60 years ago, a girl was left to die behind the abandoned school building. among the many clubs in the Seikyou Academy was Paranormal Investigation club, where the founder of the club was the dead girl, Yuuko. she was unable to remember how she died and got trapped in between life and death. Teiichi was a freshman that was able to see the ghost of Yuuko. together with the rest of the unsuspecting members of the club, they discovered many dark secrets that surrounded their academy.
having a series mixing light comedy with horror and psychological twists was refreshing. reminding me of Another (2012). despite being in the horror genre, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (2012) was far from being terrifying. there were some eerie moments every now and then, where we learned about the truth behind Yuuko's death and the hatred she developed ever since. after much suspense, the horror settled nicely in conclusion. i was surprised to find the romance between Yuuko and Teiichi somewhat heartwarming.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Shin Oonuma (大沼心), Takashi Sakamoto (本庄崇)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Mystery/Supernatural