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Ingress Anime Reveals Cast, Story, Worldwide Netflix Streaming

posted on 2018-07-07 21:51 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yoshiki Nakajima, Reina Ueda, Shigeo Kiyama, Megumi Ogata star in series premiering in October

The official website for the Ingress anime based on Niantic's AR game revealed the show's main cast, story, and key visual on Sunday. The site also revealed that the show will stream worldwide on Netflix. The anime will also air on Fuji TV's new "+Ultra" programming block starting in October. The show will also air in Japan on Kansai Telecasting Corporation, Tokai Television Broadcasting, Television Nishinippon Corporation, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting, and BS Fuji.

The show's English website describes the story:

Since he was little, Makoto had a strange power which enabled him to read the memories of objects he touched.
Hiding his uncontrollable power, he works as a special agent in the police force. One day, while investigating an explosion at a laboratory that researches a unknown substance called “XM”, he sees a mysterious memory.
The memory was from Sarah's ring, who was the sole survivor of the accident.
It was a sight of a person being swallowed into a red light and disappearing.
Makoto becomes embroiled in a massive conspiracy.
The battle for “XM”, a material that could affect human mind, starts now――

The anime stars:

Yoshiki Nakajima as Makoto


Reina Ueda as Sarah


Shigeo Kiyama as Jack


Additionally, Megumi Ogata will play Artificial Intelligence ADA.

Niantic launched Ingress in 2012, and the company revealed a sequel titled Ingress Prime in December. The new sequel is slated for this fall.

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 app has inspired several manga adaptations.

Sources: Ingress anime's official English website, Variety (Brian Crecente)


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