27 Oct 2012

Shirokuma Cafe

Total of episode: ongoing
Original run: April 2012-ongoing
Studio: Pierrot
Opening themes:
  1. "Boku ni Invitation" (ボクにインビテーション Boku ni Inbitēshon?, "Invitation to Me") by JP (eps 1-26)
  2. "Rough & Laugh" by Clammbon (eps 27 - )
Ending themes:
  1. "Bamboo☆Scramble" by Jun Fukuyama as Panda (eps 1-5)
  2. "Grizzly-san no G☆ROCK" (グリズリーさんのG☆ROCK Gurizurī-san no Jī Rokku?, "Mr. Grizzly's G☆ROCK") by Yūichi Nakamura as Grizzly (eps 6-9)
  3. "Mizuiro" (みずいろ?, "Light Blue") by Aya Endo as Sasako (eps 10-13)
  4. "ZOOtto, ne♪" (ZOOっと、ね♪ Zūtto, ne?, "Always") by Katsuyuki Konishi as Full-time Panda (eps 14-17)
  5. "Michinoku Shiiku Blues" (みちのく飼育ブルース Michinoku Shiiku Burūsu?, "Michinoku Raising Blues") by Wataru Hatano as Handa (eps 18-22)
  6. "Zokkon! Penko-san" (ぞっこん!ペン子さん?, "I'm Madly in Love with Ms. Penko!") by Hiroshi Kamiya as Penguin (eps 23-26)
  7. "Kimama ni Panda-Mama" (気ままにパンダママ?, "The Indulgent Panda-Mama") by Toshiyuki Morikawa as Panda-Mama (eps 27 -)

Lazy and not want to doing anything at all except sleeping and eating, that's Panda. Panda's mom really want Panda to find a job, but Panda never want to. One day, Panda find a cafe named Shirokuma (Polar Bear) Cafe, with Mr. Polar Bear as the owner. The cafe is recruiting any animals who want to be a waiter or waitress. Panda is excited while he knows that, so he register to be interviewed with Mr. Polar Bear.
Story: the story is simple and funny. It is so cute when animals like polar bear and panda can interact with human and using human language. 8/10
Animation: the animation is quite good. 7/10
Music: the opening song is quite good and  like K-pop song, but the ending song is not really good. 6/10
Artwork: Panda and his friends is tooooo cute. 8/10
Seiyuu: Although main characters of this anime is animal, the seiyuus are proffessional, such as Jun Fukuyama. 8/10
Overall: 7,5/10

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