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Director Ikuhara Kunihiko's New Project 'Penguinbear' Announced

by dtshyk
Aug 11, 2012 6:14 PM | 170 Comments
A teaser website for Director Ikuhara Kunihiko's new project "Penguinbear" was launched on August 10th. The line on the website reads "Find it out without mingling with the transparent storm."

Penguinbear Project official website

A relationship between the new project and Mawaru Penguindrum is implied in the source code of the website.

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ah... every time I anticipate new comments in this thread so much... but frankly speaking I don't expect anything to come out until at least mid-2014...

Sep 16, 2013 4:11 AM by soulelle

azzuRe said:
That just sound like Ikuhara. Can't wait. The PV is really gone?


The PV was never up. I was referring to the original summary in Japanese.

Sep 14, 2013 12:31 AM by neontaster

neontaster said:
Araby said:
neontaster said:
The lack of information is really frustrating. He showed a PV at some fan event like 3 months ago and then... silence.
I didn't know there was a PV, although I imagine there wasn't much to it.

But yeah, hopefully we get something soon. I wonder if it's safe to assume that it'll air in 2014? I don't know how differently some people/studios work.


Here is a translation of a summary someone had up in Japanese (the original is gone now):

From what I was able to get with my poor Japanese skills is that the PV starts with these lines:

>Are you "YURI"?
>Is that a sin?
>The "YURI" trial begins.

The MC's name is Kureha. It seems she has a dislike for bears, for whatever reason. She saves some bear from a truck accident, but ends up pulling some assault weapon out of nowhere and shoots the bear dead. The dead bear splits into two.
The words "The meeting that wasn't meant to be, between a person and 2 bears," "Miraculous meeting," and "Unforgivable mistake" are shown.

A spinning 3D object rolling around with the words 「罪Guilty」 (Guilty of sin) is shown.

Anyhow, later on those 2 bears turned into human girls. One is named Ginko and the other one Ruru. They went to live together with Kureha, and in the PV they are shown getting naked, taking a bath together and hugging while doing so. The one writing the entry described it as erotic.

It seems that while the bears can transform into humans, they-re not yet humans but they want to become humans.

There's also a trial, in which the scene itself seemed like the summoning of the PotC in Penguindrum - you know, some whacky atmosphere. The judges are 3 men.

The words "365 days until the fated kiss" "YURI acknowledgment" were said and they're sealed with a bear stamp. The PV ends there.

Anyhow, that's it. I think the PV sounds interesting and I'm eager to see it.


That just sound like Ikuhara. Can't wait. The PV is really gone?

Sep 14, 2013 12:15 AM by azzuRe

Araby said:
VioLink said:
Remember when we thought it would air this summer? Good times.
Haha. I'd take any time in 2014, at this point.


If it is at the level of Utena or Penguindrum, it will have been well worth the wait.

Sep 13, 2013 9:30 AM by neontaster

VioLink said:
Remember when we thought it would air this summer? Good times.
Haha. I'd take any time in 2014, at this point.

Sep 13, 2013 9:10 AM by Josh

Remember when we thought it would air this summer? Good times.

Sep 12, 2013 9:03 PM by VioLink

That sounds incredible. Thanks.

Sep 12, 2013 8:32 PM by Josh

Araby said:
neontaster said:
The lack of information is really frustrating. He showed a PV at some fan event like 3 months ago and then... silence.
I didn't know there was a PV, although I imagine there wasn't much to it.

But yeah, hopefully we get something soon. I wonder if it's safe to assume that it'll air in 2014? I don't know how differently some people/studios work.


Here is a translation of a summary someone had up in Japanese (the original is gone now):

From what I was able to get with my poor Japanese skills is that the PV starts with these lines:

>Are you "YURI"?
>Is that a sin?
>The "YURI" trial begins.

The MC's name is Kureha. It seems she has a dislike for bears, for whatever reason. She saves some bear from a truck accident, but ends up pulling some assault weapon out of nowhere and shoots the bear dead. The dead bear splits into two.
The words "The meeting that wasn't meant to be, between a person and 2 bears," "Miraculous meeting," and "Unforgivable mistake" are shown.

A spinning 3D object rolling around with the words 「罪Guilty」 (Guilty of sin) is shown.

Anyhow, later on those 2 bears turned into human girls. One is named Ginko and the other one Ruru. They went to live together with Kureha, and in the PV they are shown getting naked, taking a bath together and hugging while doing so. The one writing the entry described it as erotic.

It seems that while the bears can transform into humans, they-re not yet humans but they want to become humans.

There's also a trial, in which the scene itself seemed like the summoning of the PotC in Penguindrum - you know, some whacky atmosphere. The judges are 3 men.

The words "365 days until the fated kiss" "YURI acknowledgment" were said and they're sealed with a bear stamp. The PV ends there.

Anyhow, that's it. I think the PV sounds interesting and I'm eager to see it.

Sep 12, 2013 7:41 PM by neontaster

neontaster said:
The lack of information is really frustrating. He showed a PV at some fan event like 3 months ago and then... silence.
I didn't know there was a PV, although I imagine there wasn't much to it.

But yeah, hopefully we get something soon. I wonder if it's safe to assume that it'll air in 2014? I don't know how differently some people/studios work.

Sep 12, 2013 7:36 PM by Josh

Araby said:
NEED UPDATES


The lack of information is really frustrating. He showed a PV at some fan event like 3 months ago and then... silence.

Sep 12, 2013 7:13 PM by neontaster

NEED UPDATES

Sep 12, 2013 6:40 PM by Josh

Looks like the script are reviewed and approved the next day. We have storyboards, scripts and maybe series composition done. Next is producing the actual thing. They could be done by summer next year if it is two cour. Ikuhara is somewhat slow lol.

Jul 22, 2013 3:55 AM by bippo

http://www.penguinbear.com/ got updated with two more pics. It looks as if Ikuhara passed the completed dialogues for review...

Jul 21, 2013 4:52 AM by soulelle

was the PV shown at a private screening?

Jun 19, 2013 4:28 PM by NOWAA

I can't wait to see this... I wonder how Ikuhara will mess with our minds this time. Also how the transformations will be.

Jun 3, 2013 5:44 PM by Welsh93

That PV is completely insane. Still, after watching Penguindrum I can come to expect this kind of thing from Ikuhara. I really should get around to watching Utena though.

Mar 29, 2013 4:06 AM by Seasonreaper

Oh, I can't wait! Ikuhara needs to do more stuff. I love him.

Mar 29, 2013 1:02 AM by livingdeadkat

Thanks for the translation. Should we be expecting a yuri Penguindrum? :)

Mar 29, 2013 12:51 AM by Py687

metamorphius said:
Nice. Thank you for a detailed description of the PV, Violink.
neontaster said:
metamorphius said:
Nice. Thank you for a detailed description of the PV, Violink.


Seconded. Thanks!

ImagineThat said:
Echo what the guys have said above, Thanks for providing the info, your a star. That was a very interesting read that has already provoked a few head scratchers. Cant wait to see the trailer and anyone know when this might air?

No prob.

I think it will air in summer like Penguindrum aswell.

Mar 25, 2013 11:49 PM by VioLink

ImagineThat said:
anyone know when this might air?

I don't think any of us can know that yet.
If I were to speculate based on the amount of time it took for Mawaru Penguindrum's first trailer to the anime to air, then I'd say summer this year. But that sounds perhaps too optimistic, so I'd sooner put my money on the autumn season.

Mar 25, 2013 11:08 PM by metamorphius

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