The 2020 remake of Digimon Adventure: is officially here, at least for Japanese viewers and those who watch with English subtitles. But one question fans who grew up with the English voices of Joshua Seth, Jeff Nimoy and the like are dying to know is, will there be an English Dub of Digimon Adventure: 2020?
The answer at this moment in time is no. The previous major Digimon animation project, Digimon Adventure Last Evolution: Kizuna has still made no announcement about an English dub, and it seems likely that project would receive the dub treatment first. Additionally, with the exception of Digimon Adventure: Tri, Digimon in general has seen fewer dubs since Xros Wars, with its video games and animation projects being sub only.
Furthermore, the English voice of Tai recently addressed the question of whether he had heard about a dub or would be reprising his role for Digimon in 2020. His comments are in regards to Last Evolution, but the conclusions are true for both Last Evolution and Adventure: 2020. Read on:
I will always voice Tai on #Digimon *if* I am asked. But that’s not up to me. The only reason I even knew they were recording Tri was because the fans on social media told me. As of now, no one from the studio has asked me, but I’m hoping that they will. There’s still time.✌️❤️🎤 https://t.co/MrgrglpAWC
— Joshua Seth (@joshuaseth) October 14, 2019
“As of now, no one from the studio has asked me,” Seth wrote on Twitter. “But I’m hoping that they will. There’s still time.” It’s been over four months since Seth wrote this tweet, and neither he nor the studio have provided an update on the existence of an English dub for either Last Evolution of the 2020 anime remake.
As Joshua Seth mentions in his tweet, however, “There’s still time.” while there’s nothing official, we shouldn’t give up hope that a Western company might try to get the band back together once again. After all, many of these actors got to shake off the rust while working on Digimon Adventure Tri only a few years ago. Tai himself, Joshua Seth, even said “I will always voice Tai on Digimon if I am asked.”