Mawaru Penguindrum (Penguindrum) was strange, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean strange as in different. Everything from its art to the way it tells its story isn’t something that you would typically see in an anime. It also uses a lot of symbolism. So much so that there are entire articles (Spoilers) analyzing different uses and interpretations of the themes and symbols that Penguindrum uses. This series definitely stands out from a lot of anime that I’ve watched, but does its uniqueness end up helping or hurting it in the long run?