All posts tagged: Digimon: Digital Monsters

Bandai Shows Off The Digimon 20th Anniversary V-Pet’s Tag Battle System In New Video

Months ago, Bandai revealed to the world that they would be re-releasing their original Tamagotchi off-shoot, the Digimon V-Pet, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. This comes as a follow up to three other Digimon Digivice upgrade and redistribution projects and I have a sneaking suspicion that it wont be the last. The new device, titled Digimon 20th Anniversary V-Pet, will not only be a physical replication of the original but will come with heavily upgraded gameplay mechanics that will give Tamers access to a slew of Digimon, new and old, as well as new levels of Digivolution, and new ways to battle with friends. One of which happens to be the “Tag Battle” system that has been coded into the device’s software so as to allow four monster battles. The Japanese video game pop culture website 4Gamer recently held quite the interview with the staff in charge of the Digimon 20th Anniversary V-Pet, and whilst many of the questions answered were done so in a mostly vague manner, only revealing information already done so through …

Everything We Know About Bandai’s 20th Anniversary Remake Of The Original Digimon V-Pet

Some time ago, Bandai Japan updated the official Digimon: Digital Monsters website to feature a countdown timer alongside an interesting graphic sporting both series mainstay Tyrannomon accompanied by the original V-Pet, released in 1997. The timer was obviously counting down to the re-release of the V-Pets we came to know and love in our youth. Not only was it the images that gave it away, but the long line of re-makes and re-releases that Bandai have been rolling out over the past year. Well today that timer finally hit zero, and with it came the reveal of what is indeed a pair of very exciting re-makes. Now, I have spent a great deal of my day attempting to translate the onslaught of information that came with the announcement, but that is not the hardest feat I have attempted to accomplish today…it is this; relaying it to you all in an understandable and concise manner. Considering I do not read, write, or understand Japanese, I have had to use a series of translation applications to discover …

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Heading To The West Courtesy Of Toei Animation

Ever since I was a child, stretching up to this very day, I have been in love with Bandai’s Digimon. The Anime series, the video games, the Virtual Pets, and even it’s Trading Card Game, it seems as though Digimon is just one of the few franchises that will stick with me for the rest of my life. Reading that alone, you can see why the next step into the Digital World, known as Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters, is so exciting to me, and people like myself, who simply cannot get enough of what the franchise has to offer. Until today, I was convinced that the new Anime series, accompanied by the Video Game and merchandise related to it, would never make it outside of Japan, but it is thanks to Toei Animations news that I’m able to toss those thoughts out the window, replacing them with some more positive than the last: Perhaps you’ve never heard of this, but there is a yearly convention called “MIPCON” which is, in basic terms, a tradeshow that …

A Second Trailer Has Been Released For Upcoming Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Game

While many Digimon fans from across the globe are busy attacking and defending the new multimedia project Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters, many of us are just glad that such an addition to the long-running series exists. Scroll through any comment section of any given article regarding the new Video Game or Anime and you will understand just how divisive Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters is. There’s a clear three-way split in the fandom; a third of which will attack it for either been too different or not different enough, another that will defend it tooth and nail regardless of the facts, and a final that is simply happy that the franchise has yet to perish in the shadow of more popular franchises like Pokemon and Yo-Kai Watch. This particular piece of news goes out to the latter of the fanbase specifically: Bandai Namco Entertainment have released a brand-new full-length trailer for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, aptly titled Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters, that showcases many of it’s features, most of which have never been seen in previous …

Digimon Adventure Tri. Hits North American Cinemas This September

Now, reader; what is better than a Digimon Adventure Tri. official English dub release? The answer; a theatrical release of said English dub! Film Distribution company Eleven Arts have come together with Toei Animation for not only an English dub of the series of movies but to detail plans on their theatrical release throughout North America, of course, starting with the very first of the films; Reunion. It is clear to both companies that there are still fans of the franchise floating around in the West, and it seems as though they’re more than willing to, for lack of a better phrase; give a dog a bone. Working with Fathom Events, a cinema-centric company that organises events for specialty films, Eleven Arts have revealed that they will be hosting one-time screenings of the movie across 300 North American theatres on the 15th of September, but if you cannot make it to the one-night showing, do not stress; Eleven Arts also have plans to give the film a proper theatrical release soon after that of the …

