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Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari Manga Gets TV Anime This Year

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"Heartwarming fantasy" story follows 30-year-old man who meets a tanuki child

This year's March issue of Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Nodoka Shinomaru's Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Udon Country's Golden Furball) manga is getting a television anime adaptation this year. The anime will air on NTV and other channels.

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 Poko, suddenly grows ears and a tail. The manga follows the human Sōta and the tanuki Poko 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.

Shinomaru launched the manga in Shinchosha's Comic Bunch magazine in 2012, and Shinchosha published the manga's sixth compiled volume last August. The manga's seventh compiled volume will ship on Tuesday.

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