March 16, 2008 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Nyanko The Movie 2. I've been thinking about ordering this, but I'm afraid it'd be my own personal Infinite Jest. It's a movie about cats.

The synopsis from the page:
Fuji TV's hit program Mezamashi Doyobi ("Wake Up Saturday") presents Nyanko the Movie 2. Like the previous entry in the series, this cute and fuzzy title places the feline center stage. The film is divided into three segments, with music provided by popular indie artist S.E.N.S. In addition to the lead kitten featured in the first film, viewers will get to see even more cats, an island full of them to be exact. On a fishing island where felines outnumber people, the cats live like gods, as dogs are forbidden entry and the residents lavish love on them. Little do the cats know, a storm is about to come sweeping in.
Here is a very, very short trailer for the first movie (click the third one from the left on the pane of the flash window). And the site for the second, and a longer trailer. I like the fat kitty that claws the lady's hand then takes the food she's offering. He's a jerk!
There's also apparently a puppy version called Wanko. snerk
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me (18 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
*sees cat swimming in bathtub*

*puts head in microwave*
posted by Greg Nog at 8:35 AM on March 16, 2008 [3 favorites]

Is it just me or is this the slowest-loading video of all time? I am dying to watch this but it'll take an hour at this rate. And if I hit 'pause' to allow it to d/l, it just stops. Is it on YT anywhere?
posted by essexjan at 9:05 AM on March 16, 2008

Sadly, I'm not seeing it up on YouTube. The video was going slowly for me, although for me, the pause trick would work. Perhaps it's just so slow loading that it takes a while for the download to kick in?
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 9:14 AM on March 16, 2008

The trailer gave me the spinning rainbow wheel of nothingness...although the cat in the bathtub made it worth the hassle.
posted by kozad at 9:22 AM on March 16, 2008

Despite my rather humorous name, I am, in actuality, a large, aging, cantankerous and excruciatingly cranky bald man. The vid had me squeeing and cooing at levels that I am exceedingly uncomfortable with. I am most unhappy with the moment that I squealed, "COW KITTY!" Please don't make this happen again.

-The Mgmt.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 9:41 AM on March 16, 2008 [7 favorites]


I would like to buy this film.

I have 3 cats already. I don't really need a video of cats doing things, but for some reason, i am inexorably drawn to this.

I suspect XKCD is right.
posted by Lord_Pall at 9:48 AM on March 16, 2008 [2 favorites]

Makes me miss my recently deceased tailless kitty. Harsh cuteness.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 9:50 AM on March 16, 2008

Thanks for posting cats. :)
posted by kindalike at 12:48 PM on March 16, 2008

There is no question here. You must get this video.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:11 PM on March 16, 2008

Bizarre. I wonder what course the cat was teaching.
posted by peppito at 3:41 PM on March 16, 2008

Would I like this better if I understood Japanese?
posted by girandole at 4:06 PM on March 16, 2008

... I don't know! I wish I knew Japanese, particularly if it'd make me enjoy it more. I love kitties!
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 4:16 PM on March 16, 2008

Um, I don't understand the Infinite Jest reference. Yeah, I've read the Wallace book (mostly meh!), now how does it relate?
posted by CCBC at 5:29 PM on March 16, 2008

The titular film -- the one so entertaining that people stop doing anything else other than watching it over and over, including eating/sleeping/etc. Fatally entertaining. I could see me doin' that to this.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 5:50 PM on March 16, 2008

This reminded me of a crazy 10 minute animal segment that came on some Japanese show in the evening last week. Was thinking, "oh I should record this", but of course someone else already did: ハムSTAR WARS VS ハツカネズミ - that's basically "ham-star wars" (hamster is pronounced sort of like hamstar in Japanese)
posted by p3t3 at 5:56 PM on March 16, 2008 [2 favorites]

The Internet has taught me that Japanese TV is solely made up of:
A. Constant Cartoons.
B. Hyper-violent game shows.
C. Variety Shows with lots of super-imposed stuff I can't read.
D. Domesticated Animals doing stuff.

You cannot show me otherwise.

Japanese TV is the best thing ever. I could do without B, but when that's your worst.... AWESOME.

posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 6:09 PM on March 16, 2008

The three-legged kitty hopping over to nuzzle on the elderly lady melted my frigid heart.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:23 PM on March 17, 2008

Okay, Rev., I got it now!
posted by CCBC at 10:34 PM on March 17, 2008

« Older Moko Saves the Day!   |   Vintage photography from China and Australia Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments