I've been wondering, is 95%* of the reason why people hate Adventure 02 because of the shippings in the epilogue scene?
* = completely made up statistic
The first two seasons of Digimon had really great character development, one of the reasons why is because unlike all the other seasons they were the only continuity. Some people become really attached to these characters (we are on a pokemon fansite are we not, so we should know) and continue to follow them throughout their adventures. When the writers decide to take everything you know about the characters, throw it out the window and make an ending that makes even the voice actors cringe it's a sad day for a fan.
Sorry for using the wrong words.
I liked the ending. It was the only ending that had any real balls. It took guts and creativity to think that far ahead and come up with some (sometimes) outrageous things for the characters. But the show actually put thought into where the characters went. Not just "off into the sunset", but "on with their lives."
The point of some of the future jobs for the kids was that they had shed some of the negative aspects of their younger personalities. Iori/Cody, for example, was vengeful and slow to forgive as a child; first Ken, even after he reformed, and later Oikawa. Seeing what both of those individuals went through under the influence of dark forces inspires him to be slower to judge, at the very least, and as a result, he specifically becomes a criminal defense lawyer as an adult.
Sora is another example - we're eventually meant to see that in no small part, the tomboyishness is a means of rebelling against her mother's seemingly draconic desire for her to be a fashion designer. Even by the end of Adventure, she's learned that her mother loves her and only wants her to be happy and perhaps not coincidentally, by 02, Sora doesn't seem to have a problem with being more feminine, even if slightly so.
Tai yet another example - rather than trying to take charge of the new Chosen Children (or even bypass them entirely, as Matt suggested), he realizes it's their time for a reason and devotes himself to helping them and covering for them when and where they need it. The younger Tai of Adventure no doubt would have agreed with the sentiment of continuing to try and do things their way.
Do we not all have negative aspects of our younger selves that we've grown out of? Do we not all have activities in which we participated as a child that simply eventually and innocuously fall by the wayside?
Even if Sora was only being tomboyish to act against her mother, being a fashion designer was still an over-the-top career choice the writers gave. In the second season her mother began teaching her the art of flower arrangement, yes not very tomboy-like, but not anywhere close to fashion designing. Sora still played sports and wore a school uniform instead of girly clothes (like mimi).
I will agree with what you said about Tai, his love for Digimon gives me enough reason to make it believable. Maybe if the chose something else besides "diplomat" I would have been able to accept it easier. The career of a diplomat requires a lot of schooling and knowledge (digimon and real world). The only reason I added Mimi was to show the Irony between the career selections between her and Sora.
Don't get me wrong, I do like endings where the characters realize their negative aspects and grow through them but this ending just blew *most things* out of proportion. I don't see why you must comment with such a hatred towards me. I love having passionate debates and whatnot but I can sense a lot of distaste in your posts.
Last edited by Heavenly; 17th August 2012 at 12:00 AM.
It didn't "ruin my childhood", but I did dislike Tai/Sora not ending up together.
A soul that cannot be saved drifts and disappears,
In the instant it vanishes, it shines faintly,
Now, it creates a night with a full moon.
Digimon will forever be THE Pokemon rip-off.
I'm sorry that you are this delusional to not realize that realize that replacing every beginning of a word with "digi" (digimon, digidestined, digivolution etc.) and ending every monster name with "mon" does NOT make it original.
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I'm sorry I'm stating the obvious with you, my mistake. Oh yeah, and looking at the show, you can tell it's also based off of Pokemon also. (Seriously, Digivolution? You can tell they are trying to hard to not be a rip-off) and even though it's technically a rip-off also of tamagatchi (also), it's still furthers my point that Digimon is a rip-off either way.
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Last edited by Taodragon; 17th August 2012 at 3:48 AM.
Lol, Digimon fanbois everywhere, Digimon is a Pokemon rip-off to the layman's eye, no denying it. Digimon is also a shitty anime anyway. (Not saying Pokemon anime is good though.)
Last edited by CallMeMaggot; 17th August 2012 at 4:31 AM.
Grammar Nazi lol, I edited the "denieing" part, and I made fanboy, "fanboi" on purpose. I could go on a whole rant on how it is a rip-off, but I'm too tired. And derailing threads is your fault because you guys want to argue over one statement some guy said.