1st Digimon Adventure tri. Film Gets English-Language Theatrical Release in US
posted on 2016-06-29 12:35 EDT by Karen Ressler
Film distribution company Eleven Arts and Toei Animation announced on Wednesday that they will release an English language version of Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion in theaters in the United States. The companies will hold a one-night Fathom Events screening in more than 300 US theaters on September 15, followed by a national theatrical release in major cities.
Voice actor Jeff Nimoy previously confirmed over Twitter that he would reprise his role as Tentomon for the English dub.
The Digimon Adventure tri. project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure (the first entry in the series), will have a total of six films. While the anime's human characters have a completely different Japanese voice cast from the original Digimon Adventure, the Digimon partners feature the same Japanese cast.
The first film, Digimon Adventure tri. Saikai (Reunion), opened in Japanese theaters last November, and Crunchyroll began streaming the film on the same day as four episodes. The second film, Digimon Adventure tri. Ketsui (Determination), opened in Japan on March 12 for a three-week run in theaters in Japan. Crunchyroll began streaming the film as four episodes on March 11.
The third film, Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku, will open in Japan for three weeks on September 24, and will be available for paid streaming in Japan on the same day. The Blu-ray Disc of the film will be on sale at theaters on the same day, and the general release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be on November 2.
Update: Eleven Arts and Toei updated their press release to say that the Fathom Events screening will be one night only on September 15. The national theatrical release was slated for October, but no window was given for the national theatrical release in the new press release. English poster added.
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