There's also an arc where the main bad guy is a monkey that is a professional popular music artist. It's overall a pretty lighthearted show. Less than Frontier, but still. There are times when it gets a little more serious, particularly in the Vamdemon arc, but it's still mostly pretty light. Especially when you have something like Tamers, which is much more serious in tone.
Obviously as soon as I started being able to guess who the bad guy in the new series would be, I got excited for some high-level autism, but the series is very light on story so far. Yes, I'm aware of how Digimon multiverse lore is very subtle, but this series in particular really seems like it doesn't want to do anything to complex at all, with any part of its plot.
Like right off the bat, it seems pretty clear that the Millenniummon from the new series is not the same Millenniummon from Adventure/Tamers. So my hopes have been dashed.
>That's bullshit because it was implied they hadn't heard anything from the digital world for a while.
Bullshit. Adventure took place in August 1999, and Our War Game is March 2000 (forgive me if I'm getting the dates slightly wrong, but I know it was really close to that). However, in between then, even if you don't look at any side material, the movie makes clear that they've made contact with their Digimon again even though they weren't supposed to after Adventure. Now, it is bullshit that technically that happens in an audio drama, but I digress. After that, Anode/Cathode Tamer happens on January 1, 2000, so there have been at least two events that happened since Adventure and before Our War Game, and one was only about three months earlier. So Sora knew she was still able to contact the Digimon, and that major events were still happening that required the intervention of the Chosen Children, but she just ignored one of her teammates because she didn't like a gift he got her. Total cunt.
>By not answering a call. By that logic the others not in the movie did the same thing.
The others in the movie missed the call by accident. Sora did it on purpose.
>And Taichi had avoided any contact with her afterwards.
Not being social with someone outside of your world saving destiny is a different matter than being so irresponsible like this. Also frankly she would have been a cunt due to her reaction either way. Taichi would be right to avoid a bitch like that.
>Xiaochun, (at the very least) pre-Lilymon Mimi and Miyako beg to differ.
Pre-Lilymon Mimi is a timeframe and not a character. Maybe if you counted their appearances in different series differently, I could buy that, but pre-Lilymon Mimi was clearly just a character that had not yet completed her planned arc. Her flaws exist so that the character can overcome them, and the clever planting of these flaws, long before we find out about the Crests, is one of the main reasons Adventure is so clever.
Miyako is a cunt but the show doesn't expect you to pretend she isn't. That dissonance is what makes Sora so egregious.
Xiaochun got the loli appeal and isn't a bitch. Barely a character, but at least not a bitch.
Tamers has the best characters so it's really not fair to compare. Of course Ruki and Juri are the best, because they're in the series that generally focuses the most on having the most fleshed out characters. Adventure does that pretty well, but it's not really on the same level. In Adventure, you're left with three main girls; one that begins as a bitch but only so she can learn to be nice, a loli that is barely a character beyond being a perfect super special near-mary sue, and a tomboy that is secretly a cunt but is supposed to learn to not be a cunt, but actually she doesn't learn shit and keeps acting like a cunt. Their rankings are very easy.
If I'm counting the whole Adventure universe, it goes Mimi>Hikari>Miyako>Sora>Mei. Don't worry, Mei is still the worst, and ruined the whole universe. And if Sora didn't totally cuck Taichi over a hairclip, he wouldn't have ended up with that cunt. They tried to say she was the girl Taichi is with in 02's epilogue, to justify why she would be important in Tri. So Sora is indirectly responsible for Tri. Fuck that.
Not him, but from what I can tell, the biggest infodump about the multiverse is in Brave Tamer, the fourth WonderSwan game. But beyond that, sometimes you get little bits of info that you kind of have to put together yourself. Like in the first Tamers movie, there is an Omegamon fighting an Apocalymon, and there's a line saying Apocalymon came back, and Omegamon chased him to this other universe, so you are clearly lead to think they're the same as the characters from Adventure, but you don't need to know that. Another cool bit is how Millenniummon is made from Chimeramon and Mugendramon. Mugendramon doesn't have a Digisoul, and Ken made Chimeramon from parts of different Digimon, including the Digisoul of Devimon from Adventure, whose hatred was so strong or something like that that his soul couldn't be destroyed, so technically, Millenniummon is Devimon. It also fits with how Millenniummon can't fucking die no matter what's done to him. Of course, that's also Mugendramon's thing, so Millenniummon is double immortal.