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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: 7.781 (scored by 24,144 users)
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Ranked: #9482
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All told in hindsight, three seemingly unrelated tales intertwine to paint a more complete picture.

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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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
Oct 22, 2017
AndoCommando (All reviews)
Memories is a 1995 animated anthology film series composed of three unrelated sci-fi stories, focusing on the individual themes of each story than a core theme throughout. However, they do all share a technical and inspired approach to their visual style, boasting some of the most spectacular animation Japan had ever created for its time. All three shorts were based on stories written by Katsuhiro Otomo, known for creating the visual spectacle that is Akira, and here he serves as producer and the director for the last episode, working with some of the industry’s biggest names to deliver arguably the greatest anthology series in all 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


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