4th Digimon Adventure tri. Film’s 2nd Promo Video Streamed
The official website for the Digimon Adventure tri. six-part anime film series began streaming the second promotional video on Monday for Digimon Adventure tri. Sōshitsu (Loss). The video previews the story and relationships between the main characters and their Digimon. (Note: the linked video is region-locked to Japan.)
The fourth film in the six-part series will open in Japan on February 25 for a three-week limited theatrical run. The film’s home video Blu-ray Disc and DVD will ship in Japan on April 4.
The film’s official website previously posted an outline of the film’s story in November.
[Note: the plot summary below contains spoilers for the first three films.]
Following Meicoomon’s rampage and the Reboot, Tai (Taichi) and the others leave behind a distressed Meiko and head to the Digital World. But the partner Digimon that they’ve reunited with have lost their memories. They once again try to forge new connections, but only Biyomon is wary, telling her partner Sora that she doesn’t know anything about the past. While Sora normally thinks of others even before herself, she now has distrust in her heart. As Sora stands heartbroken, Tai and Matt (Yamato) cannot find the words to help her.
A tearful Meicoomon appears and disappears again. For some reason, she has retained past memories, and is searching for Meiko. Upon seeing Meicoomon, the kids resolve to journey through the Digital World to save her, but a man with the Dark Masters at his command stands in their way.
Meanwhile, in the real world, Nishijima receives a notice that Himekawa has disappeared. When he investigates, he learns that she has had a hidden goal behind all her actions thus far.
Crunchyroll began streaming Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku (Confession), the third film, on the same day it opened in Japan. The film opened in Japan for three weeks on September 24, and became available for paid streaming in Japan on the same day. The film earned 120 million yen (about US$1.15 million) and sold 78,452 tickets in its three-week run in Japan.
Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 1: Reunion earned 230 million yen (US$2.3 million) after opening last November, and Digimon Adventure tri.- Chapter 2: Determination earned 160 million yen (US$1.6 million) after opening on March 12. Crunchyroll began streaming both films on the same day that they premiered in Japan.
The project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure (the first entry in the series), will have a total of six films. The first film received a theatrical release in the United States on September 15 with an English dub that features new and returning cast members. The dub screenings received an extended run in the U.S. starting on September 29.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.