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Synonyms: Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb, Cannon Fodder
Japanese: MEMORIES(メモリーズ)


Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 1995
Studios: Madhouse, Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, PsychologicalPsychological, SpaceSpace
Duration: 37 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.711 (scored by 4550745,507 users)
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Ranked: #11422
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Popularity: #1669
Members: 127,566
Favorites: 714

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Memories is a compilation of three standalone short films encompassing different genres.

Magnetic Rose
In the far reaches of space, after tracing a distress signal to a large abandoned space station, a pair of engineers—Heintz Beckner and Miguel Costrela—find a derelict mansion and decide to explore on foot. Their investigation reveals a dark secret surrounding the fate of Eva Friedel, a renowned opera singer with a tragic history. Hallucinations soon begin to plague them, and they must fight to retain their sanity in order to escape the station alive.

Stink Bomb
Hapless lab technician Nobuo Tanaka consumes some pills at his laboratory to cure a cold. Unknown to him, however, the pills are actually experimental drugs that enhance his flatulence to a lethal degree. As the toxic gas escaping him kills everyone in his vicinity, he is ordered by his superiors to retreat to the company headquarters in Tokyo. The journey to the city is made all the more arduous as Nobuo struggles with his deadly odor while the police, military, and foreign adversaries are hot on his trail.

Cannon Fodder
In a fortress city filled to the brim with cannons, a young boy wishes to surpass his father by becoming a revered artillery officer. Despite no proof of an enemy nation, he cannot resist the urge to partake in the daily bombardment routines organized by the city. Whether at school or just before bedtime, he only dreams of someday firing a cannon for the sake of his homeland.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Winner of the 1995 Oofuji Noburou Award at the Mainichi Film Awards.

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Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Producer, Key Animation
Watanabe, Shigeru
Inoue, Hiroaki
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator, Original Character Design, Executive Producer, Art Director, Planning


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Jul 24, 2023
I didn't see much compilation in animes, but I really liked this one because of the cinematography, stories and soundtracks.

"Magnetic Rose" was a very special and wonderful start for Memories.I liked the idea of this episode, especially showing us this path of fame to nothing and getting lost in life was beautiful. And this episode does have one of the best soundtracks that I have ever heard in animes. 9/10

"Stink bomb" was a very good idea in the first place, but I really didn't understand the point of being in this compilation. It was fun, if I want to be honest, but it wasn't my ...
Mar 7, 2023

Ohtomo Katsuhiro is mostly known for his work on the legendary anime movie "Akira". But if you go deeper and look into his history as a writer and storyteller, you´ll find out that there is so much more to him than just that. "Memories" is certainly one of the more special entries in his filmography. It contains in it 3 short storys that are all between 20 and 45 minutes long, meaning that you can basically finish the series in about 2 hours. These stories are "Magnetic Rose" , "Stink Bomb" and "Canon Fodder". This review will be structured differently than ...
Jul 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The first short's the best, the second's the most fun, and the third one's just boring. As any anthology, it's a very mixed bag.

It's an incredibly animated work, starting with a space adventure, with a cosmic tone of slight horror. Beautifully animated, interesting story, but not that entertaining. It explores grief with the likes of futuristic technology, and it's pretty good at showing the mysteries of how the future can entail personal pain. It's the best, no doubt, but even then, I didn't find it that memorable. 7/10.

Even if the second one doesn't try to explore an important theme, or something with a higher ...

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