[adrotate banner=”7″]Minoru Kawasaki has another crazy film with Neko Ramen Taisho, based on the manga serial Neko Ramen by Kenji Sonishi. The director of Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit and Executive Koala now brings us a film about a cat who operates a Ramen noodle stand. The cat is played by a puppet, but don’t worry, there will be real cats in the film, including famous feline Tama (the cat who runs a train station) Also, it looks like the English title of this might be Pussy Soup, which I think is stupid.
“Taishô’s father is a supermodel cat, and everybody believes that Taishô will be a supermodel as well. His family has great expectations of him, because he is the eldest son, but he can’t bear all the pressure and runs away from home. Unfortunately, he has no clue how to survive on his own, having always been fed and pampered as a model cat. Taishô passes from one job to another, homeless, until he finds his place in a noodle shop, where he becomes a successful cook.”
The film was released in theaters in Japan on Novermber 29th of 2008, and has made a few film festivals. It comes out on DVD on May 29th in Japan!
Trailer on YouTube: