Jan 7, 2013 to Mar 25, 2013
23 min. per ep.
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)
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Opening Theme"Zoetrope" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-11)
Ending Theme#1: "Recall" by Ray (eps 1-11)
#2: "Hoshiboshi no Wataridori (星々の渡り鳥)" by Nagi Yanagi (ep 12)
When I started watching this anime believe it or not I confused it with Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, and actually had expectations of this show being good. So, I continued watching this anime like a fool expecting something extravagant to happen. Well, from my tone you can probably guess that didn’t happen at all!
So, without further ado I’ll start my rant… sorry I mean review.
Amnesia is an anime based of a visual novel series and was released in 2013. It centers on a girl who wakes up in a café to discover she has amnesia. She later with the help of Lily, I am sorry Oreion needs to get her memories back. And for some reason after two episodes, she continuously travels back in time where she is in a different dimension with slight changes. Oh yeah, that and the fact that she gets it on with a different guy in each new arc!
Well, ain’t that quality entertainment!
That is pretty much it to the plot of Amnesia. And let’s be honest it is below par and was obviously targeted towards a female demographic like most reverse harem anime are nowadays. Now, what Amnesia suffered the most was from its characters and pacing.
The show never seemed to go anywhere and none of the confusion hardly seemed to get cleared up. Instead of trying to make some goddamn sense out of the show, they would instead make our main female protagonist either get man handled by what looks like a bunch of Greek adonises. The romances had some cute moments, I will give it that, but after she was with one guy in one dimension, the show would completely forgot about that character after she was done being with them. Instead, they would move on to another guy, and the cycle is simply repeated.
Oh and after she is done dating one of these guys, she dies! If they were gonna rip of Higurashi couldn’t they have at least made it brutal for crying out loud?
The reason why she dies after a certain period of time is because the dimension won’t accept her existence, in the world. Then again, it’s not like the anime community would value her existence either way. The female lead has no personality and her having Amnesia is no fucking excuse, because characters like Tada Banri from Golden Time and the Black Haired woman from Death Parade still have wonderful personalities. This chick on the other is as bland as cardboard.
But, I will give her credit for not being as intolerable as Julie from Diabolik Lovers. I’ll give her that. However, what is interesting about this bitch is that she doesn’t even have a fucking name. Which doesn’t make her a badass like Clint Eastwood but it just goes to show, how boring this Mary Sue of a character is.
Now, the guys on the other hand are all are clichéd and do fall into certain reverse harem tropes. You have got the hot headed one, the play boy, the trap, the kuudere and the yandere! The only two characters I did like were Shin and Kento, well mainly Kento. But, none the less it seems as if none of the guys did anything to make the plot of the show interesting, and was there for the manservice I guess. They were just as useless as our heroine, even if their clichéd personalities were entertaining sometimes.
Oreion on the other hand reminded me too much of Lily from La Corda D’oro and the two basically have the same personalities and looks. I like Lily more but I guess I enjoyed Oreion too!
Now the animation on the other hand wasn’t that bad, it was actually pretty good for a reverse harem. The character designs were unique but their wardrobes made me question what kind of a world they were living in. Like seriously, who the fuck where’s a belt around their neck? Does Shin have any idea he could strangle himself with it?
It seems like as if Lady Gaga became ruler of the world and made it a law that people must dress like runaway models! Like why?
However, the thing that made me almost flip my table over was its BS ending. I can’t believe I sat through 12 episodes for such a lame conclusion to this crappy series. Plus, we never even get to see her get her fucking memories back. You could have given her a personality for at least one minute couldn’t ya? Even Bella got a personality towards the last Twilight film!
However, the opening of the show was that one silver lining among the large gray cloud which was the show. I freaking loved it and the animation for the opening is outstanding. The opening actually makes the show look like it is worth watching, and I wish the creators of the show would have put much effort into the plot like they did with the opening. The song too is an earworm and what can even after many days or months later I still don’t get seem to get tired of this song! So, this song is like a reward after having to deal with this show.
So, in case you are deaf let me make it clear that you my friend should not check out Amnesia. To summarize what I said in a nutshell, the show has a shitty plot, shitty characters and a shitty ending. That should be reason even to skip these twelve time consuming episodes! However, if you don’t care about a good plot, memorable characters or a lame ending then go check it out if you only want a show for the hot guys manhandling a lame ass girl.
