Produced by Doga Kobo, who are mostly known for their comedic and romantic aspects, produced Plastic Memories which followed the similar style, however was introduced a completely different genre for the animation team. While following more of a sc-fi story, the anime still kept to the romantic comedy that everyone is used to, when they are watching shows made by this company.
Here is my review on Plastic Memories
‘After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father’s connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possessed human emotions called Giftia. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers’
I really enjoyed the whole of the working aspect as most of the scenes were either really touching or just really funny in general. However, from the start of the anime I kind of had this idea of where this story was going to go, which made it really predictable to see what was happening. Moreover, at the end of each opening sequence, Isla would give a different expression which also gave you a hint about what was going to happen in the particular episode. It was an interesting thing to add and it also made me curious about what was likely to happen, even if the story was really predictable. Other than that, I had the roller coaster affect, where my feelings were going up and down all the time. In addition, the show also reminds me of Angel Beats as Isla shares a very similar personality with Kanade.
I did really enjoy the animation for this show as it was nice and clean and there weren’t many choppy bits which I think would’ve been redone.All the characters were carefully made and I also enjoyed looking at the scenery in the background , especially at the fairground, as it gave a really warm atmosphere which managed to get me more involved within the scene itself as if I was actually there.
I loved the character development with Isla and Michiru. At first, Isla is very shy and doesn’t talk a lot, she even ignores Tsukasa when they are together within the apartment. But after a couple of episodes, you do see her become more used to him which makes the scenes feel more emotional when you are watching them. Also, Michiru decides that she hates Tsukasa at first, when in reality she actually likes him. As the series goes on you see Michiru also slowly warms up to Tsukasa but in a very comedic way, in which Zack ( her Giftia partner) likes to abuse.
I would give this anime
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