Penguin spoilers

From Otona Animedia via 2ch:

オトナアニメディアvol.2より
西位 13話と18話と最終話を作画監督予定で後は雑誌の版権イラストを書いている
18話でちょっとだけ原画をやる 『ピングドラム』にしてはアクション的なものがある気が
最終話も私が作画監督なので面倒な事をやらされる気が
18話は山内重保さんが演出を担当するので大分異色な回になるかと思います。お楽しみに。
山崎 私は14話を担当しているのですがたぶんゆりさんがエロいことをすると思います。私はエロ担当を自負してる
柴田 僕のやっている15話ではゆりさんの重い過去が明かされます。
15話は幾原監督が大事にしている回で物語のキーとなるお話。ピングドラムの謎も少し解明されるのでお楽しみに。
木村昴 実は16~18話くらいで一気に話の展開が変わってくる。

From Otona Animedia vol 2

Nishii: I’m planned to be the animation director for episodes 13, 18 and the finale, and then I’ll be drawing illustrations for magazines. I’m doing some of the key animation for episode 18 and it reminded me that Penguindrum has some actiony parts, and I’m also the animation director for the final episode so I feel like I have to do all the hard parts. Yamauchi Shigeyasu is directing episode 18, so I think it’ll be a pretty unique episode. Please look forward to it.

Yamazaki: I’m in charge of episode 14, but I think Ms. Yuri’s doing some sexy things. I like to think of myself as the “sexy” director on the staff.

Shibata: I’m directing episode 15 and Yuri’s serious past will become clear. Director Ikuhara told me that episode 15 is an important key to the story. Since it’ll clarify some of the mysteries about Penguindrum/the Penguin Drum, please look forward to it.

Kimura Subaru: Actually, around episodes 16~18 the way the story unfolds will change dramatically.

If anyone was concerned about the production schedule I think this segment should put you at ease some too.

[EDIT] Not really a spoiler, but the official site updated with a summary for episode 12 and it has Momoka’s age in it:

16年前の3月20日。この日起こった地下鉄爆破事件で多くの人が死んだ。死亡者の中には、10歳になった苹果の姉、桃果も含まれていた。

March 20th, 16 years ago. Many people died in the subway bombing that occurred that day. Among the victims was Ringo’s older sister, Momoka, who had just turned 10. ….

[EDIT] Some other stuff (actually some of this popped up last night, but the person who posted about it initially didn’t make a lot of sense and someone else’s gone back and confirmed/rephrased the information). Anyway, this is a direct quote from the “key words” section of Otona Animedia:

16年前の呪い
かつて冠葉は真砂子に対して、
「のろわれるなら一緒に呪われてやる。未来永劫、それが俺たちをつなぐ絆だ」と言ったらしい
プリンセス・オブ・クリスタルも、晶馬と苹果の前で「これがヤツに下された呪いと言う訳か!」と話しているがこの二つの呪いは同じものなのか?

The Curse from 16 Years Ago
It seems that in the past Kanba had told Masako,
“If we are to be cursed, curse us together. As that bond will bind us for all eternity.”
The Princess of the Crystal also tells Shoma and Ringo, “Is this the curse they/he* laid upon you/us!?” {* ヤツ so probably the same they/he she asked Shoma to stop this week}
Are there two curses or are they talking about the same thing?

It’s also come up that Mario’s name is spelled 万里夫 in kanji and something about (I think? it’s really out of context) Kanba’s run-in with Mario in episode 10 wasn’t the first time they’d met (I thought that was kind of obvious from his reaction though). There’s also some talk that the magazine confirmed that Masako’s Project M = Project Mario

[EDIT] Man, stuff is just trickling out. So much for the people saying they read Otona Animedia cover to cover already.

Apparently they’re done recording through episode 18, so it sounds like the schedule is, again, fine.

Something I missed earlier, in some interview apparently “Imagine!” at the end of the transformation was originally going to be “Change the world!”

[EDIT] More weird shit:

メリーさんの羊
正気を失った晶馬が呟き続ける物語。
美しい3匹の小羊を飼っていたメリーさんは、黒い鳥に誑かされ女神の神殿から灰を盗んでしまう。
そのことに女神は怒り、メリーさんの羊の中から、一番幼い小羊に罰を与えるのだった。
高倉家に起きる悲劇を示唆するような内容だが・・・

映像戦略
晶馬の心の中
陽毬が倒れてしまったのを目の当たりにした晶馬が、正気を失って『メリーさんの羊』の物語を呟くシーン。
メリーさんや羊の姿をした高倉三兄弟妹や黒いウサギ(実際の物語では黒い鳥)のイメージが出てくる。
絵本風のタッチで一見可愛らしく見せているが、錯乱している晶馬の心の中の狂気が余計に際だってる。

Mary Had a Little Lamb

The story Shoma mumbles after he snaps.
Mary, who kept three adorable little lambs, was tricked by black birds* and ended up stealing ashes from the Temple of the Goddess. {* yes it says birds, 2ch is debating whether this is an error or a spoiler}
This angered the goddess and she singled out the smallest of Mary’s sheep for punishment.
The subject matter of the story seems to hint at the disaster the Takakura family caused, but…

Visual Strategy
In Shoma’s Mind

In the scene where Shoma snaps when Himari collapses before his eyes and mumbles the story “Mary had a little lamb.”
The images of Mary, the Takakura siblings as the lambs and the black rabbits (they’re black birds in the actual story*) appear. {*again it does say birds, 2ch thinks this is fucking weird too}
The picture book style looks cute at first glance, but it highlights the madness brewing in Shoma’s mind as he’s lost it.

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2 comments
  1. Cadentia said:

    Hoo boy, I think I’m a bit scared of the next episodes (which is good).

  2. Minty said:

    “Change the world!” gives off so many Utena vibes. but a lot of things do in this show.

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