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Dec 22, 2011 10:08 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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So it's finally here! PENGUIN DRUM! YEAH! Wild! Totally insane in the following,

Naturally everyone has a heart and emotions. So this is why everyone has it. The ending was just crazy of this episode and so was this series. It was totally insane. What I find the most insane and I TT_TT so much! Nothing can describe the following,

RINGO! SHOUMA! Unbelievable the pain of seeing him disappear just like that.

One of the poignant things is Himari being seen far many more times naked with a full frontal one in the spoiler (NSFW)
not only did her body parts were shown very well along with their curves, however the thing of that is IMO the creator wanted to show more of an Eve naked or should I say Himari’s innocence through sheer nakedness. Artistically speaking it makes sense as much as understanding Yuri’s father art insanity to an extent on harming her. Artists all think differently so do their notions. Himari’s fan service is therefore none like many assumed around the net of what I read. So in a way that was nice to see her innocence through her naked beauty. Kind of like a crystal.

About the box, the fact of this part is that Shouma/Kanba’s faces along with their bodies in the spoiler
were not in good shape. The presentation of the 2 boxes was quite intriguing as it served its purpose in showing the brother’s struggle in all this. In thee end of it both brothers shared half of the Kiga apple in the spoiler
as a result sharing the burden in half. Which clearly looked like Kanba at first taking the burden to himself.

About Fate Train part 1, at first I really though that Kanba surrounded by his men here looked cool and even more so in the spoiler
due to how it was shown. The reference is clear as stone with the 95 sign here. A reference to the past incidents. Loved seeing
Himari’s sleeping face here and Kanba looked more badass with his face here. Found it hilarious while baffling of the penguins in the spoiler
while the one of Kanba breaks his porn collection, WTF is up with the other one breaking eggs on himself. For some reason Sanetoshi gets a nice face close up here. While I find that dangerously the hat is close to him here. Not sure if it’s bad but I don’t trust him with any of the hats. For some reason Shouma’s face here looks good and of course Himari’s hand here is so white it’s incredible. While I have to admit that Kanba looked like a Prince and Himari like a Snow white in the spoiler
around that part.

About Fate train part 2, as soon as Ringo appeared in the spoiler
I was fully cheering on! It was amazing! I loved her eyes there too and Sanetoshi looks cocky towards Ringo here. While I did love Shouma’s face here due to its serious stance, I cannot fathom as to why the heck would Shouma’s penguin do eggs cooked this time? Must mean something as in Shouma being going forward in RAW style but now he is more prepared since the eggs are also as in cooked. Interesting analogy.

About Survival Strategy, I was actually more surprised of Himari not having those eyes of a different colour. That was quite refreshing as her eyes are of a different colour when she does that. While I did find the hat going down nice with the sparkles and twirls, I was totally confused on how Himari did not really go well here. Hard somewhat for me to spot her position like that. However she was hot along with Kanba in the spoiler
while Himari looked sexy there, Kanba on the other hand was dead serious. Notice the different symbols in the background ranging from bombs to love to the Tokyo tower. It was totally hilarious to see Kanba’s penguin being in his uniform of Karate having killed more of his collection. Now I noticed that as soon as the red circle appeared here and Himari stepping on it made it break, that it Kanba’s fault. It was very very hard with pain to see Himari getting all cut up in the spoiler
she looked terrible apart from bleeding. That is rather shown interestingly as a sparkly trail here and as red cells floating around here. While that may be interesting the cup for rinsing out after brushing your teeth was interesting here. For it showed Himari’s interest in H2 but also Kanba’s cup and that of Shouma whom is hilarious in shape. I did like that the knitting reference here. While it was to see that Shouma was on the white side of things and that he decides to do something here but man it sucked he got cut too here. That was not cool. I find that the penguins in the spoiler
represent nicely the three. The one with the pink stuff around his face represent Himari for sure while not sure which ones of the other 2 represent Kanba/Shouma. However it was fun that all had fun here.

