Bedroom decor can often be seen as a reflection of one’s personality or desires. If one is fortunate enough to have their own bedroom as a child, it may be the only “private” place for them in the house. When my brother and I were allotted separate rooms around the time I entered fifth grade, my room became my sanctuary. Much to my parents’ dismay, I pasted up drawings and paintings of my own on the walls, ruining their hard work in papering and preparing the room.
Our doorway into the world of Mawaru Penguindrum is Himari Takakura’s bedroom. It is a purposeful entry point that ushers us in and offers us a comfortable seat in the first episode, and shows us out gracefully in the last.