Penguin's Memory: Shiawase Monogatari

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Synonyms: A Penguin's Memories
Japanese: ペンギンズ・メモリー幸福物語


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 22, 1985
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 10211,021 users)
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Ranked: #36332
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Popularity: #8271
Members: 3,239
Favorites: 22

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Mike is a penguin soldier who returns home after being injured during combat. Estranged from his family and friends, he leaves his hometown and starts to roam adrift through the country.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors




Tsuru, Hiromi





The Judge

Miyauchi, Kouhei



The Pianist

Tokoro, George


Masuyama, Eiko


Nakanishi, Taeko

Adams, Bob



Moriwaki, Makoto
Hikone, Norio
Storyboard, Original Character Design
Kanemori, Yoshinori
Animation Director, Character Design
Nagaoka, Akinori
Chief Animation Director


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Aug 11, 2017
Mowse98 (All reviews)

This is a hidden gem. The fact that only 340 people have got this on their list is quite disappointing. I am currently taking part in the recommendation clubs August/September challenge. I have to watch a show from each year from 1985-2004 in the next two months. I found this browsing the archived seasonal charts and thought, "Hmm, this might just be stupid enough to be enjoyable!".

Let me say, I was wrong. This is not stupid at all! This was such an eyeopener for me! This film looks silly. Bearing in mind my thoughts going into it, the first shot was a read more
Jul 13, 2020
spikebomb5 (All reviews)
It is almost sickly sweet but in a good way. It is a very good presentation in tone and mood. Perfectly conveys the emotional states of the characters. Music is high quality and memorable and very melancholy. I cried like a baby through most of the movie. The external conflicts weren't that great or were resolved easily. The internal conflicts were the main draw dealing with war,death, ptsd, survivors guilt, finding peace, and whether to choose love over your dreams. A very good movie to watch when you're in a sad place mentally as it can provide catharsis and optimism. Especially with the people being read more
Feb 16, 2019
MK_Alex (All reviews)
Hmmm this was certainly an interesting watch. But the most interesting thing is actually how uninteresting it is. This movie is just a regular movie from the 80’s that happens to use animated penguins instead of actors. No penguin puns or references whatsoever, no flashy animation sequences that would be lost in live action. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t bad it was just absolutely nothing special. The only original thing it has going for it is the novelty that it is penguins. I will go in depth in the body but my final judgement and reccomendation lies in the conclusory paragraph if you wish read more
Jul 13, 2018
Pockeyramune919 (All reviews)
Originally from Anilist:

Shiawase Monogatari is a strange little film that has nearly been lost in the annals of history. You aren't likely to find it and are even less likely to find someone who has watched it. As an example of this, I only made the decision to watch and review this film because hardly anyone else has, and I cannot even recall how I heard of this movie.

The plot follows as such: Mike is a (presumably) Little Penguin who is an American Vietnam War (referred in the anime as the Delta War) veteran who (like the rest of world) speaks Japanese. The story revolves read more


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