On the official site for the tenth anniversary of the director’s animation project Kunihiko Ikuhara, Mawaru Penguindrum, a promotional video was published for the first film of the film project Re:cycle of the Penguindrum. The video announces new members of the production team, the returning voice cast, and that the first film will be released on April 29, 2022 with the title Re: cycle of the Penguindrum: Kimi no Ressha wa Seizon Senryaku. The film project will reissue all twenty-four episodes of the original anime, but will also add new sequences and new characters.
The original twenty-four episode anime was produced by the studios Brain’s Base, under the direction of Kunihiko Ikuhara (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Sarazanmai, Shoujo Kakumei Utena) and scripts written by himself in collaboration with Takayo Ikami (Isekai Cheat Magician, Mahou Shoujo Site, Yuri Kuma Arashi). The series originally premiered in July 2011.
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- Subaru Kimura como Kanba Takakura.
- Ryohei Kimura como Shouma Takakura.
- Miho Arakawa como Himari Takakura.
- Marie Miyake as Ringo Oginome.
- Akira Ishida Como Fairy Tabuki.
- Mamiko Noto como Yuri Tokikago.
- Yui Horie como Masako Natsume.
- Yutaka Koizumi como Sanetoshi Watase.
- Kunihiko Ikuhara is in charge of project management, while Lily Hoshino is credited as the original character designer (she was also in charge of doing the illustration for the 10th anniversary). While studies Brain’s Base The production of the original series is credited, they are the studies Lapin Track those who are in charge of the production of this film project.
- Takayo Ikami returns to supervise the project scripts, Terumi Nishii returns in character designs, Yukari Hashimoto returns in the composition of the soundtrack and Chieko Nakamurafrom Studio Cocolo returns in artistic direction.
Synopsis of Mawaru Penguindrum
For the Takakura family, fate is a constantly turning wheel, passionately pointing in their direction with equal tides of joy and sadness before moving on to the next wish-maker. With their parents missing, twin brothers Kanba and Shouma live alone with their beloved little sister. Himari, whose ill health cannot deteriorate further. On the day Himari receives permission to temporarily leave the hospital, her brothers take her to the aquarium to celebrate, where the supposed fate of the family is manifested by her sudden collapse.
Yet when Himari is inexplicably revived by a “penguin hat” from the aquarium gift shop, the gears of fate continue to faithfully advance. However, with his miraculous recovery, comes a cost: there is a new entity within his body, whose condition to keep his destiny at bay sends the boys on a futile search for the mysterious “Penguin Drum”. In their quest, the boys will have to follow the threads of destiny that lead from their own shocking past and into the lives of other eager vying for the Penguin Drum, all hoping to land in their chosen destination.
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Mawaru Penguindrum reveals promotional video for his film project – Kudasai