About the payments starting, well certainly the one of Kanba in the spoiler
was blood bursting to be exact. It’s like all the wounds he got suddenly inflicted themselves upon him. I guess that is what happens when Sanetoshi tricks Kanba. Himari was quite something being affectionate towards Kanba here and that black doll was well shown here. Himari’s cuts on her hands in the spoiler
was quite painful to watch. It really looked like the red blood cells do indeed damage like a knife cutting out. Himari was so cute here since she was younger back then and of course I was baffled a little by the red blood cells here suddenly turning into Kiga apples. Despite finding that the penguins all eating apples was a hilarious small moment, I find that Kanba’s heart ripping in the spoiler
was a #2 painful thing to watch. The blood made it worse.

About the payments starting part 2, as soon as Ringo here was shown here I knew that the Fate transfer started. I knew somehow she knew the spell deep down. A rather interesting depiction here of the lives and “Scorpion fire” whom IMO is where the bombs are placed. While Kanba holding Himari like a prince here pays dearly in the spoiler
as his payment has to do with Himari’s saving from the child broiler and the ones of Shouma to save Ringo from her fate of paying for the transfer. So one gets crystallized while the other gets burned to cinders. Great fucking way man! Kept saying “impossible!” and “You can’t do this as an END! You can’t!” Damn that sucked shit that it ended up like that. WTF will be my Ringo x Shouma? Never going to happen I see. Sanetoshi was an ass here seeing Kanba off like that. Even so his sacrifice did bring Himari back here. As for the payment of Ringo, Shouma as the bombs activated and detonated here, initiated a waggon separation here. That ended in saving everyone as I suspect the waggon went into another dimension/time line. As a result it is shown here that all penguins self close in box.

About Sanetoshi/Momoka meeting, starts out nicely with a spotlight setup on opposite rails. Notice right away super Frog red book behind Sanetoshi here and you find out something interesting That the Frog indeed paid for its sin since it’s red and not green anymore. While Momoka in the spoiler
had a rather nasty smile while going into the dark dragging both hats. In thee end Himari woke up with a shard of glass, which plain simply means it really did happen despite being all over.

About thee end, let’s separate it simply style into three parts that tell a lot.

Yuri/Tabuki, both were nice in the spoiler
it shows their love being stronger than ever and affirmative as both swore their love again. Furthermore it shows Tabuki survived the knife attack.

Mario/Natsume: while Mario in the spoiler
looks fine and so I assume the payment was done by Kanba towards that too. As Natsume does not even remember him well enough.

Himari/Ringo: very interesting setup to end this anime. Seems like a total World Line change and major at that. According to the spoiler
Himari has her father/mother back. Furthermore this is shown by the bathroom cups and I did like that she is friends with Ringo at least still. The change and transfer is further proved with things left from the other world line in the spoiler
among them: Penguin of Himari, plushy that Kanba/Shouma broke with a note, note makes Himari cry thus suggesting she still remembers her feelings for them and finally the scar is still there. BINGO! Nailed it! No the proof is needed for a memory loss occurred in Ringo/Himari and this also happens in Steins Gate. It’s a side effect of changing lines less you have Reading Steiner.

Conclusion, I don’t know too much of what to make in the spoiler
other than Kanba/Shouma/Himari/Natsume are dead and that all are going around the Universe. Simply put it’s called astral travel. That is what it showed as for Kanba/Shouma but not sure why only the Penguins of Himari/Natsume are following Kanba/Shouma. Perhaps it just means they are waiting for both of them to die and join them. The symbols and meanings. Back when I though as nothing much of this series turned out such a powerful message and meaning. Seems to me the author is indeed saying that much of Japan's society is paying for the war and that many families have suffered since with that curse. This is just one of many messages to be interpreted.

In thee end solid 9/10 for me.

BTW End art in the spoiler
is one heck of an amazing group shot including Mario/H2/Momoka and the brothers when they were younger as well as old.

