The latest issue of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine have revealed some new details about the upcoming Digimon Adventure tri. anime, which includes a new look at the character design of Yamato “Matt” Ishida and his Digimon Gabumon.
This is the first design showcased for Gabumon and the second Digimon design revealed. It also provides another closer look of Yamato outside of the anime’s first visual.
The previous issue of V Jump showcased a new image of the series’ main protagonist Taichi ‘Tai’ Yagami and the first design for Agumon upcoming anime, which has a new character designer from the original anime series by Atsuya Uki.
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.
The Digimon Adventure tri. anime will be airing from April during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the anime will be released soon.
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