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"Samurai of Sincerity"
(Kaze no Shurimon)
"Shurimon of the Wind"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) July 2, 2000
(En:) October 28, 2000
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Atsutoshi Umezawa
Chief Anim.
Yoshihiro Takeda
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation

Whilst seeking a Digi-Egg, the kids come across a restaurant owned by Digitamamon, who has apparently given up his evil ways from the past, but Yolei has serious doubts about it.

DA02 ep14 recap00:31

DA02 ep14 recap

Episode recap for Samurai of Sincerity.


The DigiDestined go in search of a Digi-Egg when they stop at a diner where they go to eat. Digitamamon, the owner, gets all riled up at them, since they don’t have any DigiDollars. But then Mimi and another DigiDestined from America, Michael, come in and pay for them—nice guys. Then Gorillamon attacks them! Betamon, Michael’s Digimon, digivolves to Seadramon and defeats Gorillamon. But Digitamamon returns—and now he’s meaner than before! He pushes Mimi, angering Yolei. She decides to finally be honest about her feelings about Digitamamon, even if she might not want to admit them—and that triggers the Digi-Egg of Sincerity, allowing Yolei to armor digivolve Hawkmon into Shurimon. Shurimon has an intense battle against Digitamamon, but manages to destroy the Dark Ring that was making him evil.

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 Rookie Champion Ultimate Armor Other

  • Dog (3)

Digimon Analyser

DC beDC taDC moDC n

Amphibian Digimon

Special Move
Electric Shock
Palmon: "Betamon is really cool. He lives in the water and uses his 'Beta Slugger' attack to wipe out his enemies."
DC goDC riDC moDC n

Beast Man Digimon

Special Move
Power Attack
Michael: "Gorillamon was the Digimon I saw in New York! Watch out for his 'Energy Cannon' attack, it'll drive you bananas!"
DC shiDC chouonDC doDC raDC moDC n

Aquatic Digimon

Special Move
Ice Arrow
Mimi: "Wow, Michael, Seadramon's your Digimon! I still get chills remembering his 'Ice Blast' and 'Ice Winder' attacks!"

DC deDC jiDC taDC maDC moDC n

Perfect Digimon

Special Move
Nightmare Syndrome
Digitamamon: "Nothing can penetrate my shell and when I poach my enemies with my 'Nightmare Syndromer' attack, their minds get cracked!"
DC shiDC yuDC riDC moDC n

Mutant Digimon

Signature Move
Autumn Wind
Special Move
Shurimon: "I am Shurimon. As Hawkmon, I used the Digi-Egg of Sincerity to armor digivolve. My 'Double Stars' attack is double trouble."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Betamon 1 Seadramon 3 Betamon
Betamon t Arrow R.png Seadramon t Arrow R Red.png Betamon t
Palmon 2 Togemon 3 Palmon
Palmon t Arrow R.png Togemon t Arrow R Red.png Palmon t

Patamon 5 Pegasusmon 12 Patamon
Patamon t Arrow R.png Pegasusmon t Arrow R Red.png Patamon t
Gatomon 5 Nefertimon 12 Gatomon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Nefertimon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t

Hawkmon 7 Halsemon 10 Hawkmon 11 Shurimon 12 Hawkmon
Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Halsemon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Shurimon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t

Veemon 8 Flamedramon 12 Veemon
Veemon t Arrow R.png Flamedramon t Arrow R Red.png Veemon t

Armadillomon 9 Digmon 12 Armadillomon
Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Digmon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t


Cody: "It must have responded when Yolei started talking so sincerely about her feelings!" Davis: "I guess she sincerely thinks I'm a jerk."

—Davis learns that the truth hurts.

Other notes

Continuity errors

  • The lake is much smaller than it was when the previous DigiDestined were there.

Animation errors

  • As Veemon falls to the ground out of hunger, the yellow marking under his right eye disappears.
  • When Armadillomon is shaking the empty bag, the white lines on the left side of his shell and on his left leg are the same gold color as his armor.
  • In the English dub, when Digitamamon, under the control of the dark spiral, tells the kids that they still owe him 87 Digi-dollars, Mimi is shown moving her mouth as if to talk, at the moment Digitamamon says "87 Digi-dollars".
  • When the group notices Mimi, the line on Yolei's vest and the yellow markings under Veemon's eyes are missing.
  • When everybody rushes out of Digitamamon's restaurant, Palmon's fingers are completely green.
  • When Gorillamon jumps out from the trees, the dark spiral on his left upper arm is replaced by the same purple band as on his right arm.
  • When a close-up of Gorillamon's dark spiral is shown, the black band on his left thigh is missing.
  • Just before Betamon digivolves, Armadillomon's nose is the same color as the rest of his face.
  • When the group are looking at the water, Yolei's bag is the same color as her vest.
  • When Togemon and Seadramon celebrate defeating Gorillamon, the black band on Gorillamon's left thigh is missing again.
  • When Gorillamon replies to Mimi's request, his tongue is the same color as his face.
  • After Flamedramon fails to attack Digitamamon with his Flame Fist attack, the black band on his left arm is missing.
  • After Digitamamon is defeated and his Nightmare Syndrome attack vanishes, Flamedramon's mouth is blue instead of white, and Digmon's chest is yellow instead of purple.
  • When Sukamon is sent flying over the lake by Mimi's punch, he is shown coming out from under the grass.

Dubbing changes

  • In the original version, the party that Mimi was at had the song Zettai All Right ~Digimental Up~ playing in the background. Meanwhile, the English dub seems to play an instrumental version of the same song played by Matt and his band in the episode Iron Vegiemon (again, in the English dub).
  • As in the episode WereGarurumon's Diner, in the original version, Yolei tries to pay Digitamamon in Japanese yen, and Digitamamon says he only accepts US dollars. This explains how Michael is able to pay for the meal. Though, in the English dub, Yolei is the one trying to pay in dollars, and Digitamamon will only accept digidollars.
  • When Mimi and Michael show up at the diner, one of Mimi's themes, Sweet Innocent, plays in the background in the Japanese version.
  • In the Brazilian dub of this episode, T.K. accidentally says that Tai, not Matt, worked with Joe for Digitamamon, and Michael is repeatedly called "Willis". This was covered up in Michael's second appearance by claiming that "Willis" was his surname.
  • When Yolei is talking to Digitamamon and everyone gives her a weird look, this is originally because she admits that she likes cool guys like Michael, rather than in the English dub, where she calls Davis a jerk.
  • Michael did not ask Yolei on a date at the end of the original episode, but simply said "See you again, Yolei".

Digimon references

  • Davis, Yolei and Cody refer to previous events when they witenessed their first Digimon, making them DigiDestined:-
  • Michael talks about fighting Gorillamon in New York. The kids in the previous series presumeably see the same Gorillamon on TV news, amongst other Digimon, during the episode, The Battle for Earth.
  • T.K. remembers visiting the restaurant during an episode of the previous series, when Matt and Joe were forced to work there.
  • In this episode, Digitamamon only accepts Digi-dollars, though he used to refuse them, as can be seen when Joe tries to pay a meal in Digi-dollars in the Digimon Adventure episode, WereGarurumon's Diner.

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Shurimon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.

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