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The anime was simulcasted and can be watched, subbed, on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/polar-bear-cafe Crunchyroll]].

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The anime was simulcasted and can be watched, subbed, on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/polar-bear-cafe Crunchyroll]]. Has nothing to do with the [[VideoGame/DanganronpaAnotherEpisodeUltraDespairGirls Danganronpa character]].

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[[caption-width-right:300:Panda, Polar Bear, and Penguin. [[ADogNamedDog Yes, those are their actual names.]]]]


** "Pandaholic!" (Rin-Rin)

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** "Pandaholic!" (Rin-Rin)([[Creator/TokuyoshiKawashima Rin-Rin]])


* SturdyAndSteadyTurtle: Tortoise moves and talks very slowly.

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* SturdyAndSteadyTurtle: SturdyAndSteadyTurtles: Tortoise moves and talks very slowly.

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* SturdyAndSteadyTurtle: Tortoise moves and talks very slowly.

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* NobleWolf: Wolf is one of the more sensitive characters and is good friends with Lion and Tiger.


* HairTriggerTemper: King Penguin. People keeping on mistaking her kind for emperor penguins and Panda's sheer cluelessness (or stupidity) when trying to console her doesn't help. Bonus points for being voiced by HotBlooded specialist NobuyukiHiyama.

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* HairTriggerTemper: King Penguin. People keeping on mistaking her kind for emperor penguins and Panda's sheer cluelessness (or stupidity) when trying to console her doesn't help. Bonus points for being voiced by HotBlooded specialist NobuyukiHiyama.Creator/NobuyukiHiyama.


* BadGuyBar: Bar The Grizzly certainly looks like a BadGuyBar at a glance, typically attracting carnivore animal customers. Averted when he and the customers themselves turn out to be nice guys.

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* BadGuyBar: Bar The Grizzly certainly looks like a BadGuyBar at a glance, typically attracting carnivore animal customers.customers (save for the gorilla, who is more of a powerful herbivore). Averted when he and the customers themselves turn out to be nice guys.


** A variety of animals that don't count as part of society - three dogs that can't talk, fish are eaten regularly, and it didn't seem like water buffalo in the garden episode can talk either.

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** A variety of animals that don't count as part of society - three dogs that can't talk, fish are eaten regularly, and it didn't seem like water buffalo in the garden episode can talk either.either (although that maybe because we didn't see much of them).


* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The first nasty character to appear is a Black Caiman, in a BadGuyBar. Averted in his later appearances, however.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The first seemingly nasty character to appear is a Black Caiman, in a BadGuyBar. Averted However, this is averted in his later appearances, however.where he's rather friendly to the other characters.

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* RealMenWearPink:
** Tiger takes pride in both being a "fierce beast" ''and'' baking sweets.
** In Episode 34, Wolf is revealed to work in a bakery. When he quits his job at a previous bakery due to back pains, he's ashamed to the point of refusing to reknowledge himself as a "fierce beast".


* RealMenCanCook: A variation of this is played with animals that are apex predators. Although this trope is still in effect as most of the [[SupremeChef]]s in the show are males.

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* RealMenCanCook: A variation of this is played with animals that are apex predators. Although this trope is still in effect as most of the [[SupremeChef]]s {{Supreme Chef}}s in the show are males.


* RealMenCanCook: A variation of this is played with animals that are apex predators.

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* RealMenCanCook: A variation of this is played with animals that are apex predators. Although this trope is still in effect as most of the [[SupremeChef]]s in the show are males.


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Penguin accidentally makes a dramatic love confession to Panda while under the influence of alcohol, hallucinating him to be Penko, a female penguin he has a long-standing crush on.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: AnguishedDeclarationOfLove:
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Penguin accidentally makes a dramatic love confession to Panda while under the influence of alcohol, hallucinating him to be Penko, a female penguin he has a long-standing crush on.on.
** Penguin, after many episodes contemplating and chickening out, finally asks his crush Penko-san out in dramatic fashion not once, but ''every day'' for the whole week. This comes to bite him in the ass when it turns out he was asking a different penguin each time and never realized, meaning he asked out seven ''different'' penguins.



** At the summer festival at the midway shooting gallery there is a [[UsefulNotes/NintendoWii Wee]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 Polystation 3]] and the car dealership Panda gets a job at is called [[{{Volvo}} Volvi]].

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** At the summer festival at the midway shooting gallery there is a [[UsefulNotes/NintendoWii Wee]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 Polystation 3]] and the car dealership Panda gets a job at is called [[{{Volvo}} Volvi]].Volvi.



* BoyBand: Yama Arashi, whose members are porcupines. They are spoof off of real-life boy band Music/{{Arashi}}.

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* BoyBand: Yama Arashi, Arashi are a boy band whose members are porcupines. porcupines, and Mama Panda and King Penguin love them. They are a spoof off of real-life boy band Music/{{Arashi}}.



* TheBusCameBack: [[Full-Time Panda gets transferred to Singapore, but comes back to Japan for vacation and visits the cafe in the last episode.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: [[Full-Time [[spoiler:Full-Time Panda gets transferred to Singapore, Singapore towards the end of the series, but comes back to Japan for vacation and visits the cafe in the last episode.]]



* {{Fangirl}}: Mama Panda and Mama King Penguin are fans of Yama Arashi, going to their concerts and being overwhelmed when the members express their gratitude to them for the food they're given while holding their hands. Mei Mei is also a fangirl for ''Handa'', squealing and flailing whenever she's admiring him and always asking her brother for photos of him.

