Digimon Adventure tri. voice cast comments — Part 4: Loss

A translation of all of the voice cast comments from the Digimon Adventure tri. website. Each set of comments was posted right before the premiere of the corresponding movie.

This post covers the comments given right before Part 4, Loss.

(Part 1: Reunion | Part 2: Determination | Part 3: Confession | Part 4: Loss | Part 5: Coexistence | Part 6: Future)



Suzuko Mimori (voice of Sora Takenouchi)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

When I first read the script, it wasn’t painful as much as it was shocking.
I thought Piyomon and Sora would always stick together no matter what happened. It was a complete reversal of all of my expectations.
Normally, during post-recording, I usually end up chatting a lot with Shigematsu-san, who plays Piyomon, but I feel like I didn’t end up talking to her all that much this time. Maybe it was a natural result of what happened.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

I really hope you all get to see how Sora overcomes the discord between herself and Piyomon, and resonate with the growth of Sora’s heart and how she treasures all of her friends ♪
Also, the scene between her and Taichi and Yamato really gives off a feeling of youth, so do pay attention to it ♪

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

This time, through Piyomon and Sora, you’ll put some real thought into what “trust” really means. No matter how old you are, please come see it!

Atori Shigematsu (voice of Piyomon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

When I first started reading the script, I was in shock. I was so shocked I had to go back and read it over again and again.
I kept thinking about why Piyomon had to do this and that, all the way up to the post-recording.
The atmosphere at the recording site usually has us all open and emotionally close with each other, but I felt alone and in a lot of pain…
I mean, it’s like they’d sealed up Piyomon’s trademark “Sora~ (heart)”, you know?
Piyomon loves Sora so much, and that fact is practically imprinted on my body, and it took an incredible amount of energy out of me to perform for this one.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

Please pay attention to the — evolution — that emerges from how Sora and Piyomon’s relationship changes.
The final expression on Hououmon’s face when she poses kind of has a bit of a smug look to it.
Personally, I think the very macho Garudamon is very cool…
Naturally, it’s not just Piyomon. Each pair of Digimon and children start to reconnect with each other  in a way that has its own individual aspects to it.
And in the second half, the scenes with Taichi and Yamato with Agumon and Gabumon has a particularly special sense of friendship and bonding between men, to the point it gives you the chills! Personally, I think Jou-senpai is the MVP. Thank you for helping Sora out!

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

There are some new Digimon and also some very familiar nostalgic Digimon in this movie, and I particularly want long-time Digimon fans to look out for them.
Meicoomon, who holds the key to this story, is as cute as ever, and she’s like, “~dagan!”1
She’s also very popular with the humans! There are a lot of things to come and see.
Although, with this movie, I’m really worried about how people are going to see Piyomon.
But, but, I’m sure she and Sora will be able to recover their bond and live happily, so please look forward to it!


Yoshimasa Hosoya (voice of Yamato)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

When it was decided that I would be involved with Digimon Adventure, I had to come to terms with this realization when I saw the picture on the huge poster, and now I feel like that feeling of pressure has finally come to an end. It was made to be a series of stories, and it was going to be via the theater medium of all things, and so I thought, it must be because they really want something intense, or perhaps I should say something very dense, and I feel like that was what the production side wanted, especially in terms of what to do for the future. Now that I look back on it, I certainly was worried about whether I’d be accepted as a character that had a different voice before, but now I personally feel that I’ve finally become a lot closer to the character, and that maybe it’s okay after all.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

I’d love for you to see all of it, of course, but especially the scene where Sora tries to get in between Taichi and Yamato and clear the tense atmosphere between them.
When girls have to start dealing with boys, they end up growing up a little more…like that. I kind of liked it.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Even when they’re lonely or sad, the kids and their Digimon will continue to push forward and tell this tale.
Digimon Adventure tri. is still ongoing, so look forward to how the rest of the story plays out!

