Digimon Gets New Anime, 15th Anniversary Blu-Ray Releases

By admin . August 1, 2014 . 9:58am

15 years ago, today on August 1st, eight children left for summer camp and arrived in the Digital World. Today, a Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Event was held in Odaiba with guest stars Kouji Wada, AiM, and voice actresses Chika Sakamoto (Agumon) and Mayumi Yamaguchi (Gabumon), as well as others.


At the event, a number of announcements were made. I will try to cover the major ones below.


All of this information (except for the last announcement below) can be seen on the Digimon 15th Anniversary page. The site also comes in English.


First, a Movie Song Collection CD would be sold with compilations of insert songs from every one of the Digimon movies. Second, Blu-Ray releases of the Digimon Adventure box set as well as a collection of all the movies (from Adventure to Savers) have been announced. The box set will be available in March and will contain the series as well as a new Drama CD.


Third, commemoration Digivices (essentially V-Pets) are up for pre-order. The monsters you can raise include all of the original 8 partners. The Digivices come in Taichi and Yamato coloring.



And finally, a new anime has been announced as well. It will be a direct sequel to Adventure (and consequently Zero Two) and feature Taichi, age 17, in high school. Above is the trailer with English text with the tagline “Now, Again, the adventure evolves.” The anime will premiere Spring of 2015.


As you may have noticed, the event was made very accessible to overseas English-speaking fans. The event had come with an English nicovideo site for livestreaming, annd the trailer as well as the official Anniversary page have English versions.


In addition,  Netflix has released the first three seasons of Digimon. OK, yes, they were up before, but now, the original Japanese vocals are available with English subtitles. Because of the edited format of the English dub, the English subbed version will be listed as a separate entry.

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  • subsamuel01

    Glad their going back to their roots, the original Digimon and cast was by far the best.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Excluding the fact Tai and Matt always had to steal the show in the very last important leg of the adventures (and therefore established that trend with the successors of every season), I agree. The first eight children had a lot going on with their lives.

      • Mnoz

        Data Squad took that to the extreme with only one guy having all the fun for himself.

      • If you think about it, they would’ve gone nowhere without Izzy, lol. They would’ve all been doomed.

        Really, I think TK stole the show, haha.

        • AuraGuyChris

          TK was just overly lucky the majority of the villains were weak against darkness and he only possessed the perfect counter.

          • True, true that. Adventure was very much a “Evil Digimon = Dark Digimon” series.

            …Still, though, within that series… ;D

            But you’re right. There was a fairly uneven split of who got screentime. I’m just glad they all got development, though, unlike *cough*season2and5*cough*.

  • So you know, the subbed versions of Digimon have been up on Netflix in the first place! Been months now, but I digress.

    I’m super interested in what this new series will bring! It does feel like they’re trying to push it to be more accessible towards English viewers, maybe with the realization that the biggest fans of it are old enough to know that this was coming out at all, before western mediums could get it. Maybe they’ll be pushing for a worldwide release?

  • maddeath

    there were only seven children at that summer camp. the eighth was at home.

    • True. Though she did get her digivice that day, too.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    Really hoping this means Digitize will get a localization, too.


    • Renaldi Saputra

      all-star rumble is being brought exclusively to US & EU
      there’s a new hope for digimon games

  • Land of Green Pasture

    I’m feeling really old now…

  • Pedro Tavares

    Dem feelings!

  • Tienron


    • AuraGuyChris

      Aaaaaaaaaand just because of this, I prefer the Spanish/Mexican opening songs, which make no effort in translating the English opening and goes with another tune.

      • Lastlight

        The English opening is bad ass tho :(

        • AuraGuyChris

          To me, it sounds a bit too much on the rock side, unlike how the Opening I got to hear.


          You be the judge.

          • Lastlight

            Ummmm….let’s just say to each his own

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I really like the latin version of butter-fly, it’s the second best, Cesar Franco FTW

          • JMTHEFOX

            Finally, a Siliconera user who is a fan of Cesar Franco. His duet of Sola Nunca Estras with Anghelo Lopez was awesome sauce and their covers of Dragon Soul are amazing.

        • Spirit Macardi

          It’s so unashamedly cheezy that it ends up being completely awesome x3

      • machomuu

        Well, I see it similarly to pretty much any English dub with a catchy theme. Butterfly, the Japanese theme and the song that the Latino version translates, is fantastic. At the same time, the English theme, apart from being nostalgic, is catchy and fun (and filled with cheese). I don’t really prefer one over the other because they’re both good (or at least effective) themes, albeit for different reasons.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        german version is also good, though

      • Tienron

        aaaaaaaaand because of that i prefer the English one because it was different and everyone i know still love it even though they have heard the japanese one.

    • zuuum

      To be honest the english song isn’t that bad. I do get a “digital feel” while listening to it. But guys listen to one of the fan made English Butterfly versions! The first two that pop up on youtube are amazing!

      Just to get (maybe) an answer to why so many people don’t like the official english opening.

    • Unlimax

      The Arabian version was awesome too :]
      Digimon was and is super popular in the middle east back then
      Edit : darn you video owner for not sharing it >_>

      And speaking of Digimon ..
      i did a cross-over for Digimon tamers and Devil Survivor 2 op :P

      • Tienron

        wow that sounds really good!!!

  • Aemette

    All these new announcements this week have been awesome! I never imagined they’d do anything of this caliber for their 15th anniversary. I’m excited to see what shenanigans Tai gets into in high school~

    • Renaldi Saputra

      1. new Cyber Sleuth trailer
      2. new anime series
      3. blu-ray digimon adv release
      4. special Drama CD release
      5. digimon all-star rumble for ps3 & xbox 360 to US & EU
      6. SHF Alphamon with Ouryuuken

      today is an exclusive digimon day

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        Woah, that #6 bullet. I must have that *__*

        I should grab Omegamon while I’m at it too.

        • Renaldi Saputra
          • MrSirFeatherFang

            WTF, these look amazing!! Amazingly expensive D:

            I think you already know though, I really liked Dianamon’s design.