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* {{Fangirl}}: Mama Panda and Mama King Penguin are big fans of Yama Arashi, going Arashi. They go to their concerts and being get overwhelmed when the members express their gratitude to them for the food they're given they gave them while holding their hands. Mei Mei is also a fangirl for ''Handa'', squealing and flailing whenever she's admiring him and always asking her brother for photos of him.



** Subverted when Sasako creates three parfaits in the image of Polar Bear, Panda, and Penguin as test samples for a future menu special. When two curious patrons offer to taste them, they demolish the desserts with such frightening enthusiasm that Polar Bear changes his mind and offers a lunch sampler special instead.
** The theme song describes several foods: "Let's drink Mocha latte Ole Tea, and add pancakes and ice-cream to that, let's drink strawberry and mango shakes." "And try a bamboo diet!"

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** Subverted when Sasako creates three cute parfaits in the image of Polar Bear, Panda, and Penguin as test samples for a future menu special. When two curious patrons offer to taste them, they demolish the desserts with such frightening enthusiasm that Polar Bear changes his mind and offers a lunch sampler special instead.
** The theme song describes several foods: foods to go with the cafe theme: "Let's drink Mocha latte Ole Tea, and add pancakes and ice-cream to that, let's drink strawberry and mango shakes." "And try a bamboo diet!"



** In the third episode when asked if Polar Bear had a problem, he says he always wanted to become an idol, but was too busy with his studies to do so. This causes Penguin to say, "There you go, lying again..." He at one point was a famous hip-hop performer, though whether Penguin is aware of that career, or simply thought the idea that Polar Bear would actually want to be one is ludicrous, is unknown.
** Panda brings up Yama Arashi in a conversation with Full-Time Panda long before they actually appeared.

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** In the third episode when asked if Polar Bear had a problem, he says he always wanted to become an idol, but was too busy with his studies to do so. This causes Penguin to say, "There you go, lying again..." He However, he was at one point was a famous hip-hop performer, though whether Penguin is aware of that career, or simply thought the idea that Polar Bear would actually want to be one is ludicrous, is unknown.
** Panda brings up Yama Arashi in a conversation with Full-Time Panda long before they actually appeared.appear.



* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: Zig-zagged. The animals who usually walk on all fours (namely bears, big cats, canines, and mustelids) are bipedal. However Llama, Tortoise, Sloth and few others still walk on four legs. Possibly justified as Llama's legs would be too thin to support his weight if he did walk upright, Tortoise's shell weighs him down too much to even attempt, and Sloth simply doesn't have the energy to support himself on two legs (although his ImagineSpot of him walking to the hot springs does show him walking on two legs).

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* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: Zig-zagged. The animals who usually walk on all fours (namely bears, big cats, canines, and mustelids) are bipedal. However Llama, Tortoise, Sloth and few others still walk on four legs. Possibly justified as Llama's legs would be too thin to support his weight if he did walk upright, Tortoise's shell weighs him down too much to even attempt, and Sloth simply doesn't have the energy to support himself on two legs (although his ImagineSpot of him himself walking to the hot springs does show him walking on two legs).



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Penguin's nephew and King Penguin's son are very innocent and sweet, and despite the mild corruptness of some characters it does not affect them in any ways.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Penguin's nephew and King Penguin's son are very innocent and sweet, and despite the mild corruptness of some characters it does not affect them in any ways.way.



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The first nasty character to appear is a Black Caiman, in a BadGuyBar. Subverted in his later appearances, however.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The first nasty character to appear is a Black Caiman, in a BadGuyBar. Subverted Averted in his later appearances, however.



* OddFriendship: Penguin and Grizzy strike one up during the camping trip in episode 17. Despite having nothing meaningful in common, they bond over how Polar Bear and Panda drive them ''nuts''.

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* OddFriendship: Penguin and Grizzy strike one up a friendship during the camping trip in episode 17. Despite having nothing meaningful in common, they bond over how Polar Bear and Panda drive them ''nuts''.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: Appropriately for an animal series that's showed its work, several uncommon animals also appear.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: Appropriately for an animal series that's showed shown its work, several uncommon animals also appear.



** As an animal series, a lot of effort put into the characters' designs, traits etc is evident. For example, rhe penguin classification in Episode 19 is spot on, even using the genus names Pygoscelis (for Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo) and Aptenodytes (for King and Emperor). They also describe how the species from genus Pygoscelis got their names.

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** As an animal series, a lot of the effort put into the characters' designs, traits etc is evident. For example, rhe the penguin classification in Episode 19 is spot on, even using the genus names Pygoscelis (for Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo) and Aptenodytes (for King and Emperor). They also describe how the species from genus Pygoscelis got their names.



** Sasako, despite only being the part-time worker, is shown to be talented with food as Polar Bear loves her gyoza and two female customers thoroughly enjoy the parfaits she makes for them.

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** Sasako, despite only being the part-time worker, worker that got hired on the spot, is shown to be talented with food as Polar Bear loves her gyoza and two female customers thoroughly enjoy the parfaits she makes for them.



** Tiger is an owner of a successful bakery and so is good at baking.

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** Tiger is an owner of a successful bakery and so is good at baking.baking (especially sweets).



** Panda (Jun Fukuyama) hums the show's ending theme, Bamboo Scramble (sung by Jun Fukuyama).

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** Panda (Jun Fukuyama) hums the show's ending theme, Bamboo Scramble "Bamboo Scramble" (sung by Jun Fukuyama).



* TokenHuman: As the series focuses on animals, only some humans frequently appear and are the only significant humans in some settings.

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* TokenHuman: As the series focuses on animals, only some humans frequently appear and are the only significant humans in some settings.settings and frequently appear.

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