Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

Poco's Udon World

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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 5099950,999 users)
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Ranked: #10332
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Popularity: #1571
Members: 128,202
Favorites: 639

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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

Ooishi, Rinko

Nakahara, Mai

Fujiyama, Sae

Hanazawa, Kana


Kobayashi, Yuu


Kokido, Shiho

Souta's Mother

Inoue, Kikuko


Takuno, Seiki
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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"S.O.S." by WEAVER

Ending Theme

"Sweet Darwin" by GOODWARP

Jan 3, 2017
The story of Souta and Poco is, to say the least, heartwarming. Over the course of twelve episodes, the relationship between the two unlikely pair, a web designer and a shape-shifting tanuki, unfolds as they interact with other characters from both rural and urban environments. The general message conveyed is that of familial love and bonds; however, this does not only pertain to conventional families but found ones, too. Though the plot lacks complexity, aside from the occasional drama that comes with exertion and exhaustion on Poco's part (as maintaining a human form is demanding), the story is compelling and certainly draws the viewer in ...
Jan 1, 2017
One word is all you need to change the path you lead. The detrimental choices of life is but a commodity that leads you to a whole. Here we follow a Web designer named Souta Tawara, who, after his father’s death, visits his childhood prefecture of Kagawa, the home of Udon noodles, which funnily enough doesn't play a part in the body of the story, but to an extent remains part of the overaching plot. He soon meets and houses a young “boy”, and the story begins from here.

Considering this is a Slice of Life anime, story isn’t something of total necessity, however there ...
Dec 25, 2016
Have you guys seen barakamon or Amama to Inazuma? If you have and liked them you will surely like Udon no kuni. This is the cheerful anime of this season. Getting straight to the point the anime doesn't really have an elaborate story line. One thing great about that is this anime feels complete this season alone, so no waiting for a new season and wondering if it will ever be made.
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari is about a guy called Souta and his chance encounter with Poco who turns out to be a shape-shifting tanuki. The story progresses with Souta remembering things about ...

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