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New ‘Digimon’ Movie Headed to the U.S.

Eleven Arts and Toei Animation plan a one-night Fathom Events screening in more than 300 U.S. movie theaters on September 15, 2016, followed by a multi-city national theatrical release in major cities.

LOS ANGELES -- ELEVEN ARTS and Toei Animation are set to release the English-language version of internationally acclaimed anime film Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion. A one-night Fathom Events screening is planned in more than 300 U.S. movie theaters on September 15, 2016, followed by a traditional multi-city national theatrical release in major cities.

Digimon Adventure tri. is a Japanese action-adventure anime film series produced by Toei Animation. Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion is the first English language feature film in the wildly popular series, which has not yet been released to American audiences. This release marks the first DIGIMON English film to be released in the U.S. since 2000 and has delighted audiences in its native Japan.

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.

“We are extremely proud to announce our first time partnership with Toei Animaton,” commented ELEVEN ARTS CEO Ko Mori. “We have been huge fans of Toei and the Digimon series for years, and are thrilled to participate in the release of this true hallmark of Japanese Anime. We cannot wait to share a theatrical experience that will be sure to satisfy audiences across North America.”

“We are excited to partner with ELEVEN ARTS to share this exciting title with audiences across the U.S.,” added Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “American viewers have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the Digimon saga for nearly sixteen years, and we’re delighted to have produced this English language version for theaters, giving it the cinematic treatment our fans deserve.”

Source: Toei Animation