Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2013 to Mar 25, 2013
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThis story takes place in a fictional town, in a fictional country, in a fictional world. One morning, a young lady awakens to find that she has lost all her memories prior to that morning. Her life, her relationships, her very name—all gone. All that's left is a cell phone with numbers and names she doesn't recognize and Orion, a young boy that only she appears to be able to see. With Orion's guidance, she struggles to make sense of herself, a boyfriend she doesn't know and the thousand and one little things that make up a daily life. But with no memories left, the only alternative is to forge new ones, even if that means leaving old loves behind.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Amnesia Later
Other: Amnesia OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
So I'm rarely inclined to write reviews but, since I just finished Amnesia, I thought I'd share my opinion of it, hopefully providing a good review for those considering to watch it.
Being adapted from an Otome game, you already know the plot isn't going to be a major strength: it's a girl who has several boys to choose from.
Regardless, Amnesia doesn't focus too much on the romance but more on the mystery surrounding the main character and her memory loss.
What I feel is bad about the story is that it doesn't start to properly explain things until the last two episodes, so you have to sit through 10 episodes and you have no idea what's going on and then in the last two episodes you have all the information quickly shoved down your throat.
At only 12 episodes, they should have started to explain things sooner so the ending didn't feel rushed.
This is Amnesia's best thing, really (and, in my opinion, its redeeming quality).
The art is incredibly colorful, beautiful and smooth.
Most girls will probably love how the boys look, from their unique eyes to their even more unique outfits.
The sound here is hit and miss.
Nagi Yanagi sings the amazing OP song "Zoetrope" and there's some nice background music.
On the other hand, the heroine's voice might be annoying to a lot of people. She barely talks at all and, when she does, it's usually single words or sound effects that express doubt and confusion.
Again, the series can hardly be blamed for the bad characters since it's an adaptation.
The main character (conveniently named "Heroine") has the personality of a wooden board, is unbelievably naive, can't say "No" to anyone and is always hurting herself in some accidental way. In fact, that's pretty much all she does; in one episode she goes as far as to sit still on a couch for several hours.
Yes, she has amnesia; that's not an excuse for not having a personality.
She rarely questions anyone or speaks up about her feelings, never gets angry or frustrated at anything or anyone and seems to be perfectly happy being treated like a severly handicapped person who depends on everyone.
The guys have reasonably distinct, cliché personalities:
There's the lone-wolf bad guy, the extremely popular guy that all girls like, the overly racional guy who analizes everything like a math problem, the social and outgoing guy and the mysterious guy.
The only thing they have in common is that they're all in love with Heroine and the majority try to force physical interactions with her whether she wants to or not.
Basically, the guys are meant to be eye-candy for female viewers and Heroine is serious facepalm material.
I actually scored this anime 4/10 in my anime list because I'm quite harsh with my own ratings but I don't want my personal opinion to get too much in the way of the review so let's call it even with 5/10.
At first I was completely confused by the story but mid-series I started to get that "I kinda wanna know what happens next" feeling.
I don't like the story or the characters but it kept me interested mainly because I wanted to see where they were going with it.
It's a bit of a guilty pleasure; I wanted to see so I could rant about it, basically.
You'll probably like Amnesia if:
- You played the game and dreamed of an animated version;
- You like Reverse Harem;
- You find the male characters attractive.
- You're looking for a non-comedy Shoujo with very few actual romantic scenes (there's some kissing and dating but the heroine is always confused as opposed to lovestruck). read more
Are you a lonely, boy-less teenage girl? Do you wish you could have many hot guys surrounded by you, astounded by you for no real reason? What about living in a world where you get to date and be submissive to no, not just one attractive male, but over FOUR of them in many different worlds? Does that sound like the dream life to you? Have no fear, "Amnesia" is just what you need to fulfill this!
In case you don't get the vibe, this is pretty much a reverse harem used primarily for female wish-fulfillment. The story centers around our lead girl, erm, I guess we just call her Heroine? Because her boyfriends that love her oh so dearly never bother to call her by her name? Yeah. Heroine finds herself awakening with no memories, and it's up to her and a spirit called Orion to collect her memories. She's also trapped in this sort of "time loop." Basically, each time she dies, the date resets. By date I mean both the month and day and her current boyfriend.
The story has two main issues: the pacing and the Heroine. The pacing moves by pretttty damn slowly, to the point where even when we hit episode nine, nearly nothing is known about the main plot or what exactly is going on. The story is supposedly about the Heroine collecting her memories, but uh.. that's probably the least she's done throughout the show. And that's saying a lot, because she hardly does ANYTHING.
And here comes our other issue, the Heroine herself. This girl is so bland, so personality-less, and used as such a wish-fullfillment device that she doesn't even have a name. Isn't that awesome, girls? You don't even have to get depressed when hot guy #1 doesn't call out your name! It makes self-insertion much, much easier. Heroine is a story-dragger -- she provides little to no advancement to the plot herself and has to rely on everyone else to push her in any direction possible. Oh yeah, having amnesia ain't excuse for not having a personality. Fucking Nyuu from Elfen Lied had more of a personality then her, and she couldn't even dress herself.
