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13
Channeled II
2020-03-22
The brilliant detectives' confrontation with John Walker continues, and Momoki's convictions are tested as he attempts to save the Kura.

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11
Stormed
2020-03-08
The brilliant detectives have to find a way to escape their id wells before they're trapped.

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10
Channeled
2020-03-01
Before he can be arrested, John Walker throws the Kura into chaos and finds a way to escape. As the brilliant detectives try to take him down, can Momoki do anything to save the Kura?

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9
Inside-outed
2020-02-23
Narihisago wakes up in a very familiar world. As he unravels the mystery of his situation, will he have time to find Hondomachi?

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8
Desertified
2020-02-16
The Metropolitan Police work on the John Walker case as the Wellside's efforts to rescue Hondomachi continue. At Chief Hayaseura's suggestion, Togo tries something unprecedented.

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7
Thunderbolted
2020-02-09
Inami becomes acquainted with the other prisoners in the Kura. As the Wellside focuses all its attention on investigating John Walker, Hondomachi's skills are put to the test.

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6
Circled
2020-02-02
Hondomachi plays a major role in the Gravedigger case. After losing so many officers, the Kura and the Wellside search for ways to track down John Walker.

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5
Fallen
2020-01-26
Hondomachi leaves her interaction with missing Perforator victim Haruka Kazuta in a state of confusion. However, Hondomachi's insight leads to a stunning breakthrough in another open case.

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4
Extended
2020-01-19
As Narihisago faces consequences for his actions, the Kura struggles to operate. A notorious serial killer who has completely eluded the police kidnaps a 7th victim.

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3
Sniped
2020-01-12
Matsuoka visits Hondomachi before the Kura goes after its next serial killer. As Sakaido struggles to survive long enough to solve the mysteries in the new killer's id well, Narihisago is haunted by his past.

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2
Jigsawed II
2020-01-05
The Perforator has slipped from the Kura's grasp, but not before capturing one of their own. Sakaido and the Wellside must find new clues among the pieces before it's too late.

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1
Jigsawed
2020-01-05
Sakaido the brilliant detective awakens in a strange fragmented world. Can he and the police organization known as the Kura put the pieces together before the killer claims another victim?

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ID: INVADED is an innovative science fiction anime series that made its debut on Tokyo MX in 2020. It was both critically acclaimed and popular amongst viewers, thanks to its unique blend of psychological intrigue, captivating characters, and meticulously crafted artwork.

The premise of ID: INVADED is far from conventional. It plunges viewers into a gritty and profound universe where technology has advanced dramatically, ushering in a new method of solving the most entangling puzzles of the human psyche. The central plot revolves around this groundbreaking technological advancement known as the Mizuhanome System, which has the power to dive into a criminal's unconscious mind by extracting and reconstructing the perpetrator's rough id well, a.k.a. cognition particles. This concept underlies the show's title — "ID: INVADED", referring to the investigation of the darkest corners of human identity and intention.

The leading character of the series is a former detective named Akihito Narihisago, who operates under the alias Sakaido when navigating the distorted mental landscapes of psychopaths. Having experienced personal tragedies, Akihito is a complex character with a haunted past, which gives his character depth and a compelling dramatic arc. His immersive excursions into fragmented, surreal dreamscapes create a constant tension and unpredictability throughout the series, keeping viewers on edge through unexpected plot twists and developments.

This scientifically advanced crime-solving method introduces viewers to a vividly conceptualized digital plane called the 'id well.' Each 'id well' is unique to the criminal whose mind it represents, revealing enigmatic, sometimes grim psychological landscapes reflecting the criminal's inner pathologies. Sakaido, the 'brilliant detective,' finds himself in these bizarre worlds without his real-world memories, tasked with solving a series of murders to understand the criminal mind better.

An impressive supporting cast supplements Sakaido's journey, each member of the investigative squad bringing unique qualities and perspectives to the table. Standouts include rookie officer Hondomachi and seasoned analyst Momoki, who each add layers of interest to ID: INVADED's increasingly intertwined narratives.

The series initially presents as an episodic procedural with Sakaido investigating a new "id well" in each episode. However, a deeper, overarching narrative quickly emerges, skillfully interweaving Sakaido's personal story with the id well investigations. As he dives deeper into the minds of the perpetrators, viewers join Sakaido as he uncovers the motives behind the psychopaths and their connection to his own story.

Beyond the surface-level narrative, ID: INVADED delves into philosophical and ethical debates surrounding identity, intention, and culpability. It challenges viewers to contemplate the nature of justice and punishment, blurring the lines between reality and illusion, perpetrator and investigator, justice and revenge. Simultaneously, it offers insightful perspectives about the human mind, memory, and self-perception, making it as though-provoking as it is suspenseful.

Presented with strikingly detailed animation and design, ID: INVADED does an admirable job constructing a plethora of unique "id wells," defying the conventions of the physical world. The result is a visual tour-de-force that complements the narrative’s cerebral nature.

ID: INVADED's auditory landscape is another feather in its cap. The series' team has meticulously composed a suspenseful soundtrack that amplifies the intensity of the mystery at hand while enhancing the emotional resonance of character-driven moments.

While ID: INVADED delves into dark and sometimes unsettling territory, it maintains a balance with moments of humor, camaraderie, and even poignancy. Its exploration of human nature is simultaneously optimistic and tragic, painting a compelling portrait of the lengths to which people will go, sometimes erring in judgment, in their pursuit of justice.

In summary, ID: INVADED is a thrilling, cerebral, and often surreal ride into the depths of the human psyche. It’s a visually stunning, constantly engaging series that goes beyond the traditional bounds of anime storytelling, delivering a complex puzzle that reveals a bit more of itself with every episode. Engrossing characters, a meticulously-woven narrative, and thought-provoking themes make this a must-watch for any anime fan, and indeed for anyone interested in riveting stories that challenge the viewer to think.

ID: INVADED is a series categorized as a . Spanning 1 seasons with a total of 12 episodes, the show debuted on 2020. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 7.5.

Channel
Tokyo MX
Rating
7.5/10
Cast
Kenjirô Tsuda, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Sarah Emi Bridcutt
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