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A Million Points of Light
ぼくらのデジタルワールド
(Bokura no Digital World)
"Our Digital World"
Production
company
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) March 25, 2001
(En:) May 19, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Seth Walther
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroyuki Kakudo
Chief Anim.
Director
Setsuko Nobuzane
Art Yukiko Iijima
Animation
studio
Toei Animation

Now at full strength, MaloMyotismon begins enveloping the world in darkness, though the world is soon fighting back, as DigiDestined from all over the world make a final effort to defeat him once and for all.

Note: There is no recap video available for this episode, as it is the last in the series.

Synopsis

As MaloMyotismon covers the Real World in darkness, Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, Shakkoumon and Silphymon continue to fight, but are defeated by MaloMyotismon's "Screaming Darkness" attack. However Davis and the DigiDestined continue to fight saying that they wouldn't give up.

In the Real World, the original DigiDestined, except Mimi who is in New York, travel to the summer camp where they were first transported to the Digital World, as all other gates have been sealed by BlackWarGreymon. They are accompanied by their respective families and the families of Davis, Yolei and Cody. They bring Noriko Kawada (a girl infected with the Dark Spore) with them. She is also accompanied by her parents. They intend to go to the Digital World to have Oikawa remove the Dark Spore from Noriko as well as help fight MaloMyotismon.

At the summer camp, they try to find a way to open the gate. Agumon is concerned that they may not be able to go to the Digital World. Tai attempts to open the gate by holding out his Digivice and shouting for the gate to open but fails. Izzy is then startled by his laptop. When asked if there is something wrong, he states that something is happening to the gates across the world. The DigiDestined from all over the world gather their Digivices, pointing them towards the sky. The light from their Digivices combat MaloMyotismon's darkness, refusing to give in and give up to MaloMyotismon.

In the Digital World, the partner Digimon of all the DigiDestined gather to battle MaloMyotismon and surround him. Gabumon states that it was the light of the Digivices that lead them there. Gomamon is glad that all the partner Digimon of all the DigiDestined came to help out. Biyomon and Tentomon then declare to MaloMyostimon that they will not allow him to succeed. MaloMyotismon deems their attempt to stop him useless and uses Screaming Darkness on them. The partner Digimon struggle but refuse to give up. Palmon then calls out to Mimi for help.

In the Real World, Mimi answers the call for help and cries out Palmon's name. Mimi then sends a beam of golden light from her Digivice to the sky. Immediately, the DigiDestined from across the world follow suit, calling out their respective partner Digimon's name and sending beams of golden light from their Digivices to the sky. Tai and the others, realizing that the gate in their location has opened, enter the Digital World, bringing Noriko with them.

Noriko's father is shocked by Noriko's sudden disappearance and looks for her. Matt and T.K's parents quickly assure Noriko's that she will be fine and that they should believe in them, earning agreement from the other parents, with Yuuko adding that everything will end up fine, just as it was three years ago.

All of the gates to the Digital World on Earth open and the golden light of the Digivices rain down onto the Digital World, engulfing the partner Digimon and transporting all the DigiDestined to the battle site as well as weakening MaloMyotismon, who was born of pure darkness. The DigiDestined descend to the battle site in the Digital World.

The original Japanese DigiDestined arrive with all of the other children, and Izzy explains to a surprised Matt that all the gates opened up at the same time, which Tai attributes to the bonds between the children and their partners, while Joe explains to Davis and the others that they're there to assist.

However, Oikawa's children, still in the dream dimension, become pessimistic since they lack Digimon partners, strengthening MaloMyotismon through their negative emotions in the form of a dark cloud. Davis and T.K. work to convince the children that they too can achieve their dreams, with Davis stating that someday he wants to open a noodle cart, and the seeded children begin stating their own aspirations. Now convinced by Davis that they can still realize their dreams, the children generate a flood of positivity that causes MaloMyotismon's physical form to disintegrate.

The children's positive emotions summon their own partner Digimon and Digivices, delighting them, and MaloMyotismon is reduced to a dark cloud. Defiant, the demon states that even without a body, he will continue to fuel darkness in this world, but the determined DigiDestined gift their light to Imperialdramon, who channels it into a massive "Giga Crusher" attack that destroys MaloMyotismon permanently.

As Imperialdramon Fighter Mode, Shakkoumon, and Silphymon degenerate, Gennai appears and tells Gatomon he has a present for her: her tail ring, which she lost during Ken's reign as the Digimon Emperor. Gennai explains that Gatomon's tail ring was able to control the power of darkness in the Digital World, and allowed DNA Digivolution.

