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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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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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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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Edited from Taiho no Machi (1995) See more »

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An Amazing Vision
18 September 2006 | by buffychikSee 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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