Taishou is the dedicated owner and chef of a small ramen shop in Tokyo – and he's also… a cat?! Though enthusiastic to run the best possible eatery, the feline's cooking skills leave much to be desired – a fact that Tanaka-san, Taishou's most frequent customer, experiences on a regular basis. With part time helpers such as a kleptomaniac bum, and schemes to bring in business such as serving a restaurant critic gourmet food instead of the usual swill, Taishou's ramen shop is never a dull place to patronize or work at!
Every town needs a hero. Unfortunately for the human residents of Dark City, theirs is a stray cat. Swooping from roof to roof, its first thought is always of food or being able to catch an elusive mouse – saving the day is just a fortunate side effect. From rescuing lost children to putting a stop to careless littering, Dark Cat finds himself caught up in numerous problems – though caring about none of them. As his name spreads, he finds himself the center of attention as reporters desperately try to snap the unlikely hero. Cheeky and mischievous, this feline favorite wants to protect his kind; but can this renegade kitty stay out of the clutches of a mayor determined to rid the city of strays?
Both anime are about cats causing mischief for the town they live in. Both have interesting animation from the norm and have short episode lengths. Both are cute comedies that are sure to get a giggle or 2 out of you. I found Neko Rahmen to be WAY more hilarious. Check out one if you liked the other.
Both Ankoku Cat and Neko Rahmen are short animations that focus on the lives of an odd cat who has a habit of causing mischief. Both are fairly comedic, particularly when it comes to the reactions human have to the felines' antics.
The battle between good and evil wages on in the town of Kawasaki! Sunred, a sarcastic, cranky hero often battles the forces of Florsheim, an evil organization out to achieve world domination! But for General Vamp and the rest of the Florsheim gang, attaining such a goal won’t be easy. Between helping Sunred move, deciding how to throw out a used frying pan, disputing over stolen ramen and recruiting new members, there’s never a quiet moment in Kawasaki!
Neko Rahmen and Tentai Senshi Sunred take unexpected and inhuman characters (be it a cat, superheroes, or monsters) and put them in everyday situations. None of the other characters find this odd, and life continues as normal. Both are short enough so that the main "joke" doesn't have time to get old. If you like finding humor in the mundane, you will probably enjoy both of these series.
Both Neko Rahmen and Tentai Senshi Sunred place characters in unexpected situations to humourous effect. If you enjoyed the wacky comedy and general tone of one then you may want to check out the other.
A lot can happen in a minute. Aliens can begin their invasion of Earth, only to be thwarted at the first step; cats can plot their revenge on their careless owners; and children can frolic in the fields with a giant robot. Ever wondered what the average day in the life of an animator is like? Or can a small pellet-spitting alien distract a young boy while he reads manga, in order to escape from his room? And will the machine that a small boy and his pet built allow him to steal a kiss from a girl? From following a group of young women recovering from heartbreak, to the owner of a music store who views his customers as little more than cash on legs, still “the clock ticks on and on in 60-second cycles.”
Ani*Kuri15 and Neko Rahmen have similar purposes: each episode is animated by a different animator with a different vision/artistic style. These animators had to work around tight restrictions (a pre-determined concept in Neko Rahmen and a criminally short time limit in Ani*Kuri15), but the results are fascinating, nonetheless.
Both are really short, and easily finished whenever you have a tiny bit of free time.
What do you do when the Emperor of Japan has been replaced with... an alien from Planet Octopus?! From intense motorcycle races to crazy machine inventors from Holland, from sea voyages to battles about emo trading cards, there's never a dull moment in the life of the bizarre. Join an eclectic cast as they are visited by a Ramen Fairy, are reincarnated over and over, solve cases like detective pros, and overall have a laughably ridiculous time!
If you liked the fast-paced and wacky nature of the comedy in either Gag Manga Biyori or Neko Rahmen then you may want to try the other. Both have a similar feel to them, and since both series are short, they are easy to slot in whenever you have a spare few minutes.
Reinya is an ordinary convenience store clerk – by day that is; but at night she becomes the notorious thief, Kaitou Reinya. From her secret underground base, the young robber spends her time freely alongside her accomplice, Chutaro, as she plans her next great heist or simply watches her favourite soap opera. No matter what the loot, as long as it’s gold and catches her eye, then Reinya will steal it and claim it for her own, all while avoiding the semi-watchful eyes of the Oedo Police Department.
Both anime are about cats or cat like people causing mischief for the town they live in. Both have interesting animation from the norm and have short episode lengths. Both are cute comedies that are sure to get a giggle or 2 out of you. I found Neko Rahmen to be WAY more hilarious. Check out one if you liked the other.