The 5th chapter of the Digimon Adventure tri. anime will release in theatres across Japan on Saturday, September 30. The chapter will be out for 3 weeks in a limited screening and will feature episodes 18-21. Pre-orders for the chapter will also be available on the day of the film’s release. The anime will also be available on Crunchyroll on the same day.
Digimon (Digital Monsters in Japan) is a large multimedia franchise that was based on Bandai’s Digivice products, which first released in 1997. The toys were based on Tamagotchis, which were also produced by Bandai. The toys were seen as more female orientated products, so Bandai created a new line of products for a male equivalent. The first anime adaptation, Digimon Adventure, was produced in 1999 by Toei Animation. A film and TV anime were released alongside each other in 1999, the movie being a 20 minute anime produced by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). Since then there has been numerous anime series, toys, figures, manga, video games and trading card games in the franchise. 2014 marked the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure with a new 6 episode anime film/OVA series anime titled Digimon Adventure tri. releasing in Japanese cinemas from November 2015.
The first trailer for Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 5: Kyousei was released showing off the new bonds and friends the Digi-Destined have made :