In late 2014, it was announced that there would be a sequel series to Digimon Adventure 2 in honor of the series' 15th anniversary. Digimon Adventure Tri was expected to be a new TV anime series that would feature the continued story of the original DigiDestined with Tai and the others as high school students – at least that was what everyone expected. What we're getting now is so much better!
What Digimon Tri will be has now been officially announced as a 6-part theatrical anime series that will grace Japanese silver screens starting this November! That's right, instead of a twelve or twenty-four episode anime series, we're getting SIX. DIGIMON. MOVIES.
The first movie titled Saikai (Reunion) will premiere on November 21st with dates for the follow up movies yet to be announced. The first trailer announcing the Japanese voice cast can be seen below:
I'm not the only one breathing into a paper bag right now, am I?
There have been no announcements in regard to a western release, but the first two seasons of Digimon were very well received when they debuted in North America. Despite the Pokemon craze being in it's prime, Digimon was able to establish a very large fan base.
I'm personally excited to see where the story goes from here, especially since Digimon Adventure 2 ended with Digimon and humans living side by side.
For a visual reference, here's the aged up cast side-by-side with their first appearance in the series:
Joe Kido (Crest of Reliability)
Mimi Tachikawa (Crest of Sincerity)
Izzy Izumi (ENG)/Kōshirō Izumi (JP) (Crest of Knowledge)
Sora Takenouchi (Crest of Love)
T.K. Takaishi (ENG)/Takeru Takaishi (JP) (Crest of Hope)
Matt Ishida (ENG)/Yamato Ishida (JP) (Crest of Friendship)
Kari Kamiya (ENG)/Hikari Yagami (JP) (Crest of Light)
In case you missed out on DigiMania the first time around, Digimon Adventure 1 & 2 are both available on Netflix for you to binge through.
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