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Hey guys...So I've been seeing some buzz on youtube saying that Tri is apparently not well liked? (I heard this in a few videos about the new Digivice coming out). To be fair, the only episode (film?) of Tri that I've seen is the first one...but I liked it. I fully intend on watching/buying the rest, I just haven't gotten around to it. Before I do though, I wanted to gauge what people may be disliking about this series now that it's pretty much over...Do you like it? Do you hate it? If so, why? Do you know why some people hate it? What do you guys think?
 

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I wouldn't say that Tri is generally hated. The people who hate it just tend to be very vocal.
 

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I don’t hate tri, but I honestly didn’t think it was very good and it was easily my least favorite Digimon animation series. I was like you in that I was totally onboard with the first movie, but with each passing film I increasingly realized the issues in the show. The characterization was really off feeling for many of the humans and Digimon partners, it has many dangling plot threads (worse than 02 even!), and to me just didn’t capture what makes the Adventure-verse so fun and appealing. I still had a good time with it and there are plenty of good moments, so I would say it is still well worth watching and forming your own opinions on.
 

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It's just a vocal minority. It happens every time. The series is fine. Frontier, Data Squad and Fusion had the exact same - the rampant hatred will die down. Prob when the next series starts.
 

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It's just a vocal minority. It happens every time. The series is fine. Frontier, Data Squad and Fusion had the exact same - the rampant hatred will die down. Prob when the next series starts.
Lol, I'm sure...And I know everyone's entitled to their opinion. It just took me aback. I suddenly went from hearing positive things to negative things, so I was just curious.
 

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At least some of the hate is honestly due to tri. being a sequel. Pretty much any sequel ever, especially ones released over a decade after the original, is going to get hate just by virtue of not being what fans expected. People have had 15 years to develop headcanons, write fanfics, and formulate their own ideas of what these characters will be like in the future, but now here comes this new story saying, "Actually this is how it happened, your headcanon be damned."

And I'm not saying this to be insulting at all, because I'm exactly the same way. I have headcanons, I write fanfics, and I honestly get sad when new canon comes out that contradicts my ideas. I'm not all that invested in the Adventure kids, which is probably why I'm more pro-tri. than some other people who saw Adventure as kids. But I am very invested in the Tamers kids, which is why I'm kinda nervous about any possible Tamers sequels. I don't like the idea of my favorite characters going in a different direction than the one I've imagined for 15 years. Still, it's best to not let those feelings get in the way when viewing a story.
 

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It's not like I hate it but the ending was super disappointing, Meicoomon should have never been dead and the partners regaining their memories made the reboot seems pointless.
 
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I'd say "hate" is a strong word. There are just complaints about Tri's direction and story which are quite understandable. So I don't think anyone hates Tri per say because if they truly hate it they wouldn't have watched them
 

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It's not like I hate it but the ending was super disappointing, Meicoomon should have never been dead and the partners regaining their memories made the reboot seems pointless.
OP states he's seen part one, so of course you come in and spoil the entire move series
 

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I can't say I hate it, I like it most of the time in fact but it got issue, like the pacing stemming from the fact that it's two hours movie and some wonky animation when the little white guy involved, overall it's an okay movie and would have been better if it actually 42 episode anime instead.
Not that the opinion of the people outside of japan actually matter all that much, the theater run actually got extended over a month iirc, so I'm sure it is pretty successful in japan. And don't forget the dvd/blu ray sales. Those two are what actually matter to Bandai.
 

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Hey guys...So I've been seeing some buzz on youtube saying that Tri is apparently not well liked?
I wouldn't say that Tri is generally hated. The people who hate it just tend to be very vocal.
*Appears.*

Before I do though, I wanted to gauge what people may be disliking about this series now that it's pretty much over...Do you like it? Do you hate it? If so, why? Do you know why some people hate it? What do you guys think?
Well, I don't know that all the people who dislike tri. dislike the same things (hate is a strong word, but closer for me than most, I suppose). I know I've criticized the plot and characterization something fierce in my time, but I've heard others hate on the art and animation, which never bothered me. I think it's relatively pretty. As for things I personally dislike, well, I'll give you one to start with.

