Ingress Anime Unveils Staff, Character Designs
posted on by Egan Loo
The Ingress user event "Mission Day Fukuoka/XM Festival Fukuoka" unveiled more of the staff and the character designs for the television anime of Niantic's Ingress augmented reality app. Yūhei Sakuragi (The Relative Worlds) is directing the anime at Craftar with assistant director Yoshinari Irikawa, and Sōki Tsukishima (Final Fantasy Type-0: Change the World novels) and Tora Tsukishima are writing the scripts. Hidehiro Kawai(The Relative Worlds、Phantom of the Kill -Zero Kara no Hangyaku-) is composing the music. Takeshi Honda (Beyond, Blue Submarine No. 6, Den-noh Coil, Millennium Actress) is credited with the original character designs.
Atsushi Furukawa is the CGI director, and Hiroshi Katō (Totonyan) and Hirofumi Sakagami are directing the art with assistance by Hōmi Arai. Masashi Miyaoka is serving as modeling director. Maru Kobayashi is the animation director, and Tatsuya Nomura is the director of photography.
The characters include:
The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's new +Ultra programming block in October 2018. The +Ultra programming block will premiere in October as a 30-minute block.
Niantic launched Ingress in 2012, and the company revealed an update titled Ingress Prime in December. The new update is slated for this year. Niantic describes the original game:
This world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake, and you must choose a side.
A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.
"The Enlightened" seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us.
"The Resistance" struggle to defend, and protect what's left of our humanity.
Install Ingress and transform your world.
Which side are you on?
The app has inspired several manga adaptations.
Sources: Comic Natalie, Moca News