Kaze no Na wa Amnesia

A Wind Named Amnesia

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Synonyms: Kaze no Namae wa Amunejia, The Name of the Wind is Amnesia
Japanese: 風の名はアムネジア
English: A Wind Named Amnesia
German: Der Wind des Vergessens
French: A Wind Named Amnesia
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 22, 1990
Producers: Japan Home Video
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.341 (scored by 70577,057 users)
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Ranked: #72432
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Popularity: #4540
Members: 16,768
Favorites: 43

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Two years ago, a mysterious wind swept over the Earth without warning, taking everyone's memories with it. Not knowing their names or even how to speak, cars crashed, planes dropped from the sky, and society crumbled in an instant. One young man happens to wander into a military testing facility, where he meets Johnny, a young boy who underwent experimental memory enhancement treatment and could, therefore, still remember who he was. Johnny names the young man Wataru and teaches him everything that he can before his frail body fails him.

Wataru sets out on a journey to see if he can find other people like him, and in San Francisco, he meets a mysterious silver-haired woman named Sophia, who refuses to speak about her past. Sophia says that she is heading to New York, and decides to travel together with Wataru. As the pair make their way across America, they learn about what has happened to the rest of society, and what the essence of humanity really is.

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Aug 21, 2008
jonathanlane (All reviews)

Don't you absolutely HATE it when you find a movie online with an absolutely irresistible plot that's almost too amazing to be bad, and then see it only to realize the person who made it had no artistic talent whatsoever? I don't know about you, but it happens to me a lot, and all I can think when finished is how much better I could have made it.

A Wind Named Amnesia is one of those kinds of movies. Set in 1999, six years after the movies original release, humanity has been completely devastated by a mysterious wind which blows across the world, read more
Sep 26, 2009
Prede (All reviews)
This is a movie I’ve wanted to review for a very long time now. But I wanted to take my time with it and get everything down right, because I wanted to do it some justice. Anyway this movie is called "A Wind Named Amnesia" and it’s easily one of my all time favorites. I first saw this movie on Comcast’s Anime Selects on Demand Channel. CPM used to put tons of titles from their catalog up on Anime Selects, but I still think I was lucky to find this movie and watch it. I just randomly watched this movie, because the title seemed interesting, read more
Apr 9, 2015
Sippyteacup (All reviews)
The title caught my attention, but sadly the story did not. I did quite enjoy Wataru and Sophia’s short travels together through the wastelands of the American West and the characters they meet along the way in the first half the movie, but there’s not much else here. A Wind Named Amnesia portrays the outcome of humanity losing their memories with society reverting towards a primitive and barbaric state. It’s a pretty jumbled mess in the latter half, and I all I came away with is that humanity got screwed. Don’t bother watching this one.
Aug 10, 2008
Scallion (All reviews)
While watching this movie, I could easily see it being adapted into a TV series on Sci-Fi or CBS. The premise is so good that you'd wonder why nobody thought of it: the whole world is overtaken by a wind that gives them amnesia so severe, that they have forgotten everything that makes them human. Language, science, art, all of it, gone. Mankind in its entirety is no more advanced than a neanderthal. At one point, the main character describes how he was frightened by his own reflection, because he had forgotten the very concept. It has the makings of something like Jericho or Lost, read more

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