The premise of the manga is intriguing, but it’s on the strength of the title alone that I simply must see this new anime series.
Sadly, it’s only just debuting in Japan in 2010. I can only imagine that it will be at least a couple of years before we see an import of it stateside.
Apparently, the anime is going to be loosely based on a manga series called Apocalypse Meow. And for more, we turn to Wikipedia:
The manga follows three American soldiers in the Vietnam War named Bota, Perky and Rats. All three are in the recon group called Cat Shit One. Each mission (or chapter) shows the daily activities of the reconnaissance group in Vietnam. There are sections of the manga which give brief history and truths behind the war, such as the types of weapons used by different countries and the activities of forces in the war.
The manga depicts the characters as different animals according to their nationality as follows:
- American - Rabbit
- Vietnamese - Cat
- French - Pig
- Chinese - Panda
- Japanese - Monkey
- Gorilla Russian - Bear
- Korean - Dog
- British - Rat
- Australian - Kangaroo and Koala