‘Digimon’ Defies ‘Pokemon’ By Aging Up Its Main Characters
For years,DigimonandPokemonhave been in an unspoken war. The popular series have gone back-and-forth in their race, giving fans plenty of ammunition to debate over. However, it looks likeDigimonis about to make a big step forward.
Over the last few years, fans got a chance to meet the DigiDestined in high school thanks toDigimon Adventure Tri.Now, a new project is in the works, and it will follow guys like Tai as young adults.
As the announcement goes, the brand-newDigimonfilm will focus on Taichi as he lives his best adult life. He will be joined by Yamato in a new story where they are both 22 years old. A set of character designs for the older heroes were shown, and anime fans couldn’t help but compare the move toPokemon.
After all,Pokemonis very famous for its decision to keep Ash Ketchum the same age. The franchise is well over 20 years old by now, but its main character has yet to grow older. When Ash was introduced way back in the anime, he was about 10 years old... and it looks like Ash still hasn’t hit puberty.
While some may appreciate Ash’s unchanging age, it seems netizens are excited to seeDigimondeal with this big shift. Aging up Tai and Matt will allow the characters to experience more growth than they would if they stayed teenagers (or pre-teens) forever.So
, who knows? There may be hope yet for Ash to hit puberty after all.The franchise focus on its titular "Digital Monsters," monsters that live in a parallel, digital world that came from mankind's technology. The franchise had its first anime adaptation,Digimon Adventure, which focuses on a group of children known as the DigiDestined (or "Chosen Children" in Japan) that are transported to the world ofDigimon
*After 21 years..........Ash is forever 10 and will never win the league****