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New Cast Members Announced for “Digimon Adventure: The Last Evolution Kizuna” Movie

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The official website of the upcoming movie Digimon Adventure: The Last Evolution Kizuna” has revealed two new cast members. Mayu Matsuoka (Shinobu Wakamiya in the Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku and Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku live-action movies) will be voicing Menoa Bellucci, a scientist based in a New York university who studies Digimon. Her assistant Kyotaru Imura will be played by Daisuke Ono (Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan).

It was previously revealed that the movie will follow the original DigiDestined at age 22, their ages in line with the franchise’s 20th anniversary (Digimon was created in 1997, with the anime series launched two years later). Later on it was also revealed that the 02 Digidestined will be making an appearance in the movie as well.

Below are the cast members of the film:

·         Natsuki Hanae as Taichi Yagami

·         Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yamato Ishida

·         Suzuko Mimori as Sora Takenouchi

·         Mutsumi Tamura as Kōshirō Izumi

·         Hitomi Yoshida as Mimi Tachikawa

·         Junya Ikeda as Jō Kido

·         Junya Enoki as Takeru Takaishi

·         M.A.O as Hikari Yagami

·         Chika Sakamoto as Agumon

·         Mayumi Yamaguchi as Gabumon

·         Atori Shigematsu as Piyomon

·         Takahiro Sakurai as Tentomon

·         Kinoko Yamada as Palmon

·         Junko Takeuchi as Gomamon

·         Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon

·         Yuka Tokumitsu as Tailmon

·         Fukujurō Katayama as Daisuke Motomiya (Davis Motomiya)

·         Junko Noda as V-Mon

·         Arthur Lounsbery as Ken Ichijōji

·         Naozumi Takahashi as Wormmon

·         Ayaka Asai as Miyako Inoue (Yolei Inoue)

·         Kouichi Toochika as Hawkmon

·         Yoshitaka Yamaya as Iori Hida (Cody Hida)

·         Megumi Urawa as Armadimon

A teaser poster was previously released for the film, which indicates its February 21, 2020 premiere in Japan. The premiere date is just a month before the 20th anniversary of the original series’ finale episode.

The film will be directed by Tomohisa Taguchi (Kino’s Journey – the Beautiful World -), with the script to be penned by Akatsuki Yamatoya (Gintama). Yamatoya wrote the scripts for Digimon Adventure and for later seasons as well. Series creator Hiromi Seki returns as supervisor of the film. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru and Kenji Watanabe are also returning as the film’s original character and monster designers, respectfully. The film will be produced by Toei Animation.

Launched in 1997, Digimon was conceived by Bandai, Toei Animation and Wiz to capitalize on the Tamagotchi craze. An anime series was launched in 1999 about a group of children called the DigiDestined who were sent to the Digimon world to fight evil creatures. The franchise has since spawned several series and films.

Source: Anime News Network

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