Toei Animation Releases Second Preview For Digimon Adventure Tri: Determination

While most, if not all, Digimon fans living around the world are focused on the recently-released Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth courtesy of Bandai Namco Games, Toei Animation thought it would be a good idea to sneakily release another preview for the upcoming Digimon Adventure Tri film Determination. The second in a series of six films, Determination focuses heavily on that of Jo Kido and Mimi Tachikawa alongside their digital pals Gomamon and Palmon. Mostly shrouded in mystery, it looks as though this second film will feature the Digimon Emperor as it’s main antagonist, despite the fact that, years earlier, his reign on the Digital World was thwarted and he joined the second generation of DigiDestined as Ken Ichijouji, who you may all know is the partner of Wormmon. Seemingly controlled by the Digimon Emperor is that of Imperialdramon who, although scary enough as he already is, looks fearsome under the dark control of this mysterious but deja vu-inducing hero. Determination will mark the very first time both Gomamon and Palmon’s Mega evolutions will be shown …

Bandai Namco Entertainment Announces Digimon Linkz SmartPhone Game

It seems as though Digimon is making a comeback. According to Japan, it never really left, but anyone who knows anything about the long-running monster-raising franchise will know that it has obviously seen better days. Most notably; back in 90s when it was first conceived and released. As of late, though, the franchise has been resurrected thanks to a whole bunch of new video games developed specifically for those of us who grew up with Digimon, and those of us who still have a place for it in our hearts. Digimon World Re:Digitized, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Digimon World -Next 0rder-; these are just a few of the worthwhile new Digimon games that Bandai Namco Entertainment have delivered to the Digital Monster-loving fans…and they’ve got one more to announce, but unfortunately it wont be as exciting as the titles I listed just above. The new game is called Digimon Linkz; a SmartPhone title that has players build their own village, raise their own Digimon, and battle others to see just who truly is the master …

Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion – Second Teaser Trailer Released

Chances are, if you grew up with Digimon…you’ll never grow out of Digimon. How do I know this? Because literally everybody I know of that loved Digimon as children still have great feelings for it now, that’s why the prospect of these Digimon Adventure Tri films is so exciting! Now let me ask you a question: Who was the first enemy Digimon the DigiDestined and their partners faced off against when they discovered each other in the Digital World? If you said Kuwagamon, you’d be right. If you said “Who cares! Let’s just see the new trailer!” you’d also be right. Digimon Adventure Tri’s first movie, subtitled “Reunion“, sees the original DigiDestined crew, well…reunite with their long lost digital pals. Fact is; troubles not too far around the corner. Before the group even get a chance to fully embrace each others’ company, they’re attacked by none other than Kuwagamon. The same Kuwagamon? Perhaps, but unconfirmed. Agumon, like he did in the very beginning, springs to action and takes on the gargantuan beetle once again, ending …

It’s Time We Head Back – First Trailer Released For Digimon World: Next Order

My experience with the original Digimon World video game is that of an odd one: I never had a PlayStation therefor I never owned the game, but my next door neighbour had both and, as a fan of the series, you could imagine I spent most of my time there playing it…but I had no idea what I was doing. Battles were impossible for me, my Digimon would constantly die, the town wouldn’t expand, it was a video game that was simply too difficult for my tiny brain to comprehend and yet I stuck with it for so long. Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan recently revealed that there is a brand-new Digimon World video game on the horizon; Digimon World: Next Order. When I first heard of the news I simply thoughts this was just another Digimon game that would fail to reach Western shores and therefor only work to disappoint me; a huge fan of the Digimon franchise. Bandai Namco Entertainment North America and Europe recently announced that they will be bringing the previous PlayStation Vita …

New Video Shows What The Digimon Adventure Tri Complete Selection Animation Digivice Can Really Do

