So, with more and more word getting out about how a new Digimon Adventure series is about to be released featuring the original cast (both in terms of characters and vocals) from the first Digimon Adventure anime, I figured it's about time for me to get on board with my own thoughts on the matter. To start, let me just say that since this new series hasn't actually been released quite yet, I'm still cautiously optimistic about what this could mean for the franchise. In my opinion, more Digimon anime is always welcome along with any games and related merchandise that might bring. I have no complaints about the new art style. It's different, but as with everything else about the franchise, different isn't necessarily a bad thing. I've generally been open minded toward the new possibilities that each installment has brought to the fold and I won't be treating this new one any differently.
That being said, I do have my usual concerns regarding the fandom as a whole. Digimon is a hugely divisive fandom among its own fans, let alone the fans that have carried on the argument legacy over its similarities to Pokemon. As this new series is a direct sequel to the Digimon Adventure continuity it has already served as a reminder of the disdain many fans felt during the epilogue of Digimon Adventure Zero Two. And that's not even getting into the other continuities that also have their own devoted followings. As such, I plan to remain firmly on the sidelines regarding Digimon Adventure Tri until it has run its course. I don't know what to expect from this new series and I'm looking forward to seeing it unfold at its own pace. I've always loved Digimon, from the tiny pixel pet I raised on a key chain during the summer of 1997 and through each new series that has been released. Each has brought something new to the table and taken together has created a vast and wonderful multiverse with an exciting history rich with its own unique mythology. Digimon has been a fascinating ride thus far and I can't wait to see what will happen next.
Playing: Digimon Masters Online