Ranked #3908

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

Alternative Titles

Japanese: TAMALA2010 a punk cat in space


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 19, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #39082
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It's the year 2010 on the planet of cats, where lies Meguro City, a megalopolis entirely controlled by the super-corporation Catty & Co. The nefarious influence of this corporate empire extends malignantly across the feline galaxy. Tamala, a carefree, one-year-old kitten, decides to flee this cruel reality and boards her spaceship in search of her planet of origin.

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Mochizuki, Hisayo
Mochizuki, Hisayo


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"Oneday for Maria" by t.o.L

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Feb 20, 2013
Tamala is an anime movie from 2002 animated mostly by 2 guys. It’s split between 2D flash animation and CG animation, shot entirely in black and white and all the characters are anthropomorphised animals. The story follows a cat called Tamala, who leaves Cat Earth and visits a rundown shithole planet so she can do whatever the hell she likes, farting about with her new wimpy hipster boyfriend.

The thing to understand about Tamala is that it’s a very artsy fartsy indie film. It’s a struggle to come up with comparisons in anime because it’s so different, but its directing style reminded me a lot of read more
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May 1, 2008
"Tamala - Punk Cat in Space" is quite a trip, and for any who enjoy this genre, I highly recommend this anime.


Tamala is about a pretty little female Cat, Tamala, who sets off from Cat-Earth on a journey to get to her home planet where she was born, Orion. Along the way her spaceship is damaged and she lands on a Planet, where she meets a male cat Named Michelangelo(Though Tamala keeps calling him MoiMoi). The movie basically follows what happens while Tamala is on that planet.

At first the story sounds very simple, and the animation style can trick an individual into read more
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Oct 20, 2014
I learned of _Tamala_ from Anime Year by Year's 2002 entry (archived at http://archive.today/bm4So), which describes the work thus:

"Unbeknownst to her, she is genetically engineered to remain eternally young by the conglomerate Catty & Co., formerly the clandestine cult of Minerva, so that she can be used for advertising purposes. Even after she is killed mid-film by a pedophilic dog police officer, she remains 'immortal' with her face plastered over all of Meguro Ward, Tokyo in ads for cigarettes, matchboxes, and other consumables. One of her flings, a cat named Michelangelo (calling himself Professor Nominos later in the film), views the logographic Tamala in the read more
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May 29, 2012
First review.

Tamala 2010 is pretty much what I would call an experimental movie, likely auto produced. As such, the movie possesses strong points and weak points, which makes it hard to give it an overall mark.

Looking for qualifiers, I first thought of "cyberpunk", but the visual simplicity makes it barely adequate here (compare to Tetsuo), plus the usual cyberpunk questionning of existence also lacks. Tamala nevertheless has a punk attitude, and is akin to a somewhat dreamlike SF black and white Happy Tree Friends (without the gore).

That said, the mix is quite effective, and would probably have been awesome if not for read more
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Animation that would be appealing to children, but the content of the anime is for adults. Both are science-fiction and surreal.  
reportRecommended by KawaiiObsessive
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Both Tamala and Cat Soup juxtapose inherent cuteness that are cats and surreal settings in order to create somewhat unsettling experiences. Experimental, eccentric, dark, whimsical, and above else unique, the two anime feel quite a bit like a psychedelic dream. 
reportRecommended by metamorphius
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Simple animation, cats and a similar style of humour. 
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