Sanrio and Digimon Adventure Collaboration in February, Art & Products Shown!

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Well, this is an interesting one...

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Early today the Digimon Adventure Staff Twitter teased a big announcement coming later, and the image they posted had a bit of text mentioning a collaboration script, and now we know what it is...

And it's Hello Kitty!


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At Sanrio Expo 2020 Spring, Producer Kinoshita appeared, along with Agumon and Hello Kitty, to announce the new collaboration, to help celebrate the new Digimon movie coming out.

Sanrio Characters x Digimon Adventure


They know evolution is important to Digimon, so a key element of the collaboration will be new designs where the Digimon have achieved the so-called miraculous 'Sanrio Evolution'.

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Update- Left the original image, but also added a clean image.

Each of the lead Digimon from Adventure have new art designs combining them with a Sanrio character. The lineup is:
Hello Kitty x Agumon
Pom Pom Purin x Gabumon
My Melody x Piyomon
Cinamoroll x Patamon
Hangyodon x Gomamon
Goropikadon x Tentomon
Usahana x Palmon
Kuromi x Tailmon


With each art is also a crest that is combined with the same Sanrio character.

Sanrio characters in eggs also appear around the collaboration logo.


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Updates to come on the collaboration!


Update- A second set of key art!

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Along with the 'Sanrio Evolution' art, there is a second set of keyart using the Sanrio watercolor style of the kids and their Digimon!


It's also worth a quick mention, this isn't the first time Digimon and Sanrio's paths have crossed before in a notable way, the biggest being that Digimon Adventure/02 and Digimon Savers were both featured rides in the "The Time Machine of Dreams" attraction at Sanrio Puroland. The ride footage for both was later shown along with some non-Digimon CGI shorts as the "3D Toei Anime Festival" in theaters and on DVD, with both also included on a bonus Blu-ray with the 'Digimon the Movies' Blu-ray box.


Thanks to DTimes for the news.



Update- Some photos of products, plus some info on how/when to get them!

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A look at some acrylic stands and some other small products.

The products will be available at pop-up stores which they've announced at 2 locations:
Abeno Q's Mall in Osaka between February 21st and March 8th
The Akihabara Container in Tokyo between February 28th and March 8th.

A site for the collaboration store is up.

It has also been announced there will be online sales. Some products will go up on February 21st at Premium Store's website.



Thanks to mantanweb and the Digimon Adventure site for more info.
 

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Wow speechless. Hello Kitty? And Tailmon's design with Kuromi look like she is wearing Wizarmon cosplay. I like that new design of Gabumon.
 

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No Retsuko? There go my dreams of some heavy metal Agumon :(
 

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Various updates made above.
 

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Ha ha ha. That's funny. And kind of cute. But Hello Kitty really crosses over with everyone.
...Digimon X Agretsuko? ...That would be fun. heh heh
 

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No Retsuko? There go my dreams of some heavy metal Agumon :(
Agumon wouldn't really work for that character (not that he works well for Hello Kitty herself but I guess you gotta pair the most popular ones)... especially since there's already a character who'd be a much better fit: Maicoomon!
Not only does she pretty much fit color wise, but she actually has wild and crazy side lol
That would be an interest8ing collab, but what's there rigth ow is just kinda... meh.
 

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. . . yup, I'm drawing sprites for these.
 

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...I like Theigno's idea. Also will be looking for Zeta's sprite work. That should be fun.
 
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