Digimon Con: Fan Convention to be aired worldwide in February 2022

Will showcase new games, trading cards, and more!

Bandai Namco, the creators of games based on the popular anime Digimon, have announced a fan convention named Digimon Con 2022 based on the Digital Monster universe. The event will be held online and will feature live musical performances, merchandise announcements and sales, games, trading cards, and more. This is the first iteration for all things Digimon and will be held on February 26, 2022, on the official Bandai Namco YouTube channel.  

People from across the world will be able to access the live stream that starts at 5 PM PST/1 AM GMT with Japanese and English as language options. According to the official website, some parts of the broadcast will vary between the two languages but the portions that will be affected have not been revealed as of now. Those who miss the live stream can tune in later to watch the recorded version.

Digimon Con 2022: Event schedule

The stream will cover a wide variety of upcoming Digimon content with special segments focussed on giving details about the Digimon anime series, new information on an unnamed Digimon game. Rumors suggest that the unnamed game is the much delayed Digimon Survive. The keynote will also let fans know more about the fitness tracker that comes with DIM(Digimon Identified Memory) to support the ability to train Digimons known as the Digimon Vital Bracelet.

Digimon Con 2022
Digimon Con 2022 drawing competition

The initial selection results for the Digimon Illustration Competition will be followed by a special live performance by the famous Japanese singer and composer Ayumi Miyazaki who has been associated with Digimon, singing multiple songs for the hit series.

Time (PST)Event Details
17:00 – 17:10Opening
17:10 – 18:00Digimon Games Ultimate
Information and Q&A session
18:00 – 18:55Digimon card game US – Japan
Friendship match (1st half)
18:55 – 19:10Digimon Illustration competition 1st Results
Announcement and special judge message
19:10 – 19:28Special live musical performance by Ayumi Miyazaki
19:28 – 20:23Make your own destiny! Vital
Bracelet double time raid battle
20:23 – 21:38Digimon anime discussion
21:38 – 22:38Digimon card game US – Japan
Friendship match (2nd half)
22:38 – 22:42Digimon project
Theme song live performance
22:42 – 22:47Closing
22:47 – 23:00Worldwide product designer interview
New product information

Drawing competition has a prize pool of $2,600

The drawing competition with a grand prize of 300,000 yen ($2,600) was held between December 16 to February 6. The entries to the contest shall feature one of eight Digimons mentioned on the contest page and should convey “Digimon’s cool or cute scenes” message. The competition is only open for applicants from Japan and the United States.

The judging panel comprising of Kenji Watanabe, chief designer Digimon will select the winners. The first prize winner will have their art featured on a Digimon trading card in addition to the grand prize while seven other winners will get their art featured and 100,000 yen each. 

In addition, people will also be able to buy merchandise such as trading cards and toys but it should be noted that some of the content and merchandise will not be available in select regions. Bandai Namco recently launched a closed beta test in China for its latest mobile gaming title based in Digimon universe, Digimon Source Code

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This Digimon presentation is on Pokémon Day. Could that be a hint towards some sort of collaboration? If so, could it be a crossover movie, a special Pokémon dim card(like kamen rider and medabots got) or a video game involving both franchises?

Tousif Hasan Biswas

That’s a good find. But honestly, now we can only do speculations. We really have no clue if this has anything to do with the Pokemon Day.

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