In Videos: Neko Rahmen Taishō, a Film About a Ramen-Cooking Cat
“You are the Taishou! Taishou! The owner who won't refuse any press interviews. The cat who makes ramen noodles,” as the theme song goes.
Based on a Japanese comic book that later turned into an anime series, Neko Rahmen Taishō is an upcoming film about an angry-looking kitty named Taishou who becomes a ramen master. He uses his skills to create an array of weird dishes: canned cat food (adored by a food critic in one episode); dessert ramen with soy sauce, strawberries, and milk; and ramen composed of partially rotten ingredients. On a more appetizing note, his miso ramen, the favorite of his main customer, appeared a bit safer.
The movie, directed by Minoru Kawasaki and released in Japan on December 29, will feature an all live cast save for Taishou and another cat (who looks like his nemesis in the trailer), both played by giant stuffed animals and puppets. Watch a clip from the anime series, after the jump.