Playing House

And so it was revealed and I find it really amazing how they ran us me for a fool for 20+ episodes. Goddamn I LOVE IT!!

I have to say that Mawaru Penguindrum’s story is very much thought out. I never expected to be mislead numerous times just because of blindly following the plot elements they served while in reality, if you isolate the supernatural from the story, it boils down to something simple:

Himari, Kanba, and Shoma were just a make-believe family.

There was really nothing between the three of them save for an act of kindness where Shoma “saved” Himari and Himari “saving” Kanba just after his father passed away. In the end, everything was an act, a humongous troll where the viewers are lead to believe that something supernatural, or rather, out of this world, has happened to an everyday looking family.

Well, it DID happen considering the existence of Momoka’s Fate Diary, the Penguin Hats, and whatever but realistically, the main base of this anime’s drama came from such a simple setup, elaborated and mixed and mashed with supernatural elements to make it very interesting. I know I was trolled but I can’t help but admire the genius who thought of this.

Facts aside, let’s go to the bizarre aspect of this anime. If Sanetoshi was the leader of the criminal organization and if he IS a ghost, how come he is capable of interacting with our characters? Is this a similar method with how Kanba interacts with his dead foster father, Takakura Kenzan? If anything, I believe this to be the biggest troll of all. Who knows, this may even be something similar with inception, maybe something related to Zhuangzi’s philosophy of the dreaming butterfly.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

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    Dec 05, 2011 @ 10:59:01

    Heh, after reading your post, I’m doubly glad I dropped this.

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