Yes Mawaru Penguindrum, I know that the main concept of your series is fate. The fact that two different people talk about it in different limelights must mean that it’s important. I just want to know, where are you heading with this concept? If there was a thing such as fate, then does that mean since the day we were born we had no future to strive for?
It was expected that Himari would return to life. She was the driving force of the two boys, so if her existence was eliminated, then that’d mean a change in plot. Well, it would’ve been interesting to see where Mawaru Penguindrum would go if that happened, but I’m not in charge of its production. If I were, I would’ve set up the conflict by now, which is bothering me at the moment.
While I praise Mawaru Penguindrum for its entertaining episodes and quirks, I’m stuck wondering if it’ll develop. Well, quite surely it will, but what? After a few more weeks has passed? Will they cram and interesting ending into an episode or two, which will make it feel forced in a way? Frankly, Mawaru Penguindrum needs a wake up call from its entertaining nature because it’s stuck in this paradigm— entertainment paradigm. In order to maintain the audiences attention, it relies on its quirks, which isn’t bad, but overusing it results to the dragging of the plot. It gives the feeling that the anime is simply a happy-go-lucky one in terms of production and I might as well cluster it with K-On! with the drama of something like Toradora!, which will just lower the value of Mawaru Penguindrum. Honestly, Mawaru Penguindrum has great potential coming from the producer of Reovlutionary Girl Utena, but the overuse of the insanity of Ringo and the word fate isn’t built upon. Okay, maybe Ringo’s insanity was built upon, but that doesn’t explain ‘fate’.
Gah. I’ve run out of analyzation juice and all that’s running through my head is economic terms— not because of [C] mind you. My final words for this episode, which are on a more positive light, are the following:
- I’m happy that Ringo confronted Tabuki on the issue of wanting to be like Momoka & what she found out from Shouma.
- The medicine used to cure Himari is interesting, but what is it that Kanba gives up exactly to get money? His life? His sanity? His heart? I’m quite confused by that.
- The backstory of how the Takakura siblings got into the lifestyle they had even before the arrival of the mysterious hat.
- WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PENGUINDRUM?!