The DigiDestined go to a nearby hot springs theme park and everyone has a good time, but Joe doesn't show up because he wants to study for his exams. Another infected Digimon, Ogremon, attacks Odaiba. Gomamon runs away from home while Mimi faces problems with the other DigiDestined and her classmates because of her selfish ideas. Would Joe accept his responsibilities as a DigiDestined before it's too late?
Miho Arakawa (Meiko Mochizuki (voice)), John Eric Bentley (Narrator (voice) (as John Bentley)), Johnny Yong Bosch (T.K. Takaishi (voice)), Robbie Daymond (Joe Kido (voice)), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (Lillymon / Rosemon (voice) (as Dorothy Fahn)), Junya Enoki (Takeru Takaishi (voice)), Doug Erholtz (Daigo Nishijima (voice)), Tom Fahn (Agumon (voice)), Anna Garduno (Tanemon / Palmon (voice)), Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami (voice)), Kyle Hebert (Mr. Kido / Additional Voices (voice)), Kate Higgins (Gatomon / Meicoomon (voice)), Hiroaki Hirata (Narrator / Leomon (voice)), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yamato Ishida (voice)), Mao Ichimichi (Hikari Yagami (voice)), Junya Ikeda (Jou Kido (voice)), Yûko Kaida (Maki Himekawa (voice)), R. Martin Klein (Bukamon / Gomamon / Ikkakumon (voice) (as Bob Klein)), Cherami Leigh (Biyomon / Maki Himekawa (voice)), Dave Mallow (Additional Voices (voice)), Mona Marshall (Izzy Izumi (voice)), Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon (voice)), Chiaki Matsuzawa (Announcer (voice)), Vic Mignogna (Matt Ishida (voice)), Suzuko Mimori (Sora Takenouchi (voice)), Yukiko Morishita (Meicoomon (voice)), Daisuke Namikawa (Daigo Nishijima (voice)), Jeff Nimoy (Tentomon / Additional Voices (voice)), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Sora Takenouchi (voice)), Chika Sakamoto (Agumon (voice)), Takahiro Sakurai (Tentomon (voice)), Philece Sampler (Mimi Tachikawa (voice)), Tara Sands (Kari Kamiya (voice)), Joshua Seth (Tai Kamiya (voice)), Atori Shigematsu (Piyomon (voice) (as Katori Shigematsu)), Melodee Spevack (Mrs. Kido (voice) (as Melodee M. Spevack)), Laura Summer (Patamon (voice)), Junko Takeuchi (Bukamon / Gomamon / Ikkakumon / Zudomon / Vikemon (voice)), Mutsumi Tamura (Koushiro Izumi (voice)), Kirk Thornton (Gabumon (voice))...
From the same director
Shuhei Arai (producer), Iriya Azuma (chief producer), Kôhei Motokawa (producer), Makiko Murakami (producer), Tohru Nishida (producer), Takashi Sakurai (animation producer), Atsushi Suzuki (chief producer), Katsuhiro Takagi (executive producer), Kiyoshi Yamamoto (animation producer)
The summary is a perfect description of this second OVA. The writers are stuck here, they played it well in the first movie using the nostalgia element a lot, but now it turned out to be repetitive. Two of the four episodes could be completely removed, the first one and the third. Actually I'm sure this whole movie could be summarized in a 20 minute episode.
The first episode is nothing but fanservice. At first I thought the idea was giving more depth to Mei's character, but actually the episode's objective is to show some funny (and not so funny) scenes and some fanservice of our main characters on a sauna. That's it, that's the first episode.
The second episode is relatively interesting because of Joe's conflict, pretty similar to Taichi's in the first movie (Taichi hasn't overcame it yet, by the way): he doesn't want to fight anymore, he wants to be a man, grow up and let the Digidestined- thing behind. He has the best scenes in the whole movie, mainly the one of him and Mimi under the rain. That was the most emotive scene in the movie, sadly there's no much more of that.
Mimi has her own problems, none of which is interesting. She has been told she's selfish and that's affecting her, but that only contributes to show some fanservice of her and Mei on episode three. Her conflict doesn't have any closure at all, and that bugs me because I don't want to keep seeing this on the next movie.
The pace here is terrible. I've read some comments of people complaining about the pacing in the first movie and I didn't agree at all, but in this one is undeniably bad. The episodes are too slow even on their own, and watching the whole movie in just one take is impossible. The plot is focused only on Joe and Mimi and their stories aren't interesting enough. We have only two action scenes in the whole movie. The first one is one-minute long and the second one is the terrible edited and badly synchronized final battle.
The animation's quality is much worse in this movie too. A lot of static scenes, especially in the last episode, at a point I thought I was reading a manga instead of watching a movie. The animation isn't fluid anymore and some character's movements look totally awful, especially Leomon.
We get to see a new digivolution (yes, just one, Rosemon doesn't count because we've seen her already on Digimon Savers) in the final battle, in which Rosemon and Vikemon fight against Imperialdramon. The battle isn't fluid at all and it feels completely forced because no other Digimon can access the area they're in.
Also Ken makes an appearance, the writers tease him during the whole movie but he barely does anything. We don't know why he's back, what he's doing or why... basically we don't know anything, we are at the same point we were in the first movie. The story telling is bad and there's no way this movie could be saved just by two good scenes.
I hope they improve in the next one because these four episodes were really disappointing.
Dejimon adobenchâ tri 2: Ketsui ((original title)) • Digimon Adventure Tri. - Parte 2: Determinação (Brazil) • Digimon avantura tri 2: Odluka (Croatia) • Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Bestimmung (Germany) • Dejimon Adobenchâ Torai 2: Ketsui (Japan) • Digimon Adventure Tri. 2: Decision (World-wide (English title))
Australia:PG / Canada:G / Germany:6 / Malaysia:P13 / New Zealand:PG / South Korea:All / United Kingdom:PG
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