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Between Anime Expo and DigiFes we've had tons of news lately!



Decided to put up a thread for Odaiba Memorial a bit early since it's already 8/1 for many people.

Like last year, we're still waiting for the new movie, although the picture of what it is is much clearer and that's on top of upcoming games, and tons of figures and other merchandise.



I know lots of people do art or other things on 8/1, so if you want to share feel free. Or just share any Digimon memories you have if you want to.


A lot of other fun stuff is coming up soon.


We are also retweeting various Digimon art people are posting today over on our Twitter.


And I'm working on a bit of a... special... breakdown to post tomorrow, when it's 8/1 where I am.


Will update with anything interesting that shows up also, as various people involved with the brand tend to share fun things around 8/1.



Update- The Bandai Digimon Twitter put up something fun...

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New social media art with a twist! To celebrate 8/1, and them having more than 30k followers, they put up 2 versions for you to spot the differences. The art features the lead from each anime series, and there are 7 differences to find!

We'ev put up the highest resolution of both, which they note can be used as a phone wallpaper!




This news index is just the combined AX and DigiFes news index and a few other recent things, so some bits may be missing. If I have free time later I'll try to add to it, or possibly clean it up.


Kizuna Flyer, Questions for Movies Screening, Plus DigiFes Wrap-up & Fan Poll Answers- A few different movie related things, including a DigiFes wrap-up!
Digimon Links shuts down- Expected, especially with ReArise coming soon.
Cyber Sleuth Complete Info from Bandai Germany & New Links Artwork- Some Cyber Sleuth Complete details, plus some final Links artwork
Anniversary Exhibition Adding Projection Mapping Show at Night & More Products- The exhibition has been going strong, and it's doing some updates!
ReArise Updates- Season 2 Teaser Trailer & Image, Adventure/02/tri. events, Campaigns- Teases for ReArise Season 2.
Director Kakudou Shares His Adventure & 02 Comments from DigiFes Booklet- Some nice comments from the director of Adventure and 02.




DigiFes 2019 General Thread with Photos
Welcome Sign by Kinoko Yamada


02 Characters in Last Evolution Kizuna!:
Character designs and new cast for the humans
Digimon cast returns and character profiles for everyone

New Series of Animated Shorts!- The crowdfunding thing previously announced will be Blu-rays for a series of shorts that are being made for an upcoming Digimon pop-up shop!
Hatsune Miku Collaboration Updates- A few updates to the previously announced Miku collaboration. One of the signature elements will be her covering Butter-Fly!

GEM Taichi & Agumon 20th Anniversary Version Announced- A new figure based on classic key art, and it looks like it might not break the bank!

Digimon Adventure 20th Anniversary Official Tour Announced- A one day Digimon event featuring a BBQ, a talk event, and exclusive products.
DigiFes ReArise Present Campaign- ReArise is giving away a few prizes to celebrate DigiFes!
Precious GEM Beelzebumon & Behemoth Pre-order- The biggest and priciest GEM figure yet.


Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna Anime Expo Panel with Staff Info- We got quite a bit of info, including confirmation of a US release.
Release date, New Poster & Flashback Key Art, Trailer- The trailer has been put up, along with a Japanese date, and good looks at the new poster and key art.
Animation Character Designs- We had the preliminary designs from Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru awhile ago, but these are the finalized character designs for the actual film for all 8 characters and their Digimon's child levels. Some notable changes have been made. There are also translated profiles giving us ideas of what the characters have been up to as they've grown up since tri.

Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition Announced- This new release combines the original Cyber Sleuth along with the interquel Hacker's Memory. It will be released on October 18th. We already have a (spoilery) trailer. The game will be $50!
Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition Pre-Orders- The game for Switch is already up to pre-order. It should be up on Steam soon.
Digimon Survive Delayed- Survive has been officially delayed until 2020. But at the panel they answered some questions and showed the full animated intro to the game, with voices and subtitles!
Next Digimon Story Game- At the panel it was reclarified a new Story game was coming that was not a sequel, and that the game would take place in the real and digital world.

Cyber Sleuth Complete Branding and Pre-Order DLC for Japan- In Japan Cyber Sleuth Complete will have slightly different branding, along with some pre-order DLC. This also includes news of a Korean Appmon game, and a pop-up shop that features the Mochimon plush.

