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Penguin Brothers  
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Hina moves back to her old home town only to find that the high school is run by two opposing factions, and students identify themselves based on the color of their school uniforms: Black for the followers of the ostentatious, violent Nishizaki, and white for the followers of the misanthropic, clean-freak Isshiki. And, as if it wasn't complicated enough, there are the "grays," who wear their own clothing, deciding to be their own people. Hina finds herself stuck between the leaders of the two factions, and it seems to be turning violent.

Also contains a oneshot: 3 Days


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Associated Names
أخوة البطاريق
Pengin Brothers
Tuổi Trẻ Sôi Nổi

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5 Volumes (Complete)

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Penguin Brothers by Cypher-Khan


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (526 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 20th 2015, 3:39pm PST



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Ribon (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1083 increased(+158)
Monthly Pos #1946 increased(+274)
3 Month Pos #2830 increased(+492)
6 Month Pos #3851 increased(+282)

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On 145 reading lists
On 238 wish lists
On 1893 completed lists
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The ending.. why you!!!   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by hangluu
September 4th, 2015, 11:31pm
This manga was enjoyable. The plot is good, not special or extraordinary, but still good. The lead is happy go lucky, but also strong at the same time. She is not useless and know what to do. The main lead is the stereotypical mysterious male lead who act like a jerk but secretly is a nice guy with a dark past. All in all the manga was fun to read but the ending will kill you. Open ended ending with no confirmation of whether the main lead will be w male lead... she just left and move to france while the male lead wait for her (he hasnt confess yet..). There was really no romantic feeling coming from the main lead haha most romance r from the other male characters. -.1 bc of the ending
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The ending..   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Mi Ho
October 31st, 2011, 11:16pm
I love the female lead,happy-go-lucky-strong-dense type. As for Shou,I like how he's cold for something,he was abused etc. The other characters are perfect too. I was enjoying the manga and when it comes to the ending I was like,"That's it? She's not choosing any guy and take off to Franceconfused" That's truly a disappointing ending. gee.. I would give complete 10 if the ending was satisfying.
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The part about the snakes...   
Rating: N/A
by DorkFishOK
August 17th, 2011, 11:37pm
Really annoyed me.
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For some reason, I was getting incredibly irritated with these people who were freaking out over some snakes, when "Snake" would hide snakes everywhere. Honestly, I felt worse for the snakes because all that commotion must have really scared them. Jeez, when Ruu-chan fainted in the bathroom because snakes were thrown on her, I kept waiting for someone to sympathize (maybe even mockingly) with the snakes. But no one said a word. They're living creatures just like anyone else. Throwing water on them in a bathroom might have even been harmful to their health, since snakes are cold blooded and thus require extra heat. The water might have made it difficult for their blood to do it's job. Nobody, not even the mangaka seem to even give one lick of a damn. If "Snake" should be hated for anything, it should be repeated instances of animal abuse >:(
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Brings back memories....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
December 31st, 2010, 8:39am
This manga was one of the first mangas that I read when I was getting into the anime/manga world. The storyline caught my interest right from the beginning and it was fun to see the prodigy try to fix the school up since they were split into two.

I'm one of the few who isn't keen on open endings, but this one is one of the exception.
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Rating: N/A
by HowlSophie
January 12th, 2010, 3:17pm
i liked the story very much....but c'mon.....i wanted at least a hint with whom is she gonna end up...i don't if she was in love with koshiba or with isshiki...tch....i wanted koshiba to be onest
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Rating: N/A
by Licia Valentine
January 5th, 2010, 11:30pm
i'm kind of disappointed with penguin brothers. the entire series focused more on making the school straightened up than romance. Although there were bits of information on hina and isshiki, in the end its not romantic at all.... totally disappointed.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by psycho.sprite
August 16th, 2009, 10:46am
Penguin Brothers was among the first shoujo mangas I read, and honestly, it is also one of the most entertaining ones.

Everything in this manga is perfect. Both the main and the minor characters are well depicted, especially my favourite protagonist, Hina, who is luckily not a shy, clumsy girl but a brave one with a strong heart and will. What is more, there is a great balance between the drama, love scenes and funny parts. The storyline is also amazing, plus, I loved the refreshing ending. No matter how many times I put this manga on my reading list, I never get bored with it.
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Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by Lillian
March 11th, 2009, 4:02am
Funnily I read this one quite after Imadoki! and not only the amount of volumes are similar but the setting too. While I love Watase's art I liked the story told and characters presented here much better. Very entertaining. But 5 vols were enough.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2009, 4:04am
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Rating: N/A
by hyd_ed
December 17th, 2008, 6:43pm
Really cute. It actually has a storyline. Might seem like its for 8 year olds, buts its readable for teens too. Not that lovey. But worthwhile for romance fans.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by halida
December 2nd, 2008, 9:01am
This one is very nice. Great art and great story. Though for those of you hoping for a love story look elsewhere. I actually enjoyed this because of the almost nonexistent romance ^_^
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