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ID: Invaded
Main visual
(Ido: Inveideddo)
ID: Invaded #Brake Broken
Written byŌtarō Maijō
Illustrated byYūki Kodama
Published byKadokawa Shoten
MagazineYoung Ace
Original runOctober 4, 2019 – present
Anime television series
Directed byEi Aoki
Written byŌtarō Maijō
Music byU/S
Licensed byFunimation[1]
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, TVA, KBS, SUN
Original run January 5, 2020 – present
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
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ID: Invaded (イド:インヴェイデッド, Ido: Inveideddo) is an original Japanese anime television series by NAZ that is directed by Ei Aoki and written by Ōtarō Maijō. The series premiered on January 5, 2020. A manga adaptation by Yūki Kodama was announced on September 4, 2019.[2]


The anime takes place in a world where investigators have the power to tap into a killer's unconscious and see fragmented parts of their psyche. This is referred to as an "ID-Well", a mental plane that can be digitally entered to collect clues regarding a killer's victims, crime scenes, and even motives. As one traverses through an ID-Well, their sights and actions appear as digital projections in the real world for investigators to analyze in real-time. Since a person's unconscious thoughts are rarely organized, everything within an ID-Well appears in a fractured or symbolic state, including the people and locations, and can only be temporarily put together by someone investigating the ID-Well. Additionally, ID-Wells can only be entered by victims or other killers. While it is possible to get hurt or die in an ID-Well, the Well traveler can simply be removed and re-injected into the Well again, though all previous memories from their time in there will be lost.

Field analysts assist ID-Well investigators using a tool called "Wakumusubi", a sort of handheld radar gun that detects and collects delicate "cognition particles", given off by a person's intent to kill. The scanner can be programmed to collect the killing intent of a specific criminal, and add that information to their ID-Well. This helps flesh out the killer's ID-Well for a more thorough investigation. Additionally, the memories of victims encountered in ID-Wells can also add important information to the environment.

The anime follows the investigations of Narihisago/Sakaido, a renowned detective now in prison, who is tasked with diving into the ID-Wells of various serial killers. Two years prior to the current events, Narihisago's daughter Muku was brutally murdered by a serial killer, leading Narihisago's wife to commit suicide. These deaths prompted him to hunt down and murder the killer, earning him his prison sentence. He is still depressed and haunted by his wife and daughter's deaths, but also uses this as a motivation to take his work seriously and help save other serial killer victims. However, Narihisago's ability to analyze a killer's weakness has also led multiple serial killers to commit suicide during their time in prison, something the investigation team is wary of. Despite this however, it is shown that the majority of Narihisago's colleagues have great respect for his work.

Rookie field analyst Hondomachi becomes an important character during the anime after having a brush with death in the Perforator serial killer case.


