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Shirokuma Cafe


Alternative Titles

English: Polar Bear's Café
Synonyms: Polar Bear Cafe
Japanese: しろくまカフェ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2012 to Mar 28, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.021 (scored by 7,416 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1208
Members: 39,129
Favorites: 519
8.02
Ranked #501Popularity #1208Members 39,129
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Episodes: /50

Synopsis

Shirokuma Cafe revolves around a Canadian white bear that quits his boring job and starts a cafeteria near a zoo. He loves telling tall tales and always brags about himself. According to him, he was picked up by a human couple who owns a diner while he was drifting around on an iceberg.

Though he has lost all contact with his Canadian family, he has discovered a new home in serving the diners' clientele, thanks to the kind couple. His café is an embodiment of his personality. The place is always packed with many regulars, animals and humans, who are drawn by his charismatic magnetism.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shirokuma
Shirokuma
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Panda
Panda
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Penguin
Penguin
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Sasako
Sasako
Main
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya

Staff

Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujimoto, Jirou
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(1/50)

Episode Title Aired
1 Polar Bear's Café
Shirokuma Café e Youkoso / Panda-kun no Shuushoku (しろくまカフェへようこそ / パンダくんの就職)
Apr 5, 2012

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Boku ni Invitation (ボクにインビテーション)" by JP (eps 1-26)
#2: "Rough & Laugh" by Clammbon (eps 27-38)
#3: "You&Me" by Saki & Rie fu (eps 39-50)

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Bamboo☆Scramble" by Jun Fukuyama (eps 1-5)
#02: "Grizzly-san no G★ROCK (グリズリーさんのG☆ROCK)" by Yuuichi Nakamura (eps 6-9)
#03: "Mizuiro (みずいろ)" by Aya Endo (eps 10-13)
#04: "ZOO tto ne! (ZOOっとねっ!) " by Katsuyuki Konishi (eps 14-17, 44)
#05: "Michinoku Shiiku Blues (みちのく飼育ブルース)" by Wataru Hatano (eps 18-22)
#06: "Zokkon! Penko-san (ぞっこん!ペン子さん)" by Hiroshi Kamiya (eps 23-26)
#07: "Kimama ni Panda Mama♥ (気ままに パンダママ♥)" by Toshiyuki Morikawa (eps 27-30)
#08: "Llama-san no Llama Mambo (ラマさんのラママンボ)" by Daisuke Ono (eps 31-35)
#09: "Largo (ラルゴ)" by Kishou Taniyama (eps 36-38)
#10: "Bamboo rendezvous ♥ (バンブー・ランデヴー♥)" by Kana Hanazawa (eps 39-42)
#11: "PANDAHOLIC!!" by Tokuyoshi Kawashima (eps 43, 45-46)
#12: "My Dear" by Takahiro Sakurai (eps 47-50)



More reviewsReviews

Caraniel
Apr 19, 2013
Polar Bear Café (Shirokuma Café): A charming, puntastic show filled with memorable moments – 9/10

PLOT: Polar Bear Café is about the daily lives of a bunch of animals who frequent a café run by the titular Polar Bear, including a panda, a penguin, a llama and a sloth (among many others). There are a few random humans thrown in there too – the perma-smiling Sasako, the bumbling zookeeper Handa and the panda obsessed florist Rin-Rin, but the cast is mainly animals. Animals that no one bats an eye at when when they’re casually wandering about town buying groceries, or working in a bakery or running read more
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HappyHarryHardOn
May 21, 2014
I’m still a relative newbie to anime, but so far, slice of life has been pretty good to me. Polar Bear Café manages to continue this trend. It’s a pretty silly and stupid show. It may not be gut bustingly hilarious (I’ll explain why), but it’s still very entertaining. This is my review.

Contains Minor Spoilers

Story
The story of Polar Bear Café is really simple as it just follows the daily escapades of a café run by a Polar Bear’s regulars. There is no overarching plot and the stories are broken up into two 12-minute segments like a lot of western animated shows. This read more
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Harmoniche
May 20, 2012
Shirokuma Cafe is a slice of life, comedy anime and it doesn't try to be anything else. It does its job well and in appealing ways.

When talking to a couple of my male friends they were surprised to find out that I watched Shirokuma Cafe and I was surprised in return. I always thought of it as a kind of cute show with catchy tunes that was fun to watch. My friends watched it for the humor (it wasn't like I didn't, because I did, I just didn't think that would be their number one appeal).

Shirokuma Cafe is targeted at a wide variety read more
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Animefestify
Apr 5, 2012
This whole anime is pretty much just the silly things that happens when panda tries finding jobs and silly dialog between the characters. It is very similar to animes like 'Nichijou', 'Kill me baby', and 'Hetalia'. The anime has no real meaning but it does have better pacing and more of a story line than the animes mentioned above. In fact, this anime is a whole lot like 'Lucky Star'. A silly, pointless anime with a decent-at-best story line (again, its alot better than those crazy random animes that change what is happening every .5 seconds).

Probably the only reason people are watching this show is read more
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