          • AuraGuyChris

            They’re so amazing that your wallets will cry amazing tears.

          • Revorse

            Goddamn! That Omnimon is amazing.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    honestly I was hoping more for a whole new season, not adventure series sequel/interquel/spin-off

    didn’t really like adv especially adv 02

    but, well. whatever, I’ll keep an eye for it

    • It probably would be a better work as a whole new season, but I won’t deny that this really hit my nostalgia and Digimon luv in the guts. Super effective. x4 damage.

      I can only hope it will … well, have some heart in it rather than a rehash / series for the sake of nostalgia, like the PSP game Adventure.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        the nostalgia is so strong indeed with this one, but I doubt the real quality will be that good. It’s just like pokemon the origin more or less

        anw the concept of digimon in digimon adventure was somehow dull, unlike Tamers or maybe Savers

  • Randy Marsh

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for 13 years for them to continue the Adventure storyline. Hopefully this will be better than the mediocrity that was Digimon Xros Wars.

    • Just Tim

      Like I said in another topic, Japan dismissed XROS Wars as a mecha show under the Digimon name.

      • Spirit Macardi

        And Frontier was just Sentai with Digimon.

        Honestly that’s part of the appeal of Digimon to me: Each series offers something different.

        • Just Tim

          TV Tropes even lists Digimon Adventure under the article “First Installment Wins”.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        digimon had aready been mecha since 1997 to be exact, but xros wars is too much

        • Just Tim

          Hm, that’s the first time I heard of it.

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        Adventure: Digimon Classic
        Adventure 02: Digimon meets Mega Man
        Tamers: Digimon meets Evangelion
        Frontier: Digimon meets Power Rangers
        Savers (first half): Digimon meets Men in Black
        Savers (second half): Digimon meets Gurren Lagann
        Xros Wars: Digimon meets Voltron
        Hunters: Huh? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Nope. Never heard of it.

  • AlteisenX

    The chances of us getting one of the rpgs might’ve gone up a little bit with this. Hopefully the rumble game sells well enough to guarantee it. (Translation costs, yo!)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, the trailer that Bamco Europe uploaded on youtube yesterday had got more than 100k views, there must be much hype

  • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

    Wait does this mean I can have a Wizardmon digivice or is something else?!
    (Still I won’t be able to have one ;_; )

    • “As you play the game, they will join you as partner Digimon.”

      Actually, I remember seeing Tailmon/Gatomon on the list of partners. She seemed to be a special case because Plotmon/Salamon wasn’t available, yet her Tailmon form was.

      I guess a similar situation can be said for Wizermon?

  • Spirit Macardi

    How the heck are they going to continue on from 02 unless they retcon the ending?

    … Come to think of it, go ahead and do just that. That ending and the “fight” with Myotismon need to be forgotten.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      that’s why I would prefer a whole new season than just adventure sequel/interquel/spin-offs

      I’m afraid the storyline will be kinda disrupted, as what they done with 02

      and I don’t demand much romance (also that NTR) on it

      but, that’s not helped
      most of ppl got hyped coz the very first season was the most popular

      • Just Tim


        Also, Koushiro/Mimi forever!

    • J_Joestar

      Never Forget.

      • AuraGuyChris

        And Space Dandy made a whole episode about it…

      • Renaldi Saputra


        • His dream of being the world’s best ramen stand and even got on … Time? magazine for it??

    • Actually, I heard that the ending for 02 was something the creators had come up for before the end of Adventure. That back when Zero Two wasn’t even in the works, this was what they had decided. But then, they decided on a sequel Season 2, so they tacked on the epilogue after adjusting it a bit, to the end of Zero Two.

      Not that I support every job the children have, or that the pairings are perfect or whatever, but that was what I heard from a credible source.

      …Just don’t ask me what the source is because I can’t remember anymore ><

      • Spirit Macardi

        still, no excuse for having Myotismon explode from childen talking about their dream jobs.

        • …That wasn’t part of the epilogue, lol. By epilogue I just meant the “after we grew up” stuff.

          All of THAT with Myotismon … uhm… Yeah, Zero Two shenanigans.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        from what I remembered, when 02 still being made, the staffs were having problems and they were disrupted. One tended to make darker story and one tended to make a heartwarming one, but they didn’t match each others and such things happened. I remember Chiaki Konaka quit the project and was later given by TOEI a whole new series, and that was Digimon Tamers

        • If I remember right, there were two directors and like, 8 or so writers. It was the classic example of “too many chefs in the kitchen.”

          • Renaldi Saputra

            and that’s why it was broken, the ending was also somehow being forced, that’s why I hate 02’s plot
            plotholes everywhere

          • I liked it as a kid because I didn’t see most of the plot holes, but even I detected some of the big ones.

            I can’t even watch it properly now…

            Though really, for me it’s not so much the plot holes so much as the lack of character growth (except Ken). Either way, though, can’t really bring myself to sit through it all minus a few key eps.

          • Christopher Nunes

            I still remember that Dark Ocean one… I was asking myself did I miss an episode where MarineDevimon appeared and was defeated or something? Only to learn that they didn’t do it… such a shame.

            Think they’ll use him in the new series then? 15 years late on it, but hey, finally close the Dark Ocean story with a proper ending.

          • That is a point. This could be an opportunity for them to … tweak, if not fix, some of the stuff they messed up on in Zero Two.

        • Rayhan PromisedGallery
          • Renaldi Saputra

            That’s Dagomon indeed

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      Random kid: I want to be an artist
      Myotismon: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! *Explodes*

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      I think the Imperialdramon Paladdin Mode movie was a better ending

    • Steven Higgins

      Well, it happens between the Final Fight and the Epilogue so I don’t see the need for a retcon. Takeru could have simply not wrote about that one.

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        Takeru: Man, I was so drunk. The children killing Myotismon?

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        i’m kind of afraid that the human world will turn into like pokemon’s…
        I mean everyone having Digimon… really? even criminals?

