Bandai, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Toei Animation announced last month that they would be collaborating on a new entry into the Digimon Franchise; Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. The project will include a game, television anime series and hobby products such as figures ad models.
Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called “Appli Monsters,” or “Appmon.” The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability to think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space to allow people and the system to interface and function. But in the vast sea of the internet, the “last boss AI” Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net.
The protagonist, Haru Shinkai, is led to acquire the Appli Drive, and uses it to materialize Gacchimon, a search app monster. What is the secret hidden within the Appli Drive? What is the mysterious field that exists between net world where the Appmon exist, and the real world? What is the “App Combine” that can combine two Appmons? What is Leviathan’s true goal?
The official site for the project updated this week with the above description of the series’ story along with details and images of the cast and crew.
The anime is scheduled for release this October as part of the Fall Anime Season. This will be the first Digimon brand animation to be release since the launch of the Digimon Adventures Tri and the first television anime since Digimon Xros Wars.