[Digimon Adventure tri.](tag:3671795) comprises of six films celebrating the 20th anniversary of Digimon. It is set three years after the original two series of Digimon, Digimon Adventures and Digimon Adventures 02. The first two movies have already been released, the first in November last year's Digimon Adventures Tri. Reunion.
The second was released March 2016 Digimon Adventures Tri. Determination.
Fans noticed quickly from both promotional images that the movies will initially focus on a different pair of the Digidestined for each movie. It also revealed the Digimon who did not reach their Mega level in the series would be doing so in these movies. This resulted in a lot of fan speculation as to who will be the next pair after Mimi and Joe. With how the first two had Taichi (Tai) and Yamato (Matt) on the first poster and Mimi and Joe on the second poster, I logically assumed Sora and Koshirou (Izzy) would be next leaving Hikari (Kari) and Takeru (TK) for the final pairing. Well the creators have thrown us a curve ball with the release of the latest promo image for Digimon Adventures Tri. Confession.
While the image is not crystal clear it does tell us the pairing is going to be Koshirou (Izzy) and Takeru (TK). The images show Herculeskabuterimon coming in from the top left of the image which is the Mega level form of Koshirou's partner Tentomon. You can also clearly see Patamon, Takeru's partner Digimon in the center. What is interesting is that Patamon is not in his Mega form of Seraphimon.
Both Japanese audiences and international audiences witnessed Gatomon and Patamon obtain their Mega levels in previous movies. This begs the question, will Patamon evolve to Mega level in the movie? Perhaps they will hold off on Patamon for a later film to evolve to Mega form with Gatomon who is more aligned as his partner in battle. The reason this could happen is due to a clip at the end of the trailer for the second movie Determination.
At the end of the trailer Patamon is seen saying goodbye to Takeru (TK). This sequence was seen in the second movie itself. So perhaps it is all to be revealed in the third movie as to why Patamon is leaving Takeru. But then that would still leave Sora! Who could Sora partner with to allow Biyomon to evolve to Mega level with? Perhaps she will see her Digimon reach Mega level solo, but then perhaps not. In the promotional image for the third film it appears Herculeskabuterimon is locked in battle against the Ultimate form of Meicoomon who turned against the Digidestined and killed Leomon at the end of the second movie. Sora along with Mimi were noticeably creating a bond with Meiko the partner of Meicoomon. This could suggest once Meicoomon has rejoined the side of good, both Sora and Meiko will get their Digimon to Mega level together.
What can also be suggested from the promotional image is that this film will reveal what is so special about Meicoomon and how he is linked to whatever in infecting the Digimon. With Koshirou (Izzy) and Tentomon set to take the spotlight, in Confession, it can be assumed Koshirou will figure it all out. He has always been the brains behind the original Digidestined team and has been clearly seen gathering quietly to himself clues behind the mystery. The film is set for release on September 24, 2016. So write it into your diaries and stay tuned for further information.