        • Steven Higgins

          Heh, if Data Squad took place in the same universe as Adventure, they could’ve used that to explain the need for DATS.

    • Ridho Siregar

      hell yes, a retcon. Nice for Tai-Sora shippers.

      • ShindoW

        You will be disappointed, unless there’s a new writer.

        I want it as much as you do, though. :p

    • Just Tim

      03 must be in between 02 distant finale and the MaloMyotismon fight.

  • raygunner659

    Spring of 2015? Noooo! I’m pretty sure I just nostalgia evolved into Nostalgia Mode.

  • British_Otaku

    Pretty cool, I’ve been sitting on joining the Digimon craze since I was in primary school but been curious since I saw how Re:Digitize Decode looked and heard about Digimon Tamers (one of my favourite writers was on that project).

    I might start with these Bluray sets and if I’m this interested. I can only imagine how hyped a Digimon fan must feel after the PS3/360 announcement and then having this.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Too much… Digimon in one week… Heart can’t take it…

    • I’ve spent the entire day hyperventilating.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Who’s your favorite Digimon? Mine’s Dorumon, which he starred in an anime as a main character, but Agumon, Veemon, and Guilmon are also my favorites.

  • Souffrir

    Now announce a localization of Digimon Adventure (PSP), Digimon World: Re:Digitize Decode, and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Bamco. DOOOOO EEEEEET.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      we have to support all-star rumble first, if it does well, Bamco’s faith in digimon marketing will be restored just like years ago

      • Souffrir

        But I don’t want All-Star Rumble.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          if you don’t want, you can still support by spreading the news to your friends who like digimon. Who knows there are some that liked rumble arena series or get hyped for that game. You don’t have to insult or suing Bamco for all-star rumble

          this is the only hope for us for seeing further digimon games being localized such as re:digitize decode and cyber sleuth

        • I read it’s highly likely they’re using it as a gauge of interest in the west, so…

          • Souffrir

            I’m sure it is, and it doesn’t sound all that bad, but I don’t play online multiplayer games, and it doesn’t sound like the kind of game my friends would be into.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    oh btw
    SPOILER for the new series: Leomon dies

    • AuraGuyChris

      If you’re a lion in this series, you WILL die. Good thing no one in the anime series took any of their deaths so badly that the two worlds were going to suffer!


      • Renaldi Saputra

        TOEI hates lion

        • They love him so much, they just want him to suffer.

          …Toei is a yandere?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I also forgot angemon
            Leomon always die
            Angemon always got bad luck (sometimes die)

          • Just Tim

            Adventure Angemon is considered “broken”, to the point he one-hit killed Phantomon during the Vamdemon/Myostismon arc, let alone episode 52.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but angemon aways got the bad luck

          • Just Tim

            I kinda get why Adventure Angemon gets hit by the nerf stick a lot.

    • Nightmesh

      To this day Leomon’s death in Tamers is gets me as upset as when I was a child. I fucking loved that lion!

  • ARMs7777

    Amazing. Never though they would continue the adventure series. I hope the new series is at least as good as the first 3 seasons. Season 5 was ok but I didn’t like 4 and 6 very much.

  • Momo

    The digivices i needs it please!!!!

  • Callonia

    And here, I wrote digimon off as dead series few years ago. Its nice to be wrong. Wargreymon > all others.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Alphamon FTW

      • …I just like humble lil Seadramon…

        • Guardian Byakko

          Seraphimon and heaven’s fury or flamedramon and “Fire Rocket”? Hopefully both make it back 2015 along with Angewoman

      • Callonia

        Nope WARGREYMON! It even have an ballerina drill fire attack if I remember correctly from 15 yrs ago xD

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Alphamon had 2 big swords, and can summon digimon spirits from another dimension, called Digitalize of Soul
          Wargreymon exactly loses

          • Primordial Dragon

            Isn’t Alphamon the leader of some of the strongest Digimons?

          • Couldn’t Alphamon stop time and … basically repeat the same instance of time over and over again so it’s like 20 attacks at once?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            yes, with its Alpha In-Force ability

      • Christopher Nunes

        Alphamon is awesome! But why have one favorite Mega? WarGreymon, WarGreymon X, Alphamon, Omnimon, Omnimon X, Gallantmon, Gallantmon X, MetalGarurumon, MetalGarurumon X… too many to count!

        • Renaldi Saputra

          metalgarurumon x is probably my most favorite X-Antibody digimon
          damn super robot

    • Just Tim

      Agumon is indeed the franchise mascot, while only HolyAngemon outdoes WarGreymon.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I think no, HolyAngemon can beat Piemon just bcoz light vs dark

        • Just Tim

          The original writers must had intended him to be overpowered, to the point the only way they’ll balance HolyAngemon is through less appearance.

    • ShadowDivz

      I loved Agumon and Wargreymon will always have special place in my heart.

      But Veemon will always be my number one.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I loved Wargreymon, but even limited to Adventure, I can’t give him that. I don’t care if he died, man, Leomon will always be my favorite from Adventure.

      Past that though, Beelzemon >>>

  • Guardian Byakko

    I love the idea of a new sequel to Adventure, but what should I do about my fanfic I was going to type involving tai at age 17?

    • Keep writing it. Since when has canon stopped fandom?

      • Guardian Byakko

        Guess you have a point thanks:)

  • Kufuu

    I’m so happy I’m dying

  • Stephen

    Uh… Netflix has had the original Japanese version with English subs, ever since they released the dubbed version. The only thing that’s changed is they added both the Tamers sub and dub recently-ish/

    • It wasn’t there since they released the dubbed version (because I remember looking), but I will admit that the Netflix news is probably old.

      …Sorry. Got excited ._.

      • Stephen

        Understandably though. New Digimon to cheer about!

