A virtual world was created by the present-day network called the "Digital World." The "Digital Monster," which is a digital life object, was born, and the host computer Yggdrasil managed the different Digital World areas. However, it developed the X Program of fear to eliminate all Digimon in the old world and develop a new Digital World for only certain Digimon... Now, the greatest crisis ever approaches the Digital World.
The X-Digimon, a new type of Digital Monster, is hunted by the Royal Knights who protect the Digital Worlds. Their master, the network overseer Yggdrasil, seeks to set in motion Project Ark to renew the Digital Worlds and create new Digimon, but at the cost of all other digital life. This new X-Digimon will seek out the answers to its own existence as it tries to protect the life of all Digimon, and in the process it will change the Digital Worlds forever.
Digimon movies are usually related to the series, however this movie is the exception. It has no relationship with the anime series but a remake of the manga Digimon Chronicle, only without involving human in the story, also comes in full 3D CG. Even the story has no interaction of human world. Usually a normal digimon fan will say "No human? That's boring man.."
But I don't think so, digimon is sometimes better without human, so we can only focus with the story and characterization of the digimon, also how they face such a thing..
The background story is about the digital world, where digimon lives in it is experiencing a serious chaos. Unlike other series, while the chaos of other digimon series (except Tamers) involves about darkness invasion or evil swarm, this series has no dark or evil related things. The chaos is about the overpopulation of digital world, which the host computer, Yggdrasil can't handle and thus it executes the X Program in order to make only some of chosen digimon will be survived in the end of execution, named Project Ark.
Maybe there will be many questions we want to know. We will perhaps ask: "What's the purpose of Project Ark?" "Why Yggdrasil dares to do such a thing? Doesn't it really care about the life of a lot of digimon out there? It's a host computer a.k.a. God of Digital World." We would expect in the first that: "Yggdrasil is so evil of doing such of things. It doesn't care about others' life.."
But who knows? We'll see it then...
Now we go to the story progress.. This movie tells a story about Dorumon, a digimon that owns X-Antibody naturally being hunted by Leomon who eventually died bcos he didn't dare to kill such an innocent Child level digimon, asking Dorumon to live for him later before he died. And then being rejected by 3 Mushmons saying that Dorumon is the one who will bring destruction just like another X-Antibody digimon because he had a red ruby on his forehead, explaining that Dorumon is the personification of the launching of the X Program. Meanwhile, Royal Knights, which are responsible for the execution of Project Ark, began to do that task. However, debate came between 2 of the Royal Knights, Dukemon and Omegamon. Dukemon, on the other hand, refuse to do the task because he seems that the Project Ark is something wrong. Even the Project Ark eventually came to the second level, to destroy everything including all digimon.
We might also ask: "Omegamon, one of Royal Knights want to kill a lot of digimon? That's crazy! Where is his proud of being guardian of digital world? What an evil motive.."
Is that so? I doubt it..
Now we go to the characterization progress and development.. Dorumon is the main protagonist of this movie. He's just an innocent Child digimon who always questioning about what's his purpose of being live. He often got into danger thanks to the execution of Project Ark. He can't bear his sadness seeing many digimon died for surviving, even some of them died for him. He later thought that his existence is just bringing chaos to other digimon, and also thinking that his existence is not needed in this world. Nevertheless, he later began matured as the story progresses. He's not the typical shounen MC who finished everything with only his own power and being the leader of the comrade, also he's not the only one that the story only focused in. The Royal Knights also had a lot of characterization as the story progresses. The knights aren't truly evil, no, they're not evil at all. They're just in dilemma, whether to obey their master or to struggle for the existence of everything, they must be facing the most difficult situation. They were later thinking about what they have done before and began to find the answer of Yggdrasil.
So, is Yggdrasil that evil? Does it really want to end the digimon life cycle? No, Yggdrasil was just in desperation. Why it really dare to do such a thing? Why was it desperate about it? The answer is really, really simple. Because Yggdrasil only wants to 'LIVE'.. So simple right? That's what I really like about this movie. They're facing a very difficult situation, but the reason of the difficult situation was really simple. That's why it became the theme of this movie. [ Subete no Inochi wa Ikiru Tame ni Aru ], meaning "Life exists for living." Even they said this sentence in the end of the movie.
The theme is really simple, but if you understand it deeper, you'll find how beautiful the sentence is. Even I think that the sentence actually wants to tell you some values of life.
Well, we usually see someone being desperate of such a thing and eventually ended up suicide. They didn't find their purpose of life so that they thought being dead was better. Dude, even in this movie, all digimon were struggling with all their might in order to live although for just a second.
We even usually see many people killed or enslaved something with life (animals) for no apparent reason and without mercy. They just want to do for their own sake without concerning others' life. That's why I think the writers concerned about those situations so they want to share their thoughts with this movie.
This is not an ordinary digimon movie, this is a movie that tells you the values of life.
