Poco's Udon World

Alt title: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

TV (12 eps)
Fall 2016
4.212 out of 5 from 2,535 votes
Rank #654
Poco's Udon World

30 year-old web designer Souta Tawara takes a leave of absence from his job in Tokyo to return to his hometown and sort out his family's affairs. His recently-deceased father's udon restaurant is now closed, and the house Souta and his sister grew up in stands empty. Ridden with guilt over disappointing his father, Souta is beginning to doubt the choices he's made in life thus far. While trying to figure out how he should move forward, he meets what appears to be a small boy sleeping in one of his father's old kitchen pots, but who turns out to be a shape-shifting tanuki! Cute, playful and full of energy, Souta names him Poco and the two develop a strong bond. But now he faces a conundrum: should he quit his job in Tokyo and remain in the countryside, or will he again leave his childhood home in favor of the big city, leaving Poco all alone?

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Episode 1

Bukkake Udon

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Episode 2


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Episode 3

The Red Lighthouse

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Episode 4


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Episode 5

Chicken on the Bone

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Episode 6

Tokyo Tower

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Episode 7

Ritsurin Garden

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Episode 8


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Episode 9

Sardine Stock

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Episode 10

The Reservoir

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Episode 11

Takamatsu Festival

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Episode 12


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Varagauzer Dec 25, 2016
Score 6.5/10

Pros This anime has a large cast of colourful and intresting characters, I didnt find anyone of them to be boring or irritating.  Really, really beautiful backgrounds. Great music and voice acting. Great comedy (I was laughing so hard at certain things in this anime). Cons Nothing much happens in each episode. Some episodes are quite boring. Some characters faces look really bad. What you have... read more

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mdchan Jan 11, 2017
Score 7/10

When I first started to watch this, I didn't really know what to expect.  I wasn't sure what sort of slice-of-life values were going to be in it, and what it was going to focus on and teach.  Of course, the name being what it was, I thought it would have to do with udon; I wasn't completely off base in that, but there was much more to this than udon. Family, growing up, and finding one's place in the... read more

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