The Mizuhanome System is a highly-advanced development that allows humans to enter one of the most intriguing places in existence—the mind of a criminal. Appearing as a bizarre mess of thoughts, an id well is the manifestation of a murderer's unconscious mind. Kura, a specialized police squad, is tasked with analyzing these complex psychological planes to track down the culprits. Brilliant detective Sakaido assists the police by investigating the id wells and piecing together the countless clues scattered within.
However, there is a rule regarding those who enter the id wells: you are only permitted to dive into one if you have killed someone yourself. Such is the case for former detective Akihito Narihisago, Sakaido's real-world counterpart. Two years ago, his daughter was brutally murdered by a serial killer, driving Narihisago to seek his revenge.
Despite finding himself on the other side of the law, Narihisago nevertheless continues to assist the police. While his detective skills continue to prove useful toward the investigations, Narihisago discovers he may not have everything figured out—especially regarding those he despises most, serial killers.
There is a lot to be said about ID:Invaded, for all the right reasons. From it's look within the first episode, to how the story is progressing. It's a must watch for this season for sure, and here is why.
The story and how it's presented. The use of tech/virtual reality to explore a killers mind is quite something. It really details how broken, or just puzzled one's mind can be. Which I really find interesting, as it's done in a unique simulation way, and every case has something different to offer. Which is a major plus.
The main character's story is rather sad and tragic, and
really just shows how one can suddenly be driven to the things they do, even if they don't like what they've done. There are other interesting characters to boot, as if each detective has their own personality, and isn't just a 'there' type of character, which is really great to see.
The opening is rather good too, along with the ending. Certainly one of my faves of the season. The music within in the show is fitting to each scene as well. Keeping the tension through out each case.
Overall ID:Invaded is a virtual playground of the mind, used by detectives to solve cases of murder and possible murder. I highly recommended it honestly. A great watch.
You wake up in a broken world. All kinds of pieces from a town are floating around. You lay on the bed and suddenly all your body parts start floating away, but you quickly figure out that you can control those body parts even if they are seperated. You look around the environment. A broken piece of an house is floating nearby. You grab it and pull it towards you. You enter the piece of the house. A little girl lays on the ground with a knive stabbed right into her. She is dead. You know this girl. It is Kaeru-chan. You don't know why
you are here, you don't even know how you came here, but you do know your name, Sakaido, and you know it is your job to figure out who killed this girl.
That is the opening scene of ID:Invaded. It is a great beginning and it immediately gets you invested in the world. And does it follow-up well after that opening scene? In my opinion, yes!
ID:Invaded is a detective anime. It has an interesting concept with Sakaido being able to enter the mind of a criminal. He is then tasked to find clues of why Kaeru-chan is killed and how the world works. With this information an outside team can use that information to find the criminal and bring him to justice.
The concept is great with a lot of fun possibilties. But not just the concept is fun, the main character is fun too. He has a very stern personality with some witty line here and there, but his backstory is what makes him so likable, which I am not gonna spoil for now. The other characters are kinda bland at this point but I expect them to get better in the future when they get more screen time.
The animation is pretty good, the story so far is really interesting (even if it episodic due to it being a detective anime handling multiple cases).
The music is also what stands out for me. The OP is okay, but the ED by Miyavi is amazing. The dubstep is so ball to the walls hard I hurt my head on the table from banging my head everytime I listen to it. Miyavi also did the Insert song, Samurai, which is also a really good track.
Overal, I recommend this anime. If you want a psychological detective anime with tons of twists and good directing, watch this anime.
I won't go into much detail here as only 4 episodes have aired as of the writing of this review, so my thoughts and opinions are preliminary.
So far, this anime seems like a mixture of Psycho-Pass and an anime adaptation of Inception (the film).
As I loved both of the aforementioned media, this is really scratching that sci-fi/detective itch that has come-back since Psycho-Pass 3 finished.
People who have an intent to kill leave behind special particles at the scenes of their crimes. These particles are picked up by a special division of the police
force using an object that very much resembles the guns from psycho-pass.
The particles are harvested, then used to form a "well" of the criminal's unconscious mind, or psyche.
The "main character", under the alias of Sakkaido, ventures into these wells to try and find clues in order to track down the killer(s).
Honestly, this anime is doing a very good job so far and is really intriguing as not only is each episode its own self-contained plot, but also part of an overarching plot that covers this entire season (so far).
I'm going to keep this brief and say that if you enjoyed Psycho-Pass or the movie Inception, there's a high-chance you will enjoy this anime too.
So far, art, animation and sounds have been pretty good and I just hope it stays that way throughout the season!
The story is quite interesting, all is cover by a mysterious veil, especially the past of the main character (which is how it should be, read the synopsis, but let's continue), the system he uses to invade a person’s identity is the guarantor to make each case original and don't let the story get repetitive. But, for me, he solves the cases a little too quickly, and in some of them you would be able to solve them with a little bit of logic, but in others he finds clues that are a little "surreal", but this is not a big problem.
Character design.. i don't
know how to describe their face, angular? Sharp? Seriously, if you keep an eye on that, you'll notice it, but it's not so obviously to result annoyng, same for the use of CGI (for cars for exampe, but it's used rarely): not that bad, I've seen worse, and 100% you can get over it.
Art is easy, not bad, not good, just easy.This section is mostly subjective, don't blame me here, everyone has their tastes.
Sound: I think the intro is a little bit too happy considered the mysterious veil created by the story, but it's pretty good, same for the video of it, has that "touch" of futurism taken from the design of the writing of this anime's name (it's a little bit aesthetic too, but it's my opinion).
The outro GOES HARD and i'm not joking, take your sit and enjoy your erection from hearing this masterpiece.
In the end it is an enjoyable anime that I would recommend to everyone to give him a chance at least once, if you really don't like the genre.
It doesn't make you tired and it is not repetitive, although obviously there is the usual plot of every detective anime: "I solve many small cases while I have a bigger one behind me", but that's fine