A few weeks back the official Twitter account for the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project released the first visual of Digimon Adventure Tri, the upcoming Spring 2015 Digimon anime. Recently, the anime’s official website released a slightly better version of the visual. In addition to the updated visual, the cover and details of the Blu-ray boxset of the original Digimon Adventure anime were also revealed.
The official distributor of the Digimon Adventure Blu-ray boxset, Happinet, have updated their listing of the release with the front and back cover of the box and some details about the bonuses the boxset will include. In addition to the full 1080i remaster of the anime, there will also be a brand new special 40 minute Drama CD, along with two previously released Drama CDs: Before the World Ends and the second part of Digimon Mystery File: Solving of the Thousand Year Seal. These three Drama CDs, written by the main staff of the anime and voiced by the main cast, will be available for early limited editions of the Blu-ray boxset.
Here is the cover of the boxset:
All copies of the Blu-ray will also include the following bonuses: a special designed transparent disc sleeve and Mikatase clear case, 2 special designed Blu-ray disc cases, and a picture label. There will also be an updated booklet combining the 2 booklets that were released in the 2007 and 2012 DVD boxsets; one titled Memories Of Our Digimon Adventure and the other titled Summer Adventure Vacation Diary. The boxset will also feature uncredited versions of the opening and commercials of the anime.
Here is the reverse of the boxset:
Some preview images of the Blu-ray quality were earlier released:
The main staff of Digimon Adventure Tri was revealed with the visual’s first release and 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. The Digimon Adventure Blu-ray boxset will release next year on March 3rd and will cost ¥54,800 (~ $548.00 USD).
Source Image – Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project Twitter
Source Image – Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project Website
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