Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning

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Premier Date JapanOctober 5, 2023
United StatesNovember 8, 2023
Director Taguchi Tomohisa
Character Design Animator Tachikawa Seiji
Character Designer Nakatsuru Katsuyoshi
Animation Director (TBA)
Producer (TBA)
Composer (TBA)
Duration (TBA)
Home Release May 29, 2024
Official Site Official Toei Website

Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning (デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING Dejimon Adobenchā 02 The Beginning) is a feature film. It is a direct sequel to Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, and the fourth major sequel production for Digimon Adventure. It featured the cast of Digimon Adventure 02. It premiered in Japanese theaters on October 27, 2023, though it first aired on October 5 at Shinjuku Wald 9.[1]

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Premise[edit]

In February 2012,[2] a giant Digitama appears in the sky.[3] Motomiya Daisuke and his group of Chosen Children intervene to save a young man, Ohwada Lui, from falling from Tokyo Tower. Lui claims to them that he was the world's first Chosen Child.[4]

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DigiFes teaser poster (2021)[5] Teaser poster (2023)[6] Film poster (2023)[7]
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Character poster (2023) Character poster (2023) Character poster (2023) Character poster (2023)

Credits[edit]

Position Name Kanji/Kana
Screenplay Yamatoya Akatsuki 大和屋暁
Character Design Nakatsuru Katsuyoshi 中鶴勝祥
Animation Character Design Tachikawa Seiji 立川聖治
Digimon Character Design Watanabe Kenji 渡辺けんじ
Animation Production Yumeta Company ゆめ太カンパニー
Production Toei Animation 東映アニメーション
Director Taguchi Tomohisa 田口智久
Seiyū Kanji/Kana Character Voice Actor
Katayama Fukujūrō 片山福十郎 Motomiya Daisuke
Lounsbery Arthur ランズベリー・アーサー Ichijouji Ken
Asai Ayaka 朝井彩加 Inoue Miyako
Yamaya Yoshitaka 山谷祥生 Hida Iori
Enoki Junya 榎木淳弥 Takaishi Takeru
M・A・O M・A・O Yagami Hikari
Noda Junko 野田順子 V-mon
Takahashi Naozumi 高橋直純 Wormmon
Tōchika Kōichi 遠近孝一 Hawkmon
Urawa Megumi 浦和めぐみ Armadimon
Matsumoto Miwa 松本美和 Patamon
Tokumitsu Yuka 徳光由禾 Tailmon
Ogata Megumi 緒方恵美 Owada Rui
Kugimiya Rie 釘宮理恵 Ukkomon

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The Beginning—at the time, with no publicly revealed title—was first announced at on August 1, 2021 at DigiFes 2021, alongside Digimon Ghost Game, in the form of a teaser poster with a simple, monochromatic style.[5] A teaser trailer was also released, consisting of narration from Motomiya Daisuke while the teaser poster is shown.[3]

The film's primary creative staff and key art of the main cast were announced and revealed at DigiFes 2022;[2] before DigiFes itself, Kinoshita Yōsuke appeared on a pre-event stream on July 20 to preview redacted scripts and storyboards from the ramen restaurant scene early in the film, during which its title was revealed.[8] Several minutes from the beginning of the film were also shown at DigiFes 2022, depicting the same events described by Daisuke in the teaser trailer and the Chosen Children's first encounter with Ohwada Lui.[4]

On March 25, 2023, Toei Animation announced that The Beginning would be released on October 27, 2023, and released a teaser trailer and a second teaser poster.[6] The film's trailer and poster were both released during DigiFes 2023 on July 30, 2023.[7]

In the lead-up to the release of The Beginning, Tokyo MX rebroadcast a selection of episodes of Digimon Adventure 02 from July 4, 2023 onward.[9]

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References Notes
  1. 10月5日(木)キャスト舞台挨拶つき完成披露試写会 開催決定!
  2. 2.0 2.1 "正式タイトルは『デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING』!02キャラデザイン&キャスト続投も発表!" 「デジモンアドベンチャー 02 THE BEGINNING」公式サイト. July 30, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 東映アニメーション公式YouTubeチャンネル. "【デジモン】新作映画は『02』【超特報】". August 1, 2022. Video.
  4. 4.0 4.1 物語の鍵をにぎる新キャラクター発表!緒方恵美、釘宮理恵の出演決定!!" 「デジモンアドベンチャー 02 THE BEGINNING」公式サイト. July 30, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 デジモンパートナーズ【公式】 (@DM_Partners). "<<<2大重大発表>>> ⭐️新作TVアニメ 「デジモンゴーストゲーム」 フジテレビほかにて2021年秋放送! ⭐️本宮大輔たち『02』の物語となる新作映画製作決定!【田口智久 × 大和屋暁】超特報映像公開! https://youtu.be/IsMYoRUXIHo #デジモン #digimon #デジモンアドベンチャー02 #デジフェス2021" August 1, 2021, 10:42 AM UTC±00:00. Tweet.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "公開日は2023年10月27日(金)に決定!" 「デジモンアドベンチャー 02 THE BEGINNING」公式サイト. March 25, 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "本予告&メインビジュアルが発表!" 「デジモンアドベンチャー 02 THE BEGINNING」公式サイト. July 30, 2023.
  8. 東映アニメーション公式YouTubeチャンネル. "デジフェス2022直前!映画「デジモン02」&デジフェス準備特別生配信!!(アーカイブ)”. July 20, 2022. Video.
  9. "7月4日よりTOKYO MXにてTVアニメ「デジモンアドベンチャー02」のセレクション放送が決定!" 「デジモンアドベンチャー 02 THE BEGINNING」公式サイト. June 26, 2023.

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Main Characters Motomiya DaisukeInoue MiyakoHida IoriYagami HikariTakaishi TakeruIchijouji KenOhwada Lui
Partner Digimon V-monHawkmonArmadimonTailmonPatamonWormmonUkkomon
Original Chosen Children Yagami TaichiAgumonIshida YamatoGabumonTakenouchi SoraPiyomonIzumi KōshirōTentomonTachikawa MimiPalmonKido JoGomamon
International Chosen Children Michael Barton Jr.WallaceTerriermonLopmonTatumSamMariaLouSteveHoi BrothersYuehonDienMinaDingoCatherine DeneuveChichosAnnaLaraYuri
Supporting Characters Motomiya JunInoue MantarouInoue ChizuruInoue MomoeHida HirokiHida FumikoHida ChikaraIchijouji OsamuGennaiYagami YuukoYagami SusumuIshida HiroakiTakaishi NatsukoTakaishi MichelTakenouchi HaruhikoTakenouchi ToshikoIzumi KaeIzumi MasamiTachikawa KeisukeTachikawa SatoeKido ShinKido ShuuQinglongmonYoshizawa TakashiKawada NorikoShibata HiroshiKurata Keiko
Antagonists Digimon KaiserDagomonChimairamonOikawa YukioArchnemonMummymonBlack War GreymonDemon • Demon Corps (Skull SatamonLady DevimonMarin Devimon) • Belial VamdemonArmagemon
Terms Chosen ChildD-3D-TerminalDigimentalDark SeedDark TowerDigital GateEvil RingJogress EvolutionSmartphone Digivice
Other List of EpisodesDigimon Adventure 02: Vol. 1: Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Vol. 2: Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden DigimentalsDigimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes BackDigimon Adventure 02: The BeginningList of CharactersJapanese Cast