ID Invaded (Review)

Genres: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi

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What is it about?

The Mizuhanome System is a highly advanced development that allows people to enter one of the most intriguing places in existence—the human mind. Through the use of so-called “cognition particles” left behind at a crime scene by the perpetrator, detectives from the specialized police squad Kura can manifest a criminal’s unconscious mind as a bizarre stream of thoughts in a virtual world. Their task is to explore this psychological plane, called an “id well,” to reveal the identity of the culprit.

Not just anyone can enter the id wells; the prerequisite is that you must have killed someone yourself. Such is the case for former detective Akihito Narihisago, who is known as “Sakaido” inside the id wells. Once a respected member of the police, tragedy struck, and he soon found himself on the other side of the law.

Nevertheless, Narihisago continues to assist Kura in confinement. While his prodigious detective skills still prove useful toward investigations, Narihisago discovers that not everything is as it seems, as behind the seemingly standalone series of murder cases lurks a much more sinister truth.

What did I think?

Not great, but definitely not bad either.

The first couple of episodes really got me hooked. The story was suspencefull, even though I didn’t understand that much of it. Characters were likeable and it had the right amount of action. I didn’t really understand the concept, but for the first few episodes that doesn’t really matter. You still have to get into the story, so it makes sence.

However, if you had asked my halfway through the anime what it was about, my answer would have been: “I really don’t know”.
The story was definitely different and sci-fi, but in my opinion they made it overly complicated.

By the end of the anime I felt kinda stupid for still not fully understanding what was hapening. And that kinda bothered me. They did try to explain what was happening during the anime, but the explanations were too long and complicated to keep focus on it.

Overall it’s really not a bad anime, but maybe just not my cup of tea.

If you don’t mind an anime that is a bit more complicated, you might actually really like this one. But if you don’t like it when it’s too complicated and far-fetched, I would not recommend this for you.

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