Sakaido (酒井戸, Sakaido) / Akihito Narihisago (鳴瓢 秋人, Narihisago Akihito)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[3] (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English)[4]
A renowned detective assisting in investigating and analyzing serial killer ID-Wells. His real name is Akihito Narihisago, but during his time in ID-Wells he is referred to as the brilliant detective Sakaido. In the past he was once a happy family man with a daughter named Muku. Two years prior to the current events Muku was murdered by a serial killer nicknamed the Challenger, followed by Narihisago's wife committing suicide out of grief, leading Narihisago to kill the Challenger out of revenge. He is sentenced to prison for this, and is placed in the maximum security section with other killers. Feeling guilty for not being able to protect Muku, her death continues to haunt Narihisago and gives him nightmares. However having killed someone, he is now able to enter ID-Wells and retrieve information in serial killer cases. He is shown to have no empathy for serial killers, and has unintentionally talked several of them into committing suicide, something the investigation team is uncomfortable with.
Funetaro Momoki (百貴 船太郎, Momoki Funetarō)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[5] (Japanese); Christopher Wehkamp (English)[4]
Head inspector of the investigation unit, and a good friend of Narihisago. He worked with Narihisago as a police officer prior to Narihisago's imprisonment. While he has strong trust in Sakaido's detective skills, he worries for Narihisago's mental health. He rescued the last victim in the Challenger case, Kiki Atsukai, but is puzzled by her disappearance and has secretly tried to investigate her vanishing.
Koharu Hondomachi (本堂町 小春, Hondomachi Koharu)
Voiced by: M.A.O[5] (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)[4]
A 23-year-old rookie field analyst working under Matsuoka at the beginning of the series. She almost becomes a victim of the Perforator after he kidnaps her, but uses this to her team's advantage. She purposely has the Perforator drill into her head so that her ID-Well could produce more information, leading to his capture. Hondomachi recovers from the incident, but is left with a hole in her head. Upon killing someone in self-defense during the Gravedigger case, she is recommended by Matsuoka to become an ID-Well investigator. During her time in ID-Wells, she is known as Detective Miyo Hijiriido.
Sarina Togo (東郷 紗利奈, Togo Sharina)
Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt[5] (Japanese); Kimberly Grace (English)[6]
Assistant director to Momoki, and general analyst for the investigation team. She also leads the investigation team when Momoki is unavailable.
Takuhiko Hayaseura (早瀬浦 宅彦, Hayaseura Takuhiko)
Voiced by: Manabu Muraji[5] (Japanese); Charles Campbell (English)[6]
An elderly man who is the head chief of the investigation unit.
Sennosuke Shiratake (白岳 仙之介, Shiratake Sennosuke)
Voiced by: Takashi Kondō[5] (Japanese); Joe Cucinotti (English)[6]
A member of Inspector Momoki's team who digitally analyzes the locations within the ID-Wells. He is shown to have somewhat of a skeptic personality.
Masamune Habutae (羽二重 正宗, Habutae Masamune)
Voiced by: Shuuhei Iwase[5] (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)[6]
A member of Inspector Momoki's team who analyzes people appearing in ID-Wells. He shows slight disdain for having to work with a criminal like Narihisago.
Kazuo Wakashika (若鹿 一雄, Wakashika Kazuo)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki[5] (Japanese); Kyle Phillips (English)[6]
An important member of Inspector Momoki's team who makes deductions about scenes and events as they are being investigated in the ID-Well. He is the first to suspect that John Walker might be someone from within the investigation department.
Shirou Kokufu (国府 司郎, Kokufu Shirō)
Voiced by: Wataru Katō[5] (Japanese); Travis Mullenix (English)[6]
An assistant to Inspector Momoki who primarily helps Togo with analysis.
Tsukimaru Nishimura (西村 月丸, Nishimura Tsukimaru)
Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai[5] (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)[6]
Head of the Kura department assisting police at crime scenes under investigation. He is murdered during the Gravedigger case when he enters a rigged crime scene with his team.
Kokuryu Matsuoka (松岡 黒龍, Matsuoka Kokuryū)
Voiced by: Rintarō Nishi[5] (Japanese); Jarrod Greene (English)[6]
