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 Penguin Drum. 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!
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Why You Should Watch This:
Want some bizarre slice-of-life comedy with some twisted sprinkles of romance and mystery?
This one-of-a-kind series is really all about symbolism and the atmosphere that are present in the storytelling. With its seemingly normal characters turning out to be not-so-normal at every turn, it is just a really fun series to immense yourself into. I honestly have a hard time trying to pinpoint what made this series standout above others, because in plain sight, none of the standard aspects of the series like characters, plot, setting, etc are particularly special. But the way everything got mixed in together, along with superb storytelling made this series really one of a kind.
And lastly, how can you not be curious about spinning penguins with drums?