Digimon Adventure 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project — Special Booklet interviews

A translation of two interviews from the booklet distributed for the official Digimon Adventure 20th anniversary “Memorial Story” crowdfunding project, relating to the project itself, the related Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna movie, and various development details related to Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. The first is with producer Hiromi Seki, scriptwriter Akatsuki Yamatoya, and Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe; the second is with voice actress Chika Sakamoto (voice of Agumon).

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Digimon Adventure tri. movie pamphlet interviews — Part 6: Future

Each Digimon Adventure tri. movie’s theatrical screening had a corresponding informational pamphlet sold on-site, which contained informational and art assets and a handful of cast and staff interviews.

(Part 1: Reunion | Part 2: Determination | Part 3: Confession | Part 4: Loss | Part 5: Coexistence | Part 6: Future)

This post covers the interviews for the pamphlet for Part 6, Future, featuring the following:

  • Short messages from the following voice actors:
    • Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Chika Sakamoto (Agumon)
    • Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yamato Ishida) and Mayumi Yamaguchi (Gabumon)
    • Suzuko Mimori (Sora Takenouchi) and Atori Shigematsu (Piyomon)
    • Mutsumi Tamura (Koushirou Izumi) and Takahiro Sakurai (Tentomon)
    • Hitomi Yoshida (Mimi Tachikawa) and Kinoko Yamada (Palmon)
    • Junya Ikeda (Jou Kido) and Junko Takeuchi (Gomamon)
    • Junya Enoki (Takeru Takaishi) and Miwa Matsumoto (Patamon)
    • M・A・O (Hikari Yagami) and Yuka Tokumitsu (Tailmon)
    • Miho Arakawa (Meiko Mochizuki) and Yukiko Morishita (Meicoomon)
  • Full interviews with:
    • Voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Taichi Yagami) and Chika Sakamoto (Agumon)
    • Voice actors Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yamato Ishida) and Mayumi Yamaguchi (Gabumon)
    • Digimon franchise designer Kenji Watanabe
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Hiromi Seki and Kenji Watanabe comments on Imperialdramon

A translation of Adventure 02 producer Hiromi Seki and Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe’s comments on Digimon Adventure 02 production and Imperialdramon’s design, in commemoration of the announcement of the Figure-rise Standard Amplified Imperialdramon figure on May 27, 2020.

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Digimon Continues to be Loved Thanks to its Creator’s Commitment — With Digimon Character Designer Kenji Watanabe

A translation of this Asahi &M article from March 3, 2020, featuring statements from perennial Digimon franchise character designer Kenji Watanabe about Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna.

Please note that a very large amount of the below content, by certain definitions, qualifies as LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna spoilers. These are all official public press release material, and much of this has been already revealed in promotion, but those who are hoping to go in “entirely clean” are advised caution before reading.

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October/November 2018 Gashapon Blog interviews with Kenji Watanabe

Translation for a pair of interviews with Digimon franchise character designer Kenji Watanabe, held with Gashapon Blog on October and November 2018. The first part discusses his involvement on the Digital Monster Capsule Mascot Collection and general Digimon design, and the second part details his thoughts on Omegamon Merciful Mode, the Omegamon form used in the recently-completed Digimon Adventure tri., and the background behind Omegamon himself.

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“THE INTERVIEW” 03-1 and 03-2 (DiGiFES interview with Kenji Watanabe)

The Korean Digimon fansite DiGiFES (now defunct; not to be confused with the official yearly Japanese DigiFes events) had a section titled “THE INTERVIEW” that contained interviews with staff involved in Digimon production. The third interview, held with Kenji Watanabe, was posted on September 19 and September 26, 2015.

(01 Ayumi Miyazaki | 02 Genki Yoshimura | 03 Kenji Watanabe)

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