Memories - Recommendations

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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 Rintarou, 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 Rar says...

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 sothis says...

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 yuujin says...

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 Mladen says...

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.

animekid95 animekid95 says...

So the thing about of these anime titles they are both a collection of short films that are directed by the different anime directors especially Neo Tokyo and memories.

Jon113 Jon113 says...

Because they are both sci fi collections, anime collections that revolve around sci fi stories. 

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 Wazoo says...

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 sothis says...

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.

VRDave VRDave says...

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.

animekid95 animekid95 says...

So the thing about both Robot Carnival and Memories is that the director of Akira Katsuhiro Otomo has did anime anthology films such as Neo Tokyo and Short Peace is that both Memories and Robot Carnival are those kind of anime titles that has a collection of short films directed by different anime directors in general.

RubelliteFae RubelliteFae says...

Both are anthologies and thus highlight multiple creators.Memories is newer and this is obvious from the higher quality of its various styles of animation, But, the style and lack of dialogue in Memories 3rd installment "Cannon Fodder" is especially reminiscent of Robot Carnival's first two shorts (opening sequence and Franken's Gear). One will also notice some parallels with Memories' "Magnetic Rose" and one of Robot Carnival's shorts.Between the two Robot Carnival definitely has the slower pacing and I felt bored at times, for example, during famed animator Mao Ramudo's (マオ・ラムド, aka Manabu Oohashi) Cloud. While the tone of both is serious overall, both include comedies as well: Memories with "Stink Bomb" and Robot Carnival's "Strange Tales of Meji (Era) Machine Culture: The Westerner's Invasion." Interestingly both frame supposedly capable Westernera as ultimately inept.In the end, despite their similarities I rate Robot Carnival ★★☆☆☆ (2/5) and Memories ★★★★½ (4½/5).

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 tasanime says...

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 ZenithAstrali says...

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 chii says...

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 SadisticTendencies says...

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.

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

When popular pop idol Mima decided to retire from her group, Cham, and become an actress, she had no idea that one person's obsession would soon spiral out of control. With death threats, letter bombs and a forged website which details her every move, Mima finds herself slowly becoming trapped in a nightmare she can't seem to escape. With murders piling up and her mental state slowly degrading, can she discover who the culprit is, before she becomes the next victim?

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

If you like the first ep of Memories you'll probably like Perfect Blue (and th eother way around). Though while Perfect Blue plays in real time, the first ep of memories plays in the future.

bshegg bshegg says...

The director of Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon, wrote the screenplay for Memories. Both films are similarly deep-thinking and imagery-rich films.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

Satoshi Kon was involved with both Perfect Blue and Memories, and both anime feature his world-blurring storytelling techniques, where it becomes hard to distinguish between reality and imagination. Kon was the scriptwriter and art director for the first story of Memories, Magnetic Rose, which features the lost dream reality of a once-famous singer, where two future adventurers lose themselves.  If you enjoyed experiencing the reality of delusion presented in Magnetic Rose, Perfect Blue, directed by Kon, offers a full movie of the same. A young aspiring actress becomes tangled in a web of intrigue where her real life situation and her on-screen acting world mix and mingle to the point where both protagonist and viewer cannot easily determine which is which.

Although Kon was not involved in Stink Bomb or Cannon Fodder, the other two stories presented in Memories, they also present themes of reality distorted, where the main character's life has been altered by forces beyond their control.

If you liked Memories, especially if you enjoyed the first story Magnetic Rose, I think you'd really enjoy the mind-bending plot of Perfect Blue.

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 JAhU says...

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 valondar says...

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 Barth says...

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.

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

Shiro Lhadatt wanted to fly jets for the Kingdom of Honneamise's Air Force when he was young, but unfortunately he didn't get the grades he needed; instead, he enlisted in the Space Force, a tiny embryonic unit that most people haven't even heard of. Embittered and disillusioned about his lot in life, Shiro takes no interest in his training - that is, until he meets and gets to know a young woman preaching God's word on the city streets. After one inspiring conversation with her, Shiro promptly sees the light; he finds his passion for flight reinvigorated and immediately volunteers to be the pilot for his unit's first space warship! Reaching that new frontier is all well and good but Shiro still faces some major obstacles: even if launching the first space warship becomes reality, not everyone will be happy to see the Space Force succeed. Suddenly, Shiro has to grapple with the complex, far-ranging consequences of his very personal decision.

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VRDave VRDave says...

A great animated work by 3 different artists that tells 3 different stories, but the elements in the first and 3rd episodes of this ova remind me of Wings of Honnaemise for some reason. Definately a good watch... if you can get your hands on a copy of it.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Memories and Wings of Honneamise both tell a tale of multiple stories that have the same type of theme almost in a dream like state.

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

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 Rar says...

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 valondar says...

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.

Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent

In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?

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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

Bouth are episodeic anime directed by the same persion and bouth have simmiler animation and great thems of phycology

Diachy Diachy says...

Both Memories and Paranoia Agent are thought provoking Psychological works of Satoshi Kon. They have a great link with the mysteries and ambiguity of the human psyche. While there may be dihherences in the way they show the underlying messages they are still relativley the same. This can be said about all Satoshi Kon's works however. If you like one I truly don't see how you could not like the other. This is the most different of Satoshi Kons works. it is a a collection of three stories. I found the first story based in space to be the most thought provoking. So even if you don't like the final two stories, which I am sure you will, you'll still (more than likely) love the first of the three.

Last Exile

Last Exile

In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

If you liked the third and last ep of Memories, but if you are looking for more, check out Last Exile. Both play in the industrial age, but while Memories is quite unclear, you;'ll get alot better idea what's happening in Last Exile. If you liked the Last Exile and are looking for something deeper, though shorter, check out the third ep of Memories.

Sol Bianca: The Legacy

Sol Bianca: The Legacy

Thousands of years into the future, mankind has colonized other planets across the galaxy and completely forgotten about Earth. On one part of the galaxy, the female space pirates and their colossal starship Sol Bianca get a surprise when a young girl named May stows away on board the ship. The crew then embarks on a journey to Earth to find the whereabouts of May's parents and discover the secrets of the lost planet.

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sothis sothis says...

If you liked Magnetic Rose (the first of 3 parts of Memories), I think you'll like Sol Bianca. Same type of music, same feel to it (eerie/creepy, yet beautiful)... Sol Bianca is just amazing all around.