Merry Melodies – Mawaru Penguindrum Opening 1 – Nornir

Posted on Sep 15 2012

Merry Melodies is back! Now with 250% more penguins! Check out the opening for Mawaru Penguindrum!


Since I’ve only seen a few episodes of Penguin, I don’t know how everything here fits into the opening, but it’s very interesting. As far as I can tell, these three siblings are all together and the sister has an awesome penguin hat. The animation is all very fluid and I enjoy it quite a bit. I tend to enjoy most of the songs I share with you guys.

Nornir is one of those songs that I never really payed too much attention to the finer details. I didn’t know the name and I didn’t know who sings it. I just know that it’s very relaxing. Upon further research, Etsuko Yakushimaru is actually the person who does the OPs for another series I enjoy, Arakawa Under the Bridge. Usually I prefer harder rock songs, but this is nice to just sit back and relax to.

Like I said, I’ve only caught a few episodes of Penguin thus far. In the short time I spent watching, I couldn’t help but notice that most of the characters have some bizarre obsession with one thing or another. Nornir does one of my favorite things and OP can do, which is show off characters without spoiling too much, but I can only imagine that the people I haven’t seen in the series yet have some quirk about them as well. It definitely makes me want to watch more.


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  • Kanashimi September 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    I love pen pens so much. <3

  • Sho September 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    This is great music!

  • nerdwerld September 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    The penguins :O This show always freaked me out.

  • adventurous1701 September 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    What an amazing sound this group has! Totally reminds me of Natsumi Kiyoura, who sings the OP theme for Spice and Wolf…that soft voice is mesmerizing! Good find! =)

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