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If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
1: it could’ve just been referring to a time slot

2: this may actually be the sequel to 2020 and Taichi and the others will make cameos in lieu of a 2020 02 series.

In regard to the 02 movie Hiroki Hida has the same blush marks as “the first Chosen”. Not that it’s much of an indication given the artsyles.


What if the 02 movie kid is Iori's dad, Hiroki?
This is my main theory. Was waiting to see if anyone else came to the same conclusion . . . assuming it’s part of the original series continuity of course.

If this is a 2020 “02” they could make up any story, of course.

I’m hyped for the new Digimon but wait why isn’t Pulsemon included.
Sadly he’s already old news.
But hasn’t been a year since the VB came out months back, now I feel disappointed.
Leollmon was the mascot for the Digimon Accel series which came out within 12 months of Savers. He was still chucked in the garbage in favor of “Agumon with belts”. It’s unrealistic to expect old Digimon to return as main protagonist partners in a new anime.

It’s only ever happened twice (with Agumon and Terriermon). And both those times it was with new evolutions.
 

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Plus Pulsemon is already the protag of his own series. They're five minute shorts every few months sure, but it's still his own series.
 

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If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
it wasnt referred to as a "continuation," it was called a "successor"
 

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Not a fan of the designs.
About the kids the main and the girl arent bad, but the other kid looks so dumb to me, too cartoonish, idk, i see frontier and tamers cast and this grey hair kid looks just ....

Digimons im sry but they are so weird. Well, the best is gammamon cause he is the only one that gives me digimon rookie partner vibes, the other two look like not rookie or not digimon.
Jellymon is by far the worst, im so upset that they decided to waste the jellyfish theme, cmon, i was waiting a jellyfish partner all my life and its a fking loli with a hat that was supposed to be the main theme of its design? why dont call it lolimon? i mean, its more loli than jellyfish. In gerenal looks like a splatoon or yokai watch creature than a digimon, and being a digimon, doesnt looks like a rookie to me, maybe an overdesigned one. I dislike af.
Angoramon as supposed before resulted to be a fluffy animal like digimon, its not bad, its good actually and adorable, but it looks to powerful to be the rookie form of a partner, i can imagine that guy beating tons of adults. But well, we had renamon in tamers that was something similar so its not that bad.
Gammamon is pretty good, the only thing i dont like is its colours, very boring, if it would be green or brown would be a 10/10 design to me.
Lets wait to see in what they digivolve, if this digimon digivolves, that is what i expect, please dont make stupid mechanics like digixros or any other, i want full evolutive lines and then, if you want, superultimates or jogress ala omegamon.
 

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The Zero Two poster strikes as kind of weird. I can accept the idea of a teaser poster being done in a sketch style, but the whole concept just seems a bit off.
Like, in the original Adventure continuity we pretty much know that none of the Zero Two kids had anything to do with any chosen predating the adventure kids, their backgrounds are pretty definitely known. I don't see what the point would be to retcon the crap out of their history just to introduce some new character that no one's probably going to care about after this movie. Yet, without a connection to those characters there's like no point in this being Zero Two branded rather than just Adventure.
What would make sense from the perspective of a setting would be that the movie could outline the background of those characters in the Adventure: continuity but that does not fit with the poster at all; The style of the text and the logo very much ties in with the aesthetics of Tri and Kizuna and not with the much more bold style of the reboot. So that's a weird one.

So anyway, If I had to choose between one of the two the Ghost Games one is definitely more convincing. I mean just based on the title alone... "Ghost Games". It's just seems so vague and random that it's not really something a fan would invent with the intention of seeming legit. Fan fakes will often try to seem more official by piggybacking very literally on preexisting stuff, and emulate previous naming conventions, but when you have something that just kind of comes out of left field... that has my attention.

The poster looks fine overall.
None of the protagonists seem super young for Digimon standards so there's at least a chance that it's not aimed at literal toddlers like Appmon was.
The stringy CLAMP style legs might take a bit to get used to but at this point you take any stylistic innovation you get. Speaking of innovations it kind of looks like the jellyfish fairy is paired with the white haired boy and not with the girl.

There doesn't seem to be much to unpack about the concept of the anime yet, the mention of holograms makes me think that there could be some AR element to the story maybe similar to Dennou Coil.
That said, if the ghost part is meant literally in the sense being one of those settings that claims that Digimon are not actually digital and inserts some generic drivel about spirits I am going to turn in my grave and I'm not even dead.

