The first four episodes of Digimon Tri are out and I don’t know about you, but I can already see the makings of a love triangle between Taichi, Yamato and Sora. Warning: spoilers ahead.
In the first episode, Yamato asks Sora to come to the first gig of his new band Knife of Day. Taichi sees this (though he doesn’t know what’s happening) and seems to be surprised at the sight, as evidenced by his facial expression. The concert is that Sunday, coincidentally the same day of a big soccer game for Taichi’s team.
Taichi can’t get anyone to come because they’re all busy with other things, and the last person he asks is Sora. He texts her, asking if she’s planning on going to Yamato’s concert (since Yamato had asked him to come earlier that day). She asks why he’s asking, and he asks her if she could come to his soccer game.
Sora expresses frustration at Taichi for asking her on short notice because she was planning on going to Yamato’s concert and now she has to try and figure out how to go to both events at the same time and is mad at both boys for putting her in that predicament.
In the third episode, Mimi makes the observation that both Yamato and Taichi have grown into handsome young men and teasingly asks Sora which one she’ll choose. Sora of course reacts with embarrassment, but the exchange suggests that Mimi knows that Sora has an attraction to both boys.
To me, it all seems like a setup for a future love triangle. If that’s so, it’ll be interesting to see how it goes. It also seems to me that Tri is retconning the ending of Zero Two since there is no mention or implication (yet) of Yamato and Sora dating. That means that we Taiora fans could get the canon ending we’ve longed for. We’ll see what the second part of Tri brings.
It is well known that after Takari, Taiora is the second most popular relationship in the Adventure continuum. In fact, in the top 11, Sorato didn’t even rank. The proof is in the pudding. Just have a glance at this old poll result on Toei’s own website (link below). Even pairings like Matt/Mimi ranked, but no Sorato. It’s in Japanese, so use Google Translate. Keep in mind, Sky means Sora. Oh Toei, you fail so hard.
Who is this mysterious Digimon? Who is it’s partner? I hope the partner isn’t female…
At the moment all we really have on this Digimon’s human partner is rumor and speculation. However its name appears to be… Hulkmon? What is known is there is a Digimon known as Hackmon: click here.
That aside it looks like we will be seeing a lot of the original 8 Chosen Children. As for Davis, Ken, Yolei, and Cody, we can only assume they will be present. Unless they choose to retcon all of 02 (fingers crossed, right?).
Some interesting news (that is 8 months old) has come to my attention. Famous voice actor Joshua Seth, has recently said he would come out of retirement to voice Tai for an English version of a hypothetical further Digimon Adventure show. It almost makes me wonder if he knew something before we did.
Here is a link to a 2009 youtube video with an 8 month old comment from Joshua Seth himself. He basically says he is game, but that the proper people would need to be petitioned for an English version of a future season.
Also, here is a link to another blog. It is mostly filled with a pro Taiora crowd and has a lot of great comments on various issues.
It has become apparent that the Taiora nation is now going for broke with Digimon Adventure 03. All of our chips are on the table, to put it mildly. It is true that those of us who have spent the past few years (if not a decade or more) flaming over and researching the validity of our ships are all to aware that Sorato has the advantage. None the less that is not stopping some in the Digital community (both literal and figurative… see how that works here? :D) from showing their undying support for our favorite couple. Here are some examples of posts written in response to a Crunchyroll article posted August 1st about the season 03 announcement:
“Tai you have been given another chance to win Sora back from Matt. DO NOT WASTE IT!” ~ AceOfTokiwadai
This comment has received 94 likes so far.
“Hey, we get to see more Sora not being with Tai D:” ~ Rito2Ru
Our feelings precisely.
In a non-Taiora related comment Digifan01 had this to say, “PLEASE LET THIS BE THE DARK OCEAN SEASON!!!! ALSO ITS TIME FOR THE MEGAS!!!!!!!!!” Personally I’d love to see the Dark Ocean and all the other Megas as well.
At this point all we can do is keep our fingers crossed that ‘ZERO THREE’ won’t be a total letdown. It’s not like it can sink any lower than ‘ZERO TWO’, right?
Link to aforementioned webpage here.
Yes, this article’s title says it all. It’s true. Let me explain. Sorato was planned, but Taiora developed by bad communication, and lack of completely centralized story ideas. I have little time at the moment and my head is overwhelmed with the recent announcement regarding spring 2015. I’m telling you this because I was going to give a lot of commentary on this subject, but it is better to just let you all read it and figure out the details for yourselves.
Voice actors on the subject:
Digimon Co-creator and Director of Season 01 and 02 (not the movies) Hiroyuki Kakudou:
Pay great attention to the details described in the article of the second link, it explains everything. In short the director of the movies clearly saw (in season one) and wanted Taiora. He was not told of the Sorato plan, nor were all of the writers for season 01.
They failed us big time… and now… I pray to the Harmonious Ones they don’t make it much worse.