Flashbacking Penguindrum #12 — Rehash

September 29th, 2011


The worst part is the 5 second warning about them.


Finally, an incredibly eventful episode. Yes, it was obvious who stole Ringo’s diary because there’s a total of three named characters in the show not looking for it, and one of them gets hopped up on frog pills, and the other is a pandimensional librarian, but they finally revealed why the damn thing was important at all and the protagonists actually at least tried to do something for once, even if they couldn’t compete against the penguin themed slingshot-laser. How does a slingshot fire a laser? Who knows. At least it doesn’t fire penguins.

Just kidding, it was about 15 minutes of flashbacks showing that daddy dearest was slightly evil, so at least it wasn’t just "DESTINY DID IT!" and that the bombings did in fact A.) Happen, apparently very, very, very, slowly along with daddy being directly involved, and B.) they did kill some generic faceless girl because god help us if a show commits to showing someone’s face in case they need to bring them back from the dead later Momoka. Then Himari died yet again (because everything is more dramatic on the second or third time) and they rehashed the first episode’s ending sequence to bring her back to life, incestuous overtones and all. I think my favorite part of the episode was how the sponsor title card at the start showed the cliffhanger at the end. Now that’s just genius.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    Weird anime, but I kind of like it anyway.

    Death is meaningless if you can be revived by a magical hat, I’m just wondering how many time is himari going to die and revive as a drama device.

  • Athos says:

    My favorite part has got to be when they implied that the phrase “Lowly humans who will never amount to anything” actually had some important meaning to it.

    Anyways, I dunno. To be honest, I never gave the purpose of their Penguin McGuffin much thought. It could have been Penguin Hat’s cousin’s lost percussion instrument, for all I cared.

    Now that it’s clear that it wasn’t just the whim of an omnipotent jackass… well, it’s kind of a let down.