As many may or may have not known, Amnesia, an anime about a girl who lost her memories and is stuck in an infinite leap of parallel worlds to figure out what is going on is considered the worst anime I had ever watched from Winter 2013. If you didn't know this, you should consider reading my Damias' Top Ranked Anime of Winter 2013 blog, depicting all of the anime I had watched during the winter season of 2013, which can be found by heading on to my Top List section. But anyways, Amnesia, why exactly do I despise Amnesia. It can't be because of the animation and art-style, it's actually pretty good. It can't be the OP and ED, it's pretty decent, nothing worth gushing over I might add. What I actually don't like about it is EVERYTHING! Allow me to further explain myself.
Let's start off with the premise. Like I said earlier, it's about our nameless heroine who lost her memories... Gee, haven't heard that before. She then encounters a fairy who then tells her that he is the cause of her amnesia and that he has no solution to bringing back her memories. This already is strike #1. So blah, blah, blah; she tries to recover any trace of her memories by doing things any other people do when they have amnesia, just went on with her life as if it hasn't happened. So blah, blah, work, blah, blah, awkward conversation, and blah, blah, blah went on vacation with her work entourage... Seems pretty normal? So anyways, long story short, she fell off a cliff and wam, the fairy tries to save her by teleporting her back in time but in a different world. This here is strike #2. Then the rest of the episodes involve her trying to recover her memories while dating multiple men in parallel worlds. So 2 strikes in and I'm not too fond of the anime. So both strike #1 & 2 is about the fairy. For a magical entity that has the power to teleport our heroine to different worlds in order to save her life, he doesn't seem to have the power to bring her memories back. Gee, isn't that inconsistent. I like to think teleportation powers back in time excel over recovering amnesia. Don't you?
Anyways, strike #3 is our heroine. Wait, what? Where did strike #3 come from? Oh, don't you worry. Strike #3 is its own entry, filled with anger and rage. So, what do I think about the MC (Main Character). Let's see; she's dumb, bland, stupid, annoying, over dependent, and emotionless turd of a character I had ever seen... *Ponders about that. Never mind, I've seen worse characters. Let's start off with over dependent. Throughout the series, she has shown to not be able think precisely and had to rely on the fairy to assist or better yet, think for her. Whether it be to trust people or to figure out how to bring back her memories. Bland and emotionless. The last time I've seen a character with similar traits were those female leads from Arcana Famiglia, Himawari! and Hiiro no Kakera. But unlike them, Amnesia's lead has no clue as to react upon a certain situation. A romantic moment with the different boyfriends, blank stare. About to die, blank derp. Threatened, SUPER DERPED. Frustrating isn't it. And finally, stupid and dumb. And to top things off, the series has mentioned that she could sing... With a voice like hers, it's extremely implausible.
But enough about the heroine, let's talk about strike #4, the rest of the cast of pointless secondary, the different suitors. I had forgotten their names, so I'm going by theme color in order to distinguish themselves without any sort of personality that the viewers can find plausible. Red theme guy, bland, no personality. Just your generic boyfriend who happened to have killed someone. *Trollface. Blue theme guy is your pretty boy whose idolized by the countless whores. He's pretty dumb, stupid and doesn't think too much thus the reason he's blind. *Super trollface. The guy with the green theme is your stern, serious douche who actually I appreciate. He was able to think what the hell is going on and was the only one to discover that the heroine lost her memories and was rationally thinking a way to deal with what's going on. Even though none of this is remotely believable. Yellow/orange theme guy is just psychotic. He fucking pisses me off. And finally, split personality guy, who has a split personality and has been trying to kill the girl throughout the series. Bless this poor man. Trying to do what many wanted to do to this bitch. Then there is the cafe manager who has multiple personality disorder; he's your comedy relief character, so screw him. Then there is the beret bitches that plays billiards. They were first introduced during blind guy and psychotic guy's arc. Trying to threaten and murder the heroine all because she's close and lovey- dovey to the hot steamy blind guy... And that's not the worst part. Actually, both reasons to hate them are equally mind numbing but y'all get the idea. I wouldn't want to spoil; you has to watch the blind guy's arc to seem what I'm talking about. Or if you're uninterested in watching the anime but what to read what I'm talking about, head over to the Amnesia thread in the A-P forums, where you can discuss anime things with many of the A-P community.
So after all this, it basically ends in an otome game fashion. What, you didn't know it was an otome game. Well now you know. *Super epic trollface. So whoop-dee-doo. That was my incoherent thoughts of Amnesia. I honestly want to spoil it for you guys just to prevent y'all from watching the anime but that would ruin the experience of watching it. :)
This series as a whole was a piss poor performance. The characters are bland and irritating. The story is uninteresting and the writing is lazy; extremely lazy. For someone like me to notice how the staff wasn't even trying to avoid making the writing similar to the games just shows how awful they did this. Even the scenes involving the heroine dying isn't that satisfying. You just don't care for the heroine and her path to reclaim her memories. You just want her to suffer or better yet, stop yourself from watching this abomination.
My rating : .5/5 What this mean is that this anime is absolute garbage and will never be seen again. And to be forever be ridicule by me forever till I see worst anime than this and I find that hard to believe.
So that wraps up my review? of Amnesia. Feel free to ask questions or leave a feedback. And iff you're interested, head over to the A-P forums to check out the Amnesia thread to see what many others thought of this anime. You'll be surprised of the many people who thought this was a decent anime... So, for now stay tuned for some content on some anime that I finished watching a while back, most notably Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni. I actually had a review planned a while back but couldn't because I suck at making reviews. So yeah, till then, peace out my homies and pray that you get amnesia from watching Amnesia. I know I haven't gotten one yet... ಠ_ಠ