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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
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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 recap

Episode recap for Samurai of Sincerity.


The DigiDestined go in search of a Digi-Egg when they stop at a diner to eat. Digitamamon, the owner, gets all riled up at them, since they don't have any Digi-dollars. But then Mimi and another DigiDestined from America, Michael, come in and offer to pay for them. After The DigiDestined get to know Michael and his Digimon partner Betamon, T.K. remembers Digitamamon when he worked for Myotismon, and that he made Matt and Joe work for him. Yolei gets into a disagreement with Digitamamon for being a former villain. Digitamamon realizes he was rotten and is now looking on the positive side of things. He even offers to let the kids' meal be on him. Then Gorillamon attacks them and Digitamamon defends the kids, only to be blasted some distance away. Betamon digivolves to Seadramon and Palmon to Togemon and they remove Gorillamon's dark spiral. Digitamamon returns but now he's meaner than before. He pushes Mimi, angering Yolei. She decides to finally be honest about her feelings regarding Digitamamon, even if she might not want to admit them, and that triggers the Digi-Egg of Sincerity, allowing Hawkmon to armor digivolve to Shurimon. Shurimon has an intense battle against Digitamamon, but manages to destroy the Dark Spiral that was making him evil.

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 Ultimate Mega Armor

Digimon Analyser

DC be.pngDC ta.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

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 go.pngDC ri.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

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 shi.pngDC chouon.pngDC do.pngDC ra.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

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 de.pngDC ji.pngDC ta.pngDC ma.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

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 shi.pngDC yu.pngDC ri.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

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 b.jpg Seadramon b.jpg Betamon b.jpg
Palmon 2 Togemon 3 Palmon
Palmon b.jpg Togemon b.jpg Palmon b.jpg

Patamon 5 Pegasusmon 12 Patamon
Patamon b.jpg Pegasusmon b.jpg Patamon b.jpg
DigiEgg of Hope b.png
Gatomon 5 Nefertimon 12 Gatomon
Gatomon (Ringless) t.gif Nefertimon b.jpg Gatomon (Ringless) t.gif
DigiEgg of Light b.png

Hawkmon 7 Halsemon 10 Hawkmon 11 Shurimon 12 Hawkmon
Hawkmon b.jpg Halsemon b.jpg Hawkmon b.jpg Shurimon b.jpg Hawkmon b.jpg
DigiEgg of Love b.png DigiEgg of Sincerity b.png

Veemon 8 Flamedramon 12 Veemon
Veemon b.jpg Flamedramon b.jpg Veemon b.jpg
DigiEgg of Courage b.png

Armadillomon 9 Digmon 12 Armadillomon
Armadillomon b.jpg Digmon b.jpg Armadillomon b.jpg
DigiEgg of Knowledge b.png


Davis: "I remember that summer.. I was one of the people held at the convention center by the Bakemon."

—Davis reminiscing the enemies of the past.

Digitamamon: "Oh, so you want a piece of me too? You think you'll do any better than her? I'll knock you for a loop!"
Digitamamon: "Huh?"
Yolei: "Digitamamon, you're the rudest Digimon I've ever met! At first, I thought you were just an obnoxious waiter looking for a tip, but when you told everyone you had a change of personality, I gave you the benefit of the doubt. But when you pushed Mimi to the ground, that was absolutely the last straw! All she was trying to do was make you our friend and how did you thank her? By viciously attacking her without any cause! Mimi doesn't have a mean bone in her body and you couldn't see that! Well, I want you to know that I will not tolerate that kind of behaviour any longer!"
Digitamamon: "You're one to talk! You wanna be friends and then call me a phony! You're the phony!"
Yolei: "Okay, I admit it, I have a problem judging others by my first impression of them. I see a cute-looking boy and I instantly fall in love. I never stop to think what kind of person they might be. They could be real cool like T.K., or a real jerk like Davis. Well, those days are finally over! From now on, I promise to be as sincere with people as I possibly can."

—Digitamamon and Yolei chew each other out on their personality quirks.

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

—Look on the bright side! She also sincerely thinks you're cute.

"Shurimon! The Samurai of Sincerity!"

—Yolei finds her second Digi-egg.

Other notes

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 - T.K. claims/jokes that Digitamamon got mad when Matt "asked if he could get half-price on his meals", though it was actually because Matt tried to leave.
  • 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.
  • Sukamon and Chuumon pay a visit to Mimi following their rebirth after being killed by the Dark Masters in the previous season.

Real-world references

  • In the original episode, Waltz of the Flowers, a well-known segment of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker can be heard playing in the background in Digitamamon's restaurant.
  • As in the episode WereGarurumon's Diner, Digitamamon's English dub voice mimics that of Peter Lorre, who played the restauranteur Ugarte in the film Casablanca.
  • When Michael talks about seeing Gorillamon in New York, he says he thought it was another giant ape climbing the empire state building, a reference to King Kong.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Shurimon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.