J Reviews “Lily C.A.T.”

I’ve been on a bit of a classic anime kick recently, and ran across this little gem of a film that I never saw back in the day. So please enjoy my review.

By the numbers:

1987 – Release date
3 – The number of films this rips the plot off from. I count “2001: a Space Odyssey,” “The Thing” and “Alien.” There may be more.
2 – The number of people who are on the spaceship under false pretenses
0 – Boolean value for whether this shit makes any sense or not.

Plot Summary:

A group of explorers leave on a 20 year journey to an unexplored planet. Unexpected things happen while they are in hibernation. Also – there’s a cat. And that’s about as much as I can give you without spoiling it.


The animation is quite good for something from the 80’s. I would compare it to the original Transformers: The Movie animation. Not quite up to Akira standards, but nothing was back then. Sound track is decent, and the Japanese voice acting is quite good (there’s a dub, but I didn’t check that out.) Plot is derivative, but it keeps you interested. Overall, I say check it out. It’s available on Crunchyroll now. Oh – and here’s a teaser bit for you:

1 thought on “J Reviews “Lily C.A.T.””

  1. Looks awesome. Finally got around to watching the clip. The animation looks pretty rad. The dude with the beard reminded me of the dude from Cowboy Bebop.

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