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Digimon Adventure tri. Anime Casts Daisuke Namikawa, Yuko Kaida

posted on 2015-09-18 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toei Animation to premiere new promo video featuring main characters' voices on Monday

Toei Animation revealed additional cast and characters for its Digimon Adventure tri. anime film project on Thursday.

Daisuke Namikawa as Daigo Nishijima, a part-time teacher who serves as a substitute homeroom teacher

Yuko Kaida as Maki Himekawa, a mysterious woman who appears before the DigiDestined

In addition, Toei Animation also announced that it will unveil a promotional video on Monday that will feature the voices of the main characters.

Toei Animation previously streamed an advance video for the first part of the anime in August, which featured the theme song "Butter-Fly" by Kouji Wada.

AiM (Ai Maeda) is returning for the first part's ending theme "I wish." Kouji Wada returns to perform the original opening theme song "Butter-Fly," while Ayumi Miyazaki also returns to perform the insert song "Brave Heart." All three songs are new recordings of songs from the original Digimon Adventure series, and the CDs for all three will go on sale on November 25.

The anime was first announced to be a "sequel anime series" premiering in spring 2015. The series will now be a 6-part film project, with the first film titled "Saikai" (Reunion) starting a limited three-week engagement in 10 theaters in Japan on November 21. The Blu-ray Disc for the first part will initially go on sale at the theaters on November 21, and iTunes will also sell the first part on the same day. The retail Blu-ray and DVD releases will follow on December 18.

The cast for the human characters in Digimon Adventure tri. is completely different from the original series, and includes:

Natsuki Hanae as Taichi Yagami
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yamato Ishida
Suzuko Mimori as Sora Takenouchi
Mutsumi Tamura as Kōshirō Izumi
Hitomi Yoshida as Mimi Tachikawa
Junya Ikeda as Jō Kido
Junya Enoki as Takeru Takaishi
MAO as Hikari Yagami

The original cast for the Digimon partners are returning for the new anime. Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll, Tsuritama) will provide the character designs, Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven's Lost Property) will act as series script supervisor, and Keitaro Motonaga (Rayearth) will direct. The rest of the staff includes:

  • Executive producer: Katsuhiro Takagi
  • Planning: Kozo Morishita
  • Original creator: Akiyoshi Hongo
  • Animation Character Design: Masanori Shino
  • Animation Director: Koji Ito
  • Chief Animation Directors: Toshiyuki Komaru, Haruhito Takada
  • Main Animators: Hisashi Eguchi, Katsumi Matsuda
  • Prop Design: Goichi Iwahata
  • Color design: Sachiko Urushido
  • Art Director: Shinji Nagaoka
  • Director of Photography: Fumi Nanba
  • Editing: Takashi Sakurai
  • Music: Go Sakabe
  • Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
  • Animation producers: Takashi Sakurai, Kiyoshi Yamamoto
  • Chief Producers: Atsushi Suzuki, Iriya Azuma
  • Producers: Shuhei Arai, Makiko Murakami, Tohru Nishida, Kōhei Motokawa
  • Animation Production Assistance: Typhoon Graphics
  • Cooperation: Toei Co., Ltd.
  • Planning: Toei Animation
  • Production: Toei Animation

[Via MoCa News]


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