Mayumi Yamaguchi (voice of Gabumon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

It was really exciting to go back to the Digital World after so long.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

Finding out he was this worried about what to call Yamato! And then he asked Taichi about it, but…

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

It’s an exciting movie about reaffirming the bonds between the Chosen Children and their Digimon!
Look forward to it!


Mutsumi Tamura (voice of Koushirou Izumi)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

So many things happen in the story, and I remember I was having a really hard time grasping what I doing.
But it made sense once I saw the preview! This movie’s got a lot of stuff in it!

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

The conversation between Taichi-san, Yamato-san, and Sora-san! I liked the feeling of how they didn’t know what to do with each other as boys and a girl, but still tried to understand each other better! I probably like it so much because it’s a relatively heartwarming scene. Also, since the Digimon’s memories have been wiped fresh, they all communicate their feelings in a lot more of a straightforward manner, and they say what they think about other people to their faces, and I felt that you could understand them a lot better than you normally would have. It’s very important to just say things!

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

To remember, and build their personalities again from scratch, and tie every relationship back together again. I think all of that is very important, and I feel there’s something beyond just that, too. I don’t know if everyone else will feel it, but I personally felt something like a bond forming again. There’s a lot of stuff in this movie, so I think you’ll have to watch it more than once! Please watch it again and again!

Takahiro Sakurai (voice of Tentomon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

After the events of Part 3, I was really wondering how they were going to reconnect with each other again.
This movie seemed to lay some newer hints that seem to be the basis for future developments.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

The bonds with their Digimon, the bonds between the kids…it was a bit of an air of going back to old times.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

This movie will put you at the edge of your seat, too, and it’s waiting for you to come see it.
Please come to the theater and have lots of fun with Digimon.


Miho Arakawa (voice of Meiko Mochizuki)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

I read the script, and the interaction between Sora-san and Piyomon made my heart heart. Sora’s someone who always worries about those around her, and her true feelings touched my heart.
Also, Part 4 has a scene where an unexpected aspect of Meiko comes to the surface, and there are also scenes where she comes off as a bit more reliable.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

Probably the scene betwen Taichi-san, Yamato-san, and Sora.
They’re awkward about it, but Taichi-san and Yamato-san care about Sora-san, and they try to have a conversation with her, and it’s a good scene with an atmosphere unique to the three of them.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Digimon Adventure tri. returns to the screen very soon.
Part 4 also has a lot of things happen that make you not want to take your eyes off of it to the very end.
Please go see it at the theater, and look forward to it!

Yukiko Morishita (voice of Meicoomon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Things that have been lost. Things that do not change. Things that have been born again.
Once I’d read the script, I ended up thinking about what makes a “partner” a “partner”. It seems like something that should be natural and obvious, but the fact it comes so naturally is what’s so precious about it.
When we were at the studio, Miho Arakawa-san was always next to me. We sit next to each other for every part, but for Part 4 she was even more like a mother to me than usual. I feel like she spoiled me a lot.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

In this movie, Meiko gets suuuuuper handsome! And very cool! I can’t believe Meiko had this kind of special skill…ah, I’ve fallen in love with her all over again.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Part 4 is where a lot of things happen in the story. Things gradually come to the surface, and the mysteries only get deeper…
Hmmmmmm, what’s gonna happen next?! Personally, I’m really looking forward to it!
I can’t wait for it to come out so we can all enjoy it together. Please, please look forward to Part 4!


Hitomi Yoshida (voice of Mimi Tachikawa)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

After that really, really painful turn of events in Part 3, we’re finally at the Digital World! Anything with the title “Loss” is naturally going to be painful, but while I was reading the script I ended up crying again and again. But between all that, the kids saying such forward-facing things ended up touching my heart, so many times.
I don’t know if it would be a post-recording incident that left an impression on me, but Kinoko-san, who plays Palmon, gave me a present of some homemade blueberry jam on the morning of the post-recording. I was very, very happy, and although the story was really painful, the present cheered me up and gave me energy. Also, the jam was really delicious!

