Blu-ray Review: Digimon Adventure Tri. Coexistence



We’ve reached the penultimate movie in the Digimon Adventure tri series. The fact that this is the fifth of a six movie series has to be remembered because it plays a part in the structure of the script. Everything here ultimately sets up the major action for the final movie. There’s going to be no major resolution since that would leave nothing for the final movie except maybe the DigiDestined sitting around a table recounting their favorite moments from the first five films. Who wants that? Digimon Adventure tri. Coexistence makes us know what’s at stake and lines up what will be the final battle.

The battle with Meicoomon just got even more intense as digivolves to Meicrackmon. The Digimon and DigiDestined go from the digital realm to the real world. But things are rough as the media and others go after them. They start to regret their time spent with the Digimon. But they also know that they have little time for regret since they’ve got to deal with the Meicrackmon coming back to battle. Not to give away too much, but the movie sets up the greatest risk possible for the final film Future.

The film works perfectly well if viewed as what would normally be the third act break in movie. The Digidestined are given one last major stunning blow that they must overcome.

Here’s Josie’s response to Coexistence:

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The animation transfer looks fine on the screen especially during the battle scenes. The audio is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 for English and Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 for Japanese. Things sound great no matter which track you pick. The movie is subtitled in English.

DVD and Digital Download of the film are included.

Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch (9:52) as the actor recounts voicing Takeru “T.K.” Takaishi. His face might look familiar since he was Adam Park, the second Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and also appeared in the first two movies, Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo. Bosch reminds us that a voice actor does more than read the script lines in a funny voice. There is acting involved.

Shout! Factory presents Digimon Adventure tri. Coexistence. Directed by Keitaro Motonaga. Screenplay by: Yuko Kakihara. Starring: Joshua Seth, Tom Fahn, Kyle Hebert, Vic Mignogna, Kirk Thornton, Colleen O’Shaughnessey and Johnny Yong Bosch. Rated: Not Rated. Running Time: 85 minutes. Released: August 7, 2018.

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