ID Invaded is set in a future where a new technology called the Mizuhanome System has been developed. This system allows detectives to enter the unconscious minds of criminals in order to solve their cases. The protagonist of the story is Akihito Narihisago, a former detective who is now imprisoned for killing the man who murdered his daughter.
He is recruited by the Kura, a special police unit that uses the Mizuhanome System, to help them solve cases.
- Narihisago is known as “Sakaido” inside the id wells, the virtual world that represents the unconscious mind of a criminal. He is assisted by Tohru, a young woman who is also a skilled Mizuhanome pilot.
- Together, they investigate a series of murders that are linked to a mysterious figure known as John Walker. Walker is a serial killer who is able to manipulate the id wells, making it difficult for Sakaido to catch him.
Who is Tamotsu Fukuda in ID Invaded?
Tamotsu Fukuda is one of the protagonists of ID: Invaded. A former serial killer known as “The Perforator”, he murdered his victims by drilling holes in their heads, under the belief that he was helping them achieve a new, better state of mind. After his capture by the Kura, he was recruited as a Mizuhanome pilot, assuming the guise of Brilliant Detective Anaido when inside the id wells and working with Sakaido.
What caused him to spiral?
Tamotsu was a lonely and isolated child who suffered from arithmomania, a mental disorder that causes people to have an uncontrollable urge to count. He was also bullied by his classmates, which made him feel even more isolated and alone. When Tamotsu was 18 years old, he attempted to commit suicide by drilling a hole in his own head. However, he survived the attempt and was left with a scar on the right side of his face.
After his suicide attempt, Tamotsu became obsessed with the idea of helping people. He believed that by drilling holes in their heads, he could free them from their mental illnesses and make them happy. Tamotsu began killing people, drilling holes in their heads and then filling them with cement. He believed that this would help them achieve a “new, better state of mind”. He was the only killer to decline John Walker’s offer to kill Kiki Asukai, since he didn’t kill for the sole sake of killing, and genuinely believed he was helping people, thus having no interest in “dream holes”.
Tamotsu was eventually caught and arrested. He was sentenced to life in prison, but he was later recruited by the Kura to become a Mizuhanome pilot. However, he still has no issue killing people for his own sake, leaving Yuji Oonuki to be shot in his place and killing two paramedics during his initial escape from the Kura.
Tamotsu is a complex and tragic character. He is a victim of his own mental illness and the bullying he experienced as a child. He is also a murderer, but he believes that he is helping people by killing them.
Ultimately, Tamotsu is a product of his environment and his own personal demons. He is a reminder that even the most seemingly ordinary people can be capable of great evil. Watch the anime here to understand his character better.