Without trying to spoil anything, tri.'s a mess; they hired a slice-of-life specialist to direct the creative staff for a shounen action story and the poor guy has no idea what to do with himself. The staff has to deal with more characters than it can handle, so it blatantly oversimplifies and even ignores many of them, and I can only imagine it fleeing in terror from the plot, which is a shambling Frankenstein's Monster of trial-and-error decorated with elements stolen from Zero Two, Tamers, Frontier, and Savers.

Less theatrically, tri. is written from the hip by people who really should have sat down and planned out the whole thing from the beginning, who end up throwing a load of plot threads against the wall without following them through to the end or even sincere examination; major crises come straight out of nowhere under the flimsiest of pretexts because the movies are less interested in telling a good story than they are in scandalizing the audience in the hopes of keeping their interest for another six months while they figure out what to do for the next movie.
 

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I don’t hate Tri, I actually enjoy it for the most part. I believe most of it’s flaws are because of it being forced into a movie format.

Plus to be honest it’s nothing new. The only seasons that don’t receive hate are Adventure and Tamers. Everything else is usually considered to be “universally hated” by its detractors.
 

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Hey guys...So I've been seeing some buzz on youtube saying that Tri is apparently not well liked?
I wouldn't say that Tri is generally hated. The people who hate it just tend to be very vocal.
*Appears.*

Before I do though, I wanted to gauge what people may be disliking about this series now that it's pretty much over...Do you like it? Do you hate it? If so, why? Do you know why some people hate it? What do you guys think?
Well, I don't know that all the people who dislike tri. dislike the same things (hate is a strong word, but closer for me than most, I suppose). I know I've criticized the plot and characterization something fierce in my time, but I've heard others hate on the art and animation, which never bothered me. I think it's relatively pretty. As for things I personally dislike, well, I'll give you one to start with.

Without trying to spoil anything, tri.'s a mess; they hired a slice-of-life specialist to direct the creative staff for a shounen action story and the poor guy has no idea what to do with himself. The staff has to deal with more characters than it can handle, so it blatantly oversimplifies and even ignores many of them, and I can only imagine it fleeing in terror from the plot, which is a shambling Frankenstein's Monster of trial-and-error decorated with elements stolen from Zero Two, Tamers, Frontier, and Savers.

Less theatrically, tri. is written from the hip by people who really should have sat down and planned out the whole thing from the beginning, who end up throwing a load of plot threads against the wall without following them through to the end or even sincere examination; major crises come straight out of nowhere under the flimsiest of pretexts because the movies are less interested in telling a good story than they are in scandalizing the audience in the hopes of keeping their interest for another six months while they figure out what to do for the next movie.
Tri isn't Shonen mate, maybe that's your problem. They've stated several times it's aimed at the 18+ age range, which is seinen and sienen is filled with slice of life
 

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Tri isn't Shonen mate, maybe that's your problem. They've stated several times it's aimed at the 18+ age range, which is seinen and sienen is filled with slice of life
If you don't like "shounen action", we can call it "mons action" instead, I don't care. It was simply the first word that came to mind when thinking about how to compress "a bunch of kids save the world with fighting monsters from another dimension" into a genre.
 

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I wouldn't use the word hate. I would use disappointed. Plot wise, the series itself has a lot of problems. I don't really think that part is debatable. The character development is poor, for old and new characters alike, and the series set up a lot of questions with very little answers, making it feel very incomplete. Some series can benefit from leaving the viewers with more questions than they arrived with, but Tri was not one of those series and it clearly wasn't meant to be one of those series. Even if they do intend to answer the questions in the future, it doesn't really change the fact that we were left with an incomplete story that was almost 3 years in the making and no official word(yet) of a sequel.

I think the biggest problem was people(myself included) were expecting too much of something that was so very clearly created solely to cash in on nostalgia. Which isn't a bad thing by any means. That worked with other series like dragon ball. But Dragon ball isn't like Digimon where each Digimon has always, more or less, been a standalone thing.
 
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To me, Tri is very much the Digimon equivalent to the recent Star Wars trilogy & spin-offs; decent ideas and concepts and even a few good highlights, overall messy execution and wasted potential.
 

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To me, Tri is very much the Digimon equivalent to the recent Star Wars trilogy & spin-offs; decent ideas and concepts and even a few good highlights, overall messy execution and wasted potential.
Added very loud fans that would defend and dismiss any critism to the series even if it a valid one and fans that would nitpick every single thing about the series and you pretty much summed Tri (and also star wars perfectly.)
 
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