Iconic S’porean landmarks & locations featured in Japanese anime series Plastic Memories
Yay! Singapore is cool!
It is official: Singapore is slightly cooler and hipper than yesterday.
This after the island-city state has been featured in a Japanese anime series, Plastic Memories, a dystopic-romance-science fiction story set in a not too distant future.
According to Anime News Network, this is what Plastic Memories is about:
Plot Summary: In a future not too far away, androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids.
But why was Singapore featured in a Japanese anime?
According to one guess in Reddit, it might be because the production of the animation was outsourced to a local company here.
Regardless, here are some familiar Singapore places anyone who’s lived here will recognise at a glance:
Gardens By The Bay
Hong Lim Complex