History Anime / MawaruPenguindrum

21st May '16 7:33:33 AM CountMontoni
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** And need we mention, well, ''Yuri''?
23rd Feb '16 5:20:37 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: ''Penguindrum'' has the adult [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]], an underage sixteen-year old girl.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: ''Penguindrum'' has the adult [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]], an underage sixteen-year old girl. On one hand, the rape isn't exactly portrayed as ''okay'', and it's made clear that the rapist is a messed-up person. However, the rape is used to develop the rapist's character and segue into the rapist's backstory, which gives off the vibe of rationalizing and excusing her actions, whereas the victim is reduced to a mere prop and has an uncomfortable amount of MaleGaze fanservice applied to her -- which ''may'' have been intended as FanDisservice, but the sheer exploitative nature of it makes the claim fall flat. The details of the rape are inconsistent from one episode to the next, with the rape being portrayed as rape one episode and as a titillating seduction in the next, and whether or not the rapist actually went through with it or not is ambiguous; the rescue attempt is played for comedy, and only happens due to a hideous amount of contrivity. Furthermore, the victim is completely unaffected by the ordeal and the rapist gets off with absolutely no repercussions for her actions, and the whole scene affects practically ''nothing'' in the grand scheme of the story and is quickly forgotten afterwards, save for being the subject of a brief joke a couple of episodes later, wasting a lot of character and story potential on top of everything else; in fact, the scene could be completely cut out of the story with little to no loss. The shoddy handling of the scene really smacks of the writers writing themselves into a corner and hastily retconning the story in an attempt to fix it, and given all the above, it's no surprise that some viewers consider this part of ''Penguindrum'' to be one of the lowest points in the series.
10th Feb '16 12:18:03 PM washi
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** Shouma never, ever manages to save Himari or Ringo from trouble, typically either coming in too late, or [[TheKlutz falling over at a crucial moment]]. [[spoiler: The only exception happens in episodes 19 and 20, where he suscefully rescues Himari from the Child Broiler, and when he takes Ringo's curse into himself in the GrandFinale.]]

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** Shouma never, ever manages to save Himari or Ringo from trouble, typically either coming in too late, or [[TheKlutz falling over at a crucial moment]]. [[spoiler: The only exception happens in episodes 19 and 20, where he suscefully successfully rescues Himari from the Child Broiler, and when he takes Ringo's curse into himself in the GrandFinale.]]
25th Jan '16 10:35:16 AM spirasen
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->''I hate the word "fate". Birth, encounters, partings, success and failure, fortune and misfortune in life. If everything is already set in stone by fate, then why are we even born? There are those born wealthy, those born of beautiful mothers, and those born into war or poverty. If everything is caused by fate, then God must be incredibly unfair and cruel.''

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->''I hate the word "fate". "fate." Birth, encounters, partings, success and failure, fortune and misfortune in life. If everything is already set in stone by fate, then why are we even born? There are those born wealthy, those born of beautiful mothers, and those born into war or poverty. If everything is caused by fate, then God must be incredibly unfair and cruel.''



-->-- '''The opening narration of the first episode'''

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-->-- '''The -->--'''The opening narration of the first episode'''
17th Jan '16 6:45:02 PM nombretomado
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* {{Camp}}: Turns into this a few times, Ala [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]] and {{Star Driver}}.

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* {{Camp}}: Turns into this a few times, Ala [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]] and {{Star Driver}}.''Anime/StarDriver''.
5th Dec '15 9:50:45 AM Sylocat
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* RedOniBlueOni: [[HairColors Appropriately enough]], Kanba is the red and Shoma is the blue.