        I just remember watching those Adventure subs when they first came out on Netflix. Jeez they were terrible. At least they are now passable, even if they are indecisive about terminology. >_>

        • I’ve heard rumors (just that, mind you) that Netflix is using these subs to judge the interest of subbed anime in the future. Competing with Crunchyroll and all that. I also heard that Netflix did the subs themselves. The poor guys probably never saw an ep of Digimon in their life. I hope they enjoyed it while subbing it, at least, lol.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’m so happy

    • AuraGuyChris

      That black cat is the cause of his shock, right?

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        no. its because of his mom cooking

        • Gemlit

          I thought it was because that that anime took place in 1999 and now Taichi is 17 when he should really be 22 or 23. Of course, that would be assuming Taichi was 8 years old at that time.

          Or was he 13 when Digimon Adventures happened. So then he would be 28?!!

          • Ridho Siregar

            Taichi was 10 in Adventure. That’s in the original japanese version.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            correction: he’s 11

          • Ridho Siregar


          • shafiq95

            They meant 15 years in our time.As in 15 years since the anime released. Since he’s 17 now, the anime will take place in 2006

  • Renaldi Saputra

    for those who missed the 15th anniversary event

    • You are my hero.

      • Renaldi Saputra


    • Just Tim

      Ayumi Miyazaki opened the show and that made staying up at 2:30 AM well worth it.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Wonder if there will be more Blu-Ray releases for the other series and if we will be getting any of that.

  • Suzaku

    Oh, the nostalgia’s firing on all cylinders now.

  • Aaron K Stone

    Damn I remember watching adventure when it came out. It was much more interesting than Pokemon.

  • Steven Higgins

    7. Seven kids left summer camp. Kari was sick and couldn’t go.

    Also, “For all the Digi Destined it the word” and the trailer is in English? they used the English terminology! That means its coming here? Guaranteed!? Like it’ll stream worldwide or something?!!

    And I know it only mentions Taichi, but I hope the other’s appear and ALL of the Digi’s go to Mega like they did in the PSP game. Maybe even somehow make it so that they don’t need to Jogress to get to Ultimate or Mega so Wormmon can finally get a true ultimate as well as a Mega like all the others

    I looked up the Digivice. They really can’t make up their minds about Gatomans Mega, can they? In the first Adventure 02 movie it was Magnadramon. Then in the PsP game it was Ophanimon. Now in the Digivice it’s Magnadramon again? WHICH ONE IS ADVENTURE’S CANON!?

    I really hope they make those available in the US, but if not, at least we get the anime.

    • Sorry, my mistake (again). I had originally written “Chosen Children” but then changed it to try to make it more vague. Unfortunately, I then just slammed on “8” ._. But yes, you are correct. 7 first, 1 later. Still, Hikari is part of the CCs, so I hope to count her in it, though she went later.

    • ShindoW

      I would count the PSP game as an alternate retelling, so Magnadramon would be canon. :3

      • Renaldi Saputra

        The PSP one had Ophanimon, not Holydramon

        • ShindoW

          That was my point…. :/

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      is the adventure 02 movie even canon?

      • Steven Higgins

        The movies do seem to be canon. The first and second one where.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    Damn… This article sucker-punched me right in the nostalgia…

  • I do pray that we get that blu ray box set here in the US I will buy it no questions asked.

  • Hiro

    Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow. Goosebumps all over watching the teaser.

    I wouldn’t really care for a new Digimon series (haven’t been keeping up since Frontier), but a new series about Taichi and the gang, all grown up with their original Digis, probably with new songs from Wada Kouji and Maeda Ai? Sign me up, ****ing hyped!

    (Although I know Sora somehow married Yamato and Hikari has a child with an unknown father, please have some Taiora and Takari action. Please. Signed, ex-avid shipper)

    • Just Tim

      Keep NTR (cuckold fetish) exclusive to porn and Arthurian Legends!

      That suggestion will only be killing off Takeru/Hikari!

      I hope Ayumi Miyazaki is a guaranteed lock for the in-show songs.

      • Hiro

        Whoa, hold up, I didn’t mean that kind of action lol! I’m just asking for some romantic interaction, the sweet and innocent kind.

        • Just Tim

          Then root for Koushiro/Mimi to be canon.

    • I really want new AiM/Ai Maeda music. x’D

    • Ridho Siregar

      voted for Taiora. just hoping the ending to be retconned.

      • ShindoW

        The epilogue was planned since halfway through season 1, before 02 existed… not gonna get retconned.

    • C_Diamond

      Not into shipping but the epilogue of s02 seems canon.
      Saw this in another topic:
      So yamato and sora as a married couple is legit.

      There was never a tai x sora because friendzone.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the main problem is Arisawa Takanori had passed away years ago
      he’s the only masterpiece of digimon music all this time

  • Blesmi

    That new trailer made me cry :’)

    • ShadowDivz

      Thank god im not the only one, i was feeling self conscious about my man hood.

  • sd28

    honestly im rather meh about this i would rather have a sequel to either tamers or savers or a prequel to frontier . or even a anime version of the v tamers manga

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, Tamers and Savers will be ruined more if they have sequel

  • I am so excited to hear that the sub is available! I love the dub really, and it’s cool that they still kept parts of the Japanese culture instead of trying to completely whitewash it, but it’s cool to see it accessible as it was. (And a good way to introduce children to other cultures and languages~.)

    A little disappointed that the new anime is a sequel, but I’ll give it a chance. Overall, I’ve liked the Digimon anime and the only one I actually disliked was Xros Wars.

    I also hope we get the BluRay collection here~.

    • Spirit Macardi

      I’m surprised you didn’t like Xros Wars, considering the third part had a ton of references to a certain game series, down to Gumdramon sharing a voice with the main character of said series x3

      • I just couldn’t get through the writing and designs, especially early on. Maybe I’ll try again and just skip the first half.

  • AzuNo17

    Proxy shopping what’s the most user friendly one for ordering from p bandai? Preordering that is. I need those digivice!

    • I recommend YokattaWeb.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    that video…holy- I cried… I can’t believe that i cried.
    the weird kid who always liked digimon more than pokemon seems to still be here

    • ShadowDivz

      Don’t worry, adulthood will be sure to murder him with responsibility.
      next stop, paying bills!

