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.
How do the id wells work in ID Invaded?
The id wells in ID: Invaded is a virtual world that represents the unconscious mind of a criminal. They are created by the Mizuhanome System, a technology that uses cognition particles to scan and reconstruct the subconscious mind of a criminal. The id wells are a complex and ever-changing world. They are filled with symbols and imagery that represent the criminal’s thoughts, memories, and emotions. The id wells can be dangerous and unpredictable, and they can be difficult to navigate.
Is it necessary to kill to become a traveler of the id well?
Unfortunately, it is necessary to kill to become a traveler of the id well. Id wells are created based on “cognition particles” detected by a wakumusubi. Kura looks for cognition particles at crime scenes that indicate a drive to kill. These particles are then fed into the Mizuhanome, and an id well is created.
In the anime ID: Invaded, Akihito Narihisago is recruited by the Kura to become a Mizuhanome pilot because he is a murderer. The Kura believes that his experience with killing will give him the edge he needs to survive in the id well. The id well is a reflection of your own subconscious mind, and you will need to be able to confront your darkest thoughts and desires in order to survive.
When Koharu Hondomachi murdered Haruka Kazuta; though it was done in self-defense, she’s implied to have taken pleasure in his death, with the incident resulting in her being reluctantly recommended as a Mizuhanome pilot by Matsuoka, who had come to fear what Hondomachi could become.
Killing is a traumatic experience, and it can be difficult to cope with the psychological aftermath. This could make it difficult for a Mizuhanome pilot to function effectively in the id well. They may be more likely to make impulsive decisions that could put them in danger. Watch the anime here to see the pilots navigate through the id wells and try to uncover the truth.