Ghost Game Key Art, Text Teaser, Show Designs, Cast, Character Info, plus Trailer Later This Week

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We under a month to go, we have a bunch of details for Ghost Game!

First trailer this weekend after Adventure: episode 65.

The official site has updated with tons of info!


A key art poster shows the main kid and Digimon trio, an evil Digimon behind them, and various Digimon reaching for them as they are in a digital space.



A plot teaser...


The story takes place a bit into the future, where a new technology has been developed.

On social networking sites, there circulate rumors of mysterious phenomenon of unknown origin called "hologram ghosts."

First year junior high school student, Hiro Amanokawa, activates a mysterious device left by his father, known as a 'Digivice'.

When activated he can see unknown creatures that ordinary people can not see, "Digimon."

From the day he meets the Digimon "Gammamon," entrusted to him by his father, Hiro gets caught up in all kinds of bizarre phenomenon, such as the 'Mouth Stitching Man' who steals human time, and a 'Mummy Man' who wanders around at night and kidnaps people.

Hologram ghosts are right next to us, and out to get us.

From here on out, comes a story of the other side of the world that no one knew. Together with Gammamon and his friends, Hiro steps into the mysterious world where Digimon live.





Then we have animation designs for the characters, plus the cast!

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Hiro Amanokawa, played by Mutsumi Tamura, known to Digimon fans as Koushiro in tri. and Kizuna.
A 1st year junior high student at private school Hazakura Academy, 13 years old. He is a levelheaded boy who handles most things on his own, with others often relying on him. He never turns down a request. He has a highly inquisitive mind, and takes an interest in Digimon after meeting Gammamon.

Gammamon, played by Miyuki Sawashiro, known to Digimon fans as Mirei from various games, and Yuma in Savers: Another Mission.
A Digimon who came to Hiro through his father, Hokuto. He is very curious and has a tendency to try and bite everything. He is mischievous, but listens to his friends. His favorite food is chocolate, which he calls 'the strongest'.



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Ruri Tsukiyono, played by Yu Kobayashi, who played Makoto in Hunters, but is probably best known as Sasha from Attack on Titans, Ayame in Gintama, Setsuna in Negima, and many other roles.
A 13 year old first year junior high student at an integrated junior high and high school for girls. She runs an immensely popular social media account called 'Rirurun'. She is sociable and has many friends. She is looking for what fits her best and wants to be involved in everything.

Angoramon, played by Kazuya Nakai, known to Digimon fans as Gaomon in Savers.
A large Digimon who uses his long ears to fly slowly in the sky. He has a keen sense of hearing and can distinguish distant noises. He is always calm and has a mature personality. He knows a lot about the digital world. He likes to listen to Ruri play the piano.



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Kiyoshiro Higashimitarai, played by Akira Ishida, is known to Digimon fans as Wizarmon in Adventure/02/etc.
14 years old and in eighth grade, head of the boys student dormitory at Hazakura Academy. He is a genius who skipped grades and graduated from grad school in the US, but for some reason is now living a student life in Japan. While he normally speaks with a condescending and arrogant attitude, he is actually quite a coward, but once his switch is flipped...?
(We had previously translated his name as Seishirou in prior articles.)

Jellymon is played by Yu Shimamura, known to Digimon fans as Offmon from Appmon.
A soft bodied Digimon with a jelly-like head. She can easily slip through the ground and walls. She is strong willed like a queen and hates to lose. She finds human activities amusing and tries to participate in them as if they were a game. She likes to scare Kiyoshiro.






Some clean versions of the character art, plus facial expressions for the kids!

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There are also comments from the cast! Update- Translations thanks to onkei!

Mutsumi Tamura:
I'm happy to be involved in a Digimon series once again. I have the impression that Hiro is a rather normal kid. He's serious-minded, thoughtful, and a studious student.
While he seems to be rather inquisitive, I'm still trying to figure out what sort of kid he is as I go about with recording. I look forward to seeing all sides of him in the future!
This series combines Digimon with the bizarre, so I sense that it will have a different feel from all of the works before it. I hope you all enjoy it!!

