears that Takeru and Hikari’s are registering them. Maybe it’s because it’s the signal of their Digimentals, but it comes across as an inconsistency in the plot.
Hikari: “Anyway, let’s go find them.”
Daisuke: “Alright, let’s go find it!”
Kari: “We’ll never know…unless we look for them.”
Davis: “I’ll do anything you want, Kari!”
Ooh, Kari, you don’t even have to slap a Dark Ring on this one!
A shot of the Gotsumon butting heads (and sounding incredibly exhausted by now) is replaced by Ken smiling and laughing. You can still hear them grunting in the dub under Ken’s lines, so it takes little brainpower to figure out what’s happening, but it’s another defining moment of Kaiser!Ken’s characterization that’s glazed over. He’s so sadistic that he’ll watch these “game characters” slowly kill one another in a painful and exhausting manner. Creepy.
V-mon: “Where is it?”
Daisuke: “I think it’s around here.”
Takeru: “What kind of Digimon will appear this time?”
Armadimon: “We have no idea.”
Miyako: “But are there other Chosen Children?”
Hawkmon: “We don’t know that either.”
Davis: “Hey, it’s getting pretty dark in these woods. Here Kari, I’ll hold your hand so you don’t get scared.”
Kari: “I’m NOT scared.”
TK: “And it’s not HER hand, it’s MINE.”
Davis: “Oh, sorry TJ.”
Kari: “And that’s not his name. It’s TK!”
Of all the stupid filler they could have made up for here, they had to choose this. As if the forced love triangle the dub team is forcing upon Davis, Kari, and TK isn’t painful enough, the audience is watching the group as this whole conversation is going down. No hands are being held, and Davis isn’t anywhere near anyone else’s hands anyhow. The closest person to him is Cody, and there are two Digimon between them. Ugh.
Davis restarts the old trend of hushing the group while he’s the only person talking, but otherwise his dialogue remains mostly the same for a little while.
Ken: “How can silly humans like you come in and out of this world?”
Ken: “Only a Chosen Child can come into this world.”
Daisuke: “So why are you here?”
Ken: “Because I am a Chosen Child.”
Takeru: “A Chosen Child?”
Hikari: “You’re one too?”
Ken: “Anyway, when you’re around, I feel quite unhappy because it feels like we’re on the same level.”
Ken: “Who do you think you are, sneaking into the Digital World? What do you think this is, a movie theater or something?”
Cody: “…what’s he talking about?”
Good question, Cody. Good question indeed.
Ken: “Ordinary children are not allowed in the Digital World. Only the Digidestined are.”
Davis: “We are the Digidestined, Wonderboy!”
Ken: “You? The Digidestined? That’s physically impossible.”
TK: “Why is that impossible?”
Kari: “Yeah, why can’t we be?”
Ken: “It’s simple. Based on the laws of physics, I have determined that only perfect human beings can be Digidestined. And of course I am the only perfect human being.”
Ken learned about a very different set of physics laws than I did. Either that or I missed the lesson on Nimoy’s First Law: “All geniuses are given license to make up stuff about science.”
Daisuke: “Is there a problem if we’re the same?”
Davis: “Oh yeah, big shot? What about Kari?”
On second thought, Kari, put a Dark Ring on him. Maybe he’d shut up for once.
Ken: “A Chosen Child must be a perfect human like me. Not like you!”
Daisuke: “A perfect human?”
Ken: “You are intruders in a place where you don’t belong. You are hereby ordered to evacuate the premises without further notice.”
Davis: “The landlord told my uncle the same thing.”
Thanks for that insight, Davis. Really helpful.
Ken: “If you interrupt my game, I’ll have to punish you.”
Ken: “Why must everyone question my authority? Does it always have to turn into a great big production?”
Again with the removal of the game perspective. It’s really destroying the underlying basis for the Kaiser’s characterization, and they’ll inevitably have to half-assedly correct their removal in the future in order for things to make since.
Ken replaces the narrator this time ‘round. Tyrannomon is apparently “one of the most powerful Digimon” now, and his attack is changed from Fire Breath to Blaze Blast.
Daisuke: “Hey! What are you doing?”
Ken: *non-committal sniff*
V-mon: “Let’s do it, Daisuke!”
Davis: “Is that all you’ve got!”
Ken: *long, deep growl*
Veemon: “Are you ready for me, Davis?”
Davis, it’s probably not a good idea to ask the guy trying to take over the whole world if one dinosaur’s firepower is “all he’s got”. It’s unlucky.
