|“||I've decided! I WILL be a main character!||„|
|~ Haru Shinkai|
Haru Shinkai (新海 ハル Shinkai Haru?) is the main protagonist of Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. His Buddy Appmon is Gatchmon.
He is voiced by Yumi Uchiyama.
Haru is a teenage boy with fair skin, green hair that sticks up at the top, and blue eyes. He wears yellow goggles on his forehead. He wears a red track jacket with yellow hemlines and a yellow horizontal on each sleeve and a white "X"-like symbol on the left side of the chest. Underneath, he wears a white shirt. He also wears blue capri jeans with rolled up cuffs, yellow socks, and white and red sneakers.
Haru is a kind and gentle person. Though a bit meek and emotional, he has a strong will and makes decisions based on his own opinions. He loves to read, and longs to be the hero of his own story. He is curious and possesses good deductive skills.
Haru and others are lured into an ambush by Hackmon and his Appli Driver Rei Katsura, who challenge them for a fight.
Haru, Eri, Torajirou and Rei are attacked by the Ultimate 4, a team of powerful Appmon under Leviathan's that easily destroy both their buddies and AppliDrives. Just as they are about to be killed as well, Yujin and Shutmon appear and face the enemies by themselves to help them escape.
Haru and the others reunite with their Appmons, who do not remember them at all, and are sent to a journey to restore their buddies' memories. In the occasion, they not only reconnect with Gatchmon and the others, but obtain each one their own AppliDrive DUO.
When Haru and Gatchmon enter Nakano Broadstreet's AR-Field, Agumon attacks them assuming they are enemies, until Gatchmon mentions Haru's Digimon Universe player name. Agumon celebrates his meeting with Haru, but then collapses from hunger. Haru and Gatchmon inquire Agumon about what is happening, and Agumon tells them about the mysterious perpetrator of the rampages. Uratekumon then finds the trio and summons many final bosses to fight them. As Agumon is awed by Globemon, Agumon asks Haru to let him digivolve, and Agumon becomes WarGreymon, helping Globemon fight the final bosses and Uratekumon. After the battle, Agumon reunites the video game characters and as they all return to their game worlds, Haru and Agumon promise to meet again.
- His father is never revealed.