The rest of you with decent taste in anime don’t worry, you guys won’t leave empty handed today because I will provide you with some recommendations. You can check out Higurashi, a horror gore anime with different arcs. Or maybe you can check out Amagami SS, if horror ain’t your forte. It is actually a harem but unlike Amnesia the dude getting it on with different characters is worth watching. Or you check out Golden Time, which also deals with a guy getting amnesia and his journey to get his life together while struggling to deal with his past and present. They are in my opinion all worth checking out!
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.
Amnesia is by far one of the worst anime I've ever watched.
I don't know if I missed something or if I just don't understand reverse harem but this was one of the worst anime I've ever watched.
Let's start with the story.
Basically it's about a girl with no memories who die every fourth episode and restart from August 1 with a new boyfriend.
I guess the story had potential but it didn't even get close to the greatness it could have achieved.
I thought it was going to start up all tangled, which it did, then sort out into a massive mind blow. The only blow I got was an explosion of disappointment because it turned out to be one of the most pathetic love stories I have ever encountered. I would love to go in to detail but since you're not allowed to write spoilers in a review I can not tell my most delicious insults towards this shallow and superficial 3 episode love that goes on between the characters..... Oops!
Now let's move on to the characters shall we?
The first thing i want to comment on is that the anime does a great job satisfying all the shippers and bringing out the characteristics of the boys by allowing the main character 2 - 3 episodes to get to know them. That way the fan girls can fan girl over their tragic personalities and i can puke on how ridiculously stereotypical they are.
We have Mr. Braincells who is socially awkward and doesn't understand love.
The mysterious negative emo with a broken home.
An extremely energetic big brother type and not to forget
the disgustingly slimy womanizer who tries to make you feel sorry for him because all the girls fall for him.
(so far this anime still sounds kind of interesting... damn...)
No offence to those who had a favorite boy. I'd by lying if I said I didn't. After all I'm a girl and most of us are infected with shipping disease. There has to be a couple right?
Oh! there is also a supporting character that is supposed to be helping the main character to get through her amnesia but he pops up for 2 minutes every 4 episodes and gives almost no help at all. Well... maybe he does. He tells her when to talk and run at least because apparently, she doesn't know when to do that. Which brings me to the worst, saddest, most pathetic female lead in the history of anime.
She was so pathetic she didn't even deserve a name and there fore, I can not insult her by using her name because she really doesn't have one.
Out of all the important memories you'd want to return, your name should be a priority right? Neither did anyone else bother to use it at any point during these 12 episodes....hmmm... *suspicion rises*
Now let me sum up her personality in three simple words you probably learned in kindergarten and if you ever watch the show, you'll realize how spot on I am:
Walking, talking, rock.
Sometimes she wasn't even talking at all. Just making weird little shy girl sounds. That didn't bother me as much as the fact that she couldn't do anything by herself though. She couldn't even think by herself. In a dangerous situation she did nothing unless someone told her what to do. If you ever want to complain about something objectifying women, complain about this. She was just like an object and not more interesting than the hat she is always wearing on her kawaii little head.
Which brings me to the art style.
I did not love the art style since I'm not particularly fond of hair sticking out of their heads like spiky antennas or the weird three colored eyes that makes it look like they are constantly sleepy or bored but after a while it became oddly satisfying and I started to realize the slight charm hidden behind those weird goth clothes.
I can not comment on the soundtrack very much since it wasn't very memorable and the opening and ending didn't really interest me so i can't comment on those either since I always skipped.
So to end my positive review:
This anime wasn't as good as it could have been since it had a weak story line and a bad ending not to mention the superficial bonds that were created between the boring, spine less characters that couldn't convince me one bit when they confessed their love all over the place. They couldn't even manage to carry out the one thing the whole anime was about (giving her her memories back)
The art style was peculiar but oddly satisfying while the soundtrack wasn't memorable at all. It was bad from episode 1 and it was a drag getting through the episodes although they were only 12.
The ending was a twist but it was not believable enough to even deserve a reference and if you like this anime and think I'm wrong and made a bigger mistake than Microsoft Office when they gave birth to Clippy, I am not sorry, i just didn't like this anime.