A few photos I took of Toei's booth at Anime Expo, along with a photo of the model kits on display at Bandai's booth.


Adventure 20th Collaboration at Karatez Karaoke-Karaoke events have shown up a number of times in recent years.
Pre-Orders for the Figure-Rise Standard Amplified Model Kits- The WarGreymon and Omegamon model kits are up for pre-orders, and you can skip importing as US pre-orders are already open.
Ultimate Image Omegamon X Figure Teaser- Pre-orders 'should' open soon for the newest Digimon figure.


Digimon X2 V-Pets Available at Premium Bandai USA- No intermediary needed!
Digimon X2 Lineup Introduction from MonMon Memo, Plus Character Tease- Some basic info about the V-Pet lineup, plus some fun teasing.
Digimon X2, Second Japanese Shipment in December- Pre-orders are going well, but that means a potential delay for some.
More Digimon X2 Profiles, Ogremon X Art and Info- Ogremon X looks pretty awesome.

Rasenmon: Rage Mode Artwork and Profile- We have some nice art of him, plus profile info.
DigiFes 2019 Fan Poll- Every year for awhile they've asked anime fans a few questions about their Digimon favorites. The 2019 ones will be answered at DigiFes once again.
Digimon Seasons 1 thru 4 Gone From Hulu- We knew this was going to happen, but it was worth mentioning.
Toei Channel Airing the Adventure & Adventure 02 Movies for Anniversary- To celebrate the anniversary, and upcoming movie, Toei Channel will be showing all the Adventure related films.
Uki Atsuya tri. Artwork on Display at Ukix Temp Art Gallery- To celebrate Cencoroll Connect there was a Uki Atsuya art show, and his tri. posters were included.
 

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I know lots of people do art or other things on 8/1, so if you want to share feel free. Or just share any Digimon memories you have if you want to.
I remembered when I traveled to Japan to attend my first DigiFes.

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Man, it felt like it happened just this last weekend.
 
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although the timing was bit off but I'm GLAD that I actually visited Odaiba and got the chance to see all the locations!!! So much childhood nostalgia:eek:
 

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although the timing was bit off but I'm GLAD that I actually visited Odaiba and got the chance to see all the locations!!! So much childhood nostalgia:eek:
Same with me. I'll never forget visiting Hikarigaoka and Odaiba on the memorial August 1st, 2013. I missed the return of Adventure that started in 2015 by two years but seeing the real-life locations, photographing Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from a room in the Searea Apartment complex in Odaiba where Taichi and Hikari lived in Adventure, the information board with the children and Digimon in Nerima where the battle with Greymon and Parrotmon. So much nostalgia. Purchased the super rare D-Real Omegamon figure at one of the hobby shops in Akihabara. See it sell for like $600 on eBay these days.
 

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although the timing was bit off but I'm GLAD that I actually visited Odaiba and got the chance to see all the locations!!! So much childhood nostalgia:eek:
Same with me. I'll never forget visiting Hikarigaoka and Odaiba on the memorial August 1st, 2013. I missed the return of Adventure that started in 2015 by two years but seeing the real-life locations, photographing Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from a room in the Searea Apartment complex in Odaiba where Taichi and Hikari lived in Adventure, the information board with the children and Digimon in Nerima where the battle with Greymon and Parrotmon. So much nostalgia. Purchased the super rare D-Real Omegamon figure at one of the hobby shops in Akihabara. See it sell for like $600 on eBay these days.
Was that you that had a website detailing all the buildings of the Searea Odaiba Residences that the chosen children lived in?
 

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I missed the return of Adventure that started in 2015 by two years
I was actually there in 2015, but I missed tri's debut by just under two months.

Odaiba's a nice little place in general but seeing all the real life Adventure locations was fantastic. Tri ended up making me nostalgic for the place I'd literally just visited!

Sadly I didn't get a chance to visit Hikarigaoka either time I went to Tokyo, but neither of the friends I went with were particularly interested and it didn't look like there was much to actually do there besides spotting Digimon locations.

Was that you that had a website detailing all the buildings of the Searea Odaiba Residences that the chosen children lived in?
I was wondering what happened to that website. Looks like the domain expired or something.

Luckily, it's still up on the Internet Archive!
 

