If you're down with Digimon, then it's about digi-time you heard the good news. Toei Animation and Eleven Arts announced they are hosting additional U.S. screenings of Digimon Adventure tri. - Chapter 1: Reunion. So far, the dubbed film will air in 18 theaters starting on September 29.
For those of you unfamiliar with Digimon Adventure tri., then you should know the new series is a direct continuation of the original Digimon anime series. Entitled 'tri.,' the project is comprised of a six-part film series which follows Taichi Yagami years after the Digimon shows ended. The nostalgic throwback had sent fans all over the world into a tizzy, prompting both fans and critics to applaud the recent release.
When you check out the first Digimon Adventure tri. film, you should notice many familiar faces. The series brings back lead characters like Yamato, Sora, Izzy, and others as they reunited with their old Digimon partners. The English dub of the series also has several original voice actors reprising their destined roles.
This isn't the first cinematic exposure Digimon Adventure tri. has gotten in the U.S. since its release. Toei Animation and Eleven Arts first brought the series over on Septemeber 19 for a special screening. More than 400 theaters in the U.S. and Canada aired the much-anticipated revival for fans of all ages.
Fathom Events coordinated the limited showings with just the right amount of enthusiasm. "We are pleased to partner for the first time with Toei Animation and again with Eleven Arts to debut the newest chapter in this highly beloved series to U.S. audiences," said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. "Fathom Events is proud to provide anime fans the very best in entertainment from Japan right at their local movie theater."
If you can't wait to catch all the Digimon Adventure tri. films on the big screen, then fans can keep up with them online. Crunchyroll streams the films online the same day they premiere in Japan, so it currently houses the franchise's first three features. The films are split into subtitled episodes, so fans better be ready to read and read fast if they stream the movies.
There's no word yet on whether Toei Animation or Eleven Arts will bring other dubbed Digimon projects to U.S. theaters. You can check out an official description of the first film below:
"It's been six years since the summer adventure when Tai (now in high school) and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World and nearly three years since frenzied final battles between warring factions. With the gate to the Digital World closed, time continues to pass, until the adventure Digivolves once again."
Digimon Adventure tri. - Chapter 4: Loss will hit Japanese theaters on February 25th. Afterwards, two more films will follow to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure.
[H/T] Anime News Network