Special thanks to @fuzzleyan for acting as our Korean consultant.On November 24th, 2015, Bandai Namco Korea uploaded the first trailer for Digimon Soul Chaser, an upcoming smartphone RPG formerly known as Soul Hunter. The trailer plays heavily on Korean nostalgia for the first season of Digimon, using the anime's Korean dub opening theme Digimon Adventure by Hong Jongmyeon, and prominently features the Digimon partners of Adventure's Chosen Children. (Known in Korea as the Seontaek-badeun Ai-deul, a literal translation of the Japanese terminology.) A translation of the trailer's narration is provided below, in both English and Japanese, with Korean transcription.
Although the Korean dub was generally more faithful to the script of Digimon Adventure than the now-infamous American dub, it was extremely harsh on the series' setting, removing all references to Japan and renaming Japanese characters to be either Korean or ambiguously foreign (i.e. Takaishi Takeru became "Ricky"). Political tensions over Japan's colonization of Korea, and refusal to admit to war crimes or compensate the victims, have lead to strong cultural censorship of Japanese products in Korea, particularly anime. While Korea has been one of the strongest advocates for Digimon in the world, even joining in the 2002 D-1 Grand Prix and dubbing every anime up through Young Hunters, this policy of censorship continues. In part due to Japan's proximity, the Koreanization of Digimon appears paper-thin to Korean fans, who are are well aware of the series' Japanese roots.
The narration in the trailer is done by Jeong Misuk, the Korean dub voice of Yagami Taichi, while the theme song Digimon Adventure is the original version aired with the TV series.
Thanks to Dimensão Digimon for the tip.
Another crisis comes to the Digital World!
Come back to the world of Digimon!
An RPG to restore your Digimon to Ultimate.
Help us! Greymon!
Greymon, evolve: Metal Greymon!
Let's make our own super-powerful Digimon team!
Through many battles, you'll get stronger and stronger~
Let's complete a collection of the best Digimon!
Please make your reservation for Digimon Soul Chaser!
Advance reservation! Let's go!
디지털 세계에 또다시 위기가 왔어!
디지몬의 세계로 돌아와!
완전체로 돌아온 디지몬 RPG
극강의 디지몬 팀을 만들자!
수 많은 전투를 통해
넌 점점 더 강해질거야~
최고의 디지몬 컬렉션들 완성하자!
지금 바로 디지몬 소울 체이서를 예약하세요!
사전 예약! Let's go!