Penguin Highway

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ペンギン・ハイウェイ
Spanish: Penguin Highway: El Misterio de los Pingüinos
French: Le Mystère des Pingouins
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 17, 2018
Licensors: Eleven Arts
Studios: Studio Colorido
Source: Novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.551 (scored by 3124631,246 users)
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Ranked: #16092
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Popularity: #2220
Members: 85,068
Favorites: 314

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Aoi, Yuu


Kita, Kana


Han, Megumi


Kugimiya, Rie

Aoyama, Sister

Kuno, Misaki

Aoyama, Father

Nishijima, Hidetoshi


Fukui, Miki

Aoyama, Mother

Noto, Mamiko

Hamamoto, Father

Takenaka, Naoto


Nakatake, Tetsuya
Assistant Producer
Ishida, Hiroyasu
Director, Storyboard


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"Good Night" by Hikaru Utada


Jul 20, 2023
This movie was a really decent movie to watch and enjoy with family. It was a kids hunt type of film solving a mystery and as a teenager it was a great thing leaving a tear in my eye at the end. The magic with penguins in Japan suddenly came there. One boy wanted to know how and why it happened. The animation was great plus with the art-style making a nice blend to the blender. The pacing was really slow, but you will manage to watch it. The voice acting from dub and sub were really good as-well. I prefer both. The soundtrack as-well ...
Jun 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
“Penguin Highway” is what happens when You want to write a mystery but You lack the skills to pull it off organically.

We follow Aoyama - a fourth grader with knowledge compared to that of an adult… or at least he thinks so. He likes to indulge himself in pseudo scientific experiments that probably fuel his ego. One of his journals is entirely dedicated to “Geometric study of boobs”, now that’s a branch of science I can get behind. He has an ego, he treats others with reservation and sees himself as more than a child. To be honest… he’s annoying. Watching him is like watching ...
Aug 23, 2022
The epitome of bad writing and cliche. this movie is everything i hate about anime. The characters are unlikeable, filled to the brim with (bad) cliches. I like cliches, when theyre done right but not when they arent interesting, arent funny, and are not ENTERTAINING.... (anime writer: woah! entertainment? but thats the last thing that i, an anime writer thinks about when i write a screenplay.... )
Ive never before rolled my eyes or facepalmed watching something so much until i watched this anime. It also has a hint of pseudointelligence that i despise so much in japanese media. I know Japanese and i watch ...

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