Kunihiko Ikuhara didn’t leave too many people disappointed with his first anime endeavor since Revolutionary Girl Utena. Mawaru Penguindrum proved to be a very compelling series for a multitude of reasons. It had aspects of comedy, drama, action, drama, and just pure bizarre nature. With these aspects blended together, it garnered a popular following and for good reason. This series had a complex story line at times, but if one were to attempt to put an overarching theme on it, that theme would most likely be the importance of family. While this may sound heart warming as you initially read this, the viewers will tell you that the depiction of family isn’t as cute and wholesome as one might think.