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ID: Invaded
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Main visual
イド:インヴェイデッド
(Ido: Inveideddo)
Manga
ID: Invaded #Brake Broken
Written byŌtarō Maijō
Illustrated byYūki Kodama
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYoung Ace
Original runOctober 4, 2019 – present
Anime television series
Directed byEi Aoki
Written byŌtarō Maijō
Music byU/S
StudioNAZ
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]

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Field analysts assist ID-Well investigators using a tool called "Wakumusubi", a sort of handheld radar gun that detects and collects "cognition particles", a person's intent to kill. The scanner can be programmed to collect the killing intent of a specific criminal, and then add that information to the killer's ID-Well. This helps in fleshing out the killer's ID-Well so that it can be investigated more thoroughly.

The anime follows the investigations of Sakaido, a renowned detective tasked with diving into the ID-Well of notorious serial killer the "Perforator", named after his gruesome style of killing victims by drilling a hole in their head. While hunting down the Perforator's motives, Sakaido also attempts to solve the murder of a mysterious girl named Kaeru. He is also depressed from the murder of his daughter that took place two years prior, but finds a break in the Perforator case that links to her murder. Meanwhile, rookie field analyst Hondomachi's life is also put on the line when she becomes the latest victim of the Perforator.

Characters[edit]

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 investigating the Perferator serial killer. Since Sakaido has killed someone in the past, he is able to enter ID-Wells and retrieve information for the police.
Momoki (百貴, Momoki)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[5] (Japanese); Christopher Wehkamp (English)[4]
Head inspector of the investigation unit.
Hondomachi (本堂町, Hondomachi)
Voiced by: M.A.O[5] (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)[4]
A rookie field analyst working under Matsuoka. She becomes the latest victim of the Perferator after he kidnaps her, but uses this to her advantage by helping the investigation team gather clues about the serial killer's whereabouts. She purposely has the Perferator drill into her head so that her ID-Well could produce more information for Sakaido to send to the team.
Togo (東郷, Togo)
Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt[5]
Inspector Momoki's main assistant and general analyst.
Hayaseura (早瀬浦, Hayaseura)
Voiced by: Manabu Muraji[5]
Head chief of the investigative unit.
Shiratake (白岳, Shiratake)
Voiced by: Takashi Kondō[5]
A member of Inspector Momoki's team who digitally analyzes crime scenes.
Habutae (羽二重, Habutae)
Voiced by: Shuuhei Iwase[5]
A member of Inspector Momoki's team who analyzes people who appear in ID-Wells.
Wakashika (若鹿, Wakashika)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki[5]
An important member of Inspector Momoki's team who makes deductions about crime scenes as they are being investigated in the ID-Well.
Kokufu (国府, Kokufu)
Voiced by: Wataru Katō[5]
An assistant to Inspector Momoki.
Nishimura (西村, Nishimura)
Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai[5]
Matsuoka (松岡, Matsuoka)
Voiced by: Rintarō Nishi[5] (Japanese); Jarrod Greene (English)[4]
Head field analyst for the investigation team, and the higher up partner of Hondomachi.
Fukuda (富久田, Fukuda)
Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi[6]
The notorious serial killer also known as the Perferator for his gruesome style of murdering victims using a drill. He has a hole drilled in his head as well, and is scarred on the right side of his face.

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.[7] 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.[8] 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".[9][10]

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.[11][12][13][14] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[15][16] It will run for 13 episodes.[17]

No. Title[18][a] Original air date
1"Jigsawed"
January 5, 2020 (2020-01-05)[b]
2"Jigsawed II"
January 5, 2020 (2020-01-05)[b]
3"Sniped"
January 12, 2020 (2020-01-12)

Notes[edit]

  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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funimation Streams ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime in January". Anime News Network. November 17, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "ID: INVADED Original Anime Gets Manga on October 4". Anime News Network. September 4, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "ID: INVADED Anime Reveals 1st Trailer, Main Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Funimation Reveals Main English Dub Cast for ID: INVADED Anime". Anime News Network. January 5, 2020. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "ID: INVADED Anime Project Reveals TV Format, More Cast". Anime News Network. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "ID: INVADED TV Anime's 2nd Trailer Reveals January Debut". Anime News Network. November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ei Aoki, Otaro Maijo Work on ID: INVADED Original Anime Project". Anime News Network. July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime Reveals Song Artists, 1-Hour January 5 Debut". Anime News Network. December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "ID: INVADED TV Anime Reveals Ending Song Artist MIYAVI, Key Visual". Anime News Network. October 2, 2019. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sou Performs ID: INVADED TV Anime's Opening Song". Anime News Network. September 19, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Mateo, Alex (December 13, 2019). "Funimation to Stream ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime's 1st 2 Episodes for 24 Hours". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  12. ^ 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: funi.to/2Ecf1JL" (Tweet). Retrieved December 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ 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. www.wakanim.tv/fr/v2/catalogue/show/587/id-invaded Ne manquez pas cette occasion avec l'offre gratuite 14 jours VIP ! www.wakanim.tv/fr/v2/account/svodinfo #idinvaded" (Tweet) (in French). Retrieved December 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ AnimeLab [@AnimeLab] (December 13, 2019). "Christmas has come early for AnimeLab! 🎉 For an exclusive 24 hours only, the first two episodes of ID: INVADED, will be available to watch ahead of its January 2020 premiere! 🔍 Watch it all day Monday! 🔪" (Tweet). Retrieved December 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Stay Cozy with Funimation's Winter 2020 Lineup". Funimation. December 26, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "Funimation Streams ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime in January". Anime News Network. November 17, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  17. ^ "ID: Invaded Anime Has 13 Episodes". Anime News Network. January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  18. ^ "ID: INVADED イド:インヴェイデッド|The Official Site for Animation" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 5, 2020.

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