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

They did a careful job depicting the Digimon and the kids in the rebooted Digital World, and although there are some painful aspects to it, I really do hope you find it to be enjoyable. I especially like how Mimi and Palmon meet again. And on top of that, when everyone gets split up, Tentomon! Is so precious! Even though it seems like their bonds have been lost, they just might still be there. When you think of it that way, each and every piece of dialogue, every picture, every scene just wrenches your heart.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Part 4 marks where the adventure in the Digital World finally begins. It’s a new encounter between the rebooted Digimon, and the kids, who have grown up a little more since those days. All of us probably still remember “those days” very clearly, so it’s frustrating to watch. But there’s that question of, what’s a “partner”? Why are they “partners”? Once you’ve seen it, each and everyone of them become more and more precious. And also, this part has even more cool evolution sequences! Please enjoy it!

Kinoko Yamada (voice of Palmon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

When I read the script with Piyomon having such a cold demeanor towards Sora, my jaw just dropped. “So they’ve gone this far!” It was pretty easy to tell Atori-chan was going to have a very hard time with this one. On the day we recorded, a storm rolled in, and even the weather seemed to be as gloomy as Atori-chan’s heart. Was it really a coincidence!?

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

I don’t think I can bring myself to watch it again (please don’t exhaust yourself watching it on the DVD too much! Haha) because Piyomon’s harsh words are really too painful. It hits too close. It’s the kind of thing you have to bear, step by step, until it moves you deeply. Also, the conversation between Taichi and Yamato is cute. You really can’t tell if those two really did become adults or not, and this old lady here got all mushy seeing those two banter back and forth. But Sora’s really having a hard time getting between those two boys.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Finally, we’re about to reach the fifth station. The air’s gotten thinner, and there are probably a lot more painful things waiting for us at the end, but please come with us to the peak.


Junya Enoki (voice of Takeru Takaishi)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Since Part 3 had such a shocking thing happen in it, I was so curious to know what would happen in Part 4 that my heart was pounding as I read the script. A lot of really heavy things happen in the story for this one, too, but there are also things that’ll make you chuckle, and things that’ll get you hyped up, so do look forward to them!

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

There’s a scene where Taichi, Yamato, and Sora have a conversation with each other, but the way Taichi and Yamato say something very Taichi-and-Yamato-esque is very amusing (laughs).

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Considering what happened in part 3, everyone must be wondering what’ll happen now in Part 4. The movie will be sure to meet your expectations, so look forward to it!

Miwa Matsumoto (voice of Patamon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Once I’d read the script, I finally understood the true identity of that “mystery” that had been ongoing up to Part 3…and then the mystery got even deeper, so I was like, “oh my!”
Also, coming back to the Digital World was really nostalgic, and Wada-san’s “Seven” came back to mind.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

Part 4 has an explosive amount of cuteness in the form of baby Digimon, like Koromon!! And Gabumon’s “-kun”…is too amusing.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

The story is progressing further, in all sorts of ways, and a lot of important things happen in it that are important for the next part, so I hope you’ll watch it again and again.


M・A・O (voice of Hikari Yagami)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Everyone has to start all over from scratch, but the fact that everyone was able to meet everyone again safely is a huge relief. Through all of these complicated feelings, it was wonderful to see everyone trying to rebuild their bonds with their partners again. Also, here in Part 4, Hikari ends up saying “onii-chan” more than ever before, which stuck out a lot to me.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

I’d really like it if you paid close attention to the scene in the beginning. I also personally really love the scene between Sora-san, Taichi-san, and Yamato-san, so please look out for them.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

The Digital World has changed, and certain interesting characters are doing interesting things, and the way the story unfolds from here makes you not want to take your eyes off of it. I hope you can watch over the kids and their Digimon as they build up their relationships as partners all over again, and enjoy the story, too. Please look forward to it!

