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.
The Cockpit tells three different tales from the second world war, bound together by the madness of war --and airplanes. In the the first tale, a German pilot is forced to choose between his duty and his soul; the second is a tragic tale of a Japanese kamikaze pilot who welcomes death; and finally, the third tale revolves around two Japanese ground troopers in the Philippines who are racing towards an airbase that might already be under enemy control.
Memories and The Cockpit follow the same formula, and focus on the mental stage of the main characters as well as the circumstances they find themselves in.
The difference is that 'The Cockpit' is historic and 'Memories' is sci-fi.
In a technology-inclined future, a young prince of the Abriel family and his lover take a detour on their way home from an interplanetary trading mission to explore the remains of a dead star. The ancient spaceship they find within causes them to look back over the birth of their race, the Ahb, genetically engineered humans designed to travel the vastness of space...
In five beautiful and unique fantasy worlds, five different tales unfold. A young boy worries about his pregnant mother; a mismatched group hunts down a legendary treasure on the Giant’s Isle; and a small village must determine the fate of a giant fallen meteor. These stories and more unwind to a musical backdrop in a world as varied and interesting as the next.
Althought "memories" may have a little more clear story line in it's short animes, but I think you'll like both, "memories" and "genius party beyond", if you love to admire the different styles of artists' drawings in eatch short story. Every short anime is drawn in different style, everyone is special and unique.
In a dystopic city of the future, there has been a rash of killings at the hands of prototype robots. These anomalies from the company Locus Solus are making headlines, and have caught the attention of the cyborg Batou and the crew of the Section 9 special forces. Yet beneath the random violence, a sinister plot is unfolding -- a situation so dangerous that it threatens not only Batou, but innocent humans and cyborgs alike. Can the team of Section 9 unravel the mystery of these murders before they suffer the same fate as the victims?
GitS 2: Innocence shares many similarities with the opening segment in Memories; Magnetic Rose. Both of these involve the protagonist being trapped in a surreal artificial reality. Both are must watch IMO.
From swordsmen to robots, from ancient tribal cultures to civilizations that reach the stars, there is one force that dominates all others: life. From birth to death, and rebirth again, it is life that permeates the soul and opens up to us the mysteries of the universe. Within this tale of the phoenix and those who would be touched by its beauty, we are shown the joys and tragedies that life sometimes hands us, and what we, as humans, must do to survive...
Both of these are a collection of stories (although Memories is much shorter) that are both unique and thought-provoking. Both contain space elements that are unlike anything you've seen before. The thing that makes them both so great is their pace. Neither one wastes any time with unnecessary scenes and moves from one point to another very quickly.
Both also contain action entertaining action scenes when necessary.
The main reason though is because they both have unique and profound plots, that are also similar at times. Like one, watch the other. You'll be happy you did.