Parents' Guide to

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Anime monster mayhem with heavy action, confusing plot.

Movie NR 2017 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Get the facts straight

Digimon started out in 1996 lady, not 1999. Ms. Reviewer get your facts straight. Digimon and Pokemon came out at the same time/year in Japan and Digimon is based off of Tamagotchi pets, not Pokemon. The only thing that they have in common is similar names and monster characters. Digimon tends to be darker, more depressing, and much more violent and serious in nature than Pokemon. Also why do you give this such a high consumerism rating? Do you assume anything anime is about toys, cards, games, ect... No offense but it seems to me like there's severe bias when it comes to Disney/everything else and anime or lookalikes. Not every anime collecting thing becomes the next big toy seller. Digimon toys are hard to find. That being said this is a good little movie for anime fans that like Digimon. Don't worry about consumerism because good luck finding anything outside of high priced eBay trinkets.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 9+

Renee Schonfeld! Stop being oversensitive!

You need to learn that children's cartoons in Japan are a bit different. Unlike America, Japan allows more mature content in children's entertainment since a lot of Japanese children are more mature than most American children and many are educated to learn mature things.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Fans of Digimon may be over the moon about this release, but viewers who aren't acquainted with the critters and their teen handlers may be lost in a noisy, confusing world of monsters and mayhem. Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion isn't a bad movie; it's simply that the audience needs an assist. There are ongoing relationships, special powers, and a complex premise to understand. In addition, the adaptation from Japanese for English-speaking audiences is a slapdash affair. Some of the more important signage has been translated to English; most has not. A few of the song lyrics have been translated; others have not. On a positive note, lots of attention is paid to the teen characters, to their issues and ups and downs, giving the story a relatable emotional component to balance the action.

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