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November 02, 2011
Xros Wars Simulcast and more discussion!

Crunchyroll announced they will be simulcasting Xros Wars starting next week in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

For now the first Xros Wars won't be included, just the current episodes.

Also, let's continue the discussion here since the old thread is getting large.

-- godofchaos

Source: Crunchyroll to Stream Digimon Xros Wars Anime (AnimeNewsNetwork)

Tags: News, Digimon, Xros Wars, Crunchyroll

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October 04, 2011
Wada Kouji puts Career on Hold

Normally I try and only post positive news, but this is relevant to all of us who are fans of Digimon and Wada Kouji.

Wada Kouji has put his career on hold due to cancer.

He had put his career on hold almost a decade ago due an illness he declined to comment on at the time.

I'll just link to ANN since they have all the details and everyone can read the details there.

-- godofchaos

Source: Digimon Singer Kouji Wada Puts Career on Hold Due to Cancer (AnimeNewsNetwork)

Tags: News, Digimon, Music, Wada Kouji

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September 02, 2011
New Digimon Shirts in Japan and Importable

In a bit less than two months there will be a nice selection of new Digimon t-shirts in Japan.

Six will be based on Digimon Adventure (with 3 different designs in two colors each.)

The seventh will be a Xros Wars design (which seems to have a smidge of Engrish on it...)

Source link goes to a listing of all the shirts in various sizes on CDJapan. The product listings themselves show the designs on the shirt, but I went with the image only version to show the text detail on a few of them.

Check the size detail information, as the size listing may not be the same as it is in your part of the world.

-- godofchaos

Source: Shirt Listings (CDJapan)

Tags: News, DIgimon, Adventure, Xros Wars, Shirt, Shirts, Apparel

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August 17, 2011
Xros Discussion Thread! Part New!

Here's a new Xros discussion thread.

Figured it might make splitting the conversation easier.

This thread is for discussing Xros as it is currently airing.

The new season/series/arc has it's own news thread, discuss that there, not here.

-- godofchaos

Tags: Site, Digimon, Xros Wars

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Xros Continuing for a Second Season/Series

Looks like we will still have new Digimon for quite awhile.

The new V-Jump confirms that in October Xros will be continuing on with Taiki, Shoutmon, Yuu and new characters. No confirmation on who else may or may not appear.

One of the focus' of the new series will deal with a 'secret' between the digital world and the real world.

And we have an image from V-Jump. Hopefully a cleaner image will be coming soon.

And yes... two goggle boys.


-- godofchaos

Source: (V-Jump)

Tags: News, Digimon, Xros Wars

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July 17, 2011
Xros Wars Pilot Dub Info

I had hoped to wait for confirmation from some more people, but as information has seemingly begun to leak it seemed prudent to go ahead and make a post.

I should also mention, if it's only mentioned on IMDB or Wikipedia it won't be mentioned in this article.

William Winckler Prouductions appears to have produced a dub for Xros Wars under contract for Toei.

Caleb Pearson has 'Digimon Untitled Series' on his credits as the lead actor for Disney XD/Bandai. Caleb was previously affiliated with WWP for other anime dubs.

Sean Hankinson has also added a credit for 'Digimon Xcross Wars' to his resume with the character name of 'Kenny', with WWP listed as the production company.

Marieve Herington also has added a credit for 'Digimon Fusion Battles' as a lead character named 'Dorothy' with the company credit listed as Toei and WWP. She was also cast in prior WWP anime dubs.

Bryan Forrest also lists 'Digimon Fushion Battles' and an untitled lead for WWP.

Now, for the twist to this all...

Outside of their classic Tekkaman: The Space Knight dub decades ago, none of WWP's anime dubs have ever been released commercially, despite all being official dubs funded by Toei.

The dubs they did a few years ago for Toei were shows compressed down to a series of films, which apparently were never intended for commercial release, but rather cheaply made English dubs to send to potential production companies for promotional use (having a highly compressed but English language copy to send to potential companies being a good idea as far as trying to sell the series go, especially if Toei doesn't intend to do this one themselves, as they did with Savers/Data Squad.)

