Polar Bear Cafe

Alt title: Shirokuma Cafe

TV (50 eps)
3.508 of 5 from 1,332 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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  • Polar Bear's Café image

    Episode 1

    Polar Bear's Café

  • Everyone's Café / Café's Cherry Blossom Viewing image

    Episode 2

    Everyone's Café / Café's Cherry Blossom Viewing

  • Polar Bear Goes to the Zoo / Panda's Problems image

    Episode 3

    Polar Bear Goes to the Zoo / Panda's Problems

  • Obsessed with Smartphones / Super Fun Driving Lesson image

    Episode 4

    Obsessed with Smartphones / Super Fun Driving Lesson

  • Panda gets Enthusiastic / Everyone's Parfait image

    Episode 5

    Panda gets Enthusiastic / Everyone's Parfait

  • Panda's Diet / Strive for it! Wild Panda image

    Episode 6

    Panda's Diet / Strive for it! Wild Panda

  • Mr. Handa's Make-over Plan \ Love Love Driving Tactics image

    Episode 7

    Mr. Handa's Make-over Plan \ Love Love Driving Tactics

  • A Magazine Interview Comes By! \ Salmon Hunter: Mr. Grizzly! image

    Episode 8

    A Magazine Interview Comes By! \ Salmon Hunter: Mr. Grizzly!

  • Rin Rin Deeply Moved! Panda's House! \ Mr. Penguin's Proposal image

    Episode 9

    Rin Rin Deeply Moved! Panda's House! \ Mr. Penguin's Proposal

  • Mr. Handa's Group Blind Date? \ Mr. Handa's Group Blind Date! image

    Episode 10

    Mr. Handa's Group Blind Date? \ Mr. Handa's Group Blind Date!

  • Mr. Penguin's Broken Heart \ Panda's Night Out image

    Episode 11

    Mr. Penguin's Broken Heart \ Panda's Night Out

  • Panda, Tired of Boredom \ Panda's Advice Room for Troubles image

    Episode 12

    Panda, Tired of Boredom \ Panda's Advice Room for Troubles

  • Tanabata Decorations \ Panda's Wish image

    Episode 13

    Tanabata Decorations \ Panda's Wish

  • Enthusiastic Polar Bear.\ Let's go to the beach! image

    Episode 14

    Enthusiastic Polar Bear.\ Let's go to the beach!

  • Weeding in the Summer \ Mr. Penguin's Romance. image

    Episode 15

    Weeding in the Summer \ Mr. Penguin's Romance.

  • Mr. Grizzly Goes on an Adventure \ A Strange Restaurant image

    Episode 16

    Mr. Grizzly Goes on an Adventure \ A Strange Restaurant

  • Let's Go Camping! \ Rin Rin and the High School Girl image

    Episode 17

    Let's Go Camping! \ Rin Rin and the High School Girl

  • The Café's Ghost Stories \ Panda Runs Away from Home image

    Episode 18

    The Café's Ghost Stories \ Panda Runs Away from Home

  • There Are Many Kinds of Penguins / What is Baisen!? image

    Episode 19

    There Are Many Kinds of Penguins / What is Baisen!?

  • The Ideal Single Living / Summer Festival image

    Episode 20

    The Ideal Single Living / Summer Festival

  • Panda is no Longer a Panda. \ Mei Mei's Prince! image

    Episode 21

    Panda is no Longer a Panda. \ Mei Mei's Prince!

  • Sales Penguin / Mr. Penguin's Picnic image

    Episode 22

    Sales Penguin / Mr. Penguin's Picnic

  • Mr. Handa's Discussion! / Panda Mama's Daily Life image

    Episode 23

    Mr. Handa's Discussion! / Panda Mama's Daily Life

  • Panda's Apprenticeship / A Sports Day Filled With Animals Panda image

    Episode 24

    Panda's Apprenticeship / A Sports Day Filled With Animals Panda

  • Mr. Penguin's Hobbies / Their Childhood Days image

    Episode 25

    Mr. Penguin's Hobbies / Their Childhood Days

  • The New Panda! / Reunion at the Grizzly Bar! image

    Episode 26

    The New Panda! / Reunion at the Grizzly Bar!

  • Animal Field Baseball image

    Episode 27

    Animal Field Baseball

  • Panda's Apology! / Rin Rin Welcomed! image

    Episode 28

    Panda's Apology! / Rin Rin Welcomed!

