English Title: Penguindrum
Japanese Title: 輪るピングドラム — “Mawaru PENGUINDRUM”
Author: Kunihiko Ikuhara, Kei Takahashi — 幾原邦彦, 高橋慶
Illustrator: Lily Hoshino — 星野リリイ
Translator: TBA
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural
Original Run: July 2011 – February 2012
English Run: May 2020 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Gentosha Comics
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 3 (Complete)
Volumes in English: 3 (Complete)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $12 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8


The novels for the supernatural anime by acclaimed director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sarazanmai).

Brothers Kanba and Shoma adore their terminally ill little sister, Himari, and aren't prepared to lose her. They're definitely not prepared for a family trip to the aquarium, source of many of Himari's fondest memories, to suddenly turn tragic when Himari collapses and dies. What happens next, however, is beyond the siblings' wildest imaginations--as Himari miraculously returns from the dead, sporting a penguin-shaped hat, and accompanied by some magical new friends!

Volume 1
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Releasing June 30, 2020 -- ISBN-13: 978-1645055372

Volume 2
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Releasing December 08, 2020 -- ISBN-13: 9781645055402

Volume 3
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eBook Released April 22, 2021 -- ASIN: B08ZKGVPK1

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Paperback Releasing May 4, 2021 -- ISBN-13: 9781645055419

Reviews of Penguindrum

  • GAR GAR Stegosaurus: Vol 1

Illustrations Sampler
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Anime Adaptation

MAL Entry — 24 episodes — Aired July 2011 – December 2011
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series

Manga Adaptation

MAL Entry — (Japan) 5 volumes (Complete) — Published May 2013 – January 2017 (English release by Seven Seas) Publication began December 2019
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