3 Apr 2014

Amnesia Anime review

English: Amnesia
Japanese: AMNESIA
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2013 to Mar 25, 2013
Producers: Brains Base, Sentai FilmworksL
Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Are you a lonely, boy-less teenage girl? Do you wish you could have many hot guys surrounded by you, astounded by you ? What about living in a world where you get to date and be submissive to no, not just one attractive male, but over FOUR of them in many different worlds? Does that sound like the dream life to you? Have no fear, "Amnesia" is just what you need to fulfill this!

In case you don't get the vibe, this is pretty much a reverse harem used primarily for female wish-fulfillment. The story centers around our lead girl, erm, I guess we just call her Heroine? Because her boyfriends that love her oh so dearly never bother to call her by her name? Yeah. Heroine finds herself awakening with no memories, and it's up to her and a spirit called Orion to collect her memories. She's also trapped in this sort of "time loop." Basically, each time she dies, the date resets. By date I mean both the month and day and her current boyfriend.

The story has two main issues: the pacing and the Heroine. The pacing moves by pretttty damn slowly, to the point where even when we hit episode nine, nearly nothing is known about the main plot.
And here comes our other issue, the Heroine herself. This girl is so bland, so personality-less, and used as such a wish-fulfillment device that she doesn't even have a name. she provides little to no advancement to the plot herself and has to rely on everyone else to push her in any direction possible. 

Speaking of Heroine's reliance, this also brings another issue: she's submissive. Too, too submissive. Almost all the guys do extremely improper things to her, like shoving her against a tree in the middle of the dark against her will or forcefully kissing her, getting too close to her, anything. And she just accepts all of this. She never sticks up for herself, and is even willing to stay with a man whom she pretty much knows will dump her when his time limit is up. Great example, right guys? The male characters ain't any better. Some want to play her, others want to lock her up in a cage. You know how it is.

Oh uh, the positives? Well, the art is pretty crisp, as expected of Brain's Base. The eyes look downright gorgeous and the opening theme is pretty much eyecandy. The men are attractive, which is a key for these anime, and the backgrounds are well-created. 

Soundtrack is merely mediocre and unmemorable, though bonus points are awarded for such an awesome opening song. And over all watch it if you really like pretty boys in different worlds wanting the same girl. Then its your thing.

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