Excerpt: Bandai is a fun company. Their Digimon franchise has spawned toys, games and even a T.V. show on Saturday morning, which I watched through its first season as a guilty pleasure. Where Pokemon was cute and full of slapstick, whitewashed fun, Digimon was more edgy, with smooth anime and bad guys who weren't in the least bit silly. The games tied to the shows (heck, even the advertisements) presented a similar contrast.