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Ingress Anime Gets New Composer for Global Release

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime debuts on Netflix outside of Japan on April 30

The White Bear public relations agency confirmed with ANN on April 10 that American composer Jacob Yoffee (LeBron James' Best Shot series, Disney Channel's Andi Mack series, MTV's Finding Carter series) has composed a new soundtrack for the global release of the Ingress anime based on Niantic's AR game. Hidehiro Kawai (The Relative Worlds, Phantom of the Kill -Zero Kara no Hangyaku-) composed the music for the Japanese airing and release on Netflix Japan.

Netflix had announced on March 19 that the anime would debut outside of Japan on the service on April 30. Netflix had also debuted a clip of the English dub on March 26.

The anime with an English dub and English subtitles is already available in Netflix in Japan.

Ingress premiered on Fuji-TV's "+Ultra" programming block on October 17. In Japan, all the episodes premiered on Netflix at once in October. 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――

Yūhei Sakuragi (The Relative Worlds) directed the anime at Craftar with assistant director Yoshinari Irikawa, and Sōki Tsukishima (Final Fantasy Type-0: Change the World novels) and Tora Tsukishima wrote the scripts. Takeshi Honda (Beyond, Blue Submarine No. 6, Den-noh Coil, Millennium Actress) is credited with the original character designs. Maru Kobayashi was the animation director. English indie rock band Alt-J performed the anime's theme song "Tessellate."

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