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.
His father thinks he’s a failure, his students think he’s eccentric yet magnificent, and the impoverished farmers of his town think he’s an insufferably idealistic spoiled rich boy. Before renowned Showa-era poet and author Kenji Miyazawa became famous, he lived in a small town, struggling with personal philosophies that no one around him understands, and writing novels without resorting to selling out.
A cat travels through his life to find a meaning a true path of his. That's what these both anime are about. Both anime contains cat'like characters who are more like humans, with feelings, fantasy and even, in Chaos and Spring, with ability to write poems. Cat Soup remembers me one of the poems by Kenji Miyazawa, full of fantasy and crazyness.
Spring and Chaos is more subdued, slow-paced, and thought-provoking than Cat Soup, but both are about anthropomorphized cats and feature surreal and occasionally disturbing imagery.
Kuma is a typical friendly sentient stuffed bear -- that is, until he gets angry and transforms into Super Kuma-san, protector of all that is good and pure! With a homicidal doll on the loose, Kuma-san is up to his paws in trouble. Can he stop the carved beauty before it's too late?
Cat Soup and Super Kuma-san are two really, really messed up one episode OVAs with the perfect combination of cuteness and creepiness to make for a hilariously wicked watch! Both are HIGHLY recommended from me.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Afro-ken! He can blend into a flock of sheep, be a makeshift tree in an orchard, act as a stunt double for beer foam, and even replace the clouds in the sky; all without ever saying a word! Watch Afro-ken as he skips through the streets of Japan, bounds through fields of cotton candy, and fends off caveman attackers in ancient times; all without breaking a sweat! But can he manage to avoid being struck by lightning yet again?
Both of these anime are very very......... strange I suppose would be one way to put it. Afro-ken is more about MC Afro-kens life and friends where as Cat Soup has something more like a adventure story. The characters never actually speak in both anime, although in Afro-ken there is a narrator. If you're into things which are absolutely crazy in what you're seeing based on human thinking and logic then you will like both of these. So if you like one you'll probobly like the other as well.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.