Fall Sci-fi Game Anime, Ingress Drops Three Episode Impression!

Ingress The Animation

Sci-fi, Action, Game

Airing Date:
October 18 2018


Honey’s Highlights

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This looks like a supped up Seikaisuru Kado just take away the aliens and add warring factions.
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Kinda sounds like something outta K or Gate... Interesting.
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This was made by the people who made Pokemon Go, so I wonder how it will turn out. This is more or less the debut for the director, Yuuhei Sakuragi, and other than a small OVA series, this is his debut full anime.
bee-wink Fall Sci-fi Game Anime, Ingress Drops Three Episode Impression!
He's directing that movie, Ashita Sekai ga Owaru toshitemo. I wonder how this is going to turn out. It seems like he works a lot with CG, so I hope it's good!

Promotional Videos / PV

Official Images / Key Visuals


At the CERN facility in Geneva, in the shadow of the discovery of the Higgs-Boson, a secret project was taking place: The Niantic Project. Scientists have discovered a mysterious substance that can interface directly with the human brain. This substance, called “Exotic Matter (XM)”, has existed since ancient times, influencing human minds and the progress of humanity.

In the wake of this discovery, a battle of powerful nations and corporate giants has begun. Organizations across the globe have embarked on a secret race to exploit XM. It represents both an opportunity and a threat to humanity.

Two factions seek to control XM, and through it, human destiny. The Enlightened view XM’s power as a gift that enhances the human experience and discovery. The Resistance see XM as a hostile takeover of the human mind, choosing technology as humanity’s best path forward. XM, and the mystery behind it, lie at the center of this battle for the fate of humanity.


Now, a new struggle is about to unfold in Tokyo and cross the globe. Dangerous and powerful forces seeking to exploit the potential of XM will collide. This groundbreaking project will mark the beginning of an epic augmented-reality experience combining the three elements of animation, location-based gaming, and the real world.

Three Episode Impression

Ingress is created by the people who made Pokemon Go. Coincidentally the game received a massive update after the anime started airing. Anyway the story follows a girl who was working on one side of the program and discovered that they were planning to use it to control people. She is chased when she meets Makoto. They become friends while escaping and Makoto reveals that he can touch people and see their memories. Anyway, they are being chased by both the government and an agent named Jack. The story follows Makoto as he learns about the Resistance and Jack and the government who represent the Enlightened. XM is the core energy behind everything.

The anime is okay. Nothing amazing, but not poor by any means. It is slightly annoying that we have to watch this raw with no subs because of Netflix. Still, the anime is a step up from the clunky days of Ajin’s art or even Kado’s for that matter. That being said, it’s not as smooth as we would like it to be. This is no Houseki no Kuni. Still, it’s not bad enough to stop watching. The story parallels Ajin a lot so fans should find this easy to get into as factions go head to head.

Characters & Voice Actors List


Voice Actor: Yoshiki Nakajima

Makoto is a commissioned special investigator at the Metropolitan Police Department. He has the ability ‘Psycho Memory’ which allows him to read the memories of anything he touches. He meets Sarah, and learns the secrets behind both the existence of XM as well as his own power.


Voice Actor: Reina Ueda

Sarah is a young woman who has lost her memories. As a result of the explosion at the Huron Research Facility where XM was being researched, she ends up meeting Makoto.


Voice Actor: Shigeo Kiyama

Jack is a former mercenary turned agent. He’s a mysterious man on the trail of Sara. He has a power called ‘Flash Forward’ which allows him to see a moment into the future.

ADA (A Detection Algorithm)

Voice Actor: Emi Ogata

ADA is an AI created in order to assist the researchers at Niantic Planning. After coming into contact with XM, she gained emotions.

Hank Johnson

Voice Actor: Tetsuo Sasaki

Hank is a former Spec Ops. Currently, he works as an archaeologist in a research lab working on the development of a special power spot that would allow the user to directly connect to XM.

Christopher Brant

Voice Actor: Tarusuke Shingaki

Christopher is an integrated scientist who possesses an abundant amount of knowledge in relation to physics, engineering, computer science, and more. He currently is employing Jack as a bodyguard.

Tianhua Liu

Voice Actor: Keisuke Toriumi

Tianhua is an executive at Hulon and their Chief Securities Officer. He moves according to the wishes of his organization. He stands in the way of Makoto and his allies often as they run around.

Zion Kunikida

Voice Actor: Kentarou Tone

Zion is a friend of Makoto’s from his days as a hacker. He makes a living falsifying documents for others as a home brewer.

Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Tessellate by alt-J

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Niantic, Inc.
  • Director: Yuuhei Sakurai
  • Assistant Director: Keiya Irikawa
  • Script: Souki Tsukishima, Tora Tsukishima, Sou Akasaka
  • Original Illustrator: Takeshi Honda
  • Music: Hidehiro Kawai

For more information: Official Website

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