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決戦!命ある限り デジタルワールドを取り戻せ
(Kessen! Inochi aru Kagiri, Dejitaru Wārudo wo Torimodose)
"Showdown! As Long as There is Life, Get Back the Digital World"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Sensation Animation
Airdate (Ja:) December 22, 2002
(En:) May 11, 2003
Written by (En:) Steven Jay Blum
Directed by Yukio Kaizawa
Toei Animation
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EmperorGreymon and MagnaGarurumon clash with Cherubimon for the last time. However, Cherubimon quickly gains the upper hand by absorbing all the data that he had stolen.


Cherubimon is revealed to still be alive and Zoe, Tommy, J.P. and Bokomon all encourage Koji and Takuya, making promises for what they will do once Takuya and Koji beat Cherubimon. They unified spirit evolve into EmperorGreymon and MagnaGarurumon and fly off to confront Cherubimon while the others cheer them on. They meet Cherubimon, who has formed all the data he has collected into an orb, which he consumes to make himself stronger. MagnaGarurumon begins to battle Cherubimon while EmperorGreymon powers up for a strong attack; they manage to maneuver Cherubimon into Takuya's sights and blow off the lower half of his body, but Cherubimon simply regenerates.

After a series of attacks, Cherubimon manages to knock Takuya and Koji unconscious, where Takuya has a dream. He wakes up, however, and after ensuring that Koji is unharmed, they begin to fight again. Koji notices that whenever Cherubimon is about to attack, a light comes from his forehead and deduces that it is his weak spot. Koji says that he will act as Takuya's shield, knowing that although his armor is not as strong, Takuya has a higher attack power. They proceed with their plan and although Koji eventually collapses, Takuya is able to finally reach Cherubimon and stab him in the head, releasing the data he collected as well as mortally wounding him. Takuya purifies Cherubimon, who reverts back into his good self and cries as he sees and goes to the spirits of old friends, Seraphimon and Ophanimon.

While Takuya tends to the exhausted but uninjured Koji, the data that Cherubimon had assimilated falls into the core of the Digital World. There, Lucemon scoffs at Cherubimon's failure and releases his Royal Knights.

Featured Characters[]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans Rookie Mega Hybrid


MetalKabuterimon 1 J.P. Shibayama
MetalKabuterimon b Arrow R Red J.P. Shibayama t
Zephyrmon 2 Zoe Orimoto
Zephyrmon b Arrow R Red Zoe Orimoto t
Korikakumon 3 Tommy Himi
Korikakumon b Arrow R Red Tommy Himi t
Takuya Kanbara 4 EmperorGreymon 7 Takuya Kanbara
Takuya Kanbara t Arrow R EmperorGreymon b Arrow R Red Takuya Kanbara t
Spirits of Flame, Wind, Ice, Earth, Wood
Koji Minamoto 4 MagnaGarurumon 7 Koji Minamoto
Koji Minamoto t Arrow R MagnaGarurumon b Arrow R Red Koji Minamoto t
Spirits of Light, Thunder, Darkness, Water, Steel
Cherubimon (Evil) 6 Cherubimon (Good)
Cherubimon (Evil) b Arrow R Blue Cherubimon (Good) b


Neemon(In his head): "I bet Bokomon and I could help. If I only had the nerve."
Bokomon(In his head): "I bet Neemon and I could help. If he only had a brain."

—What's going on in their head while the DigiDestined contemplate their next move.

"I don't know about the rest of you, but I've had just about enough of that guy."

Zephyrmon is just as tired of Cherubimon as the next Warrior.

"See ya soon, Cherubimon."

-Patamon saying goodbye to his old friend.

Other Notes[]

Real-world references

  • While in their thought bubbles, Neemon and Bokomon make two references to The Wizard of Oz: "If I only had the nerve" and "If I only had a brain."

Miscellaneous trivia