Yuka Tokumitsu (voice of Tailmon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Once I’d read the script, I thought…Even if they don’t have their memories…they still have the “bonds” they feel in their heart…their feelings and thoughts about their partners…aaaaaah!! Digimon is so cool. Part 4 is very profound…

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

Things that I’d say I highly recommend!!…There are too many of them, I can’t pick.
Like…maybe all of it…
But maybe…Piyomon’s irritable mood?…(laughs) Or something like that.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Thank you for everything as always. It was also nice to have Tailmon alongside all of her friends as Nyaromon, and that she could meet Hikari from the start. It’s the first time I’ve gotten to be Plotmon for such a long period of time!
And it was a very happy period of time, in which she got to be held by Hikari. Hey, everyone…Go have fun…


Junya Ikeda (voice of Jou Kido)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Every time, things get piled on further, the story gets deeper and deeper, so deep you get the feeling like it’s going to pierce through something. All sorts of mysteries have now come up, and I was utterly sucked into the story, which is getting heavier and heavier. During the post-recording, the cast and the staff were all very focused, and it felt like all of us had combined our thoughts together as one, and it was a very satisfying environment.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

As usual, the evolution sequences get you really fired up, and it ends in a wonderful finishing touch of a scene.
Other than that, if I had to say something else…well, I can’t talk about it in too much detail, but after they defeat a certain enemy, once they all join up together again, Jou says a certain line with an incredible amount of confidence. It’s a key point, haha.
And absolutely nobody even gives him the time of day for that, so I thought, yeah, that’s a very Jou thing to happen, I like it…

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Part 4 has the bonds between the characters depicted from a different perspective than before. Even if they end up getting into conflict, or get separated, or, perhaps, forget about each other, their feelings for each other don’t change, and it personally touched me very deeply. I think this movie will most certainly reach the hearts of Digimon fans. Please do look forward to it.

Junko Takeuchi (voice of Gomamon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

The Digimon have been restarted from scratch, and I felt it was a very painful thing for the kids to see. But the Digimon are simply happy to enjoy themselves. It was interesting to see the difference, but I also felt a little bad for the kids.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

The power of Agumon’s forward-thinking attitude is always impressive, but for this one, Piyomon and Sora’s subplot really did strike me in the heart after all. What do you have to do to get someone to open their heart, to accept you, to trust in you? But this story made me realize, once again, that when you refuse to give up, and show your love for the other person, it really is something wonderful.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

The relationship between the kids and their Digimon have been reset so that there’s nothing left.
But their bonds will never fade!
And they’ll become stronger, become more daring, have more passionate bonds, and continue to take on those fights! Please support them.


Natsuki Hanae (voice of Taichi Yagami)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Every single time, the atmosphere at the post-recording site just gets better and better.
I think we all managed to get even closer to each other than ever.
Chika-san changed her hairstyle, and it was really great!

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

This movie is primarily about Sora and Piyomon, so the scenes with those two really leave an impression on you.
Piyomon loves Sora so, so much, but when she’s rebooted…wait, what!?
I think this is probably going to be the most shocking thing to see for all of the long-time fans.
Also, we get to hear what Taichi and Yamato think about Sora, and what happens with those two has such an excellent sense of passion, and the tears get really overwhelming.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Of course, I’ve been saying this every single time, but I really mean it.
This movie gets even more exciting and fascinating than anything before!
I can’t express it in only a few sentences, so please just come to the theater and enjoy it on the big screen!

Chika Sakamoto (voice of Agumon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

The Digimon have reverted to Baby form, and they’ve met the kids once again, and I want to cherish that meeting. As we felt the weight of everything having accumulated from all these years, the studio was full of pounding hearts as we all wondered, ~I wonder if we can back to those times?~

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

The two leading ladies for this movie, Sora and Piyomon, have a complicated aura around them, and it really gets you worried, and Taichi and Yamato start to get very concerned about her, and they start flailing around in front of her, and somehow, those two boys really are very cute…
And the kids really are continuing to grow, steadily, more and more.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

I would be very happy if you could remember the thrill of excitement of their first encounter with the Digital World ❤


Daisuke Namikawa (voice of Daigo Nishijima)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

Everyone was firmly seated, and deep in discussion, and it gave me the impression that we really were all discussing the current situation. post-recording always involves a large number of people, so it creates an atmosphere where both young actors and veterans have to work together as one in order to create something.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

It was painful to see how many times they’d be thrown into danger, how deep their bonds went, how far they’d be pushed to the edge. All sorts of emotions spring forth, and it’s restless. And the second half has something you shouldn’t miss. Don’t forget about Nishijima, too…

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

You won’t believe what happens at the end! Please go see it for yourself. The story’s gaining even more momentum.
Look forward to it!