Image Stitches done in the spoiler
some nice Kanba x Himari.
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Dec 22, 2011 10:10 AM

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10/10
still crying
 
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Dec 22, 2011 10:11 AM
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Crying bitch tears. Anime of the year. Of all years. It was an amazing ride, and an amazing end.
I have no words. It's bittersweet, it's bittersweet as hell, especially when we saw a picture of Himari and... was it Ringo's parents? instead of all the Takakuras, and the scene where Himari cries at that poorly sewed teddy bear... but this ending is simply beautiful.
I thought that Kamba will die for love since he got the apple in the box, but god, he shared it ;_; and they both died for love... But then again it turns out they're probably real twins in the fate they changed the previous one to. It's actually kind of sweet.
I can hear shipperfags crying, but, as I am a shipfag myself, I was actually pretty much happy with what we got. And Tabuki/Yuri scene. Though I'm still not sure what is exactly the way they love each other. Who cares. At least they got a happy end.
To think the end was implied on the very start, in a small talk of kids (who turn out to be main heroes in the end)... Well, we all thought it'll be significant, but... No one knew WHO is going to die for love.

I think I'll write more when I'll watch the episode subbed. Or at least a raw which isn't lagging like the Keyhole.

10/10 for this series either way
 
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Dec 22, 2011 11:06 AM
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Kamba and Shouma exchange the promise? Kamba finding the apple and he shared with Shouma.

Ringo also came to the train. W H uses Himari's important phrase for the song, and the spell is "Let's eat the destined fruits"?

Kamba's blood becoming apple is... So the apple is the penguindrum?

Kamba shattering after finding his "light". And Shouma is sharing the pain with burning Ringo. + confession.

Ringo's sister took both hats away!! And the black bears became white.

The history is changed, so Kamba and Shouma are not related to the girls.
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Dec 22, 2011 11:09 AM

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Gosh, crying with mad tears despite being at work, despite the lagging keyhole..

back in September I wrote:

not like I was 100% right... but the truth is - the show turned out to be way more than just anime of the year.

11/10

and I agree with Qashqai, being a shipper myself, I'm still very happy with this ending.
And that split, shared apple - this was truly awesome! Can't wait for subs... will definitely watch and rewatch the episode many many more times. And will definitely post here. Afterall, this was the only show that made me want to think and write here reaaaally badly.
 
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Dec 22, 2011 11:33 AM

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Spoilers ahead.



10/10
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Dec 22, 2011 11:52 AM

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Pure fucking amazing, had my doubts with how it will end. But fuck man, it was great.
10/10.
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Dec 22, 2011 12:08 PM
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I have to say this has been quite the wild ride. I definitely have mixed emotions about the end. I am a fan of happy endings, I tend to preference them. I didn't start this series expecting something so bittersweet. I am happy it worked out in its own way and I love the deeper meaning throughout the entire series. The music was great, the visuals were some of the best I had seen this year.

I am rating the series an 8, it was a 9 for me but I just can't.
 
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Dec 22, 2011 12:53 PM

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It was so EPIC that I don't know how to describe.
I would prefer a happy ending, but this is so GOOD that I can't complain.

I'm hesitating. Perfect score rate in my list is 0.31%, should I give this?
 
Dec 22, 2011 1:33 PM

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WOW

I didn't expect it to end like this. Last episode I thought the best solution would be to let Himari finally sleep in since she already accepted her fate.

The boys. They died for love. A promise made when sharing the apple of fate ;__;
I'm satisfied with how it turned out, it's bittersweet. At least Shouma and Kanba are together, and the penguins too.
 
Dec 22, 2011 1:36 PM

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I have to resist the urge to cry. The end was bittersweet, however I still think it was beautiful at the same time. I'm not able to describe which impressions the final episode left as well as the fact that my beloved series ended. I love Ikuhara for Mawaru Penguindrum, its just awesome how he managed to play with my feelings and my emotions in order to create such a beautiful show. As a shipfag, as a very hopeless dump shipfag, I was quiet satisfied with this.
 
Dec 22, 2011 1:40 PM

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SHOUMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. ;___;
Seriously, I am crying like a baby here.
It made my heart hurt soso much that Ringo doesn't even remember him.. (Because they're in a different.. what to call it? Timeline? Destiny? Lol..)
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Dec 22, 2011 2:43 PM

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quite honestly i felt this episode was rly refreshing ^_^
so much symbolism and so many beautiful scenes
 
Dec 22, 2011 3:10 PM

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I confess i was expecting something different...i dunno if im disappointed or not... but, it was a beautiful way to end it. A bit sailormoon-ish but way more sad here because we´ll never know if they will ever meet again...and even if they do, Ringo/Himari will be pedophiles because kiddie Kanba and Shou are like...6 years old now X(

So the penguindrum was Kanba´s other half : Shouma. It was the apple they shared in the verge of death. And damn i always knew it was Shouma who had the penguindrum! ever since the first moment the princess made the survival strategy always with Kanba, and never touched Shou.
Ok, so we didnt get many things explained, but i guess that was the point.

