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Novel 'Penguin Highway' Gets Anime Movie

by tsubasalover
Feb 28, 2018 11:46 PM | 32 Comments
It has been announced that Tomihiko Morimi's novel Penguin Highway will get an animated movie to premiere in Japanese theaters this August.

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida (Fastening Days)
Character Design: Youjirou Arai (Hinata no Aoshigure)
Script: Makoto Ueda (Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei)
Music: Umitaro Abe
Studio: Studio Colorido

Aoyama-kun: Kana Kita (live-action Kizoku Tantei)
Lady: Yuu Aoi (Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken)

Morimi (Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome) published Penguin Highway on May 28, 2010 via Kadokawa Bunko. It has received the 31st Annual Japan SF Award on the same year. The novel centers around a fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigating the mysterious reason behind the suddenly appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a lady working at a dental clinic.


Source: Comic Natalie

Penguin Highway on MAL

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Theme Song: "Good Night" by Hikaru Utada, trailer, August 19 premiere

BD Releasing on January 30, 2019

May 15, 2018 7:07 PM by tsubasalover


Colorido, great voice acting, stunning visuals.

I've been secretly hoping for a Yuasa adaption ever since I read the book but oml THIS IS SO MUCH MORE THAN I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR.

Apr 12, 2018 11:29 AM by Lemon

You had me at penguin, i'll keep my eye on this.

Mar 3, 2018 12:33 PM by MrAwesome2018

Mar 1, 2018 11:57 PM by tsubasalover

Ceruzora said:
16 seconds and the boy already looked at the woman's breasts. The visual are nice, but was that really necessary? :/
Yeah, that was awkward. The scene could work within the movie (presumably his crush on/infatuation with her plays an important role in the story), but a weird choice for a one minute trailer.

Mar 1, 2018 5:22 PM by Josh

16 seconds and the boy already looked at the woman's breasts. The visual are nice, but was that really necessary? :/

Mar 1, 2018 5:12 PM by Ceruzora

I'm cautiously optimistic. Solid source material and staff. I loved Yuu Aoi as Alice in Hana & Alice, so I'm happy to see her back.

More importantly though, are we ever going to get any official translations of Tomihiko Morimi novels?

Mar 1, 2018 3:19 PM by Josh

Oh yeah! Finally a reason to live until August!!

Mar 1, 2018 3:09 PM by Utsuu

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KidStiff said:
Older mature women are the shit!

bobs of the season already planned i guess

What do you mean?

Mar 1, 2018 2:29 PM by Stiff99

KidStiff said:
Older mature women are the shit!

bobs of the season already planned i guess

Catalano said:
I'm happy it's not Yuasa the director

get out

Mar 1, 2018 2:07 PM by anemonespotte

I might get teary eyes from watching this. Mother's love.

Mar 1, 2018 10:12 AM by hazecloud

Broooo, this looks awesome, I want it.

Mar 1, 2018 9:59 AM by abhutrash

Well if anything I'll take a look into it. It does look pretty interesting if anything.

Mar 1, 2018 9:26 AM by Wasshio

"Studio Colorido"

I'm watching. If this a full-length movie, it'd be great. I'll give a try for the novel, since it looks interesting as well.

Mar 1, 2018 8:59 AM by Major_Gilbert

Ohh so it is done by the creator of Uchouten Kazoku and Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei. No wonder it looks like it is gonna be good.

And we get a genius fourth-grader as MC too.

Mar 1, 2018 7:22 AM by Samii


wait, they starting to made anime more than doing background or shorts? and it looks soo damn good! i don't give a damn about the rest!

Mar 1, 2018 6:57 AM by Kuma

I'll wait with the hype until like, one week before DVD/BD is out.

Mar 1, 2018 6:57 AM by Swagernator

Studio Colorido typically make shorts so I'm really happy this is getting a film treatment. Hopefully it's a full-length feature film.

From what I can see, it's got an interesting premise and it being written by the author of TTG and UK does feel like it has something worthwhile to say. Definitely gonna be out to see this as soon as it's released. Seems like the type of thing I can really get behind.

Mar 1, 2018 6:49 AM by swordhermit

Older mature women are the shit!
Fuck those dumb ass lolis and chicks of your physical age but delusional af

Mar 1, 2018 6:12 AM by Stiff99

Can't wait. This is gonna be so amazing I swear.

Mar 1, 2018 6:00 AM by doubleyawn

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