The Mawaru Penguindrum anime is an original project by director Kunihiko Ikuhara. The series, which questioned life, death, and fate, had thrown the minds of its viewers into an endless loop debating God’s existence.
After 10 years of its release, the series is finally returning with the help of a crowdfunding campaign! A penguin-filled mystery awaits us in this upcoming film!
A crowdfunding campaign was organized on the 10th anniversary of the Mawaru Penguindrum anime, which was on 8th April.
The campaign was started in order to cover the production cost of an upcoming movie of the franchise, Re: cycle of Penguindrum.
Re: cycle of Penguindrum is a compilation film that will also include original scenes that were not included in the anime itself.
The campaign’s goal was 10 million yen ($90,000) which was reached within three minutes of the starting time! The last date of the funding was on 28th May, and it has gathered more than 105 million yen ($958,000).
Thanks to you, we received support that greatly exceeded our goals, and we also received voices from everyone that exceeded our expectations.
I’m really thankful to you.
CF has ended, but “Penguindrum 10th Anniversary” has just begun.
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With the final amount exceeding the expectations of the staff, the creator has agreed on a special giveaway to all those who have backed the campaign.
Gifts such as phone wallpaper, badges, stickers, official dojinshi booklet, 10th-anniversary t-shirt, name credit in film’s ending, and tons of other surprises await the project backers. However, these will be available to only those who have a residence in Japan.
It is still too early to announce a tentative release date for the compilation film. However, now you can relax about the fact that the movie will be produced for sure!
About Mawaru Penguindrum
Mawaru Penguindrum is an original anime by Kunihiko Ikuhara that was released in July 2011. It was later adapted into a manga in 2013.
The story follows the life of three siblings, Himari, Kanaba and Sho. Himari has been suffering from an incurable illness and she died while on a trip.
However, a spirit that lives inside a penguin hat resurrects her. It is now upon Himari’s brothers to listen to the orders of this spirit if they want their sister to live. They need to find something called a penguindrum to save her.
Source: Crowdfunding WebsiteOriginally Written By Epic Dope