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Penguindrum

By Andrew Osmond. In Penguindrum, a dorky penguin hat – that’s a hat that looks like a penguin, not one made out of penguins – brings a beautiful…

All the Anime

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[Tagless Tag] My Pirate Crew is 2 Years Late but Still Very Powerful

As the title says and as you should learn to expect by now, this tag has been in my backlog forever before I randomly decided to engage with…

The Moyatorium

Manga the Week of 5/5/21

SEAN: May Comes In Like a Tiger! What manga do we have next week? Airship has an early digital release of Hello World, a one-shot SF novel about…

Manga Bookshelf

Manga the Week of 4/21/21

SEAN: The end of April, and the daffodils are blooming. What manga do we have? Airship gives us a print version of the 10th Mushoku Tensei novel and…

Manga Bookshelf

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Why Mawaru Penguindrum makes sense – when it shouldn’t

In many ways Mawaru Penguindrum defies attempts to make sense of its plot details, but it doesn’t care. It wants you to cry alongside its cast.

Alo's Watchlist

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Mawaru Penguindrum – Nothing but love itself is as it seems

The twists and turns in Mawaru Penguindrum will take you to places you’d never believe in this incredibly imaginative anime.

Alo's Watchlist

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Fanart Friday: Mawaru Penguindrum 10th Anniversary Film

One of our favorite anime series here on Beneath the Tangles is Mawaru Penguindrum, Kunihiko Ikuhara’s colorful, sometimes dark, sometimes whimsical series involving terrorists, magical girl …

Beneath the Tangles

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The Episode 1 anime dice roll (rolls 4 – 7)

Today I keep on rolling rolling rolling through my lists of anime that I haven’t watched yet to find something promising. This time I ended up with a…

Everything is bad for you

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Anime Series Like Wonder Egg Priority

After the death of her best and only friend, Ai Ohto became a shut in. One night while on a walk, she is convinced by a mysterious entity…

Recommend Me Anime

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The Kunihiko Ikuhara school for teachers (why Wonder Egg Priority’s Sawaki is bad actually)

Is Shuuichirou Sawaki all that bad? I’ve seen this question asked fairly frequently as Wonder Egg Priority has continued to air. Sawaki, who is protagonist Ai Ohto’s teacher…

atelier emily

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Ai Ohto’s room and safety in Wonder Egg Priority

Private rooms and home decor can be used in pointed ways to tell us more about the characters they belong to and Wonder Egg Priority once again seems…

atelier emily

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A (relatively) short Ikuhara primer, Naoko Yamada, and the “egg” in Wonder Egg Priority

This season’s latest critical darling, Shin Wakabayashi’s Wonder Egg Priority, has been described as, if Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum) and Naoko Yamada…

atelier emily

Favourite Anime I watched in 2020– They may have come out years ago

Once again it’s time for a favourite anime of the year post. I have a bit of a tradition with these posts! It’s a pretty straight up tradition,…

I drink and watch anime

Anime Series Like Arakawa Under the Bridge

Kou Ichinomiya, as the son of a wealthy businessman, has vowed never to become indebted to anyone. However,when he falls in the river under Arakawa Bridge, someone dives…

Recommend Me Anime

Penguindrum – One by One The Penguins Steal My Sanity

Genre: Beautifully undefinable Episodes: 24 Studio: Brain’s Base I don’t know what a Penguindrum is. Not exactly. We’re never told in clear terms. That’s the type of story…

I drink and watch anime

15 Shocking First Episodes of Anime Series

Crunchyroll recently reported results of a Japanese survey where respondents were asked which anime had the most shocking first episode. The answers themselves were kind of shocking. While…

Beneath the Tangles

Top 6 Anime that Made Me Cry

I couldn’t cut it down to 5. That’s How much of a crybaby I am! I guess I should preface this by letting you all know that I…

I drink and watch anime

Anime Series Like Blast of Tempest

Hakaze Kusaribe is a sorceress tasked with protecting the Tree of Origins. However, when a rival member of her family seeking to revive the Tree of World’s End…

Recommend Me Anime

What Penguindrum Means to Me

I really, really care about Mawaru Penguindrum.

Floating into Bliss

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Kuro’s Favorite Anime: #5 Mawaru Penguindrum

We now finally enter into posts about my top 5 anime series! So Penguindrum…. how does one explain…. Penguindrum? Out of all the Ikuhara works I’ve seen it…

Kuroonuma

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

5 Reasons To Watch: Penguindrum

Every anime should include penguins.