Anyway onto the Digimon designs:
The little triceratops guy looks fine. Honestly a really nice way to have your classical dinosaur/dragon protagonist but not based on a generic carnivore this time.
The fairy girl thingy... a bit too much of a chibi but at least there are very non-human aspects in her design and she retains those classic Lilymon fairy eyes so... pretty much acceptable.
But the big fur monster... holy shit. This has to be one of the worst Digimon designs I've ever seen. Nothing about this guy fits with any aesthetic the franchise has ever used. He just looks flat. The utter lack of detail, the weird egg shaped torso, the angular arms and hands with not a single visible joint, this thing looks like he crawled out of some early 2000s Nickelodeon cartoon made with flash.
Whoever designed this had literally no idea what makes a Digimon design work. All they seemed to know was that Digimon sometimes have belts on them but completely missed the point that those belts usually serve in a Digimon's design: Purposeful irregularities. If you look at basically any Digimon that uses Belts as as an accessory and not in a practical utility you'll notice a very intentional lack of symmetry. There's either going to be only belts on one arm or leg or the belts around different body parts are distributed, or spaced differently, simply used excessively, or cross the body at an angle to create a sense of dissonance. That's always the key, to visually throw the design off balance and give it more dynamic look. Here there's just a single belt on each arm and it just makes him awkwardly look like he's carrying a backpack.
If this turns out to be fake I would at least be happy to not have him as a part of the franchise.

On a more general note I kind of feel like the believability of Ghost Games kind of boosts the believability of the Zero Two poster since they seemed to have surfaced together and both have the same kind of downscaling artifacts which points towards a common source. Not a bullet proof connection since terrible downscaling is pretty common but I still think either both are fake or both will be real.

What if the 02 movie kid is Iori's dad, Hiroki?
Then we'd be looking at a worst case scenario. Besides looking nothing like Hiroki, we know that even up to high school age neither Hiroki nor Oikawa actually knew that Digimon were actually real. They never had more than a hunch and that was an important point. Part of Oikawa's grief was that he was the one who found out that the digital world was real but Hiroki died before he could tell him. And it would make zero sense for Hiroki to have a Digimon partner and keep it from Oikawa since they were best friends at the time and only started to drift apart around the time Hiroki went to college.
Oikawa might not be the most iconic characters but he was one the very few characters in Zero Two with a decent backstory that they would absolutely trample on in that case.

If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
It's not really a contradiction as it would be a continuation of the Digimon Anime in general. They never talked about a "sequel".
 

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Then we'd be looking at a worst case scenario. Besides looking nothing like Hiroki, we know that even up to high school age neither Hiroki nor Oikawa actually knew that Digimon were actually real. They never had more than a hunch and that was an important point. Part of Oikawa's grief was that he was the one who found out that the digital world was real but Hiroki died before he could tell him. And it would make zero sense for Hiroki to have a Digimon partner and keep it from Oikawa since they were best friends at the time and only started to drift apart around the time Hiroki went to college.
Oikawa might not be the most iconic characters but he was one the very few characters in Zero Two with a decent backstory that they would absolutely trample on in that case.
They’ve done so much retconning with Kizuna I don’t think they care about continuity in any way but the broadest strokes.

They can easily find some way to slam it into 02’s story: like Hiroki kept meeting this “Turnipmon” secret because he didn’t want to make Oikawa jealous or because he’s worried he imagined it or some such justification like that.
 

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I wanted the reboot to continue :/
Hopefully this new series is not childish.
 

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Thinking about it some more, a "first contact" movie in the Digimon sense could be rather interesting if that's what they're going for.

The poster artstyle still gives me Ponyo vibes though.
 

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The Zero Two poster strikes as kind of weird. I can accept the idea of a teaser poster being done in a sketch style, but the whole concept just seems a bit off.
Like, in the original Adventure continuity we pretty much know that none of the Zero Two kids had anything to do with any chosen predating the adventure kids, their backgrounds are pretty definitely known. I don't see what the point would be to retcon the crap out of their history just to introduce some new character that no one's probably going to care about after this movie. Yet, without a connection to those characters there's like no point in this being Zero Two branded rather than just Adventure.
What would make sense from the perspective of a setting would be that the movie could outline the background of those characters in the Adventure: continuity but that does not fit with the poster at all; The style of the text and the logo very much ties in with the aesthetics of Tri and Kizuna and not with the much more bold style of the reboot. So that's a weird one.