So short version- There is a Xros Wars dub floating out there that is likely highly edited (and potentially compressed into a series of films.) It seems very unlikely that we will ever SEE this dub though. So try and keep calm.

More information to be added as it is available (a prior press contact at WWP has already been contacted, I was hoping to wait to do this article until I had a statement, but information began to spill out, and I felt a central place for information would be a good idea.)

Edit 1- Someone PMed me claiming a thread on Baidu has the English logo. I had noticed this before and dismissed it. It has the name of a deviantart artist on the picture who makes fanmade logos (a few of which have been Digimon related.) The artist also has had it up on his account for around a month and makes no claim that it is official. It will not be added to the article.

Edit 2- Since some people may have never seen any sort of marketing dub before, I thought linking to an example might help. I don't know of any compilation or full episodes that are up anywhere, but Toei Europe has a selection of shorter trailers. Here's one for the 1997 version of Dr. Slump- Trailer Link

I'm not saying that the WWP dub for Xros Wars IS for marketing purposes mind you, but it seems likely.

Edit 3- Confirmation from a manager at WWP. The dubs were pilots meant for demographic test audiences. Multiple pilot dubs were done for Xros. The show apparently tested very positively. Winckler also met with Xros Wars producer Hiroyuki Sakurada during the production of the pilot dubs, no idea what involvement if any he had in the pilot dub though. Three pilot dubs were also done for 'Pretty Cure 5'.

I've also received confirmation that the past dubbed compilation films have indeed been released, just in an unexpected place. They've aired on Toei's Broadband Channel, marketed to English speaking fans in Japan. So those dubs have been released, just not in normal English speaking markets.

It was also mentioned that Toei USA was not involved with any of these productions, all of them were from Toei Japan, with Kozo Morishita (Vice President of Toei Animation Japan) supervising and guiding the production.

So that appears to be the end of the story. Pilots that likely will never be released. Perhaps as an extra on a DVD someday (As I recall the Voltron DVDs had three different pilots for the first episode.)

Thanks to William Winckler Productions for clarification.

Article name was changed to reflect this new information.

-- godofchaos


Tags: Exclusive News, Digimon, Xros Wars, Dub

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July 16, 2011
New Xros Discussion Thread... Part Something

Xros thread is getting very long, needs a restart.

Feel free to continue discussions in the new thread

-- godofchaos

Source: Old Discussion Thread (WtW)

Tags: Site, Digimon, Xros Wars

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New Game- Digimon World: Digitize for the PSP

Looks like next year the PSP will be getting a Digimon game.

Few details are known thus but...

Main character has an Agumon.

Character design will be from Suzuhito Yasuda, who did the designs for Durarara and wrote and drew Yozakura Quartet.

The game will take place both in the Digital World and the Real World (is this the first game that the real world will be a major part of the game? I know it was in a few games for a bit, but it appears this time it will be part of the story.

And unlike all the recent Digimon Story titles, it appears battles will be fully animated (which hopefully means they are finally dumping the ancient Digimon Story engine.)

Edit- Some new info. It will be called Digimon World Re:Digitize. And thanks to an early V-Jump scan we have confirmation that it will not just be a PSP game with the Digimon Story engine. The engine looks quite nice...

Original Image Source

-- godofchaos

Source: [PSP] Digimon World: Digitize (rainmon)

Tags: News, Digimon, Game, PSP, Video Game

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April 05, 2011
Digimon on DVD.... in Australia

Madman announced they have Digimon and will be releasing it on DVD in Australia.

This is just season one for now

A comment apparently from a Madman staffer in the post says it will be dub only (checking their forum confirms this.)

It will be released in two sets, with the first coming out in August.

They seem to be jumping back and forth on calling it Digimon: Digital Monsters and Digimon Adventure, no idea what it will be called on the boxart.

I'm curious to find out if this is a sublicense from an R1 licensor who hasn't announced it yet, or if it was licensed directly from Toei.

-- godofchaos

Source: new acquisitions announcement! (Madman)

Tags: News, Digimon, Adventure, DVD, Australia

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