Ken: “You actually think the more the better? Come out, my slaves!”
Ken: “You think you can beat me with a little addition? How do you like multiplication?!”
Damn it, Davis!
Dubteam once again decided to repeat the scene of the five Tyrannomon appearing, this time with Ken saying “The more, the merrier!” Also, when Cody says “Digi-Armor Energize”, he sounds like he’s struggling to breathe. His emphysema is really playing up again.
Ken: “My slaves! Attack those two[Tailmon and Patamon]!”
Ken: *speaking to Gatomon and Patamon* “And you two are useless, I might as well destroy you first.”
TK: “Leave them alone!”
Dub!Ken obviously failed at his research if he thinks Gatomon and Patamon are useless.
Patamon: “At this point we’re only slowing down our friends!”
Tailmon: “It’s so frustrating…!”
Patamon: “I thought that cats were always supposed to land on their feet.”
Gatomon: “Oh shut up.”
An appropriate response to any mention of Gatomon being a cat.
Digmon: “I’ll fight you now.”
Digmon: “Hello boys! Looks like you have some cavities that need filling!”
I thought their teeth looked lovely, Digmon. You’re just trying to cheat them out of some insurance money, aren’t you?
Daisuke: “You’re playing dirty, Kaiser!”
Davis: “That’s not fair, we’re outnumbered!”
Actually, each side has five Digimon. So. Besides, Daisuke was saying that it was unfair to focus their attacks on the two weakest members of the group, not that the numbers were uneven.
Ken: “It’s not how you play the game, it’s whether you win or lose.”
Interesting philosophy. Someone needs to have a word with his soccer coach.
Fladramon: “Darn it!” *Ken blocks him from helping the others* Tch!
Flamedramon: “Going somewhere? You’ll have to get through me first to get to them. *Tyrannomon growls* Eeurgh!”
I hate to break it to you, Flamedramon, but you’re gonna have to go through THEM, not the other way around.
Iori: *seeing the Digimentals* Is that…?
Hikari: “The Digimentals.”
Takeru: “If we move them, will another Digimon be born?”
Hikari: “But there’s no Chosen Child here.”
Takeru: “There’s nothing we can do…”
Cody: “What are those?”
Kari: “They’re Digieggs?”
TK: “Great, what do we do now, wait around for a new kid to lift it so another new Digimon will be born?”
Kari: “But there aren’t any Digidestined left.”
TK: “What are those symbols on the front of them?”
How TK can see the fronts of the Digieggs with so much light is beyond me.
Takeru: “I was able to lift it!”
TK: “I’m stronger than I thought!”
And I thought we had already ascertained that strength is not relative to the ability to pick up the Digieggs. I guess we were both mistaken.
And in the most unsurprising plot revelation ever, Patamon and Tailmon get Armor Evolutions! Pegasmon is “Soaring Hope” in the original and “Flying Hope” in the dub, while Nefertimon goes from being “The Light of Smiles” to “The Angel of Light”. I kind of thought Angewomon already filled that particular role, but whatever.
Hikari: “It’s us! So they were our Digimentals! Nefertimon!”
Nefertimon: “Great, Hikari! Now we can fight with them!”
Kari: “Nefertimon, you’re beautiful. But the best part is now that you can fly, we don’t have to walk anymore!”
Nefertimon: “Well don’t get too excited, these wings aren’t broken in yet.”
I like Nefertimon’s voice. It still didn’t make that terrible dialogue okay.
Takeru: “We’re not holding them back anymore.”
TK: “Alright! My very own Armor Digimon!”
I don’t like Pegasusmon’s voice yet. It made the terrible dialogue worse with only two syllables.
“Break-Up” plays in the original version from the time Patamon and Tailmon evolve into their new forms, and remains in play through the battle. The dub chooses to insert dramatic music when Davis and Yolei are backed against the cliff, as if viewers don’t already know they’re going to be saved by the new forms.
Pegasmon becomes Pegasusmon in the dub.
Narrator: “Pegasmon! A holy-beast Digimon that becomes strong against evil. His secret technique is a holy beam, the Silver Blaze!”?
Armadillomon: “That’s Pegasusmon! He’s one wild horse! When he attacks with his Star Shower his enemy will be blasted into outerspace.”
So to be clear…Pegasusmon stopped being a holy beast and became a wild horse…IN SPACE!
Narrator: “Nefertimon! A holy-beast Digimon that fights darkness with a powerful light. Her secret technique is red hot beams shot from her headdress, The Curse of the Queen!”
