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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: 7.721 (scored by 4815148,151 users)
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Ranked: #11722
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Popularity: #1668
Members: 134,476
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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.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Masao
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Producer, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"In Yer Memory" by Takkyuu Ishino


Jul 19, 2015
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 ...
Apr 1, 2016
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 ...
May 18, 2015
Mixed Feelings
"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 ...

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