Plastic Memories “Not Just a Memory” Review and Recommendations

He’s had it

Plastic memories was a fun ride, evoking a thought process whilst watching in which most people wouldn’t think about until their time came. It invokes thoughts of what if? and the unknowing of when things are going to end, whether it be a life or a relationship etc.

Plastic Memories does this well following both Tsukasa and Isla as well as their friends on this journey faced by Tsukasa, terminating life and also tearing apart relationships. With most of the answers provided through the latter (Isla), We follow his journey through his interactions and experiences, learning to understand others circumstances and taking more than what’s at face value.

The animation was clean, solid and in my opinion fit the setting that Plastic Memories provides itself along with matching music to enhance the yet melancholic and sometimes over dramatic tones within the anime.

OP/ED: In my opinion the OP and ED were not for me, however as I listened to it more, I can say that it fits the show well and I mean it does it WELL. With the soft sung lyrics for the OP and the lightheartedness of the ED it matches what Plastic Memories sets itself out to be.

Plastic Memories – Was it Good?

In my opinion Plastic Memories was good. It was solid it explored a story not most people will think about. It goes beyond that of what normal robots or androids we see in anime, gives them purpose and of course life. It is both light and dark but those match and fit together throughout the episodes.

Recommendations

If you enjoy a thought provoking but not searching for more, this is a good anime for you. Plastic Memories goes out and sets what it’s suppose to do. If you enjoy lighthearted conversations between characters and a story that may lead to or have underlying darker tones, You should pick up Plastic Memories. I recommend these shows after that thought provoking journey of an anime:

  • Chobits
  • Isshuukan Friends
  • Shigatsu wa Kimi to Uso
  • Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
  • Hal (Movie)
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