The official Twitter account for the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project has revealed that the upcoming Spring 2015 Digimon Adventure anime series will be titled Digimon Adventure Tri. In addition, the first key visual for the upcoming series was released showcasing the new designs of the characters, and the first staff members were also revealed.
— デジモンアドベンチャー新シリーズ公式 (@Digi_advntr15th) December 13, 2014
The official website of the project has a set of mini games where users need to click on a Digi-Egg once a day to hatch it and unlock new content for the anime. Another aspect of the reveal was the first members of the anime’s staff. The visual itself showcases the new character designs for the anime that are produced by Atsuya Uki, which were earlier teased. The revealed cast includes:
- Director: Keitaro Motonaga (Date A Live, Katanagatari)
- Anime Character Designer: Atsuya Uki (tsuritama, Cencoroll)
- Series Composer: Yuko Kakihara (Sora no Otoshimono, Persona 4: The Animation)
- Animation Studio: Toei Animation (Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece)
The Spring 2015 anime will be set 6 years after the end of the original series, and 3 years after Digimon Adventure 02. The newly announced anime will be produced by Toei Animation (Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece )and follow 17 year old Tai who is currently in high school with Agumon. Toei Animation released the first teaser video about the new series:
Digimon (Digital Monsters in Japan) is a large multimedia franchise that was based on Bandai’s Digivice products, which first released in 1997. The toys were based on Tamagotchis, which were also produced by Bandai. The toys were seen as more female orientated products, so Bandai created a new line of products for a male equivalent. The first anime adaptation, Digimon Adventure, was produced in 1999 by Toei Animation. A film and TV anime were released alongside each other in 1999, the movie being a 20 minute anime produced by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). Since then there has been numerous anime series, toys, figures, manga, video games and trading card games in the franchise. And this year, will mark the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure.
The Digimon Adventure Tri anime will be airing from April next year during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be released soon.
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