8.2/10
883
3 user 1 critic

Kanojo no omoide (1995)

"Magnetic Rose" is about what happens when a deep space corporate freighter is called upon to investigate a distress signal from what ought to be a derelict space station. The space station... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stink Bomb (1995)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A hapless Japanese man unwittingly transforms himself into a bio-weapon.

Director: Tensai Okamura
Stars: Kayoko Fujii, Michio Hazama, Hideyuki Hori
Animation | Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A day in the life of a young boy living in a country that routinely fires large cannons at an unknown enemy.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Hisao Egawa, Nobuaki Fukuda, Yu Hayashi
Memories (1995)
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"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 »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trilogy of separate stories. In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a girl and her cat enter a strange world. In "Running Man", a racer takes on the ultimate opponent. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man must shut down worker robots.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima
Roujin Z (1991)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Toni Barry, Shinji Ogawa
Short Peace (2013)
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A traveler is confronted by spirits in an abandoned shrine; a story of honor and firefighting in ancient Japan; a white bear defends the royal family from a monstrous red demon; ragtag soldiers battle a robotic force in futuristic Japan.

Directors: Hiroaki Andô, Hajime Katoki, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Midori Yûki, Takeshi Kusao
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya
Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto
Môsô dairinin (TV Series 2004)
Animation | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Yakuza underling is given the assignment to rid an apartment of its tenants within a week. He tries a variety of desperate tactics to no avail. Soon his problems get worse as an evil ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: SABU, Jazz Cutz, Mohammed Abdul Sahib
Suchîmubôi (2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina
Hi no yôjin (2012)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Follows the story of honor and tradition caught between the roaring flames of a village set on fire.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Saori Hayami, Masakazu Morita
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Aoshima (voice)
Ami Hasegawa ... Emily (voice)
Masato Hirano ... Mr. A (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura ... Robot (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe ... Heintz Beckner (voice)
Makoto Ohba ... Voice 1 (voice)
Tetsuo Sakaguchi ... Voice 2 (voice)
Yôko Soumi ... Anna (voice)
Gara Takashima ... Eva (voice)
... Miguel Costrela (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka ... Ivanov (voice)
Edit

Storyline

"Magnetic Rose" is about what happens when a deep space corporate freighter is called upon to investigate a distress signal from what ought to be a derelict space station. The space station is run by the deranged AI imprint of a lovelorn, jaded opera diva, who controls the station's functions, including its life support systems and (to more dramatic effect) its VR holography and supporting nano-technical systems. Written by MyAnimeList.net

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anime | See All (1) »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1995 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Katsuhiro Otomo Presents: Memories  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Memories (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great old school sci-fi
16 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Magnetic Rose has the air of a science fiction classic about it. The plot starts out simple : a space waste collection crew receive a mysterious SOS signal, and set out to attempt a rescue mission. But what they discover exceeds their wildest expectations, and the operation spirals out of control.

The short's ambiance is allegedly inspired by Ridley Scott's Alien, and the story by Katsuhiro Ohtomo is reminiscent of other SF classics when it approaches the psychology of dreams (Solyaris) and the dangers of AI (2001), but it also approaches the subject of virtual reality in a unique and interesting way. This might seem like an odd mish-mash, but in the end it all fits together perfectly.

The thick and menacing ambiance in this short is helped by beautiful, fluid animation of a rare caliber and an excellent soundtrack that deftly combines Madame Butterfly (a story element) with electronic ambiances and its own instrumental score. Once again, Yoko Kanno delivers a masterful composition.

I'm normally not a fan of Japanese animation, but this soars above the anime landscape in terms of quality and attention to detail. In fact, after having re-watched it, it's become a favorite of mine in the realm of SF. Magnetic Rose is published as part of the compilation "Memories", but I preferred to review it by itself.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial