Saturday, July 6, 2013

Old Anime References in Mawaru Penguin Drum

         Hokay, so I just started watchin penguin drum and I have to say it is AWESOME. One thing that keeps bugging me however are the references that show up EVERY episode especially the ones related to Revolutionary girl utena a magical girl show that feels eerily similar to penguin drum. Here are some similarities bettween penguin drum and other animes that i have found.

every episode himari transforms into the mysterious penguin lady, and they sing a song and have a whole video dedicated to her scene, much like the pre-fight cutscenes in Utena
not only that but the student concil scenes in utena always had a elevator backdrop type-thing behind the student council members

same thing happens in penguin drum
alot of the characters in Penguin drum have a uncanny likeness to Utena characters:
such as a version of jouji:
they even have the same cutthroat personality.
there is also an odd touga and utena combination for that pink haired woman

also similar personalities.notice the penguin above.
theres also alot of moments where lady oscar or marie antoinette appear from the series "rose of versailles" which utena is loosely based on
that woman is lady oscar lol
and yurie makes a good marie antoinette
alot of the faces come from older anime
and a few modern references like excel saga
and even casablanca
and the one everyone saw:

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