About a week ago, I brought you news of Premium Bandai’s latest and greatest piece of Digimon merchandise; The Digimon Adventure Tri Complete Selection Animation Digivice. Yes, the name IS unnecessarily long, but that doesn’t make this product any less exciting, that’s for sure! Though it does make it hard to write a concise article title. Over in Tokyo, the powers at be held their very of Digimon Adventure Festival wherein which they celebrated everything Digimon Adventure, much like what the event’s title states. During this festival, Bandai elaborated on just what it is this new device can do by releasing a full video literally showing what it can do! Contrary to what was once thought about this Digivice, it is unlike the 15th Anniversary version announced months ago which actually features a video game function much like the Digivices released all those years ago. Despite the Complete Selection Animation Digivice not being “playable”, it does have a set of functions unique to this “proplica”. If you’d read the previous article you’d already know that …

See An Iconic Battle Revisited In The First Full Trailer For Digimon Adventure Tri Part One

Over this past weekend, Tokyo held it’s very own Digimon Adventure Festival that, as a Digimon fan and a guy who writes about Japanese pop culture, I was very surprised to find out about. Never before had I heard of the Digimon Adventure Festival, but I’m damn glad it exists because, thanks to it, we (the fans) have been given a nice look at the first of six Digimon Adventure Tri movies through a full trailer rather than more teasers, which I couldn’t handle for much longer. With a distinct lack of dialogue, the trailer features the movie’s theme song “Butter-Fly” by Koji Wada; the theme song of the original Japanese dub of the series which will make a return for the new films. It also features scenes from the first film, obviously, that show the re-igniting of a battle between our hero Greymon and the mysteriously evil Kuwagamon which you’ll remember was the first big battle in the original Digimon Adventure Anime series, going down in history as one of the most iconic Digimon …

Premium Bandai Reveals Official Replica Of Tai’s Signature Goggles

Happy days for Digimon fans living in Japan! Premium Bandai, over the past few months, have been rolling out the awesome merchandise in celebration of the upcoming Digimon Adventure Tri series of animated films, each item looking better than the last with the latest being a full-scale replica of the original DigiDestined leader’s signature goggles. Incase having a fully-functioning Digivice wasn’t quite enough to make you feel like a true DigiDestined, surely these goggles will! As you may remember, Taichi “Tai” Kamiya was the original wearer of this legendary piece of eye-gear back in Digimon Adventure, but then passed it down to Daisuke Motomiya (Davis) so he could start his adventure as the DigiDestined leader in Digimon Adventure 02. This pair of goggles started a trend that has only been broken once throughout the series thanks to my personal favorite DigiDestined Marcus Damon (Masaru Daimon) of Digimon Data Squad, who refused to don his own pair of icon leader goggles. Officially titled The Memorial Digimon Goods: Taichi Goggles, this new item is now up for …

New PlayStation Vita Title Digimon World: Next Order Just Announced

No! No! This just isn’t fair! It seems like every single time the West gets even a little closer to Japan…they engage rocket boosters and speed off into the distance. Since the announcement of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Western fans of the franchise have longed to get their hands on it. Finally, a Digimon game for the older fan! Bandai Namco Entertainment throws us a bone and announces that the game will indeed be coming to the West on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, albeit next year some time. Not a month after that, we’re hearing word of a brand-new Digimon game that’s in development; one called Digimon World: Next Order. The latest issue of Japan’s V-Jump magazine featured a two page spread regarding the new title yet, despite that, not a great deal of information on the game’s story or setting was revealed. What we know of the game is that it will centre around a young Digimon fanatic who’s two partners are Agumon and Gabumon, possibly meaning that the appearance of …

Digi-Prayers Answered – Bandai Namco Announces Western Release Of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

I woke up in a pretty good mood today but it has now been multiplied by a million thanks to some news straight from Bandai Namco Entertainment’s RPG panel at Anime Expo 2015 regarding the Western localisation of a Digimon video game that fans have been waiting for ever since they first dreamed of a more mature piece of Digital Monsters media. The game is called Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, and it revolves around a young man or women, depending on your choice, who must travel between the real world and the Digital World in order to uncover the secrets behind a mysterious virus that’s spreading from human to human causing sickness and death. Of course, there to help are a whole bunch of Digimon who you’ll have to befriend, raise, train, and evolve in order to restore balance and retain peace in both worlds. Canada’s Amazon portal recently listed this Adventure/RPG as a PlayStation 4 title and fans finally found a shred of hope. Now, thanks to Bandai Namco Entertainment’s panel, we’ve been given something solid …

Could Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Really Be Coming To The West?