  • Panda's New Part-time Job! / Mr. Penguin Goes Flying! image

    Episode 29

    Panda's New Part-time Job! / Mr. Penguin Goes Flying!

  • Halloween! / Llama Day! image

    Episode 30

    Halloween! / Llama Day!

  • Mr. Penguin's Dilemma! / Idol: Yama Arashi! image

    Episode 31

    Mr. Penguin's Dilemma! / Idol: Yama Arashi!

  • The Café Yard! / Sales Penguins' Sales! image

    Episode 32

    The Café Yard! / Sales Penguins' Sales!

  • Panda Corner Contest! / Coffee Roaster Masaki image

    Episode 33

    Panda Corner Contest! / Coffee Roaster Masaki

  • Wolf's Occupation Change / Mr. Penguin's New Love! image

    Episode 34

    Wolf's Occupation Change / Mr. Penguin's New Love!

  • Sloth Wants To Work! / Mr. Handa's Present image

    Episode 35

    Sloth Wants To Work! / Mr. Handa's Present

  • Grizzly's Hibernation Preparations! / Grizzly's Hibernation! image

    Episode 36

    Grizzly's Hibernation Preparations! / Grizzly's Hibernation!

  • Christmas Planning! / Christmas Trouble! image

    Episode 37

    Christmas Planning! / Christmas Trouble!

  • Big Cleaning at the Café / For Whom Does the Bell Toll image

    Episode 38

    Big Cleaning at the Café / For Whom Does the Bell Toll

  • The Animals' Hidden Talent Competition! / New Year's Guest. image

    Episode 39

    The Animals' Hidden Talent Competition! / New Year's Guest.

  • The Hammock Sea / Panda Mama's Gardening image

    Episode 40

    The Hammock Sea / Panda Mama's Gardening

  • Scattering Beans With Everyone / The Café in the Afternoon image

    Episode 41

    Scattering Beans With Everyone / The Café in the Afternoon

  • Polar Bear's Insomnia / Mr. Grizzly's First Love image

    Episode 42

    Polar Bear's Insomnia / Mr. Grizzly's First Love

  • Pun Café! / Mr. Full-Time Panda, Mr. Llama, and Rin Rin! image

    Episode 43

    Pun Café! / Mr. Full-Time Panda, Mr. Llama, and Rin Rin!

  • The Everyday Zoo! / The Zoo in the Rain. image

    Episode 44

    The Everyday Zoo! / The Zoo in the Rain.

  • Rin Rin and Mei Mei's Super Exciting Plan / Smelt Fishing image

    Episode 45

    Rin Rin and Mei Mei's Super Exciting Plan / Smelt Fishing

  • Doll Festival / The Animal Doctor image

    Episode 46

    Doll Festival / The Animal Doctor

  • South Pole Squad Penguinger / Even More, What is Roasting!? image

    Episode 47

    South Pole Squad Penguinger / Even More, What is Roasting!?

  • Sloth's Trip / I Became a Doll / White Day image

    Episode 48

    Sloth's Trip / I Became a Doll / White Day

  • Mr. Grizzly's Reunion / Mr. Llama's Time Capsule image

    Episode 49

    Mr. Grizzly's Reunion / Mr. Llama's Time Capsule

  • Mr. Penguin's Secret / Cherry Blossom Viewing in Spring image

    Episode 50

    Mr. Penguin's Secret / Cherry Blossom Viewing in Spring

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dutch's avatar by dutch on Jul 16, 2012
Score 10/10

I love this show! I would describe it as a slice of life comedy...  but....  from the perspective of a few animals living in an otherwise normal society.  The main three characters as seen in the intro are Panda, Polar Bear and Penguin. The episodes tend to have two main storylines each (before and after the break).  The stories are wonderfully simple and often based around one of the... read more

HazelMizuki's avatar by HazelMizuki on Jun 12, 2012
Score 9/10

Okay, so far I've only watched 7 of the 10 episodes that are out so far, but I think I am getting enough of the gist.  It is possible that over time the quality will diminish, but I will take my chances and write this premature review. Basically I want to know what drugs these guys are on, because I want some. Story - each story is simply a premise, a situation for the writers to dig out some comic... read more

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