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Digimon Adventure 20th Anniversary Film Gets New Visual, Trailer, & Cast


Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account for the Digimon 20th anniversary film. The site includes a key visual and trailer, as well as the main cast members attached to the project.

We break the details down below.

Trailer

The 30-second promo features Taichi narrating, as he recounts the events from the franchise’s history. Clips from the first series and beyond play. At the 15-second mark, Agumon asks “Hey, Taichi, what are you doing tomorrow?” before the guitar riff from the original version of of Butter-Fly kicks in.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x73kmgm

Key Visual

The image features an adult Taichi standing by Agumon, set against a while background. Taichi is holding his signature goggles in his right hand.

Digimon Adventure 20th Anniversary Movie Visual

Cast

The confirmed voice cast includes:

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

All of the cast members will reprise their roles from the Digimon Adventure tri. movies.

Digimon Adventure The Movie 2018 Character Visual - Taichi & Yamato
Left, Taichi Yagami; Right, Yamato Ishida

The film will hit Japanese theaters in “Early Spring” 2020.

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.

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, 2018. 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).

Source: Comic Natalie

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