Penguin Highway

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ペンギン・ハイウェイ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 17, 2018
Licensors: Eleven Arts
Studios: Studio Colorido
Source: Novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 2165121,651 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2296
Members: 58,365
Favorites: 220

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Synopsis

For a child, Aoyama has knowledge comparable to an adult. As such, he is often teased by his classmates. He also has a crush on the friendly woman he recently met at a dental office. One morning, penguins start mysteriously appearing around his neighborhood. Nobody knows where they came from and how they managed to get there. Aoyama is determined to find out more, and he joins his new crush in researching the penguins.

As time passes, they discover a levitating sphere which they nickname "The Sea." Whatever goes into The Sea does not come back out, and the only things that can destroy it are the penguins. However, something horrifying is created when the penguins do...

Penguin Highway follows Aoyama and the woman's research on the mysterious penguins' origin, as well as the many difficulties Aoyama faces throughout his investigation.

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Background

Winner of the Excellence Award on the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Lady

Main
Aoi, Yuu
Japanese

Aoyama

Main
Kita, Kana
Japanese

Uchida

Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese

Hamamoto

Supporting
Han, Megumi
Japanese

Aoyama, Sister

Supporting
Kuno, Misaki
Japanese

Aoyama, Father

Supporting
Nishijima, Hidetoshi
Japanese

Suzuki

Supporting
Fukui, Miki
Japanese

Aoyama, Mother

Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese

Hamamoto, Father

Supporting
Takenaka, Naoto
Japanese

Staff

Satou, Junichi
Producer
Nakatake, Tetsuya
Assistant Producer
Ishida, Hiroyasu
Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


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Ending Theme

"Good Night" by Hikaru Utada



Aug 24, 2018
-HippySnob- (All reviews)
"Penguins inexplicably appear in a suburb some distance from the sea, and a grade-school boy seeks to solve the mystery, in this humorous and at times philosophical novel for young adults that puts author Tomihiko Morimi's playful sensibilities on full display."

Adapted from the most finest work since Tatami Galaxy, The Night is Short, and The Eccentric Family

"As the wind blew, the grass sparkled, wet from the morning dew. There was a squeaking noise that sounded like the school’s floors creaking. In the middle of the huge empty lot, there were a number of penguins waddling around."

Going embark into superstitious child-oriented but with eccentric wholesomeness from read more
Mar 4, 2019
YTG21 (All reviews)
Very good movie with excellent visuals. Recommend it. Worth your time. Shame it didn't get hyped as much as other good anime movies.I would give this a solid 9 plus.

This movie is about a pretty smart and curious kid who happens to fall in love with a dentist. The dentist is an actual mystery as the little boy happens to unravel that mystery. The kid is not like super genius but your above-average kid with keen scientific experiments.Do watch the movie with good quality. Because the visuals will blow you away. Don't want to spoil the awesome experience by saying more.
Do watch this if you read more
Nov 12, 2018
fillyy (All reviews)
Penguin Highway is an anime film about a boy who is mature for his age but still has some things to learn as a growing boy. He is a genius kid who finds great interest in researching new and bizarre phenomena. The film is structured quite well and uses a lot of metaphors through the animation and storytelling to represent the coming-of-age of his character. This film does have a bloated run-time of about two hours and it compromised some of my enjoyment. The dialogue is poorly written and attempts at humour in the film don't quite cut it. I do appreciate the representation of read more
Feb 23, 2019
Saacool (All reviews)
So this is probably the visually best animated movie I've ever seen. If you know you're going to see it, see it on the biggest possible screen, you won't regret it.

That said its not without its faults, there is one overlying issue, and a couple less intrusive issues that mean my enjoyment does need to be qualified.

First and foremost the art is easily 10/10. Just absolutely gorgeous graphical quality, solid animation, the framing occasionally questionable but that's an issue for later.

The story on the other hand suffers heavily. I could just leave it at: "This movie only exists for visuals" but theres definitely a read more

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