‘Ingress: The Animation’ is an anime that is based on the augmented reality video game from Niantic. The television show is produced by the Japanese animation studio Craftar. It was streamed to Netflix in 2019 before Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the rights for a home release with the same English voice cast from the streaming service.
The cast includes Kyle McCarley (Disgaea 5) as Makoto, Michelle Ruff (Lupin the Third) as Sarah, Crispin Freeman (Fate/Zero) as Jack, Mark Whitten (The Seven Deadly Sins) as Liu, Jalen K. Cassell (Record of Ragnarok) as Brandt, Christopher Corey Smith (Gungrave) as Hank, Todd Haberkorn (Fairy Tail) as Zion, John DeMita (Naruto) as Furuta, Cristina Vee (Samurai Champloo) as Ai Kizuna, Ray Chase (One Piece) as Antoine Smith, and Laura Bailey as the Narrator. Ezra Weisz serves as ADR Director.
The blu-ray is available for pre-purchase with a release date of March 29, 2022.
You can watch the trailer for the show below:
MyAnimeList explains the synopsis as follows,
“A project was launched where scientists 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 been unleashed. 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 seeks to control the XM. The Enlightened view XM’s power as a gift that enhances human experience and discovery. The Resistance sees 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.
2018—Now, a new struggle is about to unfold in Tokyo and across 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.”
The anime was originally released on the Tokyo television network Fuji TV.
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