Mawaru Penguindrum 20

Mawaru Penguindrum

How can a show be so confusing and contradicting… yet so easily convey such poignant moments still? I admit, this has probably been the best episode of Penguindrum after Masako’s crazy episode.


  1. Jif Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    Oh my god. I got goosebumps so hard when the music started playing. So hauntingly beautiful.

  2. shinkirou Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    i guess himari is adopted.. but it really suprise me that shouma is the the one who does everything to keep the family firm instead of kanban. btw is it me or what i heard younger masako call young kanba “oni sama” and their dad ” otou-san” in the middle of the episode so does it it make her and mario related sibling to takamura family ? anyway i love the younger himari so MOE!!!!!! that explain where the pink bear doll come from the opening and the scarf from the previous episode which himari keep stating is important to her.

  3. edlar Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    No it means Kanba isn’t really a Takakura either. Shoma is the only biological son of Kenzan. The rest seem to be stragglers that Shoma picks up.

  4. ahelo Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    I think Kanba is a half. In Masako’s episode, it was somehow hinted that her dad is the Takakura’s dad. . . and that her brother is Kanba. So they are like half-siblings. Besides looking at the designs of the parents, the mom looks like Shouma, the dad looks like Kanba, and Himari doesn’t look like any of them.

  5. shinkirou Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    basically you are saying masako and mario are half sibling to takamura family ? wellhimari is the only adopted and related to takamura family .

  6. Azure Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    Speculation time~ So Takakura dad is really the useless son of Masako’s grandfather and when he got kicked out, he married Chiemi or something?

  7. hurin Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    No, Kenzan is not the father of Masako and Kanba. In the Masako flachback episode her father’s face is obscured, but he has a different hair color.

    My guess is Masako’s father in addition to being a terrorist was also a player, she and Kanba are half-siblings. Kenzan’s current wife is his second wife, she is the mother of Kanba but not Shoma.

  8. shinkirou Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    so based on speculation that all of you have made :

    shouma > biological son of kenzan and unknown wife 1 (1st wife)
    kanban > “…………….. ” of masako’s dad and kenzan’s 2nd wife
    mario & masako > “…………….. ” of masako’s dad and masako’s mom (need cited)
    himari > adopted

    so in summary kanban and shouma is half brother > mario & masako and kanba is half sibling > himari is the only not related to the family ….. what twisted family tree!! btw who do you know that :
    1) kanban and shouma are not biological brothers ?
    2) Kenzan current wife is not related to shouma?
    3) who is the 1st wife of kenzan ? how this speculation come out ?

    hope u guys can explain detail. after watching 20 episode i still dont get what they going show the message especially the family part where there is another 4 more episode to end. not to forget about , ikuhara (pink hair doctor), tabuki/yuri’s complex in the story. Salute to writer who twisted the story plot and the same time make it interesting to watch.

  9. hurin Said,

    November 26, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    3) This is really process of elimination.

    Shoma and Kanba are the same age, but they’re not twins, so they can’t have the same mother.

    If Kanba and Masako had the same father and mother, Kanba should have been sent to live with his grandfather.

    Kanba can’t be adopted, because this plot device is like a gun with one bullet, can only be used once.

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