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Memories (1995)

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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)
Hiroaki Ishikawa ...
Announcement in Station 1 (voice)
Takkô Ishimori ...
Doctor (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura ...
Robot (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe ...
Heinz (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Nobuo's Younger Brother (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 <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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In the future, present or imaginary world, Memories reveal themselves, like roses' petals opening.

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Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 1995 (Japan)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In "Magnetic Rose," the opera singer's lover is named Carlo Rambaldi. This is most likely a tribute to film special effects creator Carlo Rambaldi who has contributed effects to "Alien" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (among others). See more »


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An Amazing Vision
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Katsuhiro Otomo's "Memories" combines the vision of Otomo's usual "God's revenge for the human race believing too much in science" with two first-time, although far from inexperienced directors. The first of the three films, "Magnetic Rose" is by far the least Otomo-esquire of the three pieces, although based on one of his short mangas. The film centering mainly on the sci-fi side of anime. Space freighters respond to a distress call in a bad sector of space, and become lost in the haunting memories of an intergalactic opera singer. The second piece, "Stink Bomb" shows, if possible, a humorous side to biological warfare, as an unsuspecting pharmaceutical tech accidentally ingests a biological weapon and becomes a walking disaster. The final film, actually directed by Otomo, called "Cannon Fodder" was by far my favorite, and the most disturbing of the three films. The basic story centers around a family living in a town whose citizens devote their entire lives to bombing an unseen enemy in the sky. This story is very politically motivated, very dark, and not at all a "happy little story". The animation is unlike anything I've ever seen from Otomo, and full of sweeping single-cut shots that give you chills. Overall, I highly recommend this movie collection for any anime fan. It most definitely incorporates the vision of three brilliant directors.

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