The official website of the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary has revealed a brand new visual for the upcoming Digimon Adventure tri. anime that showcases the designs of the original 8 Digimon, after the newest Digi-Egg counter reached 0. In addition, the site has also revealed that May 6 will be the debut of the first look of the upcoming anime.
The brand new visual itself reveals the new designs of the Digimon that were partners with the original Digi-Destined, who still kept Mimi’s hat from the final episode of Digimon Adventure.
On Wednesday, May 6th 10:45pm JST new details about the anime will be revealed on Niconico. The first trailer, details about the anime’s broadcast, the main cast and other details will be revealed on the day. It will be an online event being shown on Niconico as with the previous event that announced the Digimon Adventure tri. anime. Also on Niconico, in the days leading up to the event, the entirety of the original anime will be streamed on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May. The first day will show episodes 1-19, day two with episodes 20-38, and the final day will show episodes 39-54, before revealing new footage of Digimon Adventure tri.
Here is the previous revealed visual that showcases the designs of the Digi-Destined with their Digimon:
The main Digimon cast of the original Digimon Adventure anime and its sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, will be returning in Digimon Adventure tri. to voice their respective characters once again. They include:
- Chika Sakamoto (Kou Yaten from Sailor Moon: Super Stars) will return as Agumon
- Mayumi Yamaguchi (Forte Stollen in Galaxy Angel) will voice Gabumon
- Katori Shigematsu (Garudamon from Digimon X-Evolution) is back as Piyomon
- Junko Takeuchi (Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto) returning as Gomamon
- Kinoko Yamada (Jinko Komori in Itazura na Kiss) as Palmon
- Miwa Matsumoto (Akira Sukawara in Zettai Shounen) voices Patamon
- Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass) will be voicing Tentomon
- Yuka Tokumitsu (Rina Takashimizu from Futari wa Precure) voices Tailmon
The site has also revealed that the two main theme songs from the original Japanese version of the anime will return with new recordings. The Opening theme song of the original anime, Butter-Fly, performed by Kyouji Wada, will return as the Opening theme song of the anime. Additionally, the song Brave Heart, by Ayumi Miyazaki, which was played during the Evolution/Digivolution scenes will also return.
The latest issue of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine has revealed a new image about the upcoming anime, featuring another look at Yamato “Matt” Ishida and his Digimon Gabumon.
Whilst the issue beforehand of V Jump showcased a new image of the series’ main protagonist Taichi ‘Tai’ Yagami and the first design for Agumon upcoming anime.
The main staff members of Digimon Adventure tri. 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 with a new anime titled Digimon Adventure tri. airing this Spring.
More information about the Digimon Adventure tri. anime will be revealed on the live Niconico event on May 6 at 10:45pm JST. So keep your calendars and alarms set for that day. For more information about the Niconico streams, visit: http://digimon-adventure.net/announcement/niconama.html
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