The Memories animé, one of the most poetic animated films ever created has recently enjoyed a much delayed U.S. DVD release.
U.S. DVD release official site synopsis:
“Created by celebrated animé master Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Roujin Z), MEMORIES consists of three dazzling stories, each delivered with its own astonishing style. “Magnetic Rose,” directed by Koji Morimoto (Animatrix) based on a manga short by Otomo, concerns two space travelers following a distress signal drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman’s memories. In director Tensai Okamura’s (Wolf’s Rain) “Stink Bomb,” a young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. Otomo’s own “Cannon Fodder” depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy.”
Interviews Katuhiro Otomo, Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura
Pilot Films for Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb, and Cannon Fodder