Penguindrum Movie Announced With Crowdfunding Campaign

Kunihiko Ikuhara’s Penguindrum (Mawaru Penguindrum in Japan) series is getting a compilation movie titled RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM. The movie was announced as one of the series’ 10th anniversary projects. According to Comic Natalie, the movie will include brand new scenes that weren’t in the series.

The second anniversary project is a crowdfunding campaign with a target goal of 10 million yen (~USD 90,377). Its proceeds will be used for the costs of the movie’s production, promotion, pre-release screening, and crowdfunding rewards. However, the website states that the production will proceed even if the crowdfunding goal is not met. The campaign is limited to those residing in Japan.

RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM will be directed by Ikuhara, with manga artist Lily Hoshino handling the character draft designs. Lapin Track is in charge of the animation production. 

The 24-episode Penguindrum series aired in 2011 with Brain’s Base as its animation production studio. A manga adaptation was published from 2013 to 2017.

HiDive describes the series as:

Is destiny a matter of chance or a matter of choice? All Kanba and Shouma know is that to keep their terminally ill sister Himari alive they must find the mysterious Penguindrum.

Update: Added info from Comic Natalie regarding the presence of brand new scenes in the movie.

Sources: Penguindrum Twitter, Penguindrum 10th anniversary website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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