Well, that was unexpected!

Earlier today, the Digimon Adventure tri. took to NicoNico, following a stream of the original Digimon Adventure anime series in its entirety. The cast revealed that the title will be a series of six theatrical films, with the first premiering on November 21.

The film’s cast was revealed in a three-and-a-half minute trailer:

Unlike the voices of the actual Digimon, the human characters will be played by an entirely new cast. The full lineup is as follows:

  • Taichi Yagami: Natsuki Hanae
  • Yamato Ishida: Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Sora Takenouchi: Suzuko Mimori
  • Kōshirō Izumi: Mutsumi Tamura
  • Mimi Tachikawa: Hitomi Yoshida
  • Jō Kido: Junya Ikeda
  • Takeru Takaishi: Junya Enoki
  • Hikari Yagami: MAO

In addition, the staff announced that AiM (Ai Maeda) will handle the film’s ending theme, I Wish), which is a reprisal of her work in the original Digimon Adventure.

The first Digimon Adventure tri. will be titled “Saikai” (Reunion). Originally, the title was revealed as “a sequel anime series” set to première in spring 2015.

Digimon Adventure tri. was first revealed in August 2014, in a short promotional video. In March, it was revealed that the original cast for the Digimon partners would return for the series. You can check out the full list below:

  • Agumon: Chika Sakamoto
  • Gabumon: Mayumi Yamaguchi
  • Piyomon: Katori Shigematsu
  • Gomamon: Junko Takeuchi
  • Palmon: Kinoko Yamada
  • Patamon: Miwa Matsumoto
  • Tentomon: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Tailmon: Yuka Tokumitsu

Additionally, it was revealed that the opening theme will be Butterfly, performed by Kouji Wada. Brave Heart by Ayumi Miyazaki will be used as an insert song. Both of these songs, as well as AiM’s I Wish were used in the original series, with Butterfly being the opening, I Wish being the ending, and Brave Heart accompanying Digivolution segments.

Keitaro Motonaga (Magic Knight Rayearth OVA, Jormungand) was tapped to direct the film, and Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven’s Lost Property) will serve as script supervisor. Character designs will be provided by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll).

Three key visuals have been released since since the films’ first announcement. You can check them out below:

Source: Anime News Network (Thanks to Brian Auxier for the heads-up!)