HOUSTON, September 10, 2012 —
Join Sentai Filmworks'
in marching to a different beat as they announce their latest acquisition, the quirky, unusual, and always off-beat: Penguindrum
. Featuring direction and series composition by Kunihiko Ikuhara
, Revolutionary Girl Utena
) and with character designs by Terumi Nishii
and music by Yukari Hashimoto
, Mayo Chiki!
Once you make a decision, does the universe conspire to make it happen? Is destiny a matter of chance, a matter of choice or the complex outcome of thousands of warring strands of fate? All twins Kanba and Shoma know is that when their terminally ill sister Himari collapses at the aquarium, her death is somehow temporarily reversed by the penguin hat that she had asked for. It's a provisional resurrection, however, and it comes at a price: to keep Himari alive they need to find the mysterious Penguindrum
. In order to do that, they must first find the links to a complex interlocking chain of riddles that has wrapped around their entire existence, and unravel the knots that tie them to mystifying diary and a baffling string of strangers and semi-acquaintances who all have their own secrets, agendas and “survival strategies.” And in order for Himari to live, someone else's chosen destiny will have to change. It's a story of love, fate, life, death … and Penguins: PENGUIN DRUM!Penguindrum
will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release on both bilingual DVD & BD later this year.About Sentai Filmworks:Sentai Filmworks
is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead
, Towa no Quon
, Samurai Girls
, Guin Saga
and Angel Beats!
as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies
. Sentai Filmworks
' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor
, Section23Films, The Rightstuf
and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes
, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network
, PLAYSTATION Network
, Android Market and You Tube