Digimon Adventure: Dub Announced at Digimon Con, New Cast.

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Dub of Digimon Adventure: was announced at Digimon Con.





Zeno Robinson, the new voice of Tai has an introduction video.

Ben Diskin returns to Digimon as the voice of Agumon!

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Update- Thanks to Steven Wade for pointing this out...


tri. voice director, and Kizuna recording engineer, Ryan Johnston tweeted a QT to Robinson's Adventure tweet, so it appears Johnston is also returning in some fahsion.



An audio message posted by Zeno Robinson in the middle of the night also mentions Studiopolis, continuing their long association with dubbing Digimon.



Update- The promo and introduction videos.



 

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I like that Ben Diskin has dipped into Digimon periodically, he was also Dorumon in ReArise. Not entirely digging his Agumon though, it might take some time to grow on me.

Zeno's fantastic though. This'll be fun.
 

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Glad Ben is back in Digimon hehe
Anyone have the clip of what they sound like?
 

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Finally! All the time I decided not to watch it in Japanese is now worth it looking forward to the dub
 

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I'm amazed they are going through an American dub of Adventure 2020.

Also interesting is that this announcement of the American dub was in the Japanese stream as well.

How in the Hell are they gonna be successful airing this in the U.S. without a dedicated cartoon block on over the air TV networks and with FCC restrictions up the ass on children's programming?
 

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I'm amazed they are going through an American dub of Adventure 2020.

Also interesting is that this announcement of the American dub was in the Japanese stream as well.

How in the Hell are they gonna be successful airing this in the U.S. without a dedicated cartoon block on over the air TV networks and with FCC restrictions up the ass on children's programming?

Well, there's always Netflix. That's how the current Pokemon anime airs. They could do half the episodes at once, then wait a few months and do the other half of the episodes that's show a lot of animes go to Netflix these days by doing it that way.

Yugioh Sevens announced a dub then said "we have dubbed half the episodes so far and are looking for somewhere to air it" and so far nothing, so let's hope that isn't a thing that happens here.
 

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I'm amazed they are going through an American dub of Adventure 2020.

Also interesting is that this announcement of the American dub was in the Japanese stream as well.

How in the Hell are they gonna be successful airing this in the U.S. without a dedicated cartoon block on over the air TV networks and with FCC restrictions up the ass on children's programming?
They didnt even dub the rest of xross wars...i really wonder how itll do
lol Maybe they will dub by ending songs? If it does well they'll dub the next few episodes that accompanies the 2nd ending? hmm xD
 

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I'm amazed they are going through an American dub of Adventure 2020.

Also interesting is that this announcement of the American dub was in the Japanese stream as well.

How in the Hell are they gonna be successful airing this in the U.S. without a dedicated cartoon block on over the air TV networks and with FCC restrictions up the ass on children's programming?

Well, there's always Netflix. That's how the current Pokemon anime airs. They could do half the episodes at once, then wait a few months and do the other half of the episodes that's show a lot of animes go to Netflix these days by doing it that way.

Yugioh Sevens announced a dub then said "we have dubbed half the episodes so far and are looking for somewhere to air it" and so far nothing, so let's hope that isn't a thing that happens here.

The problem is how do kids in the U.S. find out about it if they're not really channel surfing? Pokémon will always be searched for because it has more brand recognition. How do you get newer kids to watch Digimon if fewer younger people are aware of the franchise?
 

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I'm amazed they are going through an American dub of Adventure 2020.

Also interesting is that this announcement of the American dub was in the Japanese stream as well.

How in the Hell are they gonna be successful airing this in the U.S. without a dedicated cartoon block on over the air TV networks and with FCC restrictions up the ass on children's programming?

Well, there's always Netflix. That's how the current Pokemon anime airs. They could do half the episodes at once, then wait a few months and do the other half of the episodes that's show a lot of animes go to Netflix these days by doing it that way.

Yugioh Sevens announced a dub then said "we have dubbed half the episodes so far and are looking for somewhere to air it" and so far nothing, so let's hope that isn't a thing that happens here.

The problem is how do kids in the U.S. find out about it if they're not really channel surfing? Pokémon will always be searched for because it has more brand recognition. How do you get newer kids to watch Digimon if fewer younger people are aware of the franchise?

