(Geko onsen no ran)
|Airdate||(Ja:) June 20, 2021|
(En:) June 19, 2021 (subbed)
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To heal Patamon and Gatomon, Joe and Gomamon take them to the hot springs they had been to before. However, the hot springs were all dried up. Soon after, they meet the hot springs' ruler, ShogunGekomon.
As Komondomon arrives at the hot springs that Joe and Gomamon were at previously so Gatomon and Patamon can recuperate, they find the hot springs frozen over and dried up, much to Joe's confusion. A Kabukimon arrives to explain what happened, but assures that his master has one that still works in his mansion, and leads them there. Once there, upon seeing the layout, they are then introduced to the lord of the mansion, ShogunGekomon, but then Kabukimon reveals that only ShogunGekomon may bathe in the hot spring as they got rid of the rest of them on purpose. ShogunGekomon then decides to make Gomamon his bride, and when Kabukimon agrees, Joe is ballistic, realizing they are unreasonable, but ShogunGekomon easily gets rid of him and the others with his Musical Fist.
Outside, Joe reunites with the Nanimon and Blossomon he had shared the springs with earlier, and learning of their plight with losing their hot springs to ShogunGekomon and Kabukimon, Joe tries to demand their return, but is blown back by the Gekomon guards. Luckily, Tai and Agumon arrive with Junkmon, saving him from serious injury, while Gomamon continues to be taunted by ShogunGekomon, but tries to play along for now to avoid playing into ShogunGekomon's hands. Outside, Gatomon suggests a plan to lure them out, and Joe has just the idea: Providing a warm hot spring for Blossomon and the Nanimon, with Junkmon sending up fireworks to get Kabukimon and ShogunGekomon's attention. It works as ShogunGekomon is furious to learn of another hot spring and vows to get rid of it himself. As they head out, Gomamon uses this to his advantage, and convinces ShogunGekomon to jump into the hot spring, breaking him away from Kabukimon and his Gekomon attendants, and allowing Gomamon to escape as well, leaving a Nanimon to take his place.
Greymon and Tai keep Kabukimon and the others at bay while Ikkakumon and Joe find themselves in trouble when ShogunGekomon now sees Ikkakumon as his perfect bride, until Ikkakumon causes an avalanche, causing the hot spring to get colder, sapping ShogunGekomon's power. As more snow is added, ShogunGekomon grows weaker and weaker, and Zudomon delivers the finisher to freeze ShogunGekomon, allowing MetalGreymon to then blast Kabukimon into it. Despite their pleas for mercy, ShogunGekomon and Kabukimon are defeated by Zudomon's Vulcan's Hammer and are forced to surrender and return the hot springs. However, Joe shows them mercy afterwards as he allows them to enjoy the hot springs with everyone else, showing no hard feelings to them and earning their respect and friendship in the process. As everyone enjoys the hot springs, Joe and Gomamon don't notice when his Digivice glows briefly.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)
|TonosamaGekomon. The topknot-like antenna and the two horns are unique traits. The lord's singing voice resonates lordship, I think!|
Kabukimon is based on Kabuki theater, in which stone can stylized masks outfits boards and music, as can hear and see, as the Gekomon uses two small boards to make the clapping sound.