Plastic Memories

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (2,760)

Plastic Memories is a heartwarming Japanese anime series produced by Aniplex that aired in 2015. The show presents a unique and thought-provoking concept of androids known as Giftias that have a lifespan of just nine years. The main characters, Tsukasa Mizugaki, and Isla, work for the Terminal Service, a company that is responsible for retrieving Giftias before their lifespan ends.

The protagonist, Tsukasa Mizugaki, is a new employee at Terminal Service who is tasked with the job of retrieving Giftias alongside Isla, a female Giftia who has only about a month left before her expiry date. Tsukasa is upbeat and optimistic, while Isla is quiet and reserved, creating an interesting dynamic between the two. Yasuaki Takumi does a fantastic job of voicing the character of Tsukasa, with his expressive tone, and Sora Amamiya give a stunning performance as Isla, who is deeply conflicted over her upcoming expiration.

Throughout the series, Tsukasa and Isla retrieve various Giftias while also dealing with emotional themes such as love, loss, and acceptance. Chinatsu Akasaki voices Michiru, a fellow co-worker and friend of Tsukasa, and the three characters develop a close bond over the course of the show. Michiru offers a sense of lightheartedness, balancing out the more dramatic moments of the storyline.

The show's animation style is stunning, with beautifully detailed backgrounds and fluid animation that captures every movement and emotion of the characters. The design for the Giftias is also incredibly creative, with each one having their own unique features and looks, that makes them all stand out from each other.

Plastic Memories explores a world where society has become reliant on these artificial beings, yet it provides an opportunity to examine their humanity. The show is able to tug at the heartstrings with its focus on how integral the Giftias were to their owners and how important it was for them to have had that experience, despite knowing that it would be temporary. In this sense, the show is a bittersweet reflection on the fleeting nature of existence, reminding us that we must cherish and appreciate the time we have with those we love.

Overall, Plastic Memories is an emotional rollercoaster, balancing the narrative’s lightheartedness with its more somber moments. The series manages to deal with themes that should bring viewers to tears, yet it knows how to present these themes in a manner that is not only engaging and thought-provoking but also touching.

In conclusion, Plastic Memories is an amazing piece of anime that deserves attention, both for its touching storytelling and incredible animation. It's well-voiced characters and the overall depth and scope of its narrative make it a memorable experience for those who enjoy emotional dramas. It is a show that sticks with you long after you finish watching it, leaving an indelible impression on your heart.

Plastic Memories is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 4, 2015.

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I Hope One Day Youll Be Reunited
13. I Hope One Day Youll Be Reunited
June 27, 2015
Tsukasa and Isla share their last day together, before Isla runs out of time.
Filling up With Memories
12. Filling up With Memories
June 20, 2015
Tsukasa and Isla get showered with date ideas from all their colleagues. They decide to take a break from work and spend some time together, to create some memories.
Rice Omelette Day
11. Rice Omelette Day
June 13, 2015
Now that Isla and Tsukasa are officially a couple, they are more nervous around one another than normal. They seek advice from their coworkers on how to deal with their new relationship jitters.
No Longer Partners
10. No Longer Partners
June 6, 2015
After Kazuki dissolves the partnership between Isla and Tsukasa, each teams up with someone new. As they take on separate cases, they both have the time to reflect on their unique bond.
After the Festival
9. After the Festival
May 30, 2015
The entire office is shocked after Isla turned down Tsukasa's confession. Isla admits that she isn't sure of her own feelings, so Michiru suggests that the pair should spend some time apart.
The Fireworks Ive Never Seen
8. The Fireworks Ive Never Seen
May 23, 2015
Tsukasa works on a new case with an efficient marksman, who happens to be one of Eru's old friends. Tsukasa questions whether or not recycled Giftias can regain their old memories.
How to Properly Ask Her Out
7. How to Properly Ask Her Out
May 16, 2015
The time has finally come, Tsukasa is going to ask Isla out on a date. Just how he is going to accomplish that, no one knows.
Welcome Home the Both of Us
6. Welcome Home the Both of Us
May 9, 2015
Tsukasa has to deal with his emotions after the tragic events of his last Giftia recovery. However he seems to be taking things rather well.
The Promise I Wanted to Keep
5. The Promise I Wanted to Keep
May 2, 2015
Things have turned for the worst and the terminal service team have to deal with a missing Giftia that is on their last hours.
I Just Dont Know How to Smile
4. I Just Dont Know How to Smile
April 25, 2015
Tsukasa and Isla have to handle a delicate case in which an orphaned child has to come to grips with losing the only family he has left "" his Giftia.
Weve Just Started Living Together
3. Weve Just Started Living Together
April 18, 2015
Tsukasa and Isla have to share an apartment, to help their relationship as a team grow. However at home, Isla is a very quiet and distant person. How can Tsukasa get through to her?
Dont Want to Cause Trouble
2. Dont Want to Cause Trouble
April 10, 2015
Tsukasa and Isla's team work hasn't been off to a good start. They are finding themselves failing at the easiest tasks. But who is letting the team down?
The First Partner
1. The First Partner
April 4, 2015
Tsukasa Mizugaki has scored a role in the terminal service department at SAI Corporation. He's tasked to pair up with Isla, a female 'Giftia' android. Their job is to recover other Giftias that are close to expiring.
Where to Watch Plastic Memories
Plastic Memories is available for streaming on the Aniplex website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Plastic Memories on demand at Amazon Prime and Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    April 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (2,760)