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INGRESS THE ANIMATION Kicks Off Fuji TV’s +Ultra Anime Lineup

Fuji TV's +Ultra Anime Programming

Japan's Fuji Television network created the +Ultra anime programming lineup as "a new challenge." As expressed in their motto: "We want to spread anime culture abroad too," each anime series in their lineup is simultaneously launched on Fuji Television and on Netflix, thus making them available to a global audience.

Three anime series have been announced thus far, with the first, INGRESS THE ANIMATION, already on air since October 15th. The second series, revisions, will launch in January 2019, and the third, CAROLE & TUESDAY, in April 2019.

INGRESS THE ANIMATION

INGRESS THE ANIMATION tells the story of an epic battle for the fate of humanity, the latest chapter of which unfolds in Tokyo, where dangerous and powerful forces seek to exploit a mysterious substance called "Exotic Matter (XM)" which can interface directly with the human brain. The two embattled factions are The Enlightened, who view XM’s power as a gift that enhances human experience and discovery, and The Resistance, who see XM as a hostile takeover of the human mind, choosing technology as humanity’s best path forward.

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The First Two Episodes

As the story begins, after the prologue sequence, we are introduced to Makoto Midorikawa, a special agent in the police force who is endowed with a strange power enabling him to read the memories of objects he touches.

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One day, while investigating an explosion at the Hulong Laboratory which is conducting research into XM, he sees a mysterious memory.

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The memory was from a ring belonging to Sarah Coppola, the sole survivor of the accident.

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The memory was the sight of a person being swallowed into a red light and disappearing.

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In the story that unfolds, Makoto becomes embroiled in a massive conspiracy...

Makoto and Sara are pursued by Jack Norman, an agent and former mercenary.

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Jack has the ability to predict moments in the future, which makes him difficult to defeat.

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Makoto uses his ability to investigate Sarah's memories further

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Those who are already familiar with Niantic's augmented reality smartphone game Ingress will recognize familiar elements here.

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In Episode 2, we see control fields being deployed, and hints at the epic battle between The Enlightened and The Resistance.


With INGRESS THE ANIMATION, it looks like +Ultra is off to a great start, having set the bar high in terms of delivering quality entertainment. We're looking forward to redirection and CAROLE & TUESDAY next year.

Ingress fans will also be happy to know that the original game has just released a major update, which you can learn more about here:


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By - Ben K.

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