Shout! Factory Releases Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Anime Film on BD/DVD in October
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Shout! Factory and Toei Animation announced on Monday that they will release the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film digitally and on home video this fall. Toei Animation will release the film digitally on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Microsoft, and Sony PlayStation Network on September 29. Shout! Factory will then ship the anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc combo pack on October 6. Both releases with include both English subtitles and an English dub.
Shout! Factory also revealed the full English dub cast:
- Joshua Seth as Tai Kamiya
- Nicolas Roye as Matt Ishida
- Johnny Yong Bosch as TK Takaishi
- Tara Sands as Kari Kamiya
- Mona Marshall as Izzy Izumi
- Robbie Daymond as Joe Kido, Armadillomon
- Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Sora Takenouchi
- Kate Higgins as Mimi Tachikawa, Gatomon
- Erika Harlacher as Menoa Bellucci
- Kaiji Tang as Kyotaro Yamada
- Tom Fahn as Agumon
- Kirk Thornton as Gabumon
- Laura Summer as Patamon
- Anna Garduno as Palmon
- Jeff Nimoy as Tentomon
- Cherami Leigh as Biyomon
- Bob Klein as Gomamon
- Griffin Burns as Davis Motomiya
- Bryce Papenbrook as Cody Hida
- Jeannie Tirado as Yolei Inoue
- Derek Stephen Prince as Ken Ichijouji, Veemon
- Paul St. Peter as Wormmon
- Christopher Swindle as Hawkmon
Fathom Events and Toei Animation had planned to screen the film with English subtitles in select theaters in the United States on March 25, but postponed the screening due to health and safety concerns related to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Shout! Factory describes the film's story:
Tai is now a university student, living alone, working hard at school, and working every day, but with his future still undecided. Meanwhile, Matt and others continue to work on Digimon incidents and activities that help people with partner Digimon. An unprecedented phenomenon occurs and the DigiDestined discovers that when you grow up, your relationship with your partner Digimon will come closer to an end. As a countdown timer activates on the Digivice, they realize that the more you fight with their Partner Digimon, the faster their bond breaks. Will you fight for others and lose your partner? The time to choose and decide is approaching fast. There is a short time before “chosen children” will become adults. This is the last adventure of Tai and Agumon.
Tomohisa Taguchi (four-part Persona 3 the Movie film series, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Twin Star Exorcists) directed the film at Yumeta Company. Akatsuki Yamatoya (Digimon Adventure, Digimon Frontier, Digimon: Data Squad) wrote the screenplay, and Seiji Tachikawa (Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Blue Spring Ride) was the chief animation director. Toei Animation is credited for production.
Hiromi Seki, Toei Animation's original producer for the Digimon anime projects, served as the supervisor of the new film project. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru also returned from the first Digimon anime projects as the new film project's character designer. Kenji Watanabe designed the Digimon monsters for the new project, as he did for the previous Digimon projects.
The film's opening theme song is the "Butter-Fly" opening from the first Digimon Adventure anime by the late singer Kouji Wada. The film uses the original 1999 version of the song without a new arrangement. Two more veteran Digimon singers, Ayumi Miyazaki and AiM (Ai Maeda), contributed a new insert song and the new ending theme song, respectively, for the film. Harumi Fuuki (Birthday Wonderland, Forest of Piano, Miss Hokusai) composed the musical soundtrack.
Source: Press release
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