A translation of the cast and staff comments from the official pamphlet for the Super Evolution Stage: Digimon Adventure tri. ~The August 1st Adventure~ stage play, which had ten showings between August 3 and 15, 2017 at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi. The following translation includes:
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- Comment from Toei Animation
- Comment from stage play director and writer Kenichi Tani
- Short individual interviews with main cast members Gaku Matsumoto (Taichi Yagami), Shouhei Hashimoto (Yamato Ishida), Suzuka Morita (Sora Takenouchi), Kaisei Kamimura (Koushirou Izumi), Marina Tanoue (Mimi Tachikawa), Junya Komatsu (Jou Kido), Kenta Nomiyama (Takeru Takaishi), Yuuna Shigeishi (Hikari Yagami), and Ore no Graffiti (Etemon)
- A list of ensemble and voice cast
- A group interview with Matsumoto, Hashimoto, Morita, Kamimura, Tanoue, Komatsu, Nomiyama, and Shigeishi
Translations for the text found in the booklets for the “Digimon Original Story” drama CD series released on April 23, 2003, consisting of the following:
- Digimon Adventure Original Story: Two-and-a-Half Year Break
- Digimon Adventure 02 Original Story: 2003 -Spring-
- Digimon Tamers Original Story: Message in the Packet
- Digimon Frontier Original Story: Things I Want to Tell You
The CD booklets for Adventure and Adventure 02 contain commentary from series director Hiroyuki Kakudou, the booklet for Tamers includes excerpts from the CD’s respective tracks, and the booklet for Frontier contains comments from the characters’ voice actors.
Note that this translation only includes the content of the booklets and not the drama CD audio itself; for a translation of the audio, please refer to onkeikun’s translation here.
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(Full title: “SymaG × Nanahoshi Orchestra discuss their enthusiasm about their first ‘anime song’: ‘I hope they can grow up with the song and story together as a set'”)
A translation of this interview from June 14, 2017 with vocalist SymaG and composer Nanahoshi Orchestra regarding the release of their single “Gatch’n!” and its B-side “BE MY LIGHT”, which served as the second opening theme song and an insert song respectively for Digimon Universe App Monsters.
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(Full title: “Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode prerelease interview: Revealed secrets ranging from development of the Ultimate-evolved 3DS version to information on how to clear the game”)
A translation of this Dengeki Online article from June 20, 2013, featuring an interview with producer Kazumasa “Habumon” Habu and director Yusuke Tomono of the video game Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode.
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The album Digimon Frontier Best Hit Parade (originally released April 2, 2003) contained a special booklet in its limited first press edition. The booklet contains comments from Toei Animation assistant producer Atsunari Baba regarding each of the series’ main characters, as well as a closing comment from Fuji TV producer Kyoutarou Kimura with a message in light of Frontier being the final Digimon anime series at the time, dedicated to all of the fans who supported Adventure through Frontier.
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(Original title: “Digimon Survive‘s producers talk about what makes this new approach to the Digimon series so appealing”)
A translation of this Famitsu article from September 25, 2018, featuring an interview with producers Kazumasa “Habumon” Habu and Katsuaki Tsuzuki about the video game Digimon Survive.
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The official DigiFes 2022 event (held at the Tachikawa Stage Garden on July 30, 2022) had a pamphlet sold on-site, containing comments from various members of Digimon Frontier and Digimon Adventure 02 THE BEGINNING cast and staff:
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- Comments from the Digimon Frontier voice actors
- Junko Takeuchi (Takuya Kanbara)
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Kouji Minamoto)
- Michael Shitanda (Junpei Shibayama)
- Sawa Ishige (Izumi Orimoto)
- Kumiko Watanabe (Tomoki Himi)
- Kenichi Suzumura (Kouichi Kimura)
- Comments from the Digimon Adventure 02 THE BEGINNING voice actors
- Fukujuurou Katayama (Daisuke Motomiya)
- Junko Noda (V-mon)
- Megumi Ogata (Rui Owada)
- Rie Kugimiya (Ukkomon)
- Comments from other event attendees
- Hiromi Seki (Digimon Frontier producer)
- Ayumi Miyazaki (musician)
- AiM (musician)
(Full title: “Interview with Naoya Shimokawa on Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten: Approaching the full story of a man lauded as ‘Utawarerumono’ and his companions”)
A translation of a Famitsu interview with AQUAPLUS executive director Naoya Shimokawa on April 4, 2022 regarding the game Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten.
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A translation of all of the interviews included in the Digimon Adventure tri. special feature of volume 32 (the December 2015 issue) of hobby magazine Febri, held with the following:
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- Character designer Atsuya Uki
- Voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Mutsumi Tamura (Koushirou Izumi)
- Lead writer Yuuko Kakihara and scriptwriters Mitsutaka Hirota, Yuniko Ayana, Takaaki Suzuki, and Yasuhiro Nakanishi
- Setting researcher Takaaki Suzuki
- Producer Shuuhei Arai
- Director Keitarou Motonaga
A translation of an interview with Digimon Frontier voice actress Junko Takeuchi (voice of Takuya Kanbara) and a short Q&A with producer Hiromi Seki, from the October 2002 issue of Animedia.
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