Memory of Red

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2004
Producers: Imagica West
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.411 (scored by 454454 users)
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Ranked: #124962
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Popularity: #12189
Members: 824
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A short animation by Nobuhiro Aihara.


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Aug 16, 2015
Farhana_Luba (All reviews)
I just came across this, and now my head hurts.
Yes, there's this great story behind the short movie.

"This was made for the memory of a soldier nicknamed red who served in a unit code-name dragonfly, he sacrficed himself by jumping on top of a mine that was about to go off to save his comrades. The appearance of the dragonfly is the unit and the flow of red represents their hardship and experience together and it fades away for it will never be the same unit again without him. The soundtrack is the music he would play with his wooden 3-string little guitar before going read more
Feb 26, 2017
tomateunmate (All reviews)
Whenever you find something abstract in MAL you can bet it will have a <5 score and people accusing it to be too art for their understanding. Another review has the backstory behind this, and even with a super low score then recognize it is a good concept, because it is.

Instead of getting mad for feeling like someone is trying to show off or be deep, just enjoy what it is, there isn't more than that. It's not really that hard to get that you should just take what you want instead of being offended by your own insecurities.

I really liked this, I think if read more
Jan 6, 2017
Shadonic00 (All reviews)
I'm sure this was just way too deep for me, so deep that I will never be able to fully understand it even when I become old and if possible wise.

I'm sorry that I cant properly explain how great this is, I am simply unable to properly grasp all that this beautiful piece of art is attempting to show us, someone with a bigger intellect can probably do it though. Guess it's back to the drawing board for me. Maybe if I go back to reading more literature I will one day be able to understand the magnificence of this piece of art, one read more
Jun 30, 2016
DoujinShinji (All reviews)
I will now describe what I got out of this short animation: someone drawing solely with the color red as someone else sits by them, playing with a rubber band while being obnoxiously loud about it.

As of writing this review I am only the second one who has written one for this short, and looking at the other one we can get the context of what the actual purpose of this animation is.
Regardless of this context, I am looking at this short purely from an entertainment stand-point, and as far as I can go with that is... things on screen occasionally change, yet nothing is read more

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