Polar Bear Cafe

Alt title: Shirokuma Cafe

TV (50 eps)
2012 - 2013
Spring 2012
3.741 out of 5 from 1,692 votes
Rank #2,329

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

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megafat's avatar
megafat Jan 4, 2019
Score 8/10

Sometimes you just want to watch something relaxing to unwind from the stress of the day or to just spend some time watching something nice that isn't too complicated or hard to follow. Something comfy. If that sounds nice, then this anime might just be for you. Shirokuma Cafe, or Polar Bear Cafe in English. It's a slice of life, but instead of the characters being human, most of them are animals.

The... read more

dutch's avatar
dutch 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

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  • Vol: 5; Ch: 100
  • 2006 - 2013

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