Just when one thought that one of the penguin hat wearers was enough, the first main trailer for the RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM anime film, a two-part compilation film of the original Penguindrum (known as Mawaru Peguindum in Japan) anime series, revealed that a second hat wearer will feature in the film alongside a brand new penguin character! Alongside the trailer, the character setting art for the two characters and child versions of Shouma and Kanba were released, as well as details on the theme song for part one of the two parts.
Performing the theme song “Boku no Sonzai Shomei (My Proof of Existence)” for the first RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM is Etsuko Yakushimaru Metro Orchestra, who returns from the original anime series where she performed the opening themes “Nornir” and “boys, come back to me.” The song features in the above trailer.
New character design settings for the film
The new penguin queen is Momoka Oginome and will be once again voiced by Aki Toyosaki, who returns alongside the rest of the cast from the original series. Her penguin Princhupenguin will be voiced by Sumire Uesaka.
Previously released visual:
RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM, a two-part compilation film of the original 2011 TV anime with new elements, will be directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, with Sarazanmei chief director Nobuyuki Takeuchi helping Ikuhara out as the deputy-director, original characters designed by Lily Hoshino, with Terumi Nishii returning to adapt them into animation alongside Tomomi Kawatsuma. The TV animation was done at BRAIN’S BASE with the theatrical edition having its animation produced at Lapin Track.
Both films are scheduled to be released in 2022 with the first film “Your Train is a Survival Strategy” scheduled to be released on April 29. The films were crowdfunded, raising 105,192,960 yen (US$957,606) against a funding goal of just 10 million yen.
Source: RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM official website
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.