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A New Digimon TV Reboot Is Coming To Japan This April

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.

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"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.

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On the one hand, there are those who can barely contain their excitement at the prospect of more Digimon:


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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:

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Whether the reboot can live up to the original, time will tell.

Featured Image Credit: Toei Animation

Topics: TV and Film, anime, Japan

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.