Making a Happy Machine out of Cat Soup

happymachinePerhaps, Mind Game would be a more sensible comparison, since it was the first thing Masaaki Yuasa would direct after his involvement in Cat Soup with animation direction, scenario and storyboard. However, the commonality of Happy Machine and Cat Soup doesn’t stop at the abstract, dialogue-less nature and ranges from the shared focus on the circle of life and the clutches of death to the ironic display of heart in their mechanical devices. Revamping the recipe of Cat Soup’s food for thought to skyrocket a pursuit of happiness showcases the progress Yuasa would look forward to in his directorial career. Continue reading