Hey Digimon, hey Digimon / Champions of the casting world!
Earlier today, film distributor Eleven Arts unveiled their third round of actors for Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion‘s English dub. The company unveiled the following:
- T.K.: Johnny Yong Bosch
- Patamon: Laura Summer
- Angemon: Dave Mallow
- Kari: Tara Sands
- Gatomon: Kate Higgins
- Himekawa: Kate Higgins
Laura Summer and Dave Mallow are reprising their roles from the original Digimon dub.
- Joe: Robbie Daymond
- Gomamon: R. Martin Klein
- Mimi: Philece Sampler
- Palmon: Anna Garduno
- Togemon: Mari Devon
- Nishijima: Doug Erholtz
- Izzy: Mona Marshall
- Tentomon: Jeff Nimoy
- Kabuterimon: Jeff Nimoy
- Meiko Mochizuki: Cristina Vee
- Meicoomon: Kate Higgins
Shortly before the first casting reveals, Colleen O’Shaughnessy teased that she was performing in the adaptation.
— Colleen O'Shaughnessey (@VOColleen) July 8, 2016
Last month, Toei Animation and Eleven Arts revealed that Digimon Adventure tri. will receive a North American theatrical run. The first film, Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion, will have a one-night screening on September 15, with over 300 theaters confirmed to show the film. This will be followed by a more traditional run in major American cities.
Digimon Adventure tri. is slated to be a series of six theatrical films. Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion originally opened in Japanese theaters on November 21, 2015. The most recent film, subtitled Ketsui (Determination), opened in japanese theaters on March 12. The third film, subtitled Kokuhaku (Confession), will hit Japanese theaters on September 24.
Keitaro Motonaga (Magic Knight Rayearth OVA, Jormungand) was tapped to direct the films, while Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven’s Lost Property) served script supervisor. Character designs were provided by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll).
Digimon Adventure opening theme Butter-fly was performed by the late Kouji Wada for the feature’s opening theme. Brave Heart by Ayumi Miyazaki was used as an insert song during Digivolution segments. AiM’s I Wish was used for the closing theme.
In North America, Crunchyroll is currently streaming the Digimon Adventure tri. films in subtitled format. Each feature is broken into four “episodes” on their platform. Crunchyroll currently offers the movies in the following regions:
- United States
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Latin America
Source: Facebook (Eleven Arts)