Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning Pitches The Classic “Mysterious Digi-Egg” Storyline

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Published On August 05, 2023

A new Digimon Adventure film was always on the books after the success of Last Evolution Kizuna. With Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning, another group of characteristic faces return to take the helm of the DigiDestined.

I’m going to put it out there. Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna was the best Digimon anime (even though it was a film), beating out many if not all of the Pokémon films. Above all, it served as a reminder of how the “Digital Monsters” presented great emotional depth, and it’s had me hoping for a sequel ever since.

Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning serves as a direct sequel to Last Evolution Kizuna, set sometime after Agumon and Gabumon’s gallant farewell.

  • As the title implies, the film will be featuring the cast of the Digimon Adventure 02 anime series — with the leading duo of Daisuke Motomiya and Veemon. Set in 2012, every member of the second DigiDestined squad is now in their twenties.
  • Akin to previous outings, the boundaries between the human and digital world weaken — with the appearance of the self-proclaimed “first person to ever partner with a Digimon” Rui Owada and Ukkomon — both to be key to the plot.

Bandai’s push of the original Digimon franchise is a play of the nostalgia card to generate interest once again, especially since the older seasons held some of the most memorable moments for the franchise.

  • The company has released a PSP game titled “Digimon Adventure”, 6 sequel films called “Digimon Tri”, and the “Last Evolution,” followed up by a reboot of the original anime — all in a span of 10 years, clearly hanging onto its earlier success.
  • The new film is also likely to spawn several sequels, though I don’t wish to see another group of the Chosen Ones disband as a result of self-sacrifice.

Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning is set to premiere on October 27 this year in Japan.