Lily C.A.T.

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Synonyms: Lily Cat
Japanese: LILY-C.A.T.
English: Lily C.A.T.
German: Lily C.A.T
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 1987
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.921 (scored by 34653,465 users)
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Ranked: #96432
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Popularity: #6265
Members: 8,237
Favorites: 11

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The Deep Sleep Capsules, technology that has allowed man to reach out to the stars. These chambers slow the aging process by 95%. A 20-year trip passes, and the traveler has only aged 1 year. It definitely has its advantages, but after you've been on a few trips, it sure gets very lonely.

Right now, however, that's not the big issue. The year is 2264. The Syncam Corporation has sent the Saldes and its crew of 13 (and 1 cat) out into deep space to explore the potential of a newfound planet 20 years away. Soon after they awaken from their stasis, however, things are happening one after another. First, the crew learns that two of the crew are not who they claim to be. Then, one by one, crewmembers die suddenly. Then, the ship begins to turn against them. And as if it couldn't get any worse, they find another mess on their hands and it is ugly.

What was supposed to be a simple exploratory mission has become a struggle for survival in the depths of space. 20 years from home, they're all alone and no one can hear them scream.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takagi, Hiro

Hase, Arihiro

Hamilton, Mike

Saka, Osamu


Koyama, Mami


Tanaka, Ryouichi

Berry, Dick

Otsuka, Chikao


Shioya, Kouzou

Stroustrup, Nancy

Katsuki, Masako


Oohira, Tooru

Scott, Morgan W.

Genda, Tesshou


Sogabe, Kazuyuki


Macek, Carl
Producer, ADR Director
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Amano, Yoshitaka
Character Design
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Character Design


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Ending Theme

"Listening to the Angels" by Teressa Jonette

Jun 10, 2011
Lily C.A.T. is a pretty cool slice of classic sci fi/horror from the 80's, and not just in anime, but directors that want to dabble in the horror genre can learn some small, yet vital points from this; the less your audience can understand from your monster, the scarier the creature is. And by that I mean, this blood-thirsty creature can't be reasoned with. It's out to kill you, and that's final. This is one of the essences of true horror.
Granted, there are better offers in this genre in terms of quality and production value like Wicked City and Demon City Shinjuku, Lily CATs ...
Feb 25, 2016
It's Alien in anime form, but it tries to set itself apart by having more character backstories and a weak moral theme in the second half. It's nothing special, and not nearly as intriguing as it could have been. It's also really predictable, as the title and early sequences essentially strip away part of the mystery.

When it comes to story telling, we don't even get five minutes into the film before it's telling us things out right through forced dialogue. A real shame.

The Captain was the only interesting character and the rest are potential canon fodder for the alien creature to munch on, which we ...
Jun 29, 2014
Lovers of all things anime will appreciate everything the art form has to offer and will not only rejoice when a series is absolutely stunning, but will also prepare themselves to derail and destroy the series that are absolutely dreadful. Of course, I'm being subjective, because whether you've seen every anime ever or maybe one type of anime, you are an anime lover. If you've seen this anime, you are a disappointed anime lover...

*SIGH* Enough brooding. One of the worst anime original home videos that exists in my opinion is Lily C.A.T.

Lily C.A.T. is a science fiction/horror anime OVA from the ripe age of ...

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