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Japanese: めもりい


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 1964
Producers: Mushi Production
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Source: Original
Genre: MysteryMystery
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.061 (scored by 15211,521 users)
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Ranked: #83912
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Popularity: #8650
Members: 2,691
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This is a short, privately produced animated film. While elucidating the mystery and fuzziness as well as merits and demerits of memory in idealizing reality, the story develops into a tale of destruction of human beings, turning the existence of the earth into a memory of the universe. The production, only 5 minutes long, greatly helps expand the viewer's imagination, embodying the enchantment of animation.

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Tezuka, Osamu


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Apr 15, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 5
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Too fast paced. A lot of information covered in a short span. Introduction is a well informing piece of information based upon the subject of memories procedures. Conclusion was based as a joke but i don't think that was the right ending message. For me memories are a vital aspect on life without them it as if we did not live. We could not with draw money from our savings accounts, we would not be able to sleep in a nice bed not knowing where our home is... That is why i find the comical ending disappointing. If it were me read more
Mar 6, 2021
AlanDSouza1 (All reviews)
I think I prefer Tezuka's shorts when they don't verbalize their thoughts and use music and visuals to tell the story he wishes to narrate. For when the narrator does open his mouth to elucidate on the temporal unreliability of memory and the inconsistencies of the human mind storage system, the exploration is pretty surface level and tinged with an objectified view of women that would be widely offensive today.

Memory is clever in short bursts - mostly when it uses the animation to play with double entendres and misidentify objects with the narration to achieve a comical effect - but in terms of substance, the read more

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