At the very last instance of the Digimon 15th Anniversary livestream event, it was announced that a sequel anime to Digimon Adventure will be airing in Spring next year.
The newly announced anime will be produced by Toei Animation (Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece). The series will follow 17 year old Taichi “Tai” Kamiya who is currently in high school with Agumon. The series will be a brand new story and adventure and will be set after Digimon Adventure 02. Toei Animation released the first teaser video about the new series:
In addition to the new series, a Blu-ray box set for the 1999 Digimon Adventure anime and a Blu-ray box set for all the Digimon films were announced.
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 new upcoming Digimon Adventure anime will air in April next year during the Spring 2015 anime season. The anime’s official website has launched, which contains a mini game where you rub the digi egg once per day. When the counter reaches 0 more information about the series will be revealed: http://digimon-adventure.net/
For extra nostalgia points, here are the opening themes to the Japanese and English versions of Digimon: