US film distributors Eleven Arts spent five weeks from July announcing the voice actors for theirs and Toei Animation’s English dub of Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 1: Reunion. Most recently, their fifth and final dub cast round-up added the original Tai and Sora dub actors from Digimon Adventure, as well as the following:
Joshua Seth (returning) as Tai
Colleen O’Shaughnessey (returning) as Sora
Cherami Leigh (Fairy Tail‘s Lucy Heartfilia) as Biyomon
Melodee M. Spevack (returning) as Birdramon
Tom Fahn (returning) as Agumon
Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z Kai‘s Gohan) as Greymon
Now, the Fathom Events YouTube channel has posted an English dub clip from Digimon Adventure tri. The video, posted on Monday (September 12th), gives us our first listen to Seth’s return as Tai.
O’Shaughnessy hinted on Twitter in July that she was also working on the dub. Previously announced cast were listed, from July to August, as follows:
Mona Marshall (returning) as Izzy
Jeff Nimoy (returning) as Tentomon and Kabuterimon
Cristina Vee (Hunter x Hunter‘s Killua) as Meiko Mochizuki
Kate Higgins (Naruto / Shippuden‘s Sakura) as Meicoomon
Robbie Daymond (Sailor Moon‘s Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask) as Joe
R. Martin Klein (returning) as Gomamon
Philece Sampler (returning) as Mimi
Anna Garduno (returning) as Palmon
Mari Devon (returning) as Togemon
Doug Erholtz (Digimon Adventure‘s Metal Seadramon) as Nishijima
Johnny Yong Bosch (Code Geass‘ Lelouch) as T.K.
Laura Summer (returning) as Patamon
Dave Mallow (returning) as Angemon
Tara Sands (Yu-Gi-Oh! 2000’s Mokuba) as Kari
Kate Higgins (Naruto / Shippuden‘s Sakura) as Gatomon and Himekawa
Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist‘s Edward Elric) as Matt
Kirk Thornton (returning) as Gabumon and Garurumon
To celebrate completing their five week run of dub cast announcements, Eleven Arts and Toei released the full trailer for Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 1: Reunion.
The dub will premiere in over 300 US cinemas as a one-night Fathom Events screening on September 15th. This screening will then be followed by a national theatrical release in major cities. They’ve given the film the following summary:
It’s been six years since the 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 frenzied final battles between warring factions. With the gate to the Digital World closed, time continues to pass, until the adventure Digivolves once again.
The Digimon Adventure tri. project celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure, and will have a total of six films. Back in May, the synopsis for the upcoming third film Kokuhaku (Confession) was revealed. The movie is set to open in Japan on September 24th, and on the same day it will become available both to stream and on Blu-ray. The general release of the Blu-ray and DVD will then follow on November 2nd.