Last edited by Taodragon; 18th August 2012 at 4:34 AM.
I'm bothered about the English version because I'm an English speaker and a digimon fan, who wants to see more of the franchise that's pretty much been killed off in the west.
And Xros Wars' storyline was extremely repetitive. The first twenty-eight or so episodes consisted of an endless search for Maguffins that I for the life of me can't even remember what they were for, in several different "zones" of the Digital World, which after so long was hard to distinguish from one another (Green Zone, Lake Zone). Things started looking up when Tactimon showed up and owned everybody (and then was unceremoniously killed off...man, that made me mad) and the Death Generals arc started. It also started out good but fell into the repetitious formula as well, with the team fighting each of the Death Generals one by one in seven other different zones or whatever they were called. It didn't help that the only two Death Generals who felt like any sort of threat (Dorbickmon and NeoVamdemon) were the first two defeated and most of the latter ones were jokes. Look at Splashmon and that insect guy...and don't even get me started on Olegmon or Apollomon. When I hear the phrase "Death General" I expect to see some awesome villain who wants to you know, kill (as in death) everyone. Not a lame viking who preaches about the importance of friendship or someone who was only faking being evil in the first place.
The Digimon Hell or whatever it was called was also pretty uninteresting, and Bagramon was a lame final villain. After I had sat through fifty episodes, at least thirty of which could've easily been thrown out without losing anything to the overall storyline, being preached about how much of a bad dude Bagramon is (even though all he did was sit on his damn throne the entire season), I was already sick of him by the time he actually decided to do something. DarkKnightmon should've been the final villain. He was much more interesting, and was an actual direct threat to the team throughout most of the season.
And duh, of course Xros Wars has a completely different storyline from the earlier seasons. It's a brand new continuity.
Kiriha was only used as a plot device the entire season. He had no explanataion to even being in the Digital World for the first half of the series, and was just some lame rival. After he joined Xros Heart he became extremely jumpy and only acted however the plot demanded him to act at the time. I loved how during the Death Generals saga they always gave him a reason to want to leave the group in every single mini arc.
Nene was also in the Digital World for apparently no reason for the first sixteen or so episodes, but then we get the foreshadowing with Yuu or whatnot and that's fine, at least they started doing something with her. But then she joined Xros Heart (way too quickly and without much persuading or reason to, I might add) and proceeded to do absolutely nothing for the rest of the series. She didn't even do much when it came to saving HER brother, which was supposed to be the main point of her character's arc! Instead, they had Taiki save Yuu, and Nene just continued to be fanservice with BigBoobsmon for the rest of the season.
The idea of Yuu was interesting...I guess, but it really didn't work out in practice. He was just there to be the creepy kid for about eighteen episodes. They should've saved him sooner and give him some more character development. For the record though I did like him a lot in Young Hunters. He was actually my favorite character in that season.
As for Akari and Zenjirou, lol. They had no reason for existing, had no personal storyline or character development, and achieved absolutely nothing. They were just there to be Taiki's cheerleaders for thirty episodes. It got so bad to the point that the show itself even admitted they were useless and just dumped them after the first arc! I don't care what Omnimon said about how he only had the strength to send Taiki back to the Digital World, that "plot point" could've just as easily been thrown into the trash and instead, he could've said he did have the energy to send all three back. Not that I'm complaining, if the show had no plans for them I'm glad they were dumped.
I'll end this by saying I'm probably sounding a lot more negative than I mean to when it comes to Xros Wars, and I apologize to people who really liked the series. But it did have many flaws that I just can't easily look past.
Last edited by Weedy Spyze; 18th August 2012 at 5:42 PM.
Of all the things I complained about, that insignificant one was what you threw back? Listen, there's nothing subjective about my complaint that the storyline was repetitive. It was. If you wish to argue that, go ahead and try. A lot of the character flaws I listed are pretty legit criticisms as well. Any decent writer could tell you that Akari and Zenjirou were very poorly written characters who were never given anything to do or any reason to be in the storyline.
And yeah you could pick apart flaws for any season of Digimon, nothing's perfect. But we weren't talking about the other seasons, we were talking about Xros Wars.
Well, I agree that all previous season had their flaws but so does everything. However, while I am not too fond of Xros Wars and I am partially loathe the last third of the season. Also, Xros Wars IMO is another case of a good idea that was poorly executed.
Which was released in 2008 for both Japan, and America. The former getting the game just a few months earlier than we did.
We also got the first 3 Digimon Story games for the DS around the same time that Japan did (once again, a few months after them). Both during and after the Savers run in Japan, but before it ever aired on TV in the U.S...
Which makes me wonder just what happened to Lost Evolution, as it's been out for 2 years now in Japan :T
And it's not like it has any connection to Xros Wars...
Not like World Data Squad, I mean. Where it's based on the most recent TV series, and wasn't released in America until the corresponding show was finally localized.
Thanks :]Originally Posted by Izanagi
~ Waiting for Sun & Moon ~
They could bring over Super Xros Wars or the Adventure RPG, though I think it'll pretty much hinge on the show doing well since those games are on dying platforms.
WtW has just confirmed that recording will start next week. They also gave a hint, one (and only that one) of these voice actors will play one of the core Shoutmon X4 characters listed.
Steve Blum: Ballistamon or Starmon
Kirk Thornton: Shoutmon, Ballistamon or Starmon
Kyle Herbert: Shoutmon, Ballistamon or Dorurumon
Jeff Nimoy: Shoutmon or Dorurumon
Edit: Forgot Ballistamon for Kyle Herbert.
Last edited by Taodragon; 31st August 2012 at 7:15 PM.
All my money.
But I'd like him as Beelzemon...though Dorulumon sounds nice.
Last edited by lolipiece; 31st August 2012 at 4:57 PM.
Thread bump? I think? Oh well, Digimon's still alive at least.
All and all, glad the little ones are being exposed to good acting and my gut is telling me that it will be Herbert voicing Shoutmon.
English Digimon voice acting is always great, so I has no worries
I just hope that an English dub means English Xros Loaders go on sale :T
Cuz I never found any of the DigiVice Burst toys in stores when Data Squad was around...
~ Waiting for Sun & Moon ~
Screw it, my money's half on Blum as Ballistamon and the other half on Hebert as Shoutmon. Now hurry up so the little ones don't get bad tastes as they listen to the ear piercing awfulness that are other dub companies. Wait, that's a terrible idea...take as much time as you need to make it sound as good as possible.
If Kyle Hebert is Shoutmon, then Yuri Lowenthal has to do Taiki :P
The everlasting combination strikes again...
I actually think that he would do well as Taiki regardless, though.
~ Waiting for Sun & Moon ~
I actually really like Digimon.
I watched adventure 1-2 and tamers. I liked tamers the most, Bellizemon was awsome.
It's been leaked, Saban brands is the one that has the license to the show and they'll be dubbing the first 30 episodes as the first season.
Also, Saban's composer Noam Kaniel will be working on the series, who did the theme songs to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Samurai and X-men.
Last edited by Taodragon; 4th September 2012 at 3:00 PM.