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Shout! Studios Announces ‘Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning’ Home Release

The movie, based on the TV sequel series, comes to Blu-ray+ DVD and digital June 11 with original Japanese and English Dubs, ‘Digimon Liberator’ Promotion Pack, and special intro by director Tomohisa Taguchi; available for pre-order now.

Shout! Studios, in collaboration with Toei Animation, celebrates Digimon's 25th anniversary with the home entertainment release of Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning, the highly anticipated new movie adventure based on the original TV sequel series from the popular anime franchise.

The movie comes to Blu-ray+ DVD and digital June 11, boasting the movie presentation (both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles), bonus feature, and a limited edition Digimon Card Game – “Digimon Liberator” Promotion Pack, which includes one of six possible wrapped cards commemorating the upcoming “Digimon Liberator” webcomic. 

The new movie adventure, from director Tomohisa Taguchi and scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya, the team behind the most recent film Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, is a contemporary continuation of the series.

The release of Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning is available for pre-order at Shout!Factory and includes a movie poster as a gift-with-purchase while supplies last. 

In the movie, it’s 2012, and 10 years have passed since the adventure in the Digital World. Daisuke Motomiya is now 20, and he and the rest of the DigiDestined seem to be changing bit by bit in terms of appearance and lifestyle. Then, one day, a giant Digitama suddenly appears in the sky over Tokyo Tower. Daisuke and the others encounter a mysterious young man named Lui Ohwada, who informs them that he’s the first-ever DigiDestined in the world…

The film’s English voice cast includes Brian Donovan, who voiced the character Daisuke Motomiya in the TV series, Jeannie Tirado (My Hero Academia), Bryce Papenbrook (Attack of Titan), Tara Sands (Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters), Johnny Yong Bosch (Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero), Derek Stephen Prince (Digimon Adventure 02), and others.

Watch the Official English Dub Trailer of Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning:

The home entertainment release of Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning features an English dub produced by Toei Animation specifically for the U.S. theatrical run. It also includes a special introduction by the film’s director, Tomohisa Taguchi.

Source: Shout! Studios

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