Digimon series creator and director Hiroyuki Kakudou and his television writers foreshadowed Sorato in the first season of Digimon Adventure, because the final episode would contain an epilogue that showed that Sora and Yamato ended up married with children. However, the Digimon Adventure movie staff did not know about the plan for Sorato, and ended up implying a Taiora crush in the second Digimon movie Our War Game! (aka middle part of Digimon: The Movie).
If there was a move that showed you how important Sorato is to the story arcs of Sora Takenouchi and Yamato Ishida, it’s this: Since Our War Game! “set up” Taiora and made fans believe that it was going to happen, Kakudou could’ve so easily just gone “well, let’s just go along with Taiora, then” and never switch from Taiora to Sorato at all.
But he did make the switch.
If Sorato was just a “ship”, if it’s supposed to be “trivial” — Kakudou would’ve just easily tossed it aside and ended the series Taiora. After all, the movie actually implied a crush while Kakudou never did in the first season — and Taiora actually had a big fanbase. So why not give the fans what they want? The movie had done a good job at letting fans believe that Taiora was going to happen — so just let Sorato go.
But the very fact that Kakudou and his writers persisted and, instead, allowed an unplanned (and, frankly, disruptive) “love triangle” in the series form, from switching it from Taiora to Sorato in the second season, tells us that Sorato is important to Sora and Yamato’s story arcs — important enough to make the switch, despite the consequences.
Because it is important. It shows growth for both of them. And Kakudou and his writers felt that the two ending up together was important enough to emphasise — that it was important enough to “conclude” with, because of all the foreshadowing they had given Sorato in the first season.
Saw the movie. Spider-Man is my favourite superhero ever. Non-spoilery thoughts:
- Entertaining? YES. Funny? YES. Emotional? YES. Go see it. Popcorn film with heart.
- Emma Stone is my biggest girl-crush and I adore her and always will. <3
- I still like Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He’s much better suited for the role than Tobey Maguire (and I’m a Tobey fan).
- I liked Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. He was so emo, which was a little unsettling at first — but it worked. I liked him a lot better in the role than James Franco.
- Jamie Foxx was also good as Electro. He was a better villain than the Lizard. I also thought the villains were balanced well in the film — unlike in Spider-Man 3.
- Despite the fact that Harry Osborn wasn’t in the first film, I still believed that he and Peter Parker were childhood best friends. Well done, writers/actors/film.
- A new addition to my short list of OTPs: Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy! I loved them — they were so adorable together. High school romance done well.
- I cried. ;_;
- I kinda think Mary Jane should’ve been introduced in this film — just a short scene would’ve worked, I think. But since they cut Shailene Woodley’s scenes … perhaps the role of Mary Jane can now be recast. Cough.
- Loved the end with the little boy. Possibly the only ordinary-people-tugging-at-your-heartstrings scene in any Spider-Man film that didn’t make me cringe.
Loved it. It was better than the first film — and I thought the first film was awesome. I would probably rank the film just a tad below the original Spider-Man 2 (which is my favourite Spider-Man film) — or, perhaps, even just slightly above? :O
Sora Takenouchi got two of the hottest guys in Japan to fall for her.
Oh — and their personalities aren’t too bad, either.
Sora, what is your secret?
Just being you? That’s really cool.
morganismusic asked: Hey! I've been re-watching Digimon and I'm rediscovering Sorato! I saw the timeline you posted where it said that Yamato apparently told Sora he loved her on Valentine's Day? Was that in the anime, or some other version of Digimon? Because I don't remember that at all?
No, it wasn’t in the anime, so most English dub viewers wouldn’t remember it since they wouldn’t have known about its existence. But it was in the official Digimon Adventure 02 drama CD “Armour Evolution to the Unknown” (Michi e no Armour Shinka) released on 7 February 2001 to coincide with Digimon Adventure 02 as it was airing. It’s definitely canon.