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Memories (also Otomo Katsushiro's Memories) is a 1996 anime based off three manga by artist/director Otomo Katsuhiro. The film is comprised of three episodes: "Magnetic Rose", "Stink Bomb" and "Cannon Fodder". 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is Japanese animation, sometimes referred to in the Western world by the portmanteau Japanimation. ... Rurouni Kenshin manga, volume 1 (English version) Manga (漫画) is the Japanese word for comics; outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... Artist is a subjective term which describes a person creative in, innovative in, or adept at, their endeavors. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋 Ōtomo Katsuhiro) (born April 14, 1954 in Miyagi, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist and anime director. ...

Magnetic Rose

"Magnetic Rose" is about what happens when a deep space corporate freighter is called upon to investigate a distress signal from what, by all rights, is a derelict space station. The space station is run by the deranged AI imprint of a lovelorn, jaded opera diva, who controls the station's functions, including its life support systems and, to more dramatic effect, its VR holography and supporting nano-technical systems. Artificial intelligence (also known as machine intelligence and often abbreviated as AI) is intelligence exhibited by any manufactured (i. ...

Directed by Morimoto Koji. Script by noted anime director Kon Satoshi, from a story by Otomo Katsuhiro. Music by Yoko Kanno. Koji Morimoto (森本晃司 Morimoto Kōji, born December 26th, 1959) is an animator and one of Japans premier anime directors. ... Kon Satoshi (Japanese: 今敏) (b. ... Yoko Kanno (菅野 よう子 Kanno Yōko, born March 19, 1964) Miyagi Prefecture, Japan is a famous composer and keyboardist known for her performances and musical scores in anime titles. ...

Stink Bomb

More comical in tone than "Magnetic Rose", "Stink Bomb" concerns a young man who shows up to work at a bioresearch facility whilst flu-ridden. He takes some pills at a colleague's insistence. The pills he takes, however, are part of a biological weapon program. He soon acquires a deadly (literally) body odor and becomes a walking weapon of mass destruction. The self-defense forces, in scenes reminiscent of the UN's failed attempts to deter Angels in Neon Genesis Evangelion, futilely attempt to keep him from delivering the toxins to Tokyo. The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ... Neon Genesis Evangelion (Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン Shin Seiki Evangerion) is an anime television series, begun in 1995, directed and written by Hideaki Anno, and produced by Gainax. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...

Perhaps noteworthy for its portrayal of a Japanese war room (a scene common in kaiju films) as under the authority of the American occupation. Kaijū (怪獣), literally meaning strange beast or mysterious beast, is a popular Japanese term referring to strange creatures, especially giant monsters as portrayed in Japanese fantasy films (tokusatsu and anime), more precisely termed daikaijū. The similar term kaijin refers to human-like monsters in related genre. ...

Directed by Okamura Tensai. Script by Otomo Katsuhiro.

Cannon Fodder

A walled city perpetually at war, everyone's lives and livelihood depend upon maintaining and firing the cannons, the millions of cannons, from cannons the size of the Seagrams Tower to the cannons the size of a bottle of Seagrams, the entire city is cannons. Cannons take the place of smokestacks, of satellite dishes and TV antennae. The action directly concerns a young boy and his father, who helps load the ballist, but is really about the faceless masses who slave to fuel and maintain this parody of the twentieth century war machine.

Written and directed by Otomo Katsuhiro.

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Memories (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (489 words)
Memories (also Otomo Katsushiro's Memories) is a 1995 anime based on three manga by artist/director Otomo Katsuhiro.
In a walled city perpetually at war, everyone's lives and livelihood depend upon maintaining and firing the cannons: millions of cannons, ranging from cannons the size of the Seagram Tower to cannons the size of a bottle of Seagram's.
During the course of the film, the city is surrounded in fog and the "enemy city" is never shown, leading the viewer to wonder if there really is an enemy at all, or if the walled city is simply firing into the clouds to perpetuate a war that has become its entire means of economy.
Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Tomas Gutierrez Alea: Memories of Underdevelopment (488 words)
Of all the dozens of films produced in Cuba through Castro's insistence on the importance of the cinema, Memories of Underdevelopment is the most sophisticated.
Memories is one of the best films ever made about the sceptical individual's place in the march of history.
Memories was Alea's fifth film, and probably his most famous, though at least three others received international attention.
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