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        i already pay bills…and live alone and have many responsabilities of the adulthood. and that damn kid is still here

        • ShadowDivz

          He’s immortal.

  • ShadowDivz

    I’m glad im not the only person who cried here.
    I don’t man, just the music and seeing the first generation of digimon… it hit square in the emotinal nads.

    …Fuck, im still crying.
    Where did the time go? Where is that innocent little lad i used to be?
    What happened to the sense of wonder?
    *takes a drink of alcohol*

  • Learii

    they should make the first gen digimon 2

  • Yaggyu

    Oh the memories

  • Dark Ocean arc please.

    It’s always bothered they dropped the entire plotline.

    Actually, I hope they retcon everything post Kaiser arc if they follow 02. I genuinely liked the Kaiser arc but everything after was incredibly wasted potential.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      Easy why. Konaka was the one who wrote that episode and he didn’t work in anything else until Tamers

      • He did do the Demon Corps eps. …Though those went nowhere, too.

        • Ditto. Those group of evil Digimon just came out nowhere, let alone their still untouched origin or background. And why does their leader, Daemon desire Ken’s Dark Seed? Does it have to do something with Milleniumon?

          • Presumably, for a very good reason. … … … that we will never find out about ._.;

            I’m going to assume it has nothing to do with Millie because everything that has to do with Millie is never mentioned in any anime, even in the events that actually DO have to do with Millie :|

          • I mentioned that because of the Wonderswan Digimon Adventure games which has ties to the anime as well with the mentioned evil Digimon as its Main Antagonist. Plus, I believe he made a brief appearance in a flashback in an episode from 02, along with Ryou Akiyama, the protagonist of the Wonderswan Digimon Adventure games as well as part of the cast of Digimon Tamers.

          • That was also what I meant, though. The opportunity to link events in the anime back to Millie was handed to the creators on a silver platter not only in 02, but also in Tamers, and they didn’t take it. It seems like they’re determined to leave things separate with minimal connections (as an encouragement to play the games).

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Konaka quit the project and was later given by TOEI a whole new series to be handled fully and that’s digimon Tamers

  • Ridho Siregar

    WHHOOAAAHH!! WHHOOOAAAHH!! (out of words)


    Ehm.. ‘rite. Okay. So… maan, after I’ve lost faith in Digimon, with Xros Wars kinda like trying so hard to steal Pokemon and Animal Kaiser fans (you know, those Digimon Hunters concept and all) (sorry, Xros Wars fans). Now I finally got my hopes high up again.

    And I wasn’t even expecting THIS! ADVENTURE!! TAICHI!!! This announcement really got me for sure.

  • James Reilly

    Leomon is gonna get killed off.

    • Leomon was already killed off for this series.

      • Who knows? He could get revived again at the start, only to killed off again. Ah, such is the sad fate of the Leomons no matter which anime season they are on…

        But I do hope Myotismon stays dead for good.

        • ShindoW

          It’s a new Digimon season. One Leomon always dies. Doesn’t have to be the same one. ;)

      • Anime10121

        Digimon also get reborn in this series ;)

        • Rayhan PromisedGallery

          except Wizardmon lolz

  • Snorlaxation

    Something in my eye, hold on…

    Wow, so many memories. I only ever saw Season 1 (my first anime ever), season 2, season 3, and then 4. All very good. After that…. not sure. But I did see a little of whatever season it was (5?) that had Sora’s (Digimon) voice actress, and Axel’s (kingdom Hearts) voice actor.

    After that…no.

    But I would love to see this cast again. kinda Hated the epilogue of S2, but now we’ll see what this does for us.
    I’m so happy.

  • Going back to old school, with a new groove. Sweet~!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Legit tears watching that trailer.

    I haven’t kept up with Digimon since Frontier, but that hit me like a bag of bricks. Nostalgia is a powerful, powerful thing.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Yes. Yes it is.

      Though let me be the one to tell you Digimon Xros Wars was badass. At least in the Japanese dub.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I tried the first few episodes, but it didn’t really grab me. I’ll probably give it another shot someday.

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          Very soon you may not get the chance ever again…


          Get a load of this…

          I think this shows a big disconnect with the world outside of Japan going on…

          • xfullmetal17

            I believe they’re going after the websites that physically host the content there. While I don’t agree with it, that’s why a lot of sites say explicitly “we don’t host the material here”
            Now, that doesn’t mean they can’t ask for the links to be removed, of course…

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            True as that is… The problem is a lot of those sites host links to anime and manga that are well over 30-40 years old from back in the 70s and 80s. Getting rid of those links, and if they went after them, the websites who host them, they would essentially be destroying a lot of their cultural heritage.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Funnily enough, the show’s available officially through CR, so that doesn’t really change anything for me, since their cracking down on piracy won’t affect the show.

      • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

        I watched the Japan version it sucked it was worse then Adventure 02. Annoying characters with no depth bad designs that looked like giant action figures. The worst part completely dumping your evolution and power scale. god that bothered the hell out of me.

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          Bad designs? Dude. I hope you don’t mean Shoutmon, Ballistamon or Cutemon.

          As for the human characters (if you mean them): they’re supposed to look like normal, average kids, what more do you want?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            The human characters were rather bland and shallowed except Taiki

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Okay, that one I say rings massively true.

          • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

            Those were fine but I hated the mecha designs for the fusions they were just Omegamon but with a bunch of power rangers junk strap to him. Oh and I could not stand the redesign they gave Greymon and Metal Greymon. Savers did the right thing when they wanted to whore out Agumon again they gave him a different digivolution line. Again that whole ignoring what was previously established in past series is a major issue I have with this show.

      • The first part of Xross Wars was okay at least.

        But the second part is quite frankly the lamest and most boring season in the entire series.

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          I don’t think I ever got that far…How bad are we talking?

          • Just think an entire season of nothing but monsters of the week. A main plot that’s almost non-existent.

