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Digimon Adventure tri. Stage Play Casts 3 Female Leads

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Anime cast returns to voice Digimon in play opening on August 5

The official website for the Digimon Adventure tri. ~8-gatsu Tsuitachi no Bōken~ (Digimon Adventure tri.: The Adventure on August 1) stage play adaptation revealed the show's three female leads and ensemble cast on Monday.

The female lead roles are (from left to right in image below):

  • Suzuka Morita as Sora Takenouchi
  • Marina Tanoue as Mimi Tachikawa
  • Yūna Shigeishi as Hikari Yagami

The ensemble cast members are:

  • Hideyuki Yoshihara
  • Makoto Ōtani
  • Rina Minami
  • Takuya Matsuoka
  • Michiko Washiya
  • Ryō Miyake
  • Kenshin Ikeda
  • Sakiko Shōno

The voice cast of the Digimon characters are reprising their roles in the stage play. The roles are:

  • Chika Sakamoto as Agumon
  • Mayumi Yamaguchi as Gabumon
  • Katori Shigematsu as Piyomon
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Tentomon
  • Shihomi Mizowaki as Palmon
  • Junko Takeuchi as Gomamon
  • Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon
  • Yuka Tokumitsu as Tailmon

The play stars (first row left to right then second row left to right in image below):

  • Gaku Matsumoto as Taichi Yagami
  • Shōhei Hashimoto as Yamato Ishida
  • Kaisei Kamimura as Kōshirō Izumi
  • Junya Komatsu as Jō Kido
  • Kenta Nomiyama as Takeru Takaishi

The "super evolution" stage play will run for 10 performances at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo from August 5-13. All tickets cost 7,800 yen (about US$70). Tickets went on sale through lottery between May 20-28, and general sales tickets start on July 2.

Polygon Magic is producing the play, and Akiyoshi Hongo is credited with the original work. Kenichi Tani (Pluto, Watashi wa Shingo) is directing the play and writing the script.

The play will tell a side story centered on the eight DigiDestined. The date of August 1 is a special one to Yamato, Taichi, and the other DigiDestined. While Taichi is busy with soccer practices, Hikari suggests that everyone should go camping together on August 1. Everyone eventually agrees to the idea, and the day of the camping trip comes. However, Mimi has accidentally forgotten the camping equipment, so the excursion gets off to a rough start. Everyone starts to think of ways to overcome the situation, when suddenly Taichi smiles and says "this is just like the time we first went to the Digital World!" The feelings of six years ago resurface, and the August 1 camping trip really gets started. However, that camping site has a secret.

The Digimon Adventure tri. anime film series, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure (the first entry in the television anime series), will have a total of six films.

Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 1: Reunion opened in November 2015, Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 2: Determination opened in March 2016, Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 3: Confession opened on September 24, and Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 4: Loss opened in Japan on February 25. Crunchyroll began streaming all four films on the same day that they premiered in Japan.

The fifth film in the series, Digimon Adventure tri. Kyōsei (Union or Symbiosis), will open in Japan this year.

Source: Animate Times


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