Poco's Udon World Anime's Sōta, Poco Character Designs Unveiled
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Animate Times website unveiled two character designs for the television anime adaptation of Nodoka Shinomaru's Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (Poco's Udon World or lit. The Udon Country's Golden Furball) manga. The designs show Sōta and Poco, the anime's two main characters.
The anime will air this year, and will be 12 episodes long, with each episode running for 30 minutes.
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 Ito (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.
Shinomaru launched the manga in Shinchosha's [email protected] magazine in 2012, and Shinchosha published the manga's seventh compiled volume on February 9.
Source: Animate Times
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