Digimon Ghost Game brings everyone’s favorite digital monsters into a spooky-ooky new world. Or at least, it did for about 20 episodes. Now, like One Piece and others, it’s delayed as Toei gets everything under control.
In the meantime, here’s how we’re filling the void unto Hiro and Gammamon are back on our screens.
(Re)Visit the World of Bleach
Like the latest series of Digimon, the anime adaptation of Bleach deals with ghostly entities from a parallel world. But that’s not all the two shows have in common. They also share a writer!
Writer Masashi Sogo was in charge of series composition for the Bleach anime, and does the same for Ghost Game. It’s weirdly appropriate in a lot of ways. And it’s fun to see what Sogo brings to these two distinct creepy worlds. And speaking of creepy worlds…
Try GeGeGe no Kitaro
Decades before Digimon even existed, Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro adapted Japanese folklore into new stories. The main character is Kitaro, a yokai boy who is the last living member of his tribe. (Unless you count his father, who’s been reincarnated into one of his eyeballs.)
Kitaro fights for unity and understanding between the human and yokai worlds, and has done so for many, many anime adaptations. The most recent is available to watch online, and is pretty timely with its stories. Yes, this is the one you heard about that dunked on Logan Paul not long after his infamous Japan visit.
Share Digimon with Family
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Digimon not long ago was kind of surreal. A lot of people who grew up with the original now have families of their own. And now, while we’re waiting for the next episode of Ghost Game, is a great time to share those shows if you haven’t already.
If there’s a kid in your family whose into anime (which we’re pretty sure there is), and they haven’t seen your favorite cryptid buddy show yet, now’s your chance! Alternately, if you watched the original series but haven’t seen the 2020 reboot yet, you can dig in to that. The two are similar enough for nostalgia, but different enough that you’ll discover new things. We’re big believers in sharing shows we love, anyway.
Fortunately, it should only be a few more weeks until Digimon Ghost Game is back on the air. That’s just enough time to catch up if you’re behind, check out some related shows, and maybe show a friend why you love these series so much.
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