The 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo is now more or less over for the year. Fans were rocked by some incredible announcements and left unimpressed by others; much like the expo from last year, the year before, and every other one prior to that. It’s simply how these things go. Bandai Namco Games really brought their A-Game this year by announcing Dark Souls 3, alongside some other big titles, but one of the video games fans were hoping to hear about was simply not mentioned at all. That game is the PlayStation Vita’s own Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth; a Digimon video game made for the generation that grew alongside the franchise from conception to current times. This RPG title has been in the hearts and minds of the fans ever since it was announced and it will continue to stay that way until it is firmly in our hands. Well although it wasn’t spoken about at E3, it seems as though Amazon Canada want people in a bit of a fact-finding frenzy seeing as they’ve listed …

We’re Going Digital – New Digimon Figurines Revealed For Franchise 15th Anniversary

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Fifteen years later, Digimon: Digital Monsters is still going as strong as ever and while it’s presence here in the West isn’t as solid as it was back in the late 90’s, over in Japan it remains as one of the top monster taming franchises of all time. It’s no lie that other series’ similar to it like Pokemon and Yokai Watch are indeed taking over in terms of popularity, but Digimon still has one hell of a large fan base, and I feel as though it always will! At least…I hope it does. Most fans of Japanese pop culture will know that we’re currently celebrating the series’ 15th Anniversary, which seems as though it has been going on for longer than you’d usually celebrate something of this type. Because of this momentous occasion, many manufacturers out there have decided that now is the perfect time to release some brand-new merchandise lines. Smart! Ever since the anniversary celebrations began we’ve seen things like new figurines, …

Digimon Adventure Tri – First Anime Preview Released

It’s taken months of hype-building and a release delay but today marks a wonderful time in the lives of all Digimon fans the world over because we’ve just been gifted the very first look of what the actual Anime production is going to be like! Up until now all we saw were teaser images and videos that worked very well to get the hearts of the fans pumping, but left them wanting so much more…I suppose that’s the whole point of a teaser, right? It doesn’t matter! When I comes to Digimon, I’m the type of guy who wants all or nothing! The great country of Japan has been hosting a television marathon of the original Digimon Adventure Anime which ended with the preview that I’ve provided for you just below this post. Shocking audiences and causeing some to even break down and cry, this preview shows off the entire main cast, their Digimon pals, and the voice talents who will be lending their mastery to their respective characters. It was also revealed that this …

Bandai Releases A New Trailer For The Classic Digivice, Praise Jesmon!

You may not quite be aware but this year marks the 15th anniversary for the much-loved monster taming series “Digimon: Digital Monsters”. What started off as a range of combat-ready virtual pets developed specifically for young men has now become one of the world’s most well-known merchandising juggernauts second only to that of “Pokemon”, and I’m not even sure that’s entirely correct. Despite it’s drop off in popularity here in the West, “Digimon” has stayed in the hearts of all the fans that grew up with it and has continued to thrive over in it’s birthplace Japan. Fifteen years later, the pop culture world is preparing to celebrate the franchise’s many years of growth and prosperity. Bandai, the company behind “Digimon”, is very much leading those preparations by releasing a slew of new “Digimon-based” items as well as re-releasing some of the “classics”. One I’m sure you all know about is the original “Digivice” which has undergone a bit of an upgrade and is on the verge of a secondary release to contemporary audiences. Despite hearing of …

Always Wanted To Be A DigiDestined? These Replica Tags And Crests Can Help With That!

