Mawaru-Penguindrum (輪るピングドラム Mawaru Pingudoramu) is a 2011 anime series produced by Brain's Base. The series is directed and co-written by Kunihiko Ikuhara and began airing on in Japan from July 7, 2011. The story begins when a terminally ill girl named Himari Takakura is miraculously saved from death by a strange spirit who resides in a penguin-shaped hat. However, in exchange for extending her life, the spirit tasks Himari's brothers, Kanba and Shouma, to seek out an item known as the Penguin Drum with assistance from a trio of strange penguins.
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