The official website for Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary project has released a brand new image revealing that the upcoming anime will be set approximately 6 years after the original series, where main character Taichi “Tai” Kamiya will be 17 years old and in High School.
The original Digimon Adventure anime, that aired in 1999, featured Tai as an 11 year old Elementary School student. Tai also appears in the anime’s sequel, Digimon Adventures 02, where he is 14 years old, in Junior High School. The newly announced anime will be produced by Toei Animation (Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece). The series will follow 17 year old Taichi “Tai” Kamiya who is currently in high school with Agumon. The series will be a brand new story and adventure and will be set after Digimon Adventure 02. Toei Animation released the first teaser video about the new series:
In addition to this reveal, the official Twitter account for the 15th Anniversary Digimon Adventure anime has released a few teaser images for the upcoming Blu-ray box set of the entire first series. The images themselves are from the first commercial for the box set, which has not been released online so far. The box set itself will contain all 54 episodes fully remastered in 1080i resolution. The box set will release next year on March 3rd and will cost ¥54,800 (~ $548.00 USD).
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 upcoming Digimon Adventure anime will be airing during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be released soon.
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