The reboot of Digimon Adventure hits screens on April 5
Last week saw the first trailer for the new reboot of the Digimon Adventure TV anime series. Amongst all that, Fuji TV, who produces the anime series, released an interview on its Fuji TV View YouTube channel with Ryusei Ikuta, an announcer for the station who will be appearing in Digimon Adventure: has an announcer in the first episode. More footage from the upcoming series was previewed in the interview.
Ikuta discusses how he’s excited for the show as someone who played the game when he was younger, and that his favorite Digimon is Leomon.
Previously released English subbed trailer:
The website for the new TV anime series released a synopsis on its website, which we translated below:
Networks are now an integral part of human life. But humans are unaware that beyond the network an infinite world exists. The digital world. And the creatures called Digimon that live there...
A large-scale network failure occurs in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A flickering signal or garbled screens are prevalent. The news report that it’s cyber terrorism.
The main character is Taichi Yagami, a fifth-grader living in a tower apartment near Tokyo.
He was home alone to prepare for the weekend summer camp. His mother and sister, Hikari, were on their way to Shibuya but got stuck on an affected train with failed breaks. Taichi hurries to Shibuya to help his mother and sister, but the moment he heads to the platform at the station-
A mysterious phenomenon overtakes the “DigiDestined,” transporting Taichi to the digital world! The children meet their partner Digimon and embark on an unknown “adventure!”
Akiyoshi Hongo is credited with the original plan for the series, with Masato Mitsuka (Maho Girls Precure!) helming the series direction. The series will be composed by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokémon XY, Ace Attorney, scripts on Dragon Ball Super) with character designs by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru (original character designer on Digimon Adventure and 02). Akihiro Asanuma (Digimon Frontier, The Kindaichi Case Files Returns) will be the animation director, while Ryoka Kinoshita (Ascendance of a Bookworm) and Toshiki Amada (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Fire Force) will be handling the Art Direction and Art Setting. Toshihiko Sahashi (Reborn!, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) will be conducting the music for the series. Fuji TV, Yomiuri Advertising Agency, and Toei Animation will be producing the series.
The new Digimon series, Digimon Adventure:, starts broadcasting in Japan from April 5. The last film in the old, unbooted universe, Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, will be released in theaters in North American on March 25th. You can read our review of the film here.
Source: Fuji TV View on YouTube
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.