Polar Bear Cafe

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4.5
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  • A hidden gem - shame it doesn't get more exposure
    This is the best comedy anime I've seen in a long time, with memorable characters like the three main ones: Shirokuma/Polar Bear, Penguin-san, Panda-kun and equally memorable supporting characters Grizzly, Llama-san, the mother squirrels, etc.

    Innocuous on the surface, but with some unexpectedly cutting wit.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pilot gave me little reason to continue
    The characters were not funny, interesting, or likable. It was incredibly bland and I had a hard time even getting through the one episode I watched. I usually like slice-of-life stories, so I'm not put off by slower paced shows, but this was probably the most boring anime I've tried to watch in many years. The voice acting was dull and lifeless, and the animation, while pretty, was very ...
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  • A superb, relaxing show.
    I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I love the artwork. It is mostly dry humor. To me, this show was very cute and relaxing. I loved coming home after a hard day, lying in bed and watching this show. When I run out of episodes I'm going to feel so lost.
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  • Just the cutest anime
    At first I thought it looked a little ridiculous, then the theme song came on and I thought "well this is kind of cute." Then after the first episode I was hooked. I cannot stop watching this, it's the most adorable anime I've seen in a while. I just want to give each bear a hug.
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  • I really like it!!!!!
    I find it helps with some Japanese Terms! I like that! It's also has it's own comedy routine!! The anime is not what you would expect but I find it very funny!! rather suttle but entertaining! My favorite character so far is the Polar bear he is so nice!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An anime I was pleasantly surprised about
    This is the first slice-of-life anime I've seen, and when I first started I wasn't really expecting anything from it. Yet, when I finished the first two episodes, I knew it was something different to what I was used to and was absolutely charmed.

    There is no underlying greater story to be told or adventure to be experienced, it's just the day-to-day life of some quirky talking animals and ...
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  • You will know if this is for you after the first episode
    The pacing of the show will throw many views off. My guess is that after the first episode you will know if this show will work for you.
    I think it is pretty fantastic. There is so much internal inconsistency, but it doesn't work against the jokes. Why doesn't anyone question talking animals? If those are commonplace, why would you go to a zoo? ... but anyhow, its pretty entertaining and ...
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  • Panda Power: Polar Bear's Cafe
    Excellent series about a sassy, sweet Panda and his friend, Polar Bear, who hang out at Polar Bear's Cafe. Panda and Polar Bear have lots of zany adventures mostly with their pal, Penguin; Sasako, the waitress at the Cafe; and a cast of zany humans and animals that frequent the Cafe. Polar Bear is wise and laid back. Panda is mischievous, inquisitive and blessed with a kind heart. Wonderful ...
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  • Stellar Anime to See
    Polar Bear's Cafe is a nice and soothing anime to watch after a hard day's work. I really do love the friendship between the characters in Shirokuma's Cafe. Too bad the anime was discontinued, I was looking for more episodes to come. My favorite lines are, "Cafe Mocha okiwari", and "Iced Coffee".
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  • Both Adorable & Unique
    Polar Bear Cafe (a.k.a. Shirokuma Cafe) is one of my favorite animes; this is coming from someone who is very picky about what animes they watch. However, I have always been a sucker for "slice-of-life" type animes, as well as animals- so this one fit the bill. The characters have a lot of dimension to their personalities, and all have their own backstories that are intriguing to learn ...
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