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Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

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Walking out on her human mother, the simple Tamala heads out into the universe to find her home planet. Life can be dangerous for a small kitten, though, even with a the help of a newfound boyfriend she picked up when jetpacking past his car. Trouble is stirring, for the dog police are corrupt, and the sinister corporation Catty & Co. are moving behind the scenes. Tamala 2010 is an assault on your brain cells in (mostly) four shades of grey.

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Cat Soup

Cat Soup
  • OVA (1 ep x 33 min)
  • 2001

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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Rar
What is it about cats that means they can be made quite so freaky? Cat Soup and Tamala are both cartoony, simplistic and really very disturbing, going through surreal and out the other side. If you could cope with the dark humour of one, the other should appeal, and not mentally scar you too badly either.
AirCommodore

Tamala and Cat Soup are über-odd movies about cats. Don't let the adorable character designs fool you, though, as both are mindf*cks with fairly disturbing subject matter (I was fine with both, but my friend had to leave halfway through Cat Soup, and Tamala is even more so).

Menchi

These two titles might seem harmless just judging from the main image in the site; just some cute cats, what's the harm there? Don't be fooled, as when the first minutes of Cat Soup and Tamala 2010 roll on the screen, you'll realize both anime are twisted, crude and totally all over the place. I can't see a reason why not to watch these, though, quite the opposite! :D

Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City
  • OVA (12 eps x 13 min)
  • 2008

Negishi Souichi always dreamed of joining a trendy pop band, so that he could perform music like that of his idol, Kahimi Karie. In order to realize his dream, he decided to leave the country side and his loving parents to study in Tokyo. And after graduating, he does manage to join a band... but not the kind he was expecting! As lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City, under the stage name Krauser II, he is made to perform loud songs filled with obscene lyrics - a far cry from the songs he used to write in school. But despite the fact that Negishi hates DMC's music, the Krauser side of him will do anything to put on a good show for his fans... even if it means making Negishi's life a misery!

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AirCommodore

Hate watching things that are politically correct? DMC and Tamala are full of situations and language that would make your grandmother cringe.

They also both feature a pretty jolting clash between cute and crude (art vs. subject matter in Tamala, and Soichi vs. Krauser in DMC)

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Kaiba

Kaiba

Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…

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AirCommodore

With old-fashioned cartoon-y looking graphics, Kaiba and Tamala 2010 disguise the fact that they are thoroughly not intended for children. Shortly after the beginning of each show, the slew of violence, adult situations, language and/or general mindf*ckery begins, and refuses to let off until the very end. It might be a tad difficult to understand everything hidden in the plots on the first watch, but it's well worth it.

Twilight Q

Twilight Q

From the depths of the human imagination comes Twilight Q, a Twilight Zone-style set of two tales based upon the paranormal and supernatural. In one story, Mayumi and Kiwako find a camera that supposedly came from the future, with very interesting film and already-taken pictures inside. Secondly, a tale by Mamoro Oshii which chronicles a strange occurance of planes turning into carp in mid-air, much to the dismay of private investigators and the media alike.

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Pushing the boundaries of surreal, it's hard to watch either Twilight Q or Tamala without your brain hurting. Though the lo-fi animation used for most of Tamala is rather... unique, if you can manage complex, mind bending narratives you should get on fine with both.