  • Sentinel

    Quite the nostalgia bomb there. I’ll be curious to see how it turns out.

    Personally speaking, I would have liked a Tamers sequel more. That’s my favorite season of the bunch.

    Seeing Tai come back though has me a tiny bit worried in this gets an English dub, since Joshua Seth retired some time ago.

    • …Puberty? ^^; That’s a good a reason as any for a voice change…?

      • Sentinel

        I guess so. I guess I’ll just miss it a bit since I think he was a perfect fit for Tai.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Tamers had ended perfectly, it doesn’t need any sequel. The last sequel written by Konaka was on the CD Drama Message in the Pakcet and was continued into Digimon Original Story Special With~ 1-4 on the Tamers section

      anw there’s a fanart of their adulthood

      • Sentinel

        That’s pretty cool.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          well, don’t get me wrong
          I loved Tamers the most, I don’t need any sequel bcos it can be ruined after the masterpiece short light novel + 51 episodes + Drama CD

          • Sentinel

            No problem. I actually never heard of a drama CD. Was it anything good or nothing special?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            instead, the Drama CD of Tamers was very satisfying for me. A lot of character moments, and things got explained after (especially the small gate in guilmon’s house)
            after all I got cried and smiled listening into it + reading the translation.
            it took place 1 year after the D-Reaper incident, takato and others were in 6th grade

    • Steven Higgins

      He did say he’d be open to reprising his role for the finale of Hunters though so maybe there’s hope.

      • Sentinel

        Is that a fact. Interesting.

  • *slow inhaling, following by shrill fan-girly squee*

    New digimon series! ♥

    Oh, I’m so happy! With any luck, it’ll be pretty good. Hopefully better than 02.

  • WhyWai

    Wow, they are really committed for this anniversary event. I hope they keep thing simple just like original adventure. Those fusion, armor stuff are too flamboyant for my taste..

    • Shin

      Things start to get really stale for me when the armor evolution came out :(

  • C_Diamond

    I hope to see some new awesome evolutions.


  • Hinataharem

    Hey Digimon, hey Digimon

  • Captain Levi

    – I’m going digital
    – Completely digital
    – Now I’m invincible
    – Let’s all get digital ~

  • KoRLumen

    That whistle :’D

  • Pandafilando

    thank God Tai is gonna be the lead, davis/daisuke was an awful character and leader, i think digimon 02 was nothing but WORFING of the first season characters for no good reason, just like .hack//Dusk.

    • Just Tim

      I actually warmed up to Daisuke, to the point he outgrew his Taichi clone origins.

    • *mumbles*
      And 02 also ruined my OTP…

  • CheeseCake

    Better get started on rewatching the first two seasons,
    I have literally forgotten the entire story. All I seem to remember is the Digivolutions.

  • MistahBlob

    As long as the humans stay as humans and NOT transform into Digimon themselves.. then I’m ok with it.

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    Yes! Yes! Yes! my second favorite season is coming back. I’m mostly a tamers fan but I have felt the original cast and characters had a lot of potential. Oh and please for the love of god retcon that stupid stupid fucking 02 ending. I don’t want this to be a prequel to how Yamato went up to Mars.

  • E15

    This is AWESOME NEWS..!!

    I hope this answers a question that’s been bugging me for years.
    Who’d Tai end up with?
    As a kid I thought it go along the lines with Sora but I/we know that didn’t happen. So im hoping a new batch of characters will be introduced for this and of course some awesome (new) Digimon.

  • MiniTaurus

    I expecting another great ost for this series TT.TT
    The opening, ending, evolution, insert, and character theme songs always gives me positive energy TT.TT

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I don’t know, since I don’t think another composer can do as great as the late Arisawa Takanori, also fit the theme of digimon adventure series


    • Just Tim

      I’ll call it right now: brave heart will come back.

  • Just Tim

    @terracannon876:disqus @disqus_ysb3z2yVck:disqus @LynxAmali:disqus @renaldisaputra:disqus @Amaterasu4:disqus

    I have an idea for the arc sets.

    KingEtemon Arc
    –Use the Crest and Digi-Egg of Kindness as a plot point already, Toei!
    –How about Wormmon, Armor Evolving to Bucchiemon then Super Evolving?

    Dark Ocean/Dagomon arc
    –It needs closure.

    Dark Spore Children arc
    –Never mind; VenomMyotismon already harvested them.

    Seven Deadly Sins arc
    –Introduce the Mega Digimon from the Digimon Adventure Anniversary PSP game.
    –Introduce new/alternate/canon non-Joint Progess EVO lines for the 02 quartet.
    –The following are color-coded for convenience unless elaborated otherwise.
    **Taichi and Daisuke vs Daemon (Orange)
    **Yamato/Sora and Takeru/Hikari vs Leviamon and Lucemon
    **Joe and Iori vs Belphemon (Reliability vs Sloth)
    **Ken and Miyako vs Beelzemon
    **Koushiro and Mimi vs Barbamon and Lilithmon (Purple and Green, respectively)

    Millenniummon Arc
    –Bring Ryo Akiyama into the Adventure show canon as a multiverse character, before he gets sent off to the Tamersverse permanently.
    –One last meeting between Ken and Ryo

    Character development:
    –Takeru and Hikari as an official couple
    –Koushiro and Mimi as an official couple
    –Seriously, how about some legitimate build-up how Yamato became an astronaut and how the rest of the Digidestined, having the day jobs they have, as shown in the distant finale!?

    I am on record to say I encourage Toei Animation to use these suggestions.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I doubt, it will make things become just more confused and convoluted

      • Just Tim

        Even then, 02 opened up plot holes and aborted arcs, to the point I suggested those.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          but there are too much arc(s), it will be rather convoluted

          even Tamers, Frontier, Savers, and Xros wars don’t have that much of arc(s)

          one of the reason why 02 was a failure is also bcos too much arc(s)

          • Just Tim

            I see; I just don’t want Adventure 03 get turned into another DBZ, complete with its own version of Namek.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            from what I’ve seen until now TOEI doesn’t have ability to make a good sequel. I mean from adv to adv 02, and so on…
            just look at their failure sequel of some series:
            Dragon Ball GT
            Digimon Xros Wars: Toki wo Kakeru Shounen Hunter-tachi
            and also that Digimon Adventure 02
            I don’t know the rest

            but that proves TOEI can’t make good sequel, just like Sunrise more or less

          • Just Tim

            As long as different writers work together to bridge in between arcs, at least they shall collectively avoid what happened in 02.

