fulminare said: Hello! I was wondering...I know you are more aware of things like Sorato and Taiora, but you also wrote some small snippet about your opinion on Mimato(?). Mimi/Taichi is also, while not as big as Taiora or Sorato in the western fandom of Digimon, one of Mimi's biggest ships. I think it slowly grew for people. But anyway, my question is what do you think of the pairing? Do you think they have something meaningful as a ship? Some reasoning? Or that it's simply them being physically nice looking?

I have to preface this with the fact that I’m a stickler to canon. So while I like and enjoy a lot of different ships in Digimon, I also don’t think they were being deliberately implied as being romantic. Still, friendships are always a basis for romance. So, with that in mind, this is my opinion:

Yes, I do think the pairing of Taichi/Mimi has more going for it than simply looking nice together. In fact, if we were to view the series with the common perception of a child (which I’m assuming most Digimon fans were upon first viewing), and of what is stereotypically seen as “romantic hints” in children’s cartoons, I would say that Michi has almost as many “romantic hints” as Taiora does in the first season.

This is thanks in part due to the screenwriter in charge of Mimi’s character, Yoshio Urasawa, knowing that having Mimi interact with main protagonist Taichi would place more “spotlight” on her character. (He also likes utilising Mimi for flirtatious comedic relief fluff.) So you have quite a bit of Taichi/Mimi exchanges thanks to Urasawa. As a contrasting example, he did not care about having Mimi interact with Yamato much at all.

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demonoflight said: A lot of people took your recent parody article very, very seriously... It just proves what you were trying to convey, doesn't it? That's depressing. :(

megathunderstorm:

jippy-kandi:

It never ceases to amaze me what people can actually believe. I do think it’s pathetic depressing that people will believe the most outrageous news story just because they desperately want the headline to be true … but I also find it hilarious that some people actually believed it, despite the “fanfiction” tag? And, yes, it does prove what I was trying to convey. The fandom is crazy. XD Well, I’ve since added a disclaimer to the bottom of it. :)

Digimon Adventure sequel to retcon ‘unpopular’ epilogue

So I thought the byline of this “article” — “By PARO DY and SAT IRE” — would make it very clear that this was, you know, a parody and satire. But apparently some people actually thought this was real? LOL.

No, this isn’t “real”. It’s completely fake news. I wrote this. Me. Jippy. I made it all up (ISN’T THAT OBVIOUS FROM THE RIDICULOUS CONTENT?). It’s a joke. Toei Animation are never going to retcon the epilogue. :)

I wrote this around the writers’ credits — which are all true. So the only truth this “article” has is:

  • Kakudou did plan Sorato from the beginning of the first season and only told some of his writing staff to foreshadow it, for an originally planned first season epilogue.
  • Yoshimura was in charge of Sora’s character and wrote Sorato in both seasons, including the Christmas episode and the epilogue.
  • Maekawa was in charge of Yamato’s character and wrote Sorato in both seasons, as well as Taito. He is also, indeed, gay.
  • Yoshida wrote very little for the actual series but did write all four movies. She did not know about the Sorato endgame marriage at the time of writing Taiora in Our War Game! (middle part of Digimon: The Movie)She also wrote Diablomon Strikes Back (Revenge of Diaboromon) with knowledge that Sorato were together/endgame.
  • Konaka wrote the second season episode that Takari fans cite as being the “biggest” Takari episode — episode 13. He did not write anything else for the second season (and he wrote nothing at all for the first season).

Did you ever stop to consider we don’t have to agree with the writer’s opinion? Just because something is canon doesn’t mean we are obliged to like it, you don’t have to be all defensive about it. I respect the author’s wishes for wanting to avoid a pairing cliché if he so wishes, but the execution was done poorly. I don’t have to like something just because it is canon and people have the right to feel happy if it happens to be retconned, even if it is unlikely to ever happen. Personally, I don’t care about what happens to Sora anymore, my problems with the epilogue are beyond shipping. I just don’t like the endings for some of the characters nor the idea of everyone having a partner. And by the way, I don’t demand it to be retconned either, I will just not shed a tear if it ever happems.

Did you read the actual satire piece? Kakudou’s last line was:

"Because this shit isn’t subjective or anything."

