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Pingu in the City

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English: Pingu in the City
Japanese: ピングー in ザ・シティ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:20 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Other
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.581 (scored by 7,604 users)
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Ranked: #752
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Popularity: #2522
Members: 24,405
Favorites: 659


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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
Apr 4, 2018
Arimias (All reviews)
"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 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
Apr 6, 2018
MrXboxdylan (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 4, 2018
Eoussama (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 18, 2018
TK8878 (All reviews)
Review in brief: Pingu’s surprise anime reboot, while a resounding hit with pre-established fans of the European claymation series, is difficult to recommend to newcomers despite being fairly entertaining in its own right. Though this short series provides simple fun, it’s a definitive step down from the older claymation seasons. That said, if you’re already a fan you’ll probably like Pingu in the City just fine.

Review in full: Though this review is solely about Pingu in the City, it would be difficult to truly understand what’s right or wrong about it without looking back to its source. Originating from Switzerland read more
Oct 17, 2018
Ke_Zunjian (All reviews)
Pingu in the city is based on an older pingu which aired on 1990 to 2006. It was, at the time, the most enjoyable show I've ever watched when I was a child. Though granted, some of the details may have been lost in childish nostalgia but one thing is what I remembered from that old classic, I was anticipating each and every new episode in the morning whenever I get up. It's amazing to see that most of what I loved from the past still has been implemented in this show. All the characters I've come to know and love to the classic "noot-noot" read more