Anime Underground

The Best Amnesia Anime of All Time 

Reference
Updated September 21, 2019 866 votes 341 voters 26.2k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the best amnesia-based anime series.

List of the best amnesia anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. Have you looked at this list yet? Maybe you've forgotten how amazing all of these anime are. They're all about people who are trying to remember who they are, so remember to watch them! The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about amnesia in one way or another.

Elfen Lied and Angel Beats! are included on this list. What is the greatest amnesia anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Golden Time (MBC, 2012) is a South Korean medical drama television series. After spending two years teaching in the country, Lee Min-woo returns to a city hospital to complete his residency and face his own uncertainties about being a doctor. ...more on Wikipedia

Is this one of the best?

More Golden Time 

#155 of 864 The Best Anime Series of All Time #19 of 276 The Best Romance Anime Ever Made #66 of 124 The Best Anime on Crunchyroll

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the screenplay and composed the music with the group Anant-Garde Eyes, with original character design by Na-Ga; both Maeda and Na-Ga are from the visual novel brand Key, who produced such titles as Kanon, Air, and Clannad. The anime aired in Japan between April 2 and June 25, 2010. An original video animation episode was released in December 2010, and a second OVA will be released in June 2015. The story takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after ...more on Wikipedia

Is this one of the best?

More Angel Beats! 

#50 of 864 The Best Anime Series of All Time #30 of 124 The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix #36 of 132 The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, and focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species. Their appearance is similar to humans, but with several differences, namely horn-like protrusions on the forehead and the presence of telekinetic invisible arms called "Vectors". ...more on Wikipedia

Is this one of the best?

More Elfen Lied 

List of All Elfen Lied Characters, Best to Worst #66 of 864 The Best Anime Series of All Time #56 of 302 The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Pandora Hearts is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki. Individual chapters have been serialized in Monthly GFantasy since June 2006, with bound volumes published by Square Enix. Currently twenty two volumes have been released in Japan. The manga series was originally licensed for an English language release by Broccoli Books but has since been dropped; it has been licensed by Yen Press since then. An anime adaptation produced by Xebec began airing on April 2, 2009, and finished airing on September 24, 2009. On February 11, 2010, NIS America announced it would release the anime series in North America. Nine OVAs were also broadcast in Japan, airing from July 24, ...more on Wikipedia

Is this one of the best?

More Pandora Hearts 

#178 of 864 The Best Anime Series of All Time #58 of 132 The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time #62 of 82 The 30+ Best Anime for Teens