Ingress (TV series)

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Ingress
Ingress anime key visual.jpg
Key visual featuring from left to right Makoto, Sarah, and Jack
イングレス
(Inguresu)
Anime television series
Directed byYūhei Sakuragi
Produced byTomohiko Ishii (Crafter)
Akitoshi Mori (Fuji TV)
Written bySōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Music byHidehiro Kawai
StudioCraftar
Licensed byNetflix (worldwide)
Original networkFuji TV, Kansai TV, Tokai TV, TNC, UHB, BS Fuji
Original run October 18, 2018 – present
Episodes5
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Ingress (Japanese: イングレス, Hepburn: Inguresu) (or Ingress: The Animation) is a 2018 Japanese anime television series based on Niantic's augmented reality mobile game of the same name. The story follows special police investigator Makoto, who has the power to read the memories of objects he touches. While investigating a laboratory explosion that was researching an unknown substance called "XM", he touches the ring of a woman who was the sole survivor of the explosion and sees a horrifying vision that embroils him in a massive conspiracy.

Characters[edit]

Makoto Midorikawa (翠川 誠)
Voiced by: Yoshiki Nakajima[1]
A special investigator employed by the Metropolitan Police Force, Makoto is gifted with psychometry, which allows him to read the memories of objects he touches.
Sarah Coppola (サラ コッポラ)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[1]
The sole survivor of an explosion at a research lab that was studying the substance XM. Sarah has lost her memories.
Jack Norman (ジャック ノーマン, Jakku Nōman)
Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama[1]
A former mercenary who is following Sarah. Jack has the ability called "Flash Forward" that allows him to see into the future.
Artificial Intelligence ADA (人工知能ADA, Jinkō Chinō Eida)
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata[1]
ADA, short for A Detection Algorithm, is an artificial intelligence developed by the Niantic Project researchers to assist in their research of XM. However, after being exposed to the XM, it becomes self-aware.
Hank Johnson (ハンク・ジョンソン)
Voiced by: Hiroo Sasaki[2]
An archaeologist who is conducting research on a special "power spot" that may be connected to XM.
Christopher Brandt (クリストファー ブラント)
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki[3]
A scientist who hires Jack as a bodyguard.
Liu Tien Hua (劉 天華)
Voiced by: Kousuke Toriumi[3]
Head of security at the research lab were the explosion occurred, Liu has taken a particular interest in Makoto.
Zion Kunikida
Voiced by: Kentarō Tone[3]
Makoto's friend who specializes in forged public documents.

Production[edit]

The animated series was produced by Craftar under the direction of Yūhei Sakuragi with scripts composed by Sōki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima.[4][5] The series premiered in Japan on Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block on October 18, 2018 with additional broadcasts by Kansai TV, Tokai TV, TNC, UHB, and BS Fuji.[3][6][a] Netflix will exclusively stream the series worldwide on November 23, 2018.[1][7]

The opening theme song for Ingress: The Animation is Alt-J's "Tessellate".[8]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Director Writer Original air date Ref.
1"Begin – Danger – Message"Yūhei SakuragiSōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Sō Akasaka
October 18, 2018[9]
2"Escape – Past – Destiny"Atsushi FurukawaSōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Sō Akasaka
October 25, 2018[10]
3"Advance – Discover – Conflict"Kobayashi MaruSōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Sō Akasaka
November 1, 2018[11]
4"Separate – Together – Pursue"Furukawa AkiraSōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Sō Akasaka
November 8, 2018[12]
5"Journey – Portal – Potential"Furukawa AkiraSōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Sō Akasaka
November 15, 2018[13]
6"Enlightenment – Resistance – Chaos"Keiko IrikawaSōki Tsukishima
Tora Tsukishima
Sō Akasaka
November 22, 2018[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The TV networks list the show at "24:55" on October 17, 2018 – which is equivalent to "00:55" on October 18, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hodgkins, Crystalyn (July 7, 2018). "Ingress Anime Reveals Cast, Story, Worldwide Netflix Streaming". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (July 30, 2018). "Ingress Game Gets 'Real-Time Story' That Connects With Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Hodgkins, Crystalyn (August 31, 2018). "Ingress Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members, October 17 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 8, 2018). "Fuji-TV, Niantic Reveal Ingress Anime Slated for October". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Ressler, Karen (June 14, 2018). "Anime Expo to Host Ingress Anime Director, Producers". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "On Air". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  7. ^ @NXOnNetflix (November 1, 2018). "I am thankful for this content we are about to receive" (Tweet). Retrieved November 7, 2018 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Ressler, Karen (September 26, 2018). "English Rock Band Alt-J Performs Theme Song for Ingress Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Begin – Danger – Message". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Escape – Past – Destiny". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Advance – Discover – Conflict". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Separate – Together – Pursue". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Journey – Portal – Potential". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Enlightenment – Resistance – Chaos". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 15, 2018.

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