Friday, March 29, 2013

[Anime Review] アムネシア Amnesia

Title: アムネシア Amnesia
Episodes: 12
Date Aired: January 7, 2013 –March 25, 2013
Category: Shoujo/Romance/Otome
My Rating: ★★1/2
You can watch it on Crunchyroll for free.

Description: When the unnamed heroine regains consciousness in an unfamiliar place, she loses all her memories that occurred before August 1st.  Accompanied by a fairy only she can see, she sets out in an attempt to find out who she is, and what sort of life she lived.

The premise of the show is pretty interesting. Girl traveling between parallel worlds and having a different boyfriend in each (Yay reverse harems!). However, I could not sympathize with the main character at all. Classic example of a female protagonist I want to beat to death with a rusty crowbar. She was way too passive. One of the guys ended up drugging her and putting her in a cage for "her own protection." And she still was like, "It's okay. You did it because you love me." (You hear that pounding noise? That's me bashing my head into the desk.) I mean, who doesn't like a bit of male domination from time to time? But that's stretching it a bit too far.

The only really good thing I can say about it is it's pretty. Since there are only 12 episodes, they were able to put their all into the animation. Also, it's a shoujo, which tend to be pretty anyway (it's a shame they don't have better plots). My favorite characters are Orion (the adorable little fairy guy) and Shin (the one in red).

I think they could have expanded the anime more. 12 episodes was just too short. Of course, they're following the visual novel (which was apparently an interactive game on the PSP where you can choose one of the dudes and follow that story line), but I just felt everything happened too quickly. If they had delved into it more, they could have strengthened the plot.

For some inexplicable reason, the show kept me entertained, but overall, it was just kind of meh. This is why I stick with shounen.

6 comments:

  1. "One of the guys ended up drugging her and putting her in a cage for 'her own protection'."

    http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7306/1175453128980hx1.gif

    What in the --? Seriously? I mean...friggin' seriously? Yikesy mikesy -- I've seen some messed-up relations hips before in video games, but this is taking it up to a whole new level. I think I need to lay down for a bit...

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  2. lol, yeah, it was pretty out of nowhere too. He was the one guy I thought was the normal one out of all of them. Just goes to show ya, huh?

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  3. ~AMNESIA!! I watched the first episode and was in love with the art! But the main character.... she`s the reason I never made it to episode 2.... I just. She was too weak!(And don`t get me started with her voice!) I really liked Orion too! Haha, maybe I`ll continue watching it since Magi just ended.... Oh, did you check out Karneval? It`s a new anime and the first episode(with eng subs) released last week!

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  4. I wanted to know what happened to her, so that's why I watched on. But, yeah, she was way too weak.

    MAGI! I love that show! I'm about halfway through watching it. Did it finally end? I'm sad. I wish it could go on forever. I haven't heard of Karneval yet. I'll look into it. Thanks!

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  5. ~Season 2 of Magi is said to be out soon!! ^w^

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  6. Really?! I can't wait! It's such a good show.

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