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YMMV / Amnesia (Otome)

  • Americans Hate Tingle: Toma is the most popular character in Japan. Everywhere else, he's pretty much the most loathed, and considered one of the most poorly-handled yanderes in anime/game history.
  • Awesome Music: The OP for the anime, "Zoetrope" by Nagi Yanagi, definitely qualifies. It's highlighted as probably the only good thing about the anime adaptation.
  • Base Breaker: Toma. On one side, players are horrified by his yandere tendencies, the fact he drugged and caged the heroine, the rape-threat undertones when he talks about how he should be forcibly make it so she'll only think of him even if it results in "breaking" her, and how he's Easily Forgiven in his good ending. On the other, players feel he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist who only went that far because he wanted to protect the heroine from the constant attacks and threats, constantly regretted his actions, and was well aware he would likely never be forgiven.
  • Broken Base: The fact that Idea Factory International localized the original game. Some are happy to get another otome game in English, others wish they'd focused on another one.
  • Critic-Proof: This series was universally panned by critics and anime fans alike, yet Sentai Filmworks decided to give this one an English dub.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: With a Too Dumb to Live heroine and all the bad endings, some players find it hard to care.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Toma is the most popular character in the Japanese fandom. Yes, that Toma. Everywhere else, he's The Scrappy.
    • Kent is very popular with western fans, to the point that some of them consider him the only good romantic option.
    • Many Western fans also like Orion better than any of the heroine's love interests and were disappointed he didn't have a route of his own.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Kent usually is near the bottom of Japanese fan polls, but he's quite popular with western fans.
  • Memetic Mutation: Kawaii uguu cage of love!
  • The Scrappy: Heroine is considered one of the absolute worst otome game protagonists ever made due being Too Dumb to Live.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Heroine and Orion trying to justify Toma's yandereness, even after locking her up in a cage. "He did all this to protect me?..." "Yeah, it's strange, but he can't help that his feelings are too strong!"[1]
  • What an Idiot: Seriously, Heroine, if you just found out that the guy you are living with has been drugging you for days in Yandere-like fashion, don't hesitate about escaping. Get out of there!
  • The Woobie:
    • Ukyo. He is also an Iron Woobie.
    • Heroine! First of all, she has amnesia which, by the way, cannot be cured in an ordinary hospital, Ikki's fanclub after her, having to deal with Toma, who has genuinely good means but extremely questionable methods, and in the Joker route, the entire world out to kill her. In multiple timelines.

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