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Time for a weekend batch!

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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of Digimon Story: Sunburst & Moonlight (Digimon World: Dawn & Dusk in English) on the Nintendo DS, Digimon Web put up new social art of the leads from both games! The attached message:
Digimon Story: Sunburst & Moonlight were released on March 28th, 2007 for the Nintendo DS
Today is the 15th anniversary🎊
The story features the battle between Light Fang of Sunshine City & Night Crow of Dark Moon City.
It's the 1st appearance of the Ultimate Digimon Apollomon & Dianamon❗


Then...
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With April 3rd being the 6th anniversary of the passing of Wada Kouji, various posts showed up on social media about it, and as we've seen in the past, Volcano Ota has one of the more touching ones.

Volcano Ota put up photos of an old phone, along with a message:
Today is the anniversary of Mr. Wada's death.
I've completely switched over to a smartphone now, but I can never throw out the old mobile phone that has my messages with Mr. Wada in it (laugh)
It was thanks to his huge support that I was able to become a full-time voice actor at Aoni Production.
Thank you so much.
*I received permission from the bereaved family to post these photos.

A translation of the messages on the phone that he shared:
(From Kouji Wada to Volcano Ota)
Hello ☆
There's an article in Yomiuri today about my battle with my illness.
"Just sing when you're able to sing"
That was what you told me, Mr. Ota.
Thank you so much.
When you have the chance, please take a look at the article.
(From Kouji Wada to Volcano Ota)
You have all of my support on voice acting!
There may not be much that I can do. But if there is, please feel free to tell me!
If you need me to promote anything, I will! If there's anything else I could help you with, don't hesitate!
Are you sure you don't need me to rush over to you in my wheelchair? (laughs)
Thank you so much for today.



And the social media photos continue...

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Photos of Digimon enjoying the cherry blossoms continue (2). Only the first had an attached message beyond cherry blossom emojis:
🌸Cherry blossoms in full bloom🌸
Time for the Digimon to go for a walk🤗



Then we have a swing back to Anime Japan...
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A few photos of the Gammamon mascot costume, including one with the cast backstage from after the stage event.




If you haven't seen it and want to, the recording of the stage event will only be online until April 27th.



And before catch up, one last new thing...

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Masashi Harada, who is in charge of Digimon related projects (basically the modern day Volcano Ota), posted a photo of Digimon Battle Spirit 2 for the Game Boy Advance. It seems a bit odd, since it's an English port of a Japanese game, which was made for a different system, although the attached message explains why, which shows his connection to the brand goes back a very long way:
Celebrating the Digimon Frontier 20th Anniversary Year! I came across Battle Spirit 2 in my desk, a GBA title for North America, and was in charge of porting it at the time. It was a port from WS to GBA.




And then catch up for this week also includes an index of the first wave of Digimon Frontier 20th Anniversary announcements...

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The winners for the Digimon Illustration Competition were announced!



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We have the poll results for the 'Digimon Classification You Want to Join'.



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A few different anime anniversaries this week including the 21st anniversary of Digimon Tamers, the 22nd anniversary of Digimon Adventure Zero-Two, and the 16th anniversary of Digimon Savers.



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For April Fools, we got 'Sukamon Profile #30- Sukamon and Digimon Poop', with Fake Agumon Hakase taking over Digimon profile for April 1st.




Then comes the deluge of Frontier news, including a quick list of them.



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First, the initial announcement of Digimon Frontier 20th content, including a logo. This also includes a few things that we don't have more details on yet.


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Dim Cards for all the main characters from Frontier!



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A new Digimon pop-up shop is open right now at LB Pop-Up Theater. Frontier content will be added next week!



Then last up...

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It was announced that DigiFes 2022 will be July 30th!



Lots of fun stuff this week!
 

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Wada Kouji aided me in getting me through some difficult moments. Growing up in Mexico with an abusive father, my only escape was Anime, especially Digimon when Butterfly used to play. I was such a happy kid that when I heard the theme song in the movie The Last of Us, my heart hurt because all those beautiful memories were flowing through my mind and soul, and I burst into tears like a child.
 

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I didn't know apollomon existed! Bandai should've put sunmon and the other DS Digimon into the DRB to also celebrate 15 years is Dawn dusk.

I think there's prob a way he could transfer those texts to his current phone? Those are also some heartwarming messages.
 

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with this Twitter art and Coronamon's line finally appearing in New Century, I am really happy to see Apollomon again.
And Koh is somebody I haven't seen in even longer!
 

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The game stuff is interesting. I think I finished both of the DS games. & Played that GBA one. ...But now the Wada thing makes me a bit sad. Aww... Real nice though.
 

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Very touching exchanges between Volcano Ota and Kouji Wada. I'm thankful he decided to share this with fans.
 

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Always happy to see some Dawn/Dusk and Apollomon line love, especially the latter since he's been mostly MIA since Xros Wars. I do hope we'll see him again soon as while the next Story game said they'll use the O12 it's at least some time away and I'd like to play with him again.

And the WADA Kouji exchange was very sweet, it's really nice Volcano Ota shown them to us.
 

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Aww, that Kouji Wada text message was sweet. Happens as we get older...

But anyway, nice to see Battle Spirit 2, I loved that game. I never did play Dawn/Dusk though, I didn't get a DS until later. Maybe I'll pick that up one of these days...
 

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Its a miracle art with Koh? Honestly I'm love Sayo and all but I'm a lil sad that Koh just sorta got ignored I'd love if there was some secret boss battle in Survive with Koh, Sayo, and maybe the Story 1 protag (Or shu/Kizuna from Lost Evo) some sort of optional exhibition match... of course I know its unlikely cuase it woudnt' make sense to happen but it'd be cool.
 

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Wada Kouji aided me in getting me through some difficult moments. Growing up in Mexico with an abusive father, my only escape was Anime, especially Digimon when Butterfly used to play. I was such a happy kid that when I heard the theme song in the movie The Last of Us, my heart hurt because all those beautiful memories were flowing through my mind and soul, and I burst into tears like a child.
You sure you're not thinking of some other movie? The Last of Us is a video game, and I don't know of any movie that happens to have the same title. But if Butterfly appeared in a film that was otherwise unrelated to Digimon, that would be really interesting (though I could see it happening, given how popular that song was).
 
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