Himari became Ringo´s half sister, right? (remember when Ringo emailed her dad saying she wanted to visit him and his new daughter, i think that picture is Ringo´s dad with his new wife). Are they friends, or half siblings?

Shouma and Kanba forever together XD i would seriously cry if they were reborn and got separated, but it seems they´re fated to be together;)
They were A D O R A B L E as little kiddies and the ALL the penguins following them. It seems Nº3 and Esmeralda went to live with them;) i wanted to hug them all! Im so glad they were reborn ^.^ and they were the kids from the ep.1.

Great scene with Himari x Kanba almost kiss (again) and Shouma confessing to Ringo.Best love polygon ive ever seen, where i ship all of them
and Yuri x Tabuki was so cute~~~ Momoka x Sanetoshi short goodbye was also epic.

i must confess i felt on the verge of tears on the Masako/Mario scene. Like she woke up from a long dream. and then the same when Himari was crying without knowing why ;___;

10/10 and shall never leave my FAVS!;D and let me say im truly sad and depressed right now, because this masterpiece ended. Im so gonna miss this!

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Dec 22, 2011 3:46 PM

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I STILL DON'T GET A LOT OF THINGS!
but this episode was again beautiful.
The best scene for me is of course, the scene where Shouma was hugging Ringo and said I love you and disappears T-T
I didn't cry watching this... but I was a little little but teary

ok, I wanted Ringo to live but I didn't want Shouma and Kanba to "disappear"!
I don't really like the ending, but I love this series.

And I love the picture at the end of the episode!

*edit: It hurts me rewatching this... I don't want them to be separated!
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oh my god...I want to write a post, but am still in shock from the amazingness of this episode. Was not a disappointment, and this show will certainly be missed (what will I do without my weekly dose of Penguindrug). Will be put in my favorite list as soon as my screen stop blurring and my face dries.
 
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Extremely sad yet beautiful ending.

Edit: One thing I didn't understand (maybe because I don't really understand Japanese yet and I watched raw) was if Himari and Ringo remembered Shouma and Kanba at the end of the series or if the world changed just as it did when Momoka used her magic to get rid of Yuri's father and wounds. Himari found the stuffed bear and cried so I know she knew of what happened for her but did she know before that?
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hakufirefox said:
Extremely sad yet beautiful ending.

Edit: One thing I didn't understand (maybe because I don't really understand Japanese yet and I watched raw) was if Himari and Ringo remembered Shouma and Kanba at the end of the series


No, they have no memories of the brothers.

hakufirefox said:
Himari found the stuffed bear and cried so I know she knew of what happened for her but did she know before that?


She was crying but she said she didn't know why she was crying. So she didn't remember. Well, you could say a part of her heart "remembers", but that's all.
 
Dec 22, 2011 6:33 PM

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I cried :( what an ending to this show 10/10
 
Dec 22, 2011 7:48 PM

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Clearly copied the ending from Madoka, 4/10
 
Dec 22, 2011 7:53 PM

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AHH!! That was just soooo awesome!! I never expected this anime to end like this?
Why do Kanba and Sho have to disappear?? (but I have to say this ending is perfect)
Love the ShoXRingo moment. Awesome confession!
The penguins are still cute as ever~ The scene with them walking with kiddie Kanba and Shoma is soo kawaii!!
This anime has allowed me to see the true awesomeness of apples.
It is fate that penguindrum has become my favorite anime of the year. 10/10
 
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Clearly copied the ending from Madoka, 4/10


...huh? Have you even watched Madoka?


Anyway. This ending was so beautiful, I didn't expect the brothers to die. My eyes widened at the part where Shouma told Ringo it was 'their punishment.'

