Fuji TV and animation studio Crafter are set to produce “Ingress: The Animation,” an animated TV series based on the mobile phone augmented reality game “Ingress” which has been downloaded twenty million times.
Created by the team behind “Pokemon Go,” the game and show involve exotic matter leaking into the world through portals, influencing people in different ways.
The show’s story follows Makoto and Sarah, two people impacted by the matter – one can see the life history of somebody through touch, the other can see certain aspects of time and space. The show’s storyline overlaps with the ongoing story of the original game and will help introduce the game’s sequel “Ingress Prime”.
Computer-graphics artist Yuhei Sakuragi and “Neon Genesis Evangelion” art director Takeshi Honda are teaming for the project which plans to premiere this October on Netflix.