It’s obvious that you remember the original “Digimon Adventure” Anime series. If you didn’t know what it was I don’t think you would have even clicked through to the article but I know for a fact that anyone who did will not be disappointed! Bandai have just announced that they are planning to release a special new item as part of their “Digimon” 15th Anniversary celebrations that will go very well with the remakes of the original “Digivices”. I bet, if you’re anything like me, you were one of the kids that looked at the glowing necklaces of the “DigiDestined” and said; “Dang! I wish I had one of them!”, well now in 2015 you’ll be able to get yourself an official Bandai-made replica. Yes, the new item that has already been put of for pre-order is indeed a replica of the original Tags and Crests from the first “Digimon Adventure” series. Courage, Friendship, Love, Sincerity, Knowledge, Reliability, Hope, Light, and Kindness are all featured, with every purchase also landing the buyer a 70cm necklace so …

SnapThirty Presents: Two Idiots Play “Digimon World”

Hey, everybody! Remember all those video games you would go to your friends places to play back when you were a little younger? Yeah, all those games that you didn’t have but you knew someone else did so you’d go and hang out with them just to get the chance to have a go? Well, seeing as I didn’t have a PlayStation One as a kid, the game that kept me going over to my next door neighbours house was none other than the original “Digimon World”. I was never as lucky as my fellow writer Kane Bugeja, he had a PlayStation One AND “Digimon World” but back then the only way he could have gotten through it is by using cheats. Many years after the game was first released, Kane and I decided we’d do a little something special in celebration of the upcoming “Digimon Adventure Tri” Anime series which is set to air this year; we took a trip back in time to play “Digimon World” as adults and, without giving too much away…it …

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Get It Early And Nab Yourself An Omnimon Zwart…Eventually

There’s this awesome new trend in the video game industry where publishers and developers will offer certain bonuses to people in the world who pre-order one of their titles or who buy it as quickly as they possibly can. We call these “Day One Bonuses”, “Pre-Order Bonuses” and other variations of that because, well…that’s exactly what they are. Most games will offer quick buyers some sort of reward for doing so like an alternate costume for the main character, some powerful weapons to put you ahead of the game or even some new levels to play through. Either way, it’s all a marketing campaign to get people to buy the game straight away and, as long as they’re giving me free stuff, I couldn’t care less. Bandai Namco Games Japan (soon to be Bandai Namco Entertainment) announced that their upcoming PlayStation Vita title “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” is going to have its very own “Day One Edition” which gifts players two extra Digimon to add to their team at the start of the game: Black …

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Is The Game We’ve Always Wanted And The New Trailer Proves It

So Japan are getting themselves a new game in the March of next year. Maybe you’ve heard of it; it’s called “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” and it features everything a long-time “Digimon” fan like myself could have ever asked for. Not only is it a contemporary “Digimon” video game (which is enough to get anybody excited) but it also plays host to some of the most awesome graphics I’ve ever seen in a franchise title as well as some of my favorite “Digimon” of all time. It also helps that it is a PlayStation Vita game, of which I happen to be a huge fanboy. Well Bandai Namco Games Japan have today released a new trailer for the upcoming game that goes for a whopping five minutes and basically outlines, in video form, all the information we’ve been delivered over the past few months in written form only. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, or something large and solid similar to a rock: “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” follows a young hero, male or …

Group Teaser Image Released For Upcoming Digimon Adventure Season

Tai, Matt, Sora, Izzy, Mimi, Joe, T.K. and Kari. Agumon, Gabumon, Biyomon, Tentomon, Palmon, Gomamon, Patamon and Gatomon. They’re ready to return to the spotlight and when they do…it’ll be a day to remember for the rest of your lives. Originally we were introduced to these young boys and girls when they fell into a bit of trouble one year at summer camp. Thrown into the “Digital World” they quickly put their differences aside to work for the greater good but with all good comes evil, and this particular force of malevolence has worked hard to earn its title. Meeting their partner “Digimon” and growing to become best of friends, the team save the “Digital World” from impending doom and return to their “normal” lives. Well, it’s been a while now and the time has come for them to get back to what they know best. It’s time for the team to come back together for one last mission. One last battle. One last…adventure. As many of you already know; there’s a new “Digimon Adventure” …

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Introducing Rie and Crusadermon

There’s not much that excites me more than the prospect of a new ‘Digimon’ video game. Unfortunately for me and my ‘Digimon-loving’ brothers and sisters, the last couple of games to be announced and released…never made it out of Japan. I know…soul crushing. That’s OK though because we’re all keeping up hope. We’re praing to all the Digi-Gods we know as we practically beg Bandai Namco Games to bring some of these titles out West. The latest piece of news from the upcoming ‘Digimon Story’ game, ‘Syber Sleuth’, is the addition of two new characters to the story. One being a human and the other being a high-level ‘Digimon’, these two will play quite a set of important roles in the events of the game. Why else would they be introducing us to them early? Previously revealed was a character named Kyoko Kuremi who, if you dont recall, is a super sexy female detective with legs that go on for ages…*cough cough*…Excuse me. Well the new character introuced today happens to be just as sexy …