10/10, would erase my memory to watch again.
 
Dec 22, 2011 8:04 PM

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I have yet to recover my senses.
I haven't felt this way in a long time.
This series is astonishing.
10/10
 
Dec 22, 2011 8:06 PM

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Meh ending.
 
Dec 22, 2011 8:24 PM

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Factsies said:
Clearly copied the ending from Madoka, 4/10


and Madoka copied it's ending from the bible. :P

Anyway. Nice ending. The series wasn't perfect for me but still very good 8/10.
 
Dec 22, 2011 8:36 PM
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I liked how the conversation at the end between the two brothers is the same as the young boys in Ep.1 - with their fates/timelines/universe/whatever changed and they were 'switched out' for Kanba and Shouma. That brief conversation between those two boys in Ep. 1 gives more insight about what happened.

I'm a fan of all-around happy endings but I was okay with this one - for the most part. 9/10
 
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Anime of the year. Awesome storytelling, and music.
 
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I dunno guys. I feel like so much of the "symbolism" and "depth" was just pretentious posturing and pointless obligatory shock-value plot twists. Ringo's character development was great, but the rest of it...And don't even get me started on the ending.
I have no idea/10
 
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I wasn't expecting both Kanba and Shouma to disappear o-o
Tabuki x Yuri scene was nice~ and of course Shouma x Ringo scene <3
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Every "I love you" pulled my heartstrings. It was beautiful, or should I say Fabulous Max.

10/10
 
Dec 22, 2011 8:59 PM
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Absolutely stunning.
 
Dec 22, 2011 9:05 PM

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Marvelous, Beautful, Anime of The Year 2011, 11/10, etc, etc.

The only thing I will be missing are penguins, they've definetely powered this brilliant work :_:
 
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Tears are streaming down my face. I'm a damn mess right now. Fuck

I still don't like Shoma/Ringo and it bugs me. I should but I don't.
 
Dec 22, 2011 9:16 PM

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Wow just wow amazing ending for a very good anime.

The last episode just was amazing,many things finally makes fucking sense,i liked that the brothers at the end die,sad but it was the best ending.They using the Penguindrum to save Himari and Ringo,even that i mean they disappearing...they just accept their fate at the end : /

ShoumaxRingo scene was cute at the end saying the 3 magic words :(

Even after all that it was still a kinda happy ending,the piece of paper in the bear to say goodbye to Himari,seeing Shouma and Kanba being reborn,even that they are not together physically they will be together in their hearths T_T

Now the whole anime was very good,it had a very good story until the end,good comedy,good characters,amazing OST and whats even better a good fucking ending,without a doubt 9/10 and with high chances of rewatch it when BDs come out!

Btw i am going to miss that Penguins....they were sooooooo funny!
 
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I have to admit, I'm not entirely sure what happened. But it was awesome.

9/10 for me, but I still regard this as one of the best series out there. Will watch again one day.
 
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Haters gonna hate and hypers gonna hype

The end didn't satisfy me. I get why Himari needed the apple, since she was abandoned. But Shouma had parents. And teh Takakuras didn't seem the type to abandon him.

Kanba had his dad too. And what about Mario? What the hell was he doing in the anime?

And Momoka? Sanetoshi was a terrorist and his ghost was his curse. They didn't explain what was special about Momoka.

Too many unaswered questions.

So, for the Madokafags any anime that ends with a world reset is a copy huh? I wonder what those guys have to say about Lain...

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I dunno guys. I feel like so much of the "symbolism" and "depth" was just pretentious posturing and pointless obligatory shock-value plot twists.


So, when symbolism isn't pretentious? It was one of the good points. He told a very common story in a very creative way, with all the flashbacks and symbols. Though I did find the symbolism in this last ep a bit excessive.

Nice to see Kanba being cut by the broiler shards and Shouma being burned by Momoka fire.

But what I found really strange is that in the end they weren't together, even though the anime was about family. I guess Ikuhara decided to be a drama queen and have the boys sacrifice themselves to break the cycle of hate.

