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Toei Animation Announces Voice Cast for U.S. Release of New ‘Digimon’ Feature

First animated ‘Digimon’ feature film since 2000 reunites characters and original cast from the classic television series.

LOS ANGELES -- Toei Animation Inc. is revamping its feature film Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 1: Reunion for American audiences by bringing onboard an exclusive English voice cast. Joshua Seth, who voiced main character Tai Kamiya in the original series, will be returning to the role, alongside an exciting team of talented performers.

Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 1: Reunion picks up when the Digimon Adventure 02 series ended. It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi “Tai” Kamiya (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.

Joining Joshua Seth will be additional Digimon luminaries including Colleen O’Shaughnessey, as Sora Takenouchi, Mona Marshall as Izzy Izumi, Philece Sampler as Mimi Tachikawa, Tom Fahn as Agumon, Kirk Thornton as Garurumon, Jeff Nimoy as Tentomon and Kabuterimon, Melodee Spevack as Birdramon, and Dave Mallow as Angemon. 

Alongside the core cast, Robbie Daymond (Transformers, Mobile Suit Gundam) is confirmed as Joe; Johnny Yong Bosch (Yo-Kai Watch, Sailor Moon, Bleach) as TK; Tara Sands (Pokemon, One Punch Man) as Kari; Kate Higgins (Powerpuff Girls, Monster High) as Gatoman and Meicoomon; Cherami Leigh (Erased, Xenoblade) as Biyomon and Himekawa; Christina Vee (Tekken, K-ON) as Meiko; Kyle Herbert (Dragon Ball, Naruto) as Greymon; and Doug Erholtz (Street Fighter, Care Bears) as Nishijima.

“The ‘Reunion’ in the film’s title has meaning in both the real and fictional world of Digimon as we are delighted the original cast will be reprising their iconic roles,” commented Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “After the film’s resounding theatrical success in Japan, we wanted to create something special for our American fans and we could think of no better way to do that than to team up the best English cast possible.”

U.S. theatrical distributor, Eleven Arts, and Toei Animation Inc., announced the release of the English language version of Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 1: Reunion in 400+ theaters on September 15, 2016.

Source: Toei Animation Inc.