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Iconic S’porean landmarks & locations featured in Japanese anime series Plastic Memories

Yay! Singapore is cool!

Belmont Lay | May 4, 2015 @ 05:00 pm

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

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Bugis+

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Holland Village

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Orchard Road

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Orchard Road

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Chinatown Point

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Chinatown MRT

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Chinatown flats

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Club Street

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Hong Lim Complex

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All photos via Reddit & afachan.asia

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