Pingu and his family move from their small village to the big city; in which there are many people with many different occupations. The ever-curious Pingu tries to join them at their jobs, but his mischievous side gets the better of him and he ends up messing things up.
Alright so, this anime was great and all, but I think the manga was way better. It was way more descriptive and the art was better. But anyways, let’s talk about the actual anime.
I did enjoy the sound, I loved the beautiful sounds of Pingu and his friends. Nice sounds for fight scenes as well. They did a great job with those.
The romance never got to the next level, but the friendships were everlasting and unforgettable!! Also, the perverted content appealed to the boys I shared it with, and they loved how the girls didn’t wear clothes. Last but not least, it had amazing plot
twists. I definitely recommend this anime. :3
"Noot noot" - Pingu as he raises the flag over Reichstag, Battle of Berlin, 1945.
At long last, the wait is finally over. Quite possibly the most anticipated, highly praised, Academy Awards nominated piece presented by Polygon Pictures: Pingu In The City has finally come to its conclusion. There were tears, laughs, sighs of relieve, and joyous times all around the globe on March 31st, 2018.
Making its debut on Oct 7th 2017, fans, viewers, and even haters would rejoice for the Second Coming of animes. Some people were even skeptical about Pingu in a new environment; surrounded by the city lights, away from his igloo, making
his debut into the big city. But boy, were they wrong. Once again, Pingu managed to captivate, charm, and woe us in this masterpiece of a show. Most of the people reading this review right now will think I'm simply just a troll, encouraging the word of our lord Pingu just to spread dead memes and lulz. Even the mods might delete this in due time. Rest assured though, I'm speaking sincerely from the bottom of my heart: I have never quite seen something so motivating, inspiring, heart-wrenching, and realistic modern anime in all my years of living. I will continue to spread the ways of Pinguism for as long as I live, no matter the costs.
This review, while may sounding biased (nothing wrong with that), will cover all the aspects of Pingu in the City. Sounds, artwork, story, and my overall enjoyment of the film - what I thought it did right, and what I thought it did right again. So without further ado, let's get to the main factors on why Pingu in the City has perfect tens across the board.
"We adults normally don't like work, we feel it's dull to work. But Pingu can change any dull work into a funny and interesting thing to do. So let's set Pingu the challenge to try out lots of different jobs." - Naomi Iwata
As expected, Pingu in the City delivers only improvements and more quality from its predecessors. Being a reboot of the series, it delivers top-notch quality story telling that gets the audiences attention within the first few seconds of the show. A very basic summary of only a significant portion of the first-rate plotline goes like this: Pingu and his family move from their poor, small village to a big, rich city and trying to help poor innocent penguins with their jobs: reaching their full potential in their duties of work and making Ameri- *ahem* excuse me, Antarctica great again. Each episode consists of Pingu and his friends going out of their ways to help make their new home as lively as possible. Delivering superb character development of Pingu throughout his adventures, the challenges and struggles Pingu must endure, and the many friendships and break-ups Pingu goes through, only to stand tall at the end of each episode, no matter the situation. Pingu is the Super Man of the anime world. Nothing can stop him, as he's invincible to touch from the years of service he's done.
The story explores many, many themes that the audience will find themselves reflecting upon: Choices in career, your own morality and why you exist on Earth, the duality of good and evil, and how without the one, the other wouldn't exist. Pingu also explores heavy subject matters : War, violence, destruction, corruption, sex, real world issues that we see on TV all the time but not pay much attention to. Pingu in the City isn't just made to teach kids the important of growing up, it's a reflection to us adults, a reminder that it's not too late to give up on our dreams we once had, to stand up in what we believe in, to fight for what's right. Pingu in the City outshines all, and rightfully earns its place.
While delivering an exceptional story, it's no surprised that the artwork for Pingu is also perfect in every aspect. Polygon Pictures made sure to change the art style for the better to help bring in more modern fans of anime. Keisuke Tsuchihasi, the animator of Pingu, has the brilliant idea of making Pingu 3D using CGI technology, saying it was "the way they could maintain the quality, touch, feel and movement of the clay animation". The big city, the central and main area in with the world of Pingu in the City exists, is a brilliant and breathtaking view to look at. The buildings and erected skyscrapers shine bright when Pingu looks up at the sky. The cars, pedestrians, lights, roads, grass, homes, every aspect is designed to resemble our world. Something that most animes these days fail to do. The artwork is simply a masterpiece.
With not only its amazing environmental sound surrounding Pingu on his adventures to help people with the jobs, the way the penguins talk has a very, deeper connection. Pinguish, the complex and very philosophical language consists of only four words: "Neet, nit, nute, and noot" While some may think it's strange that we can't understand the penguins talk Pinguish, Pingu in the City makes references of their language to a dystonian world, similar to George Orwell's "1984", of the similarities between "newspeak", the language in 1984, and Pinguish. The governments oppressive actions of limiting the freedom of the penguins has taken into full affect. Pingu realises this, and wants to put a stop to it. A true hero. But were going a little off-topic: Behind the deeper meaning of Pinguish, and the deluxe sounds the environment of the Big City, the only piece of music I'd find the best in the entire series is the short, but captivating main theme song. "Neet nit nit nute nit neet nit noot (Pingu, Pingu)" Very short, but amazing lyrics. It will get the audience hyped up for whenever Pingu in the City starts.
