Digi-see? Digi-hear? Digimon Adventure Tri is officially making its way to Western theaters with an English dub, and we now have the full casting list. What's even better news for fans of the original dub is that more than half of the original English voice actors are on board to reprise their iconic roles.
Reunion, the first of six new Digimon films, picks up three years after Digimon Adventure 02 and follows the original Digidestined (now in high school) as they face new challenges transitioning into young adulthood. The film was a hit in Japanese theaters and online last year, so Toei Animation enlisted Eleven Arts and Fathom Events to bring the theatrical experience to North America with an English dub.
Here Are The Digidestined Voice Actors Set To Return:
Leading the charge is Joshua Seth, who voiced the team's courageous leader, Tai Kamiya. After a few weeks of teasing fans over Twitter, the actor-turned-mentalist announced he will be coming out of voice acting retirement to lend his talent to the project.
Mona Marshall will return as the team's tech wizard, Izzy. Marshall is perhaps most known for voicing Sheila Broflovski in South Park, along with a handful of the show's other female characters. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is also back to play Sora, and Philece Sampler is reprising everyone's favorite diva, Mimi.
As for the Digimon, fans will be familiar with the voices of Agumon (Tom Fahn), Gabumon / Garurumon (Kirk Thornton), Tentomon / Kabuterimon (Jeff Nimoy), Birdramon (Melodee Spevack), Patamon (Laura Summer), Palmon (Anna Garduno), Angemon (Dave Mallow), Togemon (Mari Devon), and Gomamon / Ikkakumon (Robert Martin Klein).
Now For The Newcomers:
Digimon's token tough guy Matt will be played by Vic Mignogna, best known as Ed in Fullmetal Alchemist. Robbie Daymond, the voice of Sailor Moon's Tuxedo Mask, will voice the ever-studious Joe. Doug Erholtz, T.K.'s voice actor from 02, is in fact returning, but he'll be voicing the mysterious Mr. Nishijima this time around. Instead, Bleach's Johnny Yong Bosch will play a slightly older T.K. Tara Sands, who voices multiple characters in Pokémon, will be filling in for Tai's sister and youngest Digidestined, Kari. Nishijima's partner Maki Himekawa will be played by Cherami Leigh, and Cristina Vee will play the newest Digidestined, Meiko.
The remaining Digimon partners will have new voice talent, such as Greymon (Kyle Herbert), Biyomon (Cherami Leigh), and Gatomon (Kate Higgins).
Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion will be screened in over 400 theaters across America for one night only on September 15th, 2016. There is no word yet on where or how fans can enjoy the English dub after its theatrical run, though we can expect some information from Crunchyroll or Toei in the coming weeks. Until then, you can locate your nearest participating theater and purchase tickets for Reunion through Fathom Events.
Here's the first trailer for the Eleven Arts's English dub — cheesy digital music and all:
Are you pumped for more Digimon? Let us know your thoughts on the original dub, the new cast members, the English music, etc. in the comments below!