Poco’s Udon World

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

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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.

User Rating: 4.7 ( 2 votes)


English: Poco’s Udon World
Japanese: うどんの国の金色毛鞠
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2016 to Dec 25, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Nippon Television Network, Nippon Television Music, Nishinippon Broadcasting, Dai Nippon Printing, Shinchosha
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Fantasy, Seinen
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Seiki Takuno – Director, Storyboard
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
Rintarou Ikeda – Script
Natsuko Takahashi – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “S.O.S.” by WEAVER
ED1: “Sweet Darwin” by GOODWARP

Episode List

01: Bukkake Udon
02: Kotoden
03: The Red Lighthouse
04: Yashima
05: Chicken on the Bone
06: Tokyo Tower
07: Ritsurin Garden
08: Shodoshima
09: Dried Sardines
10: Reservoir
11: Takamatsu Festival
12: Kake-udon



Literally the cutest show that exists. I will fight you, your grandma and your hypothetical dog about this.


Absolutely endearing tale of adopting a child who happens to be a tanuki as well. Crisp animation and fuzzy warm goodness galore await


Loved it, simple but solid plot.


The tanuki kid in this is cuter than most human anime children I’ve seen.


Cute and feelsy show that will tug your heartstrings.


Moral of the story: family is important.


Leaves you feeling all warm and fluffy inside.



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!