Head field analyst for the investigation team, and the higher-up partner of Hondomachi. He worked with Narihisago in the past when they were both detectives, but was never very fond of him. Following Hondomachi's actions during the Gravedigger case, Matsuoka recommends her for the Wellside department to become an ID-Well investigator. However, he privately discloses to Hondomachi that he only did so because he realized Hondomachi might have a penchant for dangerous situations, which he does not consider normal.
Kaeru (カエル, Kaeru)
Voiced by: Yume Miyamoto[7] (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)[6]
A mysterious dead girl whose body appears at the start of every ID-Well. The method of her murder varies depending on the ID-Well of the serial killer being investigated, but it helps Sakaido discover clues about the real killer's murder methods. Oftentimes Kaeru's body is a placeholder for a serial killer's victims in the event that the killer does not remember details of what their victim looks like. Later in the series, Kaeru is revealed to be Kiki Asukai, the last victim of the Challenger case, who disappeared after she was rescued. Kiki's ID-Well exists within the ID-Wells of those who interacted with her. In her Well world, she has intense dreams of being brutally murdered every night by different serial killers, all of who actually exist in the external world. She tells Narihisago that her first killer was John Walker, after which John Walker began inviting other serial killers into her dreams to take turns murdering her. When she speaks of serial killers, her thoughts, memories and dreams project themselves into the minds of whoever she is speaking to.
John Walker (ジョン・ウォーカー, Jon uōkā)
A mysterious, distorted man who has appeared in the ID-Wells of multiple serial killers, but never speaks. He wears a red frock coat, a gold top hat, brown boots, and a black bow tie. Togo deduces that he somehow fuels the serial killer's desire to kill, and Chief Hayaseura deduces that he may be a serial killer creator encouraging others to murder. His appearances in unconsciouses have fueled at least five people to become serial killers, leading to at least 44 murders.
Tamotsu Fukuda (富久田 保津, Fukuda Tamotsu)
Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi[8] (Japanese); Justin Cook (English)[6]
A notorious serial killer also known as the "Perforator" for his gruesome style of murdering victims using a drill. He drilled a hole in his own head for unrevealed reasons prior to becoming a serial killer, and is scarred on the right side of his face. He is shown to be a very calculating psychopath with a high IQ, and enjoys taunting Narihisago. He is briefly considered as Sakaido's substitute for ID-Well investigations, whereupon he is named Anaido. While he is ultimately not chosen as a replacement, Anaido and Sakaido do work together as Well detectives in the eighth episode of the series.
Denshin Katsuyama (勝山伝心, Katsuyama Denshin)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita[9]
A serial killer known as the "Challenger", responsible for the murder of Narihisago's daughter Muku. He was an extremely strong and wealthy man who most likely worked as a boxer. He brutally murdered his victims by forcing them into hardcore wrestling matches, originally choosing strong opponents, but quickly getting a thrill from murdering weak and helpless ones. Kiki believes the Challenger was both a sadist and a masochist, as he enjoyed both hurting people as well as being hit back. He mainly murdered his victims in a wrestling arena built in his basement, but occasionally committed his murders outside of his home, as in the case of Muku. Narihisago guns him down after Muku is murdered, leading to Narihisago's prison sentence.
Nahoshi Inami (井波 七星, Inami Nahoshi)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
A cold-hearted serial killer known as the "Gravedigger" for her style of burying victims alive and live-streaming their deaths for her sadistic viewing pleasure. Though she personally did not kill anyone, she perpetrates the Gravedigger murders by having her childhood crush and former Perforator victim, Haruka Kazuta, carry out the murders on her behalf. When Inami was 14, her mother committed suicide by jumping in front of a train with Inami on board. This incident warped Inami's psyche and made her become fascinated with death. She thinks Hondomachi is cute, but is also wildly jealous of her for sharing a kiss with Kazuta. Inami is arrested and taken into custody by Hondomachi and Matsuoka after a failed ambush to kill them.

