Tag Archives: Kanba Takakura

Fashionable Nudity in Mawaru Penguindrum

Mawaru Penguindrum has always had this elegant, fabulous vibe it. It is sensual, sexy, and, above all, fashionable. Being fashionable allows Mawaru Penguindrum to be super sexual—erotic, even—without seeming sleazy. In anime, this might just be the difference in taste … Continue reading

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Where does the Soul Reside? The Heart Versus Brain Debate

If you regularly follow my tweets, you might find that I toss around “♥” quite often. [1] The heart symbol, or rather the heart, has become quite an indispensable part of our modern culture—a short hand for love, a source … Continue reading

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Thinking Inside the Box: A Game of Destiny in Mawaru Penguindrum

Mawaru Penguindrum, with its clear attention to fashion and a fairytale-like story, has easily captured my inner little girl. Inherent in fairytales is the idea of destiny—the princess is destined to meet the prince and live happily ever after… etc. … Continue reading

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Fashioning a Fairy Tale – Transformation in Mawaru Penguindrum

Last night, on a whim, I watched Mawaru Penguindrum with a few friends, and what an incredible visual experience that was. Immediately, the series bombards us with a dazzling, unreal array of bright colors, gorgeous imagery, and above all, brilliant … Continue reading

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