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Memories (1995)

Memorîzu (original title)
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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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Satoshi Kon (segment), Katsuhiro Ôtomo (mangas) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigeru Chiba ... Aoshima (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Swiveler (voice)
Kayoko Fujii Kayoko Fujii ... Sakiko (voice)
Nobuaki Fukuda ... Chief Shell Handler (voice)
Ami Hasegawa Ami Hasegawa ... Emily (voice)
Isamu Hayashi Isamu Hayashi ... Boy (voice)
Yu Hayashi Yu Hayashi ... The Boy (segment: Cannon Fodder) (voice)
Michio Hazama ... Nirasaki (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Mr. A (voice)
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Nobuo Tanaka (voice)
Hiroaki Ishikawa Hiroaki Ishikawa ... Announcement in Station 1 (voice)
Takkô Ishimori Takkô Ishimori ... Doctor (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura Tomoko Ishimura ... Robot (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe Tsutomu Isobe ... Heinz (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Nobuo's Younger Brother (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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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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Japan

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Japanese | English | Italian

Release Date:

23 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The retail price of the Japanese Laserdisc were ¥8,800. See more »

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In the three tales anthology segment, Cannon Fodder, depicts a city with numerous windows amid very large cannons. Oversized cannons generally blow out window panes. See more »

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Heinz: Memories... Memories aren't an escape
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Before Watching: Memories (1995)
20 June 2019 | by josephrygaardSee all my reviews

"Memories" (1995) is a pretty good movie, and if you want to get as much out of it as possible, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before watching:

Memories is a three-episode anime including three separate stories: "Magnetic Rose", "Stink Bomb" and "Cannon Fodder". There is no cohesion between the stories, so don't spend time looking for similar plot elements. There are none.

The first episode, Magnetic Rose, is a sci-fi anime that occasionally borderlines horror, similar to "Alien" but in a more psychological way. This part is rich with great visuals and superb sound, so get close to the screen and turn all the lights out. If possible, use a pair of headphones to get really submersed.

Stink Bomb is a light, bioterrorism comedy. It provides a few shocking frames in the first third of the movie which can be a bit intense, but it lightens up afterwards and provides a hilarious ride which shouldn't be taken too seriously.

Cannon Fodder is the more artistic and rawer episode out of the three. Pay attention to the smooth flows between the sceneries and get ready for some 1984-like vistas and philosophies.

My personal grade: a solid 7/10. If you found this helpful, check my profile for more reviews.


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