Yes, Katsuhiro Otomo (the writer and director of the Akira, and overseer of Spriggan) had a hand in all three segments of Memories and directed one of them, so I'm not sure how much you would like it.I just checked out a blurb on Memories, and it mentions that it's done by the creator of Akira, which makes me a little weary to want to watch it, because I saw a movie like Akira called Spriggan, and it was totally not my thing. But to each thier own. It might be totally different than Akira and Spriggan, but, eh, It's really hard to say, I'd have to see a trailer or something probably.
However, I've noticed a lot of people generally enjoy the first segment, "Magnetic Rose", a story about a group of space workers (think Ridley Scott's "Alien") investigating a mysterious run-down space station only to be caught up in a somewhat horrifying love-story dealing with an opera house (scripted by Satoshi Kon of Perfect Blue fame), though, even when they don't care much for the rest of the anthology.
Again, Katsuhiro Otomo writes and directs a segment of Neo-Tokyo (the third segment, "Construction Cancellation Order"), so I'm not sure how much you would like it either. The first (and also last) segment, "Labyrinth Labyrinthos", is directed by Rintaro (Metropolis, Dagger of Kamui), which uses a very unique animation style to create a sort of prologue and epilogue for the other two segments. The story takes a backseat to the visuals, but it basically involves a young girl following her cat "Cicerone" into a strange world involving a clown and circus. The second segment ("The Running Man"), directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Wicked City) is another pure-visual type deal, focusing on a "Death Race" driver who can't stop racing until, well, you get the idea. Otomo's story, "Construction Cancellation Order", is actually the most conventional of the three, but still interesting, dealing with a man sent to halt the progress of a construction site. Unfortunately for him, the robot overseer of the construction has other ideas.I also looked up Neo-Tokyo, and it didn't say much about it, other than it's 3 short anime films in one. So maybe you can tell us more about it?
Yes, nine different stories dealing with robots in some form or fashion. Some stories are quite typical of a genre (there is a shoujo type love-story, and also a very shonen action-orientated segment), but others are less conventional. Many segments are silent speaking-wise (such as "Franken's Gears" and "Cloud"), while some have sparse dialogue ("Foreigner Invasion"). "Presence", a stand out, has a good amount of speaking lines though.I looked up Robot Carnival and it sounds like it might be okay. I found that it's about creations of robots and things according to this little blip. So it might be interesting to see. I think I might wanna check it out.
Yes, The Cockpit is indeed about war.The cockpit sounds like it's about war, and pilots, and that's really not my thing honestly. But everyone likes different things. So anyone who likes war and things about pilots might wanna check it out.
Edit: What kind of anime do you enjoy (for the most part, it could be a big-name anime or whatnot)? If I had a couple examples, I might be able to recommend some lesser-known anime that would fit your criteria. I notice you mention Shadow Skill in your first post. I have seen the first few episodes of it (I need to finish it, but I always forget) and enjoyed it. I especially like the Shadow Skill TV series opening song. I always get the tune stuck in my head.