Digimon is turning 15 years old this year and fans of the franchise have been buzzing since late last year over the news of a 15th anniversary series featuring the return of the original Digi-Destined and their Digimon Partners. Well news has broken with information on the series including some information on the show, release date and a new trailer!
Set 3 years after the end of their adventure in Digimon Adventure 02, Taichi and co are reunited with their Digimon Partners for a new journey with the digital pals. Now aged 17 Taichi and Agumon are ready to lead the team into a new chapter of their adventure.
Confirmed to return are the following characters and their new voice actors.
- Taichi Yagami - Natsuki Hanae
- Sora Takenouchi - Suzuko Mimori
- Yamato Ishida - Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Koushiro Izumi - Mutsumi Tamura
- Mimi Tachikawa - Hitomi Yoshida
- Jo Kido - Junya Ikeda
- Takeru Takaishi - Junya Enoki
- Hikari Yagami -Ｍ・Ａ・Ｏ
- Agumon - Chika Sakamoto
- Biyomon - Atori Shigematsu
- Gabumon - Mayumi Yamaguchi
- Tentomon - Takahiro Sakurai
- Palmon - Kinoko Yamada
- Gomamon - Junko Takeuchi
- Patamon - Miwa Matsumoto
- Gatomon - Yuka Tokumitsu
Digimon Adventure tri. will see Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Date a Live II) as director, Atsuya Uki on character designs and Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven's Lost Property, Chihayafuru 2) writing the series composition.
The opening song will be "Butter-Fly" by Kouki Wada with the closing song being "Brave Heart" sung by Ayumi Miyazaki.
However unlike previously believed it has been revealed this is not a series! Instead it will be a six-part movie which will be launched on November 21st.
The New Trailer
The trailer indicates that Alphamon will be an antagonist in the new story to combat the joining forces of Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon to create Omegamon playing off the idea of Alpha and Omega (the beginning and the end).
Also these words were shared between Taichi and Agumon during the trailer.
"I encountered you."
"This world has chosen the reality and the future which shouldn’t have been chosen."
"That’s why I am here."
These words could mean anything, but it is likely to reflect some how on the first two series of Digimon Adventure and it wouldn't surprise any fan of the franchise is Myotismon/Vamdemon was somehow involved in the evil scheme again.
Now the Long Wait
With November being six months away we are likely to find out more and more information on the six-part movie Digimon Tri as we get closer to the release date. We still have not seen the additional Digi-Destined who joined the original eight in the second series and we have not heard any information on new Digivolutions. However that does not mean we will not see four addition Digi-Destined join in the fun somewhere and we may finally see Mega forms for Biyomon, Tentomon, Palmon and Gomamon. But until we know more we will simply have to wait and see.