SciFi romance anime series Plastic Memories came to an end nearly a year ago in June of 2015 but video game studio 5pb announced today that they are bringing the series to consoles. Little has been revealed about the game yet, but an official website has been launched along with the announcement from 5pb. They’ve also made a teaser trailer giving fans of the series a hint at what’s to come for the game.
For those not familiar with the series, Plastic Memories is an anime set in the future directed by Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and produced by Doga Kobo. Naotaka Hayashi’s original story idea features androids that have human intelligence and appearances. The catch to this useful futuristic technology is that each android, called a Griftia, has a limited battery life of a little over 9 years, after which they experience personality defects and can become violent.
The show follows those in charge of making sure that Griftia that have surpassed their expiration date are removed from the populace, not always an easy job. These individuals are called ‘Terminal Services’ and are comprised of human-android pair teams. The humans are called “Spotters”, the androids are called “Marksman” and together they are tasked with retrieving the potentially dangerous machines and erasing their memories.
With original character designs by Okiura, Plastic Memories invokes a lot of emotion that gained it a loyal following while it aired in 2015. The series has already inspired a spin-off manga adaptation called Plastic Memories: Say to Good-bye and now there’s going to be a video game. Although little is known about the game yet glimpses of characters, music and animation can be seen in the teaser trailer.
It’s no surprise that 5pb will be publishing the upcoming Plastic Memories video game as the studio’s parent company Mages was involved in the music for the original anime series. The teaser trailer doesn’t allude to much about the game but makes heavy reference to the anime. Its heavy emphasis on romantic themes may be an indication that the game will be a visual novel for PS4, a genre 5pb is familiar with, however, that is only conjecture at this point.
Fans will have to wait for more information about the game and keep a lookout on the teaser website here. Most of 5pb’s games don’t make it out of Japan but Plastic Memories enthusiasts in the West can keep their fingers crossed.