New Digimon Film Set For Nationwide Release In US

Digimon Adventure
(Photo: Eleven Arts / Toei Animation)

Toei Animation and Eleven Arts are bringing DIGIMON back to the states.

The brand new DIGIMON Adventure tri. - Chapter 1: Reunion is not just coming to the states, which is a pretty big deal in itself, but it's also coming to theatres. Eleven Arts and Toei Animation plan a one-night Fathom Events screening in 300+ US movie theaters on September 15, 2016, followed by a traditional multi-city national theatrical release in major cities.

This will mark American audiences first interaction with the series since 2000, and both companies are excited to bring the product over from Japan, where the series has continued to be a dominant presence.

"We are extremely proud to announce our first time partnership with Toei Animation. We have been huge fans of Toei and the Digimon series for years, and are thrilled to participate in the release of this true hallmark of Japanese Anime. We cannot wait to share a theatrical experience that will be sure to satisfy audiences across North America," said Eleven Arts CEO Ko Mori.

Digimon Chapter 1
(Photo: Eleven Arts / Toei)

The story features series protagonist Tai during his high school years, and takes place six years after Tai first crossed over, and though the war came to a final conclusion, it was only a matter of time before the gates to the digital world opened up once more


"We are excited to partner with Eleven Arts to share this exciting title with audiences across the U.S.," said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. "American viewers have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the Digimon saga for nearly sixteen years, and we're delighted to have produced this English language version for theaters, giving it the cinematic treatment our fans deserve."