Learn Japanese with Anime: “Plastic Memories” (Advanced Level)


Webmaster Review

81% Brilliant

The evaluation of this work is split in two. Critics say the "Android, which has a risk of running out of control, is active in society." world view is lax. "I was moved by the heartrending love story of love in a short time." one of the supporters said. I am the latter. I admire fine line drawings, very careful drawing and extremely beautiful and emotional background art. In addition, the character design is polite and the heroine is cute and cute. And I want to emphasize that both the OP and ED songs are the best.

  • Story/Worldview 75 %
  • Character 80 %
  • Animation/Background 90 %
  • Songs/Sound 80 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 80 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Plastic Memories
Title (Jpn)プラスティック・メモリーズ
Aired Year2015
GenresRomance, Sci-Fi



2. Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki has failed his college entrance exams, but after pulling some strings, he manages to land a job at the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. SAI Corp is responsible for the creation of “Giftias”—highly advanced androids which are almost indiscernible from normal humans. However, unlike humans, Giftias have a maximum lifespan of 81,920 hours, or around nine years and four months. Terminal Service One, the station Tsukasa was assigned to, is responsible for collecting Giftias that have met their expiration date, before they lose their memories and become hostile.

Promptly after joining Terminal Service One, Tsukasa is partnered with a beautiful Giftia named Isla. She is a Terminal Service veteran and considered the best in Giftia retrievals, contrary to her petite figure and placid nature. Time is fleeting though, and Tsukasa must come to terms with his feelings for Isla before her time is up. No matter how much someone desires it, nothing lasts forever.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/27775/Plastic_Memories


3. Advanced can Learn Japanese with This Anime

This anime is an S/F work set in the near future, but surprisingly there are few S/F terms. Since the stage is for work or company, there are many work-related terms and the prevalence of difficult words is as high as 8.4. The difficulty level of each term is also high. In particular, there are many idioms for difficult words, which may seem difficult for Japanese learners. However, these are often used in daily life, so you should learn them. Therefore, it is recommended for those who study Japanese more than Advanced.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 8.4 terms/episode= 109 / 13
Difficulty Level16th grade= University
Total Difficulty Score134.4 points= 8.4 * 16
Comprehensive JudgmentHardin 130.0 to 209.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerAdvanced 




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