Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna - Release Date and Trailer

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Fresh off the Future of Digimon Panel, today we have a release date for Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna, along with a clean look at the new poster art and key art featuring a look back at a classic scene from Adventure episode 1!

The movie will be released February 21st, 2020

We also have a trailer!




In addition, Toei US put up the English subtitled version of the trailer that was shown to the panel.


If the subtitled trailer is region locked for you, Toei also put that version on Youtube.



With a US release confirmed for Spring 2020, hopefully the wait will be short (or nonexistent) to the Japanese release.


Update from Marc- Adding in a bit I wrote for another thread- To clarify this, some reports from the panel mentioned a 'theatrical' release in the USA in Spring. To my knowledge this is a misunderstanding of the message at the end of the trailer. Unless I missed something, I don't believe there was any literal mention of a theatrical release (although a limited release ala Fathom seems likely.)





Update by Marc- Cleaned up the above.
 

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I don't know about the rest of you, but the animation style looks brilliant and that many feels are likely to be had. Interested in the smart-phone Digivice concent, makes me wonder what happened to the old Digivices after tri.
 

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I've been a little bit out of the loop. Have they confirmed if this takes place within the same canon as the original or tri.? Or is this in its own canon by itself? Also, I heard that the original staff are back for this one. Weren't there already some of them working on tri.? Thanks in advance.
 

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It's beautiful and I'm crying out of pure happiness. This is wonderful but the title is so sad! I can't wait to see what's going to happen.
 

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Hopefully, there will be an equality with screen time and evolution between the 8.
 

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I don't know about the rest of you, but the animation style looks brilliant and that many feels are likely to be had. Interested in the smart-phone Digivice concent, makes me wonder what happened to the old Digivices after tri.
I am willing to bet they will at least be selling phone cases to make your phone look like Taichi's new Digivice.
 

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I'm simply curious what the main premise will be, from what I remember of the prior artwork it featured Matt in it and it makes me wonder if it'll be two plotlines/perspectives.
 

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First impressions of the trailer... animation looks pretty good but I'm not actually calling anything anything great until see a Digimon fight in motion for more than a few frames.
There were some interesting visuals throughout. What stood out to me was that they showed the normal round goggles lying around but in the other shot of Taichi's head from the side, he seems to be wearing his new square goggles. Combined with the contrast of old and new Digivices (the new smartphone thing could technically just be a csa-like contstruct that goes around the phone and not the phone itself btw) I feel like there will be some metaphorical element about how wearing different goggles signifies him changing as a person or something.
Looks like the movie will have a fight against another Parrotmon involving bridges as an homage to the first movie... which is nice but I hope they don't spend too much time trying to recapture past scenarios (slightly wary about the Our War Game Style internet tubes for the same reason, but they might just be random credit visuals)
There are 17 wedges of light coming out of the Digivice, which is kind of a weird number. Had it been 16 the connection could easily be made (especially with the intertwining gold visual representing a kind of bond) that there's one light for each chosen and a second one for their partner Digimon. 17 would still work out if the last one is Meiko while Meicoomon isn't represented to due already having bitten the dust.
And then one of the lights extinguishes... It would be very exciting if some characters would get actually killed off and cause some proper drama, but would the writers have the balls it would take to do that? Unfortunately I'm doubtful.

Have they confirmed if this takes place within the same canon as the original or tri.? Or is this in its own canon by itself?
Everything looks like it's a direct sequel so far. Rumors of it being a reboot or whatnot were speculation taken out of context.
Also, I heard that the original staff are back for this one. Weren't there already some of them working on tri.?
The original producer Hiromi Seki is back, although how relevant this actually is remains to be seen. Kakudo was apparently involved at the beginning but then left the project because of some unspecified disagreement.
The writer, Akatsuki Yamatoya has some experience writing for Digimon, but he wrote 3 episodes Adventure, but far more for Savers, and the latter is what makes me the most excited out of all the announcements we had for the project.
 
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that final scene gave me some heavy vibes that one of Agumon's stages is getting another evolution of some kind
 

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Is this translation accurate?

