The official website of the 2015 Digimon Adventure sequel anime has released a teaser that shows all the characters from the original series in silhouettes in their new designs for the upcoming anticipated series. The speculated characters, from left to right, include: Joe Kido, Izzy Izumi, Kari Kamiya, Tai Kamiya, Matt Ishida, Sora Takenouchi, TK Takaishi, and Mimi Tachikawa.
The site itself has a host of mini games where users need to click on a digiegg once a day to hatch it and unlock new content for the anime. The Spring 2015 anime itself 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.
Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:
Fifteen years after the summer vacation.
If we didn’t go to the Digital World. If I didn’t make this trip with others. If we didn’t change at all like this.
These Digimon were always with us. We’ve been friends all the time. We learned the importance of helping each other. All the things have made us what we are!
New stories for all the “DigiDestined” in the world. Taichi, seventeen, high school days.
The upcoming Digimon Adventure anime will be airing during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be released soon.