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While on a trip to the USA, Hikari and Takeru run into a mysterious Digimon who causes Mimi and the rest of the original Digidestined to suddenly vanish. Hikari quickly contacts Daisuke, Iori, and Miyako for help to rescue their friends, ultimately meeting up with a boy named Wallace in Colorado who has his own Digimon partner, Gumimon. They notice he has some sort of a connection with the strange Digimon, but is very secretive about it. Can they discover how the past of their American friend, the location “Summer Memory”, and the mysterious Digimon link together, and then rescue the team from a shadowy world before it’s too late?
The Golden Digimentals is another movie dealing with a digital network with young protagonists. To get the full story watch it subbed, or you can watch the dub where the movie's plot is switched. Either way, The Golden Digimentals is a great movie that people who enjoy anime involved in networks will like.
Yuki is an introverted teenager whose intense fear of public speaking makes it difficult for him to make friends, so hoping for a fresh start, he moves with his grandmother to the small island of Enoshima. Shortly after his arrival he encounters Haru, a strange youth claiming to be an alien - and what's more, the otherworldly visitor requests his help to catch a strange being that inhabits the local waters! Along with fellow classmate and local angling celebrity Natsuki, the boys must now form a bond in the hopes of saving the town from the force that is threatening it. With a mysterious organization also lurking about and posing potential danger, Yuki must put his best face forward and protect the island... with the help of a fishing rod?!
The Gatchaman are a group of superhero fighters rumored to exist in urban legends, blurry pictures and second-hand hearsay. Teenager Hajime Ichinose has heard the gossip, but she never imagined her love of stationery would make her a candidate to be a Gatchaman… as their suits are empowered by cosmic notebooks! Hajime teams up with the stern Sugane Tachibana, aloof Jou Hibiki and other beacons of justice - but the Gatchaman are not this world’s only heroes, as Galax, a social media app, lets anyone use their unique skills to assist in a crisis! Strangers and newfound friends must now band together to stop Berg Katze, a mysterious alien who threatens the world with death and destruction.
In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.
Both of these animes involve a future where most of human life occurs in a virtual state, and that virtual state is under threat. The protagonists have to pool their talents together to stop a threat to their way of life, whether its the Sibyl system of the OZ.
The story takes place in the future when humanity's new paradise, the cyber universe "DEVA's" mainframe is hacked by a mysterious hacker from Earth. DEVA's high officials dispatched Angela Balzac, a DEVA system security officer, down to the Earth's surface to investigate the situations srrounding this mysterious hacker. What are the hacker's motives? Angela descends on to the devestated surface riding her exoskeletal powered suit Arhan.
if you liked the virtual world of one anime, you wil find something pretty similar in the other. when the human existence is mostly virtual, and something suddenly threatens that, it's up to the protagonists to figure out what's going on. While Summer Wars has a bit more family drama, Expelled shows us what it means to be human. So, give it a try!