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That was a great site. I used it while writing my old fanfic. It did get Sora’s residence wrong, though. She lives in Odaiba Mansion, not the Searea apartments.
 

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Was that you that had a website detailing all the buildings of the Searea Odaiba Residences that the chosen children lived in?
No that wasn't me but I did use it for reference in planning my itinerary. We had permission from one of the attendants of the Searea complex in Odaiba to enter one of the apartments. It wasn't for rent at that time but being shown to interested individuals. This was fourteen years after the debut of Digimon Adventure and the woman there had no idea what we were talking about when the guide told her about Digimon. I remember the day being insanely hot, being August 1st and foggy. I entered one of the rooms and went out on the balcony and began taking pictures of the bay and Rainbow Bridge. It is very expensive there, we were told in was around $2500 USD a month to live there because it is beach front property and a huge entertainment and leisure location. The children's parents would have to have been pretty well off considering families like Taichi's and Hikari's was a single income family unit with two children with a stay-at-home mother. Their father must have been a very high earning businessman if it were real-life. We know Sora's family owns a flower shop and her father a professor at Kyoto.

My guide told me a lot of people really don't live on the island itself with the exception of some professional businessmen and their families, or the entertainment or tourist industry, but commute there for work via the famous rainbow bridge because the cost of living is much cheaper on the mainland than Odaiba itself. It is really a tourist trap more than anything else. Good shopping and music.

I visited the iconic Fuji TV station and Tokyo Big Site as well, also shown in Adventure.

Most of the children in Adventure lived near the decks at Tokyo Beach at Daiba near the Aqua City shopping complex at Palette Town. Taichi and Hikari lived at the Searea complex and as it was pointed out by TMS, Takenouchi Sora lived in the nearby Odaiba Mansion.

Unlike the series, the real-life apartments actually face 180 degrees in the opposite direction so it is actually impossible to view the large Ferris wheel (which I got to ride) from the living room of the Serea complex like in the show because it faces the opposite direction. The lady there gave me a print out of the floor plan of the complex when we departed.

Hikarigaoka has a beautiful park but not a lot to do there outside spotting Digimon locations as wildwing64 said. I saw the apartments that the children lived in in 1995 when Greymon battled Parrotmon near the overpass and the real-life information board with the children and their Digimon at the Nerima subway station.
 
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Was that you that had a website detailing all the buildings of the Searea Odaiba Residences that the chosen children lived in?
I was wondering what happened to that website. Looks like the domain expired or something.

Luckily, it's still up on the Internet Archive!
I'm glad somebody did a capture of that site before it went offline. Thanks for sharing the archived link. That site was like a guide for me for my first stay in Odaiba a few years back.



Was that you that had a website detailing all the buildings of the Searea Odaiba Residences that the chosen children lived in?
I remember the day being insanely hot, being August 1st and foggy. I entered one of the rooms and went out on the balcony and began taking pictures of the bay and Rainbow Bridge.
Interesting. Sounds similar to what I did, except I took a video of the area from a balcony in September of 2016 (which was still crazy hot even though it was mostly cloudy and rainy during my time there.)





It is very expensive there, we were told in was around $2500 USD a month to live there because it is beach front property and a huge entertainment and leisure location. The children's parents would have to have been pretty well off considering families like Taichi's and Hikari's was a single income family unit with two children with a stay-at-home mother. Their father must have been a very high earning businessman if it were real-life. We know Sora's family owns a flower shop and her father a professor at Kyoto.
That price point might be true for units with more than one bedroom but some one-bedroom apartments are less than the equivalent of $2k with some as low at 145,000 yen a month (just below $1400 not including the 10,000 yen maintenance fee).

Searea Odaiba Ichiban Machi 1-Gōtō (Searea Odaiba First Town Building 1) https://www.starts-ph.co.jp/searea-odaiba/1st/

Searea Odaiba 3-Bangai 4-Gōtō (Searea Odaiba Third Avenue Building 4) https://www.starts-ph.co.jp/searea-odaiba/3rd/

Searea Odaiba 5-Bangai (Searea Odaiba Fifth Avenue Buildings) https://www.starts-ph.co.jp/searea-odaiba/5th/

And that's just the ones that are under the "Searea Odaiba" branded apartments which I believe are owned and operated by the same company. Some of the other apartment buildings in the area are not referred to as such.

