jimmy_kud0_tv2 wrote:Sherry's soliloquies have had out-of-manga-universe jokes before. Just because this one is tailored to those who saw this movie, doesn't make it any different or special. Gosho helped make the movie, and knew the ending ages ago. Its Gosho's joke for those who have seen the movie and it doesn't effect the main story.
I don't understand this tightrope concept you mention above DCU. "just how canon is this movie?" , Its not canon. Gosho started off this year by saying that the movies aren't canon. The manga version and movie version of Momiji don't have the exact same knowledge. Its just essentially Gosho introducing a movie character concept into the manga, its just Gosho knew about Momiji way before us and introduced her before the actual release of the movie in order for fans to understand the concept for the movie ahead of time. Its movie advertisement plus a new running romance subplot that he can use to spread the actual plot stuff even further.
Basically—as of right now—the way that Momiji and Kazuha met in Movie 21 and became Karuta rivals will be conceptually identical to the as of yet unseen manga meeting between them. Gosho won't need to dream up a different concept for how they met—he can just adjust some details so it won't be exactly the same as the movie. Basically, Movie 21 is the closest to manga canon that a DC movie has come
, so far—but, as you say, it still is non-canon, because the specific details in the movie (and in this context, by "the details," I mean the details involved in Momiji's and Kazuha's meeting) will be different from the specific details of the manga.
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