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Writers:
Satoshi Kon (segment)
Katsuhiro Ohtomo (mangas) (segments)
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Release Date:
23 December 1995 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The surreal masterpiece of anime See more (27 total) »

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)
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)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Nobuo's Younger Brother (voice)
Yoshio Kawai ... Male 2 (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino ... Executive Officer 2 (voice)
Takurô Kitagawa ... Announcement in Station 3 (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ... Reporter (voice) (as Sanshirô Nitta)
Hisako Kyôda ... Grand Mother (voice)
Chie Kôjiro ... Miki (voice)
Naoki Makijima ... Pirot (voice)
Atsuko Mine ... Female 1 (voice)
Stefan Mori ... U.S. Soldier (voice)
Takashi Nagasako ... Announcement in Station 2 (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi ... Teacher (voice)
Hidetoshi Nakamura ... Commander (voice)
Naoko Nakamura ... Nurse (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ... Omaeda (voice)
Makoto Ohba ... Voice 1 (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... General Manager (voice)
Hideaki Ono ... Announcer (voice)
Youko Otomo ... Female 3 (voice)
Osamu Saka ... Kamata (voice)
Tetsuo Sakaguchi ... Voice 2 (voice)
Ai Satou ... Weather Forecaster (voice)
Hiroyuki Satou ... Operator (voice)
Masaharu Satô ... Operator (voice)
Bin Shimada ... Master (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ... Male 1 (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Workmate (voice)
Keiichi Sonobe ... Soldier 3 (voice)
Yôko Soumi ... Anna (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki ... Soldier 1 (voice)
Gara Takashima ... Eva (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ... Soldier 2 (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka ... Executive Officer (voice)
Seiko Tomoe ... Female 2 (voice)
Keaton Yamada ... Father (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Miguel (voice)
Keiko Yamamoto ... Mother (voice)
Shinya Ôtaki ... Operator 2 (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Military Official (voice)
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Directed by
Kôji Morimoto (segment 1 "Magnetic Rose")
Katsuhiro Ohtomo (segment 3 "Cannon Fodder")
Tensai Okamura (segment 2 "Stink Bomb")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Satoshi Kon  segment 1 "Magnetic Rose"
Katsuhiro Ohtomo  mangas (segments 1, 2 and 3)

Produced by
Katsuhiro Ohtomo .... executive producer
Shigeru Watanabe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yôko Kanno (segment 1 "Magnetic Rose")
Jun Miyake (segment 2 "Stink Bomb")
Hiroyuki Nagashima (segment 3 "Cannon Fodder")
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
 
Animation Department
Hisashi Abe .... animator
Masahiro Andô .... animator
Koichi Arai .... animator
Nobumasa Arakawa .... animator
Hisashi Eguchi .... animator
Toyoaki Emura .... animator
Shigeru Fujita .... animator
Atsuko Fukushima .... animator
Hiroshi Hamazaki .... animator
Hideki Hamazu .... animator
Kazutaka Hara .... animator
Kôichi Hashimoto .... animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... animator
Kenji Hayama .... animator
Hideo Hayashi .... animator
Yoshihito Hishinuma .... animator
Isamu Imakake .... animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Toshihisa Kaiya .... animator
Yûichi Katayama .... animator
Yoshitaka Katô .... animator
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... animator
Toshihiro Kawamoto .... animator
Takahiro Kimura .... animator
Masanori Kiryû .... animator
Takeshi Koike .... animator
Takao Maki .... animator
Yoshinao Maki .... animator
Katsumi Matsuda .... animator
Norio Matsumoto .... animator
Michio Mihara .... animator
Yutaka Minowa .... animator
Yasuko Miyazaki .... animator
Hiroyuki Morita .... animator
Yasushi Muraki .... animator
Mitsunori Murata .... animator
Hiroshi Nagahama .... animator
Satoru Nakamura .... animator
Katsuichi Nakayama .... animator
Hideki Nimura .... animator
Hiroyuki Okiura .... animator
Tomihiko Okubo .... animator
Mamoru Sasaki .... animator
Ken Satô .... animator
Jun'ichi Seki .... animator
Masahiro Sekino .... animator
Takayuki Shimura .... animator
Tatsuya Sotomaru .... animator
Masaaki Sudoh .... animator
Masaharu Tada .... animator
Shin'ya Takahashi .... animator
Kunio Takahide .... animator
Noriyuki Togura .... animator
Kenichi Tsuchiya .... animator
Chie Uratani .... animator
Satoru Utsunomiya .... animator
Tadakatsu Yoshida .... animator
Tôru Yoshida .... animator
Akihiro Yûki .... animator
Atsuko Ôtani .... animator
 
Music Department
Takkyu Ishino .... composer: opening/closing music
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Memorîzu" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images
Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 | South Korea:15 (2012) | Sweden:11 | UK:12 | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
The sound effect of the Nostromo's computers turning on in the opening scene of Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) can be heard briefly at an elapsed time of 00:24:57 (Region 1 DVD).See more »
Movie Connections:
References Alien (1979)See more »

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33 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The surreal masterpiece of anime, 28 December 2004
Author: nicolopolo77 from Mexico

Memories conveys three of the best anime segments ever done, even if so many anime fans don't know about it. The first time I saw Memories in a film festival in 1998 left me with such an impression that I never forgot about it. Now that finally I own the DVD, I can say that it's the same as I remembered: magnificent.

The "Magnetic Rose" segment feels at times like an homage to Kubrick's "2001 : Space Odissey", and now I could say it's a straight antecedent of the sci-fi tendency about the human mind in a simulated space which we have seen in "Dark City", "Matrix", etc. How a simulation program triggers the memories of the explorers and gets mixed with synthetic memories is done in a very intriguing form. The opera music plays a most important role, since it's the soundtrack what gives depth to the happenings here told.

"Stink Bomb" is funny as hell, taking the typical idiot hero in the Nintendo kind of plot (thhink Koji in Mazzinger, or Seya in Knigths of the Zodiac) as for what he should be (an idiot, every day man with the flu) , the story revolves around on the accidental creation of a human stinking bomb who treat hens the whole island of Japan. Real funny in a way most kid's animes aren't.

Finally, "Cannon Fodder" is the segment which I feel is the true masterpiece in this little anthology. A metaphorical world where a country is in a war against an unknown (and probably inexistent) enemy, and how the cannons are not only weapons, but the complete essence of the cultural, economical and social layers of this surreal "totalitarian" country. Some reminiscence of Orwell's 1984 is present, but the execution is really like anything I have ever seen or read before. It's a one shot segment, so I can hardly imagine the size of some background panels and the animation logistics of this. The music accentuates this strange feeling (very much like in Aeon Flux), and the unusual rendering style makes this a little strange jewel, not only from anime, but from all styles of animation.

As I said before, most movie and anime fans don't seem to know, or don't have any memories about this surreal collection of animated storied. I'm glad I'll never forget them.

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