FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSTON, TX — December 14, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Ingress: The Animation, the sci-fi anime series inspired by the wildly popular augmented reality game of the same name that has been played in more than 200 countries and regions in the world. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Nordic countries.
Special Investigator Makoto Midorikawa possesses the unusual ability to unlock and perceive the memories of any object with a single touch. While investigating an explosion at a laboratory, his powers put him in the crosshairs of an international conspiracy centered around Exotic Matter (XM), a mysterious substance that could rewrite the fabric of human destiny. Caught between the Resistance and the Enlightened, rival factions hellbent on exploiting XM to twist civilization to their whim, Makoto must use his abilities to unlock the secrets of XM and save humanity.
Ingress: The Animation is directed by Yuhei Sakuragi (The Relative Worlds, Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition, Ashita Sekai ga Owaru toshitemo) with character design from Takeshi Honda (Den-noh Coil, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, Millennium Actress). The series’ opening and ending tracks, “Tessellate” and “In Cold Blood,” are performed by Grammy-nominated British indie band alt-J. The series is based on the Ingress mobile game produced by Niantic, the Google-incubated startup that also produced Pokémon Go.
The series stars Reina Ueda (Demon Slayer, Darwin’s Game, Tokyo Ghoul) as Sarah Coppola, Shigeo Kiyama (Sakurada Reset, Gintama, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) as Jack Norman, Yoshiki Nakajima (Plunderer, Hinamatsuri, Haikyuu!!: To the Top) as Makoto Midorikawa, Megumi Ogata (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho) as ADA and Tarusuke Shingaki (Twittering Birds Never Fly - the clouds gather -, My Hero Academia, Noblesse) as Christopher Brandt.
Sentai will release Ingress: The Animation on home video in March 2022.
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