Tomokazu Sugita, Mai Nakahara, Jun Fukuyama Join Poco's Udon World Anime's Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New visual unveiled for October series set in "udon prefecture"

The official website for the Poco's Udon World television anime series revealed more cast and a new visual for the series on Thursday. The new cast includes:

Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki) as Shinobu Nakajima

Mai Nakahara (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU's Haruno) as Rinko Oishi

Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion's Lelouch) as Shunsuke Fujiyama

The previously announced cast includes:

Yūichi Nakamura (Clannad's Tomoya Okazaki, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign's Guren Ichinose) as Sōta Tawara
Shiho Kokido (Sekkō Boys' Miki Ishimoto, Go! Princess Precure's Aroma) as Poco

Takaya Kuroda (Durarara!!'s Simon) as Gaogao-chan

Yui Makino (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE's Sakura) as Mimi and Shiho Kokido as Momo

Additionally, actor Jun Kaname (Kamen Rider Agito, Liar Game: Reborn), who is from Kagawa prefecture, is narrating the series.

The anime is based on Nodoka Shinomaru's "heartwarming fantasy" manga Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Udon Country's Golden Furball). The 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 strange lost child inside his father's old shop. 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. Yukari Hashimoto (Mr. Osomatsu, Yuri Kuma Arashi) is composing the music and Yota Tsuruoka (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, K-ON!) is serving as sound director.

The anime will premiere in October on NTV and RNC.

Shinomaru launched the manga in Shinchosha's Comic Bunch magazine in 2012, and Shinchosha published the manga's seventh compiled volume in February.

Source: Comic Natalie

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