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This is a heart-warming, imagination-tickling joy - and a film that should put Ishida and Colorido on every anime fan's to-watch list.
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Penguin Highway

Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure.

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Writers: Tomihiko Morimi (novel), Makoto Ueda (screenplay: EUROPE-KIKAKU)
Stars: Kana Kita, Yû Aoi, Miki Fukui

Played at

Monica Film Center, 4.15.19 - 4.15.19
Playhouse 7, 4.15.19 - 4.15.19
NoHo 7, 4.15.19 - 4.15.19
Glendale, 4.12.19 - 4.18.19
Rated NR
Runtime: 118 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Matt SchleyJapan Times
There’s something about the playful, magical realist novels of Tomihiko Morimi that seems to lend itself to animated adaptations. Those adaptations include TV series like “The Tatami Galaxy” (“Yojohan Shinwa Taikei”) and “The Eccentric Family&rdquo...