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Plastic Memories


Alternative Titles

English: Plastic Memories
Synonyms: Plamemo
Japanese: プラスティック・メモリーズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, MAGES.
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 106,243 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #198
Members: 211,720
Favorites: 2,900
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Ranked #595Popularity #198Members 211,720
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki has failed his college entrance exams, but after pulling some strings, he manages to land a job at the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. SAI Corp is responsible for the creation of "Giftias"—highly advanced androids which are almost indiscernible from normal humans. However, unlike humans, Giftias have a maximum lifespan of 81,920 hours, or around nine years and four months. Terminal Service One, the station Tsukasa was assigned to, is responsible for collecting Giftias that have met their expiration date, before they lose their memories and become hostile.

Promptly after joining Terminal Service One, Tsukasa is partnered with a beautiful Giftia named Isla. She is a Terminal Service veteran and considered the best in Giftia retrievals, contrary to her petite figure and placid nature. Time is fleeting though, and Tsukasa must come to terms with his feelings for Isla before her time is up. No matter how much someone desires it, nothing lasts forever.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Isla
Isla
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora
Mizugaki, Tsukasa
Mizugaki, Tsukasa
Main
Takumi, Yasuaki
Japanese
Takumi, Yasuaki
Kinushima, Michiru
Kinushima, Michiru
Supporting
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Japanese
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Zack
Zack
Supporting
Yahagi, Sayuri
Japanese
Yahagi, Sayuri

Staff

Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Takeyama, Atsushi
Takeyama, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hayashi, Naotaka
Hayashi, Naotaka
Script, Original Creator


Edit Opening Theme

"Ring of Fortune" by Eri Sasaki (佐々木恵梨) (eps 2-7, 9-13)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "again & again" by Melody Chubak (ep 1)
#2: "Asayake no Starmine (朝焼けのスターマイン)" by Asami Imai (eps 2-7, 9-13)
#3: "Ring of Fortune" by Eri Sasaki (ep 8)




More reviewsReviews

HaXXspetten
Jun 27, 2015
When I first started watching Plastic Memories back in April I was immediately very impressed by it because the first episode was simply amazing. It forecasted an original anime with beautiful artwork, an ambient atmosphere, likeable characters and a lot of tragic drama. At the time, I really thought that it would become the next hidden gem, and the biggest surprise of the season.

As it turned out however, Plastic Memories instead ended up being one of the most misleading anime I've seen in quite some time. Unlike what the opening seemed to imply, in reality the show is mostly a cute and light-hearted slice of read more
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ZephSilver
Jul 5, 2015
Human/technology integration has always been a topic I've found interesting. Just the idea of humanity's next leap towards further development being aided by bio-mechanical intervention would cause anyone to wax philosophical. It's a topic that inspire debate and discussion among many; redefining what it means to be human with the continuous blurred line between man and machine. And what better way to view this delicate balancing act than by seeing it unfold through the guise of a romance. It's an interesting "what if" scenario, that those who share my fascination with the subject, could easily buy into. Can true love really be found with a read more
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Link_of_Hyrule
Jun 28, 2015
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

While Plastic Memories had the potential to be a unique and intelligent show, it instead managed to encompass all of the things that ruin dramas and cause them to fail every time. Forced plot devices that make no sense? Check. Inopportune comedy that ruins the show’s tone? Check. Shallow characters defined entirely by their archetypes or tragic backstories? Check. While this anime showed flashes of good ideas and has its moments, its poor execution dooms it to be lost among the sea of poorly written, mediocre emotion porn.

Synopsis: In the near future, technology has allowed for the invention humanoid-like robots known as “giftias”, read more
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KumaKing
Jul 3, 2015
The story written by the author who made Steins;Gate, but if you were expecting a well written story look elsewhere. Conversely, if you’re a fan of forced melodrama and rapid tone changing, or enjoy unoriginal characters and are interested in seeing another Kanade clone feel free to waste your time on this.

STORY
‘Plastic Memories’ takes place in the future where technology has advanced to the point where androids labeled as ‘Giftias’ exist and are capable of implementing human thought, emotion and memories. These exist for the purpose of human interaction and wish fulfillment, targeting those in need of company of some sort. After around 9 years, read more
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