In the town of Cahmphon, an experiment of Dr. Franken's goes terribly wrong, creating a monster called Noiseman. Under heavy oppression, a group of young people rebel against this creation, to save the town, and the sound from being literally vacuumed away.
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 Noiseman Sound Insect are weird, psychedelic, abstract, etc. Chances are high that you'll be confused in both shows. Both are really experimental and influenced by surrealism. They seem more like paintings made in animation than a movie adapted to animation. They have a really unique universe and a personnal ambiance to them. In conclusion, if you like avant-garde and original animes, be sure to check these two animes!
Abstract. That is the word of the day when it comes to Noiseman Sound Insect and Cat Soup. These weird OVAs are all about random things put in random surroundings in a random order in the screen, and there's really no chance at a sensible plot. If you liked to wonder what the hell just happened on the screen with one, watch the other one too.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!
Both Noiseman Sound Insect and Dead Leaves may differ at first glance but they are actually similar. They are both short titles which have an extremely fast pace, a unique art style, and almost non-stop action.
When otherworldy Kazumi met normal Yuko at a rockin' punk show, great things were destined to happen. And great things, of course, implies riding a cybernetic creature from the TV named Face to another world full of scantily clad heavyweight men, encountering murderous and sex starved jello-like demons, and even gaining the ability to morph body parts into weapons! Just a normal day in the life of two friends... right?
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
Both are extreamly weird, have a quite unusual/unique animation style, and have lots of randomness at every turn. If you liked one you should like the other. Leave your brain turned off.
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
Noiseman and Comedy are shorts that are memorable as visceral experiences that don't come to a philosophical or emotional focal point. They are perfectly self contained stories that don't require any brainwracking to enjoy. Considering that they are both under 15 minutes, these are some of the easiest titles to simply pick up and watch. Impressive usage of sound, imaginitve settings and novel (but effective) animation styles make these two shorts more than their simple stories and characters.