A New Digimon TV Reboot Is Coming To Japan This April
The original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot.
The 1999 anime series is making a comeback more than 20 years on and will also be set in 2020, with the story centring around Taichi Yagami (the protagonist from the OG series) when he is in his fifth year at elementary school, according to Anime News Network.
The website describes the plot as follows: "The story begins in Tokyo when a large-scale network malfunction occurs. Taichi is preparing for his weekend summer camping trip when the incident happens. Taichi's mother and his younger sister Hikari get stuck on a train that won't stop moving, and Taichi heads to Shibuya in order to help them.
"However, on his way there, he encounters a strange phenomenon and sweeps him up into the Digital World along with the other DigiDestined."
You could be mistaken for thinking that the reboot is nothing more than the vision of fans, based on the somewhat unprofessional look of the trailer, but it has been put out by Toei Animation, the studio behind the show.
The trailer declares that the reboot will be out in Japan in April, with no news of further international release dates as of yet.
Regardless, you would think the reboot would be warmly welcomed by fans of Digital Monsters across the globe, but the reaction actually appears to have been quite mixed.
On the one hand, there are those who can barely contain their excitement at the prospect of more Digimon:
Digimon getting a new alternate timeline original story in 2020.. With the original digidestined?
LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! pic.twitter.com/9Y7oKIcqNu
- Ryōmen D. SukunaSSJ TURQUOISE DEKU SZN:fire: (@ShadzMangaOnly) January 17, 2020
I'm so excited to see what this Digimon Adventure Reboot has to offer. pic.twitter.com/dbLUpj9cr4
- HLR :snowflake: ART (@hlrart) January 20, 2020
OMG THE NEW DIGIMON CAST LOOKS SO DOPE!! I WONDER WHO THEY COULD BE pic.twitter.com/Ca7T0ebj2C
- FΛLCO (@FalcoLambda) January 21, 2020
And then on the other hand, there are those who aren't convinced a Digimon Adventure reboot is the form in which they'd like their digital monsters fix:
We are getting But it's just
a new Adventure related
TV series!! again. pic.twitter.com/9TWJo7lHvh
- :headphones::smirk_cat:Satou MASKING:rabbit:@バンドリ3rd Seasonネタバレ (@masulock06) January 18, 2020
Digimon, several times: growing up also means saying good-bye
Toei: Noo Adventure fans don't say good-bye to giving us your money you're so sexy aha
- Maria :grapes::zap: Babylonia on Parade (@Kivat_III) January 17, 2020
I'm quite excited about Digimon Adventure Reboot (2020), but we all Digimon fans low-key know the real series that deserves a continuation is Digimon Tamers 2018 following the Days -Information and the Unordinary- CD Drama by Chiaki J. Konaka (@yamaki_nyx) #デジモンテイマーズ pic.twitter.com/Wb56mcUQ1i
- リリスモン92＠デジモン愛好家♡ (@Fairimon92) January 20, 2020
Whether the reboot can live up to the original, time will tell.
Featured Image Credit: Toei Animation