So anyway, If I had to choose between one of the two the Ghost Games one is definitely more convincing. I mean just based on the title alone... "Ghost Games". It's just seems so vague and random that it's not really something a fan would invent with the intention of seeming legit. Fan fakes will often try to seem more official by piggybacking very literally on preexisting stuff, and emulate previous naming conventions, but when you have something that just kind of comes out of left field... that has my attention.

The poster looks fine overall.
None of the protagonists seem super young for Digimon standards so there's at least a chance that it's not aimed at literal toddlers like Appmon was.
The stringy CLAMP style legs might take a bit to get used to but at this point you take any stylistic innovation you get. Speaking of innovations it kind of looks like the jellyfish fairy is paired with the white haired boy and not with the girl.

There doesn't seem to be much to unpack about the concept of the anime yet, the mention of holograms makes me think that there could be some AR element to the story maybe similar to Dennou Coil.
That said, if the ghost part is meant literally in the sense being one of those settings that claims that Digimon are not actually digital and inserts some generic drivel about spirits I am going to turn in my grave and I'm not even dead.

Anyway onto the Digimon designs:
The little triceratops guy looks fine. Honestly a really nice way to have your classical dinosaur/dragon protagonist but not based on a generic carnivore this time.
The fairy girl thingy... a bit too much of a chibi but at least there are very non-human aspects in her design and she retains those classic Lilymon fairy eyes so... pretty much acceptable.
But the big fur monster... holy shit. This has to be one of the worst Digimon designs I've ever seen. Nothing about this guy fits with any aesthetic the franchise has ever used. He just looks flat. The utter lack of detail, the weird egg shaped torso, the angular arms and hands with not a single visible joint, this thing looks like he crawled out of some early 2000s Nickelodeon cartoon made with flash.
Whoever designed this had literally no idea what makes a Digimon design work. All they seemed to know was that Digimon sometimes have belts on them but completely missed the point that those belts usually serve in a Digimon's design: Purposeful irregularities. If you look at basically any Digimon that uses Belts as as an accessory and not in a practical utility you'll notice a very intentional lack of symmetry. There's either going to be only belts on one arm or leg or the belts around different body parts are distributed, or spaced differently, simply used excessively, or cross the body at an angle to create a sense of dissonance. That's always the key, to visually throw the design off balance and give it more dynamic look. Here there's just a single belt on each arm and it just makes him awkwardly look like he's carrying a backpack.
If this turns out to be fake I would at least be happy to not have him as a part of the franchise.

On a more general note I kind of feel like the believability of Ghost Games kind of boosts the believability of the Zero Two poster since they seemed to have surfaced together and both have the same kind of downscaling artifacts which points towards a common source. Not a bullet proof connection since terrible downscaling is pretty common but I still think either both are fake or both will be real.

What if the 02 movie kid is Iori's dad, Hiroki?
Then we'd be looking at a worst case scenario. Besides looking nothing like Hiroki, we know that even up to high school age neither Hiroki nor Oikawa actually knew that Digimon were actually real. They never had more than a hunch and that was an important point. Part of Oikawa's grief was that he was the one who found out that the digital world was real but Hiroki died before he could tell him. And it would make zero sense for Hiroki to have a Digimon partner and keep it from Oikawa since they were best friends at the time and only started to drift apart around the time Hiroki went to college.
Oikawa might not be the most iconic characters but he was one the very few characters in Zero Two with a decent backstory that they would absolutely trample on in that case.

If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
It's not really a contradiction as it would be a continuation of the Digimon Anime in general. They never talked about a "sequel".
I do agree with your assessment on the designs. Luckily official art usually makes them look a bit 'better' and 'rugged', Digimon-style.

Let's just hope they don't toss away one of the things that make Digimon great: Proper digivolution-lines. Not Xros-ups. Fusions or otherwise, please.

Another thing to consider: The V-bracelet Dim-cards for these three Digimon are slated for later this year, according to pre-order websites. So, this might mean we'll see their full lines a bit quicker than usual. Especially if the Anime starts in september.

Let's hope it's good, folks. I also hope they'll mostly pull from old designs to fill in the world, like how Adventure (reboot) has handled things: The balance is perfect. Regulars and Xros Digimon mixed up with new V-pet ones and old Armour-evolutions, with a few new Digimon introduced by the Anime itself.
 
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This is quite out of the blue, but intriguing. The poster for Ghost has a slight V-Tamer look to it, and I like the idea of the franchise delving into a more mystery/supernatural element. Granted it might not turn out to be that at all, but that’s the initial impression I got.
 

