The Ones Within

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The Ones Within
Naka no Hito Genome Jikkyōchū volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of the first Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] manga volume
ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】
(Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū])
GenreMystery[1]
Manga
Written byOsora
Published byMedia Factory
DemographicShōjo
ImprintMFC Gene Pixiv Series
Magazinepixiv Comic
Original run2014 – present
Volumes9
Anime television series
Directed byShin Ōnuma
Written byKento Shimoyama
Music byJunichi Satou
StudioSilver Link
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, BS11, TVA
Original run July 7, 2019 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and Manga portal

The Ones Within (ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】, Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū], lit. "Naka no Hito Genome [Now Streaming]") is a Japanese manga series by Osora, serialized online via pixiv Comic website since 2014. It has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes by Media Factory. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link premiered on July 7, 2019.

Synopsis[edit]

A series of strange disappearances have been occurring throughout Japan, and despite the police's efforts, no leads have been found apart from the fact that all of the victims were youths. Akatsuki Iride, a friendly and amicable teenage boy, is a popular uploader of "Let's Play" videos, one of his latest uploads consisting of an F2P game called "The Ones Within - Genome". Although online rumours claim that the game causes anyone who clears it to disappear, Akatsuki is wholly unaware until the rumours prove true -- he is summoned to a completely different world, and meets other teenagers like him: Karin Sarayashiki, Kaikoku Onigasaki, Himiko Inaba, Anya Kudou, Yuzu Roromori, Zakuro Oshigiri and Makino Aikawa. The eight teenagers are welcomed into what is known as the 13th Avenue, headed over by a strange man with an alpaca mask calling himself "Paca", and are informed of their task: to work together in clearing stages of the game and retrieving the "chromosome", a keycard-like token of completion, to subsequently reach 100 million viewers in this livestream where death and injury can all occur. Resistance is not tolerated; those who do are imprisoned in what is known as the "White Room" to wait alone for the rest in the Avenue to complete the game. Henceforth begins their trials in clearing this game, but what lies in wait for them is not only dangerous obstacles, with each member having a hidden past and dark secrets of their own.

Characters[edit]

Akatsuki Iride (入出 アカツキ, Iride Akatsuki)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita[2] (Japanese); Justin Briner (English)[3]
A friendly and optimistic let's player specializing in escape games, Akatsuki wants to defuse situations with peaceful conversation rather than violence. He has stated that he has never broken a promise in his life and is shown to rarely get angry. In the beginning of the manga, two of his classmates said that he has no enemies because he can get along with anyone. He has allegedly befriended a burglar who tried to rob his house and reformed him.
Karin Sarayashiki (更屋敷 カリン, Sarayashiki Karin)
Voiced by: Akari Kitō[2] (Japanese); Kristi Rothrock (English)[3]
A popular horror-game streamer. Although she initially acts aggressive and confrontational, she gets scared easily and even admits that although she enjoys horror games, she does not actually want to be in a horror game herself. Her alias is "the cursed princess".
Kaikoku Onigasaki (鬼ヶ崎 カイコク, Onigasaki Kaikoku)
Voiced by: Takuya Satō[2] (Japanese); Aaron Campbell (English)[3]
A Sengoku-period and Japanese-style game uploader. He is normally laid-back and calm but can take action whenever is necessary.
Anya Kudō (駆堂 アンヤ, Kudō Anya)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka[2] (Japanese); Travis Mullenix (English)[3]
A fighter-game uploader. Angry and cynical, Anya has trouble getting along with his teammates, especially Akatsuki and Zakuro.
Zakuro Oshigiri (忍霧 ザクロ, Oshigiri Zakuro)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama[2] (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)[3]
A stealth-type game uploader. He is stoic, covers his mouth with a mask and has trouble working with Anya.
Himiko Inaba (伊奈葉ヒミコ, Inaba Himiko)
Voiced by: Manaka Iwami[4] (Japanese); Kate Bristol (English)[3]
A nurturing-simulation game streamer who is very shy and carries flash grenades for self-defense.
Yuzu Roromori (路々森ユズ, Roromori Yuzu)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka[4] (Japanese); Marissa Lenti (English)[3]
A sarcastic puzzle-and-maze-game streamer that enjoys teasing her teammates, especially Karin. She met Akatsuki a year before the start of the story, meeting during a live stream Akatsuki did.
Makino Aikawa (逢河マキノ, Aikawa Makino)
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima[4] (Japanese); Mark Allen Jr. (English)[3]
A love-game streamer. According to Paca, it is exceedingly rare for Makino to speak at length and he normally lets his eyes do much of the talking.
Paka (パカ)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[4] (Japanese); Ben Phillips (English)[3]
The mysterious game master of The Ones Within - Genome. He hides his face behind an alpaca mask. Despite his jovial and light-hearted personality, he can show a darker and more serious side whenever he faces opposition from any of the players.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 June 27, 2015[5]ISBN 978-4-04-067642-5
2 October 27, 2015[6]ISBN 978-4-04-067901-3
3 April 27, 2016[7]ISBN 978-4-04-068195-5
4 October 27, 2016[8]ISBN 978-4-04-068682-0
5 April 27, 2017[9]ISBN 978-4-04-069160-2
6 November 27, 2017[10]ISBN 978-4-04-069476-4
7 May 26, 2018[11]ISBN 978-4-04-069872-4
8 November 26, 2018[12]ISBN 978-4-04-065253-5
9 June 27, 2019[13]ISBN 978-4-04-065781-3

