Cat Soup

Alt titles: Nekojiru-sou

OVA (1 ep x 33 min)
3.523 out of 5 from 3,876 votes
Rank #1,830

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.

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Dec 30, 2004
Score: 9.5/10

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Cat Soup is a bizarre and abstract look at the lives of two young kittens, as they peruse the land of the dead. Then again, knowing that information is hard to discern from watching it once, and odds are, had you not read any review or description, you may have not picked up that fact at all. There is no dialogue in Cat Soup, except random noises used for the characters talking with occasional... read more

ShionSonozaki's avatar by ShionSonozaki on Jul 29, 2013
Score: 9/10

I've always said there are two ways to do allegories. One is to do it as subtly as possible so as to let the story and characters take the reigns over the symbolism and subtext, meaning you'll need to catch fine details spawned by several re-watches (examples I can think of include Wolf's Rain, Haibane Renmei and Kino's journey) in order to fully grasp what the series truly means. The other way is to completely... read more

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