Previously revealed in the October issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace Magazine, ID: INVADED will have a manga adaptation titled ID: INVADED #BRAKE BROKEN. The manga made its debut in the October 4th issue. As for the anime, the wait is over as Funimation announced on Sunday that it will be airing the anime starting January 2020.
The anime will also be premiering in Japan at the same time. Funimation describes the anime as:
“Set in a virtual world, the visually stunning ID: INVADED follows Sakaido, a detective looking to solve the grisly murder of Kaeru, a young girl. But solving this case is unlike any other as the world begins to twist and turn around Sakaido, challenging what he thinks and believes.”
Remember the Atomic Samurai from One Punch Man? The S-Class Rank 4 professional hero of the Hero Association? The swordmaster and a member of the Council of Swordmasters? No? It’s ok (No seriously go watch some One Punch Man!). The voice behind the Kamikaze, Kenjiro Tsuda will also be doing the anime’s main character Sakaido.
Ei Aoki, who is also the name behind Re: CREATORS, Aldnoah Zero, Fate/Zero is directing the anime. Yūki Kodama who drew the manga is doing the character design. The script of the anime is done by writer/novelist Maijo whose major works include The Dragon Dentist and Spotless Love: This Love Cannot Be Any More Beautiful. Maijo is also known for his hard-boiled novels, such as Smoke, Soil, or Sacrifices and Disco Detective Wednesday.
Plot of ID: INVADED
A detective is called upon to solve a murder in a virtual reality world. But how can he manage a case when its rules can and are continually being changed?