Two young boys were running late to get to a bus stop one day; and upon their arrival, they discovered a black book that had been left behind. Instead of the usual words inside, opening the book uncovers a world of wonder. A lone tower filled with books stands alone; a giant man-eating fish roams the stormy seas; and a ship sails amidst the waves. This isn’t just another ordinary book!
After a miserly man consumes a batch of freshly-fallen cherries (seeds included), he finds himself in a hairy and unfortunate situation - a small cherry tree has sprouted from his balding forehead! With his mountain-like head becoming a tourist attraction, what's a miser to do?
At first glance, the animation in both Atama Yama and Bavel no Hon will seem remarkably similar; this is because the same person, Koji Yamamura, is at the helm of both titles. Each is a short look into a bizarre situation with even more bizarre results.
Well, both these animes are quite abstract (although i don't like this definition - something becomes abstract when you can't understand it, and that's purely subjective), and both deal with the concept of a "world inside a world" - a metaphysical concept which proclaims that we can never know if the life we live is real, or is it part of something(be it a book or a head).
Both animes are remarkably similar. One of the reasons is for sure this that the same person created them. They both are abstract and present an illusionary, yet attractive vision of world.
Cat Soup is an extremely abstract, abnormal, and at times, disturbing adventure, from the director of Nadesico. This 30 minute OVA follows two kittens through what seems to be the underworld, as they search for one of their lost souls. Along the way, they encounter new (edible) friends, scary situations, and even the end of the world! Will these felines manage to return unscathed? Or more importantly, avoid becoming the main course for dinner? Confusion abounds in this quirky OVA.
well, once you watch oth anime's it's kinda clear they fit together.
Buth have a pecuiliar art style, both are half-abstract.
There's more, but it's something you just can't put your finger on it.
Cat Soup is a bizarre and surreal look into the nightmarish adventures of two young cats; it's morbid and completely messed up. Bavel no Hon is much shorter and less dark, but still is surreal and bizarre at its core.
Both series share a unique design and characters that are thrown into the midst of a very strange adventure.
Two boys (or two cats) are in a weird world, trying search something, survive and get out. Sound interesting? Well, if you're not afraid to watch some not-so-plot-centered titles of quite unique animation styles, Cat Soup and Bavel no Hon might be for you.
One dark and blustery night, a lone doctor is called to a village ten miles away in order to help with a sick patient. Quickly losing his servant to ill-intentioned hands and whisked away upon frightening horses, the doctor meets his young and ailing patient under the scrutinizing eyes of his family. It is here that the doctor will try to discover the root of the boy’s illness and also try to make some sense out of his own psyche.
In the town of Cahmphon, an experiment of Dr. Franken's goes terribly wrong, creating a monster called Noiseman. Under heavy oppression, a group of young people rebel against this creation, to save the town, and the sound from being literally vacuumed away.
Once upon a time, there was an old crocodile who had lived long enough to see the building of the pyramids. Plagued with rheumatism, the old crocodile could no longer catch his food; and so he did the next best thing: he ate one of his relatives. After failing to kill him, the rest of the crocodile family called a meeting to discuss what to do next - but the old crocodile, in the midst of things, slipped away unnoticed. He then met a kind octopus who fetched him food and stayed as his companion; but unfortunately, the old crocodile could not fight his instincts, and slowly began to devour her legs - one each evening...