Production and release[edit]

On July 4, 2019, Kadokawa announced a new original anime television series directed by Ei Aoki and written by novelist Ōtarō Maijō.[10] Atsushi Ikariya is designing the characters, while U/S is composing the series' music. NAZ is animating the series. The series premiered on January 5, 2020 on Tokyo MX, BS11, TVA, KBS, and SUN, with the first episode listed as a one-hour special.[11] Sou performed the show opening theme song "Mister Fixer" (ミスターフィクサー) and Miyavi performed the series' ending theme song "Other Side". His songs "UP" and "Samurai 45" were also included in the first and fourth episodes respectively.[12][13] A special song, "Eternal Rail" from Kenmochi Hidefumi of Wednesday Campanella, was included in the sixth episode, and song from Kazuya Nagami was included in the ninth episode.[14]

The first two episodes were given special preview screenings on December 15, 2019 on FunimationNow, Hulu, and Wakanim, and on December 16, 2019 on AnimeLab due to time differences.[15][16][17][18] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[19][20] It will run for 13 episodes.[21]

No. Title[22][a] Original air date
January 5, 2020 (2020-01-05)[b]
Sakaido awakens in the ID-Well of the Perforator serial killer, notorious for killing his victims by drilling a hole into their heads. Things take a turn for the worse when Hondomachi is kidnapped by the Perforator.
2"Jigsawed II"
January 5, 2020 (2020-01-05)[b]
Sakaido comes across a strange person in the Perforator's ID-Well known as John Walker, who he easily knocks out before he says anything. It is revealed that John Walker is a mysterious man who has come in contact with several serial killers prior to their killing sprees. Togo and Hayaseura deduce that John Walker might be a serial killer creator, entering the minds of individuals and convincing them to kill. Meanwhile, Hondomachi awakens strapped to a table in the Perforator's lair. She purposely has the Perforator drill into her head to create a new ID-Well for Sakaido to investigate, leading to the Perforator's capture and Hondomachi's rescue.
January 12, 2020 (2020-01-12)
While Hondomachi recovers from the incidents of the previous episode, the rest of the team finds themselves pitted against the Pyrotechnician serial killer, who uses fireworks as a distraction to snipe innocent bystanders. It is discovered that the killer is a war veteran who became fascinated with mass death. The Pyrotechnician is successfully arrested and placed in a cell across from Narihisago. Narihisago analyzes the Pyrotechnician's motives and weaknesses and coldly drives him to commit suicide, while the Perforator listens from his cell nearby.
January 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)
Following the suicide of the Pyrotechnician, Narihisago is placed in solitary confinement and members of the investigation team feel on edge over his actions. However, an attempt to find a replacement detective proves unsuccessful, and the team is forced to work with Narihisago again. The target is the Gravedigger serial killer, who buries his victims alive and livestreams their dying process. Sakaido discovers the killer is a depressed and lonely man from the victim's neighborhood, but Kazuo realizes he is a copycat killer and the real serial killer remains at large. In the end the police capture the copycat killer, but arrive too late to save the victim. Back in prison, Momoki questions Narihisago about his killing urges, but reassures that they are still friends. The episode ends with Hondomachi being suddenly kissed at the scene of the copycat Gravedigger's crime scene by Haruka Kazuta, a missing man presumed to have been a victim of the Perforator killer.
January 26, 2020 (2020-01-26)
Kazuta runs away after kissing Hondomachi, and Hondomachi quickly reports the event to Matsuoka. She guesses that Kazuta might be the actual Gravedigger killer and that he wanted to kill Hondomachi, but his urges to kiss and kill might have been interchanged in his unconscious after the Perforator drilled a hole in his head. She further infers that a craving of love might be what drives Kazuta to kill. With this new information, Sakaido dives into Kazuta's ID-Well, where his findings help the investigation team confirm that Kazuta is the Gravedigger, allowing Officer Nishimura and his team to raid Kazuta's home for his arrest. However, within the ID-Well Sakaido also encounters John Walker brutally dismembering Kazuta before silently leaving. In the real world, Nishimura and his team realize too late that Kazuta's home is rigged with a gas explosion, destroying the crime scene and killing many of the officers, including Nishimura. It is discovered that the real Gravedigger mastermind is Kazuta's former classmate Nahoshi Inami, a sadist with a crush on Kazuta who enjoys seeing fresh wounds and watching people die. The episode ends with Hondomachi holding Inami at gunpoint, not knowing that Kazuta was hiding nearby with a knife.
February 2, 2020 (2020-02-02)
