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This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intriguing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.

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Name Role
Hirotsugu KAWASAKI Character Design
Hidekazu OHARA Character Design
Toshiyuki INOUE Character Design
Katsuhiro OTOMO Director
Tensai OKAMURA Director
Satoshi KON Director
Koji MORIMOTO Director
Shigeru WATANABE Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Memories Sianeka 6/10 Jan 27, 2014
Memories miyamoto 8/10 Apr 28, 2010
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Arkada's Top Recs silly 69 Feb 2, 2014
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My favorite animes so far RinoaAeris 90 Nov 30, 2013
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Watch Log of 2010 March, Part 1 Innocency 2 Mar 2, 10
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Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

The dark and brooding Ayakashi is composed of three horror stories: the narration of a young woman named Oiwa who was abandoned and betrayed by the one she truly loved, leading her to curse all who stood in her way; a story of two star-crossed lovers – a human and a forgotten god – and their struggle to have a future together; and the tale of an evil and malicious demon who is haunting and murdering a family for unknown purposes. Though different in animation style and tone, each story shares a similar theme: the darkness of the human heart.

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tasanime

Both Ayakashi and Memories are a selection of three short stories told within their own genres. Both aim to examine these chosen themes through different types of animation for each short story, and are good introductions to either love or malice.

ZenithAstrali

Memories and Ayakashi are both short series of three stories. Although different in setting, style and feeling, both of them are intriguing and can keep you wondering about what's going to happen next.

chii

Each anime has several different stories within their genre. Memories takes on the sci-fi part where Ayakashi takes on horror. Both are sure to please if you are interested in either genre and just wanting to sit down for a quick story that will leave you satisfied.

SadisticTendencies

Both of these Anime embark on a mission to craft several interesting stories within their respective genres (Ayakashi being horror and Memories being Science Fiction). The results are different with some stories being bad and others amazing. The frequent change of emotional tone and visual style can be found in both of these Anime.

Neo Tokyo

Neo Tokyo

Neo-Tokyo (commonly called Manie-Manie Monogatari) is a collection of three sci-fi stories, based on the stories of Taku Mayumura. "Labryinth Labyrithos", "The Running Man", and "Order To Stop Construction" were directed by Taro Rin, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo, respectively. Ranging from an abstract demented clown to malfunctioning robots, each of these short stories are sure to entertain.

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Rar
Manie-Manie and Memories not only share the same format of three unrelated short stories, but are also very similar in feel and content. Each story finds its counterpart in the other set: 'Magnetic Rose' and 'The Running Man' are psychological scifi thrillers; 'Order To Stop Construction' and 'Stink Bomb' both tragicomic, sprawling techno-fantasies; and the rather different, but abstract and experimental animation of 'Labyrinth Labyrinthos' and 'Cannon Fodder'. You're certain to get a great deal from both these animes.
sothis
Both of these are short collection of stories with a sci-fi feel. Indeed, you probably will enjoy at least one part of each of these trilogies, so I highly recommend watching. ^_^. Great animation and feel.
yuujin

Both Memories and Neo Tokyo contain three short movies (which are almost interconnected). Some of them are hard to understand and some of them have no storyline but both anime are fun to watch, and each has a hidden main idea. As there are so many parts I'm sure some of them will please you. Anyways, it's worth watching both anime because the drawing style is unique and really good.

Mladen

Both Memories and Neo Tokyo are a compilation feature of three very different stories, covering a range of animation and storytelling styles, but with a very high quality of production all around.

Planetes

Planetes

In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of the half division. Their job? To gather the garbage and debris that circles the Earth, in order to keep space safe. From broken-down satellites to bolts and nails, there's nothing that the underpaid and underappreciated staff can't salvage. Join Hachimaki, Tanabe, Fee, and the rest of the gang as they risk their lives to keep space clean, and keep their wallets... empty.

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JAhU

Magnetic Rose and Planetes are different, but if you liked the setting and the realistic animation style used in the 1st episode of Memories, you're surely going to like Planetes.

valondar

It's easy to imagine the lackadaiscal, pragmatic working stiffs that inhabit the spacing business in "Magnetic Rose", the first Memories short, to be in the same line of work as the luckless cast of Planetes. Fans of blue collar sci-fi will enjoy both - especially Planetes - and while Magnetic Rose is more about an encounter with an unknown for that crew, the portrayal is similar enough to me to merit a recommendation.

Barth

Both Magnetic Rose (the 1st segment of Memories) and Planetes are about space garbage men in the late 21st century.

Come on you don't get many shows which are focused on this specific subject !

Also both pretty edgy stuff if you ask me.

Robot Carnival

Robot Carnival

This collection is comprised of 7 very different and unique stories. This OVA series preaches of intriquing storylines and fantastic artwork, each from a different artist. Each story has a different interpretation or concept about the one theme upon which this collection revolves: Robots. This interesting anime classic has least one story for everyone.

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Wazoo
Both Robot Carnival and Memories are collections of shorts by various directors based on a common theme (Robots and Memories for each title, respectively). In both titles the directors’ interpretation of the theme ranges from the humorous to the dramatic to the thought-provoking. Because the various sketches are so different, it is hard to unconditionally recommend either of these anime to fans of the other, but if you enjoyed seeing the various interpretations and visual styles directors used in one of these titles, you will find more of the same in the other. Notably, the sketches in Memories are much longer, but lesser in number.
sothis
Robot Carnival and Memories are both a collection of short stories. The plots? Not very similar. Robot Carnival is a collection about.. you guessed it! Robots... while Memories is 3 longer stories which are totally unrelated, but all captivating. If you liked watching a collection, you'll like both of these, since both are FANTASTIC animations.
TheBurningCrow
This is another MASTERPIECE of anime. If you looked at Robot Carnival for it's shere glory and interesting sets, you will like the 3 stories from Memories. They are overwhelmingly well done.

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.

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Rar
Though Millennium Actress consists of a single narrative rather than the three short stories in Memories, the many tales woven into the central one create a similar feel. Also, the first of the stories in Memories is very close in theme and style to Millennium Actress, as it looks back over the career of a former star, and they use the same device of mingling the observers of the story into the action. Though the backdrop of these tales is rather different, the nostalgic and haunting atmosphere is very close, and if you liked one you should certainly try the other.
valondar

Predominantly a rec for the first short of Memories, Magnetic Rose, which was written by Satoshi Kon - who also was behind Millennium Actress. Visions of female artists dominate both works - an opera singer in Magnetic Rose, an actress in Millennium Actress - and in either, the pasts of these artists intrude and affect the present in strange ways.