- Apocalypse Meow
name = Apocalypse Meow
caption = Front cover of vol. 1.
genre = MilitaryInfobox animanga/Manga
publisher = flagicon|Japan
flagicon|United States flagicon|Canada flagicon|United Kingdom
publisher_other = flagicon|Poland
flagicon|France flagicon|Belgium flagicon|Spain Glénatflagicon|South Korea
Green Boat Magics
first = 1998
volumes = 3
"Apocalypse Meow" is a three volume
mangaseries written and illustrated by Motofumi Kobayashi. It was originally published in Japanas "Cat Shit One" in 1998by Softbank Publishing, but was renamed for the US release to parody the title of the film " Apocalypse Now", which also took place during the Vietnam War. It was published in the UK in 2004 by ADV Manga. It was also released in Polandin 2006, also under the title "Cat Shit One". It has been released in France, Belgiumand Spaintoo, as "Cat Shit One", by Glénat in 2006. [http://www.glenatmanga.com/cat-shit-one-1-9782723456326.htm]
The manga follows three American soldiers in the
Vietnam War, "Bota", "Perky" and "Rats". All three are in the recongroup 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. At the end of volume one there is a chapter called Dog Shit One separate from the main story, showing human characters.
The manga depicts the characters as different animals according to their
*Sergent Perkins (aka Perky) - An American soldier and leader of the Cat Shit One recon group.
*Sergent White (aka Rats) - American soldier who translates between Americans and Vietnamese.
*Botaski (aka Bota) - American soldier. In the story his character shows a strong dislike of Asian people.
*Chico - A Montagnard (or "Yard") trained by the Americans. His character features in the story a lot, especially near the end of volume three.
* [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=2640 Anime News Network Details]
* [http://catshitone.waneko.pl/ Polish site for "Cat Shit One"]
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