News Apocalypse Meow Streamed in Japan, Soft Vinyl Figures Revealed
posted on 2010-07-19 00:09 EDT by Egan Loo
The first episode in International Digital Artist's (IDA's) computer-animated adaptation of Motofumi Kobayashi's Cat Shit One (Apocalypse Meow) manga is being streamed in high-definition for free on the YouTube website in Japan. However, IDAEntertainment is limiting the stream to viewers from Japanese Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IDA partner Kickoff is offering soft vinyl figures of the characters from the figure maker Kaiyodo.
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 planned 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.