It was a very entertaining anime, Ringo and the penguins were awesome and the comedy was good AND smart. I don't think Ikuhara is a genius writer, but he is a genius director. The use of the OST, the way he managed the flashbacks and the symbolisms and the whole conduction of the anime were almost flawless.
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I have to admit, I'm not entirely sure what happened. But it was awesome.

9/10 for me, but I still regard this as one of the best series out there. Will watch again one day.


Really you said what I was thinking perfectly.

In the past two years we've been given two animes that both excite our emotions and keep us puzzled from story line, symbolism and other devices. Both Penguindrum and Madoka have given us a whimsical stories that drive the emotions of the viewer to each extreme. Not much else to say other then Mawaru is a amazing work of anime which should be remembered for years to come.

9/10
 
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Haters gonna hate and hypers gonna hype

The end didn't satisfy me. I get why Himari needed the apple, since she was abandoned. But Shouma had parents. And teh Takakuras didn't seem the type to abandon him.

Kanba had his dad too. And what about Mario? What the hell was he doing in the anime?

And Momoka? Sanetoshi was a terrorist and his ghost was his curse. They didn't explain what was special about Momoka.

Too many unaswered questions.

So, for the Madokafags any anime that ends with a world reset is a copy huh? I wonder what those guys have to say about Lain...

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I dunno guys. I feel like so much of the "symbolism" and "depth" was just pretentious posturing and pointless obligatory shock-value plot twists.


So, when symbolism isn't pretentious? It was one of the good points. He told a very common story in a very creative way, with all the flashbacks and symbols. Though I did find the symbolism in this last ep a bit excessive.

Nice to see Kanba being cut by the broiler shards and Shouma being burned by Momoka fire.

But what I found really strange is that in the end they weren't together, even though the anime was about family. I guess Ikuhara decided to be a drama queen and have the boys sacrifice themselves to break the cycle of hate.

It was a very entertaining anime, Ringo and the penguins were awesome and the comedy was good AND smart. I don't think Ikuhara is a genius writer, but he is a genius director. The use of the OST, the way he managed the flashbacks and the symbolisms and the whole conduction of the anime were almost flawless.


CYCLE OF HATE!? ENDING COPIED FROM CODE GEASS. /troll
 
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really great series sad to see it end, my mind was blown at least once in each episode. i almost cried but i held it in wanted to try it for once *mission accomplished?* so much meanings to this show not sure i got all of them but eh it was still great. in the end they all cared for each other! sad to see it ended like that i would have liked it to be all of them but i knew that i wasn't going to end that way. some shows leave a bitter taste when they end but i liked this one. satisfied. i loved the teddy bear scene i dead shed a few tears i guess i did fail.

oh and how could i forget about the penguins epicness, they entertained even in time of drama... penguin #1 who at the end, endured and did not read his magazines what a guy... i mean penguin! penguin #2 and his awesome cockroach slaying and eating habits. and penguin #3 who knitted and was just adorable and made us sad when she would fade away when himari passed...many many times... and esmeralda who was just plain epic and funny as hell and loved #1! i think they made the show even better :D

all in all i gave it a 9/10!!!
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I still wonder what are the roles of the penguins, and why it's named penguindrum...
 
Dec 22, 2011 9:43 PM

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Wow. Just wow. 10/10.

That ShoumaxRingo scene killed me... As good as Kanba/Himari scene was, I felt Ringo's and Shouma's was more emotional, perhaps it was the whole fire thing and Shouma basically saying "it's not hers to fix"... Or I'm probably just a big biased ShoumaxRingo fag.

My head is still full of fuck though. Lmao.

Can't believe there will be no more "WTF is going on!?!?!" on Thursdays....My mind got so use to all these confusions and fate crap :(

Epic.
 
Dec 22, 2011 9:44 PM

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i´ll....rewatch this thing, pure epicnes
anime of the year? i must agree
i feel mindfucked....11/10
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Dec 22, 2011 9:51 PM

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8/10

Really confused me some places and I hate rewatching before air times up

Other than that quite good :)
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Dec 22, 2011 9:54 PM

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Wonderful anime, great ending, I was close to tears.

I knew a "reset" of sorts had to happen because everything had become so twisted.
I think it's good Himari was separated from the two because all the mixed feeling of family love and romantic love was washed away.

