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The official website updated its story bio, and there's a translation (copy-pasted from a reblog on Tumblr):
Should lay to rest the "Is Zero Two canon?" debate now.It’s been 6 years since Yagami Taichi and the Chosen Children went to the other world, the Digital World, in that summer adventure, and 3 years since Yagami Hikari and the others’ last battle against BelialVamdemon.
As peaceful days continue, the gate to the Digital World closes at one point. Times passes without even the Chosen Children knowing why it has closed…
Then, one day, a Kuwagamon suddenly appears in Odaiba. The town is destroyed and people flee in panic from its rampage. Taichi, who happens to see the Kuwagamon by chance, chases after it alone in order to stop it. But Taichi is powerless to do anything against the Kuwagamon by himself.
“It’s no good… I can’t do anything on my own…”
As Kuwagamon closes in on Taichi with a roar, his Digivice suddenly begins to glow bright–
“Taichi, you sure got big!”
At the sound of that familiar voice, the story turns largely once again.
Yagami Taichi, 17-years-old, high school.
The adventure evolves once again…
The whole thing about 02 debate wasn't about the entire story, it's about the epilogue.
What people don't want to be canon is the epilogue, the whole "what happened when they're adults" part, not the entire story.
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Character announcement on the main site (under the news section) including seiyuu:
Daigo Nishijima (Daisuke Namikawa), the calligraphy part-time teacher and substitute homeroom teacher for Tai and Sora's class:
And Maki Himekawa (Yuuko Kaida), the mysterious woman who appears before the DigiDestined children.
So why haven't the 02 kids appeared in the trailers or promotional posters?
There's been some Zero Two merchandise lately and there's going to be a marathon stream in a few days, but it's most likely because they're not the main focus. If they show up, then they show up, but there's six movies. At some point, they probably will, but I'm personally just fine that Zero Two is definitely canon. A mention or two is probably all we'll get in the first film.
Though how interesting that we don't have any more information on the glasses girl, yet. Guess they're going to make her as mysterious as possible until the movie comes out.
I'm very ambivalent about the Koumi shipping tease in that trailer. The Takari I'm fine with, because honestly everyone could see that from space. But I'm torn between liking the idea of Izzy getting some appreciation, and thinking he should be above such petty emotions. Then again, it could just be a tease and nothing more.
It's funny that the most amount of shipping talk goes into the first series when it probably had the least amount of romantic teasing between characters (unless you count the movie). 02 really kicked that off with the Davis/TK/Kari love triangle (go team D!), and the epilogue hook-ups that everybody got all angsty about. Then Tamers had Takato's Charlie Brown-esque crush on Jeri that actually became pretty significant, and Ryo and Rika doing the Han/Leia slap-slap-kiss thing. Frontier was 4 blokes and 1 girl trapped together for the entire season, do the math. And Data Squad...was actually mostly dry now that I think about it. Then again, Yoshi was way too old for Marcus and Thomas, but they seemed more like each other's type anyway. Not sure what it was like in Fusion/Xros, still haven't watched that.
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All I want to know is they will please fix one of the biggest disappointments of everyone's childhood and canonize Taiora.
I may be wrong but didn't Frontier have some Takuya and Zoe/Izumi hints, especially the library scene near the end? Of course, that may have been the dub's writting.
The shipping talk is getting a bit excessive.
Please dial it down a little.
Yeah talk about shipping someplace else. Let's talk about non-romantic stuff like how cool those teasers were. Omnimon vs Alphamon still looks epic!
I'm not sure about Taiora but I do believe they will give us Takari. Which in all honesty was the most developed "pairing" if you will on this show that was also in the original and wasn't just dubtext.Probably, although A LOT of people were upset by what happened. Any gander at a message board about this show here and elsewhere tells you that sentiment hasn't gone away.