Digimon Adventure TV Anime Reboot to air in April 2020

The fan-favorite DigiDestined, Taichi and his friends, will be back with a new Digimon Adventure TV anime reboot. The said reboot will air in Japan beginning April 2020, just two months following the release of the franchise’s latest full-length film, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.

While the upcoming film will focus on the more adult stages of Taichi and his friends, the new Digimon Adventure series will be taking us back to Taichi’s 5th grade days. The reboot was announced in the March issue of Shueisha V Jump magazine. It will be taking the Sunday 9 AM timeslot on FujiTV in Japan.

Synopsis

The story will focus on a 5th grader Taichi Yagami with a timeline following the present. An official teaser trailer was posted by Toei on Youtube. Here is a translated synopsis posted on the official website of Digimon.

2020 AD.
Networks are now an integral part of human life.
But humans do not know.
Beyond the network, the infinite world and digital world
That there are Digimon who live there …

Large-scale network failure occurs mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
A flickering signal or garbled outdoor vision.
News reporting cyber terrorism.

The main character is Taichi Yagami, a fifth-grader living in a tower apartment near Tokyo.
He was left alone to prepare for the weekend summer camp,
My mother and sister Hikari, who went to Shibuya, were on a train that could not be stopped.
Taichi hurries to Shibuya to help her mother and sister, but the moment she heads to the platform at the station-

A mysterious phenomenon occurs in “ chosen children ”, Taichi enters the digital world!
The kids meet their partner Digimon,
Confront unknown “adventure”!

Production Staff

The series production is a collaboration between Fuji TV, Yomiuri Advertising Agency, and Toei Animation, with Matsuki Hanae, Naoko Sagawa, and Hiroyuki Sakurada as executive producers.

Digimon Fusion episode director, Masato Mitsuka, will be serving as the series director for the reboot. The team will mainly include Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon, One Piece, Beyblade Burst) as the series scripts supervisor, and Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru (the original Digimon Adventure character designer) for the character design.

Akihiro Asanuma (Digimon: Data Squad) will be the chief animation director. Ryouka Kinoshita (Little Witch Academia, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) the art director, and Toshiki Amada (Fire Force, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) will be in charge of the art setting

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The latest movie of the franchise is titled Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. It will be a sequel to Digimon Adventure tri, following the movie of the original Digimon Adventure series.

The movie is produced as part of the year-long 20th anniversary of the Digimon franchise. The film is set five years after Digimon Adventure tri, taking place in 2010. With Taichi and his friends reaching adulthood, they are struck with the news that the partnership with their Digimon will soon end, as they are not children anymore.

Meanwhile, a powerful Digimon called Eosmon appears, robbing other DigiDestined of their consciousness, and it’s up to Taichi, Agumon and all their friends to fight together one last time to save the world. This means that the new animated series to air in April may be an alternate universe taking place in 2020.

The original Digimon Adventure is the first season of the anime saga Digimon: Digital Monsters. It aired 54 episodes on Fuji TV in Japan from March 7, 1999, to March 26, 2000. In the United States, it aired on Fox Kids from August 14, 1999, to June 24, 2000.

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