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Cat Soup

Alt titles: Nekojiru-sou

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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Nekojiru Gekijou TV 1999 TBD

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Nekojiru Udon 1990 TBD
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Tatsuo SATO Director
Nekojiru Original Anime Creator
Yuji MATSUKURA Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

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Cat Soup sothis 9.5/10 Dec 30, 2004
Nekojiru-sou sothis 9.5/10 Dec 30, 2004

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Cat Soup ShionSonozaki 9.5/10 Jul 29, 2013
Nekojiru-sou ShionSonozaki 9.5/10 Jul 29, 2013
Cat Soup Kinnara 10/10 Jan 16, 2012
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The Midnight Parasites

The Midnight Parasites
  • Movie (1 ep x 10 min)
  • 1972

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LadyPsychic

Both anime are short and abstract.  They both have bizzare visuals (which are probably some form of sybolism).  Cat soup is the better of the two, but if you like wierd and abstract anime then you should check both of them out.

The TV Show

The TV Show
  • Music Video (1 ep x 3 min)
  • 2009

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Kinnara

What is real? Why, where and when is it real? These are the questions both Cat Soup and The TV Show ask. With these you will never know what you are seeing until they show you the next scene that you will not understand until you see the next one that you will not understand... The overall feeling is therefore very similar.

If you liked one, give the other a try, you'll thank me later.

Tobira o Akete (1995)

Tobira o Akete (1995)
  • OVA (1 ep x 11 min)
  • 1995

Nonoko is a little girl who is about to go to sleep, until she spots a spirit, who has longed for Nonoko to notice him, in the shadows beyond her open door. Nonoko follows this spirit into a beautiful dreamy world filled with many colors. Flying through the air she encounters many different things from birds, to flowers, to a couple of odd looking fish, in a world that she must somehow revive all by herself.

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AirCommodore

Cat Soup and Tobira o Akete don't have a lot of dialogue, or a lot of plot for that matter, but they make up for that with oodles of atmosphere. Each is more like the staff's showing off the inventive world they created, which is as cute and cartoony as it is bizarre and surreal. Cat Soup is rather darker, though.

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers
  • Movie (1 ep x 92 min)
  • 2003

On a chilly December evening, Hana, a transvestite, Misaki, a teenage runaway, and Gin, a retired bike racer, found little Kiyoko in the trash. For three homeless people, finding an abandoned baby might not have been the best of luck, but with good intentions and two cents to chip in, the trio set out to find the parents of the child. But locating the mother will not be an easy task, and all they have to go on is a small key...

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AverageShinigami

Cat Soup and Tokyo Godfathers are filled with black humour and quirky attitude, but both also go beyond strange comedy. The shared central themes of the pair, including the importance of love and family, provide for a beautiful and touching experience.

Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki

Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki
  • Movie (1 ep x 11 min)
  • 1933

Under the pale glow of a full moon, the night air is filled with spirits and magic -- mere humans would do well to stay at home on nights like these. If you happen to be a shapeshifting fox, however, the time is ripe for a exploring a run down temple nearby, no matter how ghastly its appearance may be. As it happens, sometimes appearances are not deceiving: the temple is haunted by a mischevious tanuki who does his damnedest to scare the intruder away! A fierce battle of wits between the mythical creatures starts. The tanuki seems to know every trick in the book, but the fox has been around the block a few times too...

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yuujin

First of all in both animes acts a creature what should be a cat :) next I think these two animes are really alike by those unfinishing transformations ogf the characters and their suroundings. And at last both Cat Soup and Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki gives a lot to think about.