ELEVEN ARTS and Toei Animation announced that they will release the English language version of internationally acclaimed anime film Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion.
ELEVEN ARTS and Toei Animation plan a two-day Fathom Events series screening in 300+ US cities in September, followed by a traditional multi-city national theatrical release in major cities in October, 2016.
Digimon Adventure tri. (デジモンアドベンチャーtri) is a Japanese action-adventure anime film series produced by Toei Animation.
Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion is the first English language feature film in the wildly popular series, which has not yet been released to American audiences. This release marks the first DIGIMON English film to be released in the US since 2000 and has delighted audiences in its native Japan.
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.
“We are extremely proud to announce our first time partnership with Toei Animaton. We have been huge fans of Toei and the Digimon series for years, and are thrilled to participate in the release of this true hallmark of Japanese Anime. We cannot wait to share a theatrical experience that will be sure to satisfy audiences across North America,” said ELEVEN ARTS CEO Ko Mori.
“We are excited to partner with ELEVEN ARTS to share this exciting title with audiences across the U.S.,” said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “American viewers have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the Digimon saga for nearly sixteen years, and we’re delighted to have produced this English language version for theaters, giving it the cinematic treatment our fans deserve.”