Mawaru Penguindrum 10

Mawaru Penguindrum

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFU— There’s another SURVIVAL STRATE- penguin hat!!!

Well, this was certainly an eventful episode. Hocchan’s portrayal of Masako send shivers down my spine, that’s for sure. Although I must say, the animators need to lay off the drugs a little. Two episodes back to back of the weird spaces thing without much explanation is beginning to get on my nerves. And it’s not as inspired as I would like too!

I really wonder what’s Masako’s beef with Kanba… and that mysterious new girl too. Evidently he’s done something bad enough that Masako is driven to foil his schemes and kidnap Shoma to threaten him… and then kisses him after doing all that. Right now it’s really confusing, but this seems to go way beyond just merely Masako getting spurned by Kanba.

And Kanba… nice job shooting yourself in the foot with Himari’s questions.

Mawaru Penguindrum

A bit too late innit?

P.S. Sure didn’t expect that funky Hocchan version of DEAR FUTURE.


  1. Myssa Rei Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    P.S. The mysterious ‘new girl’ wearing the Penguin hat is a guy. He’s Mario, and is apparently Masako’s brother.

    Also, there are apparently THREE different penguin factions. The ones the three siblings are ‘under’ is the Kiga faction, and they’re caught in between the two others, who all are after the stupid Penguindrum.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Wait, it’s a guy?!

    .. oh fuck.

  3. hurin Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    Regarding fractions you can get some clues from the OP. The possessed Himari, Ringo and Masako are each shown together with a different penguin logo.

  4. Azure Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    That Mario kid is the kid at the zoo from the last episode wasn’t he?

    Oh and poor Shouma, bound and gagged, after getting drugged by a creepy stalker almost rapist girl then getting hit by a truck.

  5. AidanAK47 Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Masako’s beef with Kanba seemed simple to me. In the past Kanba was given those presents from her which Kanba stated earlier that he would hate to receive them as a gift. Probably because they would remind him of Masako. Masako wants to lock Kanba up and love him every night. She’s a stage five clinger.
    Well with Ringo normalised this show now has a spot open for crazy stalker.

    What interests me though is that while Kanba was being lead down the stairs someone else contacted Ringo and collected the diary. So if Masako was in the basement….who collected the diary?

  6. hurin Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 12:50 am


    I doubt Kanba is interested in older women. Masako earlier stole the memories of Kanba from the trio of girls Kanba dumped. She apparently has them now.

    I’m guessing Mario. While there is definitely something fishy about Keiju and Yuri, they could have easily stolen it when Ringo fell into the lake at the park.

  7. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 2:47 am

    Who will win the battle of the SURVIVAL STRATE?

  8. R Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 3:10 am

    “Wait, it’s a guy?!”

    I can’t wait to see what his survival strategy animation looks like. Given the same hat and eye colour, will the costume be the same? :/

  9. J3N0V4 Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    There will be problems with your strategies for survival if there are traps laid *badum diss*

  10. Skribulous Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Forget Mario’s SURVIVAL STRATEGY. Since Ringo’s with a different faction (ruling out Mario collecting her diary), does this mean she’s getting her own penguin hat later on?

  11. ewok40k Said,

    September 17, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Masako is simply a stalker with a crush that dwarfs Ringo… And concerning Ringo, I really liked the way she was acting this episode towards Shouma. Flags raised everywhere!
    Also, it is great how penguins reflect their “owners” personalities.

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