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12 11 days of anime, an 11 day consecutive short post series where I talk about the moments/anime/manga of 2012 that shocked me, excited me, and moved me. Let’s get started.
About three months ago, Ikuhara, the director of Mawaru penguindrum, tweeted this photo of an original new artwork drawn by the character designer of Mawaru Penguindrum, Lily Hoshino. While nothing was concretely stated it was speculated that this was related to the new and mysterious PenguinBear project. As of that date some three months ago, however, no new information has been released.
While the initial shock and excitement has dispersed somewhat, I am still so excited to see what Ikuhara has up his sleeve. Will it be something new or will it be something that develops our already large cast? There were quite a few untied plot strings still dangling about in the world of Mawaru Penguindrum and I for one would love to see them neatly wrapped up. Well, as neatly as possible at least.
Personally, I’m hoping (more like dreaming) that it’s a continuation that follows Himari and Ringo who are both a little bit older, a little bit more mature, and are perhaps searching for the two people who left their lives a little bit too soon. Maybe even the Princess of Crystal can come back for a little bit of fun (but geeze Himari put some cloths on, then again high school is where the good ones go bad), or even make Masako’s brother the new penguin overlord. Either way, I’m looking forward to this one.
- You should of heard my scream when this picture made it’s way into my view. One for the record books if I do say so myself.
- Sigh, I’ve missed you so much Penguindrum!
- And yes, I will finish this post series, no more failures.