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Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure to tour North America in 2020

Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure
Promotional artwork for Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure.

A symphonic concert will tour North America as part of the thirtieth anniversary of the Dragon Ball series through 2020, starting with Chicago, Illinois on Friday, March 27th, 2020.

Funimation and Toei Animation have partnered with Overlook Events and AWR Music Productions (the group behind the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concerts), to bring the music from the Dragon Ball anime to life by a live orchestra using taiko drumming, and a score by Japanese composer Shunsuke Kikuchi.

While Chicago is listed as the first stop, no other cities were provided. As Funimation’s blog post mentioned “North America”, it is hoped that some Canadian cities would be included in the tour.

Tickets for the Chicago date of the Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10:00 am CST, on Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Source: Funimation

New trailer for Digimon Adventure movie released, has Spring 2020 launch

A new teaser for the upcoming film Digimon Adventure: Last Adventure Kizuna was unveiled by Toei Animation at a special screening during Anime Expo this past Sunday.

This brief trailer has Agumon asking Tai if they will remain together as Tai grows older. Tai reassures his digital friend that he will always remember him as they go on one last adventure together.

Digimon Adventure: Last Adventure Kizuna is expected for a spring 2020 release in the United States.

Source: Facebook

Digimon Adventure Tri. to stream on Crunchyroll November 20

The original DigiDestined have reunited! Fans in Canada, United States, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand can catch the first four episodes of the long awaited Digimon Aventure Tri. on Crunchyroll starting at 7:00 am PST on November 20th, 2015.

Six years after their first foray into the Digital World over summer, the DigiDestined have grown up and moved on. The tranquility since the portal to the Digital World closed is not to last as a monster appears in Taichi Yagami’s hometown of Odaiba. Taichi is helpless; unable to stop the destruction of his neighbourhood caused by Kuwagamon. But when Kuwagamon’s attention turns towards Taichi, the teenager’s long silent Digivice activates…

Digimon Adventure Tri. is a six-part theatrical anime release as a sequel to the original Digimon Adventure which aired back in 1999.

Source: Crunchyroll

Viz licences Sailor Moon series, to begin streaming on May 19, 2014

Following their panel at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois, Viz Media has disclosed that they have secured the license to the Sailor Moon anime series. This includes the rights to Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon Super S, and Sailor Moon Sailor Stars — 200 episodes in total, all in their original uncut glory.

Viz Media’s revival of the Sailor Moon series will retain the original Japanese voice tracks with subtitles and a completely new English vocal cast. Blu-ray and DVD boxes are set for release in the fall of 2014.

Word has it that series creator Naoko Takeuchi is vetting the selection of the English voice cast.

The original Sailor Moon anime premiered in North America almost 20 years ago, dubbed and edited by DiC Entertainment.

Viz Media will be releasing new episodes through their online streaming service Neon Alley and through Hulu, which begins on Monday, May 19th, 2014. No word if Canadian users will be able to join in on the streaming series.

Sources: Twitter [1, 2, 3, 4], Anime News Network

Digimon to be released on DVD

The Official Digimon Adventure Set: The Complete First Season
The Official Digimon Adventure Set: The Complete First Season

It’s been a long time coming; there is finally an official DVD release of the first season of Digimon. The Official Digimon Adventure Set: The Complete First Season contains all 54 episodes across 8 discs in a box set format. There are no details if this is the English dubbed version that originally aired in the late 1990’s, or if it will include the original Japanese voices.

The first season of Digimon (or Digimon Adventure in Japan) follows eight young children who wind up in a digital world while attending summer camp. Finding this world populated with monsters, the children team up with the creatures to stop the evil forces intent on destroying both the digital and real worlds.

The Official Digimon Adventure Set: The Complete First Season will be available for purchase on October 9th, 2012.