Cat Soup

Alt title: Nekojiru-sou

OVA (1 ep x 33 min)
3.513 of 5 from 4,084 votes
Rank #1,992

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

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

pdraven's avatar by pdraven on Nov 30, 2015
Score 6/10

Not sure how to rate this (tried giving it a "?" for a score, but the site wouldn't let me). Oddly compelling work. Reminded me of so many things (Dali, What Dreams May Come with cats, Tim Burton, David Lynch, Doom Generation, the -qatsi films by Godfrey Reggio with Philip Glass music), but still maintaned a sense of originality. Often beautiful backgrounds, strange companions and bizarre... read more

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