Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is an anime film taking place in the Digimon Adventure continuity, specifically set five years after the events of Digimon Adventure tri. It was released in Japan on February 21, 2020.
The original DigiDestined are quickly approaching adulthood, having already started to take strides in what they want to do in life. All seems well, until the revelation that ends up shocking them to their core is revealed; the reason why children are always chosen to be DigiDestined. Specifically, the endless choices spread across the future for them is what ultimately powers their Digivice... And once that ends, so does the partnership with their Digimon.
Rapidly approaching that point, the group struggles to come to terms at the thought of losing their partners who have helped them throughout their childhood. Further complicating matters is a new threat; a Digimon attacking other DigiDestined and rendering them unconscious with what seems to be no cure. The group is now faced with a rather big dilemma, as every Digivolution their partner Digimon undergoes only lessens what time they have left with their partners.
Confronted with all this, the group must face their last, and hardest, adventure.
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- 20 Minutes into the Past: The movie is set in 2010.
- Aborted Arc: Characters from tri. such as Maki Himekawa and the Mysterious Man never make an appearance despite the Sequel Hook leaving the potential for them to return in this movie.
- The Bus Came Back: After spending most of tri. in distress, the 02 kids return, prominently feature in promo material, and are featured alongside the main cast.
- Call-Back: The final trailer has several of these to the first two movies.
- Children Are Special: In the official trailer, the reason why most DigiDestined are kids in the first place. The endless choices for their future are apparently the fuel source for their Digivice. Unfortunately, this means once those choices begin to lessen in adulthood, that power begins to fade...
- Fuel Meter of Power: How much time the group has left with their Digimon is represented with a golden halo-like ring in front of their Digivice that slowly loses nodes in a clockwise fashion. While it's slowly losing power over time, having their Digimon Digivolve only speeds up the drain on it.
- Grand Finale: Stated to be the ending of the original Adventure canon as a whole.
- Growing Up Sucks: The revelation that growing up causes whatever powers their Digivices to eventually lose their power and in turn ends the partnership with their Digimon ends up hitting the group hard.
- Informed Flaw: Tai and Matt are losing their DigiDestined status due to their growing up causing them to lose the multiple possibilities for the future that powers such. But they're Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life during the film's events while the DigiDestined who already have jobs while being dead set on them (Mimi with her fashion business, Koushiro being the arbitrator between the global DigiDestined) aren't yet effected.
- Kid Hero All Grown-Up: The entire original Adventure cast, are shown to be college-age, with Tai explicitly in university. There's a Race Against the Clock element, as it's revealed only kids are capable of powering a Digivice and thus soon they'll be forced to part ways with their partners.
- Race Against the Clock: With them only having a short time left with their Digimon and every Digivolution shortening that timer, the group has a very limited time to do anything about the current threat.
- Retcon: The premise of the film is when a DigiDestined hit their age limit and becomes mature, their digimon partner has to leave them. Even putting aside the Distant Finale of 02, this rule was never properly stated or shown throughout the Adventure continuity and contradicts Yukio Oikawa from 02, who despite already becoming a full-grown adult, managed to get his own Digimon partner.
- Retired Badass: Sora is the first of the kids to drop out before the movie even starts, wanting to focus on following her mother's footsteps as a flower arranger.