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Memories (1995)

Memorîzu (original title)
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"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

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Satoshi Kon (segment), Katsuhiro Ôtomo (mangas) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigeru Chiba ... Aoshima (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Swiveler (voice)
Kayoko Fujii Kayoko Fujii ... Sakiko (voice)
Nobuaki Fukuda ... Chief Shell Handler (voice)
Ami Hasegawa Ami Hasegawa ... Emily (voice)
Isamu Hayashi Isamu Hayashi ... Boy (voice)
Yu Hayashi Yu Hayashi ... The Boy (segment: Cannon Fodder) (voice)
Michio Hazama ... Nirasaki (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Mr. A (voice)
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Nobuo Tanaka (voice)
Hiroaki Ishikawa Hiroaki Ishikawa ... Announcement in Station 1 (voice)
Takkô Ishimori Takkô Ishimori ... Doctor (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura Tomoko Ishimura ... Robot (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe Tsutomu Isobe ... Heinz (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Nobuo's Younger Brother (voice)
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Storyline

"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by one woman's memories. In "Stink Bomb," a young lab assistant accidentally transforms himself into a human biological weapon set on a direct course for Tôkyô. The final episode, "Cannon Fodder," depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unseen enemy. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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In the future, present or imaginary world, Memories reveal themselves, like roses' petals opening.


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Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English | Italian

Release Date:

23 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In "Cannon fodder" the S character is represented by the nazi "Schutzstaffel" (aka SS) division symbol, two S letters in a form of lightning. Notice them when the officer is elevated to the cannon to fire, written on the floor "SStep". See more »

Goofs

In the three tales anthology segment, Cannon Fodder, depicts a city with numerous windows amid very large cannons. Oversized cannons generally blow out window panes. See more »

Quotes

Heinz: Memories... Memories aren't an escape
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References Solaris (1972) See more »

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Beautiful
16 September 2004 | by frankietheflySee all my reviews

This was an amazingly beautiful film, filled with great music that only pushed each scene along wonderfully. I thought this was a great piece of film. I have had the pleasure of showing this to friends that have always looked down on what anime is, and walk away stunned. Some might find these stories slow, but I think if you have any real appreciation of anime, you will find this to be an interesting piece of work. It consists of three stores. Koji Morimoto's "Magnetic Rose", Tensai Okamura's "Stink Bomb", and Katsuhiro Otomo's "Cannon Fodder". I would say that Magnetic rose was perhaps the deepest of these three stores. Offering a beautiful mix of classical music, with a futuristic settings to offer a sense of contrast. Stink Bomb being the more lighthearted of the three. While still maintaining a grim reality, and almost eerie sense of setting, using a more modern day look, and music. Then Cannon Fodder, right from an Orwell idealized future, with the loud sounds, and marches. These movies all offer up something different, and wonderful, while still working there way along a nice line of thought.


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