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New Digimon for 2005

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Bandai to Start New "Digital Monster" Project Developing a Full Length CG Anime and Game for 2005

Bandai has announced a new "Digital Monster" project for 2005. At the project's core will be "Digital Monster X-Evolution", a new anime to be released in Japan next year.

"Digital Monster X-Evolution" is a full length feature done entirely in CG. Hiroyuki Kakudou will direct, while Kazunori Itō and Miu Kawasaki will write the script. Done entirely in CG, Digital Monster X-Evolution will concentrate on the "digital" part of "Digimon".

Along with this new animation, there will be new games, cards, figures, etc. Nothing concrete has been revealed yet about these products, but a game based on "X-evolution" will likely be released sometime in 2005.

"Digital Monsters" was originally introduced by Bandai as a type of "fighting Tamagotchi" handheld game. The first of these handheld games was introduced in 1997 and soon became a hit, selling 13 million units nationwide as of March 2004, and over a million units overseas.

Thanks to Marc Levy and Megchan for this article.

ERRATUM: The correct romanization of the scriptwriter's name should be Miu Kawasaki (川崎美羽 かわさきみう). Thanks, Yuki_Kun45.

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