Shout! Factory and Toei Animation have announced a deal for the Digimon Adventure tri. anniversary anime series that will see Shout! Factory handle the North American release of the first three movies, subbed and dubbed, on home video, including DVD, Blu-ray and electronic sell-through digital.
A release of the first feature is planned for this year.
“Shout! Factory is an exceptional partner as we prepare to share the exciting new chapter of the Digimon saga with our fans across North America,” said Toei Animation President Masayuki Endo. “Digimon Adventure tri – Reunion not only reunites Digimon‘s talented cast and beloved characters, it reconnects the series with a generation of viewers, and perhaps even their children, who can’t wait to follow the adventure into a new era.”
Crunchyroll describes Digimon Adventure tri.’s premise:
It’s been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami’s group and BelialVamdemon. As the peaceful days passed by, at some point the gate to the Digital World closed. Not even the DigiDestined know what caused this, and time alone continues to pass.
via Animation Magazine
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