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Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
(デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆)
Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna poster.jpg
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Producer: Yosuke Kinoshita
Studio: Toei Animation
Original run: (Ja:) February 21, 2020
(En:) September 29, 2020
Anime:

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆 Dejimon Adobenchā LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna?, lit. "Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Bond) is a sequel to Digimon Adventure tri. that premiered in Japanese theaters on February 21, 2020. A dubbed/subbed version was released digitally September 29, 2020.

On May 28, 2018, the original Director of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Hiroyuki Kakudo revealed he had quit the staff of Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna after something was approved that he claimed was incompatible with what the previous series had established.[1] On September 20, 2020, Producer Yosuke Kinoshita stated that Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is in continuity with Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Adventure 02: Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals, and Digimon Adventure tri.. This included the end of the final episode of 02, set in 2028, where the DigiDestined are adults.[2]

It is followed up by the Untitled Digimon Adventure 02 movie.

Characters

Development

Japanese Logo
English Logo

The official website for the Digimon Adventure movie revealed the character visuals for two characters for the upcoming film, 22-year-old Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure tri. protagonist Taichi "Tai" Kamiya (left image below), as well as Yamato "Matt" Ishida (right image below) as part of the 2018 Digimon Thanksgiving event.[3]

Digimon-adventure-characters.jpg

The new film project is part of the overall 20th anniversary celebration of the franchise.

Hiromi Seki, Toei Animation's original producer for the Digimon anime projects, is serving as the supervisor of the new film project. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru is also returning from the first Digimon anime projects as the new film project's character designer. Kenji Watanabe is designing the Digimon monsters for the new project, as he has done for the previous Digimon projects.[3] In the February 2019 V Jump, released in December 2018, the DigiDestined's designs were shown off.

Bandai announced on March 5, 2019 that the movie would air in Spring 2020.[4] It was also announced the main cast from Digimon Adventure tri. would reprise their roles for the movie.[5]

Development for Last Evolution Kizuna started in 2017, whilst Digimon Adventure tri. was in the middle of airing. It was made as the staff realised the Digimon Adventure series was the most popular part of the Digimon franchise as a whole after the positive reception to Adventure tri., so they decided to make another Adventure movie for its 20th anniversary.[6]

Release

Last Evolution Kizuna was shown on Japanese theaters starting February 21, 2020. An English-subtitled screening was scheduled for March 25 in the United States[7], but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8] A dubbed/subbed release was set to release direct-to-video on July 7, 2020[9] but was delayed indefinitely on May 9 due to a production delay.[10] Last Evolution Kizuna will be released in Japan on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 2, 2020, and will include a Drama CD.[11] The dubbed/subbed version will release digitally on September 29, 2020, and on Blu-Ray/DVD on October 6, 2020.[12]

Related media

OVA

Novelizations

Credits

  • Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
  • Screenplay: Akatsuki Yamatoya
  • Supervisor: Hiromi Seki
  • Character design: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru
  • Digimon character design: Kenji Watanabe
  • Animation character design: Seiji Tatsuka, Tetsuya Kumagai, Rie Nishino, Takaaki Sekizaki
  • Music: Harumi Fuuki
  • Chief animation director: Seiji Tatsukawa
  • Prop design: Hiroumi Yoshida
  • Art director: Eiji Iwase
  • Concept art: Tsukasa Ohira
  • Color designer: Saori Goda
  • Photography director: Tetsuya Kawata
  • Editing: Kentaro Tsubone
  • Sound director: Satoki Iida
  • Sound effects: Yuji Furuya
  • Audio recording: Satoru Matsuda
  • Animation producer: Atsushi Urushiyama

Cast

Gallery

Promotional art

Featured characters


(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans Fresh In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega

