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->''I will love you, even without my memories!''

One day a young man [[YouWakeUpInARoom wakes up in an empty room]], with no idea of who or where he is. His only clues are a strange marking on his stomach, a hole in his chest and a locket containing a blurry picture of a girl.

Soon, Kaiba (his name, though he doesn't know it yet) finds out that in the world he has awoken in, memories can be stored on small cones called "chips". These chips can be moved from body to body, making you essentially immortal. Bad memories can be removed, and good memories can be uploaded -- for a price. Unfortunately, there are now more chips than bodies, and a huge gap between the rich and the poor.

It is in this universe that Kaiba travels from planet to planet, seeking for who he is and who the girl in the locket is.

And it's all to a soundtrack that is ''hauntingly beautiful''.

Please note that this [[NamesTheSame has no relation]] to [[Anime/YuGiOh a guy]] who is [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries likely to screw the rules]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney because he has money]].
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AlasPoorVillain: Well, it's hard to call [[spoiler: Vanilla]] a villain, but his motives were definitely less than pure, yet he goes HeroicSacrifice on us when he finally does die. It goes hand in hand with the GrayAndGrayMorality. And then there's [[spoiler: Popo]]....assuming he didn't recover his memories after being back-stabbed. The [[GainaxEnding ending]] wasn't completely clear about that.
* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Upon recovering his memories, Warp almost totally reverts to his previous personality as the EvilOverlord; luckily, Neiro is able to make the Kaiba personality come back in time to save the planet.]]
* [[spoiler:AmnesiacGod]]
* AndIMustScream: Many continue to live inside a machine when they have no body to return to. This is considered preferable to death/deletion, as they might get a new body one day. [[spoiler:Not to mention Neiro's past memories, and thus the version of herself not altered by Popo, captured in Hyo-Hyo's body.]]
* AnimeFirst
* ArtShift: The entirety of Episode 5.
* ArtStyleDissonance: Just ''look'' at that page picture.
* AssimilationPlot: Popo [[spoiler:and the new Warp]] like the idea of the universe being eaten by the plant monster [[spoiler:Kaiba]] in order to unite all peoples.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Vanilla]] at the end of Episode 3.
* BlackBlood: Green
** Well, some characters have been seen to bleed orange and purple, so ...
* BlatantLies: Vanilla. [[spoiler:"I do constant backups and can get a new body anytime"]]
** Which doubles as an EmptyPromise. [[TearJerker Horribly so]].
* BrainUploading
* CastOfSnowflakes: Character designer Nobutaka Ito wasn't that derivative with his designs. Even the [[spoiler:Warp copies]] are easily distinguishable.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Takes place in a hypothetical universe where people have created a kind of immortality by downloading their memories into chips which they can put into [[BodySurf a new body when they die]]. The downside to this is that human bodies are now a commodity. The poor are manipulated into selling their bodies and family members bodies to the rich to get by. And because bodies are replaceable a common punishment for crimes is to just [[PoliceBrutality vaporize people with lasers]]. If you haven't converted to the chips you're pretty much a goner if you upset the police. Despite this you wouldn't be able to tell. The art style, and setting are incredibly cute and bubbly in a way very similar to Disney and Astroboy styles of animation.
* ConspicuousCG: Most notably shows up in the first episode's chase scene.
* DoggedNiceGuy: The "nice" part might be up for debates given that Vanilla obviously has ulterior motives for being nice to Chroniko/[[spoiler:Kaiba]], but seriously the sheer amount of CRAP he goes through for her[[spoiler:/him]] probably makes it true.
* DulcineaEffect: Really, Vanilla gives up a lot more for a girl he doesn't really know than sensible people would.
* DullSurprise: Despite the considerable skill of the animators, this happens a few times with the lead character, likely due to his character design.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Vanilla, although by the time he mentions her, it's debatable how "bad" he is.
** And Popo, and [[spoiler: Warp/Kaiba]]. The mother child bond is examined, broken apart, and reconstructed into a painfully close to home message.
* EvilMatriarch: [[spoiler: Heartbreakingly subverted]] in episode 3.