It is really a tourist trap more than anything else.
I know what you mean. I noticed a lot of Chinese tourists when I went for the last week and a half in July.

I visited the iconic Fuji TV station and Tokyo Big Site as well, also shown in Adventure.
Have you been up in the Hachi Tama Observation deck at Fuji TV?

I was surprised to see that giant saw when I spotted the Tokyo Big Sight while on the Yurikamome.

Most of the children in Adventure lived near the decks at Tokyo Beach at Daiba near the Aqua City shopping complex at Palette Town. Taichi and Hikari lived at the Searea complex and as it was pointed out by TMS, Takenouchi Sora lived in the nearby Odaiba Mansion.
Palette Town is actually the area around the Venus Fort shopping complex where the Ferris Wheel is at, not Aqua City.

Also, I thought "Odaiba Mansion" was the fictional name for Toei Daiba Ichi-Chōme Apāto 1-Gōtō (Tokyo Metropolitan Daiba 1-chome Apartment No. 1 Building) which is next to the Tomin Towers and I do believe that's where Koushiro/IZZY and Jou live at.

Sora, from what I understand, does live in one of the buildings of Searea Odaiba Fifth Avenue while Taichi and Hikari live in a near-by building in the same complex but it's not under the Searea Odaiba brand.

Unlike the series, the real-life apartments actually face 180 degrees in the opposite direction so it is actually impossible to view the large Ferris wheel (which I got to ride) from the living room of the Serea complex like in the show because it faces the opposite direction. The lady there gave me a print out of the floor plan of the complex when we departed.
You're right about the view of the Ferris Wheel from Tai's/Kari's apartment since there would be office buildings in their way.

Been on the Ferris Wheel myself, it's quite high when you get up there.

Hikarigaoka has a beautiful park but not a lot to do there outside spotting Digimon locations as wildwing64 said. I saw the apartments that the children lived in in 1995 when Greymon battled Parrotmon near the overpass and the real-life information board with the children and their Digimon at the Nerima subway station.
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I had to work but I did do some stuff yesterday. It's always nice when this comes up. ...It was also Spider-Man day it seems.
 

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Sora lives in Odaiba Mansion. I’m not at home at the moment, but check episode 27.
 

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Sora lives in Odaiba Mansion. I’m not at home at the moment, but check episode 27.
Well, I stand corrected.

However it was Episode 26 that had the scene of the flashback of Sora leaving the entrance of "Odaiba Mansion", not 27.

In that case, that means Jou, "Koh", and "So" technically live in Toei Daiba Ichi-Chōme Apāto 1-Gōtō.
 

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It is the Odaiba Mansion Sora lived in as TMS said. We (my guide and I) spent a lot of time researching the show itself and other material when making the itinerary that year. The Searea complex is literally near the docks at the beach not far from the subway terminal at Daiba in Minato.

It was a two-room apartment like Taichi's and Hikari's in Advenure we were allowed to see. With the maintenance fee, the monthly price was very expensive she told us. The one-room apartments there were a little cheaper but it reminds me of New York or Southern California in the bay area in terms of cost of living, not a cheap location to live in. Very beautiful but not really practical to live there. A lot of the people working there like I said commuted to Odaiba from the mainland where the cost of living is much cheaper.

I did visit the observation deck at the Fuji TV station to answer your question, yes. The guide was a little in awe when we watched the scene in Adventure where War Greymon kicks the ball from the Fuji TV station into Venom Vamdemon with ease because it is huge.

It is the Venus Fort shopping complex at Palette Town where the Ferris Wheel is so I stand corrected. Been a few years and there is several shopping complexes there. We visited Aqua City also and saw the life-size Gundam robot which was really awesome. Got a ton of pictures of it.

Japan is an amazing place, we visited several hobby shops in Akihabara and in a more spiritual aspect of the trip, several Shinto temples around Tokyo. As a Digimon Adventure fan, this was a rare once in a life-time experience that I will never forget.
 
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It is the Odaiba Mansion Sora lived in as TMS said.
I did state in a later comment that he was right.

The Searea complex is literally near the docks at the beach not far from the subway terminal at Daiba in Minato.
The Fifth Avenue complex isn't named Searea, just two of the buildings that are owned by one company, STARTS PITAT HOUSE Co., are under the "Searea Odaiba" brand of apartments and are the ones closest to DECKS Tokyo Beach shopping center which is across the street.

