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: 7.211 (scored by 11501,150 users)
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Ranked: #36622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5700
Members: 13,432
Favorites: 36

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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


Dec 14, 2023
Fate... Belonging... Love... these are all things Mawaru Penguindrum addresses, and it does so expertly, albeit in not the most easily digestible manner. Penguindrum is an incredibly deep and complex series. It makes heavy use of symbolism and metaphors that are not easily noticeable nor understood. If one makes an effort to try and understand it, Mawaru Penguindrum is an exceptionally impactful series. This effort to try and understand Mawaru Penguindrum will likely require more than one watch of the series-- and this is where Re:cycle of the Penguindrum comes into play. Before I begin the review proper, I wish to express that I DO ...
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 ...
Jan 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings
As another reviewer said, if you've never seen Mawaru Penguindrum and are thinking about watching these movies to find out what it's all about, don't do that. They move so quickly through the plot points of the series that it's difficult to keep track of what's going on, who the various characters are, or how in the world they relate to the other characters. It gets particularly bad in the second movie. I will need to go rewatch the series to remind myself of exactly what's going on.

Also, by watching the movies first, you miss out on what is (in my opinion) the best part ...

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Which version is better?
Monochrosanity - Aug 6, 2022
6 repliesby SinLegend »»
Dec 31, 2023 10:12 PM
Poll: Re:cycle of the Penguindrum Episode 2 Discussion
Catalano - Apr 26, 2023
7 repliesby eblf2013 »»
Oct 17, 2023 1:10 PM
Poll: Re:cycle of the Penguindrum Episode 1 Discussion
Catalano - Apr 20, 2023
2 repliesby eblf2013 »»
Oct 17, 2023 12:17 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, 2023 2:59 AM
any plans to fansub this?
g83 - Jul 24, 2022
6 repliesby rktales »»
Apr 12, 2023 4:32 AM