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Manga 'Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari' Gets TV Adaptation for 2016

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It was announced that manga Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari will receive a TV anime adaptation in 2016. Staff members who are working on the series were also announced.

Director: Yoshihide Ibata (Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Eriko Itou (Hamatora The Animation)
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi (Nurarihyon no Mago)
Art Director: Hiroshi Gouroku
Color Design: Emiko Onodera
Studio: LIDENFILMS

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari is drawn by Nodoka Shinomaru and has been serialized in seinen magazine Comic@Bunch since June 2012. It currently has six volumes, with the seventh to be released on February 9.

Synopsis
Souta Tawara is a web designer working in Tokyo. When he visits his family's udon place in his hometown in Kagawa Prefecture, he discovers a young boy. Upon confronting the boy, Souta soon learns his secret and decides to quit his job in order to take care of the boy, Poko. The daily adventures of the two slowly unfold as Poko energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, the "Udon Kingdom," along with Souta.

Source: Otakomu

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Feb 5, 2016 12:14 PM

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The director is kind of a newbie but the premise sounds kinda interesting. Will give it a try.
 
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Feb 5, 2016 12:16 PM

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Looks interesting, will be giving it a watch
 
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Feb 5, 2016 12:18 PM
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Sounds original enough to be worth checking out at least

A cuddle a day keeps the pouting away~
Hit me up if you want someone to flirt with for a bit ^^
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Feb 5, 2016 12:23 PM

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Adventures of an adoptive father of an ayy-lmao shota who loves udon?
Sure, why not.
 
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Feb 5, 2016 12:51 PM

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Looks pretty interesting, I'll check it out.
Also, udon is amazing.
 
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Feb 5, 2016 12:59 PM

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Can't say I'm waiting for it but I'll probably check it out anyway.
 
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Feb 5, 2016 1:00 PM

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Seems cute, awwwn
 
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Feb 5, 2016 1:07 PM

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Nice so he discovers the boy's secret that he's a girl?

Cool should be something like Usagi Drop then, will watch.
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:08 PM

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Looks cute. A man takes care of a boy. I'm in.
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:17 PM

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Looks awesome, I'll give it a try!
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:18 PM

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Aye, I smell that shotacon potential :)
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:24 PM
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Sounds very cute :) Stories about taking care of a kid are always nice.
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:34 PM
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Well, that does sound intriguing.
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:37 PM

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You had me at Udon.

And thank god it's actually about udon. Praying for Ono Daisuke as main lead.

>web designer
it me!!!

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Feb 5, 2016 1:52 PM
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Surprised to see any positive reactions here; it's basically Boku no Pico with a web designer.

tingy said:
Sounds very cute :) Stories about taking care of a kid are always nice.

When it comes to anime and manga, I disagree. They usually condone pedophilia.
 
Feb 5, 2016 1:54 PM

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title means...Land of noodles of golden fur?

I am 10/10 certified japanese expert.
 
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title means...Land of noodles of golden fur?

I am 10/10 certified japanese expert.

Pretty accurate. 'The Noodle Kingdom of Golden Furballs' might work better, since the last kanji means 'ball'.
 
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Max said:
tingy said:
Sounds very cute :) Stories about taking care of a kid are always nice.

When it comes to anime and manga, I disagree. They usually condone pedophilia.

I had a feeling someone would say that after what I said lol. I was thinking more in the lines of flat, My Girl, Gakuen Babysitter, and Love So Life, which are all cute and heartwarming. Or even Barakamon, although that's not really about taking care of kids, but just interaction with them.
 
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tingy said:
Max said:

When it comes to anime and manga, I disagree. They usually condone pedophilia.

I had a feeling someone would say that after what I said lol. I was thinking more in the lines of flat, My Girl, Gakuen Babysitter, and Love So Life, which are all cute and heartwarming. Or even Barakamon, although that's not really about taking care of kids, but just interaction with them.

Hence my use of usually and not always. Barakamon is great. I haven't seen/read any of the others, so I'll take your word for it.
 
Feb 5, 2016 2:36 PM

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This seems similar to Gugure Kokkuri-san except the kid is the supernatural being and not the father figure.


 
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Max said:
Surprised to see any positive reactions here

When it comes to anime and manga, I disagree. They usually condone pedophilia.
We have shows like Barakamon, Usagi Drop (not the Manga), and Kokkuri-san, so what's the harm?

The cover picture definitely gives off more Barakamon vibes than anything else.

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Feb 5, 2016 2:47 PM
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Max said:
Surprised to see any positive reactions here; it's basically Boku no Pico with a web designer.

tingy said:
Sounds very cute :) Stories about taking care of a kid are always nice.

When it comes to anime and manga, I disagree. They usually condone pedophilia.

Never judge a show by it's cover or synopsis alone.
 
Feb 5, 2016 2:57 PM

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Poko/Poco --> Pico = Boku no Pico
I dunno man...
Jk, I'll check it out. It kinda sounds like Yotsuba, and I find that forever charming so maybe this will be forever charming too. ouo)b
Not gonna lie; clicked because I thought it'd be a food anime though.
 
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Where can I read it in English? it looks really cute!
Chiisai~ o(^◇^)o
 
Feb 5, 2016 3:34 PM

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A show about a Udon Kingdom XD?
I'm in.
 
Feb 5, 2016 4:16 PM

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Where can I read it in English? it looks really cute!

No chapters scanlated yet.

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I always love a slice of life anime with the protagonist taking care of a kid. It gives me a heartwarming feeling. Let's see if the PV is going to be interesting.
 
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WARNING, shotacon incoming ~..~
 
Feb 6, 2016 4:45 AM

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This kind of anime is appearing more commonly now too. :|
 
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looks like another SOL show, im looking forward to this, bit skeptical on the staff though but will see how it goes
 
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ummmmmmm.......
wait what!?!
 
Feb 7, 2016 11:23 PM

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Sounds weird but also like it will be cute. Possibly something in the vein of Usagi Drop or Barakamon (though I haven't watched the latter).

I'll watch it.
 
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I love these kinds of stories, Gugure Kokkuri-san (which was highfreakinlarious and cute) and Barakamon (judging by my profile I am 100% sold on that one). I have a feeling it is chalk full of slice of life warmth. I'm a sucker for a good slice of life anime. I will definitely watch it.

And yes Tawara Souta just screams Ono Daisuke. Just like he did with Seishuu, I'm sure he would kill it. Hope they cast him for the role.
hahaha Naru, I had the exact same face when I learned how to read all my Kana. Barakamon is everything!!:'D

 
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I LOVE THIS SERIES. POKO IS MY LIL BABY. (hi i'm one of like five people reading this on mal) I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS GETTING ANIMATED. I'M SO EXCITED.

*crosses fingers* I hope Nakamura Yuuichi can voice Tawara Souta.

Also, this series is more on the lines of Barakamon. More AWWWWWWWWW and maybe a lil less humor.
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Feb 9, 2016 3:37 AM
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Poko mofumofu cute, I'd adopt.
 
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Aww this looks adorable! ^O^ I loved Barakamon, this looks like another fluffy slice of life with the kid causing tons of trouble but still managing to be a cute little pot of pie... Looking forward to it!
 
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The key visual looks absolutely adorable.

Really looking forward to this.

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An anime happening in Shikoku, that's pretty rare. When I read"udon no kuni" I was wondering if that was the case and yep, kagawa prefecture.
Just with that this may already be worth the check.

The staff doesn't look really promising though.
 
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Omaigod this looks so good! Can't wait for yet another GOAT SoL! <3
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