Reasons to anime

10 Year Retrospective, Month #2: Throwback to February 2011

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

PENGUINDRUM, Vol. 1

PENGUINDRUM is an odd duck (if you’ll pardon the mixed metaphor): it wants to explore difficult emotional terrain with honesty, but chooses a convoluted plot device to achieve…

Manga Bookshelf

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Top 10 Anime of the 2010s

The 2010s were a major decade for myself personally and solidified my anime fandom as a permanent fixture in my life going into adulthood. Early in the decade…

Otaku In Review

#1 — Mawaru Penguindrum (2011)

Seizon senryaku, bitches. (I don’t usually spoiler tag things because I expect people to realize that this is a very spoilery blog, but just in case, MAJOR CONTENT…

atelier emily

#4 — Yuri Kuma Arashi (2015)

I didn’t enjoy Yuri Kuma Arashi all that much on first watch. I enjoyed dissecting it and writing about it, but it didn’t fill me with the same…

atelier emily

Anime Feminist’s Bonus Picks of the Decade

We proudly present Part Two of our Decade Selections, affectionately titled: "I can't believe my teammates have such bad taste!" The post Anime Feminist’s Bonus Picks of the Decade…

Anime Feminist

#9 — Sarazanmai (2019)

I was on board with Sarazanmai as soon as I heard it existed. If Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon S, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum, Yuri Kuma Arashi) is…

atelier emily

[Eleven] I want to discuss, but I don’t want to be an authority — Sarazanmai

My first foray into anime blogging was a Cardcaptor Sakura Angelfire fan site. I had recently discovered the internet — thanks, in part, to Sailor Moon — and…

atelier emily

Journey to Spring: Update on my Anime Watching Progress | #3

Hello! It’s the 14th and I return with another quick update! I hope its not as disappointing as last time. Good Night Punpun Mawaru Penguindrum Bokurano Usagi Drop…

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Interview – Terumi Nishii

The post Interview – Terumi Nishii appeared first on Full Frontal.

Full Frontal

Thank you for choosing me — Sarazanmai Episode 6

“I have faith that he’s going to smile again. I’m not the only one who wants to see Kazu-chan’s smile. Kazu-chan, you’re in the middle of a big…

atelier emily

IKUNIDIARIES #2: I HATE THE WORD “FATE”

  I remember the moment in Mawaru Penguindrum when everything changed. I was watching the first episode on my laptop while lying on the sofa at my aunt’s…

Isn't It Electrifying?

Anime Secret Santa 2016: Gankutsuo and Shimoneta

We’re back again with the Reverse Thieves‘ Anime Secret Santa! In 2014, I wrote about Hyouka, and in 2015, I wrote about Mawaru Penguindrum. Now, I’ve got Chris…

Taiiku Podcast

Anime Secret Santa 2015: Mawaru Penguindrum

Sorry for the delay, I procrastinated a little too long and ended up with not enough time to get through Ikuhara’s second anime: Mawaru Penguindrum. Unpacking any Ikuhara…

Taiiku Podcast

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I Succumbed To The Forces Of Evil

Much squeeing ensued from the family members.

Tsukiyo no Hikari

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Relating to an Anime Character Pt 1 – A Post Inspired by Frog-Kun

Pretty much what it says on the tin. Frog-Kun recently made a more personal post about the anime characters with which he has felt a “quasi-spiritual kinship”. Inspired,…

Under the Bridge

2012: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The author is a life-long fan of anime. The author first acquired a taste for anime at the tender young age of five and has never looked...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

2011: The Year of the 'Dokes

Patrick George Jones (@ Whats_Ur_Name ) is just another guy on the planet Earth living in the Milky Way. He puts the "Pat" in "Psychopath...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Alpha &Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Round 2 “Analysis”

By TheBigN We move into the second round, where some of the competitors have been weeded out, the rounds and time between them are shorter, and we start…

Drastic My Anime Blog

OSMcast! The Legend of Korra: Book One, Air 9-16-2013

Mmmm, cartoons! They are the best. So, you may have heard about this Korra cartoon THING that just had it’s second season opener and you may wonder if you…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

OSMcast! Penguindrum 7-8-2013

Thanks a bunch for coming back to anime, Kunihiko Ikuhara. We appreciate it. In the latest, greatest, and most Fabulous Max episode of the OSMcast_!_ to date, we talk…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

1997: Take My Evolution

Eric McLeod (@ SweetDurga ) didn't really know what anime was until high school. His only anime before that point were Pokemon and Yu-Gi-O...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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Episode 27: Red Animu Phantom Ghosts Trucker 309

Today I just talk about the book I’m reading, I feel as though I’ve spoken about this book before. But whatever. The Autobiography of Fukuzawa Yukichi is pretty…

Daily Anime Podcast

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Hollow News: Aniblogs Successfully Write on ‘Penguinbear’ Project; Readers Satisfied

CHICAGO — Despite the lack of information surrounding Ikuhara’s new project, anibloggers have circumvented the problem and found ways to write on it.

GOING COMMANDO ON ANIME

A Brief History of Anime Penguins – PART TWO!!

In the light of Polar Bear’s Cafe and it’s high Penguin content, it’s time to look back once again at the penguins through the history of anime. CHECK…

AWESOME ENGINE