| Hajime Katsura |
(桂 はじめ Katsura Hajime)
|Appears in:||Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters|
|First appearance|| "I Shall Have You in Costume! Cameramon's Halloween Scandal!"  (Sleepmon)|
"Sakusimon—Defeat With Super Applink!"  (Hajime)
|Last appearance||"Our Singularity" |
|Actor(s):||(Ja:) Inori Minase|
|Known relatives|| Father|
Rei Katsura (older brother)
Hajime is a young boy with short brown hair and blue eyes. He wears a white shirt, a yellow sweater, blue pants, black socks, and blue shoes with white soles.
On summer 2017, he replaces his usual shirt and sweater with a white shirt with a yellow part on the upper body and shoulders.
- Hajime Katsura (桂 はじめ)
- Ja: Katsura (桂?). Japanese surname that means "Cercidiphyllum japonicum". Might also refer to the Katsura River or Katsurazawa Dam as a reference to the Net Ocean.
- Ja: Hajime (はじめ?). A Japanese masculine name. It can mean "one" (一 ichi?), and with Rei is a pun on "01".
During Haru Shinkai's pursuit on Rei Katsura for the 7code chips, the latter explains his motive: To apprehend Leviathan and rescue his brother (Hajime), who suddenly disappeared along with most of his biodata.
Rei initially thought that it was his solving of Leviathan's cryptic clue that led to Hajime's abduction. It was only revealed much later that Hajime was actually the first person to solve the cryptic clue (taking him almost immediately, while his elder brother took weeks). The cryptic clue was used as a means to recruit someone with great AI knowledge to create a startup tool for the Humanity Applification Plan. After his disappearance, Hajime was then ordered by Leviathan to create Bootmon. However, knowing that the Humanity Applification Plan has grave consequences, Hajime had secretly installed an emergency escape program into Bootmon and activated it just as Leviathan was about to retrieve Bootmon. As a result of defiance, Hajime was modified by Biomon, turning the former into Sleepmon.
Due to Biomon's modifications, Hajime has become an Appmon.
Sleepmon is Hajime's Appmon form.
Notes and references
- ↑ 取り巻く人々 | キャラクター | デジモンユニバース アプリモンスターズ：アプモン | 東映アニメーション: "Rei's brother who is 6 years younger than him."