Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

Poco's Udon World

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gaogao-chan to Aoi Sora
Japanese: うどんの国の金色毛鞠
English: Poco's Udon World
German: Poco's Udon World
Spanish: Pocok's Udon World
French: Poco's Udon World
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2016 to Dec 25, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, ChildcareChildcare, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 5310353,103 users)
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Ranked: #10632
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Popularity: #1660
Members: 133,526
Favorites: 655

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Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Souta Tawara returns to his hometown in Kagawa. Though his parents are no longer around, his former home and family-owned udon restaurant reminds him of the times his family was still together. Reminiscing about his childhood, Souta enters the udon restaurant and discovers a grimy young boy sleeping.

At first, Souta thinks nothing of the chance encounter and provides the boy with food and clothing. However, to his surprise, the boy suddenly sprouts a furry pair of ears and a tail! Souta soon learns that the nameless boy is actually the rumored shapeshifting tanuki that has been inhabiting Kagawa for many years. Thinking that the boy has been living a lonely life, he decides to take him in and name him Poko.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari follows the heartwarming relationship between Souta and Poko, and through the time they spend together, Souta recalls his own past, the place he left behind for the city, and the relationship he had with his father.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nagatsuma, Hiroshi

Tachibana, Shinnosuke

Fujiyama, Sae

Hanazawa, Kana


Kobayashi, Yuu


Kokido, Shiho

Souta's Mother

Inoue, Kikuko


Takuno, Seiki
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"S.O.S." by WEAVER

Ending Theme

"Sweet Darwin" by GOODWARP


Aug 30, 2021
I watched Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari. My thoughts on it are written below.

I initially passed on this because of the totally unenticing premise, but eventually gave it a chance and was pleasantly surprised.

Insanely cute scenes with some deeper emotional undertones about life and family.

Poco a cute! CUTE!

Male ~3/8 life crisis: the anime

Feb 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I was expecting to watch an anime that's talking about Udon since the title is Udon No Kuni....

it was okay but I was kinda disappointed, the anime rarely shows something about Udon.

I was hoping that the main character will reopened the restorant but no, I get that he doesn't have to follow his father's path because he isn't his father but it just feels wrong to put Udon in the title when in reality it rarely talks about Udon. I was also hoping to see much information about Udon, but whatever, I should've not expecting so much.

Poco was cute but that's all, it's actually a ...
Nov 16, 2017
I won't write bad review often, but sometimes I feel I have to.
This Anime bears "Udon (Noodle)" in title and the story is set in Kagawa - known as "Udon Kingdom" in Japan. The main character SOUTA is just came back from Tokyo when his father passed away, his initial intention was to close down father's once famous Udon Restaurant. You may expect this Anime is SOUTA to find out charm of Udon and succeed farther's restaurant, right? Forget about it. Through the whole episodes, almost nothing happens about Udon. Almost nothing happens with his relationship with POKO - magical Tanuki creature - neither, until ...

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