Shirokuma Cafe

Polar Bear Cafe

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Synonyms: Polar Bear Café, Shirokuma Café
Japanese: しろくまカフェ
English: Polar Bear Cafe
German: Poler Bear's Cafe
Spanish: Shirokuma Cafe: Polar Bear´s Cafe
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2012 to Mar 28, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 17:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, Gag HumorGag Humor, IyashikeiIyashikei, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.901 (scored by 2333823,338 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2127
Members: 94,413
Favorites: 947

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Situated near the local zoo and owned by the charismatic polar bear Shirokuma, Shirokuma Cafe is a popular spot for animals and humans alike, allowing them to sit back and relax after a hard day of work. Whether it's a cold beverage or the latest item on his menu, Shirokuma finds joy in being able to serve his customers, often striking up conversations about various subjects.

Together with the sarcastic Penguin and the clumsy Panda, they form an odd trio who get themselves caught up in all sorts of misadventures with their other friends such as Grizzly, a bar owner, and Sasako, a human who works at the cafe. From dealing with unrequited love, outdoor camping trips, karaoke sessions, and even the secret to brewing delicious coffee, there's always something bound to be happening in Shirokuma Cafe!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurai, Takahiro


Fukuyama, Jun


Kamiya, Hiroshi


Nakamura, Yuuichi


Ono, Daisuke


Endou, Aya


Taniyama, Kishou

Full-time Panda

Konishi, Katsuyuki


Miyano, Mamoru

Adelie Penguin

Konishi, Katsuyuki


Fukui, Youhei
Assistant Producer
Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

1: "Bamboo☆Scramble" by Jun Fukuyama (eps 1-5)
2: "Grizzly-san no G★ROCK (グリズリーさんのG☆ROCK)" by Yuuichi Nakamura  (eps 6-9)
3: "Mizuiro (みずいろ)" by Aya Endo (eps 10-13)
4: "ZOO tto ne! (ZOOっとねっ!)" by Katsuyuki Konishi (eps 14-17, 44)
5: "Michinoku Shiiku Blues (みちのく飼育ブルース)" by Wataru Hatano (eps 18-22)
6: "Zokkon! Penko-san (ぞっこん!ペン子さん)" by Hiroshi Kamiya (eps 23-26)
7: "Kimama ni Panda Mama♥ (気ままに パンダママ♥)" by Toshiyuki Morikawa (eps 27-30)
8: "Llama-san no Llama Mambo (ラマさんのラママンボ)" by Daisuke Ono (eps 31-35)
9: "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)
12: "My Dear" by Takahiro Sakurai (eps 47-50)


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 ...
Sep 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
To me, this wasn't really worth watching, not even as background noise. Yet, I can't bring myself to hate it, it's just so incredibly unremarkable. It's not funny, it's not exciting, it's not interesting, it's not annoying, it's not irritating, it's just dreadfully monotone. Everyone talking in slow motion, nothing even remotely creative happening, the low-quality animation...

It has literally nothing whatsoever to offer to my tastes. It's supposed to be a relaxing comedy or something along those lines, but I personally simply do not understand how the jokes are supposed to be funny. I can see where the jokes are told, but every single one ...
May 29, 2012
Preliminary (4/50 eps)
I can honestly say that this is the single most boring show I have ever watched.

Plot: Non-existent, episodic SOL
Characters: Polar bear is a decent character, but panda, penguin, and the girl are just boring, they don't really add anything of value to the show.
Sound: The OP and ED are painful to listen to, some of the voices seem off and the insert songs don't flow very well with the content of the show.
The Art is cheap, low motion, (often static) and in many instances poorly detailed.
The only part of the show that I found entertaining were the puns/word play done by the polar bear.

There's ...

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