If you watched Digimon Adventure as a child I’m sure you can remember the ever so popular opening theme tune. Well get your nostalgia glasses and Digivices at the ready as Tai, Agumon and the other DigiDestined are returning in a new show.
Digimon Adventure: (this show has a colon in the title to differ itself) will air April 2020 in Japan on Fuji TV’s 9am slot and will no doubt be available in the West later this year.
Lead character Tai, is in the fifth grade and lives in Tokyo which is also set in 2020. This will do doubt play on modern technology which has been the core of how the Digimon storyline works.
The characters all have updated designs and the series of events the DigiDestined meet their Digimon look to be different to the original story at Summer camp. It has not been confirmed yet whether this will be a straight up remake or alternate time line.
Here is the plot synopsis from the Toei Animation website:
Networks are now an integral part of human life.
But humans do not know.
Beyond the network, the infinite world, the digital world, and the Digimon who live there …
A large-scale network failure occurs mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
A flickering signal or a garbled outdoor vision.
News reporting cyber terrorism.
The main character is Taichi Yagami, a fifth grader living in a tower apartment near Tokyo.
He was left alone to prepare for the weekend summer camp, but his mother and sister Hikari (Kari), who had gone to Shibuya, were on a train that was no longer able to stop.
Taichi rushes to Shibuya to help his mother and sister, but the moment he heads to the platform of the station-
A mysterious phenomenon occurs in the “chosen children”, Taichi enters the digital world! The children meet their partner Digimon and confront an unknown “adventure”!”
There will also be another Digimon movie released 21st February in Japan and 25th March in the USA which is a follow-up to the Tri film series and does not relate to this new show. The movie will be called Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. The events of the film will take place five years later as the DigiDestined reach adulthood and learn they will have to part ways with their Digimon. There is also a powerful Digimon called Eosmon who robs other Digidestined of their consciousness. It’s up to Tai and the others to save the world one last time.
It’s important to note from the poster that this movie will see the return of Davis, Yolei, Cody and Ken of Digimon Adventure 02 who were *SPOILER* part of a ploy to lure Tai in the Tri films, but had no voice roles or real screen time. Their Digimon return as well. Stay tuned for any English dub updates.
Here is the teaser trailer for Digimon Adventure: