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(De Rīpa ni Osowareta Machi)
"A City Attacked by the D-Reaper"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) January 20, 2002
(En:) April 20, 2002
Written by (En:) Terri-Lei O'Malley
Toei Animation
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The Tamers return to their families, but with the D-Reaper's appearance on Earth, they're reluctant to obey their parents' requests to stay out of the fight.


The various Tamers scatter their separate ways. The D-Reaper's appearance has caused the continued evacuation of Shinjuku. Henry, Suzie, and their mom and siblings are staying with Henry's sensei. Rika and her mother and grandmother are staying in an out-of-town apartment. The Monster Makers, Yamaki, and Riley are inside a van looking up info of everything about Hypnos. Impmon goes to a house and finds a note with his picture on it. Ryo is swamped by the press, who are asking about his mysterious disappearance months ago. His dad drives him away, but is angry with Ryo and Monodramon. Calumon plays with Jeri's stepbrother Masahiko at Jeri's aunt's house. When Masahiko falls and gets hurt, Jeri pins him to the ground and says suffering should be eliminated. Takato decides he has to go and fight, so he calls his parents to tell him he has to go. Rika and Renamon decide to leave to fight the D-Reaper when Rika's mom comes in. Rika's mom gives Rika her blessings, and a gift. The gift is a new t-shirt with a non-broken heart on it. Rika and Renamon run out, while Rika's mom wonders if she did the right thing. As Takato and Guilmon near the D-Reaper, they encounter a road block. Henry decides to leave to fight the D-Reaper. His mom tells him she won't let him leave, but he still goes. Jeri's stepmom asks Masahiko where Jeri is. He tells her that she went down a hallway that leads to a dead end. When Mrs. Katou checks, she finds no one there. Takato and Guilmon reach the tunnel that leads to Central Park, where Guilmon had hid before. Before they can enter; Rika, Renamon, Henry and Terriermon arrive. Meanwhile, the military encounters a large number of birdlike creatures connected by cords to the D-Reaper. Just as the Tamers reach the park, the military opens fire on the D-Reaper.

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 Champion Other

Digimon Analyser[]

No Digimon were analyzed in this episode.


Renamon 1 Kyubimon 1 Renamon
Renamon b Arrow R Kyubimon b Arrow R Red Renamon b


Guilmon: "Takato, can I take this off? I'm hot."
Takato: "I don't know, Guilmon."
Guilmon: "Well, I sure do. I feel like a big old boiling lobster under here."
Takato: "You kinda look like one!"
Guilmon: "Hey!"

—You walked right into that one, Guilmon.

Guilmon: "I think Renamon's right, Terriermon. I mean, she's always been right so far!"
Renamon: "Why, thank you!"
Terriermon: "Guilmon and Renamon, sittin' in a tree..."

—Guilmon just can't catch a break.

Other notes[]

Continuity errors

  • Ryo was mentioned in Goliath to be from Fukuoaka, but his father is seen collecting him by car. Fukuoaka to Tokyo is a car journey of close to 14 hours, yet Mr. Akiyama seems to have covered it in no less time than the families of the other Tamers.

Dubbing changes

  • In the English dub, Ryo refers to the man who picks him up as his father. In the original, however, he never gives any indication as to who the man is.
  • In the original, when Shiuchon is educating Lopmon, she is attempting to teach more modern Japanese, rather than the archaic dialect Lopmon speaks in; the English dub has her trying to teach Lopmon phrases utilized by the average child her age, such as "I don't want to go to bed."

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Japanese Title Card:Guilmon, Takato, Rika and Henry staring at the D-Reaper and Hypnos.
  • When Jeri's mom asks her younger brother about her location, Jeri's little brother is playing with a toy car. It is a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gull-wing."