Mawaru Penguindrum Ep 20 & 21: Turning Point

I apologize for the delay everyone. I didn’t want to have to do a double post, but it looks like I do.

Episode 20:


Impression:
This was another flashback episode but it was absolutely needed. So Shouma doesn’t actually have any magic, but it was his own willpower and desire to save Himari. *SNIFFS* SHOUMA!!!!

I cried so much, but I cried the hardest when Sunny was taken away and thrown into the trash.
Both Shouma’s father and Himari explained that the corrupted world they live in has two groups. The Chosen ones and the Unchosen ones. Himari was one of the unchosen ones as she was abandoned by her mother and became ‘invisible’ to society. However Shouma changed all that because he had met her and learned about what the Child Broiler is from his father and immediately went out to save her, and took her into the family – which is precisely the reason why he blames himself so much for dragging innocent Himari into their family’s punishment.

Shouma himself broke a lot of rules. In his own way he fought against fate, or perhaps it was fate that he and Himari had met in the first place.

This is where it gets complicated.

The Takakura family shares the ideals to ‘cleanse’ the world and the divided society between the Chosen and Unchosen ones, including the Child Broiler. But what interests me is that while Kenzan said there was nothing they could do about it, Shouma proved that wrong as he successfully saved Himari. I do wonder whether it has to do with sharing a memory or at least acknowledging one’s existence that is the only hope to save them. If that’s the case then Kenzan would be right in a sense.

The long awaited second stage of the Judgment day is approaching. Kanba is solely focusing on trying to keep Himari alive.

Sanetoshi was extra fabulous today. The love story about the two people running immediately clicks to all the situations.

On the extra note I’m shocked to see that Masako claim Kenzan is her father!

Episode 21:

Oh my god what just happened?
Oh my god.
OH MY GOD.

So all this time-  their parents’ corpses were in that shop where Kanba gets the money. I pray to god that Kanba was not the one to kill his father, but then again – it could’ve been Sanetoshi even! Speaking of him, it turns out that HE’S the leader of Kiba group.
PURE MINDFUCK, MY BRAIN CAN’T EVEN PUT TO TWO TOGETHER, MAYBE BECAUSE HE’S SO MYSTERIOUS AND CONFUSING AND A FUCKING BEAST OH MY GOD MY BRAIN.
He is also glad that Momoka is out of the picture because she was the one who spoiled his plans the first time.
Momoka’s death, it appears that the price of saving the people she had to die because the price was so big. It so that’s how I think what happened.

Want more mindfuck?!
READY?
TURNS OUT THAT MASAKO IS KANBA BIOLOGICAL SISTER.

WHAT.
WHAT.
I DON’T EVEN.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!
HOLY SHIT.
I don’t know whether she agrees to the whole idea of the Survival Strategy- wait, speaking of which, WHAT THE HELL!? WAIT, I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING: WHAT ABOUT THE PENGUINDRUM?!

OI OI OI!!!! ISN’T THIS WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO STOP THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE?!
OH FOR GOODNESS SAKES!
Himari now went to Kanba’s side of the field in hopes to stop him even if it costs her life. So basically if Himari dies – how the hell will they ever get the penguindrum (if they were ever to put the pieces of the puzzle together again- by that I’m talking about the two halves) to work?
Maybe Ringo is the key for that???

OHOHOHOHOHO IF THAT’S THE CASE.
SANETOSHIIIII BETTER BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY.

And then there’s Tubaki and Yuri!

OH MY GOD.

TUBAKI, YURI! OMG PLEASE PLESAE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE ALRIGHT OMFG, PLEASE BE ALRIGHT!!! *SOBS* YOU GUYS WERE ABOUT TO GET BACK TOGETHER AND THEN- GOD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE ALRIGHT!!!!
The next few episodes are screaming death will happen as the end is drawing near.
I DON’T KNOW HOW I’M GOING TO HANDLE THIS.

Also note there is an extra flashback at the end of the episode. It reveals that Kanba is the true son of Takakura family who had taken him in after his father died. ;A;
BRB CRYING EVEN MORE.

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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4 Responses

  1. Vantage says:

    This whole thing just a clusterfuck of revelation after revelation O_______O

    So the brightly lit shop, with Kanba’s parents talking to him were all just a delusion? And in reality they’re just corpses in the corner? And Sanetoshi, he’s the guy controlling it all? The Child Broiler, is that figurative or literal?

    MY MIND = BLOWN.

  2. TimesTicking says:

    Just WOW!!!
    Every damn minute I kept getting surprised at what is going on.
    The first half of this anime was pretty good, but now the second half is just mind blowing.
    I really wonder how the last 3 episode is going to deliver.

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