Watch A Wind Named Amnesia Full Movie

On the eve of the 21st century, the collective memory of every living being on Earth was wiped by an inexplicable mass phenomenon, decimating civilization and reducing the human race to roving tribes of scavengers devoid of language, reason or technology. Wataru, a survivor of this worldwide amnesia meets Sophia, a mysterious young woman seemingly unaffected by this worldwide epidemic. The two embark on a journey across the heartland of America in search of answers not only to the question of what caused humanity’s downfall, but what it means to be a human being at all. The film’s animation definitely shows its age in some respects, and when it comes to the thematic ambitions of its subject matter versus its narrative execution its reach more often than not exceeds its grasp, but A Wind Named Amnesia remains a thought-provoking movie and an understated gem in rough of early ’80s animation. Word to the wise: steer clear of the English dub, as it dispels most of the film’s nuance and subtext in lieu of playing it up as a comparatively hollow action adventure.

Director: Kazuo Yamazaki
Writers: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Hideyuki Kikuchi
Stars: Kazuki Yao, Keiko Toda, Kappei Yamaguchi
Plot Keywords: wind | travel | memory | surrealism | violence
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Drama | Mystery | Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Certificate: TV-14