Published in V-Jump August extra-large edition, released June 21, 2012.
DIGIMON WORLD Re:Digitize
Original Concept: Akiyoshi Hongou
Comic: Kouhei Fujino
Original Product: Bandai Co., Ltd.
The first of a 2-part series!!
Red text: Our everyday lives evolve!!
PSP “Digimon World Re:Digitize” on sale July 19th!!
VJB (V-Jump Books) “Digimon World Re:Digitize World Contact Guide” on sale July 19th!! (Estimated price of 1250Y) Will also have both parts of the “Digimon World Re:Digitize” comic published!!
The young children dive into the Digital World…
[Please enter your password.]
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Welcome to the world of Digital Monsters!
This game is an MMORPG service provided to you by Gigo Co.!!
You will now be transferred to the Coliseum!!
Nico: I’ve finally found you, Taiga!!
Nico: Even though I live right next door!!
Nico: I’m gonna beat you this time!!
Taiga: Fine by me, Nico!!
Taiga: I’ll be winning this one today, as always!!
Taiga: A… An error?
Taiga: It froze…
Sfx: Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong
Taiga: Oh, it’s you Nico…
Taiga: Get your finger off my doorbell.
Nico: Dude, my Digital Monster froze from an error!!
Taiga: So did mine.
Nico: You serious?
Nico: So it’s not just me.
Nico: Well damn, just when it was about to get good…
Nico: I had the perfect plan to beat you today.
Nico: Hey, I’m taking an ice cream bar.
Taiga: Jeez, I hope they get it repaired soon.
Nico: Ah, man, it’s hot…
Nico: Stuff like this seems to be happening a lot these days, you think?
Nico: Not just for digital monsters.
Nico: It’s like all network communications are unstable.
Taiga: Your dad’s a research technician for Gigo, isn’t he?
Taiga: Has he told you something on any network malfunctions going on lately?
Nico: As if he’s even around to tell me.
Nico: He’s so caught up with work that he hasn’t even come back home.
Taiga: I see.
Nico: Gigo Co. has a monopoly on the world’s wireless industries…
Nico: There’s the network acting up lately and my dad not coming home…
Nico: Maybe Gigo’s screwed something up?
Nico: Just kidding… Haha.
Nico: I got a hit.
Stick: You win
Box: Digital space
Box: Inside Gigo server
Mirei: There it is again…
Mirei: The number of these strange fluctuations shaking up the net world keeps growing by the day.
Mirei: As I suspected, there is something going on within the abyss of the network.
Sfx: tap tap tap
Mirei: And right now…
Mirei: I feel that I getting closer to finding out what it is.
Mirei: A number of years ago, servers suddenly went down worldwide without explanation.
Mirei: The only one at the time to succeed in maintaining their system and make rapid progress afterwards was Gigo.
Mirei: Through my independent investigation on this matter, I have come across a certain mystery.
Text: “Project Vitium”
Mirei: According to the fragmented records that remained on Gigo’s server…
Mirei: What happened those few years ago was caused by Gigo, with this project acting as the trigger.
Mirei: And the one responsible for it is…
Mirei: Dr. Yakov Petrov.
Mirei: Records of the project end with the statement that he has mysteriously disappeared…
Mirei: It appears that sniffing out the doctor’s whereabouts is the only path that will lead me to the truth…
sfx: Beep beep
Mirei: There’s another Digimon signal besides mine in this area…
Mirei: How can this be…
Mirei: Be careful, you two!!
Sfx bubble: Beep beep beep
Yuuya: I’ve finally found you, Miss Hacker.
Yuuya: I noticed that there was someone lurking within the server lately…
Yuuya: But you’ve made it difficult for me to catch your tail.
Yuuya: For your fine hacking abilities, I commend you.
Yuuya: But as someone who will be leading this company one day, I can’t leave you to do as you please.
Yuuya: I will dispose of you right here.
sfx: flicker flicker
Taiga: They fixed it!
Taiga: I’m back online!
Taiga: I’ve got mail.
Taiga: It’s a battle request.
Taiga: Let’s see…
Taiga: Nyanko Tamer?
Text: Let’s battle!
Text: Nyanko Tamer
Nico: D-Did you say Nyanko Tamer?!!
Taiga: Who’s that?
Nico: You don’t even know?!
Nico: His Digital Monster is ranked number one!
Nico: Everything else besides his overwhelming strength is unknown.
Nico: Players all over the world look up to him!
Nico: The guy’s a living legend…
Taiga: So he’s probably really strong!!
Taiga: Both Nyanko Tamer…
Taiga: And his Digimon partner!!
Nico: Haaaah?! Of course he is!!
Nico: He’s not ‘probably’ strong, he IS strong!!
Nico: He’s ranked number one?!!
Taiga: Alright, I’ll send him the OK.
Nico: Whoa, whoa, wait, are you for real?!!
Taiga: Why not?
Taiga: I already sent it.
Nico: He might beat you so bad that you never recover!!
Nico: His avatar looks like an innocent kitty but he’s gotta be the devil inside, make no mistake!!
Taiga: I don’t mind.
Taiga: I’m aiming to be the number one player too.
Taiga: So, I have to fight him and win sooner or later, right?
Taiga: Besides, I won’t be beaten that easily!
sfx bubble: Tap tap
Taiga: I have faith that my partner is the strongest there is!!
Nico: I…I see… You’ve got a point!
Nico: …But I still think the guy’s a devil…
Taiga: You think so…?
Akiho: He accepted my challenge.
Akiho: Now that’s what I like to see!
Box: Akiho (Nyanko Tamer)
Akiho: I’ve been a bit interested in these two for some time now.
Akiho: Especially this one.
Akiho: Taiga-kun, is it?
Akiho: I feel…
Akiho: Something strange coming from him.
Speech: You are now arriving to your designated Coliseum!!
Nico: There he is! Don’t let your guard down!
Akiho: Here I go!
Taiga: Run, Agumon!!
Sfx bubble: Screech
Akiho: Huh? Is it over already?
Taiga: Tha… That was close!
Nico: I told you not to let your guard down!!
Akiho: I was right, he is different from other people.
Akiho: He has a really high communicative bond with his Digimon.
Akiho: I thought I was the only one to hear the Digimon’s voices.
Akiho: Could he be just like me…?
Akiho: Well… either way.
Akiho: This looks like it’s going to be a fun battle!
Akiho: Well, that was a close one.
Akiho: It would have been really sad if you got beaten before you could even evolve.
Taiga: S-Shut up!!
Taiga: This fight’s just getting started!!
Taiga: It’s my turn next!!!
Akiho: A fighting will that does not fade.
Akiho: A heart that loves a challenge.
Akiho: You have a magnificent spirit.
Akiho: That surprised me!!
Akiho: What, what? What’s that sound?!
Taiga: T-The Coliseum’s wall…!!
Akiho: What’s this?
Akiho: What the heck happened?
Taiga: T-Those are…
Yuuya: Now then.
Yuuya: I have you cornered.
Text: Who on earth is this…?!
To be continued in the second part!!
Update: Scanslation of this chapter done by A Bored Tamer.