The official website of the Digimon Adventure 15th anniversary campaign page has revealed that the event will be livestreamed for free on Niconico, which will air later today at 6pm JST(11 hours from this post).
The event will be held on August 1st at 6pm JST at the Odaiba Cinema. The event will feature a showing of the Our War Game! film (for Japanese viewers) as well as talk sessions with special guests Chinatsu Sakamoto – the Japanese voice of Agumon, Mayumi Yamaguchi – the voice of Gabumon, Koji Wada – the performer of the first Opening in the Japanese version of Digimon Adventure, among other unannounced guests. It will be followed by a “gorgeous show”. The event has been promoted to be for “real Digimon fans”.
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.
To watch the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary livestream visit the following link: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv186621079
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