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* RedOniBlueOni: [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oniichan, Blue Oniichan]]: [[HairColors Appropriately enough]], Kanba is the red and Shoma is the blue.
16th Nov '15 1:27:17 PM madcapguy
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''Mawaru-Penguindrum'' (''Spinning-Penguindrum'') is a [[Summer2011Anime Summer 2011]] AnimeFirst directed and co-written by Creator/KunihikoIkuhara, famous for his work on ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', and animated by Studio Creator/BrainsBase. It has character designs by the manga author Lily Hoshino (''Manga/OtomeYoukaiZakuro''), and the original series has also spawned a series of novels (written by Ikuhara and Kei Takahashi) that are being released alongside the anime. SentaiFilmworks has licensed the anime (under the name ''Penguin Drum'') for release starting at the end of 2012.

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''Mawaru-Penguindrum'' (''Spinning-Penguindrum'') is a [[Summer2011Anime Summer 2011]] AnimeFirst directed and co-written by Creator/KunihikoIkuhara, famous for his work on ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', and animated by Studio Creator/BrainsBase. It has character designs by the manga author Lily Hoshino (''Manga/OtomeYoukaiZakuro''), and the original series has also spawned a series of novels (written by Ikuhara and Kei Takahashi) that are being released alongside the anime. SentaiFilmworks Creator/SentaiFilmworks has licensed the anime (under the name ''Penguin Drum'') for release starting at the end of 2012.
4th Oct '15 2:37:53 AM yuri999
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: ''Penguindrum'' has the adult [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]], an underage sixteen-year old girl. On one hand, the rape isn't exactly portrayed as ''okay'', and it's made clear that the rapist is a messed-up person. However, the rape is used to develop the rapist's character and segue into the rapist's backstory, which gives off the vibe of rationalizing and excusing her actions, whereas the victim is reduced to a mere prop and has an uncomfortable amount of MaleGaze fanservice applied to her -- which ''may'' have been intended as FanDisservice, but the sheer exploitative nature of it makes the claim fall flat. The details of the rape are inconsistent from one episode to the next, with the rape being portrayed as rape one episode and as a titillating seduction in the next, and whether or not the rapist actually went through with it or not is ambiguous; the rescue attempt is played for comedy, and only happens due to a hideous amount of contrivity. Furthermore, the victim is completely unaffected by the ordeal and the rapist gets off with absolutely no repercussions for her actions, and the whole scene affects practically ''nothing'' in the grand scheme of the story and is quickly forgotten afterwards, save for being the subject of a brief joke a couple of episodes later, wasting a lot of character and story potential on top of everything else; in fact, the scene could be completely cut out of the story with little to no loss. The shoddy handling of the scene really smacks of the writers writing themselves into a corner and hastily retconning the story in an attempt to fix it, and given all the above, it's no surprise that some viewers consider this part of ''Penguindrum'' to be one of the lowest points in the series.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: ''Penguindrum'' has the adult [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]], an underage sixteen-year old girl. On one hand, the rape isn't exactly portrayed as ''okay'', and it's made clear that the rapist is a messed-up person. However, the rape is used to develop the rapist's character and segue into the rapist's backstory, which gives off the vibe of rationalizing and excusing her actions, whereas the victim is reduced to a mere prop and has an uncomfortable amount of MaleGaze fanservice applied to her -- which ''may'' have been intended as FanDisservice, but the sheer exploitative nature of it makes the claim fall flat. The details of the rape are inconsistent from one episode to the next, with the rape being portrayed as rape one episode and as a titillating seduction in the next, and whether or not the rapist actually went through with it or not is ambiguous; the rescue attempt is played for comedy, and only happens due to a hideous amount of contrivity. Furthermore, the victim is completely unaffected by the ordeal and the rapist gets off with absolutely no repercussions for her actions, and the whole scene affects practically ''nothing'' in the grand scheme of the story and is quickly forgotten afterwards, save for being the subject of a brief joke a couple of episodes later, wasting a lot of character and story potential on top of everything else; in fact, the scene could be completely cut out of the story with little to no loss. The shoddy handling of the scene really smacks of the writers writing themselves into a corner and hastily retconning the story in an attempt to fix it, and given all the above, it's no surprise that some viewers consider this part of ''Penguindrum'' to be one of the lowest points in the series.
11th Sep '15 3:41:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** Pretty much any fairy tale involving [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples apples]] has popped up in some form or another.

