Re:cycle of the Penguindrum Movie To Include New Song from Show’s Triple H Idol Unit

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The upcoming Re:cycle of the Penguindrum movie will have a new song performed by the in-universe Triple H unit, which consists of Himari Takakura (Miho Arakawa), Hibari Isora (Yui Watanabe), and Hikari Utada (Marie Miyake).

In the Penguindrum series, Hibari and Hikari are a popular idol unit known as Double H. Himari was unable to debut with them as Triple H due to her circumstances during the three’s elementary school days.

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Re:cycle of the Penguindrum is a two-part movie described as a reconstruction of 2011’s Penguindrum that also features new scenes. The first part, Re:cycle of the Penguindrum: Kimi no Ressha wa Seizon Senryaku, will premiere on April 29 in Japan.

As with the 2011 series, the staff credits includes Kunihiko Ikuhara as director, Terumi Nishii as character designer, Lily Hoshino as original character designer, Kunio Tsujita as color designer, Studio Kokoro’s Chieko Nakamura as art director, Graphinica’s Takeo Ogiwara as photography director, and Yukari Hashimoto as music composer. Penguindrum episode director Nobuyuki Takeuchi is serving as assistant director for Re:cycle of the Penguindrum: Kimi no Ressha wa Seizon Senryaku, while animator Tomomi Kawatsuma is the movie’s other character designer. However, Lapin Track is the animation production company instead of Brain’s Base this time (Lapin Track was founded by former Brain’s Base members).

Meanwhile, the returning cast includes Subaru Kimura as Kanba Takakura, Ryouhei Kimura as Shouma Takakura, Miho Arakawa as Himari Takakura, Marie Miyake as Ringo Oginome, Akira Ishida as Keiju Tabuki, Mamiko Noto as Yuri Tokikago, Yui Horie as Masako Natsume and Esmeralda, and Yutaka Koizumi as Sanetoshi Watase, and Aki Toyosaki as Momoka Oginome. Sumire Uesaka is joining the cast as the penguin Princhupenguin.

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.

Source: @penguindrum

Melvyn is one of Anime Trending's main news writers. Aside from anime, he can sometimes be found writing about Japanese/anime-related video games, VTubers, manga, and light novels. Occasionally, he'll put out a review or listicle too. Every anime season, he looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese.
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