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 by
  • Tomohiko Ishii
  • Akitoshi Mori
Written by
  • Sōki Tsukishima
  • Tora Tsukishima
Music by
  • Hidehiro Kawai (Original version)
  • Jacob Yoffee (International version)
StudioCraftar
Licensed byNetflix (worldwide)
Original networkFuji TV (+Ultra), Kansai TV, Tokai TV, TNC, UHB, BS Fuji
Original run October 18, 2018 (October 18, 2018) December 27, 2018 (December 27, 2018)
Episodes11
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Ingress (Japanese: イングレス, Hepburn: Inguresu) (or Ingress: The Animation) is a Japanese anime television series based on Niantic's augmented reality mobile game of the same name. The anime produced by Craftar began airing in Japan on October 18, 2018 and ended on December 27, 2018 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block. The series premiered on Netflix on April 30, 2019.

Plot[edit]

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 "Exotic Matter" (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] (Japanese); Kyle McCarley[2] (English)[verification needed]
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] (Japanese); Michelle Ruff[2] (English)
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] (Japanese); Crispin Freeman[2] (English)
A former mercenary who is following Sarah. Jack has the ability called "Flash Forward" that allows him to see into the future.
Christopher Brandt (クリストファー ブラント)
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki[3] (Japanese); Jalen K. Cassell[2] (English)
A scientist who hires Jack as a bodyguard.
Liu Tien Hua (劉 天華)
Voiced by: Kousuke Toriumi[3] (Japanese); Mark Whitten[2] (English)
Head of security at the research lab were the explosion occurred, Liu has taken a particular interest in Makoto. He is revealed to be working with Brandt.
Zion Kunikida
Voiced by: Kentarō Tone[3] (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn[2] (English)
Makoto's friend who specializes in forged public documents.
Hank Johnson (ハンク・ジョンソン)
Voiced by: Hiroo Sasaki[4] (Japanese); Christopher Corey Smith[2] (English)
An archaeologist who is conducting research on a special "power spot" that may be connected to XM.
Artificial Intelligence ADA (人工知能ADA, Jinkō Chinō Eida)
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata[1] (Japanese); Laura Bailey[2] (English)
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.

Production[edit]

The animated series was produced by Craftar under the direction of Yūhei Sakuragi with scripts composed by Sōki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima.[5][6] 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][7][a] Netflix initially announced that it would stream the series worldwide on November 23, 2018[1][8] but changed it to April 30, 2019.[9][10]

The opening theme song for Ingress: The Animation is Alt-J's "Tessellate".[11]

The ending theme song for Ingress: The Animation is Alt-J's "In Cold Blood".

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Director Original air date Ref.
1"Begin – Danger – Message"Yūhei SakuragiOctober 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)[12]
2"Escape – Past – Destiny"Atsushi FurukawaOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)[13]
3"Advance – Discover – Conflict"Kobayashi MaruNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)[14]
4"Separate – Together – Pursue"Furukawa AkiraNovember 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)[15]
5"Journey – Portal – Potential"Furukawa AkiraNovember 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)[16]
6"Enlightenment – Resistance – Chaos"Keiko IrikawaNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)[17]
7"Nature – Civilization – Soul"Masaaki HatasakiNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)[18]
8"Forget – Information – Rebel"Masaaki HatasakiDecember 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)[19]
9"Live – Die – Truth"Yoshiyuki KamijoDecember 13, 2018 (2018-12-13)[20]
10"Destroy – Create – Answer"Inaba DaikiDecember 20, 2018 (2018-12-20)[21]
11"Us – Them – All"Keiya IrikawaDecember 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)[22]

Reception[edit]

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. ^ a b c d e f g h "End credits". Ingress: The Animation. Season 1. 30 April 2019. Netflix.
  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. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (July 30, 2018). "Ingress Game Gets 'Real-Time Story' That Connects With Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 8, 2018). "Fuji-TV, Niantic Reveal Ingress Anime Slated for October". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Ressler, Karen (June 14, 2018). "Anime Expo to Host Ingress Anime Director, Producers". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "On Air". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  8. ^ @NXOnNetflix (November 1, 2018). "I am thankful for this content we are about to receive" (Tweet). Retrieved November 7, 2018 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "We're excited to announce that Ingress: The Animation will be out globally on @netflix on April 30!". Twitter. March 20, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Zombies, anime, superheroes, slasher films: April is looking just about perfect. What are you looking forward to?". Twitter. March 20, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Ressler, Karen (September 26, 2018). "English Rock Band Alt-J Performs Theme Song for Ingress Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Begin – Danger – Message". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Escape – Past – Destiny". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Advance – Discover – Conflict". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "Separate – Together – Pursue". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Journey – Portal – Potential". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Enlightenment – Resistance – Chaos". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  18. ^ "Nature – Civilization – Soul". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Forget – Information – Rebel". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "Live – Die – Truth". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  21. ^ "Destroy – Create – Answer". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  22. ^ "Us – Them – All". Ingress Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved December 20, 2018.

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