RD Sennou Chousashitsu

Real Drive

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Japanese: RD 潜脳調査室
English: Real Drive
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2008 to Oct 1, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:59 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.091 (scored by 61616,161 users)
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Ranked: #38742
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Popularity: #4233
Members: 27,317
Favorites: 52

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Episodes: /26


2061 AD. Fifty years have passed since mankind developed the Network society. It was anticipated that this new infrastructure would realize a utopia where people connected with each other at the level of consciousness. However, new social problems such as personal data leaks and proliferation of manipulated information began to surface. Nevertheless, people still relied on the Network to exchange information, and proved unable to opt to abandon it.

In due course, a new Network realm with more effective security measures was developed. This was called Meta Real Network, usually abbreviated as "the Metal."

The Metal accommodated personal memory data within protected virtual stand-alone organic cyber enclaves called bubble shells and eventually pervaded the everyday lives of people.

However, people gradually learned to release and explode their instincts within the secure environment of the Metal. The unleashed instincts pushed each individual's consciousness to drown in the sea of information and to be exposed to the pressures of desire. Meanwhile, norms and regulations continued to bind their real world lives. Thus, strange friction between the two worlds began to manifest themselves as aberrations beyond the bounds of the imaginable.

Experts who challenged the deep sea of the Metal to investigate and decipher such aberrations were called cyber divers.

This is a story of a cyber diver, Masamichi Haru, who investigates the incidents that lie between Reality and the Metal.

(Source: Production I.G)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Aoi, Minamo

Oki, Kanae

Haru, Masamichi

Mori, Katsuji

Itou, Yukino

Nonaka, Ai


Kawasumi, Ayako

Aoi, Souta

Takahashi, Hiroki


Kobayashi, Mikiko
Assistant Producer
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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Jun 2, 2021
"The problem with RD is that you expect Ghost in the Shell, and instead get Aria the Animation."

"Actually, you get their bastard child, but oh well..."

-Anidb comments

The first statement wasn't fair, but the second one was more accurate. I just wouldn't refer to it as a bastard child of slice of life and scifi, because there's no intrinsic reason that this wouldn't work.

It seems a lot of people were disappointed with this series because of its episodic slice-of-life approach centering around a teenage girl with no technical ability, as opposed to an action show utilizing the cyber world promised in the description as ...
Jan 24, 2018
This is a classic case of marketing not selling a show based on what the show actually was, and I think that threw off a lot of people's expectations. Given Production I.G. and Masamune Shirow's involvement, people were likely expecting something along the lines of Stand Alone Complex.

The show is actually slice-of-life with sci-fi elements in the background. And I loved that. While there's an overarching plot lingering in the background, the majority of the runtime is enjoyable characters having low-stakes, personal adventures in a vivid, brightly colored and mostly optimistic future world.

The production values are high and I liked the more zaftig approach to ...
Jun 30, 2008
Preliminary (8/26 eps)
I know it's still quite early in the game to be writing a review for this series, but after having just finished episode 8, I'm feeling somewhat agitated, and this will help cool me down.

STORY: 3 (Poor)
Thus far, even though it's early, Real Drive seems to have no discernible plot what-so-ever. In fact, it's quite boring. The beginning of the series started out alright and showed a huge amount of promise, leaving me full of wonder and intrigue, but now... Meh, it's all I can do to keep watching (in agony).

ART: 6 (Fair)
Quite frankly, the art for the background scenery, most of the male characters, ...

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