Based on the 1983 novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D), the 1990 post-apocalyptic film ‘Kaze no Na wa Amunejia’ aka ‘A Wind Named Amnesia’ was produced by the Japanese animation studio Madhouse. It has been called a “sleeper hit” by critics as its popularity seemed to grow some years after its release.
For cinephiles and anime fans, Discotek Media is giving it a new Blu-ray release which will include both the original Japanese version and the English dub produced by the now-defunct Central Park Media. Planned for a release on May 30th 2023, the movie is currently available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website.
The movie was directed by Kazuo Yamazaki, who co-wrote it with Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Kenji Kurata. It was produced by Tadao Masumizu, Tomirou Kuriyama, and Shin Seya with Hidenobu Takimoto and Kazuhiko Toyama handling the music.
You can watch the trailer for the film below:
TV Trope describes the synopsis as follows,
“Three years after losing its memories, humanity has been reduced to an almost savage level, with only the most basic of instincts now driving the lost and confused humans. Wataru, a young man, travels across America, searching for answers to what happened, and why. Along the way, he meets a girl named Sophia, who tags along with him. As they travel across the country, they witness how society has changed after being stripped of all reason and logic. And it soon becomes apparent that Sophia may hold a secret pertaining to the fall of humanity…”
The novel was illustrated by Hideyuki Kikuchi, published by Asahi Sonorama Publications, and released in the United States by Dark Horse Comics.
In some markets, it is known as ‘Invader Summer’ and ‘The Wind of Amnesia.’ The company formerly known as Manga Entertainment previously held the license for the United Kingdom and Australia.
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