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MajinAkuma



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:29 am Reply with quote
This kid looks like Yuya Sakaki from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
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Hikarunu



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:56 am Reply with quote
Urgh this is too less Digimon-like, which reminds me with Xros Wars
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Animechic420



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:59 am Reply with quote
Well, he has goggles. Just hope his name begins with "T".
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Tempest_Wing



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:31 am Reply with quote
Wow. Apps. This whole idea just sounds like such corporate pandering. "What are the kids into these days?" "I don't know, they're always on their phones playing those apps." "That's it!" Seriously, is it just me or are the digimon starting to look less and less like Digimon? They look like Yokai crossed with Pokemon.
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tsukumo.yuma.98



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:44 am Reply with quote
MajinAkuma wrote:
This kid looks like Yuya Sakaki from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

So I wasn't the only one thinking that

I'm not going to knock it yet, I have to see where they are taking the app concept first, because right now, that all it is so far, just a concept and a picture.
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bleachj0j



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:44 am Reply with quote
Looks like they save good designs for games I guess. Why couldn't we get a Cyber Sleuth anime?
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Lycosyncer



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:59 am Reply with quote
The new gogglehead looks like he is from Yu-Gi-Oh instead of Digimon.

Anyways, I really hope that despite being called "Appmons", they should still use the Digimon name in the series and will hopefully see some familiar Digimon to show that yes, this is definitely a Digimon series.

I admire the Digimon series for always trying to do something new and different each season but I just keep getting the feeling that this really doesn't feel like the Digimon that we all know and love as it feels like it is emulating Pokemon and Yokai Watch instead.
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pauladls



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:00 am Reply with quote
bleachj0j wrote:
Looks like they save good designs for games I guess. Why couldn't we get a Cyber Sleuth anime?

Because yokai watch and pokemon exist
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ChibiGoku



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:44 am Reply with quote
Worth noting the twitter account mentions that it will be airing on the TV Tokyo Network this October with this bit:

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デジモンの系譜を継ぐ、まったく新しい物語が起動するー新番組『デジモンユニバース アプリモンスターズ』2016年10月からテレビ東京系で放送開始!!アニメだけでなく、玩具やデジタルキッズカードゲームをはじめとした関連商品、ゲーム、雑誌など、クロスメディアで展開していきます。 #アプモン
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Sleipmon4



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:11 pm Reply with quote
Looking pretty good so far! I like the map DIgimon.
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#sukkar



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:08 pm Reply with quote
Tempest_Wing wrote:
Wow. Apps. This whole idea just sounds like such corporate pandering. "What are the kids into these days?" "I don't know, they're always on their phones playing those apps." "That's it!" Seriously, is it just me or are the digimon starting to look less and less like Digimon? They look like Yokai crossed with Pokemon.


Um, so are we just going to ignore the fact that Digimon exists at all is because of that very same reasoning? They were pandering to people who were into the latest stuff, which at the time was a very new and emerging tech market. This is no different than that and your post sort of just ignores the context of the times the original series were created in.

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Looks like they save good designs for games I guess. Why couldn't we get a Cyber Sleuth anime?


This would realistically only work with a much shorter series. This is most likely a series aiming for a year-long run. Toei's year-long shows tend to look pretty bad when the animation and character designs are at all different from the norm, they just wouldn't give the show the budget to support it.
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KH91



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:17 pm Reply with quote
bleachj0j wrote:
Looks like they save good designs for games I guess. Why couldn't we get a Cyber Sleuth anime?


Because it was not meant to be...right now.
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Stuart Smith



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:36 pm Reply with quote
I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought of Yuya when I saw the goggles and the color scheme.

Tempest_Wing wrote:
Wow. Apps. This whole idea just sounds like such corporate pandering. "What are the kids into these days?" "I don't know, they're always on their phones playing those apps." "That's it!" Seriously, is it just me or are the digimon starting to look less and less like Digimon? They look like Yokai crossed with Pokemon.


Cellphones have been a common gimmick in a lot of shows. A lot of henshin devices in toku and magical girl are phones because, yes, that is what kids are into these days. I'd argue it makes perfect sense in Digimon given the whole digital technology theme. Digimon has always adapted to digital technology, like the card reader in Tamers and barcode scanner in Frontier, or the notWonderswan in 02.

-Stuart Smith
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Whis-pur



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:14 pm Reply with quote
I'll give this a try because I think there's some potential with Digimon and apps, but I don't have much hope. My bigger question is how successful is Digimon in Japan, because there seems to be a very loyal following in many places, even if the following is small, and I wonder what Digimon would be like if they tried to do not mature, but close to mature stories. I'm still sad that Digimon has a very big library of monsters that have yet to be animated, but they still make up new ones for each new iteration...sometimes it's tough being a Digimon fan.
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Mew Berry



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:27 pm Reply with quote
Aside from the focus on collecting in the past few seasons, I don't really see the design/concept similarities to Yokai Watch or Pokemon that everyone else seems to, but... Yeah, this just doesn't feel like Digimon to me. Ever since Tamers ended their designs have gotten blockier and blockier and it's just so unappealing to me.
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