i tried almost everything to find out a name of this anime but nothing.. i googled like crazy with all possible word combination and no luck..
i watched it about 12 years ago (maybe even more), duration was around 1hour and 30 minutes, it was one of the best cartoons i ever watched and would like to find it.
anyway story goes like this:
there was this huge spaceship (i think it was on somekind of scientific mission). while entire crew were sleeping (maybe in cryo?.. not sure), some kind of probe automaticly emerged from ship to pick up some space debris/piece of comet/asteroid. one piece of rock/asteroid was picked up and when this probe was retracting to ship it damaged a somesort of pipe (maybe it was part of ship enviromental system) and one piece of this asteroid/rock fell inside this pipe and dissolved (maybe there was water or something like it in that pipe).
so, crew woke up and one by one started dieing. i think first casualty was ship's doctor, his corpse was normal, except it had entirely white eyes. crew moved his body to morgue and later they discover that his body disappeared but clothes remained.
one by one crew were killed, i think that it was some kind of airborne virus or maybe transmitted by touch. i remember that there was this black cat for which i think it was a virus carrier (could be wrong about that virus carrier thing but i think that it scratched doctor - could be wrong).
later in the story it becomes clear that missing bodies were devoured/eaten by this huge monster (probably from the first killed crewmember/doctor), i remember that one guy with curly brown hair (he kinda looked like shaggy from scooby doo) tried to incinerate that monster with flamethrower (that was near the end) but he doesn't make it. in the end only two crewmember survived, one guy and one girl (think she was the owner of that black cat), and they escaped in emergency escape vessel. while they were entering an orbit of some planet (think it was earth) monster was attached to their vessel but heat killed it. while it was dieing you could see faces from all dead crewmembers.
think that's about it. i can't remember any of the character's names or even how the looked like except that dude with a flamethrower.
anyway, i hope anyone has any kind of info because i'm going crazy with this!