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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
Duration: 37 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.821 (scored by 19,244 users)
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Ranked: #8292
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From Katsuhiro Otomo, acclaimed creator of Akira, comes an animated masterpiece: three short stories all put together as a series of Memories. Part one is titled Magnetic Rose, a science fiction tale that tells a chilling story of love, loss, and the unwillingness to forget. Part two is titled Stink Bomb, a tongue-in-cheek story of a chemical researcher who is just looking for a way to get rid of his cold... so why is everybody around him dying? Part three is titled Cannon Fodder and is an introspective tale about modern wars and simply following orders. Music conducted by Yoko Kanno, Jun Miyake, Hiroyuki Nagashima, and Takkyu Ishino.

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

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Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Script, Original Creator
Okamura, Tensai

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Jul 19, 2015
Keatle (All reviews)
Memories is an anime movie co-produced by Madhouse Studios and Studio 4°C, and it also was co-directed by Tensai Okamura, Kouji Morimoto and Katsuhiro Otomo. It is a collection of three short movie, each directed by one different director and every one are adaptations of three of Otomo's short stories.

I am going to address every story separately, as I think everything will be clearer this way. I am also going to say my final remarks at the end.

Magnetic Rose:

This is the only short of the three that deserves to be called Memories. The atmosphere is done in an incredible way that always leaves the read more
Dec 1, 2014
Happy-Knight (All reviews)
This movie has three lil movies inside, I'll name them in order of appearance -"Magnetic Rose", "Stink Bomb" and "Cannon Fodder".

The first episode "Magnetic Rose": I felt that it reflected the title pretty well- the theme definitely correlates to memories. This was probably the most impressive in terms of story and art- the only complaint is that this would've been ideal if it was turned into a full-length movie instead of being thrown into a 3 episode movie. But that's just me. The story is basically about two space dudes from the future exploring the interior of what was once home of a famous read more
Apr 1, 2016
MadLane (All reviews)
Memories is a collection of three anime shorts: "Magnetic Rose" directed by Koji Morimoto, "Stink Bomb" by Tensai Okamura and "Cannon Fodder" by Katsuhiro Otomo, and Music by the amazing, outstanding and perfect Yoko Kanno.

Magnetic Rose-

the best of the 3 no doubt about it, this story is all about reality and illusion. Would you want to live in a perfect world, where there is only happiness? Of course you would. But what if this perfect world is nothing but an illusion? That's the question this movie asks.

The movie handles the question very well and doesn't really give an answer, leaving the viewers to read more
May 18, 2015
awerture (All reviews)
"Memories" consist of three entirely different short movies, which, as I'm going to argue, may be not bad individually but as a compilation aren't probably worth anyone's time.

It's not even fully comprehensible why these films ended up bundled together. They are not tied by any single concept. E. g. first two look like adaptation of some short-story of the month from random SF magazine, while the third much more resembles short-film with focus put on visuals (and it's the only one which is actually short). The first movie has significantly more complex plot than second and third - the latter ones explore one idea read more


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