My enjoyment of Pingu in the City can best be described as winning the Cash4Life lottery. My life changed for the best when I first starting watching Pingu, to its ending episode, I was hooked from the very moment I laid eyes on Pingu. Every aspect about Pingu in the City left me in awestruck, and I was wanting more. Hopefully, Polygon Pictures will announce the sequel to Pingu in the City very soon. Let's keep our fingers crossed, people. So there's not much else to say about Pingu in the City that was already said above. The captivating, inspiring, motivational, dark, and gripping story-line of Pingu in the City, the exceptional 3D CGI artwork, and all the care that went into it, the deeper meaning of the sounds and beautiful portrayal of an opening theme songs, to my enjoyment of hoping for a sequel: Pingu in the City is a piece ahead of its time.
Pingu in the City is an amazing show with plenty of laughs. The characters are charming and the humor is top notch. The mimicking of the claymation stayed true to the original concept and the lack of dialogue makes this a universally appealing anime with no language barrier. Pingu in the City is very episodic and realistically you could watch any episode in any order back to back as there isn't any real overarching story. This is a simple kids show and a great one at that. Very little shows can capture the charming, carefree nature of children as well as this did. I personally
felt this was masterfully done, the simplicity only adds to the overall genius of this show. This show has a variety of simple, easy to understand themes sprinkled throughout each episode and you could come out learning something even if it's a simple lesson it's important. This show isn't for everyone, being a kids show doesn't mean it won't appeal to adults (I mean I certainly enjoyed it) but there is a clear audience in mind and taking that into consideration this clearly not only nails it in that ballpark, it perfectly encapsulates everything a kids show should and ought to be. I highly recommend this show if you enjoy carefree wholesome kid shows that is fairly simple to grasp and understand. Kids will surely enjoy this show, some adults can come to like and appreciate this show as well. Truly a modern-day masterpiece that won't be forgotten. 10/10.
Just imagine over several thousand of years had passed, the human race would have gone extinct ages ago, and the wildlife had taken control over once again, some form of life descended to earth, and discovered the Disney park, now wouldn't they think we human, the previous residents of earth were worshiping Micky mouse, regarding him as a mighty god? well, what would happen if they were to get a copy of the Pingu in the city series? now that would be something to be looking for, wouldn't it? but seriously guys, the series that emerged from our dark nature of memes, and gained most
of its popularity from that is our focus for this review, I won't lie when I say, I picked up interest in this show just to take part of the meme community, and was greeted with a whole different experience when watching it.
This is going to be, an honest and an unbiased review of the series, “Pingu in the city”.
- Story (6/10):
The score in here varies from a person to another, I'm sure if someone else, younger than I am, would have given it a slightly higher score, but as for me, -the viewer, it felt like an easy 6 on the scale of ten, the story, while not completely dull, it follows our protagonist, a young male Penguin called, well, you guessed it, “Pingu”, that goes through his daily life, having fun sometimes, probably working hard in others, struggling like the average kids would. The story focuses more on his relationships with his family and friends, It's very wholesome and family friendly, and honestly, geared more towards a younger audience.
- Art (7/10):
Nothing very remarkable or outstanding, it's done all in CG, and surprisingly enough, taking in consideration the context, it's not that bad, you would typically see big-time shows screwing up the CG moments, but not this one. nothing is too overkill or anything, which really helps keep up the peaceful kind of atmosphere to the environment of the story.
- Sound (7/10):
Long have people complained about the lack of subtitles in this one, but honestly, why would you need any? the whole time, the characters are screaming nonsense, literally, some form of complex jibberish, and on fewer occasions, they would yield “Noot Noooot” very awkwardly, and yet, there is zero misunderstanding when it comes to following the characters' dialogs and interactions, the opening and ending are very, very simple, but do they stick to your memory that easy.
- Character (8/10):
What I really loved about this show, is how consistent the main cast is, who said only shows with lots of characters are successful? we don't see many familiar faces, because first, they are all penguins, and look similar to one another, and second, even though the city is so big, everyone seemed to know each other, outside of Pingu's family (which is one of 4 members), you have few of Pingu's friends and close relatives, and that's it. the show is typical, self-centered around Pingu, because, duh, he's the protagonist, but it's his everyday life that makes the cast wider by margins compared to the first episode.
- Enjoyment (7/10):
Trying to sum this one up, I'd say, I liked the show, I didn't love it nor did I hate it, simply had watched a decent show, where I didn't have a lot of things to complain about (which by the way would find me doing on even the most credible and popular well-written stories), if you overlooked the fact that it looks very childish, it's a really decent show to watch on your spare time.
- Overall (7/10):
Wow, even I am surprised that this lived up to be worth 7 out of 10 at this point, I'm not going to introduce a lot of people to this show, but for the ones who want something wholesome, here's your pick.