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Pingu in the City

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Synonyms: Pingu
Japanese: ピングー in ザ・シティ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:20 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Other
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.421 (scored by 12,276 users)
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Ranked: #1582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2565
Members: 19,745
Favorites: 637


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Nov 10, 2017
CatSoul (All reviews)
In 1986, the “Pingu” animated children’s program began in its home country of Switzerland. The cartoon quickly became a worldwide hit because of its unique, universal method of storytelling and simple humor that entertained all ages. There were two countries in particular where “Pingu” became a massive hit: the United Kingdom and Japan. The United Kingdom-based company HIT Entertainment purchased the rights to “Pingu” for a whopping £15.9 million after production on the Swiss version was stopped in 2000. They used their investment to produce more episodes of the series from the years of 2003 to 2006.

Both the Swiss and British versions of “Pingu” were read more
Nov 10, 2017
backdoornight (All reviews)
Pingu in the City's first weeks in MyAnimeList's database have been rather turbulent. We've got everything from obnoxious, unfunny kids giving it either extremely high or low scores and its occasional inclusion in the overall top 10 through spam-filled, rule-breaking 'reviews' to toxic discussions over its status as an "anime" given the lack of loud, spiky-haired boys and annoying copy/pasted teenaged girls with extremely large eyes among its characters.

Pingu in the City can be better described as a spin-off of sorts to the award-winning European animated series "Pingu". The Western version of this show features the titular Pingu's various stunts and misadventures in a South read more
Nov 11, 2017
HappyD (All reviews)
This is meant to be a fair preview of NHK’s 2017 children’s anime “Pingu in the City.”
In this preview, I aim to provide credible information regarding this anime to those who might look into this show no further than reading the reviews on this page.

Story 6/10:
As the newest season of a mainly episodic series with little to no overarching plot, Pingu in the City is by no means groundbreaking. With that being said, the 6 episodes of this season that have aired are far from bad. The stories are predictable and follow traditional themes of children’s storytelling, but there is a uniting theme read more