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: 5.951 (scored by 40004,000 users)
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Ranked: #95222
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Popularity: #6347
Members: 9,897
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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
Mosdell, Chris
Theme Song Lyrics
Amano, Yoshitaka
Character Design


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Ending Theme

"Listening to the Angels" by Teressa Jonette


Oct 17, 2021
You'll find a classic science fiction mystery in this anime wrapped by poor art, great characters and an overall enjoyable movie. Recommended for anyone who likes classic science fiction and space mysteries.

Lily C.A.T. is a great example of a classic science fiction and horror crossover. The story line is pretty simple but keeps you wondering throughout the entire movie. It's definitely a story I've seen played out in other similar works, but my no means does it feel boring.

The art is it's weakest point, being decent at most points throughout the film, but at times being downright dreadful.

Sound is dated, but doesn't feel out ...
Apr 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Good premise but not well executed

This anime was heavily inspired by The 70s movie Alien and The 1982 version of the Thing. Which should make it an awesome anime as those movies are really great. Sadly It misses the mark. While it borrows those cool ideas and even art style. Its heavily lacking in what makes those movies good.

The anime does well in its pacing and quickly sets things up and gets going. Its only a little over an hour long so it moves pretty swiftly. To swiftly in fact. We dont get much for alien interaction or even much horror or ...
May 28, 2020
You remember the late 80s-early 90s era of anime- it was first catching hold over here in the States, and they were putting everything they could get the rights to on tape and sold for $30 a shot. This, well... is one of those titles that should have been skipped.

It's just... terrible bad. You can tell it's early anime- the voicework is crap, the animation isn't really worth anything, and the music just seems to fade in and out.

It's pretty much just your bog-standard space-monster story- alien bacteria infiltrate a colony ship and end up eating 90% of the crew, starting with a pet ...

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