By Yuen Wong Yu
Translated by Davis Truong
English Adaptation by Lianne Sentar
Chapter Eight: "Heartbreak
Adapts "Evil Shows His Face"
Atop Infinity Mountain, the kids are attacked by Leomon and Ogremon, archrivals now in the service of the evil Devimon. The Digimon Digivolve to Champion and are able to defeat their foes, prompting Devimon to try a different tactic. He creates the illusion of a hotel on the mountain, deceiving the kids into entering it, then emerging in the night and shattering the island, separating the kids and hurling them to different sections, as Leomon prepares to take Tai out of the picture...
Chapter Nine: "Ghost Town"
Adapts "Evil Shows His Face" and "The Dancing Digimon"
The light from Tai's Digivice frees Leomon from Devimon's thrall, and, calling the kids "DigiDestined," he gets Tai to safety before once again falling under Devimon's control.
A short time later, Joe, Sora and their Digimon have wound up together on a portion of the island, where they find a church, only to be captured by the Bakemon masquerading as humans within it. The ghostly Digimon plan to eat the two kids, but Biyomon and Gomamon are able to trick their way out of their cell, only to have the Bakemon all merge into the giant Lord Bakemon. While the Champion Digimon struggle with him, Joe recites Buddhist chants to dispel Lord Bakemon's evil, weakening him enough for the Digimon to destroy him.
Chapter Ten: "A-maze-ing Race"
Adapts "A Clue From The Digi-Past" and "DigiBaby Boom"
On another part of the shattered File Island, Mimi and Tentomon have gotten themselves lost in a maze with an ancient temple, as Izzy attempts to decode the temple's hieroglyphics in an attempt to guide them out. As he leads them through the maze, they are attacked by its guardian, Centarumon, who has fallen prey to another of Devimon's Black Gears. Palmon and Tentomon Digivolve and blast the gear out of him, and he then attempt to tell them about the nature of their Digivices, except Leomon interrupts the explanations, but is repelled by the light of the Digivices. Izzy then continues his attempts to decode all the hieroglyphics, and in her impatient anger, Mimi kicks a gear jutting out of the ground, causing it to move in the opposite direction, sending their portion of the island back towards the others.
Meanwhile, T.K. and Patamon have arrived in Primary Village, the birthplace of all Digimon. As eggs hatch all around them and the Baby Digimon begin crying, T.K. gets a little too close for comfort...
Chapter Eleven: "The Lion's Share of the Battle"
Adapts "DigiBaby Boom" and "Legend of the DigiDestined," including a reference to "Subzero Ice Punch!"
The guardian of Primary Village, Elecmon, attacks T.K. and Patamon, thinking that they want to hurt his babies, but rather than have them fight, T.K. suggests that Elecmon and Patamon have a tug-o-war instead. Patamon wins, and Elecmon makes peace with them. As the sun starts to set, T.K. and Patamon are about the leave the village, when suddenly, a massive, powered-up Leomon bursts onto the scene, and is about to attack T.K. when Tai, Matt and their Digimon arrive to fend him off (explaining that they got held up by a Mojyamon). When Leomon fights back and proves more than a match for Greymon and Garurumon, the other four kids and their Digimon show up, and Izzy advises Tai and Matt to use their Digivices, successfully purifying Leomon and ridding him of the Black Gears controlling him, restoring him to normal. Leomon then tells them of the legend of the DigiDestined - they are the seven children who will save the DigiWorld.
But Devimon is not pleased with the latest developments, and turns his rage on Ogremon, transforming him into Black Gears, which he then absorbs, along with others, into himself...
Chapter Twelve: "An Angelic Transformation"
Adapts "The Legend of the DigiDestined" and "Departure for a New Continent"
Empowered by the Black Gears, Devimon grows to a massive height and takes the fight to the DigiDestined. Alongside Leomon, their Champion Digimon attack, but even their best isn't good enough as Devimon takes all that they've got, and cuts them down. Devimon then turns on Patamon, who finally Digivolves into his own Champion form - Angemon. Taking power from all the Digivices, Angemon unleashes his Hand of Fate on Devimon, destroying him, but also using up all of his own energy as well. He and Devimon delete, but then Angemon's remains reform into a Digi-Egg.
But there's no rest for the kids, as suddenly, a holographic projector emerges from beneath the ground, and displays image of Gennai, a kindly old man who tells the DigiDestined that their work is not yet done. They must now head out across the DigiWorld to gather the Tags and Crests that will give them the power they will need to defeat their next foe. With help from all the Digimon they have befriended on File Island, the kids construct a raft, and head for their next adventure.
Chapter Thirteen: "A Whale of an Adventure"
Adapts "Departure for a New Continent"
Out on the open sea, Patamon's Digi-Egg hatches into Poyomon. Then, the DigiDestined are attacked and swallowed by the colossal Whamon, who had a Black Gear jammed in his stomach. Agumon destroys it, and Whamon regurgitates the team, thanking them for their help, and taking them to an underground cave containing a convenience store, where, after Ikkakumon fends off an attack from Drimogemon, Poyomon discovers a box that holds the kids' Tags. But as Whamon carries the kids on to the continent of Server, a new evil is ready for their approach... Etemon!
Chapter Fourteen: "Tokomon's Great Escape"
Adapts "The Dark Network of Etemon," and a teeny bit of "The Arrival of Skull Greymon"
Arriving on Server, the kids find what they believe to be a Koromon village, only to find that it is actually occupied by Pagumon. A hearty meal sees Poyomon Digivolve into Tokomon, who is then captured by the Pagumon as the kids sleep, and taken to a cave behind a waterfall overseen by Etemon's Gazimon. The next morning, as everyone looks for Tokomon, Agumon tracks his scent to the cave, and although the Gazimon that attack him outnumber him, he is able to use his Pepper Breath on the waterfall to send smoke - or rather, steam - signals to Tai, who comes to his aid and helps him Digivolve. Using a hologram program to make himself seen and heard, Etemon then introduces himself to the kids, using his Dark Network to De-Digivolve Agumon. The kids flee into a cave, where Tai discovers his Crest. Having eluded Etemon for now, the kids take a moment to relax... but Tai is determined to make Agumon's new Digivolution come soon...
Quite a few pop culture references in this volume's chapter
titles - Chapter Eight, "Heartbreak Hotel," references
the Elvis Presley song of the same name, Chapter Ten,
"A-maze-ing Race," is a reference to the well-known
hymn, "Amazing Grace," and Chapter Thirteen,
"Tokomon's Great Escape," appears to be a reference to
the Steve McQueen movie, "The Great Escape."
After the fairly straightforward adaptation of the first volume, more alterations to the flow of the story begin to creep in during this volume. However, they are almost all nothing more than reordering of events, and in some cases, omitting them from the storytelling, but having them be part of the manga continuity anyway. In this volume:
When T.K. has to sing to the Baby Digimon, the lyrics he
produces are from the N*Sync song, "Bye Bye Bye." But
that's not to say that English adaptation writer Lianne Sentar is
a fan of boy bands - when Etemon describes his Concert Crush
attack, he calls it "more painful than my boy band
The illustration of Ogremon on page 10 is a direct copy of his model sheet, as is the image of Whamon on page 123.