Rumoured to be a full-length anime series at first, Digimon fans should be excited to hear that the new series, DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI, will become an animated film series produced by Toei Animation instead. As part of the anime franchise’s 15th anniversary (time flies!), the story of Digimon Adventure tri serves as a direct sequel to the original 1999 anime series.
Directed by Keitaro Motonaga, Digimon Adventure tri is set six years after the events of Digimon Adventure. Now a 17-year-old high school student, Taichi and his friends must reunite with their Digimon partners once more in order protect the Digital World from evil.
Luckily for fans, there won’t be just one or two films, but there will be six theatrical films with the first film ‘Reunion’ to be released on November 21, 2015.
With Atsuya Uki as the character designer for the new Digimon series, the clean modernised art style breathes a new era for old-school Digimon fans. However, it’s not all about the new art style that we can’t wait to see more of.
It will be interesting to see what the story of Digimon Adventure tri has in store for the audience. Just based on the latest visual, Reunion looks to focus on a meeting between adolescent Tai and Agumon, and possibly reunions between Tai’s friends and their digimon companions.
Pokemon may have been the popular favourite amongst anime fans in the 90s but Digimon still managed to establish a very large fanbase.
Unlike the Pokemon series, we admire the Digimon franchise for taking this significant step into the future as this will give them the chance to further develop the story and the human characters’ interaction with their digimons.
No announcements have been made for a Western release yet but we can’t help but wonder — will the story have the same impact on its fans like it did fifteen years ago?
Check out the pictures below! Tell us what you think about the revamped art style and the teaser trailer above! (*Comparison photos via moviepilot)