The Official Site of Searea Odaiba only shows two of the buildings of that particular complex as theirs aside from one of the Tomin Towers and Ichi-bangai.

Tai and Kari live in a building in the center of the complex which is not owned by the company and it's referred to as Tominheim Daiba 5th Avenue Building 4.

I'm assuming you meant the Yurikamome Daiba station when you said "subway terminal at Daiba in Minato" even though it's not really a subway but an elevated station since the only subway station on the island is the Tokyo Teleport Station of the Rinkai line which is outside of Daiba (as well as Minato City) and in Koto City, closer to Venus Fort.

The Fifth Avenue complex is actually closer to the Odaiba-Kaihinkoen station on the Yurikamome though.

The guide was a little in awe when we watched the scene in Adventure where War Greymon kicks the ball from the Fuji TV station into Venom Vamdemon with ease because it is huge.
I would have loved to see look on your guide's face when you showed that scene.

We visited Aqua City also and saw the life-size Gundam robot which was really awesome. Got a ton of pictures of it.
The Gundam statue (as well as the Gundam Cafe) are located at Divers City Plaza, not Aqua City.


Japan is an amazing place, we visited several hobby shops in Akihabara and in a more spiritual aspect of the trip, several Shinto temples around Tokyo. As a Digimon Adventure fan, this was a rare once in a life-time experience that I will never forget.
I think every Digimon fan should visit this country (particularly the Odaiba area) at least once in their lifetime if possible. It's an experience like no other.
 
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I was speaking of the Odaiba-Kaihinkoen station yes. I meant specifically we visited Aqua City also, not meaning to indicate the Gundam statue was at Aqua City. We ate at the Gundam café in the Divers City Plaza and it was very crowded let me tell you. Should have worded that better. We visited Divers City Plaza, Aqua City & the Venus Fort shopping complex before riding the Ferris wheel there. Saw the replica of the statue of liberty too on a waling tour of the city.

Their building is sandwiched in the center of the complex there, why it became evident you can't actually see the Ferris Wheel from their apartment like in the show in real-life. You have a nice view of the other building. But that was 20 years ago when Adventure debuted and I noticed Odaiba even then in 2013 has understandably grown and changed a lot over the years. Digimon sites as they were then are vanishing or being covered up as time moves forward. I was lucky to have been there when a lot of it still existed.

That's an interesting fact, it actually being the Tominheim Daiba 5th Avenue Building 4. They just referred to it as being apart of the Searea complex when we visited near the docks at Daiba close to the Odaiba-Kaihinkoen station. Anyway, I noticed pretty quickly it faces in the complete opposite direction that I knew from Adventure. A view of the Ferris wheel is what I expected but any view is obstructed.

The look on his face was fun to watch because he was surprised how strong the Ultimate Digimon were they way War Greymon and Metal Garurumon were tossing the ball around effortlessly. They weren't very big compared to some other gigantic forms like Metal Greymon, and he said Tokyo gets destroyed more by Digimon than Godzilla ever did.

One of my most memorable experiences was coming to Odaiba from Hikarigaoka and having a teenage Japanese girl on the train fall asleep on my shoulder. She just literally slumped over with her head on my arm. I agree that any fan if possible, should visit here once in their life but I understand for many the cost makes that impossible sadly.
 
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Funny story: I visited Tokyo again in 2016 and had my Digivice Ver. 15th with me.

It was almost as if the stars aligned as I just happened to be standing next to the Odaiba ferris wheel the very moment I cleared the game and beat Diablomon.
 

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Funny story: I visited Tokyo again in 2016 and had my Digivice Ver. 15th with me.

It was almost as if the stars aligned as I just happened to be standing next to the Odaiba ferris wheel the very moment I cleared the game and beat Diablomon.
I had a similar experience. I carried a few special items with me on that trip, Taichi's Ver. 1 Adventure Digivice, the Tag and Crest of Courage prop that I wore around my neck & my card deck from the Hyper Colosseum. I have an MP3 player loaded with the original Digimon music and as I stood looking out over the bay as the sun sat on that Odaiba Memorial Day, I remember playing 'Butterfly' and was just completely lost in the moment as nostalgia swept over me. I knew it was a once in a lifetime experience that will likely never come again.
 
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