Veemon: “And that’s Nefertimon! She is a flying fighting machine with nine lives, and she’s quite a shot when tossing those Rosetta Stones of hers!”
And Nefertimon gave up her holiness for a career in Egyptian shotput?
Also, their dual attack Sanctuary Bind became Golden Noose, Pegasmon’s Needle Rain was lumped in with Star Shower, and Nefertimon’s Nile Jewelry became another version of Rosetta Stone.
Original: No dialogue until the kids are back in the computer lab.
Hikari: “I can’t forgive that kid! He’s abusing those unable to evolve!”
Kari: “I wanna get a digital picture of this for my computer scrapbook.” *transition back to the computer lab* “These photos turned out great, except the Tyrannomon all have redeye. Oh, wait a minute, I forgot they always have red eyes.”
But…but we clearly just saw…blue eyes…less than thirty seconds before…
Daisuke: “Exactly! I’ll beat him to a pulp.”
Hikari: “Don’t you agree with me, Takeru-kun?”
Takeru: “Yeah, I can’t believe he’s human like us. And it’s crazy for him to think the Digital World is all his.”
Davis: “I’m so mad! Just wait ‘til I get my hands on that Digimon Emperor!”
Kari: “You’ll defeat the Emperor, won’t you TK?”
TK: “I’m not sure, Kari, but we’ll give it our best shot. The problem is that we’ve never faced an enemy who’s human before. How do we fight him?”
Kari is either a Class A+ bitch or she just didn’t hear Davis’s statement and just happened to choose the perfect moment to show her unwavering trust in TK’s ability to protect her. I’m leaning toward the former.
Iori: “I realize that everybody’s Digimentals are different.”
Daisuke: “What? What do you mean?”
Iori: “Daisuke-san, Miyako-san, and I all had Digimon from Digimentals, but Takeru-san and Hikari-san got them in a different way. That is, they didn’t have new Digimon, but their own Digimon were able to Armor Evolve.”
Cody: “TK brings up an interesting point we should all consider.”
Davis: “Oh yeah? What point is that?”
Cody: “Well, this is quite a little army we’ve put together so far. We’ve met our three new Digimon, and they’ve been able to Armor Digivolve, and even Gatomon and Patamon have found a way to bypass the Digimon Emperor’s Dark Digivice as well. But even with all our power combined we still haven’t had the strength to defeat the Digimon Emperor in the Digital World, yet we still keep forgetting the fact that he’s human.”
Well, I mean, they technically haven’t used all their powers combined yet
to summon Captain Planet to fight the Emperor. But still, Cody’s got a decent point, even if it a completely different one than Iori made.
Takeru: “Yes, I never expected it.”
Hikari: “But I was really happy.”
Miyako: “Boy, he makes me mad!”
Iori: “The Digimon Kaiser? I wonder who he is exactly?”
Daisuke: “Whatever he is, I just can’t forgive him!”
TK: “Yeah, but I still don’t get it. What’s your point?”
Kari: “He means we have to fight differently!”
Yolei: “How do you suggest we do that?”
Cody: “If we find out his human identity, maybe we can defeat him from this side where his powers aren’t as strong!”
Davis: “What do we do, knock on doors asking for the Digimon Emperor?”
Cody’s thinking way ahead of the game here, but I kind of like it. Yolei, on the other hand, is misdirecting her anger. Why take it out on Kari, girl?
Iori: *thinking* But I’m not the type of person who fights with others…
Cody: *thinking* I knew I shouldn’t have expressed my opinions, now they’ll all just make fun of me.
Iori was concerned that he wouldn’t be able to fight because of his personality. Cody is afraid of being bullied…I think?
Miyako: “It looks like we’re playing an adventure game!”
Daisuke: “I thought you were afraid!”
Miyako: “Mm…never mind!”
Yolei: “You’re a little young to be worrying about those things, Cody.”
Davis: “Yeah, just let us older kids come up with a plan!”
Yolei: “Aren’t they cute?!”
…and it looks like Cody was right. Damn, those guys were cold. And could Yolei get any more vapid?
Original: Nothing but the clacking of a keyboard and an unsettling noise as Ken’s computer turns off.
Ken: “Tomorrow’s another day.”
The original was really creepy. The dub had crappy music and unnecessary dialogue, so it didn’t achieve the creepiness of the original. It’s luckily hard to destroy the symbolism created by the screen blinking off, so the overall feeling of the scene is definitely kept intact.
Total Episode Retained: 99%