Everyone starts to celebrate but Cody notices Oikawa, still in the dream dimension and weakened by MaloMyotismon. Cody quickly goes to him and tries to carry him out of the dream dimension though it is pointless. Oikawa realizing that these are his last moments tells Cody about the first time he met his father and their first encounter with digimon, he thanks the DigiDestined. Oikawa then has his partner digimon appear in front of him, happy yet sad that he had a digimon partner waiting for him he fades into butterflies and uses the Dream Dimension's power to transform his physical form into energy and uses his life force to revitalize the Digital World.

The saddened DigiDestined pay their final respects to Oikawa, as his life force transforms into a swarm of butterflies, which flutter off into the distance.

Much later, T.K. finishes typing his novel, recounting the events of the children's adventure. His son calls for him, worried that they'll be late, and T.K. explains that many things have changed since that fateful day.

Now twenty five years on, the Japanese DigiDestined have now grown up and becomes parents, and their children have Digimon of their own, along with everyone else on Earth. T.K., the story's narrator, explains that he is a novelist detailing the DigiDestined's adventures, as he and his son leave to attend a gathering of the Japanese DigiDestined.

Tai, who now has a son, is a diplomat to the Digital World alongside Agumon. Matt and Sora are married with a daughter and a son, and Matt and Gabumon are the first Human/Digimon team to land on Mars, while Sora and Biyomon are fashion designers. Izzy researches the Digital World with Joe's older brother and has a daughter, with whom he shares a personal language. Mimi stars in a cooking show with Palmon, who is very clumsy on screen, and has a son. Mimi still wears her signature cowboy hat, but during her cooking show is the only time she ever takes it off. Joe is the Digital World's first doctor and has a son. Kari is a kindergarten teacher and has a son that has inherited her whistle. Ken and Yolei are married with three children, two boys and a girl, and Ken is a detective with Stingmon, while Yolei has become a housewife. Cody's become a defense attorney and has a daughter. Davis has finally opened his noodle cart, which has become a worldwide enterprise and is a worldwide success. He also has a son who has inherited Tai's goggles.

T.K. states that the children have inherited the DigiDestined's duty to protect the worlds, and that Kari's dream of a harmonious bond between every human and Digimon has finally come true. The children, now playing a game of tag, run around as the Oikawa butterflies flutter into the sky.

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Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)

Humans Fresh In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Other




Digimon Analyser

No Digimon are analysed in this episode.

Digivolutions

(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 1 Veemon
Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Veemon t
+ Wormmon
Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 1 Wormmon
Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Wormmon t
+ Veemon
Shakkoumon 3 Armadillomon
Shakkoumon t Arrow RR Red.png Armadillomon t
+ Patamon

Shakkoumon 3 Patamon
Shakkoumon t Arrow RR Red.png Patamon t
+ Armadillomon
Silphymon 5 Hawkmon
Silphymon t Arrow RR Red.png Hawkmon t
+ Gatomon
Silphymon 5 Gatomon 7 (Tail Ring)
Silphymon t Arrow RR Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R Blue.png Gatomon t
+ Hawkmon

Quotes

"The dying of the light, and nothing to rage against it!"

—Seems MaloMyotismon reads a bit too much.

Davis: "Well, I want to open...a noodle cart!"
T.K. and Yolei: "Huh?"

—Davis's dream brings much bewilderment to his peers.

Tai: "Digi-port open! Please?"
Matt: "Guess our parents were wrong; that isn't the magic word."

—Matt picks the wrong time to question parenting.

"Don't worry, my spirit will remain here in the Digital World; I will protect it. Good-bye Digidestined, and thank you!"

Oikawa gives a hopeful farewell

"Kairi's a teacher—she actually likes being in school!"

T.K. is a bit surprised at Kari's life choices.

"Ken and Stingmon are detectives, though Yolei says he can't seem to detect when it's his turn to do the dishes."

T.K. engages in gossip.

Yolei: "Now whatever happens, don't get all panicky, okay?"
Yolei's son: "But Mom, that's what you always do!"

—Yolei's son knows his mother all too well.

'"Quick, everyone use your Digivices and we can get rid of this pesky darkness forever!"

-Imperialdramon preparing to destroy the Digidestined's oldest enemy.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • Unlike most of the international DigiDestined whose partner Digimon were sent back to the Digital World by the main DigiDestined, Derek's, Catherine's and Rosa's partner Digimon (Crabmon, Floramon and Gotsumon respectively) weren't. They are clearly seen celebrating Christmas with partners near the end of Digimon World Tour, Pt. 3. However, Crabmon, Floramon and Gotsumon are somehow in the Digital World in this episode.
  • Noriko is able to go through the gate to the digital world with the old Digidestined while she doesn't have a Digivice, although it was said in previous episode that the only way to enter the Digital world is to have a Digivice.

Animation errors

  • As the DigiDestined descend to the Digital World, Tai, who unlike all the other DigiDestined whose partner Digimon are in the Digital World, has Agumon right beside him and has two beams of golden light coming from his Digivice. One is connected to Agumon while the other is heading down to the ground. However in a close-up of Tai and Agumon, only the light connected to Agumon remains while the light connected to the ground is gone.
  • One of the newly DigiDestined background children's partner Digimon is inconsistently colored changing from pink to gray between screens showing him.

