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Mawaru Penquindrum is heavily influenced by the story line for Night on the Galactic Railroad. Knowing the base influence can possibly help the viewer to understand the show more, not to mention understand some of the decisions that the director made with Mawaru Penquindrum. Both deal with a lot of angst and heartache.
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
There are similar themes in both, both include soundtrack from the new world symphony, the two main characters from both are symbolized with blue and red hair, and there is a reference to Night on the Galactic Railroad in episode one of Mawaru Penguindrum.
report Recommended by spottedjellies
Penguindrum borrows a lot of imagery from (the book) Night on the Galactic Railroad, and explicitly alludes to it on several occasions.
report Recommended by sherwoodanderson
Mawaru Penguindrum is heavily influenced by Night on the Galactic Railroad. Penguindrum uses many of the same motifs, symbols, music, and even terminology found in Galactic Railroad, and some moments cannot be fully appreciated without knowledge of the movie. While Galactic Railroad is much older and is paced much slower than Penguindrum, any fan of the series has much to gain from seeing the movie, either before or after. It's impossible to say just how relatable the two anime are without spoiling either of them, but fans of either who have an eye for the small details would benefit greatly from seeing   read more
report Recommended by Akazora
Penguindrum was inspired by NotGR! There's no doubt this is the anime you should watch directly after Penguindrum.
report Recommended by FrancesLimon
Penguindrum was influenced by Night on the Galactic Railroad & borrows a lot of imagery from it as well. A must watch for all Penguindrum fans.
report Recommended by SightScreen
Night on the Galactic Railroad served as an inspiration for Penguindrum, and the latter borrows a lot of imagery from it as well. Makes for interesting viewing.
report Recommended by Pierpaulo
This is the next step after watching Mawaru Penguindrum. Both similar in style & share a lot of symbolism.
report Recommended by Mezzo80
This anime serves as a spiritual predecessor to Mawaru Penguindrum in a way. It's not as flashy or fast-paced as Penguindrum, but they both show a lot of symbolism & use a lot of similar imagery (you should notice one based on their pictures).
report Recommended by MyBoySeb
Night on the Galactic Railroad and Mawaru Penguindrum have the same symbolism! That, and they're both fantastic!
report Recommended by Madisseus44
There's a long list of similarities. Their styles are similar, the metaphors are similar, in fact, Penguindrum uses a lot of the same symbolism used in NotGR.
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