After failing his college exams due to unforeseen circumstances, Tsukasa Mizugaki is able to get a job at the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation as a Giftia collector with Terminal Service One. Giftias are androids who are made to look exactly like humans and have their own memories which they make and their own personalities. The thing is that Giftias have a maximum lifespan of 81,920 hours which is just over 9 years. Once a Giftia reaches the end of their life they lose their memories and become hostile. After Tsukasa is paired up with a Giftia named Isla , it is their job to collect Giftias before they reach this point. At the same time Tsukasa learns the truth about Isla’s lifespan.
This is a really touching anime about memories and coming to terms with impossible odds. This is apparent all through the anime as Tsukasa and Isla do their jobs and live their lives. There is humour because it cannot all be sad. There is also romance so that you can cry happy tears between giggles. If you want to watch this anime be prepared to cry by the time you watch the last episode.
The characters are great. So is the animation. I recommend this anime to anyone who enjoyed watching shows such as Your Lie in April, Angel Beats, and other shows that are known for being tragic. I wouldn’t recommend this anime to anyone who watches things only for their scientific merit. Though this is technically a scientific anime it is not based on real life robotic theory. The important part of Plastic Memories is the questions raised about about memories and robotic ethics.
Final Rating – 43/50