Re:cycle of the Penguindrum

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Synonyms: Mawaru Penguindrum Movie
Japanese: Re:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM


Type: Movie
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 29, 2022 to Jul 22, 2022
Producers: King Records
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 2 hr. 16 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 934934 users)
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Ranked: #32912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5622
Members: 12,879
Favorites: 35

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Compilation of Mawaru Penguindrum, including new scenes.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Masakazu
Ikuhara, Kunihiko
Director, Sound Director, Screenplay
Yamada, Haru
Sound Director
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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"Boku no Sonzai Shoumei (僕の存在証明)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru Metro Orchestra (eps 2)

Ending Theme

1: "Nornir (ノルニル)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru Metro Orchestra
2: "Boku no Sonzai Shoumei (僕の存在証明)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru Metro Orchestra


Apr 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
If you're thinking about using this as an introduction to Penguindrum: don't.
These movies are, by necessity, an incredibly abridged version of the Penguindrum story. They took out a lot of the worst parts about the show, but they also took out a lot of the best parts as well. Part of the fun of Penguindrum is the slow descent into the story and detailed build-up followed by the satisfying pay-off, but these movies go at an absolutely breakneck speed the entire way through. It does not give the viewer room to ponder the questions which the story presents, before either shifting to an entirely ...
Apr 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I was expecting a movie similar to Adolescence of Utena, but unfortunately that is not what I got. Most of the movie is compiling the main plot of the series, along with a few new scenes (since this likely takes place inbetween the old and new universe), which are interesting but I dont feel that it is worth watching the whole movies for.

Additionally, I feel that putting them into this order ruins its pacing. The strength of an episodic series is that inbetween episodes, you are given time to digest what had just happened. However, this is not the case for a movie format. ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Re:cycle of the Penguindrum Episode 2 Discussion
Catalano - Apr 26
7 repliesby eblf2013 »»
Oct 17, 1:10 PM
Poll: Re:cycle of the Penguindrum Episode 1 Discussion
Catalano - Apr 20
2 repliesby eblf2013 »»
Oct 17, 12:17 PM
Which version is better?
Monochrosanity - Aug 6, 2022
5 repliesby Farabeuf »»
Aug 6, 1:06 PM
For those that watched - Is this just a recap or a retelling like Utena did?
eblf2013 - May 24, 2022
6 repliesby iNinjeek »»
Apr 14, 2:59 AM
any plans to fansub this?
g83 - Jul 24, 2022
6 repliesby rktales »»
Apr 12, 4:32 AM