            For starters, let Chiaki Konaka handle the Dark Ocean arc, then he collaborates with the next head writer for the Seven Deadly Sins arc. To elaborate, Daemon emerged from the Dark Ocean, while he (Creepymon for the Digital Data Squad viewers) is also one of the Seven Great Demon Lords.


          • Renaldi Saputra

            I think Konaka won’t be involved into Dark Ocean anymore, coz he was back then overwhelmed.

            you can’t mix’em all, it would be much worsen and convoluted. Digimon is better handled by one scriptwriter

          • Just Tim

            As long as Konaka helps out with the Dark Ocean arc and gets to implement it his way, I’m all for it.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            also I heard nowadays Konaka don’t do anime script writing anymore (??)

          • Just Tim

            How about a consultant position?

          • Renaldi Saputra


    • Rai Go

      for the demon lords arc it would make more sense if:
      Daemon vs Seraphimon
      Lilithmon vs Ophanimon
      Leviamon vs Plesiomon/Vikemon (Fight in the water)

      and also hoping for
      Olympus XII arc
      Gankoomon/RK arc

      hope that the series last for like 60 to 80+ or 100+ episodes
      make it happen @Toei Animation :))

      • Renaldi Saputra

        100++ episodes? well it will be convoluted and very bad
        digimon only suits for 50 episodes or 4 cour
        100++ episodes will make it just like pokemon anime

        • Rai Go

          100+ episodes for more story arcs and story development like other anime (One Piece, Naruto HxH)

          • Renaldi Saputra

            nope, it’s too long and convoluted for digimon series. And digimon is different comparing to the long running series like One Piece Naruto HXH and so on

        • Rai Go

          because 50+ episode would make it very short and there are a lot of potential story arc’s they can make, there’s the demon lord, royal knights, olympus XII, etc..

          • Renaldi Saputra

            short? nope, it’s a balanced number of episodes
            Xros Wars Hunter was 25 episodes and that was TOO short. Making it 100++ episodes also will contains FILLERS and FILLERS

            digimon anime doesn’t usually have fillers (maybe 2-4 episodes), except adv 02 which contains plotholes bcos of that filler

      • Just Tim

        I’m talking about the “Virtues Versus Vices” aspect, as part of a major character development of the original cast to adulthood. Since the partner Digimon are seen as extensions of the DigiDestined themselves…

        5 each of the Crests and the Code Keys share the same color codes.

        Knowledge (Wisdom) and Sincerity (Purity) vs Greed and Lust
        –Wisdom is something you share throughout life, while Greed prevents that from happening.
        –Sincerity (Purity) does not involve Lust, while Lust is a form of corruption.
        –Knowledge and Greed are color-coded together as purple.
        –Sincerity and Lust are color-coded together as green.

        Friendship and Love vs Envy and Pride
        –Envy prevents many a Friendship from happening, while Pride is an aspect where Love is seen as “weak”.
        –Both Friendship and Envy are color-coded together as blue.
        –Both Love and Pride are color-coded together as red.
        –I purposely threw in Takeru and Hikari in that fight, just to see Seraphimon and Ophanimon vs Lucemon.

        Courage vs Wrath
        –Courage requires a clear mind, while Wrath lacks it.
        –Both Courage and Wrath are color-coded together as orange.

        Reliability vs Sloth
        –How can anyone be seen as reliable if that person is lazy?

        Kindness vs Gluttony
        –Gluttony prevents Kindness through charity.
        –A lot of Ken Ichijouji fans are already tired of their boy, being ranked under Daisuke.

        • James Todd

          what about light and hope?

          • Just Tim

            Crests of Light and Crests of Hope? No evil counterparts that I know of. More importantly, we all know how powerful Lucemon is for this fight, to the point Takeru and Hikari are needed in that fight. Trust me, it makes sense in context. Do I really need to remind you how Takeru has a major aversion towards evil Digimon? That fight between him and Ken as Herr Kaiser.

          • James Todd

            i see what your saying but how a bout serphimon and ophanimon vs Ogudomon

          • Just Tim

            Might lead to Millenniummon, with Ogudomon as an illusion/red herring.

          • James Todd

            that would be interesting

          • Just Tim

            I revoke what I said about the Dark Spores; MaloMyotismon already harvested them.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but Seraphimon had BlackSeraphimon and Ophanimon had Ophanimon Falldown Mode

          • Just Tim

            Expect a Diabolus Ex Nihilo, courtesy of Lucemon as if it were Frontier all over again.

      • James Todd

        how about an x antibody arc

        • Renaldi Saputra

          It’s on different universe

          • James Todd

            i think they can work it in if they wanted to and did not know that i learn something new everyday

          • Renaldi Saputra

            nope, mixing universes into adventure universe will make things much worsen

    • As much as I want the Milleniumon angle, the somewhat unsettled Dagomon/Dark Oceans plot and the rest to be touched upon in the upcoming sequel, we must also consider how many episodes shall it compose, to accomodate such arcs or storylines.

      ..Will it have a maximum 50 episodes as a standard anime series? Perhaps it could be a short one, twenty or less episodes, just like Digimon Xros Wars Young Hunters?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        50 episodes aren’t standard amount of anime series, but as kids shounen anime series

  • I don’t know what to think. I used to enjoy the first season, didn’t like the second season all that much, loved the hell out of Tamers and kind of stopped caring about Digimon after those (I did watch the corresponding movies and one Frontier movie). If anything, I’m still very interested in Re:Digitize and the Adventure games. But overall, I’m not sure if I can get hyped for the franchise anymore. Now if they were to announce a Tamers game in the style of the PSP Adventure one… I’d probably lose my shit. Still, good-ish news!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      watch Savers, it’s pretty good, too

    • Fallen_Persona

      Cyber Sleuth might fit your fancy! It looks incredible!

