Plastic Memories (プラスティック・メモリーズ), abbreviated as Pla-Memo (プラメモ), is a Japanese anime television series produced by Doga Kobo and directed by Yoshiyuki Fujiwara. The story was conceived by Naotaka Hayashi, who also wrote the screenplay, with original character design by Okiura. The series aired in Japan between April 4 and June 27, 2015. The story takes place in a future world where humanoid androids are a common part of human society. The androids, named “Giftias”, are fully equipped with human emotions, and help their respective human owners however possible. But the Giftias have very limited lifespans, and thus they need to be taken out of commission before too long.
Enter Tsukasa, an 18-year-old boy whom is offered a position at the SAI Corporation; a group responsible for retrieving Giftias who are approaching the ends of their lifespans, and eventually scrap them. Right next to him, we have his fellow co-worker: the incredibly cute and loveable Isla, who is actually a Giftia herself despite her position. The two of them form a team by order of their boss, and they consequently start working together, socializing together, and of course fall in love with each other.
Plastic Memories is an anime which you will probably be given a very different impression of depending on your expectations on it. Is it a good anime? Yes, but it’s a completely different anime from what you’re most likely anticipating when you start watching it. That doesn’t make it a bad show per se, but it feels a bit like false marketing. It’s up to each and every viewer to do their best at adapting to what the anime has to offer.
[May 27, 2015] OP: Eri Sasaki – Ring of Fortune
[Jun 03, 2015] ED: Asami Imai – Asayake no Starmine
Bonus CD (OST, Insert Song & Drama CD)
[Jun 24, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 1 Bonus CD
[Jul 22, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 2 Bonus CD
[Aug 26, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 3 Bonus CD
[Sep 30, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 4 Bonus CD
[Oct 28, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 5 Bonus CD
[Nov 25, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 6 Bonus CD
[Dec 23, 2015] Plastic Memories Vol. 7 Bonus CD