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If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
1: it could’ve just been referring to a time slot

2: this may actually be the sequel to 2020 and Taichi and the others will make cameos in lieu of a 2020 02 series.

In regard to the 02 movie Hiroki Hida has the same blush marks as “the first Chosen”. Not that it’s much of an indication given the artsyles.


What if the 02 movie kid is Iori's dad, Hiroki?
This is my main theory. Was waiting to see if anyone else came to the same conclusion . . . assuming it’s part of the original series continuity of course.

If this is a 2020 “02” they could make up any story, of course.

I’m hyped for the new Digimon but wait why isn’t Pulsemon included.
Sadly he’s already old news.
But hasn’t been a year since the VB came out months back, now I feel disappointed.
Leollmon was the mascot for the Digimon Accel series which came out within 12 months of Savers. He was still chucked in the garbage in favor of “Agumon with belts”. It’s unrealistic to expect old Digimon to return as main protagonist partners in a new anime.

It’s only ever happened twice (with Agumon and Terriermon). And both those times it was with new evolutions.

If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
it wasnt referred to as a "continuation," it was called a "successor"

The Zero Two poster strikes as kind of weird. I can accept the idea of a teaser poster being done in a sketch style, but the whole concept just seems a bit off.
Like, in the original Adventure continuity we pretty much know that none of the Zero Two kids had anything to do with any chosen predating the adventure kids, their backgrounds are pretty definitely known. I don't see what the point would be to retcon the crap out of their history just to introduce some new character that no one's probably going to care about after this movie. Yet, without a connection to those characters there's like no point in this being Zero Two branded rather than just Adventure.
What would make sense from the perspective of a setting would be that the movie could outline the background of those characters in the Adventure: continuity but that does not fit with the poster at all; The style of the text and the logo very much ties in with the aesthetics of Tri and Kizuna and not with the much more bold style of the reboot. So that's a weird one.

So anyway, If I had to choose between one of the two the Ghost Games one is definitely more convincing. I mean just based on the title alone... "Ghost Games". It's just seems so vague and random that it's not really something a fan would invent with the intention of seeming legit. Fan fakes will often try to seem more official by piggybacking very literally on preexisting stuff, and emulate previous naming conventions, but when you have something that just kind of comes out of left field... that has my attention.

The poster looks fine overall.
None of the protagonists seem super young for Digimon standards so there's at least a chance that it's not aimed at literal toddlers like Appmon was.
The stringy CLAMP style legs might take a bit to get used to but at this point you take any stylistic innovation you get. Speaking of innovations it kind of looks like the jellyfish fairy is paired with the white haired boy and not with the girl.

There doesn't seem to be much to unpack about the concept of the anime yet, the mention of holograms makes me think that there could be some AR element to the story maybe similar to Dennou Coil.
That said, if the ghost part is meant literally in the sense being one of those settings that claims that Digimon are not actually digital and inserts some generic drivel about spirits I am going to turn in my grave and I'm not even dead.

Anyway onto the Digimon designs:
The little triceratops guy looks fine. Honestly a really nice way to have your classical dinosaur/dragon protagonist but not based on a generic carnivore this time.
The fairy girl thingy... a bit too much of a chibi but at least there are very non-human aspects in her design and she retains those classic Lilymon fairy eyes so... pretty much acceptable.
But the big fur monster... holy shit. This has to be one of the worst Digimon designs I've ever seen. Nothing about this guy fits with any aesthetic the franchise has ever used. He just looks flat. The utter lack of detail, the weird egg shaped torso, the angular arms and hands with not a single visible joint, this thing looks like he crawled out of some early 2000s Nickelodeon cartoon made with flash.
Whoever designed this had literally no idea what makes a Digimon design work. All they seemed to know was that Digimon sometimes have belts on them but completely missed the point that those belts usually serve in a Digimon's design: Purposeful irregularities. If you look at basically any Digimon that uses Belts as as an accessory and not in a practical utility you'll notice a very intentional lack of symmetry. There's either going to be only belts on one arm or leg or the belts around different body parts are distributed, or spaced differently, simply used excessively, or cross the body at an angle to create a sense of dissonance. That's always the key, to visually throw the design off balance and give it more dynamic look. Here there's just a single belt on each arm and it just makes him awkwardly look like he's carrying a backpack.
If this turns out to be fake I would at least be happy to not have him as a part of the franchise.

On a more general note I kind of feel like the believability of Ghost Games kind of boosts the believability of the Zero Two poster since they seemed to have surfaced together and both have the same kind of downscaling artifacts which points towards a common source. Not a bullet proof connection since terrible downscaling is pretty common but I still think either both are fake or both will be real.