  • Vitonofrio del Rosso

    yes! now, about cybersleuth…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      don’t worry dude, we have to support all-star rumble first, while don’t forget to keep spreading the petition

  • Hentailover

    When I first saw the japanese version of this trailer, I started singing the moment the song started, despite not knowing it was coming… Like, I just can’t resist dat butterfly… Man am I excited to see what comes out of this.

  • Fallen_Persona

    DIGIMON IS BACK!!! And if we get 50K on the Decode petition…

  • MaskedHeroxx

    Hell yea

  • Ratcher

    Anyone want to sing the digimon song with me?

    • Steve Bakewell

      Only if its the Japanese one!

  • Edea


  • Want info about this anime? Kindly read the Tumblr post below for further info; http://quirkiilogical.tumblr.com/post/93592200299/important-digi-notice

    After that, rush to this site: http://digimon-adventure.net/ and give that DigiEgg a nice rub~!

  • Nu Blitz

    cant wait to see tai in college. hope this brings more digimon to the west

  • Social justice Wario



    best to worst:
    Xros wars

    • Adventures
      The rest

    • Just Tim

      Adventures (yes, 01 up to 03)
      Tamers (no Ayumi Miyazaki prevented me from listing it to #1 overall)
      Xros Wars (because this reminds me of super robot combining mecha)

      Frontier (too sentai-like)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      1. Tamers (much logical, realistic world & characters, balanced and deep characterizations & moments, plot was not rushed nor stalling, best music, awesome 3rd arc)
      2. Savers (Masaru FTW, awesome 3rd arc, great action, good characterizations)
      3. Adventure (realistic characters, best nostalgic moments, butter-fly FTW)
      4. Adventure 02 (PLOTHOLES everywhere, dumb storyline, but still nice characterizations)
      5. Frontier (too generic, not much characterization)
      6. Xros wars (too generic but cool action, bland characters, xros wars hunters is much worsen)

    • Tamers
      Xros Wars

      Young hunters never happened. It doesn’t exist. DOES’T. EXIST. You can’t convince me otherwise!

    • Pin Master

      Digimon Tamers.
      Digimon Adventure 1, 2, & soon to be 3.
      Digimon Fusion.
      Digimon Frontier.
      Digimon Savers.

  • JonicOokami7

    If this is going to take place between Adventure and 02. im worried it might cause a few plotholes. otherwise do you think if the other destined are involved we will finally get to see their Digimon Warp digivolve too?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I also worry that TOEI might ruin adventure series once again after 02
      they don’t have ability to make good sequel until this time

    • Jesse Torres

      It takes place AFTER adventure and 02. Remember that in 02 the original cast had just started high school and late junior high. There wont be any overlapping bro.

      • JonicOokami7

        If that is the case. im curious how they plan to expand from how 02 ended. well between the defeat of MaloMyotismon and the actual epilouge.

        Still it would be nice to see some new Digidestined hopefully.

        • Jesse Torres

          That epilogue would still apply to the future of the new sequel. It goes like this.
          Adventure 01
          Adventure 02
          Adventure 03(sequel to the first one)
          But yeah, some new characters, amazing story and a sucker punch right in the feels would be perfect. Its been too long.

  • anonmose

    Too expensive. Over $500 bucks?

  • Göran Isacson

    Internet can’t even handle my nostalgia right now. It’s just… I didn’t even know I wanted this. I thought I was satisfied with what we had. But now… no. I want this now. I want it all. And I want it now.

    And preferably I want them to not feel constrained by season 02’s epilogue, plot-wise.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Adventure: Digimon Classic
    Adventure 02: Digimon meets Mega Man
    Tamers: Digimon meets Evangelion
    Frontier: Digimon meets Power Rangers
    Savers (first half): Digimon meets Men in Black
    Savers (second half): Digimon meets Gurren Lagann
    Xros Wars: Digimon meets Voltron
    Hunters: Huh? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Nope. Never heard of it.
    Adventure 03 : Digimon Classic Returns (hopefully)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Savers 2nd half digimon meets gurren lagann? It must be xros wars that meet gurren lagann
      Savers 2nd half is Gundam Seed (based on Masaru’s seiyuu Hoshi Soichirou, who’s also Jesus Yamato’s seiyuu)

    • Steve Bakewell

      I bet this is RETCON! i mean you really think they’re going to keep the horrible ending of 02?? It made children break their Tv’s in early 2000!

      • Just Tim

        What are you, a Taiora fan? Sorato has been canon since 1999!

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Wait does this mean that everything after Adventures to Tamers never happened oooor alternate universe?

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      each digimon season has always been alternate universes

      • Renaldi Saputra

        except adv 1 -> adv 02

    • Renaldi Saputra

      we still don’t know

    • Steven Higgins

      Alternate universe
      Adventure/02/this one-Universe 1
      Tamers-universe 2
      Frontier-Universe 3
      Savers-Universe 4
      Xros Wars/Hunters-Universe 5

    • Jesse Torres

      Its not that complicate bro, its after adventure and adventures 02, but before all the seasons that came after it.
      Considering all the seasons are simply alternate universes.

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Even more confused.

  • Steve Bakewell

    YESS! GODADDMI!T! fu*k you davis and fu*k you 02! you bloody franchise killing epiloge!

    This is the much need retcon!

  • Vash bane

    wow that’s awesome every since I saw season 2 of the original (sorry folks and true fans I grew up with the dub til xross wars) back then I always wanted to see the original characters older (hopefully …I am taking the school part too serious).



  • Kyle Edgecomb

    I’ll come out….are they ever going to release a blu-ray upscale in quality for Digimon: The Movie, yes I’m talking about the dubbed movie where 3 films were edited into one

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