Mar 17, 2010
Nekojiru So-Amelia D.
"Nekojiru So", or "Cat Soup" is a weird, surreal, "Hello Kitty on Acid" straight to DVD anime film. It was released in 2001, and it's pretty much a mind trip. It has minimal dialogue, and what dialogue there is is gibberish and spoken in speech bubbles. The plot revolves around a brother cat (Nyaako) who goes on a long journey to the land of the dead to rescue his sister Nyaata's soul. Their journeys consist of (among other things) going to a circus where a magician turns words into objects, a BDSM-esque mouse, and lots of other neat things that only a Japanese studio could think up. I was randomly reminded of it when we watched the Japanese/Chinese animated shorts last week and I felt the need to share it with you all.
Anything I say won't really do it justice, so I suggest all of you see it if you haven't already.
Posted by smfa.animation at 3/17/2010