Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short-Form, Cats, Food?
First Aired: Summer 2013, 12 short-form episodes
Summary: It’s sometime in the 21st century. Tokyo is a wasteland that’s inhabited by cat-donut hybrids. The cats are somehow able to maintain a positive attitude in the post-apocalyptic future devoid of human life. Whether the cats are playing video games or dealing with a tummy ache, they always find amusing ways to pass the time.
I know you’re probably thinking, “What is this? Another cat/food hybrid anime?”. Let me tell you, Donyatsu shares some similarities with other short-form animal anime, but it definitely has a feel of its own. The episodes are short and sweet, the animation is as simple as it comes, and the soundtrack is basically the same riff over and over, but you can finish the entire series in 20 minutes so what do you have to lose?
You might enjoy this if: You have a few minutes to spare for a lighthearted and strange show.
You might not like it if: You don’t want to waste your time with a simple series that will be over by the time you figure out what’s going on.
Note to the Viewer: If you care enough to pay attention, each of the cats is a hybrid with a different type of bread, from a donut to a bagel to a croquette.
Donyatsu Episode 10