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"Stone Soup"
(Hagane no Tenshi Shakkoumon)
"Steel Angel, Shakkoumon"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) December 10, 2000
(En:) March 10, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Yoshio Urasawa
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroki Shibata
Chief Anim.
Yoshihiro Takeda
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation
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The DigiDestined discover a restaurant serving a strangely enticing soup, though Arukenimon and Mummymon are already there, badgering the chef for the secret recipe.


DA02 ep36 recap

Episode recap for Stone Soup.


Eating soup in a restaurant, the kids run into Arukenimon and Mummymon, who happened to be eating at the same place. The Digimon leave after suddenly losing energy and reverting back to their human forms. In the forest, Mummymon finds a pond of the same soup he has eaten in the restaurant and ignored the warning not to eat it. The Destiny Stone, hidden under the soup, emerged into the air. After its protective Holy Ring fell off, BlackWarGreymon and the kids arrive at the scene. A battle rages between the good and the bad. With their newfound energy from the food, Ankylomon and Angemon manage to DNA Digivolve into.....Shakkoumon!

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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.)

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Digimon Analyser[]

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Holy Beast Digimon

Special Move
Nightmare Syndrome
Tapirmon: "I'm Tapirmon and I'll be your waiter. You'd better leave me a big tip or next time you'll have a fly in your wonton."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

DemiVeemon 1 Veemon 6 ExVeemon 14 Veemon 19 ExVeemon 24 Paildramon
DemiVeemon b Arrow R Veemon b Arrow R ExVeemon b Arrow R Red Veemon b Arrow R ExVeemon b Arrow R Paildramon b
(w/ Stingmon)
Poromon 2 Hawkmon 7 Aquilamon 14 Hawkmon 19 Aquilamon 26 Silphymon
Poromon b Arrow R Hawkmon b Arrow R Aquilamon b Arrow R Red Hawkmon b Arrow R Aquilamon b Arrow R Silphymon b
(w/ Gatomon)
Upamon 3 Armadillomon 9 Ankylomon 14 Armadillomon 19 Ankylomon 28 Shakkoumon
Upamon b Arrow R Armadillomon b Arrow R Ankylomon b Arrow R Red Armadillomon b Arrow R Ankylomon b Arrow R Shakkoumon b
(w/ Angemon)

Arukenimon (Human) 4 Arukenimon 12 Arukenimon (Human)
Arukenimon (Human) t Arrow R Blue Arukenimon b Arrow R Blue Arukenimon (Human) t

Mummymon (Human) 5 Mummymon 12 Mummymon (Human)
Mummymon (Human) t Arrow R Blue Mummymon b Arrow R Blue Mummymon (Human) t

Patamon 8 Angemon 14 Patamon 19 Angemon 28 Shakkoumon
Patamon b Arrow R Angemon b Arrow R Red Patamon b Arrow R Angemon b Arrow R Shakkoumon b
(w/ Ankylomon)
Gatomon 10 Nefertimon 11 Gatomon 26 Silphymon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R Nefertimon b Arrow R Red Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R Silphymon b
DigiEgg of Light b
(w/ Aquilamon)
Stingmon 18 Wormmon 19 Stingmon 24 Paildramon
Stingmon b Arrow R Red Wormmon b Arrow R Stingmon b Arrow R Paildramon b
(w/ ExVeemon)


Arukenimon: "Anyone ever tell you you have bad breath?!"
Mummymon: "Why that's impossible, I think I brushed my teeth at least a year ago...huh?"

—Bad dental hygiene indeed

Arukenimon: "Well, I suppose I could do a bit of shopping while I'm here in Chinatown. What I really need is a nice pair of sandals."
Mummymon: "Hmm...that could be hard, considering you have 8 sticky feet!"
Arukenimon beats up Mummymon.
Mummymon: "They're nice!"
Arukenimon: "Well, I don't need any comments from YOU, sticky tape boy, you know that I am sensitive about my feet, I'm a spider!"
Mummymon: "I'm just giving you a compliment! I love you feet, even your pointy toes!"
Arukenimon: "Eh! Enough about the feet!"

—Shopping isn't always an easy job

Mummymon: "Waiter?"
Tapirmon: "Need something, sir?"
Mummymon: "Tell me my good mon, what is this delicious soup made of?"
Tapirmon: "Lots of noodles."
Mummymon: "Well I know that. What else?"
Tapirmon: "Even more noodles."
Arukenimon: "This isn't getting us anywhere at all! This guy's got noodles on the brain! I want to talk to your manager!"
Tapirmon: "Of course."
Digitamamon: "I'm the owner, Digitamamon. What's the problem?"
Arukenimon: "That stupid waiter wouldn't tell us what this delicious soup is made of."
Digitamamon: "Sorry, it's a secret recipe."
Mummymon: "What?!"
Digitamamon: "If I told you my recipe, it wouldn't be a secret anymore, now would it!?"
Arukenimon: "What insolence! Do you have any idea who are you talking to, buster?"

Tapirmon and Digitamamon are using their "noodles" to keep their "secret" recipe a secret.

Davis: "Digitamamon? It's nice to see you again, but I've kinda lost my appetite!"
Digitamamon: "Ah, don't worry about it. Just remember, there's always takeout. When you're feeling better, you have a little mushu. Maybe a little pupu, or just for fun, I'll even throw in some almond cookies."
Arukenimon: "How about a nice trip to the moon!? Would you like that!?"

Arukenimon and Digitamamon's different ideas of restoring Davis's appetite only leads to battle.

Digitamamon: "What? Don't you have any manners? No slimy tongues allowed in the soup!"
Mummymon: "Aaaaah!"
Arukenimon: "What's the big deal? Is there a law against drinking soup around here?"
Digitamamon: "As a matter of fact, there is."
Arukenimon: "'Drinking this soup is strictly forbidden, and you don't want to know the consequences.' Hm."
Mummymon: "That's baloney! It makes me want to have some of it even more!! And you're not gonna stop me!"

—Mummymon needs a lesson in obeying the laws.

"Either this is a Destiny Stone, or it's a giant matzo ball!"

Mummymon falls into some prosperity.

Ankylomon: "Ankylomon!"
Angemon: "Angemon!"
Ankylomon and Angemon: "DNA digivolve to...Shakkoumon!"

—Shakkoumon is born.

Other notes[]

Dubbing changes

  • The English dub replaces Mummymon stating that they're in the Digital World's Chinatown, and Arukenimon beating him for stating the obvious, to Mummymon teasing that she will have trouble finding four pairs of shoes.
  • The English dub implies the restaurant is ran by the same Digitamamon that the Digidestined met in "The Samurai of Sincerity": in the original Japanese version, they are actually two separate Digitamamon from the Western and Eastern parts of the Digital World.
  • The English dub inserts a line about Digitamamon's soup causing Arukenimon and Mummymon to "de-digivolve" to their human forms.

Real-world references

  • The English dub title for this episode comes from the folk story of the same name.
  • The instrument that Tapirmon plays is the erhu, also known as the Chinese violin.
  • In the American English dub, when Mummymon finds the Destiny Stone he exclaims, "Either this is a Destiny Stone or it's a giant Matzah ball!", a type of Jewish soup dumpling.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Shakkoumon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • The kanji sign at the gate (街華中) is the Japanese for "Chinatown", spelt backwards.
  • When Arukenimon mentions she wants to find some sandals, Mummymon states that it would be hard because she has "eight sticky feet". However, when she transforms into her Digimon form, she only has six legs, not eight.
  • This is the first time in the series that a DNA Digivolution has failed.