[RELEASE] Digimon Xros Wars II – 25 (79) [END] H264 & XViD
The twenty fifth and last episode of Digimon Xros Wars: The Boy Hunters Who Leap Through Time! The bonus interview mildly hints that Digimon is not over, but for now, this is the final episode.
Our next update for Xros Wars will be the revised and final batch release of the series (it will include the first two parts subbed by Ryuu-Rogue). It won’t be for awhile but when it happens, all torrents for individual episodes will be taken down. In the meantime, I’ll take any comments or suggestions you have for us to consider for the final batch. -onkeikun
Just to write my opinion about the final episode somewhere: I liked it a lot actually. For someone who hates Xros Wars through and through, and wouldn’t rewatch a single episode for personal enjoyment if she could help it, I rewatched this episode several times. Since Hunters is an episodic arc, watching this last episode all on its own (key point: without remembering the lack of plot and character development that came before it) made me feel excited about Digimon like I used to. Tagiru and Gumdramon show a close bond in mind and spirit, and although the rival characters (including Hideaki) were highly neglected, they show an immediate determination to set things to rights instead of wallowing which is admirable.
I think it is mostly the expectation that the old characters would have a bigger role than they did that has everyone disappointed. I already knew that they were going to be in the background when they were first announced — this is after all, first and foremost a series about Tagiru and Gumdramon — so while I wasn’t happy about it when I first heard the news, I also wasn’t personally hung up about how they were only used for convenience. Although I have to say I was disappointed too that AiM never spoke!
I guess what I am trying to say is, Xros Wars is meant to please the new generation of children while only giving a passing nod to its viewers from 13 years ago. Please take it for what it is, as entertainment, without thinking too deeply.
Once again, the boys in the fansubbing team were a lot more excited about this series than I was. Thank you nezucho and teryx for your continued positive influence and interest in the show. You and the other people who gave me supportive comments were the ones who kept me going even though I wanted to abandon it all.
We will continue with Tamers from now on, but will we pick up a new Digimon anime series if it does come out? At the moment, I give a hesitant ‘yes’. Obviously I’ve already shown that I can keep translating for Digimon despite my personal feelings along the way. A final answer would be more dependent on life factors at that time.
The finale put a good spin on the entire series, so don’t write Hunters off as Digimon’s ‘Seed Destiny’! Seeing Guilmon again was a bonus to me n.n I’d like to thank nezucho and onkei for their patience in showing the ropes to this first-time timer, it’s been great working on Digimon together. Thank you all for watching!
For all its many flaws, I enjoyed tuning in to watch the show every week. We got to meet some interesting Digimon and characters. I used to think of Gumdramon as a purple Keroro, but he’s his own character to me now. I think Toei has tried something new with each season. For Xros Wars, there was more emphasis on huge armies and robot-like fusions. For Hunters in particular, they tried bringing in time/dimension travel and using an episodic (monster of the week, if you will) format. It may not have worked for some people, but at least they are willing to take risks and try new things. If there is another Digimon series in the future, I think they will go back to a more continuous narrative format. And like Onkei said, this show is mainly aimed at kids, so don’t overanalyze it like it’s Shakespeare.
As for the final episode, I enjoyed it even though I thought the five heroes could have gotten more screentime. Although, when Taiki says, “A hero needs goggles!” I almost expected Masaru to interject and say “Screw you! No they don’t!” 😄
Thanks to Onkei and teryx for all their hard work and persistence, even though some of the more boring episodes. Thanks for watching everyone! Hope to see you around in the future!