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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)


"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 <>

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11 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am a guy that rents Anime from my local video store and not much makes it through even though I live in a part of the Greater Torono Area that has a large Asian population. I find that the stuff that I find is either really good or really bad, and this film is some of the best I have seen. Each story has emotion, power, and overall, the power to be remembered years later. I think I saw this two or three years ago and I can still vividly remember the imagery and stories. My personal favourite story was Magnetic Rose because of its look into paranoia and the mind. I think it was also a wise choice to put Stink Bomb in the middle because it is the humorous one. And artistically, Cannon Fodder takes the cake. A great find for artistic types and anime-lovers alike. See this movie now!

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