Penguin Highway (2018) - 7/10
Updated: Apr 25
Aoyama is a studious young kid, he loves to research things, weird things and with the help of a couple of school friends and his dentist, he finds something very weird. Penguin energy. Onê-san, the dentist can conjure penguins from thin air. She’s no idea why, but together they all try to solve the puzzle. On the way they find an idyllic meadow with a large floating orb of water that seems connected and soon realise that everything is linked by some cosmic phenomenon. It looks gorgeous, the water and lighting in the animation are wonderful. The plot although typical Japanese fantasy holds together really well with a good dose of mystery and some cool ET vibes. Plus it’s full of penguins! Culminating in a psychedelic stampede finale as the young heroes vow to save the town from the giant orb and jabberwocky’s!