I thought it was weird that the guys were made younger, but it makes sense since that's their age when they shared the fate.

At least we finally know that Shouma loved Ringo as well.. I really wanted a kiss there. Her reaching out to nothing made my heart sink.

Sanetoshi claiming the train was going to come again was interesting, almost like a threat, not that Momoka was worried anyways haha.

9.45/10

Edit: I know this might be incredibly mean of me, but if it ended with Himari dead, and Kanba in jail or the psych ward from going crazy after losing her, that'd be totally okay with me. Natsume would visit him often, and he's slowly has affection for her. Ringo and Shouma would begin a relationship. This would be the more realistic "you cannot avoid your own fate" angle.
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Dec 22, 2011 9:59 PM

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;__; These tears just won't stop!

Oh God, those two boys at the very beginning of the show were Kanba and Shouma! :o

Probably the most beautiful and heartbreaking show I've ever watched where I didn't even get what was going on half the time.

I'll really really miss this show. Everything was stunning - the music, the characters, the visuals, and oh god, the story! Will probably rewatch it as soon as I'm slightly less depressed to catch all the symbolism and whatnot I missed. Really, what a fabulous series. <3
 
Dec 22, 2011 10:01 PM
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RealScreamer said:
Wow. Just wow. 10/10.

That ShoumaxRingo scene killed me... As good as Kanba/Himari scene was, I felt Ringo's and Shouma's was more emotional, perhaps it was the whole fire thing and Shouma basically saying "it's not hers to fix"... Or I'm probably just a big biased ShoumaxRingo fag.

I'm more Kanba/Himari biased but Ringo/Shouma scene was...... OH GAWD... more emotional imo. The 'I love you' killed me! How he pushed her away and went in the flames...... ))):

It REALLY did remind me Madoka however, i was ind of expecting this kind of ending.
 
Dec 22, 2011 10:05 PM

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Great episode. Awesome anime.

I'm trying to remember where I've seen this "I don't have memories, then why am I crying?". But I've seen it before, I'm sure it is a common place xD
 
Dec 22, 2011 10:17 PM

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Factsies said:
Clearly copied the ending from Madoka, 4/10


actually I believe the events you are referring to are the brutal murder and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, from which both Madoka and Penguin Drum heavily borrow
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Dec 22, 2011 10:17 PM

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I knew it was going to be a bittersweet ending. It was sad but really good.
A lot of questions still weren't answered but I don't really care, I simply loved this anime.

Goodbye Mawaru Penguindrum

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Dec 22, 2011 10:21 PM

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Overall, I think I liked the ride. I won't call it my favorite anime, because I didn't like some parts of it. However, I would have to say the show itself is a beautiful work of art.

Kanba/Himari shippers might hate me for this but their romance was rather weird, I suppose. Even when I found out they weren't siblings, their romantic development felt a bit weird. I knew Kanba loved her but I wasn't sure if Himari's feelings were that of a lover or a sister but I could be interpretating that completely wrong; it just wasn't clear enough for me to be too comfortable with it. Plus, I remember the anime saying that Shoma is Himari's fated one? Then again, it might have something to do with Shoma and Kanba being in the same fate so technically, it's like Himari/Kanba/Shoma in my head (So like a sibling thing, which makes more sense). I do see the relationship between the two though so that confusion is easily driven out of my head.

What I was not expecting was Shoma to die. For me, Shoma was my favorite character, hands down. I loved his characterization (I suppose that makes sense because, just like Guilty Crown's Shu, he has so much potential). And I knew he had some importance to the characters and he was inevitably the key along with Kanba. However, when he burst into flames and said "I love you", I was like "WTF" Don't get me wrong, I do like Kanba (even though I thought he was losing it for a second), but when Shoma died too, I was in shock. Still, their sacrifice was beautiful so I appreciate both of their characters tremendously.

It was bittersweet, insane and fun but just like Revolutionary Girl Utena, it's beautiful in an un-explainable way. I appreciate animes like this always.

I'll give it a 8.5/10. Now, I have to get over Shoma's death, argh. <3
 
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