Reading: Pen Pen
The Beast [ NGE ]
volume 2 [ Manga ]
Evangelion: 1.0 [ RB ]
Amanda Winn-Lee [ NGE ] [ D&R ]
( Director ‘s Cut )
Cherami Leigh [ NGE ] [ D&R ] ( Netflix dub )
Monica Rial [ RB ] Eng
][ Mandy Clark (Director’s Cut)] (Netflix dub)
Pen Pen ( ペンペン [ ? ] ) is a fabricated quality from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. It is Misato Katsuragi ‘s pet, although she refers to him as a member of the class. He is a warm-water penguin, who lives in a second deep-freeze she keeps in her apartment. She apparently took him with her when she left her previous subcontract .
There does not seem to be a direct real-world equivalent to the species of penguin that Pen Pen is, though the closest equivalent seems to be an Erect-crested Penguin. Pen Pen clearly possesses retractable claws ( three on each “ hand ” ), which no survive bird species actually have. He besides appears to have perceptibly increased intelligence. He has been seen watching television, reading newspapers, taking baths in hot springs, eating human food and drink in beer, and it seems to be subtly hinted that he has a near-human understanding of events around him. All of this suggests that Pen Pen is a newly species, created through boost genetic experiment.
Through the course of the fib, the being of Pen Pen creates respective amusing situations, particularly in the first days of Shinji Ikari and Asuka Langley Sohryu, who are surprised to find Pen Pen taking a bathtub in the toilet just when they were about to take one. After the enormous attack of Zeruel in Tokyo-3, Misato sadly sends Pen Pen away to live with Hikari Horaki and her family so he ‘ll be safe .
In other media
Pen Pen is a Fiordland Penguin who was genetically altered in an experiment that made him quite healthy. After the experiment was done, he was going to be killed. however, Misato Katsuragi felt regretful for him and adopted him, keeping him as a pet. He lives in Misato ‘s apartment, having his own small refrigerated room to make him feel more in his natural ambiance.
Pen Pen is simply named by repeating “ Pen ” from “ penguin ”. His choice stemmed from the association of Hakone, the substantial global city Tokyo-3 is set on, with hot springs. however, rather than having a putter as an animal mascot, he decided on a penguin, “ the animal most ill-sorted to a hot spring ”. [ 1 ] His name was undecided at first. He is hinted to be the result of genic experiment, outright stated in early design documents, along with an historic period of 2. [ 2 ] He ‘s speculated to besides be inspired from the 1986 zanzibar copal special Mr Pen Pen. His nameplate besides features a serial count, BX 293A.
- “Super straightforward naming, but I thought the repetition sounded cute. His name has officially become the 2nd power of Pen (Pen²). I was reluctant at first, but we thought we needed a mascot character, so we had an animal appear in the show. As it happened, the show is set in Hakone, which one associates with hot springs, which in turn are associated with monkeys. But that is no fun, so we decided to make it a penguin, the animal most unsuited to a hot spring. I’m positive that “hot spring penguin” was Sadamoto’s idea. – Character Name Origins
- Hot springs Penguin Age 2 Male
Created artificially by genetic manipulation. Intelligence of an infant.
Usually resides in a large refrigerator. Loves to bathe in hot springs for some reason. – Evangelion Proposal