2019 marks the 20th anniversary since the first ever episode of Digimon Adventure was aired on March 7, 1999! Among the announcements made right on the big day was the collaboration with Hatsune Miku, and now we have details about it!
Hatsune Miku Cover of “Butter-Fly”
Toei Animation revealed the Butter-Fly ~Hatsune Miku Version~ cover of the opening song for the classic anime! It features the main collaboration visual of Miku and Agumon illustrated by Atsuya Uki, the character designer for Digimon Adventure tri, plus many famous scenes from the original Digimon Adventure anime, making it a nostalgia trip for anyone who watched the series way back when!
Commentary from MikioP:
When I was first contacted about creating the Hatsune Miku cover of Butter-Fly, I had my doubts about it, having not grown up in the “Digimon generation.” However, I knew that this would be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become part of the ‘music’ side of Digimon, a very integral part in the creation of the franchise. So it was with great honor that I took up the task. To get in on the 20th anniversary celebrations, I decided I would watch all the past Digimon series up to the movie in 2020. I’m really excited for my first Digimon experience.
Collaboration Goods and Store
Furthermore, numerous crossover illustrations with Miku, Len, Rin, Luka, and famous Digimon and were revealed on the same day as the music video! They were created by Rella, サメヤマ次郎 / Sameyama Jiro,
さいとうなおき / Naoki Saito, and artists at Toei Animation.
Finally, it was confirmed that official goods will be created out of these illustrations, and will be available at three different locations later this year! For every ￥3,000 JPY that you spend at the shops, you can get a free postcard (while supplies last). Stay tuned as the merchandise is revealed later!
※Please note that all dates and locations are subject to change
※All times are JST
Location: 2F SHIBUYA 109 ABENO of the Abeno Q’s Mall
Dates: October 19 through November 4
Business times: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Dates: Early half of November
Business times: TBD
Location: THE AKIHABARA CONTAiNER
Dates: Latter half of November
Business times: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM