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Old 2011-07-16, 03:55   Link #474
Bittersweet Distractor
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 27
It seems the big overarching theme of this anime is going to be fate. Basically how each character deals with the cards they're dealt with in life, how they perceive their fortunes, and what they try to do. Do they accept fate? Fight against it? Try to change it?

Of course there are many other interesting things going on as well. I find it extremely impressive how packed these two episodes were with themes ranging from more light hearted to heavy, and all the while making it an extremely entertaining and fun ride.

Penguindrum is yet another example to me of just how important the director of an anime is. Good writers are necessary too, but the director is what makes the series shine. Ikuhara is just absolutely brilliant here.
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