Digivolutions

(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Agumon 1 Greymon 2 MetalGreymon (Vaccine) 4 Agumon 5 Greymon 6 Omnimon
Agumon b.jpg Greymon b.jpg MetalGreymon (Vaccine) b.jpg Agumon b.jpg Greymon b.jpg Omnimon b.jpg
Omnimon 9 Agumon 11 Koromon 12 Agumon 13 Greymon 15 Agumon Omnimon Agumon
Omnimon b.jpg Agumon b.jpg Koromon b.jpg Agumon b.jpg Greymon b.jpg Agumon b.jpg Omnimon b.jpg Agumon b.jpg
Agumon 18 Agumon (Bond of Bravery) Agumon
Agumon b.jpg Agumon (Bond of Bravery) b.jpg Agumon b.jpg


Garurumon 3 WereGarurumon 4 Gabumon 5 Garurumon 6 Omnimon
Garurumon b.jpg WereGarurumon b.jpg Gabumon b.jpg Garurumon b.jpg Omnimon b.jpg
Omnimon 9 Gabumon 11 Tsunomon 12 Gabumon 14 Garurumon 16 Gabumon Omnimon Gabumon
Omnimon b.jpg Gabumon b.jpg Tsunomon b.jpg Gabumon b.jpg Garurumon b.jpg Gabumon b.jpg Omnimon b.jpg Gabumon b.jpg
Gabumon 18 Gabumon (Bond of Friendship) Gabumon
Gabumon b.jpg Gabumon (Bond of Friendship) b.jpg Gabumon b.jpg


Angemon 4 Patamon 5 Angemon 10 Patamon Angemon Patamon
Angemon b.jpg Patamon b.jpg Angemon b.jpg Patamon b.jpg Angemon b.jpg Patamon b.jpg


Angewomon 4 Gatomon Angewomon Gatomon
Angewomon b.jpg Gatomon b.jpg Angewomon b.jpg Gatomon b.jpg


Tentomon 5 Kabuterimon 10 Tentomon Kabuterimon Tentomon
Tentomon b.jpg Kabuterimon b.jpg Tentomon b.jpg Kabuterimon b.jpg Tentomon b.jpg


Eosmon (Champion) 7 Eosmon (Ultimate) Eosmon (Mega)
Eosmon (Champion) b.jpg Eosmon (Ultimate) b.jpg Eosmon (Mega) b.jpg


DemiVeemon 12 Veemon ExVeemon Veemon
DemiVeemon b.jpg Veemon b.jpg ExVeemon b.jpg Veemon b.jpg


Upamon 12 Armadillomon Ankylomon Armadillomon
Upamon b.jpg Armadillomon b.jpg Ankylomon b.jpg Armadillomon b.jpg


Minomon 12 Wormmon Stingmon Wormmon
Minomon b.jpg Wormmon b.jpg Stingmon b.jpg Wormmon b.jpg


Hawkmon 12 Aquilamon Hawkmon
Hawkmon b.jpg Aquilamon b.jpg Hawkmon b.jpg


Betamon 12 Seadramon
Betamon b.jpg Seadramon b.jpg


Otamamon 12 ShogunGekomon
Otamamon b.jpg ShogunGekomon b.jpg


Kiwimon 12 Blossomon
Kiwimon b.jpg Blossomon b.jpg


Floramon 12 Vegiemon
Floramon b.jpg Vegiemon b.jpg


Gazimon 12 Leomon
Gazimon b.jpg Leomon b.jpg


Chuumon 12 Tyrannomon
Chuumon b.jpg Tyrannomon b.jpg


Palmon 17 Togemon Palmon
Palmon b.jpg Togemon b.jpg Palmon b.jpg


Gomamon 17 Ikkakumon Gomamon
Gomamon b.jpg Ikkakumon b.jpg Gomamon b.jpg


Quotes

Agumon: Polly want a cracker?

Agumon quotes Tai from 15 years ago

Agumon: You know Tai, you sure have gotten big.

Tai's all grown up.

Kyotaro: I can see why you were mistaken, it's the haircut.

Kyotaro isn't surprised Matt thought he was evil.

Agumon, Gabumon, Tai, and Matt: This is going to be our, final digivolution!"

Agumon and Gabumon digivolve for the last time.

Agumon: Hey, Tai?
Gabumon: Hey, Matt?
Agumon: What will you do-
Gabumon: -tomorrow?"

Agumon and Gabumon's final words.

