“Digimon” fans rejoice as finally the sequel to the original anime series is confirmed for release.
Unfortunately, it is not in the format that many thought it would be.
This week, the “Digimon Adventure Tri” release date was finally confirmed alongside its first initial trailer.
The more shocking reveal about the upcoming series is that instead of being a full anime TV series, it will instead be a six part short animated film series.
The first film entitled “Saikai (Reunion)” will air on November 21.
Some early fan reactions to the “Digimon Adventure Tri” film series format are confusion mixed with intrigue: “My heart is cocktail of excitement and confusion.
Of course it’s a series of films,” commented Nonaka Machine Gun B in an ANN forum .
Other fans were disappointed by the change in format, questioning how quickly the films would be released.
“Goodbye to actually seeing any of this soon.
Kind of disappointing because I was hoping for a new TV run.
At the same time, Alphamon being animated in something other than CGI has me excited.
Hopefully the rest of the cast get the final forms and it isn’t just a Taichi/Yamato/Agu/Gabu/Omni fest,” said Lynx Amali.
In addition to changing the format, Anime News Network also reports the following new Japanese voice cast members who are set to play the digi-destined.
Natsuki Hanae as Taichi Yagami Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yamato Ishida Suzuko Mimori as Sora Takenouchi Mutsumi Tamura as Kōshirō Izumi Hitomi Yoshida as Mimi Tachikawa Junya Ikeda as Jō Kido Junya Enoki as Takeru Takaishi MAO as Hikari Yagami Meanwhile, the original Japanese voice cast for the Digimon are reprising their roles.
As previously announced, the films of “Digimon Adventure Tri” will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga with Yuuko Kakihara working as the series script supervisor.
Atsuya Uki is responsible for the new character designs.
The “Digimon Adventure Tri” six part film series is a sequel to the original 1999 “Digimon Adventure” anime series.
The new films were created in celebration of the 15 year anniversary since the original anime series premiere.