Unique Film and Season 2 Getting Blu-Ray Releases

Picture: Toei Animation

Bandai’s Digimon franchise is deeply beloved and hit at simply the appropriate time for children who grew up within the 90s. Nevertheless it’s a type of properties whose earlier installments have been tough to get bodily releases of for one (often rights-related) concern or one other. Thankfully, issues are about to alter, as a result of a number of older Digimon media are making the bounce to Blu-Ray.

As revealed throughout this weekend’s Otakon, Discotek acquired the licenses for each the English and Japanese variations of the anime’s second season, generally often called Digimon Adventure 02. It’s the primary time the season has has a Blu-Ray launch, and it’s been upscaled in AstroRes, just like how Discotek dealt with the primary season. The English dub can have its personal standalone launch first, adopted by a Japanese model afterward, and so they’ll each have totally different extras: the English Blu-Ray will get artwork galleries, whereas the Japanese model’s have but to be finalized.

Together with Journey 02, Discotek additionally plans on releasing an upscaled Blu-Ray for the first three Digimon films. These films—Digimon Journey, Digimon Journey: Our Conflict Recreation!, and Digimon Hurricane Landing!—had been stitched right into a single entity that comprised what was recognized in 2000 as Digimon The Film. The unique Japanese dub for these three movies will likely be intact, nevertheless the English dubs function the still-living members of that original cast has been redone. For the roles that had been recast fully, Discotek defined it solid actors “primarily based on power, & giving a voice & vibe that matches what you heard nearly 25 years in the past.” Sound Cadence Studios, the company dealing with the dubs, has handily supplied the solid listing for every of the three films.

As for the precise Digimon The Film, that too is being remastered. Its English soundtrack would be the similar because it was again within the day, nevertheless it gained’t have the Angela Anaconda short that opened the film. There aren’t set launch dates for any of those Blu-Rays but, however understanding they exist is thrilling sufficient?


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