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Shirokuma Cafe

Alternative Titles

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


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: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.021 (scored by 8,153 users)
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Ranked: #5112
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Popularity: #1230
Members: 43,644
Favorites: 575
Ranked #511Popularity #1230Members 43,644
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Episodes: /50


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
Sakurai, Takahiro
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Endou, Aya
Endou, Aya


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

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

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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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

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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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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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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