The official website of the 15th Digimon Adventure Anniversary Project has finally been updated after a month of no new information. The 5th Digi-Egg has appeared on site that will soon revealed new information about the upcoming 2015 Digimon Adventure sequel anime.
The Digi-Eggs have been used in the past to reveal new information and images about the Digimon Adventure tri. anime, that is currently scheduled this season. It has been over a month since any new updates have been made, and various people have started to doubt its intended broadcast. This is the 5th egg to appear and its contents will be revealed when the counter reaches 0. The new egg appeared with 200,000 clicks to go and about 179,000 clicks remain. Each visitor can only click on the egg once a day and when it reaches 0 new information will finally be revealed about the new anime.
The main Digimon cast of the original Digimon Adventure anime and its sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, will be returning in Digimon Adventure tri. to voice their respective characters once again.
The site has also revealed that the two main theme songs from the original Japanese version of the anime will return with new recordings. The Opening theme song of the original anime, “Butter-Fly”, performed by Kyouji Wada will return as the Opening theme song of the anime. Additionally, the song “Brave Heart”, by Ayumi Miyazaki, which was played during the Evolution/Digivolution scenes will also return.
Last January Shueisha’s V Jump magazine revealed a new article about the upcoming Digimon Adventure Tri., which has revealed the first new image of Agumon in the upcoming series, showcasing his new design.
The article in the V Jump magazine showcases a new angle of series’ main protagonist Taichi ‘Tai’ Yagami, where the first designs were revealed in the anime’s first visual. This is also the first design for Agumon and any Digimon in the upcoming anime, which has a new character designer from the original anime series by Atsuya Uki. The main staff members of Digimon Adventure Tri. includes:
- Director: Keitaro Motonaga (Date A Live, Katanagatari)
- Anime Character Designer: Atsuya Uki (tsuritama, Cencoroll)
- Series Composer: Yuko Kakihara (Sora no Otoshimono, Persona 4: The Animation)
- Animation Studio: Toei Animation (Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece)
The Spring 2015 anime will be set 6 years after the end of the original series, and 3 years after Digimon Adventure 02. The newly announced anime will be produced by Toei Animation (Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece) and follow 17 year old Tai who is currently in high school with Agumon. Toei Animation released the first teaser video about the new series:
Digimon (Digital Monsters in Japan) is a large multimedia franchise that was based on Bandai’s Digivice products, which first released in 1997. The toys were based on Tamagotchis, which were also produced by Bandai. The toys were seen as more female orientated products, so Bandai created a new line of products for a male equivalent. The first anime adaptation, Digimon Adventure, was produced in 1999 by Toei Animation. A film and TV anime were released alongside each other in 1999, the movie being a 20 minute anime produced by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). Since then there has been numerous anime series, toys, figures, manga, video games and trading card games in the franchise. And this year, will mark the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure.
The new Digi-Egg only has approximately 170,000 clicks to go, as more people click new information about the Digimon Adventure tri. anime will be revealed faster, whether its the first PV or a new visual. The anime itself is still scheduled for Spring.