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Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Film Casts Mayu Matsuoka, Daisuke Ono

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Guest stars play Digimon researchers from New York in February film

The staff for the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film revealed two guest cast members for the film on Wednesday. Mayu Matsuoka plays Menoa Bellucci (left in image below, character name romanizations not official), a scientist based in a university in New York who studies Digimon. Daisuke Ono plays Kyōtarō Imura (right), Menoa's assistant.

The film will open in Japan on February 21, 2020. Toei teases the film as "Taichi and Agumon's final adventure." The taglines on the teaser visual seen right read, "We will always be together," and, "We walk together with Digimon, toward all the 'children.'"

Tomohisa Taguchi (four-part Persona 3 the Movie film series, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Twin Star Exorcists) is directing the film at Yumeta Company. 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. Toei Animation is credited for production.

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.

Other cast members are reprising their roles from the Digimon Adventure tri. anime film series.

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

Sources: Press release, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna website

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