Digimon Adventure 02 Film Confirms Title, 2 New Cast Members, Studios
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The "Digi Fes 2022" event confirmed the finalized title, new and returning cast members, and returning studios for the upcoming new film in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime on Saturday. The event also screened the beginning of the film for the first time in public. The film's formal title is Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning.
The story is set in February 2012, a little after the stories in the Digimon Adventure tri. anime and the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime. The character visuals above show the main lead Daisuke Motomiya (Davis Motomiya in English) and the others at 20 years old.
The new cast members are:
Megumi Ogata as Rui Ōwada, a mysterious youth who descended from Tokyo Tower and says, "I was the first in the world to become a DigiDestined"
Rie Kugimiya as Ukkomon, a Digimon who looks like a slippery marine creature and who is the key to the plot
The returning cast members include:
- Fukujurō Katayama as Daisuke Motomiya
- Junko Noda as V-Mon
- Arthur Lounsbery as Ken Ichijōji
- Naozumi Takahashi as Wormmon
- Ayaka Asai as Miyako Inoue
- Kouichi Toochika as Hawkmon
- Yoshitaka Yamaya as Iori Hida
- Megumi Urawa as Armadimon
- Junya Enoki as Takeru Takaishi
- Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon
- M.A.O as Hikari Yagami
- Yuka Tokumitsu as Tailmon
The film's first teaser visual, pictured at right reads, "The new Digimon movie is about 02. Now, the door to adventure opens …. 'I'm the first person to ever partner with a Digimon.'"
Director Tomohisa Taguchi (four-part Persona 3 the Movie film series, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World, Twin Star Exorcists) and scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya (Digimon Adventure, Digimon Frontier, Digimon: Data Squad) are returning from Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
Producer Yōsuke Kinoshita (Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna) previously emphasized that the new film will revolve around the characters from Digimon Adventure 02. He further explained that the team wanted to tell a story about Daisuke and his friends because they have a different appeal about them, compared to Taichi/Tai and his friends from the first Digimon Adventure television anime.
Digimon Adventure 02 was the first direct television anime sequel to the first Digimon Adventure series, although it featured a new set of main characters. The show aired from April 2000 to March 2001 in Japan, and then it aired from August 2000 to May 2001 in the United States.
Source: Comic Natalie