"Taichi. Taichi, will be we together when you become an adult?"
"This is Taichi and Agumon's last adventure."
"Agumon, we will be together forever."
"I definitely won't forget the adventures with you"
It's in the comments section.
 

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Ooooh looks good, can’t wait.
I hope Crunchyroll is gonna post it on day 1 like they did with Tri or it gets a worldwide release on the 21st, Lets hope the UK gets a theatre release this time
 

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I loved Tri, but it's kind of a relief to see how similar this looks to Our War Game, hopefully with fights closer to that than Tri's. All this sad ending looking stuff is gonna be a bit funny in retrospect when they stick to 02's ending and everybody's still together with their digimon. Can't wait, next spring sure is starting to get loaded.

I don't know about the rest of you, but the animation style looks brilliant and that many feels are likely to be had. Interested in the smart-phone Digivice concent, makes me wonder what happened to the old Digivices after tri.
I am willing to bet they will at least be selling phone cases to make your phone look like Taichi's new Digivice.
And I will absolutely buy one.
 

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The subbed trailer is here.

 

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I think this last evolution could be an official introduction of a new level in Digimon franchise, at least as a promo for many more to come in future installments of series. A really great way to wrap up the Adventure series


Just let us hope it's not like Tamers ending with closing down of Digital world for outsiders
 

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I think this last evolution could be an official introduction of a new level in Digimon franchise, at least as a promo for many more to come in future installments of series. A really great way to wrap up the Adventure series
At best, it will be the introduction of a new level of Omegamon that every digimon can evolve into.
 

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I got Our War Game vibes too which is cool and all but please no more homages and more original stuff. Also, I might be alone here but I wish we'd get some kind of involvement or at least a completely different movie with the 02 kids. It's high time we got some development for those too, especially if one thinks all the plot holes and missed opportunities in 02...
 

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You know, that part with Agumon and Taichi saying "this is our Last Evolution" followed by Jogres Evolution double helix makes me think they're going to fuse just like Matrix Evolution. So, if there's a new form it might not be an Omegamon but some kind of new Greymon. Sure, one of those "Jogres lines" was blue like Gabumon's line, but Taichi is also wearing blue clothes the entire trailer. The new Digivice also has a double helix on it and, funny enough, three triangles that remind me of the Zero Unit.

Interested in the smart-phone Digivice concent, makes me wonder what happened to the old Digivices after tri.
They probably stayed the same until now. The new form might be an upgrade to allow some new power (maybe the "Last Evolution"?), just like the D-3 was made to allow Armor Evolution.

There are 17 wedges of light coming out of the Digivice, which is kind of a weird number. Had it been 16 the connection could easily be made (especially with the intertwining gold visual representing a kind of bond) that there's one light for each chosen and a second one for their partner Digimon. 17 would still work out if the last one is Meiko while Meicoomon isn't represented to due already having bitten the dust.
And then one of the lights extinguishes... It would be very exciting if some characters would get actually killed off and cause some proper drama, but would the writers have the balls it would take to do that? Unfortunately I'm doubtful.
Given how it has a clock pattern and that light is roughly in the place you would expect the first clock number to be in, I think it's some kind of countdown. Maybe it's counting the number of times they can evolve now or something, but there's certainly some kind of stakes to it. Remember that the first line in the trailer is basically "since you're an adult, does it mean we can't be together anymore?" and Oikawa said in 02 that the Digital World seems to reject adults (which tri. kinda ignored but whatever). All the original 8 are now adults (which, since the first announcement, I feel like was the reason they did a 5 year timeskip this time instead of the usual 3, so that even Takeru and Hikari are out of high school), so maybe there's a threat they may be forced to separate from their Partners FOREVER, THIS TIME FOR REAL.

Maybe the 17 lights are a countdown for the time until they are forced to separate, or the Digital Gate closes again, or Parrotmon is coming to take all the Digimon away from them or destroy the Chosen Adults. If the last one sounds weird, remember that Crossmon's profile says its duty is to annihilate invaders that enter the Digital World, and it evolves from Parrotmon. But anyway, seeing how Adventure is generally more character-centric than plot-centric, the 17 lights are probably a countdown that involves personal stakes for everyone, and the dialogue in the trailer kinda hints that the main stakes somehow involve separation.
 
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