DigiDestined Return: “Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning”

Digimon Aventure 02 The Beginning ©Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, TOEI

Press Release

A New Digimon Adventure Begins

Los Angeles and Denver, October 10, 2023 – Digimon fans, prepare for a nostalgic journey. This November, Toei Animation, in collaboration with Fathom Events, announces the release of “Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning”. This cinematic event will unfold on November 8 & 9, bringing back the beloved chosen children from “Digimon Adventure 02”. But this time, they’re stepping into the screen as 20-year-old young adults.

The movie will be showcased in 750 theaters throughout the U.S. via Fathom Events. To offer fans a diversified experience, there will be two versions: an English dub (on November 8) and a Japanese version with English subtitles (on November 9). Each screening begins at 7:00 pm local time.

Special Theatrical Exclusives

To enhance the movie experience, attendees will witness an introduction by the film’s director, Tomohisa Taguchi. Moreover, the first 50 attendees of each screening stand a chance to receive the exclusive Digimon Card Game Tamer Party Pack -THE BEGINNING- ver. 2.0. This special pack includes a selection of 3 out of 14 cards from the upcoming Digimon Card Game deck, marking the film’s commemoration.

For those eager to secure their spot, tickets are available for advance booking at FathomEvents.com/Digimon02, alongside a detailed list of theater locations.

About “Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning”

The Digimon franchise, originating from the Digital Monster virtual pet toy launched in 1997, has expanded its universe with films, TV series, games, and more. The forthcoming film is a direct sequel to the “Digimon Adventure 02” TV series, portraying the original DigiDestined children, now as young adults. Directed by Tomohisa Taguchi and penned by Akatsuki Yamatoya, the movie is produced by Toei Animation.

Film Brief: A decade post their Digital World escapade, Daisuke Motomiya and fellow DigiDestined notice dramatic changes within and around them. A pivotal moment arises with a massive Digitama emerging over Tokyo Tower, leading them to a mysterious young man named Lui Ohwada, who claims to be the inaugural DigiDestined.

Author: Jeremy

Jeremy was first introduced to anime with heavily edited versions of Mazinger Z (aka Tranzor Z in the US), GoLion (aka Voltron) and Macross (aka Robotech) while growing up in the 1980's. Since then his tastes have evolved into a fairly eclectic mix of anime with a soft-spot for underdog shonen stories, psychological/cyber-punk stories and select love comedies. Jeremy was also the head organizer of Anime Souffle anime club in Los Angeles. It was at an Anime Souffle meeting where he met Michael Huang and eventually was invited to join as a guest co-host for Scattered Cells Podcast episode #6 in February of 2007. Afterwards he became an official part of the Anime Diet crew.

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