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Polar Bear Cafe

Alt titles: Shirokuma Cafe

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3.288 out of 5 from 892 votes
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Welcome to the Polar Bear Café, a place where humans and animals alike can sit back, relax, and order a cup of hot tea, an iced coffee, or even a hearty plate of bamboo. Run under the watchful gaze of Polar Bear, the café is frequented by a lively cast of characters including a lazy panda who works part time at the zoo, a cantankerous penguin with an unrequited crush and a wise llama, amongst others. Join the denizens of the café as they enjoy delicious beverages, indulge in a cherry blossom festival, and even discuss the newest smartphone models!

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Name Role
Aya TAKANO Character Design
Mitsuyuki MASUHARA Director
Kenji KONDO Music
Aloha HIGA Original Manga Creator

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Title Author Score Date
Polar Bear Cafe dutch 10/10 Jul 16, 2012
Shirokuma Cafe dutch 10/10 Jul 16, 2012
Polar Bear Cafe HazelMizuki 9/10 Jun 12, 2012
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If you like shows that take animals and place them into human situations these 2 anime are a perfect fit! Shirokuma Cafe is much longer than Neko Rahmen and Shirokuma Cafe has many different animals where Neko Rahmen just has a cat but both will make you laugh tonnes at the silly situations these animals get into! Check em out.

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If you enjoy bizarre situations and at least one pun per episode then Polar Bear Cafe and Yakitate!! Japan are similar.