What if the 02 movie kid is Iori's dad, Hiroki?
Then we'd be looking at a worst case scenario. Besides looking nothing like Hiroki, we know that even up to high school age neither Hiroki nor Oikawa actually knew that Digimon were actually real. They never had more than a hunch and that was an important point. Part of Oikawa's grief was that he was the one who found out that the digital world was real but Hiroki died before he could tell him. And it would make zero sense for Hiroki to have a Digimon partner and keep it from Oikawa since they were best friends at the time and only started to drift apart around the time Hiroki went to college.
Oikawa might not be the most iconic characters but he was one the very few characters in Zero Two with a decent backstory that they would absolutely trample on in that case.

If this is real, is very contradictory to the Bandai product tease that suggested an Adventure: continuation. Unless that one referred to the 02 movie.
It's not really a contradiction as it would be a continuation of the Digimon Anime in general. They never talked about a "sequel".
The wording they used suggested that it would be connected to Adventure:. Remember that they called it a "Digimon Adventure: Follow up/successor" not a "new Digimon anime" Given that, even if this is an 02 replacement, rather than a reboot, I would still expect them to show some connection to Adventure: in the poster, which this lacks.
 

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The Zero Two poster strikes as kind of weird. I can accept the idea of a teaser poster being done in a sketch style, but the whole concept just seems a bit off.
Like, in the original Adventure continuity we pretty much know that none of the Zero Two kids had anything to do with any chosen predating the adventure kids, their backgrounds are pretty definitely known. I don't see what the point would be to retcon the crap out of their history just to introduce some new character that no one's probably going to care about after this movie. Yet, without a connection to those characters there's like no point in this being Zero Two branded rather than just Adventure.
What would make sense from the perspective of a setting would be that the movie could outline the background of those characters in the Adventure: continuity but that does not fit with the poster at all; The style of the text and the logo very much ties in with the aesthetics of Tri and Kizuna and not with the much more bold style of the reboot. So that's a weird one.
Just because the 02 kids didn't know any other older Chosen doesn't mean they can't meet someone in during the movie. The reason this would be an 02 movie specifically would probably be because Daisuke/Davis would be the lead, with Tai left without Agumon.

It helps that the basic concept of the origins of the Digimon-human partnership sounds like a pretty straight-forward way for miracle kid Daisuke to solve the issue of Kizuna and bridge things towards the 02 epilogue lol. Of all characters, he has and always will be the one best at reaching through to or connecting with other characters. Thematically, 02 was the series focused on progression (the next generation of Chosen) and expansion (International Chosen), so going back to the origin point of everything and using that to expand again makes sense to myself at least.

They’ve done so much retconning with Kizuna I don’t think they care about continuity in any way but the broadest strokes.

They can easily find some way to slam it into 02’s story: like Hiroki kept meeting this “Turnipmon” secret because he didn’t want to make Oikawa jealous or because he’s worried he imagined it or some such justification like that.
With the original Adventure, we heard there were kids prior to Tai's group, but that never really meant there couldn't have been more before even them. There's no retcon needed. Wallace/Willis, Meiko, Menoa, even Oikawa technically in 02 itself are examples of Chosen unrelated to the main cast that were introduced, and there's quite a lot of minor examples in 02 of course.
 

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Hm? Didn't expect there is actually a new season.

Triceratop digimon... I think he really don't need that scarf. Like Agumon and others, no heroic accessories like scarf or googles or headset! But it's kinda weird to see this Child form being colored like Hackmon. Honestly. Let's hope Triceramon actually finally granted a new Ultimate level. Obviously... HUMANOID FORM.

Yeti digimon... Ehh meh. Mojyamon already covered that.

Jelly digimon? Weird design. Felt like it's App digimon.

This new season gave me Xros vibes. Don't wanna or not sure if want to watch....

Unless if their evos will prove their badass designs otherwise.... Hopefully?
 

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Hm? Didn't expect there is actually a new season.

Triceratop digimon... I think he really don't need that scarf. Like Agumon and others, no heroic accessories like scarf or googles or headset! But it's kinda weird to see this Child form being colored like Hackmon. Honestly. Let's hope Triceramon actually finally granted a new Ultimate level. Obviously... HUMANOID FORM.

Yeti digimon... Ehh meh. Mojyamon already covered that.

Jelly digimon? Weird design. Felt like it's App digimon.

