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Persona 3's Tomohisa Taguchi Directs Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Anime Film

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Staff also includes writer Akatsuki Yamatoya, animation director Seiji Tachikawa

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2019 is sponsored by Yen Press.

"The Future of Digimon" panel at Anime Expo revealed on Saturday a teaser video, character visuals, the title, and additional staff for the upcoming Gekijō-ban Digimon Adventure (Digimon Adventure the Movie) anime film on Saturday. The film's title is Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. The art showed the characters at ages 19 to 23.

Tomohisa Taguchi (four-part Persona 3 the Movie film series, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Twin Star Exorcists) is directing the film at Toei Animation. Akatsuki Yamatoya (Digimon Adventure, Digimon Frontier, Digimon: Data Squad) is writing the screenplay, and Seiji Tachikawa (Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Blue Spring Ride) is the chief animation director. Yumeta Company (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians, La Corda D'Oro - primo passo) is handling animation production.

As previously announced, Hiromi Seki, Toei Animation's original producer for the Digimon anime projects, is serving as the supervisor of the new film project. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru is also returning from the first Digimon anime projects as the new film project's character designer. Kenji Watanabe is designing the Digimon monsters for the new project, as he has done for the previous Digimon projects.

The film is slated to open in Japan in early spring 2020.

The cast members are reprising their roles from the Digimon Adventure tri. anime film series. The cast 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
M.A.O as Hikari Yagami
Chika Sakamoto as Agumon
Mayumi Yamaguchi as Gabumon
Atori Shigematsu as Piyomon
Takahiro Sakurai as Tentomon
Kinoko Yamada as Palmon
Junko Takeuchi as Gomamon
Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon
Yuka Tokumitsu as Tailmon

The new film project is part of the overall 20th anniversary celebration of the franchise.

Source: "The Future of Digimon" panel at Anime Expo (Kyle Cardine)

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