Digimon All-Star Rumble – Bandai Namco Reveals ‘Digicard’ System

We’re here, people. Tokyo Game Show is happening as we speak and from the expo comes a whole bunch of news about some awesome upcoming Japanese video game titles, one of which just so happens to be my most anticipated; ‘Digimon All-Star Rumble’. The game, which was announced by Bandai Namco about a month or so ago, pits Digimon against Digimon in much the same style as the PlayStation 2 ‘Digimon’ fighting game ‘Digimon Rumble Arena’. Featuring characters from the original season all the way up until the latest season, this game is the first from the ‘Digimon’ franchise in quite a while that WILL be getting a Western release. Bandai Namco Games today, at the Tokyo Game Show, released a whole new batch of screenshots and character models from the game that not only show us more of what it has to offer but also introduces us to the ‘Digicard’ system which is a gameplay mechanic that allows players to add special bonuses and upgrades to their digital partner. Two ‘Digicards’ can be equipped …

Digimon Adventure Anime Sequel – New Teaser Image Revealed

The official website for the upcoming Digimon Adventure Anime sequel was only just updated and it now features a new teaser image/message that is, in short; so very heart-warming. Heading over to the site, you’ll be confronted by a furry little guy called Botamon who happens to be the baby form of the franchise mascot Agumon. Clicking on the egg which appears on the site, will have Botamon hatch. After it hatches you can interact with it by petting the cutie. After it has had its fill, it will offer you another clickable icon which, when clicked, will open up another browser window that just so happens to feature the image you can see above. Appearing in both Japanese and/or English, this little message to the Digimon fans basically outlines the start of a 17 year old Tai’s morning of which I assume we’ll be seeing once the first episode of the Anime airs. Though short, it’s written beautifully and really gets the heart pumping. When there’s hype to be built, this seems like the …

“Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth” Overview Trailer Released

Bandai Namco haven’t exactly shown us a great deal of what we’re to expect in the upcoming PlaStation Vita title ‘Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth’, but what we do have is just enough to whet our appetite and get us excited for what’s to come. Over the past couple of months, Bandai Namco have slowly but surely been releasing small batches of screenshots and short gameplay trailers just to get fans of the franchise into somewhat of a hype frenzy. Over the weekend the Japanese branch of Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the game that basically compiles most, if not all, of what we’ve seen up until now into a neat little package for us all to enjoy. It shows both the female and male main characters as well as their friends and possible ‘Digimon’ partners. The game is set for a Japanese release sometime in 2015 with no word as to whether or not it will be getting a Western release but hopefully, thanks to the signatures on THIS petition, we may actually …

“Digimon All-Star Rumble” – Gameplay Videos From Bandai Namco Event

Bandai Namco dropped a bomb over the weekend, one that has ‘Digimon’ fans the world over locked in a state of great anticipation and semi-disbelief. A brand-new fighting game was announced, titled ‘Digimon All-Star Rumble’ for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but what makes this announcement as exciting as it is would probably have to be the fact that it is heading to the West within the next couple of months. ‘Digimon’ fans have been longing for a video game from the long-running series as of late and only now where we thrown a bone. That doesn’t matter though, I’m just happy we got something at all. After the morning of the anouncement, Bandai Namco games held a small event where players could try out new and upcoming games, one of which just so happened to be ‘Digimon All-Star Battle’. An event attendee got some time playing and managed to snag some fairly nice footage of the game. This user posted them up on Youtube and we’ve provided them for you just below. The …