I have no comment about the sound and graphic, it's just as awesome as they are.. Well, it's a 2005 film after all, so with that graphic and sound, it's more than great.
I hope this review will be useful for you all and I highly recommend it for loyal Digimon fans.
I'm a digimon fan indeed, but I won't always say that all digimon series are the best. No, I'm not a digifag.. I just found this digimon movie being different comparing to other series and it had something very special in it. read more
Every Digimon season has one or more short films that serve to tell something that didn’t fit anywhere into the original. However, Digimon X – Evolution is a self-standing film of film length that has a story and world of its own. It doesn’t depend on popularity of anything as it creates something completely new. The question is, does it need other series to look appealing or can it truly stand on its own?
Probably the first thing any Digimon fan is going to notice is the lack of human characters and complete focus on the Digimon and the Digital World. This is further emphasised by using CGI for animation. This setting will either chase Digimon fans away or pull them in depending on whether they watched Digimon series for human characters or for the world itself. I was really happy when I found out that this was only about Digimon because it’s something that hadn’t been explored before.
Like I wrote before, the story is completely set in the Digital World. However, the Digital World is close to destruction. The main problem is that it got overpopulated as thus the host computer, Yggdrasil, decided to let only the chosen few live. The Royal Knights, protectors of Yggdrasil and the strongest Digimon in existence, are to execute that task. So begins the hunt of Digimon by Digimon and complete chaos ensues. The film doesn’t even try to go lightly about it and the ugliness of strong fighting the weakest is fully shown. In comes our lead, Dorumon, that doesn’t remember anything and his goal is both finding his purpose and surviving. However, soon its discovered that Yggdrasil’s plan isn’t exactly the same as he told his Royal Knights and they face a difficult decision, to stay by their master and watch the death of many Digimon or to protect those, that are helpless and oppose the one they swore their loyalty to.
We are watching the growth of Dorumon, not only evolution wise but also nature wise and maturity wise. While not being exactly an action anime lead, Dorumon is rather weak and helpless, what is something even he acknowledges, he has a very realistic character. His only goal is his survival and survival of his friends but he get swept into hell very fast. He is never black or white and never tries to have moral upper hand. The Royal Knights aren’t exactly villains either. They face very difficult decisions and each of them solves it differently. Every character has their own nature, both good and bad sides and the also make bad and good decisions. No character is what they seem at first sight.
Animation is very fluent and for CGI truly amazing even though I generally hate it. To me it made the atmosphere much better because it really gave me the feeling like it was happening inside of a computer. And at times it made me wonder whether a computer should really have the right to control the lives of living beings. That’s one of the things I really liked about this film. While it rises very philosophical questions for a Digimon film it never asks them directly but rather shows them to you.
The only real problem I had with this film was that the setting was very complicated and since we were thrown right into the middle along with Dorumon, there was never time for explaining things in depth. Most of the situation had to be deduced by what was going on. That isn’t a generally bad thing but in an action film full of stuff happening left and right it was changing too fast to keep track of it. Generally, I’d say that enjoyment depends on what the idea of Digimon only film makes you feel. If it interests you, watch this. If not, don’t bother or give it a try but don’t expect much of it. read more
The digital world becomes over populated so the god of the digital world decides to destroy it and make a new one. The digimon that were not chosen for the new world had obtained something called X anti-bodies that gave them greater power and different look, there god fearing their power orders his elite warriors known as the Royal Knights to kill them.
It begins with a digimon called Dorumon trying to survive while being hunted down by the royal knights and other digimon looking to kill him for his antibodies. Along the the way he finds friends willing to fight by his side and fight to save as well against beings far more powerful then they are. You also see the Royal Knights take on what there doing and if it's right.
Dorumon: While this character rarely speaks, just seeing his reaction and struggles as well as being so cute really makes you feel for the little guy. He is brave and kind creature that cares for his friends and will fight for them.
WarGreymon X and MetalGarurumon X: Two of the few surviving digimon who risk there lies fighting off the Royal Knight, seeing there desperate struggle and leadership in battles is very captivating.
Omegamon/omnimon and The Royal Knights: Seeing there views and thoughts on what they are ordered to do whether it's good or bad and choosing either there duty or what is right to them is very interesting.
Interesting animation and attacks.
Touching and sad Moments.
Good characters and some nice development.
Seeing popular digimon fight enemies and each other.
Even digimon fans will be lost in what's going on at first.
The animation may take time to get use to
It's a very good digimon movie my second fav in fact, good action, drama and I think shows you can have a good digimon story without humans. While not being the same characters it's cool to see some familiar Faces so recommend it to all digimon fans.
Based on the Digital Monster virtual pet (think Tamagotchis), Digimon has expanded into one of top anime franchises over the course of nearly two decades. The series has its roots in video games, and many of the most notable installments are found in the Digimon World series.
Digimon is a beloved franchise that has spanned many years and several series. But just like every franchise that's lasted this long, there are a collection of juicy little facts few people know. Here are twenty of the most interesting facts of the Digimon franchise.