Digimon Adventure tri. was the last project before the next project, after all!

Earlier today, the official Digimon Adventure Twitter account announced that a new project for the franchise is in the works. The tweet reads [Announcement] The adventure is starting to evolve further – a new project begins!

Digimon New Project Announcement - 5/4/2018

Digimon Adventure just wrapped on a six-film project, titled Digimon Adventure tri. The final film, Our Future, hits Japanese theaters on May 5.

Digimon Adventure tri. Our Future - Key VisualKeitaro Motonaga (Magic Knight Rayearth OVA, Jormungand) was tapped to direct the films, while Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven’s Lost Property) served as script supervisor. Character designs were provided by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll).

The sixth film’s closing theme is a new version of Butter-Fly, titled Butter-Fly ~tri.Version~.. The song will include the following voices, along with that of late singer Kouji Wada:

  • AiM
  • Ayumi Miyazaki
  • Chika Sakamoto
  • Hitomi Yoshida
  • Junko Takeuchi
  • Junya Enoki
  • Junya Ikeda
  • Katori Shigematsu
  • Kinoko Yamada
  • M.A.O
  • Mayumi Yamaguchi
  • Miho Arakawa
  • Miwa Matsumoto
  • Mutsumi Tamura
  • Natsuki Hanae
  • Suzuko Mimori
  • Takahiro Sakurai
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Yuka Tokumitsu
  • Yukiko Morishita

Kouji Wada, who performed Butter-Fly originally, passed away in April 2016. The singer succumbed to upper pharynx cancer. He made his début in the entertainment world in 1999 with the song, and would go on to perform the theme songs for five other entries in the anime franchise.

Source: Twitter (Digi_advntr15th)