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Memories (Memorîzu) (also Otomo Katsuhiro's Memories) is a 1995 Japanese animated science fiction anthology film with Katsuhiro Otomo as executive producer, and based on three of his manga short stories. The film is composed of three shorts: Magnetic Rose (彼女の想いで, Kanojo no Omoide), directed by Studio 4°C co-founder Kōji Morimoto and written by Satoshi Kon; Stink Bomb (最臭兵器, Saishū-heiki), directed by Tensai Okamura of Darker than Black fame and written by Otomo, and Cannon Fodder (大砲の街, Taihō no Machi), written and directed by Otomo himself.


"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.


Originally, Memories was released straight-to-DVD in the United States in 2004 by Destination Films and Columbia/Tristar Home Entertainment, however, this release as well as a subsequent rerelease in 2017 were sub-only. In 2020, Discotek Media announced that they had licensed the film and were planning to create an English dub. The segments Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder were recorded at Sound Cadence Studios while Magnetic Rose was dubbed at NYAV Post. Discotek released the dub on Blu-Ray on June 29, 2021.


Character Japanese English
Magnetic Rose
Heinz Beckner Tsutomu Isobe Marc Swint
Ivanov Shouzou Iizuka Frank Todaro
Miguel Costrela Kouichi Yamadera Robbie Daymond
Aoshima Shigeru Chiba Derek Stephen Prince
Emily Ami Hasegawa Alexa Careccia
Eva Friedel Gara Takashima Laura Post
Mr. A Masato Hirano Kirk Thornton
Anna Yoko Soumi Martha Harms
Stink Bomb
Nobuo Tanaka Hideyuki Hori Stephen Fu
Oomaeda Ken'ichi Ogata Christopher Guerrero
Kamata Osamu Saka Gianni Matragrano
Grandma Hisako Kyouda Karen Kahler
Nirasaki Michio Hazama Steven Kelly
Sakiko Kayoko Fujii Kira Buckland
General Officer Ryouichi Tanaka Mike Pollock
Cannon Fodder
Boy Yuu Hayashi Jack Britton
Father Keaton Yamada Mike Pollock
Mother Keiko Yamamoto Ellen-Ray Hennessy
Teacher Ryuuji Nakagi Michael Sorich
Loading Operator Nobuaki Fukuda Phillip Sacramento
Commander Hidetoshi Nakamura Ray Hurd

Additional Voices

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Discotek Media 2021 Bluray fontlogo 3.jpg A
United States United States

External Links

  • Memories at the Internet Movie Database
  • Memories (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia