Original writeup here with pictures.
- MAWARU PENGUIN DRUM
From the director of the masterpiece that even now still strongly resounds in peoples' memories, "Shoujo Kakumei Utena," comes the release of a completely original new animation. It will be broadcasting from July onwards. After the ending credits of the currently airing "Dororon Enma-kun Me~ramera," every week a different 20-second teaser trailer will be airing (beginning Thursday, 5/19, on MBS, TBS, TVA, six trailers in all).
The show's story unfolds around three siblings: Takakura Kanba, Takakura Shouma, and Takakura Himari. Appearing as special guests, director Ikuhara Kunihiko and Arakawa Miho-san (the voice of Himari) discussed their feelings on the project.
Making animation for television again, I feel a mix of anxiety and excitement. The main characters of this story, Himari and the others, are all kids in their teens. I felt there was a huge divide between their generation and my own. As a result, I wanted to produce this series as a "loop" to bridge that divide. The main staff is largely comprised of people about a generation younger than myself, so I was able to learn a lot from them. The cast is also made up of fresh faces. At a glance, the series has the air of a Saturday morning cartoon, but actually is a production that has a dark side, so I hope people can look forward to the story's development.
I still can't believe that this production is my first time performing in an anime. Even now, watching the finished product, I get so excited. I don't know myself how the story will develop, so with a sense of excitement every day, I'm having fun attending the recording sessions, which have a very warm atmosphere. I am so happy that I met with this production, and that I met the character of Takakura Himari. I'm hoping that I myself can grow along with the production.
■ AIRING INFORMATION
7/2011 (24 episodes in all)
Director: Ikuhara Kunihiko
Takakura Himari: Arakawa Miho
 the kanji for "loop" is the same used in the "mawaru" of the title.
 literally it's a work containing poison - I'm just guessing this is what he means