Digimon Adventure Film Project Reveals Character Visuals for Adult Taichi, Yamato
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The official website for Gekijō-ban Digimon Adventure (Digimon Adventure the Movie), the new anime film project for the Digimon Adventure anime, revealed the character visuals on Monday for two characters for the upcoming film.
The new visuals include 22-year-old Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure tri. protagonist Taichi Yagami (renamed "Tai Kamiya" in the English dub, top image below), as well as Yamato Ishida ("Matt," bottom image).
The new film project is part of the overall 20th anniversary celebration of the franchise.
Hiromi Seki, Toei Animation's original producer for the Digimon anime projects, is serving as the supervisor of the new film project. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru is also returning from the first Digimon anime projects as the new film project's character designer. Kenji Watanabe is designing the Digimon monsters for the new project, as he has done for the previous Digimon projects.
The Digimon franchise launched in Japan in June 1997 with a line of portable virtual pet game devices. The first film and television anime project, Digimon Adventure, premiered in March 1999 and spawned six more series from the direct sequel Digimon Adventure 02 to 2016-2017's Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. In addition, several more anime projects ran in theaters, including the recently concluded Digimon Adventure tri. film series.