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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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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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Trivia

Above the entrance to the cannon it appears to read, SKLUF ACCURATE AND MAGNIFICENT PLAY OF VOLUMES IN LIET(UVOS), this is actually a reference to, "Architecture is the skillful, accurate and magnificent plays of volumes seen in light." - Le Corbusier. 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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Featured in Anime Abandon: Memories (2015) See more »

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Amazing anime trilogy
4 July 2005 | by LARSONRDSee all my reviews

Amazing anime trilogy from AKIRA's Katsuhiro Otomo, who presents three unrelated sci fi stories directed by different directors (he did the last one, writers/first-time directors Tensai Okamura and Koji Morimoto did the other two). They are amazing vignettes with some stupendous animation in three different styles. Otomo's is especially unique in that there are no cuts – the "camera" moves fluidly through every scene without a jump or a stop. Morimoto's 40-min "Magnetic Rose" is stunningly animated, the most amazing of the two, telling of a space ship's investigation of a distress signal discovering a magnificent world created by a woman's memories – the music takes advantage of the operatic aria, Madame Butterfly, arranged by Yoko Kanno, who also supplies an excellent original score. "Stink Bomb," the middle segment, is clever and funny and fast-paced; Otomo's anti-war statement in "Cannon Fodder" closes out the film with a subtle bit of thought-provocation about a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy.


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23 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

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