The latest issue of Newtype has announced that upcoming Digimon Xros Wars: Toki o Kakeru Shōnen Hunter-tachi will feature the return of previous Digimon characters as Digimon Hunters. The first season of Xros Wars was split into two parts, starting in March 2011, with The Evil Death Generals and the Seven Kingdoms (Aku no Desu Jeneraru to Nanatsu no Okoku) serving as the second half. A follow up seventh season (or part three), Hunter Boys Racing Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shonen Hunter-tachi) starting October 2, 2011.
Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Tamers, Gegege no Kitarō) directs the new series.
Among the new castmembers, Marina Inoue will play a mysterious new boy named Tagiru Akashi who will hold the key to the story. Kumiko Watanabe will voice Gumdramon, the main Digimon creature of the third Digimon Xros Wars season. Tetsuya Kakihara and Houko Kuwashima will play the Digimon partner Ryōma Mogami and Ren Tobari, respectively. Megumi Han and Yumi Sudou round out the cast as Airu Suzaki and Mami Kisaki.
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