Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the Digimon Adventure: reboot anime on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, the Carribean, South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Launch times will vary by language.
The anime will premiere in Japan on Sunday.
The new anime will take place in 2020 and will feature an all-new story centering on Taichi Yagami when he is in his fifth year in elementary school. His partner is Agumon. The story begins in Tokyo when a large-scale network malfunction occurs. Taichi is preparing for his weekend summer camping trip when the incident happens. Taichi's mother and his younger sister Hikari get stuck on a train that won't stop moving, and Taichi heads to Shibuya in order to help them. However, on his way there, he encounters a strange phenomenon and sweeps him up into the Digital World along with the other DigiDestined.
Masato Mitsuka (Digimon Fusion episode director) is serving as series director at Toei Animation. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon, One Piece, Beyblade Burst) is supervising the series scripts, and Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru returns from Digimon Adventure: to design the characters. Akihiro Asanuma (Digimon: Data Squad) is the chief animation director. Ryouka Kinoshita (Little Witch Academia, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) is the art director, and Toshiki Amada (Fire Force, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) is in charge of art setting. Matsuki Hanae, Naoko Sagawa, and Hiroyuki Sakurada are the producers.
A new trading card game for the franchise will also launch this spring.
The first Digimon Adventure: television anime series premiered in 1999, and the Digimon Adventure 02 television anime series (pictured at left) then aired in 2000-2001.
The first film in the six-part Digimon Adventure tri. film project opened in Japan in November 2015, and the sixth film opened in May 2018. The films feature Taichi and his friends in high school. Crunchyroll began streaming all six films on the same day that they premiered in Japan. Shout! Factory released all the films on home video.
The Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film opened in Japan on February 21. Fathom Events and Toei Animation originally scheduled to screen the film with English subtitles in select theaters in the United States on March 25, but it has postponed its screening. The film features Taichi as a university student.