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Digimon Adventure 20th Memorial Story
(デジモンアドベンチャー20th メモリアルストーリー Dejimon Adobenchā 20th Memoriaru Sutōrī)
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Studio: Toei Animation
Original run: November 22, 2019 - December 25, 2020
Episodes: 5
Anime:


Digimon Adventure 20th Memorial Story (デジモンアドベンチャー20th メモリアルストーリー Dejimon Adobenchā 20th Memoriaru Sutōrī?) was a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund a series of animated shorts connected to Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, the first of which, To Sora, being a prequel set a day before the movie. The rest feature side stories about the DigiDestined and their Partner Digimon going about their every day lives that were unable to make it into the movie itself.

Plot summary

Episodes

The first episode, To Sora played between November 22, 2019 and January 9, 2020 as part of a Digimon Limited Base Pop-Up Theatre in Shibuya Parco. On January 31, 2020 Toei uploaded To Sora with both English and Japanese subtitles to their official Youtube page. The English version used the original Japanese names, rather than their localised American English names. The second episode, Hole in the Heart, aired as part of another Pop-Up Theatre between February 21, 2020 and April 16, 2020. The third episode, Medical Student Joe Kido aired as part of a Pop-Up Theatre between July 10, 2020 and September 2, 2020. The fourth episode, The Desired Jogress Evolution, aired as part of a Pop-Up Theatre between October 16, 2020 and November 11, 2020. All five episodes, including the final episode, The Shibuya-ish Heroic Saga of Pump and Gotsu, shipped on Blu-ray Disc to backers on December 25, 2020.

Characters

Development

On August 20 2019 Toei Animation announced that they planned to create five animated shorts to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Digimon Adventure, and decided to fund them through Crowdfunding, opening a page on the crowdfunding website, Campfire. Starting on August 22, Japanese fans would have until October 2 to raise ¥10,000,000 for the shorts to funded, though stated that even if the funding project failed, the shorts would still be made using an alternate method.[1]

Rewards tiers

¥3,000, ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000 (only 330), ¥40,000, ¥200,000 (only 5), ¥300,000 (only 5)

Rewards
  • Digimon 20th limited edition special booklet
    • ¥3,000, ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥40,000, ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Thank you message
    • ¥3,000, ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥40,000, ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Project-only mail magazine
    • ¥3,000, ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥40,000, ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Digimon 20th Memorial Story Blue-Ray
    • ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥40,000, ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Clear file with original illustration
    • ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥40,000, ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Clear file with original illustration (8 total in one set)
    • ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥40,000, ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna key frame reprints (3 sheets)
    • ¥10,000 (first)
  • Digimon 20th Memory Story screen play and storyboard (5 recorded stories, not autographed)
    • ¥10,000 (second)
  • Screenplay autographed by cast
    • ¥200,000, ¥300,000
  • Invitation to special screening of Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
    • ¥15,000
  • Angemon figure designed by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, and a postcard
    • ¥40,000
  • Digimon 20th Memory Story post recording participation ticket
    • ¥200,000
  • Creation of your original Digimon partner & presented as a doll
    • ¥300,000

The crowdfunding was a success, finishing at 338% funded with a total of ¥38,336,588 raised.[2]

Original Digimon Partners

As all five "Creation of your original Digimon partner & presented as a doll" rewards were purchased, five Digimon were created through co-operation between the customer and Kenji Watanabe.

The five Digimon are:


Notes

  1. 5 Digimon Anime Shorts Planned for 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project
  2. https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/119439
  3. しょう (@sho3411). "20th DIGIMON ADVENTURE メモリアルストーリープロジェクト 渡辺けんじさんデザインオリジナルパートナーデジモン に支援しました。パートナーデジモンは「エクスドラモン」です。aero aqua iceの造語でaequcedramonです。公式でデジタルモンスターを作るという最高の経験と宝物を得る事が出来ました" December 25 2020, 13:49 PM. Tweet.
  4. ぎょっチャンネル@デジモン (YouTuber@Gyotchan). "20th DIGIMON ADVENTURE メモリアルストーリープロジェクト 渡辺けんじさんオリジナルパートナーデジモン 「ガンバイバーモン」 子供のころ誰でも一度は思ったはず、自分にもパートナーデジモンがいたら そんな夢を叶えていただきました。 掛け替えのない経験をさせていただきました。#デジモン December 25 2020, 22:05 PM. Tweet.
  5. りょうさぎ (@moffmof)"20th DIGIMON ADVENTURE メモリアルストーリープロジェクト渡辺けんじさんがオリジナルパートナーデジモンを描きます&ぬいぐるみ化のクラウドファンディング!!! 『ピョントモン/Pyontomon』 ずっと好きだったデジモンで一生自慢出来る夢のような貴重な経験させてもらいました!!!! #Digimon" January 23 2021, 23:23 PM. Tweet.
  6. 灯(ともしび) (@cbc6cd08b2704a3) "20th DIGIMON ADVENTURE メモリアルストーリープロジェクト 渡辺けんじさんオリジナルパートナーデジモン にて、唯一無二のパートナーと出会わせて頂きました。 名前は「ルリモン」当時緊張で青色とアグモンが好きとしか言えなかったw パートナーが目の前に…嬉し過ぎて終始顔が緩みっぱなしです。" January 23 2021, 15:21 PM. Tweet.
  7. マド. "20th DIGIMON ADVENTURE メモリアルストーリープロジェクトにて渡辺けんじ先生にオリジナルパートナーデジモンをデザインして頂きました!名前は『マドモン』です このような大変貴重な機会に参加させて頂いて光栄です!! マドモンをよろしくおねがいします!! July 23 2021, 12:09 AM. Tweet.