I just thought of something: Problematic Mochizuki Meiko and the (Equally) Problematic 02 Ending
I read somewhere that the writers of Tri. don’t plan to change the ending of 02. Meaning that particular ending is going to be as canon as Kataang is to the
Zutara supporters Avatar fans. But seeing that Mochizuki is not featured in that ending, I wonder if the writers are going to go down one of the following routes:
1) They’re going to make her tragically die. I don’t mean it in a sinister sense. Sure I find Mochizuki annoying more often than not, but I don’t hate her enough that I want her to die in my favourite nostalgia anime. It is rather drastic to have a character death. I’m saying this because it would seem like something the Tri. writers are capable of doing. What with me bathing in Takeru’s tears and not!Gennai’s tongue action and Ophanimon FD on the Kyousei poster and no HD poster and/or confirmed release date after almost a month. Yeah, I’m pretty sure they feel like God now.
2) They’re going to make her fit somehow. Perhaps by having Mochizuki return to Tottori, thus not remaining in contact with the original Chosen as often and not being well informed of the day these kids decided to pose for the 02 ending shooting day.
3) They’re going to make her fit by remaking the ending scene somehow. Mochizuki could appear along with the Chosen Children in the digital world, along with a child of her own. Heck, the writers could be confirming theories about her being married to one of the boys! And maybe, just maybe, only then we can get an itsy bitsy explanation as to why Takeru the unreliable narrator decided to omit having a visual reference to Hikari being
his wife a kindergarten teacher.