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Apocalypse Meow Manga to Get CG Anime Series from Anima (Update 2)

posted on by Egan Loo
Motofumi Kobayashi's story of "real and fierce combat by cute and fluffy animals"

Japan's Studio Anima publicized its computer-animated adaptation of Motofumi Kobayashi's Cat Shit One manga at Tokyo International Anime Fair this week. ADV Manga released three volumes of the original Cat Shit One manga under the title Apocalypse Meow in North America. The manga follows three American soldiers — Bota, Perky and Rats — during the Vietnam War. The trio just happen to be cute animals in the Cat Shit One recon group.

The 12-episode anime series of "real and fierce combat by cute and fluffy animals" updates the manga's premise by making the three soldiers part of a modern private military company. In the first episode, the three attempt to rescue hostages, but end up surrounded by guerrillas demanding the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces in the area. (The original manga had an updated manga sequel with a similar premise called Cat Shit One '80.)

Source: An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla blog (Patrick Macias)

Update: The project is still in the planning stages, and the studio is still looking for investors.

Update 2: The official website of the project has opened with a "Coming in early 2010" notice.

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