‘Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning’ Blu-Ray To Be Released on June 11th in the US, Pre-Orders Open!

'Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning' Blu-Ray to be Released on June 11th in the US, Pre-Orders Open!
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And while the franchise currently doesn’t have an ongoing anime series, the Digimon franchise is very much active, with numerous non-anime projects (like web novels, games, manga, etc.) being released. But, despite all of that, the highly-anticipated home release of last year’s hit film, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning, which is set within the original universe and follows the 02 DigiDestined in a new adventure, has been announced for US fans – it is June 11, 2024!

It has been known for a while that the Blu-ray edition of the Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning movie will come out on May 29, 2024 in Japan, and while some fans had been worried about a potentially long(er) wait for the US release, we can confirm that the movie will be released not long after the Japanese edition. Pre-orders are already available on Amazon for $26.98, for which you will get the special Blu-ray+DVD edition.

While the movie is set after the original anime, it will explore a story that is strongly connected to the very beginning of the Digimon franchise. The plot of the movie has officially been described as follows:

It’s 2012, and ten years have passed since the adventure in the Digital World. Daisuke Motomiya is now twenty, and he and the rest of the DigiDestined seem to be changing bit by bit in terms of appearance and lifestyle. Then one day, a giant Digitama suddenly appears in the sky over Tokyo Tower. Daisuke and the others encounter a mysterious young man named Lui Ohwada, who informs them that he’s the first ever DigiDestined in the world…

As for the team behind the project, the cast and crew members are, of course, known, so here is the full list of names involved with the project:

Staff

• Director: Tomohisa Taguchi (Bleach: Thousand Year Blood WarDigimon Adventure: Last Evolution KizunaThe Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes)
• Scriptwriter: Akatsuki Yamatoya (Soul Eater series composer, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna)
• Character designer: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru (Digimon Adventure 02)
• Animation character designer and co-chief animation director: Seiji Tachikawa (Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna)
• Co-chief animation director: Rie Nishumura (CUE! sub-character designer)
• Assistant director: Yoshifumi Sasahara (Akudama Drive)
• Digimon character design: Kenji Watanabe (Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna)
• Animation production company: Yumeta Company

Cast

• Fukujuro Katayama as Daisuke Motomiya
• Junko Noda as Veemon
• Arthur Lounsbery as Ken Ichijoji
• Naozumi Takahashi as Wormmon
• Ayaka Asai as Miyako Inoue
• Kouichi Touchika as Hawkmon
• Yoshitaka Yamaya as Iori Hida
• Megumi Urawa as Armadillomon
• Junya Enoki as Takeru Takaishi
• Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon
• M.A.O as Hikari Yagami
• Yuka Tokumitsu as Tailmon
• Megumi Ogata as Rui Owada
• Rie Kugimiya as Ukkomon

This is certainly great news for Digimon fans, as the wait won’t be that long. Of course, be sure to keep following us for more Digimon updates and news here on Anime Horizon.

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