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Director Ikuhara Kunihiko Announces Original Anime 'Mawaru Penguindrum' [Update Jun 9]

by dtshyk
Apr 7, 2011 6:26 AM | 34 Comments
Anime director Ikuhara Kunihiko has announced his original anime "Mawaru Penguindrum".

Mawaru Penguindrum official website

The details of the anime haven't been revealed. The captions of the official website say:
"We'll share all of my love and your sin."
"I'll tell you guys, who surely cannot become anybody."

Update June 9th
To be aired from July.

Scan of Newtype

Director: Ikuhara Kunihiko
Original Character Design: Hoshino Lily
Character Design: Nishii Terumi (animation director of "fushigi futago")
Music: Hashimoto Yukari ("soraoto", "zakuro")
Production Studio: Brains Base

Kimura Subaru
Kimura Ryohei
Arakawa Miho

Mawaru Penguindrum on MAL

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Kanba: Has an active personality, his way of speaking seem a bit rough. Is good looking and popular with woman.

Shouma: In direct cotrast with Kanba, he has a calm personality, but he can get a bit flustered when it comes to Himari. Is a good cook.

Himari: Innocent in nature, she is something of an idol to her brothers. She has a weak body and is prone to hospitalization. But what are those strange clothes!?

On the left above the pictures:
One of the great mysteries of this series, three penguins that appeared in front of the siblings. On the image on the right, the one with tha band-aid is number 1, the nonchalant looking one is number 2, and the one with the ribbon is number 3. But they aren't simple penguins, and they can understand the things Shouma and the others say, though it seem other people can't see then... What part will these penguins take in this story!?

Jun 10, 2011 11:52 PM by Kagura89

First teasers are out.

They don't really show anything. Clearly keeping it a mystery

Here's hoping, Ikuhara-san can capture lighting in a bottle twice.

May 27, 2011 6:36 PM by Zarmyn

Utena is untouchable. I will see ANYTHING this man has his hands on....

May 16, 2011 2:09 PM by MusashiRose

I want to check this out just because of the captions on the website, if for no other reason. Sounds really cool.

Apr 9, 2011 10:54 AM by losslesswings

..penguins? lol

Apr 8, 2011 6:29 PM by xxAkiroxx

He's worked on some good anime. I might check it out.

Apr 7, 2011 7:38 PM by ycart59

an anime with Penguins.... this could be good depending on what it is about
i'll decide to watch it or not when there are more details

Apr 7, 2011 5:54 PM by CrystalLake

Looks interesting, but what inspired all the talk about lesbian penguins? Or am I just completely oblivious to the joke lol

Apr 7, 2011 4:07 PM by FoolishBandit

Penguins? Hell yes!

Apr 7, 2011 4:05 PM by Riga92

synaesthesia said:
YES YES YES. I hope for more trippy lesbian brilliance .
But the penguin's gotta appear somewhere, and if it is another lesbian anime, it will be the mascot.

A mascot who says weird things like "We'll share all of my love and your sin." and "I'll tell you guys, who surely cannot become anybody.", in other words, another Kyuubey. Actually, those quotes sound more like things Dung Beetle from Bokurano would say, but whatever, you should get the idea.

Apr 7, 2011 3:26 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

YES YES YES. I hope for more trippy lesbian brilliance .

Apr 7, 2011 2:40 PM by synaesthesia

I can always use more original anime.

Apr 7, 2011 12:59 PM by PseudoJord

dtshyk said:
"I'll tell you guys, who surely cannot become anybody."

That feel when he's talking about you.

Apr 7, 2011 12:29 PM by TreF

I'm in, it could be ridiculous.

Apr 7, 2011 12:13 PM by Hoppy

I don't like penguins but I loved Utena

Hopefully it will be good, unlike Star Driver which had the other members of the Utena team.

Apr 7, 2011 12:12 PM by McRib

Penguins? I'm in.

Apr 7, 2011 11:45 AM by OrochiPL

2 new shows that have penguins this year?!

They are my favorite animal, so I will definitely be watching this.

Apr 7, 2011 11:41 AM by Ousto

Tatanium said:
Director of Sailor Moon? I'm going to watch it (;

Count me in too !

Apr 7, 2011 11:00 AM by JohnShepard

Penguins got some spotlight ;-3

Dunno what its going to be but lets see how this will turn out

Apr 7, 2011 10:56 AM by sisore

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