As Mawaru Penguindrum, draws to a close, the nagging sensation that every person in the story is somehow living in a completely different timeline is confirmed. Like a retinal afterimage, each of them appear to exist in the others’ realties – and at least two exist in most of them. Himari and Momoka do not appear to have existed in the same reality at all. Something Sanetoshi thinks he understands, but ultimately doesn’t understand even a little bit.
So, the end comes and we learn two things – the handwave of shifting realities was the plot, and we all have a Penguindrum we need to find. (Mine, like that of so many of the characters’ in the show, is buried in Ikebukuro.)
At times, brutal, unpleasant, harsh – overall, absolutely beautiful. Just like life.
Art – 9
Story – 9
Yuri – 0
Service – 2
Overall – 9
I am a total sucker for non-linear anime that ends, but has intentional gigantic holes in the story.
Many thanks once again to Okazu Superhero Eric P. for sponsoring today’s review!