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.
Miyuki, a normal Japanese schoolgirl, wakes up just in time to embark on the most unusual trip she'll ever take: a non stop journey to Wonderland! Along the way she'll meet up with a purrfectly sinful Cheshire Cat, a Chinese take on Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum, the scariest Queen of Hearts you'll ever encounter and a score of other beautiful women as she delves into the rabbit’s hole... in the middle of the sidewalk!
End of Evangelion is an alternate ending to the Evangelion TV series (replaces episodes 25/26). In this powerful conclusion, the final battle against the Angels is fought, and questions are finally answered. The fate of the world lies with Shinji, but how will he act?
Anyone who's seen Cat Soup has to admit that the visuals in this anime are very surreal and disturbing. The same goes for The End of Evangelion. If you like anime with unforgettable and mind-bending visuals, then watch the End of Evangelion.
Neo-Tokyo (commonly called Manie-Manie Monogatari) is a collection of three sci-fi stories, based on the stories of Taku Mayumura. "Labryinth Labyrithos", "The Running Man", and "Order To Stop Construction" were directed by Taro Rin, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo, respectively. Ranging from an abstract demented clown to malfunctioning robots, each of these short stories are sure to entertain.
Although anime like "Neo Tokyo" and "Cat Soup" don't have a clear storyline, these two have something very alike about it. Little cats from "Cat Soup" and a funny cat-like girl with her cat from "Neo Tokyo" (you see, cats dominate everywhere!) travel to some kind of circus and see the amazing, fantastic things that happen in that circus. In "Neo Tokyo" you watch two other short animations in the circus, while in "Cat Soup" you can enjoy watching fantastic animals, amazingly-drawn floods, etc. So they kind of have the same storyline - events in a circus. :)
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...
Two darkly humourous and visually distinct arthouse animes about animals. The Old Crocodile has a more coherent story (and less anthropomorphised animals), but I think generally Cat Soup will appeal to fans of that, and vice-versa. Cat Soup is more disturbing in its imagery, while the Old Crocodile is more disturbing in its story.
Pan-Talon, pilot of the Panda-Z mecha, lives a colorful life. He engages in skirmishes against Skull Panda and the evil Warunimal army, plays Old Maid with his buddies, and consumes meals made out of batteries (for what else would a robot eat?). Meanwhile, at the enemy HQ, the Warunimal captains are more interested in finding out what their leader looks like under his cape than they are about devising evil plots. Through a variety of situations the forces collide, with both sides suffering design faults and neither taking the fighting seriously!
Both Panda-Z and Cat Soup deal with animals doing crazy, improbable, hilarious things. Though Panda-Z often makes a bit more sense with its 3-minute self-contained episodes, that's not always the case.