The fine folks over at ANN had a picture of Taichi (Tai) and Agumon’s new character design for the new Digimon anime that’s set to come out this spring. The character designs are from Atsuya Uki, who you might remember from Tsuritama.
Check it out:
While I don’t really mind the character designs, I’m not sure how I feel about it either. I want to say that due to nostalgic reasons, I’d want it to look similar to the original. Then again, considering how the kids are now teenagers they’d need to look different, so I’m not too miffed by this. It’s going to take some getting use to though, because it is a pretty big change, but I’m sure I’ll mange.
A different art direction isn’t enough to make me worried about the new season. I love this series, so as long as it’s coming back I’m happy.
…then again, I said the same thing about Sailor Moon and it’s been a disappointment for awhile now. Hopefully Digimon doesn’t fall into that trap. It has the perk of not being a poorly made remake, so I think being a sequel will help it immensely.
Just thinking about Sailor Moon made me nervous about Digimon Adventure Tri now. I’m sure it will be fine though. I’ll be looking forward to seeing how the rest of the characters and their digimons look.