Digimon Adventures tri.: Loss Review
Digimon Adventures tri.: Loss
The Digi destined are back in the digital world but things are how they remember.
At the end of confession, the digital world got rebooted with Tai and the gang heading back to the digital world. That’s not however where Loss pick up, instead it starts with a near silent sequence that involves Himekawa.
This sequence gives us so much context to Himekawa’s motives and history of the digital world’s connection to earth. After this, Loss brings us back to where Confessions left off, with the Digi destined trying to reacquaint with their Digimon. This goes smoothly for most except Sora. This is where loss is at its lightest as the tone goes darker from here.
Loss has a more controlled plot compared to determination and confession as this chapter begins to answer some questions. This chapter was packed into four mighty episodes. These were beautifully paced that no scene felt too long or short.
The chapter explored its title in a powerful way that didn’t just include the Digi destined but also Himekawa and the Digimon themselves. This was great as unlike some chapters it delivered on its title.
Digimon tri started with many secrets and along the way created more. Loss decided to shed some light on those secrets in the only way Digimon knows how, a big info-dump. However, many secrets were left unanswered and ore questions were raised leaving the question will on episode in chapter five or six become an info-dump episode.
Other than that the story was well paced, with a great deal of drama that felt like the 01 adventures & that’s how this chapter triumphed.
Just like the previous chapters, the poster revealed who exactly the chapter will focus on. However, this time Sora wasn’t as main a focus as previously thought. When Sora’s story was unfolding it either involved Tai and Matt or Meiko. This did that the focus of Sora at points but it also worked within her story. This is because these characters represented sections of her life she needed to confront. However, this still was a shame, she didn’t get as much screen time as pervious poster protagonists.
There is a scene in loss that comes both as a shock and expected. This scene puts into perspective what is at stake and how mature tri is compared to 01 and 02.
Episode four of Loss is the most intense and where the gears are turned up to 11. The story ramps up how evil Gennai is now but not just evil but screwed up, when he licks Sora’s face. There is also a section that has a non-stop digivolution sequence that lasts for six minutes.
This could be considered abit much, however who doesn’t love a digivolution. Also the way this episode built to this scene it would have been stupid not to have such a long sequence.
Digimon Adventures tri: Loss is a great addition to the tri series. Loss ramps up the intensity and stakes while also giving fans some much needed answers. How chapter 5 plays out will be interesting after the explosive cliff hanger.