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A Wind Named Amnesia (1990)

Kaze no na wa amunejia (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Drama | Video 1994
A wind has swept the Earth taking all the memories from everyone. No one knows who they are, how to speak, or how to use the tools of modern civilization. Two years later a young man who ... See full summary »

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Kazuo Yamazaki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuki Yao ... Wataru (voice)
Keiko Toda Keiko Toda ... Sophia (voice)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Jonny (voice)
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ... Lisa (voice)
Osamu Saka Osamu Saka ... Simpson (voice)
Yûko Mita Yûko Mita ... Sue (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Little (voice)
Hiroyuki Satô Hiroyuki Satô ... Additional Voices
Junko Shimakata Junko Shimakata ... Additional Voices
Miyoko Aoba Miyoko Aoba ... Additional Voices
Ryôtarô Okiayu ... Additional Voices
Shinobu Satouchi Shinobu Satouchi ... Additional Voices
Tomoko Maruo Tomoko Maruo ... Additional Voices
Tomoko Naka Tomoko Naka ... Additional Voices
Toshio Kobayashi Toshio Kobayashi ... Additional Voices
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A wind has swept the Earth taking all the memories from everyone. No one knows who they are, how to speak, or how to use the tools of modern civilization. Two years later a young man who has been re-educated travels across America on a mysterious journey. Written by Anonymous

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Japan

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1994 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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A Wind Worth Watching
4 May 2009 | by silentcheesedudeSee all my reviews

In describing what I found impressive with A Wind Named Amnesia, I must first get out of the way what wasn't good. The art and animation has an old look and feel to it, older even then it's 1993 standard. Several times I had found where it almost seemed that there was a bit of laziness on the addition of frames. Some of the dialog was a bit silly (even sillier in the voice dubbed version) and it's not exactly the most original story. Memory loss, an apparent apocalyptic Earth ravaged by war? It's been done before. Mecha units? Check. Naked anime babes? Here!

But the movie didn't stop there. What seemed to start as a simple story turns out to be epic. Our protagonist, Wataru, is educated by an intelligent experimental boy who survived the world-attacking amnesia. Wataru surly isn't perfect, as he stumbles from place to place, but he's not dumb. His morals are there. The people he encounters range from animalistic humans, which only know to eat and kill, to a mysterious and beautiful woman who seems to know more then she lets on. To add to it, something is following him, meaning to kill him.

I think the negative comments I have seen were induced by a feeling that the movie should, for some reason, give much more then what it has. The simple fact is, it doesn't have to. It's neither boring or stupid, as some imply, as it gives exact reasons as to why things occurred the way they did, and the action is steady and interesting.

I highly recommend it to anyone who like action, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic movies with a twist.


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