The official website for Digimon Ghost Game, the new Digimon television anime, announced a new cast member and the theme song aritsts on Thursday. Actor, comedian, and director Naoto Takenaka (Shiki in One Piece, Shall We Dance?, live-action Nodame Cantabile series, Kamen Rider Ghost) will play the Ghost Navigator. The Ghost Navigator appears at the beginning of each show to guide the viewer into the world of Digimon Ghost Game, and will also appear the weekly next-episode previews.
The “galactic punk rock band” Wienners will perform the opening theme song “FACTION,” and the rock band Aiiro Apollo will perform the ending theme song “Pedal.”
The anime is set “just a little bit in the future,” where rumors of strange occurrences called “hologram ghosts” are appearing online. The show centers on Hiro, who is able to see Digimon after activating a “Digivice” his father left him. Together with the Digimon Gammamon, they investigate the unusual phenomena happening around them in their everyday lives, and slowly step foot into the world of Digimon.
The anime will premiere on Fuji TV on October 3 at 9:00 a.m., and will star:
Kimitoshi Chioka (Dragon Ball Super) and Masato Mitsuka (Digimon Adventure) are serving as series directors for the show at Toei Animation. Masashi Sogo (Fairy Tail) is in charge of the series scripts. Tenya Yabuno is the original character designer, and is also credited alongside Hiroshi Izawa for planning assistance. Mariko Itō is adapting Yabuno’s characters for animation. Kenji Watanabe is the original character designer for the Digimon, and Cho Shinozuka is adapting those Digimon designs for animation. Mai Ichioka is the art director, and Toshiki Amada is credited for art setting. Akiyoshi Hongo is credited with the original work.