Miyuki Sawashiro:
I'm Miyuki Sawashiro, who gets to be with Gammamon, a very energetic Digimon who (apparently) loves chocolate. I'm recording now with the stance that Gammamon comes to see you, watching across the screen, every week with super hyper cheerfulness!
The "Ghost Game" words in the title are bigger than "Digimon"...! I'm sure the story will be just a little bit scary(?!) too. The rumor is that it'll be even scarier than "Gegege no Kitaro"?!... That can't be, right??
Please watch to find out for yourself!

Yu Kobayashi:
I am very happy to be involved in "Digimon Ghost Game," the latest addition to the long and historic Digimon series timeline that is loved by many fans. I'm both grateful and excitedly anxious to play the heroine, Ruri Tsukiyono-san. I hope to move forward one step at a time with Ruri-san. This is a series that can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages. Please look forward to a story of everyone's growth!
I hope you enjoy it.

Kazuya Nakai:
I'm really happy to be a part of Digimon once more after more than a decade. Thank you.
Angoramon is big and fluffy, but I can see intelligence in his eyes. It'll be fine, I sure we can understand each other. I think the two of us can get along.
Because it has "ghost" in the title, would that mean it's a scary story? I'm nervous.
I'd like to overcome both the scary and the non-scary elements while enjoying myself with everyone who watches. Please come along for the ride.

Akira Ishida:
As the recording has just started, I only have a small glimpse of what sort of role he has, but already from the name "Kiyoshiro Higashimitarai" - it has 7 kanji characters. Given that he's already being teased in this way [with an outlandish name], I anticipate episodes in the future that put focus on troublesome aspects of his personality.
As the title "Ghost Game" implies, this series combines Digimon with spiritual phenomena. I think you will find it a bit thrilling. Please look forward to it.

Yu Shimamura:
I have always loved watching jellyfish at aquariums, and I dreamed of owning one as a pet someday. I never thought that I would *become* a jellyfish before actually having one. I'm so happy!
And, when it comes to Digimon, it's all about the "bonds with your partner"! I'm greatly looking forward to seeing how the queen-like Jellymon interacts with Kiyoshiro and the others. I hope you enjoy it too.




And then staff info...

Character designs by Tenya Yabuno
Digimon designs by Kenji Watanabe

Planning/design cooperation:
Tenya Yabuno
Hiroshi Izawa
(both returning from Digimon V-Tamer)

Series Composer: Masashi Sogo, who was the series composer for the first 200 episodes of Bleach, Tokyo Mew Mew, the first 75 episodes of Princes of Teenis, Great Teacher Onizuka, Gantaz, Fairy Tail, among others, and has written for many anime projects.

Series Directors:
Kimitoshi Chioka, assistant director, storyboard artist, and episode director for Adventure, 02, Tamers, Frontier, and Savers. Was also the series director for the first 46 episodes of Dragon Ball Super, and worked on many other anime.
Masatao Mitsuka, series director and episode director for Digimon Adventure:, episode director for Xros Wars. Also worked on Dragon Ball Super, Kitaro, One Piece, and other franchises.

Character Design by Mariko Itou, who worked on a number of anime including Log Horizon.

Digimon Design by Cho Shinozuka, who did various artwork and animation for Adventure:, Pretty Cure, Kitaro, Dragon Ball, and more.

Art Direction by Mai Ichioka, who has done art for Adventure:, World Trigger, Pretty Cure, and More.

Art Design by Toshiaki Amada, who did the same for Appmon and Adventure:, Full Metal Panic 5, Kitaro 2018 and more.

Music by Kou Otani. Otani is a very prolific anime composer. Including but not limited to (franchise names, not necessarily specific shows)- City Hunter, Shin-Chan, Eyeshield 21, Gunslinger Girl, .hack, Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Shakugan no Shana, Tenchi, You're Under Arrest, Zatch Bell, Zoids.



And then a clean version of the key art and logo...

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Ghost Game premieres on October 3rd in the same timeslot Digimon Adventure: airs in.



Update- Various translations above updated thanks to onkei.
 