Speaking of Heroine's reliance, this also brings another issue: she's submissive. Too, too submissive. Almost all the guys do extremely improper things to her, like shoving her against a tree in the middle of the dark against her will or forcefully kissing her, getting too close to her, anything. And she just accepts all of this. She never sticks up for herself, and is even willing to stay with a man whom she pretty much knows will dump her when his time limit is up. Great example, right guys? The male characters ain't any better -- they're all pretty much just a bunch of hot dude's lusting after Heroine for their own fucked up reasons. Some want to play her, others want to lock her up in a cage. You know how it is.
Oh uh, the positives? Well, the art is pretty crisp, as expected of Brain's Base. The eyes look downright gorgeous and the opening theme is pretty much eyecandy. The men are attractive, which is a key for these anime, and the backgrounds are well-created. Soundtrack is merely mediocre and unmemorable, though bonus points are awarded for such an awesome opening song. I'm convinced to hear more of Nagi Yanagi's stuff.
So, enjoyment? I'm sorry, but I'm not the type of person that gets wet from putting myself in the shoes of a nobody and letting all these hot guys date and rape me. If you're the type that's into that, then I'm sure your enjoyment of this will be much, much higher then mine.
Now I will ask you this again -- are you a lonely and angsty teenage girl? Do you dream of many a men surrounding you, kissing you, pinning you behind alley's, and drugging you? Do you want to live in this life? If so, then look no further, my dears. This anime is perfect for you. You got a bunch of hot guys that want your tits and a girl who's so bland that you can insert my chihuahua in it and it would probably make the story more interesting.
If not, just don't watch this. There is literally nothing to be lost and nothing to gain, except time and knowledge on how not to write a shoujo.
The heroine in both shows are almost emotionless and all the guys are after her. Each guy gets his own episode/arc.
both have a shy female main character
five handsome boys with different characters around her , actually they care about her
same art and same visual effects
Same quiet heroine;
Both based on otome game;
Reverse-harem - all the boys are in love with the one girl-heroine;
Similar animation - the eyes, hair, people...
Both are based off of Otome games and have reverse male harems! The main female character goes down each guys' route in both series (but there is only implied romance in Utapri whereas the female protag dates the guys in Amnesia). Watch them if you love bishi male characters!
both are based from an Otome game which is pretty convenient
both have a quiet/facial expressive/shy girl protagonist which are surrounded by lots of hunky/loveable/handsome bishies.
both are pretty much different in plots, mysteries in one, musical in the other
both i rated differently, i loved Uta Pri, with its excitable musical lyrics from each character, yet i hated and dropped Amnesia early on, because its just really DULL!!! even though the artwork music were great, it was boring.
they are just similar in the shy girl surrounded by lots of guys who adore her and have feelings for her, in a roundabout way, you probably might like one if you like the other
Both have mindbogglingly weak protagonists. Enjoy.
Okay~ in all seriousness, the reverse-harem thing.
Also, the protagonists kinda have the same look. I think the red hair and yellowy-green eyes automatically means weak protagonists in anime (Arcana Famiglia). It's a trend!
Both were based on an otome game;
Both have a shy heroine and almost incapable of making decisions;
Both have a reverse harem;
All the main boys fell in love with the heroine and they have distinct personalities;
Similar art: eyes, different clothes, hair...
Both are Shojo, and the protagonist is a girl surrounded by five guys.
Difference with (Utapri) that it is a musical school where the girl writes the songs and the boys sing in a debut,
While in (Amnesia) the girl loses memory and apparently will get help from the five guys to recover his memories.
My first recommendation I hope you enjoy it!
They are both are about a group of boys that are in love with the heroine. Both anime allows the viewer to "choose" which character is the best to stay with the heroine. The heroine is a simple character that allows the viewers to feel that that they are the heroine.
Both about a practically emotionless girl and a bunch of guys falling for her.
Two stories with extremily passive main characters surrounded by handsome guys that all wish to have her.
The main heroine from both series have similar personality and character designs. The only difference between them is that one was able to react to her surrounding. She knew something was wrong and tried to escape while the other doesn't do anything until the right moment occurs. Amnesia and Diabolik have gorgeous bishounen characters with great voice actors too. Both are reverse harem anime and have been adapted from an Otome visual novel.
Like Amnesia, Diabolik Lovers is also a shoujo anime and an adaptation of an otome game. Both anime have a quiet female lead with little personality and a variety of male bishounen characters of various personality types too. Infact, both have six main male characters each. If you like reverse harems then you'll probably like this anime! I think that fans of Diabolik Lovers are almost guaranteed to enjoy Amnesia and vice versa.
I don't know why people are relating this to Brothers Conflict because neither of these series are even remotely similar in terms of atmosphere, plot and storyline.
Anyway, both have some messed up guys, have mystery, horror (more on DiaLovers) and involves many bishounen pursuing a helpless female.
They are both inspired in a game, harem that doesnt resolve, similar main characters shy and quiet... Confusing endings.
The female main character both are practically emotionless and are both extremely naive. They both include attractive looking guys and they all "want" her. Both have beautiful art and the endings are unexpected. If you liked one of these I'm positive you will like the other!
Opening Theme"Zoetrope" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-11)
Ending Theme#1: "Recall" by Ray (eps 1-11)
#2: "Hoshiboshi no Watari Tori (星々の渡り鳥)" by Nagi Yanagi (ep 12)
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