Weaver to Perform Poco's Udon World Anime's Opening Theme
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Poco's Udon World television anime series revealed on Saturday that the "piano rock band" Weaver will perform the show's opening theme song. Weaver previously performed the opening theme song for the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches television anime series.
The show's main 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
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
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. Shinchosha will publish the eighth volume in October.
Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)
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