They once talked about adults getting the cards and playing with their kids and getting their kids into Digimon that way so maybe adults who saw Adventure 20 years ago watching the reboot with their kids

Bandai/Toei will post about it on social media a decent amount too I figure

It's all up in the air till they actually give us news though. My guess, like I said, is it drops on Netflix and theyll do 33/34 episodes in two blocks around 4-5 months apart. Then it's word of mouth to get views I guess (and DVD sales?)

Your question is something Bandai/Toei themselves have admitted struggling with though... getting new kids to watch/play Digimon
 

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Finally! All the time I decided not to watch it in Japanese is now worth it looking forward to the dub
I've seen all the episodes in Japanese, now I'll watch it again in dub.
 

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The problem is how do kids in the U.S. find out about it if they're not really channel surfing? Pokémon will always be searched for because it has more brand recognition. How do you get newer kids to watch Digimon if fewer younger people are aware of the franchise?
I mean... algorithms? It's not like streaming services are a blank screen that you have to manually enter information into. "If you liked [X children's show], you might like [Y children's show]". The whole concept of "flipping channels" is pretty out of date at this point. That isn't to say Digimon will inherently do well, since algorithms are not impartial and beholden to a lot of internal and external biases that impact discoverability, but it's not tautological.

Also I have no idea what FCC restrictions you're referring to. Children's programming these days is waaaay looser than it used to be purely in terms of themes and presentation. Nothing about Adventure would preclude it from being aired. All that said, I can't really say where it would air, but unless Disney bought it, probably Netflix.
 

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Zeno is going to be great Taichi!
I love the opportunity Adventure: offers for new talent to take on iconic characters!
 

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And there using Shoutmon's voice for Agumon, cool.
 

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The problem is how do kids in the U.S. find out about it if they're not really channel surfing? Pokémon will always be searched for because it has more brand recognition. How do you get newer kids to watch Digimon if fewer younger people are aware of the franchise?
Also I have no idea what FCC restrictions you're referring to. Children's programming these days is waaaay looser than it used to be purely in terms of themes and presentation. Nothing about Adventure would preclude it from being aired. All that said, I can't really say where it would air, but unless Disney bought it, probably Netflix.
There are FCC requirements on programming aimed for kids in the U.S.

There's an E/I requirement for O.T.A. (over-the-air) stations that limits them to show educational programming aimed towards kids.

I believe there are restrictions on the number of advertisements aimed towards kids on O.T.A. broadcasts (not cable/satellite) and there may be restrictions on shows aimed at kids that are tied with a product line or a product placement on O.T.A. broadcasts.

Over the air broadcasters may find cartoon blocks difficult to make money with certain restrictions in place.
 
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I'll always have a lot of love and respect for the original Digimon dub cast as they were how I was first introduced to the series. I have to say though that I'm so far impressed with the casting as I've enjoyed Zeno Robinson and Ben Diskin's acting over the years and I can't wait to see the rest of the new cast. I was eh on Adventure: but I will rewatch it for the dub. As for how this will likely air, I imagine it will be streamed on Crunchyroll since they have the streaming rights to the sub and Crunchyroll has a long partnership with Toei. Crunchyroll also streamed the World Trigger dub which is also a Toei show. Zeno Robinson also just now made an audio tweet confirming that the Adventure: dub is being produced by Studiopolis. https://twitter.com/childishgamzeno/status/1497848347637338113?s=20&t=ZmqWRomTr8qrVfp8g-q2AQ

The problem is how do kids in the U.S. find out about it if they're not really channel surfing? Pokémon will always be searched for because it has more brand recognition. How do you get newer kids to watch Digimon if fewer younger people are aware of the franchise?
Most kids nowadays are tech savvy and know how to search for shows and use streaming apps and most families have some sort of streaming service. Though I think it's more likely Digimon will be on Crunchyroll than Netflix. Anime is extremely popular with young people so even if they don't know what Digimon is, they are heavily involved in anime communities and fandoms. The subbed version of Digimon Adventure: was frequently on Crunchyroll's top streaming anime. Kids today are probably more likely to watch through streaming than solely on cable TV. This isn't like the 90s where you had to accidentally find anime at Blockbuster to know what it is.
 

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This is good. Cool to see Ben here. And Zeno. He's in a lot of things it seems. That's great for him. I do wonder where it'll be. Though the batch release of episodes do cause a few problems at times but still, Hooray. A dub. Some people actually do want to see those instead of subs. LAzy or want to do other things while watching.
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing Zeno and Ben take on Tai and Agumon. They seemed so excited to be a part of the series and I want to see how they bring that energy into those characters in the reboot.
 
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