Toei Animation has announced details of their upcoming project Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, a theatrical continuation of the story of Agumon, Taichi “Tai” Kamiya, and their friends. The film coincides with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Digimon Adventure series and will be released on February 21, 2020.
Kizuna (which means “bond”) is a sequel to the Digimon Adventure tri. film series, which united fans with the 8 Digi-Destined (“Chosen Children” if you’re choosing to stick with the original terminology instead of the dubbed version). The 6 films of tri. were released from 2015 to 2018 and took place after the end of Digimon Adventure 02 (but not the very end, which took viewers to the characters’ adulthoods where they have children and those children have their own Digimon partners).
When we first met Tai and his friends, he was about 10-years-old (just like a certain Pokémon trainer). Fortunately, the Digimon franchise has allowed us to watch our favorite characters grow up and develop over time, just like their partners who Digivolve. But unlike Digivolution and Ash Ketchum that rarely have lasting change, we’ve seen Tai pass along the leadership and goggles to Davis, and determine his own place in the Digital World and Real World as one of the “older kids.”
Now 20 years later, we can watch Tai step into adulthood in Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna.
At “The Future of Digimon” panel at Anime Expo, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that the role-playing game Digimon Survive has been delayed to 2020. Kazumasa Habu, who serves as producer of the game, said the game takes place in a new world outside of the Digital World and is inspired by Japanese mythology.
Digimon Survive is slated to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The main character is second-year junior high school student Takuma Momotsuka who is partnered with Agumon and suddenly transported to a dangerous otherworld where brutal creatures lurk.
Decisions will have to be made in order to continue on in this strange and nostalgic world. What choices will you have to make in Digimon Survive in 2019?