This little anime, or really, 3 anime's can now be had in some bargain basements.
It did'nt get a lot of attention when it appeared, and is a strange mix.
There are three 30+min films on the disc, all very different from each other.
Magnetic Rose: Based on a manga short by Otomo, two space travellers following a distress signal are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. (Directed by Koji Morimoto)
Stink Bomb: A young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. (Directed by Tensai Okamura)
Cannon Fodder: A day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown ememy. (Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo)
Magnetic Rose has some genuinly creepy moments in it, but by the end I was loosing interest in who lived and who died. The revelation at the end was also a real non event as I had taken it for granted that it had happened anyway.
Stink Bomb was very good, and had a lot of humour in it, which does'nt usually translate very well to the west, but in this it did. I really would have liked to see more of just how they planned to stop this biological nerd.
Cannon Fodder had a very different feel to it and a very different animation style as well. The story, though I felt, had been written for just one line at the end when the little boy asks his Dad who they're firing at. The reply comes, "when your older, you'll understand".
All in all for the price this can be had for a good buy. Could easily be watched again, as most anime's can, especially if they are subtitled, as you now have a gist of the story and can sit back and enjoy the artwork more.