Interest Digimon Adventure PSP to Cover All Episodes, 2nd Film
posted on 2012-10-18 00:57 EDT by Egan Loo
Namco Bandai Games revealed more information and screens for the upcoming Digimon Adventure game for the PSP on Wednesday. The game will not only recreate every episode from the 1999 television anime series, but also the 2000 film Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children).
Toshiko Fujita (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken's Dai, Chihayafuru's Taeko) is once again playing Taichi Yagami (Tai in the English dub), and Chika Sakamoto (Fushigi Yugi's Nuriko, Heartcatch Precure!'s Kaoruko) also returns as Agumon. The director of the original anime, Hiroyuki Kakudō revealed on the game's website that the staff has gathered together not only all of the original voice actors for the eight children and their eight corresponding Digimon, but that they have also assembled the voices of characters who were in more than one episode.
The voices of Myotismon (Ryûzaburô Ôtomo), Wizardmon (Akira Ishida), Etemon (Yasunori Masutani), Puppetmon (Etsuko Kozakura), and Piedmon (Chikao Ohtsuka) are all reprising their roles, along with the narrator, Hiroaki Hirata. Kakudō is returning as the game's voice recording director, and the voice audio for the game is over 70 hours long.
Namco Bandai Games previously posted a teaser for the game in September. The game is the third phase of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Digimon franchise. Namco Bandai Games plans to release the game in 2013.
Digimon Adventure began its original broadcast in both Japan and the United States in 1999, and later spawned a sequel, Digimon Adventure 02. The most recent Digimon anime, Digimon Xros Wars: Toki o Kakeru Shōnen Hunter-tachi, ended earlier this year. Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game was compiled with Digimon Adventure: Born of Koromon, and Digimon: The Golden Digimentals for the Digimon: The Movie release in North America. New Video Group released the complete first season of the Digimon Adventure television anime on DVD in North America last week, and Saban Brands confirmed last month that it acquired the franchise outside Asia.
Image © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, TV Asahi, Dentsu © 2012 NBGI