Because you can’t get enough surreal cartooniness today, here’s the first episode of CAT SH*T ONE, an anime version of the war in the MIddle East starring violent bunnies and camels. It’s based on the manga series by Motofumi Kobayashi, which was set in the Vietnam War, but there’s plenty of guerilla war to go around for reboots. Sadly, the kitty kat Viet Cong in the original are replaced by camel terrorists here. (The manga was published in the US by ADV as APOCALYPSE MEOW.)
David Brothers has a rundown of the bold distribution plan for the series — the first episode is being released for free on YouTube while a Blu-ray edition is also available. The series was produced by an indie production company and according to their Facebook page, they’ve yet to make back production costs so they are depending on word of mouth to spread the good news about Cat Sh*t One.
The film has yet to surpass the production cost and we saw more potential for the content in the U.S. than in Japan. We dubbed the entire film in English by casting American voice actors. Even after all the obstacles, we have managed to finalize the English version of our investment.
Watch fast, though — this will only be online for two weeks!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.