Plastic Memories has created quite a buzz. I, at the time being, cannot see why yet. I’ve seen the first episode and I am not impressed. I’ve seem similar anime that looked ten times better than this. But hey, I’ve always enjoyed a good romance so I’ll definitely be giving this a fair shot.
The artwork isn’t that bad. Quite a few great studios are working on it and even though I just said that, I must say that the characters look rather plain. There are a few exceptions, but most of them are just plain boring. The level of detail is not the problem though.
As for the story; a human boy falls in love with an android girl whose lifespan is shorter than that of your average dog. They’re bound to go on a journey to prolong that lifespan in order to stay together so that their love can continue to blossom and all that emotion crap.
Let’s face it; they are aiming for a dramatic love story with lots of setbacks and trials. Even though I think it’s that predictable a story, I do believe that it’s worth a try. It’s one of those shows that you have to see for yourself. At least watch the first episode.
Plot Summary: In a future not too far away, androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids.