Plastic Memories is by no means a small production but somehow stayed under my radar.
The screenplay was written by Naotaka HAYASHI, one of the writers of Steins;Gate. Direction of episode #1 was done by Yoshiyuki FUJIWARA, who was involved in Attack On Titan. Those are two of my favorite shows, so I decided to give it a chance.
In my humble opinion, the overall style of the artwork is too "cute" for the seriousness of the topic. At the moment it's my only criticism. Some owners got very attached to their giftia and we understand why. The episode gets quite emotional in a positive (and for me unexpected) way. It makes you think of lots of things. What makes us human? Can robots be used to take care of elderly people? Euthanasia, loneliness, ...
I hope the series can maintain this quality.