Cat Soup is an extremely difficult film to describe, due to its awesome surrealism and almost nonexistant dialogue. It is more a work of art than an anime. There are many underlying themes, such as the transcience of man’s existence, but it can be enjoyed without understanding any of them. The plot, though simple, isn’t necessarily understandable without being explained. The main character, a cat named Nyatto, embarks upon a journey to save his sister’s soul, which was ripped in two when Nyatto tried to save her from Death. She trails after him, brain-dead. They encounter many brilliant, mind-bending situations, beginning with a disturbing magic show. –Anime News Network
Loved the strong surreal atmosphere and the bizarre visuals. I just really liked all the feelings you get from watching this, specially when there are several moments that can actually be scary or just plain disturbing. The almost lack of any dialogue only adds to the charm. One of those films that are actually more of an experience than just a story. Truly one of the greatest pieces of surreal cinema I have seen.
Much like a dream, surreal and completely nonsensical, jumping from place to place without reason. But I like dreams like that. And I like this, too.
A drop of liquid gracefully slides onto Nyaako’s tongue, her inky pupils begin expanding, merging with the effervescent, glistening universe, she and her brother Nyatta marinating in the magnificent… read review