This month, anime fans will finally be able to bring home the dubbed release of Digimon Adventure Tri. - but their wallets won't be safe for long. Thanks to Twitter user @WTK, fans have just learned that Shout! Factory plans to bring the second Digimon Adventure Tri. film to Blu-ray & DVD later this year.
Over on Amazon, pre-order pages for Digimon Adventure Tri. Determination have gone up for fans to look over. The second movie is slated to be released on August 15, and the combo package will have both English and Japanese audio included.
So far, there is no word on whether the next Digimon Adventure Tri. film will have a theatrical run in the U.S. Eleven Arts teamed up with Toei Animation to screen a limited run of the first film for American fans. Anime News Network reached out to the animation studio earlier this week to get an update, and Toei simply said there are discussions on-going about a second screening opportunity.
You can read the synopsis for the first Digimon Adventure Tri. film below:
"It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World and nearly three years since the final battle between Hikari's group and BelialVamdemon. And, at some point, while the peaceful days went by, the gate to the Digital World mysteriously closed.
But when a Kuwagamon suddenly appears in Odaiba, its rampage leaves the town in ruins, and the people there in turmoil. Taichi chases after it, in an effort to halt its rampage. But there's nothing he can do against a Kuwagamon. Not by himself.
And that's where a new adventure begins…"
The previous Digimon Adventure Tri. films are currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The site has released each film in four episodic bits. The Digimon Adventure Tri. films were created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Digimon Adventure anime which debut nearly 20 years ago. The original series by Akiyoshi Hongo ran for 54 episodes between 1999-2000 and was a huge success in the United States. The new film series will collect 6 features, and the first Digimon Adventure Tri. film will soon have its English dub released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Digimon Adventure Tri.: Reunion will go on sale May 16th. For more updates on the impending release and a chance to win a free copy for yourself, follow Megan Peters @meganpeterscb for more news!