At the height of civilization, mankind stretched its reach from the distant corners of the globe, to outer space. Man's fate took a turn for the worse when a sudden wind swept across the Earth, causing all human beings to lose every memory they owned, and in essence, their humanity. Now, in a primal world with no rules, one man must endeavor to survive, to discover the future of humankind.
In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.
Both animes take place on Earth with very few humans on it. Humanity is about to disapear. The ambience is very peaceful on both on them.
Both A Wind Named Amnesia and Blue gender revolve around stories that occur after the world met some kind of end. In Blue Gender, insects known as Blue have overrun the world and killed most of the population, while in A Wind Named Amnesia, a mysterious wind blew throughout the world one day, erasing the memories of every person on Earth. In both worlds, people still live on, but life no longer resembles what it used to.
However, while both of these works share a similar story, they also share the same atmoshere and emotional tone. While Blue Gender is significantly darker and more violent than A Wind Named Amnesia, they both show how the changes their worlds have undergone have affected people and how they live their lives.
Blue Gender is a much longer work than A Wind Named Amnesia, but I highly recommend both to anyone who enjoys a good post-apocalyptic story.
Society has been destroyed, the last of humanity is scattered and in a desperate situation. A lone survior meets a woman and they have to travel through the wasteland the world has become. They face many horrors situations along the way. Both Blue Gender and A Wind Named Amnesia have a dark opressive feeling to them.
Blue Gender is a true survial horror anime with lots of action. Amnesia is slower and more philosophical, but both anime share enough in atmosphere and set up that if you liked one you should check out the other.
In a post-apocalyptic future, society is split up into classes which are only traversed by fighting battles. Points, required to rise in rank, are awarded for kills, and successful fighters may even have a chance of becoming the ultimate goal -- a citizen. Grey is one of these fighters -- on a mission to become a citizen at all cost. But when his friend and mentor is captured by the enemy, he must embark on a journey to save him, all the while discovering that the society he lives in may not be as it seems...
These movies both have a post apocalyptic and while the plots are completely different, both movies have a similar depressing feeling to them. They are both wasteland stories where people have become more isolated, guarded and prone to violence.
Amnesia tries to be a bit more philosophical, while Grey is more content to be an action movie. But the settings and atmosphere are similar enough that if you've seen one you should check out the other.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Both these anime delve into a surreal world that has been changed drastically. They both are trying to make a point about how humanity has changed with time and their relationship with the world around them.
Amnesia isn't nearly as deep or interesting in it's philosophy dropping into the pretentious at times. Where as Lain has much weight to it's philosophy, but if you liked Amnesia's talks about basic human nature then you should check out Lain as well.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
It is the year 2267, and all that is left of humanity now lives in the 'Eden colony', a domed metropolis on the moon. Earth has long since been abandoned after a cataclysm left it uninhabitable... or so the inhabitants of Eden are led to believe. But when a young boy named Takeru discovers a photograph of a girl which appears to have been taken on Earth, he begins to doubt that this is the case. With the help of his friends, Takeru decides to visit Earth in search of the girl; despite the fact that it is against the strict laws of the colony and despite not knowing what awaits him there...
Both stories have the strolling through a post-apocalyptic-world feel to them, although Freedom stays on the positive side. Amnesia takes a more Mad-Max route.
Those who enjoy stories which take a look at the world from a distance and address its problems vicariously will enjoy both of these stories.