The Original Digimon Anime Gets A Remake
by Sage Ashford
After several years of sequels including Digimon Adventure tri and the upcoming film, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, Toei has finally given in and decided to do a complete reboot of the original television series. The series synopsis has mentioned the re-imagined story will take place in the present, which makes sense as humanity’s connection to digital technology is more crucial than ever.
Once more, the main character will be Taichi Yagami, a young boy living near Tokyo, preparing to leave for a summer camp. When his mother and sister Hikari get stuck on a train due to its failed breaks, Taichi makes an attempt to go help them. But before he can reach the station, he finds himself transported (along with the other DigiDestined) to a new world — the digital world, where he’ll meet his new partner and go on a unprecedented adventure.
The producer for this series is Hiroyuki Sakurada (Digimon Xros Wars, Digimon Adventure 02), while the director will be Masato Mitsuka (Suite Precure, Yes! Precure). Series composition will be done by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokemon, Inazuma Eleven), and character design will be done by the returning Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, responsible for both the original Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02.
It won’t be long to wait to see whether this series can live up to the original either, as Toei Animation will be bringing this series to viewers in April 2020.