I could have easily done twelve posts all on Mawaru Penguindrum. But I controlled myself, and picked a single moment: when Ringo attempted to spawn frog eggs on Shouma’s back in order to make a love potion for Tabuki. This is probably the moment when Ringo’s insanity peaked.
This scene somehow manages to simultaneously be both utterly disgusting and utterly adorable; completely innocent and completely twisted. Just look at this shot, which I think captures the feeling perfectly:
Ringo’s smiling, happy face is cute and innocent. But she’s looking at that… thing… while gripping Shouma in a quite suggestive place. It’s this contrast which makes you think that something is so profoundly wrong.
I loved seeing how disturbed Shouma was, and Ringo’s reaction when the frog actually laid its eggs. And then Shouma’s penguin ate them!
Anyway, Merry Christmas! Here’s Ringo’s gift to you:
I hope you enjoyed this series of posts, I had fun writing them.