* EvilTwin
* FakeMemories
* GainaxEnding
* GagBoobs: Butter's lover at the end of episode 2.
* GambitPileup: Towards the end of episode 11.
* GenderBender: Kaiba uses Chroniko's body for literally half the series.
* GratuitousEnglish: The opening and ending theme, and the Tree Song. Sung by a half-Canadian, apparently.
** Not to mention the character names.
* GrayAndGrayMorality: You can't really call LaResistance morally upright given how they twist people to do their beckoning, but neither can you really call the EvilOverlord good either....except he's not really evil. And then there's every other side character who all have good and bad traits.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Vanilla]] of all people, which really makes you feel for him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: ...Kinda.
** For that matter, GenderBender.
* HumanResources
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Parm, who borrows Kaiba's body for "recreational purposes" and... well, screams. A lot. [[spoiler: [[{{MarzGurl}} Then she explodes]]!]]
* [[InconsistentDub Inconsistent Sub]]: The only English fansub switches from "Cloak" and "One Accord" to "Mantle" and "[[GratuitousJapanese Issoudan]]" with no explanation.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: In the last two episodes.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Several throughout the series. It's how we learn that [[spoiler:Neiro's memories are heavily altered]] and also the location of the climax of the final episode.
* LaResistance: Though they aren't terribly nice, and it's questionable towards the end if they're even the good guys.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The Little Brother in Episode 1.
* LoveRedeems: Kind of the whole point of the show.
* ManEatingPlant: Or rather memory-planet eating plant, which assimilates everything
* MeaningfulName: Kaiba is Japanese for hippocampus, the memory component of the brain.
* MentalWorld: A number. The series even has special guns which open portals into people's memories, allowing you to step inside and explore.
* MindScrew: The entire series is a little difficult to understand, but the last episode pulls out all the stops.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The ending of episode 3, for one.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Even if they're for single episodes and/or bit parts, we've got a lot of 'em...
** HisaoEgawa: Vanilla.
** TetsuyaIwanaga: Bori, Kera, and Kichi.
** YukoKaida: Parm.
** Creator/YumikoKobayashi: Guri.
** Creator/HoukoKuwashima: Warp/Kaiba.
** Creator/MamikoNoto: Neiro.
** Creator/AiOrikasa: Moko.
** Creator/RomiPark: Popo.
** Creator/ChiwaSaito: Chroniko.
** SakikoTamagawa: Negi.
* ObliviousToLove: Patch, who's oblivious to ''everything'' except his work. His admirer's solution to this problem (after a ''lifetime'' of IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy) is rather unusual, but it seems to work out well for her in the end.
* OffModel: And how!
* OurSoulsAreDifferent
* OutWithABang: Parm.
* ThePawn
* PokemonSpeak: Hyo Hyo.
* TheProfessor: Patch. Also, Kichi.
* QuestForIdentity
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Issoudan is really not nice at all.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors
* ScrewYourself: Parm. The possibility of loading some of your own memories into another body, then having your way with yourself isn't revealed until well into the episode, making it a bit of a MindScrew until the fact.
** Not to mention the '''unimaginable''' {{Squick}} of [[spoiler: seeing her give herself [[TheImmodestOrgasm such a big orgasm]] that she goes to a gory green [[OutWithABang death]]. Well, of her current body at least.]]
* SuperRobot: Kichi the memory merchant transfers his memories into this sort of body for the last episode. The robot can even fold out to perform a MacrossMissileMassacre.
* TanksForTheMemories
* TraumaInducedAmnesia
* TwelveEpisodeAnime
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Popo]] loses it after [[spoiler:his mother]]'s memory chip is accidentally destroyed and he discovers that [[spoiler:Cheki]]'s personality has mostly been wiped away.
* WasOnceAMan: Anyone who places their memories in a non-human body, like the people on Abipa.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Popo]] does everything for the sake of providing a better life for his mother and his friends.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Part of Issoudan's motivations.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Episode 10.
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