At an event marking the 15th anniversary of the original Digimon Adventure series in Odaiba, Tokyo on 1 August, an announcement was made declaring a brand new chapter in the human-monster buddy saga will bring back the original characters.

Along with the announcement came a special anniversary website with some Digi-Eggs containing details of the new series. However, no matter how much you rubbed those suckers nothing came out – until now.

The hatchling information included a brief rundown of the staff and a first look at all eight of the DigiDestined more evolved…I mean grown up.


First, the title of the new series was announced as Digimon Adventure tri. The story will continue from where Digimon Adventure 02 left off but a few years later. Tai Kamiya (Taichi Yagami) is now a 17-year-old high school student and the rest of the DigiDestined Matt Ishida (Yamato Ishida), Sora Takenouchi, Izzy Izumi (Koshiro Izumi), Mimi Tachikawa, Joe Kido (Jo Kido), T.K. Takaishi (Takeru Takaishi), and Kari Kamiya (Hikari Yagami) have all aged appropriately.

Also revealed were three of the names behind Digimon Adventure tri. Character design will be done by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll, Oreimo). The series will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Persona 3 The Movie #3: Falling Down, Date a Live), and developed by Yuko Kakihara (Stitch!, Persona 4: The Animation).

More info is likely to trickle out of those Digi-Eggs in the months leading up to April 2015 when Digimon Adventure tri hits the airwaves, so make sure to stop by the 15th Anniverary Project website every once in a while to give them some nade-nade rubs.

Source: Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project (Japanese/English) via NetLab, Twitter (Japanese)
Video: YouTube – TOEI Animation