Kunihiko Ikuhara’s “Mawaru PENGUINDRUM” will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its initial release with a new compilation film titled “RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM“! Ikuhara will be returning to direct, with Lily Hoshino doing character design, and Lapin Track revamping the original BRAIN’S BASE animation as well as animating new footage. A crowdfunding project has started to raise funds for the animation revamp, with fans lending their financial support through Ubugoe.
“Mawaru PENGUINDRUM” follows the story of a terminally ill girl named Himari Takakura, who died and was brought back to life by a mysterious spirit that possesses a souvenir store penguin hat; in exchange, the spirit tasks her brothers Kanba and Shoma to find the elusive “Penguindrum”. To further complicate things, donning the penguin hat causes Himari to transform into “The Princess of the Crystal” — an overbearing young woman with dominatrix tendencies.