Ugh. This show. I wanted to like it so hard. But I ended up wanting to break my tv around episode 3 instead.
Story: The pilot episode pulled me in right away. Girl has amnesia due to an accident with a spirit named Orion and can't tell anyone, but has to learn about her past somehow. Several interesting things happen in the first episode. But it gets awful from there.
I get that this is based on an input based otome or reverse harem game. But the main character is SO uninteresting, boring, and just plain dull! I can't figure out why the male characters are all so interested in her! She has a few responses to everything: (1) Staring in confusion (eyebrows up in concern), (2) Responding in a whispery "hai", (3) Saying "uh, I, uh..." and just letting the silence stretch to fill time I guess, and (4) running away or rejection. She rarely asks questions about her situation and the only thing she does to try to improve her situation is writing in a journal.
Art: Oh so ugly! If I were the "heroine" (and I say that sarcastically since it seems like she'd just die if the boys weren't around to constantly save her from just about everything), I'd reject them all just based on their fashion sense!
Ikki: In purple and black. Wears not only a hairclip but makeup too.
Shin: In red and black. Clothes are raggedy and tight AND mismatched. Has one red and one black thigh high, lace up boot. And apparently vampire bites on his chest.
Toma: In yellow and black. Headbands. Really? And kind of a checkered, piratey skirt sash thing going on.
Kent: In green and black. Dresses like he's cosplaying an emo Vash the Stampede.
Then there's our main character: She wears these red and black plaid tights with a SEA FOAM GREEN dress, tunic thing. Ok, her hair is cute but they ruined that too (read on).
Did I mention the weird style of coloring their eyes? I felt like between the wacky outfits and eyes that I was in some 70s trip. Either that or the creators were TRYING to get rid of some viewers through the shear ugliness of the design.
One more thing on character design. The main char gets her hair chopped off so dramatically in the first episode that she passes out. Yet when she goes to lament her new style in the mirror it's completely the same. Given the time skipping, I thought this would have made a great way for her to keep track of where she was, what day it was, etc. But no. They gave a cop out and didn't change her design in the slightest.
Characters: The main character (whose name we never learn) is just horrendous. I've already talked about that. The male characters are extremely cliche. There's the emo bad boy, the overly intelligent and socially awkward one, the fun childhood friend, and the playa that all the girls love.
The boys all carry the story. It's completely up to them. What kills me is that they all notice something is slightly different about the main char, but don't really care or do anything about it. If she was like that before the accident, wow. How the heck did she get so many guys (not to mention her gal pals) interested in her?
Here is an exchange from episode 6:
Girl: (Looks down, looks up in surprise as Ikki goes to stand in front of her.)
Ikki: You're not staying over?
Girl: (Looks surprised. You can tell because she gasps.) Um, I...Um... (silence drags)
Ikki: It's all right. I'm not hungry like the wolf. I can sleep on the floor. I wont' do anything you don't want me to. It's up to you whether or not you believe me though.
Girl: I, uh... (silence drags)
Ikki: What's that face for? (at this point she's just staring at him, completely normal face for her)
Girl: (Staring, silence drags)
Ikki: (Staring) (Laughs) Oh come on, you don't have to look so frantic.
WTF? When did she look frantic? These guys are completely carrying the story and imagining things that aren't happening. I find it hard to see this as an anime and not the game it was based on because the main char might as well not even be there. I'm so frustrated with it. I've just completed episode 8 and I'm dropping it from here. First review I've written without finishing a show but I really don't see it getting better.
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The sole female main character, utterly confused and scared about what's happening around her, and a bunch of hot guys with each after her in different ways and in different exciting situations. :> Lovely and enjoyable.
Both are adapted from a hit otome game and are filled with bishonens. they let the viewers pick for themselves who they like to ship with the main character. You'll definitely enjoy this one if you like animes with reverse harem theme.
The female protag in both series are rather lifeless and dull while the males in the series are full of colour and the series tends to focus on them as they're "attractive" selling points. Both are mostly made for fans rather than the content.
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.
Both feature a female protagonist with no real personality surrounded by a group of one-dimensional boys who are in love with her. Both also feature some supernatural elements, with the biggest difference being that the boys in Diabolik Lovers are vampires. (Who are also much more abusive.)
