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Memories (1995)
"Memorîzu" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  23 December 1995 (Japan)
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"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shigeru Chiba ...
Aoshima (voice)
Hisao Egawa ...
Swiveler (voice)
Kayoko Fujii ...
Sakiko (voice)
Nobuaki Fukuda ...
Chief Shell Handler (voice)
Ami Hasegawa ...
Emily (voice)
Isamu Hayashi ...
Boy (voice)
Yu Hayashi ...
The Boy (segment: Cannon Fodder) (voice)
Michio Hazama ...
Nirasaki (voice)
Masato Hirano ...
Mr. A (voice)
Hideyuki Hori ...
Nobuo Tanaka (voice)
Shôzô Iizuka ...
Ivanov (voice)
Hiroaki Ishikawa ...
Announcement in Station 1 (voice)
Takkô Ishimori ...
Doctor (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura ...
Robot (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe ...
Heinz (voice)
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"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by one woman's memories. In "Stink Bomb," a young lab assistant accidentally transforms himself into a human biological weapon set on a direct course for Tôkyô. The final episode, "Cannon Fodder," depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unseen enemy. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Classic anime
6 January 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

After seeing Akira it's natural to be curious of what Otomo's produced. This collection of short movies(all more than 20 minutes though) is a fun, action-packed and imaginative reminder why anime is among the best genres, and NOT restricted to kids(or in the case of these shorts, not really for kids at all).

The last short of the three is called Cannon Fodder. It features a very cool style unlike normal anime, some neat "camera" tricks and illusions of 3D, and a heavy but playful mood. It's quirky and good but not great.

The second short is called Stink Bomb, which is a crazy, fast-paced disaster/action story with a healthy dose of black humour. It's very well made, with insanely detailed tanks, helis, airplanes etc, and lots of explosions. The whole thing is funny and bizarre, and easily a classic.

The first of the three shorts, which in my opinion should have been saved to last, is Magnetic Rose. Here the humour of the two others is gone, and we have a very gripping and serious story set in a sci-fi environment. This is more like Otomo's Akira stuff; epic but with great characters. Some scenes are gut-wrenchingly emotional and disturbing. All set to a classic opera score, it is chilling and eerie and grand-scale in a way Hollywood never seems to get right.

If you like to watch the occasional anime, this is a very good choice. Don't know how easy it is to get a hold of, but it seems to be very popular at least in Japan.


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