That was sarcasm and applied to the entire satire piece. So, yes, as everything is subjective I obviously do think that people don’t have to agree with the writers’ opinions. You seem to have missed the point of it completely.

I was in no way saying people didn’t have the right to dislike the epilogue or to want to have it retconned. I said that it was pathetic that some people who read my satire piece specifically thought that it was real, despite the contents of said satire piece being utterly ridiculous. People believed something so outrageous (and so obviously satirical) just because they thought their ship was becoming canon? That’s insane — and proved my point.

People can hate the epilogue and want it retconned all they want. I never said they didn’t have the right to. But you know how people like you have the right to hate the epilogue and to want to have it retconned? There are also people who have just as much right to like the epilogue and like the fact that it will never be retconned.

The satire piece was about ships and the inherent ridiculousness of some people wanting the epilogue retconned — and wiping out all the Chosen Children’s character development and growth — just to see their precious OTPs become canon. I was taking the piss out of the portion of the fandom that places such an outrageous amount of importance on their non-canon ships, that they will blindly wish to wipe out more important things in the story, if it means their ship becomes canon. And I will stand by how ridiculous I think that is.

But if you don’t care about ships (and especially to a fanatical degree), I don’t see how you can be offended, because the piece wasn’t attacking you?

You’re allowed to think the execution of Sorato was done poorly, just as I’m allowed to think that Sorato is the smartest romantic relationship to come out of Digimon Adventure. You’re allowed to think the epilogue was a disaster, just as I’m allowed to think it was an excellent narrative choice. As long as you’re not one of those fanatical shippers who think an entire epilogue (or an entire season) should be retconned just so your OTP can hook up, we’re cool.

Honestly, the piece was just written for a laugh. I was making light of something that I find ridiculous — and I threw in a bunch of other little things I’ve observed from being in the fandom for over a decade. It was all in fun. I had a blast writing it, and a lot of people had a blast reading it. The overwhelming response has been positive — and, not surprisingly, most of those people seem to be non-shippers. And some even hated the epilogue!

demonoflight said: A lot of people took your recent parody article very, very seriously... It just proves what you were trying to convey, doesn't it? That's depressing. :(

It never ceases to amaze me what people can actually believe. I do think it’s pathetic depressing that people will believe the most outrageous news story just because they desperately want the headline to be true … but I also find it hilarious that some people actually believed it, despite the “fanfiction” tag? And, yes, it does prove what I was trying to convey. The fandom is crazy. XD Well, I’ve since added a disclaimer to the bottom of it. :)

Digimon Adventure sequel to retcon ‘unpopular’ epilogue

So I thought the byline of this “article” — “By PARO DY and SAT IRE” — would make it very clear that this was, you know, a parody and satire. But apparently some people actually thought this was real? LOL.

No, this isn’t “real”. It’s completely fake news. I wrote this. Me. Jippy. I made it all up (ISN’T THAT OBVIOUS FROM THE RIDICULOUS CONTENT?). It’s a joke. Toei Animation are never going to retcon the epilogue. :)

I wrote this around the writers’ credits — which are all true. So the only truth this “article” has is:

  • Kakudou did plan Sorato from the beginning of the first season and only told some of his writing staff to foreshadow it, for an originally planned first season epilogue.
  • Yoshimura was in charge of Sora’s character and wrote Sorato in both seasons, including the Christmas episode and the epilogue.
  • Maekawa was in charge of Yamato’s character and wrote Sorato in both seasons, as well as Taito. He is also, indeed, gay.
  • Yoshida wrote very little for the actual series but did write all four movies. She did not know about the Sorato endgame marriage at the time of writing Taiora in Our War Game! (middle part of Digimon: The Movie)She also wrote Diablomon Strikes Back (Revenge of Diaboromon) with knowledge that Sorato were together/endgame.
  • Konaka wrote the second season episode that Takari fans cite as being the “biggest” Takari episode — episode 13. He did not write anything else for the second season (and he wrote nothing at all for the first season).

Digimon Adventure sequel to retcon ‘unpopular’ epilogue

By PARO DY and SAT IRE

Toei Animation has announced that the upcoming Digimon Adventure sequel will retroactively alter its previous season’s epilogue out of existence.

Digimon Adventure's second season, Zero Two (02), ended with a 25-year jump into the future where the 12 main characters were shown to be married with children and jobs.

