“Penguin Highway” is an upcoming feature length animated film by Yuusuke Ishida, slated for release on 17th August 2018. The film is based on a novel by Tomihiko Morimi.
The theme song “Good Night” is by internationally renowned artiste Hikaru Utada, who recently came out of her hiatus and returned to her musical career. Her next album is slated for 27th June 2018, entitled “Hatsukoi”
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Utada Hikaru is one of the most influential Japanese artistes in history. Her career has spanned close to 20 years, and she has had over a dozen Oricon #1 singles and six #1 albums. After an extended hiatus, she made her official return in 2016 with the album “Fantôme”.
“Penguin Highway” tells the story of 4th grader Aoyama-kun, a smart and observant little boy who writes down everything that he discovers in his notebooks. He gets on with a young lady he calls his “Onee-san”, who works at the dental clinic.
Aoyama-kun is shocked one day when he encounters a penguin in the middle of his suburban town. The sudden appearance of the penguins seems to be related with his “Onee-san”, so he tries to unravel the mystery behind the penguins.