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A terminally ill girl is revived by a magical penguin spirit. In return, her brothers are sent on a quest for the mysterious 'Penguindrum'.




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Series cast summary:
Shelley Calene-Black ...  Yuri Tokikago 24 episodes, 2011
Maggie Flecknoe ...  Masako Natsume 24 episodes, 2011
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ...  Felzel / ... 24 episodes, 2011
Illich Guardiola ...  Kanba Takakura 24 episodes, 2011
Hilary Haag ...  Hikari Utada / ... 24 episodes, 2011
Brittney Karbowski ...  Chiemi Takakura / ... 24 episodes, 2011
Andrew Love Andrew Love ...  Dr. Washizuka / ... 24 episodes, 2011
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ...  Asami Kuho / ... 24 episodes, 2011
Rob Mungle ...  Dr. Washizuka / ... 24 episodes, 2011
Emily Neves ...  Ringo Oginome 24 episodes, 2011
Monica Rial ...  Himari Takakura 24 episodes, 2011
Blake Shepard ...  Shouma Takakura 24 episodes, 2011
David Matranga ...  Kenzan Takakura / ... 16 episodes, 2011
Mike Yager Mike Yager ...  Keiju Tabuki 12 episodes, 2011


A terminally ill girl is revived by a magical penguin spirit. In return, her brothers are sent on a quest for the mysterious 'Penguindrum'.

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I'll show that fate can be changed.


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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rolling Penguin Drum See more »

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Brains Base See more »
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Did You Know?


In the Survival Strategy transformation, Himari yells out "Nadine!" - this is Russian for "hope". See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of each episode there is an illustration of one of the characters, in a position hinting at something in that episode or a forthcoming episode. See more »


References Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985) See more »


Composed by the Etsuko Yakushimaru Metropolitan Orchestra
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Best Series online,Ultra Cool on Blu-Ray
1 July 2013 | by Wingzero4uSee all my reviews

How I got into it: When I first heard about this series from a couple of cos player's at a con dressing up as the characters from it,I had to prove if they say it's the best series to check out. When I watched the show online,they were right,and I really enjoyed it.

When I decided to buy it: When I read about this anime getting released on DVD,and Blu-Ray during the winter in a Magazine,I really wanted to buy it on Blu-Ray,and I did.When I bought the series on Blu-Ray,first collection at Best Buy,and the Second collection at the con,it was like watching it online all over again.

Favorites: I have to say that the series was truly amazing,favorite characters were Himari,and the Double H girls,and their outfits were pretty hot. Of course,I love the music in the show.

Meaning: What this show reminds us all that fate can be very hard,and we must never tempt fate. And we should always be very careful on what we do,and not get into trouble.

But however,I really like this show,and those cos player's who were the characters from the show were right. It's truly the best.

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