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04-06-2012, 11:41 PM
So a Polar Bear, a Panda and a Penguin walk into a café...
Official Site (http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/shirokumacafe/)
Crunchyroll Stream (http://www.crunchyroll.com/polar-bear-cafe)
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04-06-2012, 11:45 PM
....ok, that was actually pretty funny.
I really didn't have any expectations going in, but I was genuinely quite amused the entire time. Shirokuma was actually the funniest character, so I hope he gets more screentime (his name is in the title...) instead of continual focus on Panda, who got a little tiresome by the end of the episode.
You got me Japan. You got me good.
04-07-2012, 01:37 AM
That was odd. Not bad. Just weird. I guess I liked it. Well I didn't like the puns. But the art was good enough. Strangely realistic animals doing very unanimalistic stuff.
I want more koala.
04-08-2012, 12:00 AM
That was, uh, amusingly absurd. And damn. Why couldn't I have been born a panda?
04-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Haha, that was ridiculous as all hell but I actually found it a lot funnier than I thought I would. I expected a three-minute gag episode, which I almost never like, and I thought that stretching that out would be even more painful, but I really liked how they did this episode. Maybe just having that extra time is all one of those gag comedies needs. Oh, and having such a ridiculous premise like that probably helps. It definitely wasn't perfect. There were plenty of times where the typical obnoxious gag comedy tropes were hindering it, and there were times where I felt like it could really benefit from trying to do a little something else with itself, as carrying on that kind of show for full-length episodes is bound to result in some obnoxious padding and repetition on top of jokes that likely won't stay funny for all that time, but overall I really enjoyed it.
04-12-2012, 04:10 PM
-Bear is driving! How can that be? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ReoBPl4mM&t=46s)
-Pandas start the morning early with tai chi. Well except for Panda.
-Sucked up flipped!
-Panda's dream cafe is ridiculously panda centric.
-Penguin's dream cafe sounds like a good sushi place.
-Llama is more self-centered than Panda.
-Penguin has no eyes... PENGUIN HAS NO EYES!
-Penguin can't go to a cherry blossom viewing party with no eyes.
-Bear is dancing! My eyes they burn.
-Penguin is an alcoholic. I am disappointed in you Penguin (http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/animals-who-are-extremely-disappointed-in-you).
-Why couldn't we have seen Mr. Sloth's Ben-to adventure?
I still can't tell if this show is amusing or just a seiyuu trolling.
04-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Please tell me, we've gotten most of Panda's whining out of the way. More focus on Polar Bear would be good.
Also, isn't the naming system confusing for the animals? I mean it's not like Panda is the only Panda....:sweat:
In any case, it was actually a pretty decent start for the series over all.
04-13-2012, 12:51 PM
Panda's still kinda irritating, but Ono Daisuke as a Llama makes up for it.
Penguin was very funny this episode.
04-14-2012, 01:16 AM
Now with more Llama. And Pengiun is drunk as fuck and lets loose in every way that he's guaranteed to regret severely. I guess I've kind of accepted this show as something that exists and I continue to watch it. Once in a while, I think about what I'm watching and go "whoa, what the fuck?" but it's all amusing enough.
04-22-2012, 12:33 AM
Shirokuma and Penguin visit Panda at the Zoo. Apparently Polar Bears aren't allowed many places.
And then a very strange conversation follows.
04-26-2012, 12:37 PM
It really is sad that smartphones aren't made to better accommodate their penguin consumer base. Apparently these are pretty sturdy screens, though, considering there doesn't seem to be any damage caused by polar bear claws. In fact, I'm not even sure how that would be recognized by its touch sensor. Llama's method is about the only one that seems like it would actually work, but it's by far the most disgusting. Oh and by the way, Panda, I'm pretty sure that origami case would have been destroyed after a second in your bag anyway.
Am I really talking about this?
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