It was the characters’ occupational choices and, in particular, the marriages between Sora Takenouchi and Yamato Ishida, and Miyako Inoue and Ken Ichijouji, that faced intense fan backlash for over a decade.

A vocal portion of the fandom have harshly criticised the epilogue since it aired in 2001, claiming that the writers must have been “smoking crack”.

The staff have all denied that they took cocaine in the studio at the time of working on the original series.

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Yamato Ishida, when his TV loses its signal — just as he and Sora are about to kiss on Digimon Adventure 03.

But how can 11-year-old Yamato watch a show starring his 17-year-old self? It’s a Sorato paradox where Sorato defies all logic and happens because it must.

Digimon Adventure 2015: Sorato Hopes

So now that Sora and Yamato will no longer be regulated to being background characters (as in 02 when their romantic relationship took off), these are my Sorato hopes for the 2015 Digimon Adventure sequel:

  • I hope Sorato has more focus than in 02. Come on, Toei Animation, the two have been dating for three years when the new series opens up!
  • I want at least one super-fucking-awesome epic moment between Sora and Yamato. I need a major Sorato feels moment.
  • I would like Sora to interact with Natsuko and Hiroaki, with Yamato present as well. Please make this happen.
  • I also wouldn’t mind if Sora and Takeru are shown to be closer due to the fact that Sora and Yamato are dating. Maybe a scene with Yamato cooking dinner for Sora and Takeru?
  • Both Taichi and Mimi need to tease Sora and Yamato’s relationship at least once.
  • I need at least one reference to a Sorato date. This can be a date being interrupted or just an implied date where Yamato and Sora leave a Chosen Children group meeting with each other.
  • I’d like to see Kenyako hook up as set-up for the epilogue (of course). So … Sorato/Kenyako double date? Squee.
  • There has to be some Sorato hand-holding and/or arms-around-the-shoulders.
  • Long shot, but I’d like Yamato to kiss Sora on the cheek, please! Taichi and Takeru kissed Catherine, and Wallace kissed Miyako and Hikari, so … MAKE IT HAPPEN, TOEI.
  • I would be ridiculously happy if Sora and Yamato have subtle little moments where it’s obvious the two are a couple and care about each other a lot. Things like Yamato being a little protective of Sora in the Digital World, or Sora showing concern over Yamato’s safety — like wondering what’s taking him so long on some mission.

I am really looking forward to seeing Sora and Yamato — as main characters — interacting as a couple for, hopefully, 50+ episodes. Because you know what Toei Animation can’t do? Ignore Sorato completely — seeing as it’s the only established romantic relationship (before the 02 epilogue). You had an excuse last time with the two being secondary characters, Toei, but now you don’t! SORA AND YAMATO WILL BE ON THE SCREEN 70% OF THE TIME. I can’t wait.

So Sorato fandom: What are your Sorato hopes?

fuckyeahsorato:

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My best friend thinks I love Taito more than Sorato.
It’s like she doesn’t even know me at all.

My best friend thinks I love Taito more than Sorato.

It’s like she doesn’t even know me at all.

The Sorato fandom will explode in spring 2015

The really awesome thing about the new 2015 series of Digimon Adventure is that it’s going to create a whole new generation of Sorato fans.

Millions of young Japanese schoolchildren will be introduced to Sorato as the staple couple in Digimon from episode one. Playgrounds will buzz with talk about how ridiculously cute Sora and Yamato are together and wow did you see when Sora saved Yamato last episode and didn’t it make your heart melt? Boys will think Yamato is cooler than cool and attempt to emulate him to get that cute girl in their class. Girls will pester their parents to purchase Sora and Yamato dolls so that they can play out their relationship.

Sorato will be their childhood.

Then their adult cousins will, in passing, be like: “Do you guys watch the new Digimon? We watched it back in the day when Sora and Taichi —”

"Hold up. What? It’s Sora and Yamato.”

"Well, now it is. It was in the second season, too. But before that, way back in the first season, most of us thought Taichi and Sora would —”

"No, that’s weird. Taichi’s with Rei. And Sora and Yamato are soulmates.”

This is seriously going to happen, guys. Prepare yourselves for the immense Sorato love hitting Japan in spring 2015. (♥‿♥)