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Poco's Udon World TV Anime Will Have 12 Episodes

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

A flyer at the AnimeJapan event revealed on Friday that the television anime adaptation of Nodoka Shinomaru's Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Udon Country's Golden Furball) manga will be 12 episodes long and each episode will run for 30 minutes. The flyer also solicits the anime under the English title Poco's Udon World. The anime will air this year.

The "heartwarming fantasy" manga takes place in the "udon prefecture" of Kagawa. The series follows Sōta Tawara, a 30-year-old man who was the son of an udon shop owner who has passed away. Sōta goes back to his hometown, but finds a lost child inside his father's old shop who acts somewhat strangely. As Sōta is taking care of him, the child, named Poco, suddenly grows ears and a tail. The manga follows the human Sōta and the tanuki Poco as they start to live together, meet and connect with others, and grow. The manga's first chapter is available for free online.

Seiki Takuno (Sekkō Boys, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Moyashimon, 07-Ghost) is in charge of series composition, and Eriko Itō (Sekkō Boys, Danchigai, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) is serving as both the chief animation director and the character designer. Additionally, Hiroshi Gouroku (Dennō Coil, Heaven’s Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork) is the art director and Emiko Onodera (Beelzebub, Fairy Tail) is handling the color key.

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