Kazuta attacks Hondomachi and Matsuoka, but only Matsuoka is injured. After a brief struggle, Hondomachi kills Kazuta with one of his own knives, and Inami is arrested. Not too long after these events, the investigation team is shown attending Nishimura's funeral. They contemplate the identity and mind infiltration methods of John Walker. Kazuo deduces John Walker might be using some form of Mizuhanome, the special cockpit chairs used to enter ID-Wells, and remembers that the inventor of the Mizuhanome is missing. He also ponders with Masamune if John Walker might be someone they know. Togo agrees to use her position to try and find more information about the Mizuhanome. In the aftermath of the Gravedigger case, the forensic team discovers mics and cameras in the houses of the Perforator, the Gravedigger, and the Challenger, leading them to believe that John Walker was keeping tabs on all of his serial killer protégés. Sakaido enters Inami's ID-Well, where it is discovered that her sadistic desires stem from experiencing her mother's suicide as a child. John Walker is also briefly seen in Inami's ID-Well. In the real world, Matsuoka recommends Hondomachi for an ID-Well detective position, but reveals to her in private that he only did so because he is uncomfortable with her penchant for violence.
February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)
The forensic team gathers cognition particles from the Challenger and Narihisago, with Hondomachi diving into Narihisago's ID-Well to discover if he had contact with John Walker. Although John Walker is not found, Hondomachi does stumble upon an active Mizuhanome cockpit linked to Kiki Asukai, the last victim of the Challenger. Momoki discloses that he saved Kiki, but has not seen her since the Challenger investigation. Before she can be extracted, Hondomachi dives into Kiki's ID-well while still in Narihisago's well. In a twist of events, the investigation team is waylaid by an arrest warrant for Momoki, who has been framed as John Walker. The police also find the decayed remains of the Mizuhanome inventor in Momoki's yard, and found that the mics and cameras found in the homes of serial killers linked back to Momoki's computer. Narihisago is irate upon hearing these accusations, and begs Togo to allow him to dive into Momoki's ID-Well to clear his friend's name.
February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)
While Momoki is interrogated by the police, Togo leads a rescue mission to extract Hondomachi from Kiki Asukai's ID-Well. Since Kiki's Well only exists within the minds of those who interacted with her, Togo tasks Narihisago and Fukuda to dive into Momoki's ID-Well to find a second copy of Kiki's Well. Momoki's Well is presented as an uninhabited arabian desert, prompting Sakaido and Anaido to rely on each other for survival. Ultimately they come across a rotting corpse in quicksand, and the buried ID-Well of Kiki. Sakaido decides to enter the ID-Well for ten minutes, after which Anaido will extract him. In the real world, upon finding out that his ID-Well was entered, Momoki yells for the detectives to be extracted because they are falling for a trap.
February 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)
In Kiki's Well, Narihisago awakens back to the day Muku was murdered, with his real-life knowledge and memories of the case still intact. After a brutal scuffle leaving him seriously injured, Narihisago subdues the Challenger and has Momoki arrest him to prevent him from attacking Muku. Momoki also rescues Kiki Asukai from the Challenger's basement, who Narihisago recognizes to be Kaeru. Kiki and Narihisago are both taken to the hospital, where Narihisago finds that he is somehow able to enter Kiki's dreams and interact with her. Kiki reveals that she is being brutally murdered in her dreams every night by real-life serial killers. She says that John Walker was the first murderer to enter her dreams, after which he began inviting other serial killers to take turns killing her each night. As an example, a serial killer known as The Face-lifter enters Kiki's dream to murder her, but Narihisago knocks him out. Kiki deduces that the killers get a thrill for murder during these dreams, driving them to kill in real life. Narihisago promises to end Kiki's suffering. The end of the episode shows the body of The Face-lifter, driven to suicide by Narihisago to stop him from entering Kiki's dreams.
10"Inside-outed II"
March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)


  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.
  2. ^ a b The first two episodes were given preview screenings by Funimation on December 15, 2019.


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  16. ^ Funimation [@FUNimation] (December 13, 2019). "Don't miss the epic premiere of ID: INVADED, the latest series from the director of Fate/Zero! Catch the first two episodes subbed during an exclusive 24-hour window before the show launches in January. 🔹 More info:" (Tweet). Retrieved December 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Wakanim [@Wakanim] (December 13, 2019). "📣 ID: INVADED en avant-première ! Les épisodes 1 & 2 de ID: INVADED seront disponibles pour les abonnés VIP sur Wakanim de dimanche 16h à lundi 16h. Ne manquez pas cette occasion avec l'offre gratuite 14 jours VIP ! #idinvaded" (Tweet) (in French). Retrieved December 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
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