Hey guys, Samurai here! Remember back last year when I found and purchased the first Volume of “Digimon Adventure” [Or “Digimon: Digital Monsters” in the US] from Best Buy? Well, on my lunch break today, I just so happened to stumble across this little gem; Volume 2 of “Digimon Adventure” for only $13-14 after taxes. Quite a fair price for three DVD’s worth of episodes. Granted, for those who were expecting a sub/dub release, you’ll be sorely dissapointed as this only has dub-0nly dialogue with no subtitles, but still…$14 for on-demand nostalgia. Can’t really beat it, can you?
…well, no, you really can’t. Because right next to “Digimon Adventure 01”, what did I happen to find but “Digimon Adventuure 02” [Or…”Digimon: Digital Monsters” in the US…] COMPLETE collection. Yup. All 50 episdes in a six DVD collection for…$59. Uh-huh…right…umm…this gave me quite a bit of pause. Why wasn’t “Digimon Adventure 02” given the same individual volume treatment as it’s predessor? Why lump them all together? And who the heck would pay over $60 for Season 2 of Digimon? If you recall our tag-team review from last August, myself and Otaku Andrain took the second season of “Digimon” to task for quite a few things, resulting in the following scores:
Story Breakdown – 10/25
Characters – 17.5/25
Animation – 10/12.5
Music – 10.25/12.5
Performance and Production – 9.5/25
Final Score – 57.25/100 = 57.25% – (F)
At the time, this was the worst scoring series ever reviewed on “The Cajun Samurai”…at least until ANOTHER show came along and blew it out the water. However, I know there are fans out there of Season 2 who would look at this as a small price to pay for a taste of nostalgia, and if you don’t mind a dub-only release, then by all means go forth and purchase with our blessing. Just know that we did, in fact, warn you!
One last bit of Digi-News before I go…I was doing a bit of price comparing on Walmart.com tonight, and I found out that Volume 3 of “Digimon Adventure” will be released on May 14th while “Digimon Tamers” [Or…::sighs:: “Digimon: Digital Monsters” in the US…] will be released on June 11th. While “Adventure” still carries it’s $12-13 price tag, Tamers, which is being released as a Complete Collection like “02” will be a staggering $72. Yeah, you had better save up those Digi-Dollars if you want to take a trip down this avenue on Memory Lane.