This new season gave me Xros vibes. Don't wanna or not sure if want to watch....

Unless if their evos will prove their badass designs otherwise.... Hopefully?
Yeah, the style feels 'Xros Wars'-like to me, as well. Let's hope for the best.
 

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I can't help but just feel like it's fake.
I dunno, weird vibes
 

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But the big fur monster... holy shit. This has to be one of the worst Digimon designs I've ever seen. Nothing about this guy fits with any aesthetic the franchise has ever used. He just looks flat. The utter lack of detail, the weird egg shaped torso, the angular arms and hands with not a single visible joint, this thing looks like he crawled out of some early 2000s Nickelodeon cartoon made with flash.
Whoever designed this had literally no idea what makes a Digimon design work. All they seemed to know was that Digimon sometimes have belts on them but completely missed the point that those belts usually serve in a Digimon's design: Purposeful irregularities. If you look at basically any Digimon that uses Belts as as an accessory and not in a practical utility you'll notice a very intentional lack of symmetry. There's either going to be only belts on one arm or leg or the belts around different body parts are distributed, or spaced differently, simply used excessively, or cross the body at an angle to create a sense of dissonance. That's always the key, to visually throw the design off balance and give it more dynamic look. Here there's just a single belt on each arm and it just makes him awkwardly look like he's carrying a backpack.
He’s got the same design philosophy as Renamon: mostly one color, too big, no asymmetry, looks halfway between Child and Adult.

Renamon was designed that way to facilitate her animation and action poses. This guy is clearly the comic relief so hopefully his bland design is because he’s going to be expressively animated and taking a bunch of pratfalls and cartoony exaggerated poses.

That being said, he WOULD look better with a belt around his tummy or one of the arms to break up that empty space.

Those belts probably are for a backpack though, given how backpacking ties in with the yeti/Bigfoot theme.
 

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On the Ghost Game poster being potentially fake, it feels like it can't be something the average person would fake imo. Could they fake it? Sure. But if you were going to create a fake leak, why would you create a brand new series concept that would be under scrutiny instead of something easy like an 02 or Tamers reboot or just Adventure:-related? Why would you silhouette the main Digimon on the poster when the point of a fake leak is for attention? The silhouettes specifically feels like a choice only the actual production company that is looking to generate intrigue instead of getting attention would go for. The fact that the "Digimon" in English on the logo is so small is another detail that I don't expect someone to create as a fake, because how does that help them spread the fake in any way? You'd expect they'd make it bigger than the rest, if anything.

I never really gave my own thoughts on things yet, but I'm very excited. I was also excited for Appmon but didn't end up watching much of it (I did end up watching the WarGreymon crossover, the Globemon debut, Globemon Overdrive, and the final boss arc), so I hope this turns out to match my preferences more lol. I think the Digimon especially look great and have a lot of potential for animation and expression, and the diversity in shapes and sizes is especially great. The human kids look a little plain, but they also have a bit of a Yabuno feel to them? So I hope they'll end up very expressive as well.
 

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I have no idea if my current excitement was born from Adventure-related apathy or genuine intrigue. Either way, I'm in for this.

Ghost Game's art style reminds me of something. I wanna say Precure, but I don't watch that franchise, so I can't really confirm.

The trio's Digimon are interesting. Digimon tends to reuse a lot of the same tropes in its more traditional shows, so a lot of partner Digimon often blend together with repeated concepts (looking at you, Savers), so seeing a trio of fairly original concepts is really refreshing. And hey, our protag Digimon is a dinosaur, but not T-Rex inspired!
 

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Well I have mixed feelings about this, on the one hand, it's about time to emancipate from Digimon Adventure, on another, the artstyle screams a bit of the original C'mon Digimon manga plus a mixture between Appmon and Legendz. However, this should not determine whether a series is worth the while or not. My only wish is that this series could be half as good as Xros Wars (without Hunters).
 

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If anything, the English on the title is a giveaway this is fake-- usually when you have the title written both in Japanese and in latin characters, the primary version of the logo is written in Japanese, with the English title as a "subtitle". Usually you only see the reverse done for overseas logos, but naturally that is for overseas-advertising purposes, and this key visual is clearly supposed to be an announcement poster for the Japanese audience, since the air date etc were written in Japanese. So I find it super unlikely it's for real (also the logo just looks like poo poo garbage)

I will say tho, the art style totally looks like it was drawn by Yabuno Ten'ya, so I gotta give the fanartist who drew and posted the original points for replicating his art style so well 👏 It had me convinced for a good while
 
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