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'Digimon Universe' Project and TV Anime Announced

by Stark700
May 19, 2016 12:55 AM | 26 Comments
The July 2016 issue of Shueisha's V-Jump magazine, which will go on sale on May 21, has announced a new project in the Digimon franchise which will include a new TV anime.

The project titled Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters is a collaboration by Bandai, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and Toei Animation. In addition to an anime series, it will include a line of hobby toys and video games that will be launched in the fall.

Digimon Universe will be introduced at International Tokyo Toy Show 2016, which will be held June 9–12 at Tokyo Big Sight.

Source: Otakomu

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters on MAL

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Tamers, Frontier, Savers get unjustified hate. They are all on par with the first 2 seasons if not even better. People forget or just ignore that Digimon Adventure had the worst villains by far as well as weak/nonexistent development for Digimon partners. Digimon Adventure 02 just became more and more jumbled as it progressed. Tamers had the best character development for every important character and the story was well thought out. Frontier was weak in early episodes but by the end the characters were nicely developed and IMO has the best soundtrack out of all seasons. Savers had the worst early episodes out of all seasons, but when it got going after episode 11 it brought great story twists and had the best action out of all series, had good villains and all characters including Digimon partners were developed nicely. It is my favorite season. Xros Wars was a mess and Young Hunters sucked. I expect this new season will suck as well. It just looks like it's made for selling new toys and to pander to kids with iPhones.

Jun 9, 2016 1:09 PM by BliuBliu

Digimon Tamers is the best one by far

May 20, 2016 3:24 PM by Miya_F_Exia

new digimon is always welcome! hopefully when it's eventually dubbed in english, they use the classic soundtrack from the old dub :D

May 20, 2016 8:05 AM by rpn101

lukeycow said:
malvarez1 said:
Amidst some sad Digimon news, at least we get some positive stuff.

But oy, where did all the Tamers hate come from? Tamers is by far the best season. :(

Because nothing happens in the first 30 episodes. Sure the story is great once it starts, but I just can't ignore the fact that it took me weeks of forcing myself to watch it to get to the story...


I disagree. The first 30 episodes were there for character development, and to make sure you liked the characters (also introduced the DEVAs). Anyway, the first episodes also had some of the strongest writing, which helped, IMO.

May 20, 2016 5:37 AM by malvarez1

malvarez1 said:
Amidst some sad Digimon news, at least we get some positive stuff.

But oy, where did all the Tamers hate come from? Tamers is by far the best season. :(

Because nothing happens in the first 30 episodes. Sure the story is great once it starts, but I just can't ignore the fact that it took me weeks of forcing myself to watch it to get to the story...

May 20, 2016 3:13 AM by lukeycow

Hopefully it's something more traditional with standard forms. The whole fusion thing from Xros Wars put me off from watching it when it aired (I'm still planning on seeing it eventually), but I didn't mind the Sentai approach Frontier had.

May 19, 2016 6:53 PM by ZetaZaku

Amidst some sad Digimon news, at least we get some positive stuff.

But oy, where did all the Tamers hate come from? Tamers is by far the best season. :(

May 19, 2016 3:40 PM by malvarez1

Great ! Can't wait for this.
As long as it's better than Hunters, more Digimon is always welcome.
But please nothing as bad as Hunters again.

May 19, 2016 1:22 PM by Spyro

lukeycow said:
Haven't bothered watching any seasons after Tamers. Tamers was a massive step down from the rest, with almost nothing happening for the first 30 episodes, so i decided I wouldn't ruin a good series by watching the crappy sequels. It seems most people share the same opinion, that all after Tamers aren't worth watching. I presume this will be the same :/.


Except Adventure 02 is pretty bad and Tamers was a massive step up from it.

May 19, 2016 12:50 PM by Ersatz-Gott

Digimon Re Digitize and Cyber Sleuth anime f*cking when?!

May 19, 2016 12:32 PM by ichii_1

Don't know what to expect, but I'm more excited about this than the Tri movies. I'm almost up-to-date with rewatching/watching (they never aired anything but the Adventure seasons here) all of Digimon after starting it about a year or two ago and only need to see the last Xros Wars season and Tri now, so I am happy to have something new to look forward to.

Hopefully they found an interesting new approach to the franchise again.

May 19, 2016 11:56 AM by Nickienator

eh I may watch it when it comes out. I havent seen a digimon series since frontier (except the ovas)

May 19, 2016 10:30 AM by Houreki

WHUUUTTT?? x_______x

I'm already trapped in the world of Pokemon and Yokai Watch .. I don't need another one! My pocket is going to hurt even more and it'll be difficult for it to recover!

May 19, 2016 9:50 AM by 5shin

Oh holy shit, why didn't I notice this sooner? Didn't think they'd announce a new TV anime while tri hasn't finished, hype! I hope it's better than Xros Wars though...

May 19, 2016 9:33 AM by Tacas

wow wow wow. calm down....what's goin on ?
new series of digimon ? i don't know if i must be happy or worried.

May 19, 2016 9:31 AM by Tevens

Are those toys a new line of Digital Monsters virtual pets?

@lukeycow You didn't miss anything because those series were never meant as sequels. A good example is Frontier who was a sentai-like exploiting the Digimon franchise.

May 19, 2016 5:13 AM by Rei366

Looking forward to it. Didn't bother watch Savers and Xros wars they look bad especially savers (so cheap looking)

May 19, 2016 4:19 AM by tsudecimo

wait I didn't except a new series of Digimon after all these years xDD
the first 4 were good for me! I loved Adventure & 02, Tamers was great and Frontier was good! anyway after the fourth one it became stupid but Japan kept on releasing new anime digimon xD anyway Tri is enough for me at the moment even though still it won't beat the first season xD + Wada died and he was the perfect singer for Digimon series!! I'm worrying about the rest Tri movies more than the new series xD and the new series probably will air in Fall?

May 19, 2016 4:16 AM by lady-leen

what...
they better do Decode for anime than this.
Taiga need to be real

May 19, 2016 2:36 AM by XDread

there are good and bad news related to digimon today

May 19, 2016 2:06 AM by Hanaki_Neko

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