RD Sennou Chousashitsu

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Synonyms: Real Drive
Japanese: RD 潜脳調査室


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: 7.131 (scored by 47164,716 users)
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Ranked: #30402
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Popularity: #3311
Members: 22,581
Favorites: 46
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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


Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Episode Director, Key Animation
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Wanderland" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet

Ending Theme

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

Nov 6, 2008
mecorx (All reviews)
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
Jun 26, 2008
RandomOugi (All reviews)
*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
Nov 14, 2008
MotokoAramaki (All reviews)
Real Drive is tough to write a review for. As promising as this series is, it has a major downfall: it can't find its balance. The 1st and 2nd episodes are a great start, giving you all of this information and an interesting and slightly mysterious lead in Haru. I found myself immediately wanting to know more about the Artificial Island these characters inhabit, and, most of all, about what exactly happened 50 years ago to Haru. While the main character may be Haru, this series really switches the focus up after the 4th ep. After that, it becomes Minamo's show until a little read more
Dec 11, 2008
Akaike (All reviews)
RD is a sci fi/cyberpunk anime that is highly reminiscent of Ghost in the shell. It also sends out the same message in regards to a person's humanity (what is it that makes us human?) and the overall effects of humanity on the world around us. Real Drive is probably one of the more "ethical" animes that I have seen recently.

The show comes with a variety of characters, including androids and "cyber-brained" people. So, unless it's watched from very early on, you can easily confuse between the two. I doubt that this is the sort of anime that you can start read more

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