Other notes

Animation errors

Dubbing changes

Digimon references

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • This is the first time an American English dub has used the Japanese opening theme song. All previous seasons and movies use localised songs.

Notes

  1. 角銅博之 @kakudou. "デジモン新プロジェクトについて 設定の継承で脚本の監修にという要請があり昨年より作業進めてましたが、TV版の設定と相容れないと思われるプロットが提出されプロデューサー陣がそれを支持した時点で降板を表明しました。経過を聞いてみたところそのまま進めてるそうなので、やはり降板します。" May 28, 2018, 4:44 AM. Tweet.
  2. Bleeding Cool: "Digimon: Last Evolution Kizuna Producer Talks Conclusions and Cameos"
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://i.imgur.com/qgt5s7S.png
  4. 【公式】デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆 (@Digi_advntr20th) 【2020年初春】 「劇場版デジモンアドベンチャー(仮題)」 超ティザービジュアルを公開!! キャラクターデザイン・中鶴勝祥が、映画のある1シーンをイメージして切り取ったイラストです。 この太一とアグモンの姿を公開まで覚えていてください。 http://digimon-adventure.net/ #デジモン 2019-03-05 Tweet.
  5. http://digimon-adventure.net/staff_cast/
  6. Anime News Network "Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Producer Yosuke Kinoshita"
  7. Siliconera: "The US Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Release Date Is March 25, 2020"
  8. Twitter: "To all DigiDestined, from the @ToeiAnimation and @fathomevents team:"
  9. Twitter: "Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is coming to Blu-Ray & DVD on July 7th via @ShoutFactory! Available soon in both English dub and Japanese w/ English sub! #DigimonKizuna"
  10. Animenewsnetwork: "Shout! Factory Delays Release of Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Anime Film"
  11. Crunchyroll: "Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna DVD/Blu-ray to Come with Newly-recorded Drama CD"
  12. Toei Animation @ToeiAnimation. "JUST ANNOUNCED: The 20th Anniversary film, DIGIMON ADVENTURE: LAST EVOLUTION KIZUNA, will arrive in North America for Digital Download on September 29 & on Blu-ray/DVD from @ShoutFactory on October 6! In both English dub & sub! #DigimonKizuna #DigimonAdventureLEK #Digimon" July 7, 2020, 16:13 PM. Tweet.
  13. jeffnimoy (@jeffnimoy) "I can finally announce that I return to the Digimon franchise to voice Tentomon, Kabuterimon, and Young Genai, and I adapted the script into English as well. I did not voice direct. Hope you fans love it as much as I loved working on it!" April 20, 2020, 18:31 PM. Instagram.
  14. 14.0 14.1 comicbookmovie, "DIGIMON Exclusive: Robbie Daymond Discusses Taking Over The Role Of Joe From The Late Michael Lindsay" Robbie Daymond: "In this movie, I also play - I am probably going to butcher the name and lose all of my street cred - Ankylomon. He looks like an Armadillo, and then the little version of him and then the big version."
  15. 15.0 15.1 Derek Stephen Prince: "I was extremely excited, it was like a little reunion going back and being able to do not only Veemon and Ken but also ExVeemon and they even had me do DemiVeemon." May 24, 2020, Twitch.
  16. Paul St. Peter (@RealPaulStPeter) "I vaguely recall that session, and I think I was reluctant to do such a tiny character with my voice...but it was a long time ago..." January 21, 2021, 22:01 PM. Tweet.
  17. Caitlin (@Kitsunes96) "Were you able to voice Stingmon for final movie too? I am happy that Stingmon makes appearance since Revenge of Diaboromon on August 5, 2005." January 26, 2021, 4:00 AM. Tweet.
    Paul St. Peter (@RealPaulStPeter) "I believe I did, and was directed by the one and only Tony Oliver!" January 26, 2021, 5:17 AM. Tweet.
  18. Christopher Swindle @Swindletopher. "Looking forward to joining #Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna as Hawkmon / Aquilamon on Sept 29th. :) #DigimonAdventureLastEvolutionKizuna" July 20, 2020, 23:52 PM. Tweet.
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