Digimon Adventure Anime Film Project Reveals More Character Visuals
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Toei Animation booth at the Jump Festa '19 event on Saturday revealed new character design visuals for the temporarily titled Gekijō-ban Digimon Adventure (Digimon Adventure the Movie) anime film project.
The visuals feature the characters Taichi Yagami (Tai Kamiya), Yamato Ishida (Matt), Sora Takenouchi, Kōshiro Izumi (Izzy), Mimi Tachikawa, Joe Kido, Takeru Takaishi (T.K.), and Hikari Kamiya (Kari) as adults.
The project previously revealed partial visuals for Taichi Yagami and Yamato Ishida.
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.
Sources: Toei Animation's booth at Jump Festa '19, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web