AnimeJapan 2017 is this weekend, and with it comes announcements and news about future and existing anime series. In a flyer seen from the event, we got more information for the current Digimon series. Digimon Unvierse: Appli Monsters revealed how many episodes will be coming in its series, that recently released episode 24. The anime revealed that it will air 52 episodes for this season.
If you are unfamiliar with Digimon Univers: Appli Monsters, the official website behind the series describes it as the following:
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 Gatchmon, 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 staff behind the series, includes Gou Koga as the director behind the series with Toei Animation. Yoichi Kato known for Yo-Kai Watch and Monster Strike is supervising the series scripts. While Kenichi Ohnuki is in charge of the character design.
The Digimon franchise is one of the the most well known anime franchises of all time. The franchise is known not only for its television series, but also its video games, films, virtual pet toys, and trading card game. Starting in 1997 as a series of vitual pets similar to Tamagotchi, the creatures gained popularity and spread with the first anime and video game series coming out in 1999, and the shared universe has expanded into all sorts of media forms and genres.