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That poster!
Really brings to mind Toeis last Gegege No Kitaro...
Hoping for a show with a similar vibe
A little sad that the show wont use Yabunos artstyle, but the actual style is so cuuuuuute
 

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Wow! This characters have completely different vibes in this poster in comparasion to the previous one, but it is not bad, and I feel that this season can be a really fun one to watch.
Also the characters also looks older than we normally get, like they are almost full tennagers, what is also interesting
 

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Definitely seems like they're embracing the "ghost" theme in the title.

That big face on the top is definitely new, but I'm seeing quite a few familiar hands (or claws) around the borders. Some hands I don't recognize, but that could just be that I simply can't remember them.
 

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Yeah, I like these guys in animation a lot more than in the original poster. Definitely gonna be interesting to see the enemy designs too. Crazy how close this is to premiering, what happened to summer...
 

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I really do love this poster, especially since I can make out some hands as a fan of the series.
I'm really excited to start a brand new Digimon series, not knowing what to expect is really fun!
 

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This'll be interesting. Hopefully they make the horror aspect approachable for a weak-hearted person, like me who tends to shy away from heavy horror aspects. It's a bit refreshing to see Gaomon and Wizardmon's VAs coming back to voice new characters in the Anime, and also humorous since Akira Ishida last voiced a character in 02 (which was around 20 years ago...)

By the way, i've spotted the hands of Keramon, Devimon, Okuwamon, Guardromon, Ebidramon, and what's maybe Diablomon near the upper left corner? in the poster. I can't pin all of these but I did a bit of quick checking.
 

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I was able to recognize Andromon's right hand (cause I see the circular bolts on the back of the hand) at the top right, and Parrotmon's arm on the right.
 

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Love the aesthetic so far.
 

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that's definitely Datamon's hand underneath the "O" eye in "Ghost Game", I always Datamon was really cool so I can recognize his hands anywhere. Golemon and Gesomon have hands on the left and is that Algomon Adult's hand in the topright corner?
 

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Updated with tons of translations, staff info, and more.
 

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The face in the background might be from "Villainmon", which was rumoured to appear in the V3 Vital Bracelet Dims. The poster gives some good and interesting vibes, I'm curious.
 

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The Villain on top (Villainmon?) looks good.
 

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Now we got just a lot of more info, ok I won't sleep at this night

OMG the facial expressions are so freaking CUTE! AAHHHHHHHHHHHH
 

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I also like how all those arms are from existing Digimon species. I hope this series will hold the middleground when it comes to introducing new species. A bit like Savers back then, but unlike Xros Wars.
 

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Wow, this is amazing art, I think I see Argomon Adult's hand among them, sounds like Mummymon is returning and didn't Toshiaki Amada did Gundam Build Fighters too?
 

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Aside from what everyone else pointed out: Mummymon and Mojyamon are on the right. LadyDevimon is on the top. Boltmon is on the top left. Pumpmon is on the left (along with possibly Vademon). MetalTyrannomon in the bottom left (along with what I think is Diablomon, but it's a weird angle). Ogremon on the bottom. Clockmon in the bottom right.

A lot of them are based on supernatural monsters or cryptids; whether that's intentional or not is anyone's guess.
 

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Keramon is also there. And I spotted Ebidramon.

@YongYoKyo It's just a collection of easily recognizable Digimon. From mechas to monsters, I don't really see a pattern apart from them being classic Digimon.

The cryptids theory just doesn't hold. It's not a thing.
 
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The more I see of this, the more excited I get. That poster art is just *chef's kiss*
 

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Keramon is also there.

@YongYoKyo It's just a collection of easily recognizable Digimon. From mechas to monsters, I don't really see a pattern apart from them being classic Digimon.

The cryptids theory just doesn't hold. It's not a thing.
Even if they chose classic Digimon, the fact that 70%~80% of them are based on classic monsters (demons, Frankenstein's monster, mummies, onis, golems) or cryptids (yeti, alien, kraken) is a big coincidence.

The anime itself is literally called "Ghost Game", and the teaser blurb clearly describes Mummymon and Clockmon in the tone of "urban legends."
 
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