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RD Sennou Chousashitsu


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Real Drive
Japanese: RD 潜脳調査室

Information

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: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.241 (scored by 4,062 users)
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Ranked: #25312
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Popularity: #2350
Members: 16,324
Favorites: 38
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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
Aoi, Minamo
Main
Oki, Kanae
Japanese
Oki, Kanae
Haru, Masamichi
Haru, Masamichi
Main
Mori, Katsuji
Japanese
Mori, Katsuji
Holon
Holon
Supporting
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Aoi, Souta
Aoi, Souta
Supporting
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese
Takahashi, Hiroki
Aihashi, Aiko
Japanese
Aihashi, Aiko

Staff

Wada, Jouji
Wada, Jouji
Producer
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Episode Director, Key Animation
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Wanderland" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet

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"Katahiza no Yogore (片膝の汚れ)" by Last Alliance




More reviewsReviews

mecorx
Nov 6, 2008
Okay, so after having just completed the whole anime series and seeing that, of the people who wrote reviews, nobody had seen the entire thing prior to writing them. I have decided to write this! Please be aware, this review details the nature of the various elements of the anime, it does not specifically reference any parts of the anime. I don't think describing an anime is called spoiling, or is it? If so, I apologize, please tell me how to better censor myself in the future.

Without further ado, the review:

This is really one of those Anime that goes into extensive detail to get the read more
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RandomOugi
Jun 26, 2008
*Review completely rewritten as of 11/06/08*

Real Drive is a sci-fi series that deals with the impacts of the dependence on the Internet(the Meta Real Network, in the setting) on society, other than focusing on the effects on single individuals.

Set in 2061, it seems to expect a slower evolution of human technology then we see on other similar works. The story mostly occurs on an artificial island that is itself built as the pinnacle of the present technology, but most of it's design and features are not something one would be surprised to find on an high-tech experimental facility today.

The plot starts very slowly, with single read more
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az_0k
Jun 12, 2008
After watching episode eight, I said to myself:" Thank god it's over. Now I can finally drop it." And I'm not saying that just because of the female character design, even though I don't understand why the directors thought that the audiences would like to see a bunch of fat girls running around (there is a reason why getting fit has become a trend and not the other way around). IMO, either the writers are all amateurs or the show is aimed for little kids from the start. First of all, RD hasn't shown any signs that it's going to present a serious theme. Up read more
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brass2themax
Jun 30, 2008
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, read more
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