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An anime produced by Creator/{{Konami}} and animated by Creator/KKCAndDAsia [[note]]who is under the name of ''Animation Staff Room'' due to contract issues with Creator/DiCEntertainment at the time of it's production[[/note]] ([[http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/penguin-s-memory and by a lesser extent]] Creator/StudioJunio).

Mike is a sensitive soul that has seen too much. His story begins with him in the midst of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, when this poetry-loving indivudal sees the horrors of war first-hand. While he survives and gets discharged after injury, several friends don't make it. Shell-shocked, he tries to find his place in the world, becoming a drifter, participating in [[FightClubbing underground fighting rings]], and acting generally numb to the world until he settles down in a nice, quiet town to take care of their library. There, he falls in love, contends with a love rival, and discovers that running away from his problems only results in them exploding in his face.

It's very poignant. Very serious. [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins And every single character is a cute penguin.]]

Conceived as an {{Anime}} vehicle to promote popular [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-3J8VDTWo 80's-era Suntory Beer]], Mike The Penguin (later renamed Pentarou) this movie is one of the most jarring things to watch, as you see penguins that appear like they belong in a children's show with a script that is on par, in both content and tone, with ''Film/TheDeerHunter''. It also features the song "Sweet Memories," by Seiko Matsuda, one of the all-time most successful idol singers in Japan.

Nearly impossible to find these days even in Japan, and the inherent MoodWhiplash pretty much ensures that there will be NoExportForYou.
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!!Tropes:
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Of ''VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure''. Suntory's beer commercials also fall under this as well.
* CaptainErsatz: Inverted; Mike is and was later renamed Pentarou (Penta for short) of ''Penguin Adventure'' (sometimes, after you beat a stage, Pentarou will think about beer as a in joke to this and the commercials) and ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' fame; At first the penguin did not have a name (as was the case with ''VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure'') but he did get the ''Mike'' name for a short time before renaming him Pentarou; Suntory stop using him in their commercials not because of what happened later with the infamous ''Joe Camel'', [[MoneyDearBoy but because Suntory did not what to pay Konami any more royalties for the characters]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins
* GratuitousEnglish: All the penguin names. In particular, "[=TOOOOOMUUUUUU!=]"
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' with penguins. Also, Penguin ''Film/FightClub''.
* MatureAnimalStory
* MoodWhiplash: The art style versus the subject. Also, when the random singalong with the penguin chicks happens.
* TheMusical: Given the romantic interest was voiced by an IdolSinger, pretty much a given.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Mike spends much of the movie like this.
* WarIsHell
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