Flashback Friday: 001

Welcome to Flashback Friday, a new series on my blog, where I’ll discuss wonderful things of days gone by. (And when I say “days gone by,” I mean, “Anything before 2012 is fair game!”)

For my first installment, I wanted to go with something near and dear to my heart:

The Digimon Movie

(Yes, the large text was completely necessary.)

‘Memah this epicness?

I have vivid memories of watching The Digimon Movie for the first time in theaters. I was a kid, maybe eight years old–and to this day, it stands as one of the greatest experiences of my life. Man, it feels like yesterday. (Also, I had such a crush on Willis. No lie. I was so jealous of Kari and Yolei at the end!)

Seriously, what a great movie! It’s just freaking exciting! The Digimon Movie has pretty much all my favorite things: great animation, epic battle sequences and bromance. I was broshipping Tai and Matt before I knew what broshipping was! (And I may or may not have been regular shipping them a little bit, too, but let’s not get into that…)

And don’t even get me started on the soundtrack. I maintain that it’s one of the best movie soundtracks of all time, and nobody can convince me otherwise. (I remember getting the CD as a birthday present the year after the movie came out–so, 2001–and being overjoyed. I still have that CD, and that bad boy is loaded on my iPod. It gets some serious plays.)

For the curious, my favorite song off the soundtrack is “The Impression That I Get” by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, though “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies is a close second. Click the links for instant nostalgia!

Fun fact: It was only recently–like, a few months ago–that I learned that The Digimon Movie is actually a compilation of the first three Japanese Digimon films. That… actually explains a lot. Also, if you haven’t seen the movie Summer Wars, you haven’t lived. It’s directed by the same guy who directed The Digimon Movie, and it explores a lot of the same ideas and themes (which is code for “It’s basically The Digimon Movie, but with different characters and no Digimon”). Anyway, it’s a fabulous movie. Watch it!

Back on track: No matter how many times I watch The Digimon Movie, I get the same rush of excitement that I did as a kid. *happy sigh*

Okay… I think I’m going to go get my DVD and watch the movie again.

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