Wind Named Amnesia [Import]
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Top Customer Reviews
To complain about its animation is as shallow as complaining about 2001:space oddysey's special effects. This is an anime that will stimulate the introvert. Those with a vivid imagination will lose themselves in this fantasy. The imagery is is beautiful to me, the sunny blue-green landscapes, cold deserted cities, long stares into the night sky, and the soothing loneliness (an escape from modern chaos)
If you have ever enjoyed any of the following
the imagination of the matrix,
Rendevouz with Rama novel by Arthur C clarke
The world of the Fallout (PC game) series
You will love this anime as much as I did.
Although I wish they had made this into a series, and prevented the abrupt ending that inevitably occurred... squeezing the future of mankind in a 90min screening!
Yamazaki's vision is true, as he directs a great, and well thought out drame. The consequences such a predicament would have on the world, are well thought out and well presented. However unlike a typical movie in it's genre, this one leaves us with a somewhat hopeful ending. The animation is on par with anything which was released during it's age, and the movie lasts a fantastic 80 minutes.
The sign of a great movie is, when the characters linger with you for days, after the end of the movie. These characters certainly stuck with me for a while, especially Sophie.
If you like thought provoking movies, which don't ask you to think, but watch and be amused, this is deifinitely for you. It seems very real, and I would recommend it whole heartedly, because despite it's premise... this movie is not depressing. ENJOY!
For those of you (above), anime like "A Wind Named Amnesia" will BLOW u away (like most of reviewers here). But if you grow up watching Japanese animation, you'll notice this movie is just OK, nothing here that will "BLOW YOU AWAY". Animation quality is sub-par along with matching musical score, but the story is bit original- "like it - didn't love it."
For story info: read the ediorial review.
I'll recommend this DVD for those who are soooooooooooooo facinated by Jap. Anime and think everything from Japan is "WOW.. BEST EVER!!! OMG!! SUPERB!!"
for others, its entertaining, original, and worth a look..
Some anime are created because they're funny, action-packed, have a beautiful character, or because they're well drawn. Kazuo Yamazaki (the director) has created a thoughtful artistic masterpiece.
This movie is great for anyone in the mood to think.
Animation = C
Character design = B
Voices = B
Music = B-
Storyline = A+++
Overall = A
Most recent customer reviews
The theme was dull and overdone. Basically, everyone forgets how to be human and act like dogs, and this guy is taught by this other guy and this chick how to be human. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Sabrina Megan Mueller
Needless to say, this anime isn't for everyone. Some may not understand the story, as it tends to jump around and the plot seems mixed up. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by BlackSpiral2000
Okay,I have to say this an okay movie.It just talks about a man named Wataru and he meets a girl named Sophia and then they travel around the country trying to pick up people who... Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Katrina Vanessa
A truly wonderfull and emotionally deep movie, even if the animation is slightly antiquidated. The ideas and questions it presents can be a bit deep to someone who still thinks... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2002
As many of the other reviews point out, that the concept of everybody losing thier memories is a good one. The sad part is that the story kind of drags on. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2002 by Jerome Cabilan
this movie is so bad you cant imagine..i dont know how people actually rated it more than 1..it doesnt have a good story... Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by Mariam Dubai
This movie is awsome, and a must have for a otaku's collection. It brings up some very interesting questions, and had some good action. Read morePublished on March 16 2002 by noah oskow
In this remarkably animated, classic, colorful, brilliantly composed film a world has been swept by the wind of Amnesia. Read morePublished on March 3 2002