This is an excellent series, the 3 stories are all intriguing, extremely well produced, and each meaningful and enjoyable in its own way.
The first story, Magnetic Rose, after repeated viewing, has become my favourite of the 3. It is beautifully presented, entrancing, and rich with symbolism. Imagine a mysterious SOS call in space transmitted as an Aria(Madame Butterfly) originating from a region known as Sargasso.
Another interesting note about this story is its 'Japanised' European setting, which is so typical of many of the Japanese Manga, grand with ostentatious gowns, decors, and furnishings.
The second story, Stink Bomb, is a hilarious parody of the singleminded, doggedness of a typical Japanese 'salary man'. Very cleverly done too.
The third story, Cannon Fodder, features a grim world of warfare and missiles. Every character in this story is grim and ugly from the environment. The teaching of warfare in school, and the little boy's enthusiastism about war, are reminiscent of the militarism in Japan leading to WW2.
This is certainly a great collection that can be watched again and again, and enjoyed even more at each subsequent viewing!