The Digimon franchise has certainly grown up, judging by the recent ‘Digimon Adventure Tri’ preview.
On Monday, various online portals began uploading the first five minutes of the first “Digimon Adventure Tri” movie, “Reunion.” Within it, Season 2 DigiDestined Cody, Yolei, Davis and Ken make an appearance in what appears to be a gruesome battle with Alphamon.
“I can’t get over the fact that it seems they killed the main characters of Season 2,” commented Milo Mondo on YouTube. “It’s one thing to pretend they never happened, but this?”
For a while, fans were uncertain whether Season 2 would be canon to “Digimon Adventure Tri,” but that has all been erased with recent developments.
“[ The official Digimon website ] mentions the fight against MaloMyotismon, the final enemy of Season 2,” commented reddit user SydMontague. “Season 2 in general has to be considered canon for ‘Tri.’ How they handle certain details is unknown, though. This has been the only direct reference to Season 2 within official media.”
But that’s not the only thing that shocked viewers during the this “Digimon Adventure Tri” sneak peek.
Roughly four minutes and forty seconds into the preview, fans noticed a new character holding a Digimon we don’t yet recognize. Although it hasn’t officially been confirmed, the name circulating the web calls it Meikumon, the companion of new character Meiko Mochidzuki .
“Alphamon does not say a word and appears to be hunting Meikumon,” alleged a 4chan user.
Allegedly, Meiko is from Tottori and transfers to Tai’s class during the “Digimon Adventure Tri” timeline. She is “searching for something in Odaiba and gets involved in battles with Digimon.” It is possible, then, that Meikumon is the catalyst for her Digimon adventure.