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Digimon Adventure Tri. is a divisive series for a variety of reasons, up to and including the Character Development of the Original 8 Chosen, the inclusion of four new characters (Maki, Daigo, Meiko, and Meicoomon), the seeming ignoring of Digimon Adventure 02, and the rate at which the plot progresses.
For me, I like Digimon Tri, but its not one of the best series. Tri has some legitimate problems, one of which being its pacing. Each movie tends to have a minor subplot that many can't agree on whether it's necessary or not. The pacing is also hampered in that as a Film Series, there are several months in between each movies release, making some unwilling to wait so long. I actually find it better to binge watch it, as it keeps you invested more.
If I had to put it simply, Tri's pros are its new cast members, the Original Chosen all getting the chance to head to Mega, the expansion behind the original destined idea, the beautiful animation and fights, and of course, seeing three of the Royal Knights. It's cons however are its ignoring of the 02 cast despite teasing them in the first movie, the slow burn of the plot, the poor placing of Breather Episode 's, and the general Arc Fatigue caused by it being a Film Series.
On the newer characters, they are actually some of the highlights for me regarding Tri.
Meiko is the shy girl of the group, a role Digimon hasn't really used, her arc of gathering self confidence and gaining the resolve to delete Meicoomon is nicely done. She's a realistic depiction of a young girl forced to face so much in so little time, and has nice chemistry with the other Chosen, namely Sora, Yamato, and Mimi.
Meicoomon is a nice take on a Digimon Antagonist, that she is unable to really control her actions, like Guilmon when he became Megidramon Up to 11.
Daigo is a nice addition as the kind/dorky teacher/Reasonable Authority Figure, and a look into what occurs to Chosen Child after they're done, who lost his partner and had to grow into an adult.
Maki is one of the complex characters in Digimon. She's a Chosen who actually lost her partner, how a Chosen could be if their partner dies for good, an ex of the lengths Chosen may go. Seeing her breakdown when her partner can't remember her, I felt sorry for this poor woman. TK and Ken could have been her if Patamon and Wormmon really died.
No good without bad though. Tri has a habit of stretching arcs by not having the Chosen ask questions, and again, the poor placing of Breather Episode. It's fine when placed right, but otherwise comes off as padding.
Tri still has one movie left, and possibly more if they do a continuation series afterwards involving the 02 kids, but my opinion is set. Tri is alright, it's very flawed, but can still be enjoyable, or at least, I believe so. It's not the best, but it isn't the worst. Afterall, Young Hunters, Frontier, and 02 are still a thing.
No, I don\'t hate Young Hunters, Frontier, or Adventure 02, they just weren\'t that good. I love the characters from those three series, my favs being Ryouma, Koichi, and Ken respectivally. Doesn\'t change the fact they were the weaker Digimon series imo. Young Hunter\'s plot only really started in the final few episodes, Frontier made every human aside from Takuya and Koji useless, and Adventure 02 dropped both the Dark Ocean and Daemon Corp plot, and its ending is completely asinine.
And if there is another plus to Digimon Tri, it existing is why we get to enjoy Digimon Adventure Tri Abridged.
The dialogue editing in the dub version of \"Confession\" is complete crap.
@tyrekecorrea I wouldn\'t know, I only watch the subs.
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