Shirokuma Cafe

Shirokuma CafeShirokuma Cafe (しろくまカフェ) is a slice-of-life and slapstick anime TV series based on the Japanese manga series by Aloha Higa. It centers around the daily lives of a group of animals interacting with people at a cafe run by a polar bear. An anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot aired in Japan between April 2012 and March 2013.

Title: Shirokuma Cafe
English: Polar Bear’s Café
Synonyms: Polar Bear Cafe
Japanese: しろくまカフェ
Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Premiered: April 5, 2012
Season: Spring 2012
Producers: TV Tokyo, Avex Entertainment
Directed by: Mitsuyuki Masuhara
Written by: Toru Hosokawa
Music by: Kenji Kondo
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Network: TXN (TV Tokyo)
Genres: Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G – All Ages
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Sequel:
Others:
Opening Theme #1: “Boku ni Invitation (ボクにインビテーション)” by JP (eps 1-26)
Opening Theme #2: “Rough & Laugh” by Clammbon (eps 27-38)
Opening Theme #3: “You&Me” by Saki & Rie fu (eps 39-50)
Ending Theme #01: “Bamboo☆Scramble” by Jun Fukuyama (eps 1-5)
Ending Theme #02: “Grizzly-san no G★ROCK (グリズリーさんのG☆ROCK)” by Yuuichi Nakamura (eps 6-9)
Ending Theme #03: “Mizuiro (みずいろ)” by Aya Endo (eps 10-13)
Ending Theme #04: “ZOO tto ne! (ZOOっとねっ!) ” by Katsuyuki Konishi (eps 14-17, 44)
Ending Theme #05: “Michinoku Shiiku Blues (みちのく飼育ブルース)” by Wataru Hatano (eps 18-22)
Ending Theme #06: “Zokkon! Penko-san (ぞっこん!ペン子さん)” by Hiroshi Kamiya (eps 23-26)
Ending Theme #07: “Kimama ni Panda Mama♥ (気ままに パンダママ♥)” by Toshiyuki Morikawa (eps 27-30)
Ending Theme #08: “Llama-san no Llama Mambo (ラマさんのラママンボ)” by Daisuke Ono (eps 31-35)
Ending Theme #09: “Largo (ラルゴ)” by Kishou Taniyama (eps 36-38)
Ending Theme #10: “Bamboo rendezvous ♥ (バンブー・ランデヴー♥)” by Kana Hanazawa (eps 39-42)
Ending Theme #11: “PANDAHOLIC!!” by Tokuyoshi Kawashima (eps 43, 45-46)
Ending Theme #12: “My Dear” by Takahiro Sakurai (eps 47-50)


Shirokuma Cafe Synopsis

Shirokuma Cafe centers around a Canadian white bear that quits his boring job and begins a cafeteria close to a zoo. He likes telling tall tales and always brags about himself. According to him, he was picked up by a human couple who owns a diner while he was drifting around on an iceberg.

Although he has lost all contact with his Canadian family, he has found a new home in serving the diners’ clientele, thanks to the couple. His cafe is an embodiment of his personality. The place is always filled with numerous regulars, animals and humans, who are drawn by his charismatic magnetism.


Shirokuma Cafe Characters List

MAIN SUPPORTING
Shirokuma -Sakurai Takahiro-
Panda -Fukuyama Jun-
Penguin -Kamiya Hiroshi-
Sasako -Endou Aya-
Adelie Penguin
Agohimo Penguin
Alpaca
Anaguma
Anteater
Baku
Canada Yamaarashi
Ezorisu Mama
Fusao Yamaarashi
Gentoo Penguin
Giant Tortoise
Grizzly
Handa
Hayashi Rintarou
Higuma
Hiromi
King Penguin
Kinghina
Kinobori Kangaroo
Kirino
Koala
Kouteihina
Lesser Panda
Lion
Llama
Mandrill
Masaki
Mizuki
Namakemono
Omaki Yamaarashi
Ookami
Oosaki Ayumi
Otter
Panda Mei Mei
Penjolina
Penka
Penko
Penmi
Penna
Penno
Pennuelle
Raccoon
Rika
Rockhopper Penguin
Tanaka
Tarsier
Tategami YamaarashiTora
Tsukiko

Marketplace

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Bibliography

Shirokuma Cafe Official Anime Website
Shirokuma Cafe Wikipedia
Shirokuma Cafe MAL
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