Amnesia Episode 2 Review

Amnesia Episode 1 Review CoverTitle: Amnesia, アムネシア
Producers: Brains Base, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 23 min. per episode

One morning, a young lady awakens to find that she has lost all her memories prior to that morning. Her life, her relationships, her very name—all gone. All that’s left is a cell phone with numbers and names she doesn’t recognize and Orion, a young boy that only she appears to be able to see. With Orion’s guidance, she struggles to make sense of herself, a boyfriend she doesn’t know and the thousand and one little things that make up a daily life. But with no memories left, the only alternative is to forge new ones, even if that means leaving old loves behind.


Fansubs watched: Commie

Things are heading in a very odd direction with all these missing memories and surprising things being surprising for that sake. Continuing from where the last episode left off, the main character- still unnamed- faints after a freak confrontation with some unknown girls. She wakes up with Orion and they talk about possible reasons why they would confront her, and what promise was made before she lost her memories. She goes to work the next day and we meet two more characters: Mine and Sawa, and they mention that there is a meeting about the trip, and it seems that everyone will be attending. She gets called over to celebrate a customer’s birthday, but while singing the song she remembers a fragment of her memory: her and Shin sitting together when he admits that he killed a man. The group has a meeting about the trip, supposedly planned by the heroine where they would go to the mountains to watch a meteor shower. She begins to walk home lamenting over her loss of memories and gets rescued by a mysterious green haired man from getting run over, who seems to have met her before. On the trip the group enjoys some leisure activities but it begins to rain, when she remembers another memory: Ken talking about a promise with her at a festival. After playing some air hockey, they walk up a mountain to look at the shower but she gets weary as Shin stops and approaches her. Shin grabs her, bringing up the memory again and she begins to run, eventually off a cliff. She wakes up in a hospital room when Shin comes in and kisses her. As he leaves, she calls for Orion, who is not around.

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More mysteries, fragmented memories and colourful characters appear in this episode. We get to see a bit more of the other characters as they interact with each other and play each other in the air hockey. They become more definable, which was probably already done due to their looks and manner, while still being mysterious. Of course, this episode gives more questions than answering any and has some odd moments. The heroine, who is still nameless, is actually responding well to the various situations she isn’t aware of. Creating the backstory of characters is difficult in this anime since her memories are not consistent, so that kind of stuff will happen later.

Everything so far is rather interesting but seems to be at a rather slow pace. The most interesting factor would be the MC’s loss of memories and everything else seems rather typical and generic. It is a shame since the art design and the music is done quite well. This episode also offers some light hearted moments when they played air hockey together, but it gets overshadowed by what Shin told the MC in the flashback. And the end is quite a surprise, like the majority of events in the anime, since we can assume that Shin and the girl are in a relationship, but the disappearance of Orion is also something odd. Other than that, the story is slowly moving along, the music is still beautiful and the art as well.

The second episode doesn’t answer any questions but instead asks a whole lot more. It seems to be a slow burner for now but it is a nice anime thus far.