CANNON FODDER is part of the 1995 produced short compilation MEMORIES by KATSUHIRO OTOMO. the other 2 shorts are MAGNETIC ROSE and STINK BOMB. ‘cannon fodder’ is my favorite, the style of the characters as well as the environment is very unususal. the surrealistic story reminds me of ORWELL’S 1984. it’s a depressing futuristic military world where the only purpose in life is to feed cannons against the invisible enemy. I highly recommend MEMORIES, as well as some others of otomo’s work, like NEO-TOKYO ( 1987 ) and AKIRA ( 1988 ). the long recreated pan below does not exist as such, the original pieces are moving as different levels, overlapping each other, like a multiplane-camera pan.
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