Anime review: Amnesia

Hello everyone. This time, it’s an anime based on an otome game visual novel. I’ve seen gameplays of the game and I have it myself. The game itself is ok….a bit…..odd, I guess. It’s not a really good or bad game….maybe that the protagonist is really dumb? I wonder how some things even got done by some routes…… I think there was Stockholm Syndrome, idiocy and she just accepts almost everything….. How does one even stay so meek and dumb? Well, anyways, let’s go to the next part.

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Synopsis

After fainting at work, a young lady awakens in the back room of the café she works at with no memory of her life or those around her. Two of her friends, whom she soon learns are named Shin and Toma, are called to help her get home safely. Once she is alone, she meets a spectral boy named Orion that only she can see and hear. He explains that she lost her memories because of his chance visit to her world, so he vows to help her remember who she is.

However, regaining her departed memories without worrying those around her may be more difficult than she realizes. In addition to the gloomy Shin and the protective Toma, she must be wary of arousing the suspicions of the captivating Ikki, the quick-witted Kent, and a mysterious man who lurks in the distance. As her amnesia entangles her in the lives of each of these men, her fragmented memories return piece by piece, and the mysteries of her circumstances slowly come to light.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Opinion

I will already say this, I didn’t like the anime. I only liked the Opening really. Yanagi Nagi’s voice is so nice *melts* but the rest was not really good. First of all, she dies and doesn’t have PTSD from it at all. I would literally go crazy if I were to be stuck in a time-loop and you don’t know anything. She’s like: “Ah” “Oh” “Um” mostly. So she doesn’t say a lot, our heroine who’s just as meek as a lamb.

I liked the art though. Really nice. The voice actors too, but I think most voice actors are just good. But Ikemèn voices stick out the most for this. I guess the game elements stick the most to me? The colouring of the things was pretty nice too, but some things just don’t make any sense to me, but that’s otome stories for you I guess. They’re never realistic. Also, do people have a yandere fetish in otome games and stuff? I mean, I read it purely in the hope I can find what people could do with causes and consequences, but I don’t know how other people would like it. In the end, it’s just fantasy, so I guess we should just accept it in the 2D world.

Now, storywise. Um, yeah. For me, it was a bit confusing and inconsistent. I got it afterwards, but a bit….vague? It was basically discovering a new thing about a character and dying afterwards. That’s how the cycle went. Not really very….interesting? I don’t know really.

So for me, it wasn’t the best. I still enjoyed the voice actors and art, but the story was a bit ugh for me. And the characters….not the best either. That’s it really what I’m going to say about it. I’ll give it a 5/10. I enjoyed the OP and it was something that lingered the most, but that’s really it. I would give it a point lower if the OP wasn’t catchy so yeah.

 

And this was it. I think I can make a review for next week, but also gonna focus pretty hard on an exam I’ll have to make up for, so yeah.

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4 thoughts on “Anime review: Amnesia

  1. Obviously, it’s because you didn’t play the game.
    And adaptation from VN is usually for the fans, not the newcomers if you haven’t noticed in anime fandoms.

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    1. Well, I have actually watched gameplays of the game (mainly because I’m lazy) and I actually understand the purpose. But I only want to look at the anime, so I don’t want to compare it with the VN really. ^w^

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