Cats can be very selfish and inconsiderate beings – Nyako and her little brother Nyatta are certainly no exception to the rule. They live their day to day lives with a total disregard for everything, including the lives of the people they interact with. These kittens can't even seem to perform the most mundane of tasks without some innocent bystander losing a limb, or having their guts splattered all over the room. When you throw their alcoholic father and over-bearing, abusive mother into the mix you have a concoction that will surely reach excessively morbid proportions.
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.
Cat Soup and Nekojiru Gekijou are twin for having the same character, same graphics and same weirdness! Both deal with dark and cynical humour. At the first apparence, it seems cute and innocent, but after a lot of blood, cannibalism and all, it appears to be rather dark and gore; not for the faint of heart! Cat Soup has better graphic, better music and a more abstract story; Nekojiru Gekijou is not as well done but is more violent and traumatisant. In conclusion, if you liked one, you should check the other for all the similarities that both series share.
Aside from the very basic fact that both of these anime have cats as their primary protagonists and that they share a very similar style, they also share a mind-warping aspect. Though Nekojiru Gekijou contains more humour, you tend to find yourself thinking 'What the Hell?!' when you watch either of these series, so if you liked that in one, then try the other.
With very similar looking artwork, Cat Soup and Nekojiru Kekijou follow the antics of a pair of kittens.
You will definitely be left questioning what on earth you are watching as pigs are butchered for the young cats to eat as they move through their confusing and slightly psychadelic worlds.
Not the greatest anime shows by a long shot, but I think if you watch one, you should watch the other, if only to chalk it down to experience.
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?
Both shows are somewhat obscure, feature plenty of comedic violence and suffer from poor production values. They also look completely innocent on the surface as they feature somewhat "cute" characters. If you like dark comedies and gore, these two are likely to fit your tastes!
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!
The main reason for suggesting that you watch Gag manga Biyori or Nekojiru Gekijou if you liked the other is because of the WTF? side of both. Gag Manga Biyori is almost completely random, with different scenarios and characters in each episode, whereas Nekojiru Gekijou folows the bizarre adventures of a family of cats. As you watch either of these series, you find yourself staring at the screen going 'What.. on.. earth?!' - they easily take you by surprise each time. Both are shorts, lasting around about 5 minutes each, and as such, they are very fast-paced, so if you liked the random, weird comedy of one, watch the other.
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.
Though Nekojiru Gekijou is way more dark and violent, both that and Kaitou Reinya are shor, face-paced comedies with a wacky sense of humour. If you enjoyed the slapstick and violent nature of one, you may well enjoy the other.
Meet Popee and Kedamono, two very abnormal circus performers that live a very eventful life. Whether they're performing dangerous stunts, dodging alien abductions or being taken over by a body-possessing frog, there's never a dull moment at the circus. Alongside the flamboyant Papi and a special elephant car, Kedamono and Popee will traverse an endless desert in search for an oasis, stab each other with knives for target practice and even blow each other up with bombs – but for poor Kedamono, surviving Popee's homicidal spurts will be difficult to say the least...
Both anime have a lot of violence in it for comedy purpose. While Popee the Performer has a more or less random humor, Nekojiru Gekijou has a darker and more sadistic humor. If you liked one you should watch the other one too.