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So, uh...according to the creators, Xros Hunters isn't a third series, but is just a third arc to Xros Wars, like the Death Generals is the second.
What do we do since it's official?
I don't know, no one seems to consider it as part of Xros Wars anyway. Maybe the new cast, the new googleboy, the one-year timeskip, the plot being completed unrelated to Xros Wars and the big "THE END!" stamped in the end of the final episode has something to do with it.
And the fact people consider it a failure and refuse to take it as part of Xros Wars, of course.
By the way, Toei said it was a brand new series before the first episode. So, how official is this comment?
So says the official site, the third arc has the episode numbering continuing from the last subtitle. It seems as though Xros Hunters was just a subtitle change, but it isn't offically considered a sequel to a digimon series. Also its the fans that said that it was a new sequel, not Toei, they've always listed it as a third arc.
Yes, it is just that after they stamped a "THE END!" said statement starts to sound like a retcon. The fact it left such a bad taste in our mouths we prefer to ignore it doesn't helps. Do whatever you want then.
Because it was a retcon. The staff didn't know that they were getting another arc, until last minute (albeit that's because Xros Wars' ratings were very low), they really did think that they were going to end Xros Wars in 2 arcs, but because the Xros Loader toys sold well they were told to make a third arc.
But the arc was still always referred to as an arc by the channel, Toei, and the staff involved.
Regarding the "Loophole Abuse", it just struck me that should Kiriha make a re-appearance at the same time Nene say, comes back to Japan for some R&R, Taiki can lend Ballistamon and Dorulumon to Yuu again and the four of them can Great Xros to form Shoutmon X7. Game Breaker much?
We don't even need Yuu. Nene can have Sparrowmon and one of Taiki's digimon, Kiriha can have Zeekgreymon and one of Taiki's digimon, and Taiki has Shoutmon and the remaining digimon. It could be bumped up to X8 or X9 if Arresterdramon and Tuwarmon join in through Tagiru and Yuu. The loophole is far too easy to abuse.
Heck, now that previews have shown X7 being used, Tagiru doesn't even need to join in now. After all, he has Superior mode which seems to pretty much be on the same level... of course, he could pull off Loophold abused with Yuu to let Yuu use both Rook Chessmon and Super Starmon in a Digixros with Tsuwarmon.
No, they would have needed Yuu, or at least someone else. Kiriha can't xros in Zeekgreymon and another digimon because Zeekgreymon IS a Xros himself.
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