It's official! The third generation of Digimon, Digimon Adventures Tri, is getting dubbed in English and heading to America! The follow-up to the first two Digimon series, Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, is made up of six separate films. The first film, Digimon Reunion, has been out in Japan since November 2015, and the second, Determination, hit theaters this past March. Now, Eleven Arts and Toei Animation plan a one-night Fathom Events screening in 300-plus US movie theaters on September 15, 2016, followed by a tradition multi-city national theatrical release in major cities. Check out the posters and character info here.
Toei Animation, the studio behind Digimon, is teaming up with Eleven Arts to bring the newest version to local audiences. Eleven Arts CEO Ko Mori stated:
"We are extremely proud to announce our first time partnership with Toei Animaton. We have been huge fans of Toei and the Digimon series for years, and are thrilled to participate in the release of this true hallmark of Japanese Anime. We cannot wait to share a theatrical experience that will be sure to satisfy audiences across North America."
Masayuki Endo, president of Toei Animation, was equally excited about the partnership:
“American viewers have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the Digimon saga for nearly sixteen years, and we’re delighted to have produced this English language version for theaters, giving it the cinematic treatment our fans deserve.”
As we anticipate the fall arrival of the English Digimon Reunion, check out these side-by-side images of the Digimon characters over all three generations.
Taichi 'Tai' Kamiya
Yamato 'Matt' Ishida
Koushiro 'Izzy' Izumi
Takeru 'T.K.' Takaishi
Who's your favorite Digimon character?