Kaze no Na wa Amnesia

A Wind Named Amnesia

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Alternative Titles

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
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.311 (scored by 85558,555 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #78742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4840
Members: 20,743
Favorites: 54


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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Toda, Keiko


Yao, Kazuki

Mr. Simpson

Saka, Osamu


Hidaka, Noriko


Kakegawa, Hirohiko


Satou, Masaharu


Mita, Yuuko


Yamaguchi, Kappei

Little John

Gouri, Daisuke


Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Producer, Script
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Director, Script
Funayama, Motoki
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Ending Theme

"True Love" by Akemi and Takashi Tsushimi

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Jan 20, 2024
First and foremost I'll list the positive aspects before ripping this movie to shreds. I honestly love the cheesy 80s character designs in this and the animation was pretty alright. It looks interesting and will lure you in with the promise of a good plot and a meaningful story. Then it unveils itself as the over inflated pretentious bullshit it is. This anime wants to be deep so so bad and it shows, but really it's just flowery story telling that doesn't go much further than the surface. Anyway, if the main character had to relearn literally everything who tf taught him how to have ...
Oct 15, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Very cool concept, underdelivered.
This is an excellent nostalgic anime with great animation and a promising story.
The problem is that it kind of just asks questions without really answering them properly also the 3 "arcs" in the movie seem very random and unconnected and there isn't enough time to flesh them out making me think this should instead have been a short series or longer movie. The ending is anticlimactic and leaves me wanting more (not in a good way).
All in all, I feel mixed about this anime. I'm happy that I watched it, some parts are really good and some are not. I would recommend ...
Jun 19, 2017

Honestly, I hate when a movie tries to be almost literally everything it is not.
Tries to be philosophical in some aspects, but it's shallow, flat. The only "philosophical" aspect in all the useless one hour and 21 minutes of movie is some outdated and cliché life lessons;
Tries to be great, revolutionary, deconstructed, conceptual... But it's fails miserably. The show failed in almost ALL the aspects it tried to innovate, and, amazingly, the best parts of it are the 1980s generic american movie parts;
Tries to be post-apocalyptic, dystopian, but it's climate is just badly done. Simply mediocre, it seems more ...

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