1.85 out of 5 from 18 votes
a 66-year-old cicada wakens from its slumber, eager to climb as high as it can, spread its wings, and provide offspring for future generations.
Although short, these anime convey a moving environmental message through powerful imagery. Tamala is easy to understand while to grasp 663114 one needs some understanding of the connections between the meaning of life in biological sense, natural occurrences, the influence of human species (keywords: pollution, nuclear-…), mutations etc.
It is probable that if you liked one you might find the other worth your time. But beware of depression.
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.
Both of these short anime are surreal stories about weird cats having an even weirder adventure. If you like your stories bizarre and far removed from the mainstream, check it out. (you don't have to watch the Tamala movie to understand Wake up!! Tamala)