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!
Both have a quiet girl who is the protagonist of an inverse harem.
They get involved with ''hot guys'' because both anime are based on a visual novel.
It's like playing the games choosing all the routes and viewing animated scenes.
Both have female leads who wake up confused, not knowing where or why they are there before being surrounded by many attractive males, all with different and unique traits.
Both equally bad series in my opinion, but for those who enjoy these types of reverse harems, then by all means. The girl tries to cope in their own situations while surrounded by a bunch of guys. Both somewhat supernatural and mysterious.
Both are very, very bad reverse harem anime that involve female MCs that barely have any personality and allow themselves to be tossed around like a rag doll by the male characters. Speaking of the male characters, the guys that are supposed to be her romantic interests have serious problems and treat her like an object. Uh huh, I can feel the romance. Stay away unless you're into that kind of thing.
they both have a dumb girl who has a bunch of crazy cute boys all over her
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 romantic anime
They have hot bishounen boys
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.
The main heroine from both series have similar personality. Both are surrounded by good looking guys who have fallen in love with her. Also they have a partner who helps them out when she needs it. They protect her and give her advice. Both series are based on a reverse harem visual novel.
Both of them are adaptations from visual novels. Both of the heroines have no personality at all and have all the guys around them.
They both involve a girl who is surrounded by super hot guys and the girl is pathetic(no offence) and she has problems and is very quiet and mostly just talks to herself. They are very similiar, when you watch, you will know what i mean!!
-Both main characters are surrounded by a lot of gorgeous guys
-Both main characters have a sidekick that guide them (Ema-Juli) (Heroine-Orion)
-Includes some tense romantic stuff
-Unfortunately, both female characters are quiet/shy, usually thinks to themselves or chats with their sidekick
-Based on an otome game
-REVERSE HAREM =w= lol
Girls have kind of the same personality, both are loved by the guys around them, every guy gets his own episode.
They both have a relatively quiet and emotionless heroine who is surrounded by bishies. Expect romantic scenes between the heroine and each of the guys. The heroines both seem to have "guardian angels" that support them.
Similar Reverse Harem.
- Main Heroine reminds me of Angelque.
- Even the guys in Amnesia look similar to the Aobe Hunters and the other characters
The heroine is mentally absent, puzzled, confused, obedient, submissive, has a lack of own opinions, no temper and is boring. There's nor charm nor allurement. Both girl protagonists resemble each other. There are many pretty boys but this cannot replace any content. I regret I've watched Angelique but Amnesia seems to get interesting. Edit: nah, now I regret watching both. But the Amnesia ghost gets somehow cute and the end is appealing in contrast to the rest.
I don't know why, but somehow they reminded me of eachother.
Though.. They haven't that much in common..
Must point out the similarities in these, even though the storylines are really different. Also, one takes place in an urban city surroundings and the other in a rural japanese village. But as a reverse-harem fan I enjoyed these both. A female main lead is introduced into a confusing new situation where different good-looking guys will start appearing around her, and things that she does are of extreme importance for her whole world or reality, of course along with the company of the guys.
The main character is a girl, who doesn't know what happens around her and there are some pretty boys, which protects her.
It's similar because they are both super natural, romances with bunch of guys and one really important girl, in both stories the girl are th main characters, I recommend this because I have seen some amnesia and a little bit of hiiro no kakera
P.s ( the theme song in both is awesome!!!^^)
Amnesia and Amagami SS, are both dating like animes, in amnesia its a girl that goes out with lots of boys, with each one having their own story, and in Amagami SS is the other way around, this time its a boy dating a lot of girls with each individual story.
both are very cute, romantic and there are tons of kiss scenes :3
- Both based on a dating game
- Protagonists date different people and receive different results
- Both are romance animes
- A variety of likable characters with different personalities
Overall quite similar, except the roles are reversed.
Amnesia is recommended for females and Amagami SS for males, but of course both are great animes that can be enjoyed by both genders.
This anime almost share the same storyline and thought of story. The story revolves in a certain people doesn't really matter whether it's a boy or a girl. This person is been surrounded by people who loves him/her. Then, this people around him/her has their own route/arc for their own story with the Main Protaganist.
That's all thanks for reading my recommendation!
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