Yuuko Kaida (voice of Maki Himekawa)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

This is a very important movie for Himekawa, and her past and motives, which we’d only seen a glimpse of so far, become pretty clear. When I heard that I might have to also act as her child self for the part at the beginning…I was really worried about how I was going to do that, but in the end the final product had it more like a silent film, and it was a huge relief and the production itself was also very good.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

Please watch over each child and how they act towards the rebooted Digimon, and how their emotions waver.
And I’m also personally very interested to see what emotional developments await Himekawa, now that she’s reunited with her Digimon.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

A lot of things have made progress in the story, and you can start to see the clues. There are still a lot of mysteries to be solved, but that just means you especially can’t miss it. Please enjoy.


Kaori Ishihara (voice of Bakumon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

I’ve been a fan of Digimon for a long time, so I was really nervous when I was recording.
But I was able to talk with the cast about Digimon, and it was a very friendly atmosphere, and I had a very fun time.
Just looking back at the time I spent there and remembering it makes me very happy.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

I personally like seeing the scene with Sora, who’s started to feel down, interacting with Taichi and Yamato, who don’t quite understand her feelings.
This kind of scene happened before, so I was happy to see that her relationship with them hadn’t changed even after they’d become high school students.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

Part 4 is a movie where you can feel the sadness of losing something, and the joy of being able to come closer. And some other very surprising things happen!!
Please do go see it at the theater.


Shunsuke Takeuchi (voice of Hakkumon)

1. Please tell us about your impressions when you read the script for Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss, the atmosphere during post-recording, and anything that left an impression on you.

When I first laid eyes on the script, I found myself wanting to go “oh, Piyomon…” so many times…
Of course, it’s a theme of the series as a whole, but I also personally felt that this movie in particular had you really feel the nature of the relationship between Digimon and humans.
When I got to the post-recording site, I was thinking, this is a really good story, but ah, the idea of being Hakkumon2 makes me nervous, so my heart was pounding.

2. Please tell us if there are any points in Digimon Adventure tri. — Part 4: Loss that make you go “Please look at this! I highly recommend this!” (It doesn’t have to be a scene you were in)

The scene with the Baby-level Digimon playing around is cute~. They’re still cute even after they evolve into Child-level.
Of course, the story is full of highlights, but I shouldn’t talk too much about it.
Please go see it for yourself, with your own eyes.

3. Please leave a message for the Digimon fans who are looking forward to Part 4.

We’re finally at Part 4, and I think the movie will draw you more and more into the world of tri.
Also, if we’re talking Digimon, it’s gotta be that song. Please look forward to it, everyone.


Translator's notes
  1. Meicoomon has a “~dagan” tic as part of her stilted Tottori dialect, which makes her use ~dagan instead of the standard end particle ~da yo (it’s a “stilted” version of the Tottori dialect “~da ga“). This is to the point she even yells it out while on a rampage. []
  2. People who have been following my translations might notice I’ve changed my romanization of Hakkumon’s name. This is because the official Digimon Web Twitter revealed in April 2018 that the etymology for his name comes from the Japanese word for “white”, haku (白), so I decided to adjust my romanization accordingly. It also does have the benefit of properly distinguishing it from the similarly-named Appmon “Hackmon”, although it in turn has the side effect of losing the part where the latter’s design is rather obviously referencing the former’s. In the end, I admit there probably isn’t a perfect way to handle it. []

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