This is What Drives Me

This is What Drives Me is an anime episode of Mawaru Penguindrum that was released on 08/05/2011


The girl who fell down the stairs in the last episode claims she remembers who pushed her down. However, before she can mention her assailant, the red-headed Masako aims at her with a laser-sighted slingshot.

Meanwhile, the Takakuras' uncle comes to visit their home, and offers to take them away from the shack they live in if they can't pay the rent. However, Kanba says he'll pay it, not wanting to be seperated from Himari.

When Ringo visits the Takakuras' home again, Himari's penguin hat reactivates the Survival Strategy, dropping Ringo down a hole and telling Shouma to grab her diary while she's gone, but Ringo climbs back up the hole with her own strength, then rips the penguin hat off of Himari's head, tossing it out the door just as Kanba returns. The hat then gets caught on the corner of a moving truck as Kanba and his penguin go as fast as possible on a bicycle to catch the hat. Kanba remembers some time ago about a similar situation where a monsoon hit the area and their father shielded Himari from danger so he could run to the nearest hospital.

Eventually, he catches the hat and brings it back to Himari, waking her back up.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Himari Takakura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miho Arakawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shouma Takakura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryohei Kimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kanba Takakura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Subaru Kimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ringo Oginome ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Marie Miyake ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Penguin #1 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Penguin #2 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Penguin #3 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuri Tokikago ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mamiko Noto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Keishu Tabuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Masako Natsume ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yui Horie ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Kunihiko Ikuhara Director
Lily Hoshino Original Concept Lily Hoshino is a boys love mangaka who is well-known for her soft, pretty style.
Terumi Nishii Character Artist/Designer Animator.
Koichiro Sohtome Episode Director Episode Director and Storyboard Artist.
Takashi Kojima Animator Penguin Animator
Yukari Hashimoto Music Anime Composer


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