Taishou is the entrepreneurial ramen chef of Neko Rahmen, the only restaurant in Tokyo run by a cat. All 13 episodes are produced by a different cutting-edge creator—each creator's vision and unique style harmonizes into a fantastic anime series.
I watched this little gem on Crunchyroll, and had a blast doing so. 30 minutes of sheer fun and laughs. Great voice acting for both main characters, Taisho and Tanaka.
The story is about a cat who was "destined" to be a model, or so he says. Anyway, he ends up on the skids...on the verge of suicide, he is saved by a ramen cook, who later befriends him and the rest is history as our hero, Taisho, tries to make an "honest living." Tanaka-kun, is the only real loyal customer he has and a funny one at that. Wait til you meet Taisho-kun's daddy...hilarious!
have 30 minutes to spare and are in the mood for some hilarity...Higepiyo style...well, you are in for a real treat.
13 episodes...2-3 mins. each.
After trawling through the database I came across a little known item called Neko Rahmen. Once reading about and also hearing that it was to be broadcast on Vuze I thought I'd give it a shot. However, I was ultimately left feeling somewhat disappointed.
Story: The anime essentially revolves around a cat which runs a ramen noodle restaurant and his only regular customer. Although at first it looked fairly promising, it almost inevitably became quite repetitive. Don't get me wrong, there were some episodes that were absolutely hilarious, but they were too few and far between. Let's just say variable to say the least.
Animation: Now this
was probably the best feature of the anime. Since every episode was directed by a different person every episode had a unique look about it, ranging from the apperance of child-like scribbles to the very elaborate. It was always interesting to see how the art-style varied from episode-to-episode.
Sound: The voice actors I thought were well chosen and the voices seemed to fit quite nicely with the characters they were portraying - although the cat's voice did grate on me a little. I also quite liked the opening theme :) .
Enjoyment : The only reason the enjoyment rating was only a six is simply because, for a comedy, I didn't find it funny enough to really thouroughly enjoy it, even though as mentioned above, it did have its moments.
Overall, I would have to say that if you have the means to watch this anime, then by all means do so and help add to the other (at time of writing) 16 people that have already completed it. A few more jokes and it would have been great but as it is, it's decent enough. You've got nothing to lose, why not give it a try :D .
Even though this was a short anime, I loved everything about it! It's absolutely funny. I love cats so I knew I would definitely love this anime. I was not recommended by anyone but when I watched it online, I was like,"That sounds like a cool name for an anime". Anything that has cats in anime, I would definitely watch it. I was not expecting a bit of swearing when Taishou the cat said a few swearwords. Anyway, I recommend this to anyone that is a cat lover like me he he. But this anime is definitely a masterpiece, I give it a 10/10!!