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation was announced via the manga's official Twitter account on May 23, 2018, later revealed to be a television series on September 13, 2018.[14] The series is being directed by Shin Ōnuma and animated by Silver Link, with Kento Shimoyama writing the scripts, Mizuki Takahashi designing the characters, and Junichi Satou of Fhána composing the music at Lantis.[2] It premiered on July 7, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, BS11, and TVA.[4][15] Tasuku Hatanaka is performing the series' opening theme song "not GAME", while Fhána is performing the series' ending theme song "Boku wo Mitsukete" (僕を見つけて).[16] Funimaton has licensed the series for a simuldub.[17] The series will run for 12 episodes.[18]

No. Title Original air date
1"Are We Friends"
July 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)

Gamer Akatsuki Iride receives an invitation to participate in a special game on the video game The Ones Within - Genome. He is suddenly transported to a remote forest alongside players Karin and Kaikoku. The players are suddenly pursued by an enormous panda, but Akatsuki befriends it and convinces it to leave peacefully, much to the amusement of game master Paca, who brings them to the Genome Tower. Once there, Akatsuki and the other gamers become acquainted to Anya, Zakuro, Himiko, Yuzu and Makino. Paca explains they are active players in The Ones Within - Genome and they must reach 100 million views, lest they will spend permanent imprisonment in the White Room. Akatsuki, Karin, Zakuro and Anya are tasked with completing a ouija game but the spirit hosting the game sets the room on fire, until Akatsuki is able to calm the spirit down and offer to be her friend.

End-of-episode view count: 3825
2"Born This Way"
July 14, 2019 (2019-07-14)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu. "Anime Project based on Osora's "Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyochu]" Manga Confirmed". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "[Master Thread] The Ones Within". Funimation. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] TV Anime Reveals July Premiere, Visual, More Cast". Anime News Network. March 18, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 1". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 2". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 3". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 4". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 5". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 6". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 7". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 8". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】 9". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Osora's Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  15. ^ "Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] TV Anime Premieres on July 7". Anime News Network. June 7, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  16. ^ "Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] TV Anime's Promo Video Previews Theme Song". Anime News Network. March 23, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "Funimation to Stream Fire Force, Hensuki, 'How heavy are the dumbbells you lift?,' The Ones Within Anime". Anime News Network. June 14, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  18. ^ "BD/DVD" (in Japanese). Retrieved July 10, 2019.

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