Japanese trailer for animated series Cat Shit One, based on the same title manga series (known as Apocalypse Meow in USA) by Motofumi Kobayashi.
The original manga is about three American soldiers (the bunnies) in Vietnam War, but in the series the battleground has shifted to Middle East where the bunnies are tyring to rescue hostages held by some guerillas (the camels)…
The concept… these days people are too used to seeing people dying in movies, and the producers hoped that the use of cute and fluffy animals as characters could give viewers a stronger feeling of the misery of wars [via Patrickmacias].
While admiring the intention, I wonder if their objective could work, as I find the trailer so cute and hilarious. I couldn’t stop myself laughing when the bunny began to talk, and I feel so bad because it should be a serious war series (or is it?)
Cat Shit One is scheduled to release in 2010 as a 12-episode mini-series.