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** Pretty much any fairy tale involving [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples [[TemptingApple apples]] has popped up in some form or another.



* HowDoYouLikeThemApples:
** Apples show up in both credits sequences; [[http://moesucks.com/2011/07/09/mawaru-penguindrum-ep-1-youre-hot-then-youre-cold/ casual analysis]] would imply a "Literature/SnowWhite" allusion.
** The apples in ''Penguindrum'' give the show a [[http://altairandvega.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/colloquium-mawaru-penguindrum-episode-1-4/ very strong connection]] to Kenji Miyazawa's ''Anime/NightOnTheGalacticRailroad''.
** Ringo's name also translates to "apple".
** Sanetoshi appears in episode 12 carrying an apple emblazoned with an icon resembling one of his medicine ampules.
** In episode 9 we see a flashback of [[spoiler: Himari and a faceless boy]] sharing an apple. In episode 19 we see it again: [[spoiler: the faceless boy? He's Shouma.]]
** It is revealed in the finale that the apple is a metaphor for [[spoiler:the Penguindrum, which seems to be Kanba's life, shared between the three siblings]].
** The fact that apples are the (forbidden?) fruit of fate brings Adam and Eve to mind.
21st Jul '15 8:17:42 PM honeycomet
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: ''Penguindrum'' has the adult [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]], an underage sixteen-year old girl. On one hand, the rape isn't exactly portrayed as ''okay'', and it's made clear that the rapist is a messed-up person. However, the rape is used to develop the rapist's character and segue into the rapist's backstory, which gives off the vibe of rationalizing and excusing her actions, whereas the victim is reduced to a mere prop and has an uncomfortable amount of MaleGaze fanservice applied to her -- which ''may'' have been intended as FanDisservice, but the sheer exploitative nature of it makes the claim fall flat. The details of the rape are inconsistent from one episode to the next, with the rape being portrayed as rape one episode and as a titillating seduction in the next, and whether or not the rapist actually went through with it or not is ambiguous; the rescue attempt is played for comedy, and only happens due to a hideous amount of contrivity. Furthermore, the victim is completely unaffected by the ordeal and the rapist gets off with absolutely no repercussions for her actions, and the whole scene affects practically ''nothing'' in the grand scheme of the story and is quickly forgotten afterwards, save for being the subject of a brief joke a couple of episodes later, wasting a lot of character and story potential on top of everything else.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: ''Penguindrum'' has the adult [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]], an underage sixteen-year old girl. On one hand, the rape isn't exactly portrayed as ''okay'', and it's made clear that the rapist is a messed-up person. However, the rape is used to develop the rapist's character and segue into the rapist's backstory, which gives off the vibe of rationalizing and excusing her actions, whereas the victim is reduced to a mere prop and has an uncomfortable amount of MaleGaze fanservice applied to her -- which ''may'' have been intended as FanDisservice, but the sheer exploitative nature of it makes the claim fall flat. The details of the rape are inconsistent from one episode to the next, with the rape being portrayed as rape one episode and as a titillating seduction in the next, and whether or not the rapist actually went through with it or not is ambiguous; the rescue attempt is played for comedy, and only happens due to a hideous amount of contrivity. Furthermore, the victim is completely unaffected by the ordeal and the rapist gets off with absolutely no repercussions for her actions, and the whole scene affects practically ''nothing'' in the grand scheme of the story and is quickly forgotten afterwards, save for being the subject of a brief joke a couple of episodes later, wasting a lot of character and story potential on top of everything else.else; in fact, the scene could be completely cut out of the story with little to no loss. The shoddy handling of the scene really smacks of the writers writing themselves into a corner and hastily retconning the story in an attempt to fix it, and given all the above, it's no surprise that some viewers consider this part of ''Penguindrum'' to be one of the lowest points in the series.
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