ByCraig Patrick Arnott, writer at Creators.co
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Craig Patrick Arnott

The day Digimon Adventures Tri - Determination was released, a very blurred promotional image was released to advertise the next movie, Digimon Adventures Tri - Confession. Well finally have a clear image as one has been released, and it reveals much of what was suspected by fans.

Promo image for Digimon Adventures Tri - Confession
Promo image for Digimon Adventures Tri - Confession

Indeed the image show Koushiro Izumi (Izzy Izumi) and Takeru Takaishi (T.K. Takaishi) along with Herculeskabuterimon and Patamon engaged in battle against an evolved form of Meicoomon. Continuing with the second film, this film will feature Tentomon reaching his mega level, but oddly Patamon is not featured in his mega level in the promotional image. This could be because he has already reached mega level in the first Digimon Adventure 02 movie, Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals. With them set in battle against Meicoomon, and Koushiro Izumi (Izzy Izumi) being central to the plot for this movie, it is highly likely he will be the one to figure out what has happened in the Digital World and what is infecting the Digimon. In the past two movies we have already seen him gathering his clues and information, trying to figure it all out. So this film will either start with him revealing what is happening, as the second film ended with Meicoomon killing Leomon and fleeing which could have given him all the information he needed, or he will witness something during the movie that allows him to connect all the dots. It also does reveal that Meicoomon is indeed the carrier of whatever is infecting the Digimon.

Close up of Meicoomon
Close up of Meicoomon

Not only does he have purple eyes, matching the color of the aura seen of Digimon infected. It is a drastic change from his eyes in the second movie.

Meicoomon puts on the charm
Meicoomon puts on the charm

Along with this image, another image was also released. This time it revealed some of the side characters set to return in the third film, much like how Ogremon and Leomon returned in the second.

Second promo image
Second promo image

This image reveals the Numemon along with Sukamon and Chuumon will return to help the Digidestined face Etemon. Etemon was the second main villain the characters faced in the original series. The addition of the Numemon, Sukamon and Chuumon does raise questions to if Mimi will be playing a prominent role in this film also. During the series the Numemon's leader decided he fell in love with Mimi, and this made the Numemon willing to do whatever they needed to impress her. In a similar fashion, Sukamon and Chuumon both fell for Mimi and asked her out again and again. Chuumon became even more attached to her when the Dark Masters where the foes of the Digidestined. Having lost his best friend Sukamon to their evil, Chuumon found special comfort in Mimi.

These two images have revealed much that was suspected, but also showed us some new information for fans to speculate over. Where the movies appear to be forming a pattern of bring in past Digimon that have been friend or foe to the Digidestined in the past, suggests other might appear in future movies. This could include allies such as Andromon, Piximon and Wizardmon and the foes such as Devimon, Myotismon and the Dark Masters. The other big question is, if Sora will see Biyomon digivolve to mega alone in the fourth film?

Hououmon the mega level of Biyomon
Hououmon the mega level of Biyomon

Biyomon will be the only one to have yet to reach mega level. In the original series both Agumon and Gabumon reached mega level as Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon. In these forms the pair can fuse into one of the Royal Knights, Omnimon. They were the primary focus in the first Digimon Adventure Tri movie, Reunion.

Metalgarurumon (left), Omimon, Wargreymon (Right)
Metalgarurumon (left), Omimon, Wargreymon (Right)

Both Palmon and Gomamon took center stage in the second Digmon Tri movie Determination. In this film they both reached mega level, and we now know Tentomon will follow them in reaching mega level in the third movie.

Vikemon and Rosemon
Vikemon and Rosemon

As mentioned earlier Patamon reached mega level in the movie Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals. Tailmon (Gatomon) also reached mega level alongside Patamon with the pair becoming Seraphimon and Holydramon (Magnadramon).

Holydramon (Magnadramon) and Seraphimon
Holydramon (Magnadramon) and Seraphimon

This leaves Sora and her Digimon partner Biyomon left out of the eight original Digidestined to reach mega level. While we have had Meiko and her partner Meicoomon join them in the new series of film, making now nine Digidestined, it is unlikely she will partner with Sora, as Meicoomon's true mega level is more likely to be kept for the final movie. They may also be holding back on featuring the mega levels of Patamon and Tailmon (Gatomon) for the fifth movie, as the mega level of Tailmon (Gatomon) has been altered in all other formats of Digimon to Ophanimon. This includes the RPG based on the original series released January 13, 2013.

Ophanimon is clearly designed to be a female counterpart to Seraphimon. Could this mean they then plan to have Patamon and Tailmon (Gatomon) appear in mega form in the fifth film and have Tailmon (Gatomon) reach a new mega level? If so, it would be obvious for them to return Wizardmon along with Devimon and Myotismon as the three are highly connected with Patamon and Tailmon (Gatomon) and their partners.

The possibilities are endless, and only time will tell. The film is set for release on September 24, 2016. With these images released, a trailer should be released in the coming weeks to give fans even more to get excited over.

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