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

by Sakana-san
Feb 5, 12:13 PM | 40 Comments
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

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.

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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Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari on MAL

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Souta Tawara

May 4, 5:01 AM by Shadow-Chan

Omaigod this looks so good! Can't wait for yet another GOAT SoL! <3

Feb 11, 8:48 AM by ToG25thBaam

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.

Feb 9, 4:45 AM by Zefyris

The key visual looks absolutely adorable.

Really looking forward to this.

Feb 9, 4:37 AM by Mayuka

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!

Feb 9, 4:20 AM by Ritsu

Poko mofumofu cute, I'd adopt.

Feb 9, 3:37 AM by Shadow-Chan

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.

Feb 8, 5:34 PM by aryashine

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.

Feb 8, 11:46 AM by kazykoki

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.

Feb 7, 11:23 PM by Atavistic

wait what!?!

Feb 7, 2:15 PM by Nisx

looks like another SOL show, im looking forward to this, bit skeptical on the staff though but will see how it goes

Feb 6, 6:54 AM by DanTheAnimeFan

This kind of anime is appearing more commonly now too. :|

Feb 6, 4:45 AM by KamSung

WARNING, shotacon incoming ~..~

Feb 6, 3:16 AM by FedeBankai

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.

Feb 5, 4:23 PM by TheServant

chiisai_otaku97 said:
Where can I read it in English? it looks really cute!

No chapters scanlated yet.

Feb 5, 4:16 PM by Mayuka

A show about a Udon Kingdom XD?
I'm in.

Feb 5, 3:34 PM by Hibbington

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

Feb 5, 3:33 PM by chiisai_otaku

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.

Feb 5, 2:57 PM by Swiggy

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, 2:47 PM by Chibi-Alice

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.

Feb 5, 2:38 PM by Mayuka

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