Anime: Plastic Memories
Synopsis: The story takes place in a future not too far away when androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen.
However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, they… Well, it gets pretty bad. For this sake, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids, but… [Source: ANN]
Plastic Memories left me tearing at the first episode. Plastic Memories, also known as Plamemo is an anime original. The term anime original means it is not adapted from a Light Novel or Manga into animation.
A good prologue to the story, allowing viewers to expect what they’re in for. My opinion, you’re in for a feel trip throughout the series. Along with a pinch of comedy.
First up, we have our male protagonist of the story, Mizukagi Tsukasa. At the start of the series, he is posted to the “Terminal Service” department of SAI Corporate after being recommended by the General Manager (GM).
Up next is Kinushima Michiru. With our protagonist having completely zero knowledge about the job he is in for, we have Michiru showing him the ropes.
We roughly know that their job is to keep watch of their partners, while they retrieve the Giftia who are close to the end of their service life. If you do not know what is a Giftia, read the synopsis above.
Here, we have Isla, a Giftia. She is the female protagonist of the story.
She was first seen crying for unknown reasons.
Currently Mizukagi Tsukasa’s partner, but used to pair up with Kuwanomi Kazuki, which is back in the past before the male protagonist joined.
Isla claims that the job is never rewarding, something about ripping memories apart. This may sound mysterious at first, but you should be able to infer why by the end of episode 1.
Finally, we have Zack, a Giftia.
He may look like a kid, but he can drive. I wonder how an android got his license.
Zack is currently Kinushima Michiru’s partner, and seems to be rather experienced with the retrieval missions.
Getting on to the reviews.
To be honest, there is not much I can reveal at this point.
Plastic Memories has a unique plot, in which androids are almost like humans. One thing that catches my attention is creativity, and PlaMemo has it fulfilled.
The relationships that the owners share with their Giftia, I am very touched by that. A tear-jerking episode 1 left me looking forward to the next. From here on, the story should be rather focused on Isla and the troubles she seems to be having.
This anime original is definitely worth watching, and I strongly recommend it.
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