Cat Shit One/Apocalypse Meow

Cat Shit One, also known as Apocalypse Meow is originally a manga created by manga-ka Motofumi Kobayashi back in 1998.

The series was unique, in that it utilized animals to portray the different nationalities of soldiers. American GIs were rabbits (a clever play on the Japanese word for rabbit, ‘usa-gi‘), Middle Eastern soldiers were camels, Chinese soldiers were pandas, and so on and so forth.

While that does sound a bit unusual, readers were sucked in by the incredible amount of research Motofumi invested to accurately depict military tactics and weaponry.

Last year, studio anima teamed up with IDA, Inc. to create a CGI adaptation of ‘Cat Shit One’. Though they’ve only produced one episode so far, it’s already garnered positive reviews; it’s been nominated alongside Pixar’s “Day and Night” for the “Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short” award from America’s Visual Effects Society (VES).

Although they took these achievements in stride, IDA, Inc. has become frustrated by the wallops international piracy has dealt them, and decided to take a page from his war-seasoned rabbits.

Starting February 5th, “Cat Shit One” will uploaded onto IDA, Inc.’s official YouTube channel, giving everyone the opportunity to watch the full, uncut show for free. It’s a limited run, however, as the video will only be up for two weeks. Still, it’s a bold new manuever in the ongoing battle against piracy.

Producer Junya Okabe declared, “If it’s going to happen anyway, then I’m going to do it! This is my passionate response to rampant piracy.”

Without further ado, check out “Cat Shit One” below!

You can watch the video here but please be advised that it’s rated PG-13 for violence and gore.

Via Tokyohive


Blacksun88 said...

blocked. damn it =.=