Digimon Adventure Tri.-Reunion DVD
The monster battles and classic adventures of DIGIMON have captured a special place in the hearts of millions and continue to stand as an enduring global pop culture phenomenon since the late 1990s (hard to believe it has been that long!). On May 16th, Shout! Factory released DIGIMON’s first full length DVD since 2000. This film reunites the characters and original cast from the classic series and picks up where the beloved DIGIMON Adventure 2002 series ended.
About DIGIMON Adventure Tri.-Reunion
It’s been six years since that summer adventure when Tai (now in high school) and the rest of the “DigiDestined” crossed over to the Digital World, and nearly three years since the frenzied final battles between warring factions. With the gate to the Digital World closed, time continues to pass, until the adventure “digi-volves” once again.
Toei Animation has revamped this wildly popular anime movie for North American audiences by bringing onboard a stellar English voice cast. Joshua Seth, who voiced the main character Tai Kamiya in the original series, returns to the role for this feature film, alongside an exciting team of voice talent and DIGIMON luminaries, including Tom Fahn (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Super), Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues), Kirk Thornton (Sonic Boom), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Toy Story 3), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Moon Crystal), Melodee Spevack (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Mona Marshall (South Park), Jeff Nimoy (Digimon Data Squad), Philece Sampler (The Legend of Korra), Anna Garduno (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Mari Devon (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Robbie Daymond (Transformers: Rescue Bots), Bob Klein (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Johnny Young Bosch (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Laura Summer (Digimon: Digital Monsters), David Mallow (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Tara Sands (Sailor Moon Crystal), Kate Higgins (Naruto), Cristina Vee (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug) and Doug Erholz (Digimon: Digital Monsters).
The Japanese language version boasts an exceptional Japanese voice cast of Natsuki Hanae, Suzuko Mimori, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Mutsumi Tamura, Hitomi Yoshida, Junya Enoki, Junya Ikeda, Mao Ichimichi (M.A.O), Chika Sakamoto, Atori Shigematsu, Mayumi Yamaguchi, Takahiro Sakurai, Kinoko Yamada, Miwa Matsumoto, Junko Takeuchi and Yuka Tokumitsu.
Our kids couldn’t wait to pop this DVD in when it came in and they were not even born when the Digimon craze began but fell in love with the characters and battles.
The Digimon Tri Reunion DVD was everything we expected and more. The animation was amazing and the story line even more so. Our characters have grown up and are maturing, they can connect easily with both a younger audience and a teen audience. We see them begin to take responsibility for their actions and even begin to question good and evil and battles. They had grown apart but they are once again reconnected in order to save the world.
The graphics are amazing and really help to draw you into the battles and story. The graphics are bright and bold which aids in the telling of the story. Our youngest fell in love with the characters, which were all new to him.
New and old fans alike will fall in love with this new addition to the Digimon DVD family. You can now pick up your own DVD in stores at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon and iTunes.
Disclosure: I received a DVD copy in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.