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. Haru Shinkai, is led to acquiring the Appli Drive and uses it to materialize Gacchimon, a search app monster. Now he dives headfirst into discovering the secrets of the Appli Drive, the digital monsters that transfer to the real world -- and the true goals of Leviathan.