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Lily C.A.T.

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In the distant future, employees of the Syncam Corporation board a spaceship bound for a newly-discovered planet; while the voyage will take twenty years, deep sleep capsules ensure that the occupants age only a single year. Now, that time has passed and the crew awakens, only to discover a frightening partial transmission from headquarters: two of them are not employees – they are criminals. One by one, members of the group soon begin to die for unknown reasons; and what’s worse, the bodies begin to disappear. Now, these men and women must race against the clock to discover the fakes in their midst, find out the reason behind the deaths, and most importantly, stay alive at all costs!

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Yoshitaka AMANO Character Design
Yasuomi UMETSU Character Design
Hisayuki TORIUMI Director
Akira INOUE Music
Isamu SENDA Producer

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Lily C.A.T. Bjoli 5.5/10 Feb 8, 2012
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Roots Search

Roots Search
  • OVA (1 ep x 45 min)
  • 1986

Deep in the recesses of space, onboard a space station, a young woman named Moira is having terrifying dreams of her crewmates' bloody future. As if to prove the premonition, a lone spacecraft later descends upon the station casting a SOS distress call, though only one member of its crew was left alive. The visions begin to come true when Moira and her friends uncover a mysterious alien who can somehow manifest itself into their fears and regrets. With the crew being picked off on by one, and tensions rising, can any of them last long enough to escape?

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neutrino

Both are series about ships in deep space and what happens when something goes horribly awry.  They're both very nostalgic 80s in style (with ample amounts of cheese on the side), but still enjoyable to watch.

chii

Both anime are about how bad things can get in space when you don't have any idea what is attacking you. Both shows are VERY 80's so there's a certain amount of cheese to them. Both have plenty of action and suspence that will keep you guessing what will happen next. I found Roots Search to be very terrible where Lily Cat was at least entertaining in it's terribleness. Check one out if you liked the other.

Bradalee

Both are your usual 80's OVA fare, with terrible animation, a plot that's either terrible or that makes no sense at all, a cheesy soundtrack, and a quite stunning lack of subtlety in every area. 

These "horror" OVA's aren't so much scary as they are plain boring, or completely awful, but if you like your cheesy 80's gore horror then knock yourself out! 

They Were Eleven

They Were Eleven
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 1986

Tada is a young man on the fast track to the Cosmo Academy -- a school which only accepts applicants every three years, and whose entrance rate is under 1%. Having passed all the prior exams, the final test is drawing near: survive for 53 days aboard a derelict spaceship with only 9 other would-be cadets to assist you. But much to the dismay of Tada and his peers, their ship has acquired an eleventh member! Can the crew band together to survive the test? Or will sabotage simply destroy them from within...

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neutrino

The premise of both films are very similar--stuck on a ship without any outside help, with an unknown stowaway on board.  They must band together or die fighting an outside force.  While both are sci-fi pieces from the 80s, Lily C.A.T. is more a mystery-suspense, while They Were 11 is more space opera.  Both contain surprises and revelations that keep the viewer watching until the end.

cerberus38

Both of these animes thrust a crew of different people into a situation where suspicion is rife amongst the crew and someone is an imposter. Following several incidents the remainder of the crew has to try to figure out who is lying and solve their problems before they all die. Both animes have similar settings and tones so if you like one, try the other.

Akira

Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

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.

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KiraRin

There is something about older shows; they seem to have a lot more atmosphere to them and feel very creepy, especially with the fearless use of violence and gore.

Both Akira and Lily C.A.T. have some very dark undertones, giving you plenty to think about after finishing them. The animation may not stand up to some of the newer shows, but I think true anime connoisseurs will see past this and enjoy the two movies for what they are - something very special from the 80's.

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Archetypes Forces

Archetypes Forces
  • OVA (1 ep x 15 min)
  • 2002

It is the year 2124, and the crew of a medical transport ship are carrying dangerous cargo to its destination. The contents, though mostly unknown, are rumored to be viral in nature, and must not be let out under any circumstances. But when a leak occurs, the ship, as well as the crew, is at risk of being destroyed. With only two robotic space suits and limited ammo, can they escape in time, or are their fates sealed?

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chii

Both anime are about how bad things can get in space when you don't have any idea what is attacking you. Archetypes Forces is short and CG where Lily cat is VERY 80's. Both have plenty of action and suspence that will keep you guessing what will happen next. Check one out if you liked the other.