Japan loves to make live-action adaptations of popular anime and live-action stage plays are becoming more and more prevalent. The next popular anime movie on the list to get a play comes from the newest movies from the ever popular franchise Digimon Adventure Tri. The play, officially titled Digimon Adventure Tri. : The Adventure On August 1, has revealed the story, main cast, new visual and opening date this weekend, and it looks promising.
The new play is being produced by Polygon Magic, and is set to run for 10 performances at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo from August 5-13. Tickets are priced at 7,800 yen and will be going on sale with a lottery system between May 20-28, and general sales tickets will be available on July 2.
According to Polygon Magic, the play will a side story which will be centered on the eight DigiDestined. The story is described below:
The date of August 1 is a special one to Yamato, Taichi, and the other DigiDestined. While Taichi is busy with soccer practices, Hikari suggests that everyone should go camping together on August 1. Everyone eventually agrees to the idea, and the day of the camping trip comes. However, Mimi has accidentally forgotten the camping equipment, so the excursion gets off to a rough start. Everyone starts to think of ways to overcome the situation, when suddenly Taichi smiles and says "this is just like the time we first went to the Digital World!" The feelings of six years ago resurface, and the August 1 camping trip really gets started. However, that camping site has a secret.
The play stars :
- Gaku Matsumoto as Taichi Yagami
- Shōhei Hashimoto as Yamato Ishida
- Kaisei Kamimura as Kōshirō Izumi
- Junya Komatsu as Jō Kido
- Kenta Nomiyama as Takeru Takaishi
Digimon Adventure Tri. is a film series created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Digimon Adventure. There will be a total of six films to release in the series. The first Digimon Adventure tri. feature hit theaters back in November 2015. The second installment was released last March before the third came in September. So far, it looks like two films a year has been the studio's standard, so the sixth film is predicted to debut in early 2018.
Check out the show's first visual and pictures of the stars featured in the show in the gallery below.