It looks like the digital world isn’t gone just yet.
Earlier today, Digimon fans flocked to Odaiba for the “Digimon Thanksgiving 2018 – Special Meeting in Odaiba -” event. During the show, it was announced that the new Digimon anime project will be a theatrical film. The first staffers, as well as two character visuals were revealed for the project, which carries the tentative title of Digimon Adventure The Movie (Gekijoban Digimon Adventure).
We break the details down below.
Hiromi Seki will serve as supervisor for the movie, while Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru (Dragon Ball GT, Halo Legends) will provide character designs. Kenji Watanabe will design the Digimon themselves for the movie.
Seki and Nakatsuru both worked on the original Digimon anime as producer and character designer, respectively. Watanabe has provided Digimon designs for the entire franchise.
Headshots for Taichi Yagami (Tai) and Yamato Ishida (Matt) were both revealed. The characters will both be aged up to 22 years old.
Digimon made its debut in 1997, as a series of virtual pets. The project received a short film on March 6, 1999, titled Digimon Adventure. The film was directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Mirai of the Future) at Toei Animation, with Reiko Yoshida (K-On!, Girls und Panzer) penning the script.
The film spawned an anime TV series of the same name aired a day later. The show was directed by Hiroyuki Kakudou (Gegege no Kitarō 1996, Yu-Gi-Oh!) at Toei Animation, with series creator Akiyoshi Hongo and Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru providing character designs. Satoru Nishizono (Duel Masters, Welcome to the NHK) was in charge of series composition.
The franchise wrapped up the six-film Digimon Adventure tri. series on May 5. The project originally began in November 2015. Keitaro 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).