“Digimon Adventure” Is On It’s Way Back With A New Anime Series In The Works

Now, OK, I’m kind of shaking while writing this right now but I’m going to try my best to keep as much composure as possible. It’s going to be hard though because this is downright the greatest news I’ve heard for quite some time. Avid ‘Digimon’ fans may be aware that this year marks the 15th anniversary of the ‘Digimon’ franchise. As celebration for this momentous occasion, we seen a few awesome ‘Digimon-centric’ releases, one of which being an actual re-release of the original ‘Digimon Adventure’ ‘Digivices’ which have been upgraded ever so slightly to bring audiences a new experience while also allowing them to tap into the deep seeded nostalgia that comes with it. Yesterday an event was held for the anniversary of the franchise where it was announced that plans to make an Anime series that will continue on from the story of the first season of ‘Digimon Adventure’ are already in the works. This series is set for a release in the Spring of next year and will star a seventeen year …

“Digimon All-Star Rumble” Announced For The West

This is absolutely amazing! For so long now ‘Digimon’ fans have been begging video game publishing companies like Namco Bandai to bring some sort of ‘Digimon’ game over to the West and finally they’ve answered our call with the announcement of a brand-new ‘Digital Monsters’ video game title that will actually be made available in both North America and Europe! Yosha! The newly-announced brawler title is called ‘Digimon All-Star Rumble’ and is somewhat reminiscent of the PlayStation classic ‘Digimon Rumble Arena’ a game I bought, loved and sorely miss to this day. The fighting game will feature a 4-player battle system that’ll have you and three of your best ‘Digi-Pals’ going head-to-head-to-head-to-head in the first ever “Digimon Evolution Tournament”. The game’s story is quite simple but seeing as it IS a fighting title I don’t think it necessarily has to have a story: The ‘Digital World’ is finally at peace. ‘Digimon’ are living in harmony and the forces of evil are nowhere to be seen, though…the ‘Digimon’ still long to take the next step in …

“Digimon: Digital Monsters” Season Two Collection Review

The sad truth is that, no matter what one does, evil will always be lurking within the darkness of shadows. The voices in our heads tell us to stand tall against adversity no matter how many times it tries to get you down and the only way to truly survive is to listen to those words and do as described. Never let the forces of negativity get you down. Always rise up time and time again because no matter how many battles you win, there will always be another just around the corner and this is all to evident for the cast of ‘Digimon: Digital Monsters’ who, after conquering the Dark Masters in the first season of the Anime, return alongside a group of other young ‘DigiDestined’ to save the ‘Digital World’ like they did all those years ago. Unfortunately this time they’ll be fighting a force much more formidable than the last. It has been three years since the events of the first season and we now follow a new group of ‘DigiDestined’ as …

15th Anniversary Special Edition Digivice Unveiled

A week or so ago Bandai released a teaser image on their premium online store that depicted two coloured silhouettes with a familiar shape. ‘Digimon’ fans the net over were quick to jump onto the idea that this ‘teaser’ depicted the original two ‘Digivices’ from the first season of the Anime series, one belonging to team leader Taichi ‘Tai’ Kamiya and the other belonging to the black sheep of the group Yamato ‘Matt’ Ishida. The teaser page on the website described this particular release as something older fans will remember but with certain features that are fresh, new and sure to get them excited. Today Bandai have updated their premium online store to no longer show a simple teaser image but the actual product itself and it’s exactly what we were all thinking…though it is still immeasurably exciting! This item is, for all intents and purposes, a re-release of the original ‘Digivice’ which you may remember featured in the first season of the long-running series. While looking almost exactly the same as they did fifteen …

“Digimon: Digital Monsters” Season One Collection Review

As a new man, barely in his twenties, I find myself looking forward to the future with hope in my heart and ambition coursing through my veins. With a positive outlook and an energetic disposition, day by day my anticipation and excitement of what is to come grows stronger but I constantly catch myself in daydreams of the past. Younger, better days. Times when the bulk of my focus was centered on a tiny, square, brick-like toy that had to do no more than ‘beep’ to get my attention. The days of the ‘virtual pet’; they were good ones indeed. The original ‘Digimon’ ‘V-Pets’, as they’re called, were basically Tamagotchis with ‘machismo’. You didn’t give your virtual pet a bow to wear or a ball to play with, that’s not how you train a killer! From the moment a ‘Digimon’ hatches it is put into rigorous training; shooting bubbles at punching bags or having to fight it’s own body double. Being a sequence of digital lines on a tiny screen is hard, especially when you’re …