Dubbing changes

  • In the original version, when MaloMyotismon uses Screaming Darkness on all the partner Digimon, he does not call out the name of the attack.
  • In the original version, when the all the partner Digimon are struggling against MaloMyotismon's Screaming Darkness, Mimi's voice is heard and she tells Palmon and all the partner Digimon to "hang in there".
  • In the original version, unlike the international DigiDestined, Mimi never called out Palmon's name before the light from her Digivice rises to the sky. In the English version, after MaloMyotismon uses Screaming Darkness on the partner Digimon, Palmon says "We have to fight him, Mimi, but I need your help" in which Mimi replies "I'm right here for you, Palmon". In the original version, Palmon said "Is this all you've got? We're not losing to you" and Mimi adds "We'll do our best too".
  • In the original version, as the DigiDestined descend to the Digital World, Mimi says "we finally made it". In the English version, she says "hey, look at what we brought..." and continues to say even though she's off screen "DigiDestined from all over the world!".
  • In the original version, instead of adding more statements about believing in the DigiDestined, Sora's father, Haruhiko Takenouchi, said that the DigiDestined are capable of doing what they can't and Sora's mother, Toshiko Takenouchi, bids Sora and all the DigiDestined "good luck".
  • In the original version, Yue Hong's partner Digimon, Apemon, was named Hanumon. Due to this change, Yue Hong had to add the command "go" before calling out Apemon's name.
  • In the original version, when the DigiDestined around the world are breaking through the darkness, and when Oikawa sacrifices himself, the insert song Our Digital World is played (the first time round, the solo is sung by Kōji Wada, who also sings the series opening theme; the second time round, it's sung by Ai Maeda, who sings the ending theme). In the english version, the solo of Koji Wada replaced by an off-screen speech by Tai, Matt, Sora, Izzy and Joe.
  • Also, in the original version, while the kids were talking about their dreams, the song Sun Goes Down by AiM is also heard playing, though it is hard to hear the song in the background and can be easily missed.
  • In the original version, the opening theme song to the previous series, Butter-Fly, is played during the epilogue. This was changed to generic music in the English dub.
  • In the original version, when T.K. is narrating, he begins in his present voice, which merges and eventually becomes his adult voice (i.e. the narrator's voice).
  • In the original epilogue, when showing still shots of the DigiDestined and their partner Digimon in their professions, their voices can be heard while the narrator speaks.

Digimon references

  • When Izzy mentions BlackWarGreymon's sealing of the gate, a clip of this moment is shown, from the episode BlackWarGreymon's Destiny.
  • Keiko, who states that she wants to run a bakery in the future, has a similar appearance to Yoshie Matsuki, a baker who appears in Digimon Tamers. Kari, who becomes a kindergarten teacher, has a similar appearance and the same voice actress (Lara Jill Miller) as Nami Asaji, a grade school teacher who also appears in Digimon Tamers.
  • The original episode title is a reference to the song of the same name, which features in the original episode (see dubbing changes).
  • Oikawa's transformation into butterflies could be a reference to the lyrics of the Digimon Adventure opening theme Butter-Fly.
  • Joe is administering treatment to an Ogremon in the epilogue, just as he did with Ogremon in Digimon Adventure.

Real-world references

  • The English dub episode title is a variation on the phrase "A thousand points of light", used recurringly by George H. W. Bush.
  • MaloMyotismon's quote about the dying of the light, is paraphrased from Dylan Thomas' poem "Do not go gentle into that good night"
  • In the epilogue, the magazine featuring Davis and Veemon on the cover seems to read 'Teme', in reference to the magazine, Time.
  • In the epilogue, a McDonald's sign is seen in the background that featured Davis and Veemon moving the noodle cart.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • The new DigiDestined announce the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • When the international DigiDestined begin rising into the sky to go to the Digital World, Tatum is not seen doing so. However, as the DigiDestined descend to the Digital World, she is seen behind Mimi together with Lou and Phil (two other American DigiDestined).
  • Michael does not call out the name of his partner Digimon, Betamon, unlike the rest of the International DigiDestined depicted.[citation needed]
  • The episodes Japenese title, "Bokura no Digital World", is also the title of the insert song used when the DigiDestined were breaking through the darkness and when Oikawa sacrifices himself.
  • This episode contains the only instance of both of Joe's brothers being shown together; they are shown standing next to each other in one of the shots of the DigiDestineds' relatives.
  • In the Japanese version, when T.K. narrates the DigiDestined's careers, the lines said by them are ad-libbed.[1]
  • When T.K. is narrating the careers on what Digidestined is doing now, Kari is the only Digidestined to not get a shot of her in the real world of what she does.



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