Both are relatively short, bleak movies that contain very little dialogue. They both have a dark and surreal atmosphere, with imagery that seems to have many metaphorical and nearly unperceptible meanings. In other words, you won't find much of a coherent story here, and if you do, it probably won't be the same story that other viewers get.
Both have sublime themes and eccentric artwork. In contrast for both sheer artistic prompts, Nekojiru-sou is fast paced, vivid, and has a lively ambiance; while Tenshi no Tamago is slow-paced and has the noir-theme, bleak atmosphere.
Cat Soup and Kaiba both have a surreal, whimsical quality to their story, characters and animation. Their worlds are both wildly imaginative and fantastic, but a solid realization of the characters and their circumstances keep them grounded and engaging.
Made from the same director Masaaki Yuasa, these are both filled symbolism and philosophy but have different approaches to it. Kaiba is to memories as Cat Soup is to souls and destiny. Production values are excellent.
Masaaki Yuasa directed the sixth short of "Genius Party", "Happy Machine", and before that was envolved in the creation of "Cat Soup". Thus, both of them presents a surrealist animation with a strange and uniquel history, where dialogues do not exist and are not necessary.
Nekojiru-sou also stars a cast of anthropomorphic cats that go on a surreal adventure. Both feature films have darker undertones than at first glance. The art style is also otherworldly and is sure to remind the audience of Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru.
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.
Both have surreal and dark atmospheres which give them a similar feel. The one big difference is in Cat Soup there is pretty much no dialogue while in The Tatami Galaxy the main character talks so fast during his monologues that it is occasionally hard to keep up with the subtitles.
Both are very complex and may seem bizarre or too abstract to some. Both use unique and interesting ways of telling their story. But, Nekojiru-sou (Cat Soup) is only a 32 minute short, while Serial Experiments Lain is a 13 episode series.
Both are very surreal, bizarre, and abstract. While both are difficult to understand and open to interpretation, everything flows together making the madness enjoyable. Both have very interesting animation that should keep your attention.
Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari (Neo Tokyo) is a triple-feature, only the first part being comparable to Nekojiru-sou (Cat Soup).
Have trippy visuals that are related to a dark theme. Are atmospheric and imaginative. Involve a cat venturing through strangeness. Have a simple plot that could be described as a single event, yet that event spurs off into numerous unexplainable situations.
Mind Game and Cat Soup traverse the realm of the Afterlife through bizzar, surrealist imagery.The symbols and situations in both are highly imaginative.if you like mind-warping experimental animation,you will enjoy watching it.
Bothe series involve very cute cats doing very cute things such as cutting robots into little pieces and trying to bring family members back to life.
If you enjoyed the refreshing and cute atmosphere of "Chi's Sweet Home" then you will most certainly enjoy Nekojiru-sou for... well... you know... There are cats in it too!
"Cat Soup" / "Nekojiru-sou" and "Little Red Riding Hood and Health" / "Akazukin to Kenkou" are both comedic works that rely on an absurd setting coupled with bizarre situations that feel somewhat experimental in nature.
Cat Soup is a lot like Eternal Family in it's atmosphere of complete randomness. Both are movies that you just have to laugh at for the extream strangeness. And I mean extream. Cat Soup has almost no dialogue and the whole not quite knowing where the characters are going is similar to Eternal Family. Chances are that if you liked this you'll like Cat Soup as well.
There are some common things between both animes. Such as both have to deal with cats and have weird things happen in different worlds. Even though one os more surreal then the other they are still similar in some ways.
Although Nekojiru-sou is a little bit longer, both Neko and Osamu Tezuka's PUSH share deep reflections on human behaviour, and are meant to be watched with close attention and open mind. Nekojirou-sou may disturb some viewers.
Both short films have a slightly strange but high-quality anime style and sudden, speedy camera movement. They're both extremely odd, use surrealism, and leave you trying to comprehend all the meanings involved.
If you liked Cat Soup you should check out the series which the ova spawned from (and vice-a-versa). The two while having the same cast and dark humor, are actually a bit different, Nekojiru is a bunch of [black] comedic shorts with talking, cat soup is a longer more 'arty' and metaphorical adventure.