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Poco's Udon World (うどんの国の金色毛鞠, Udon no Kuni no Kin'iro Kemari) is a Japanese manga series written by Nodoka Shinomaru. It began serialization in Shinchosha's magazine Monthly Comic @ Bunch in 2012 and has been collected into seven tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from October 9 to December 25, 2016.


Souta Tawara, a young web designer decides to take a break from Tokyo and returning to his hometown in Kagawa following his father's death. Upon his return, he sadly learns that the family restaurant had went out of business during his absence; while reminiscing about his childhood, Souta walks inside the closed down restaurant and discovers a blonde haired little boy wearing rags sleeping inside a cooking pot. Then, Souta realizes that this child is a shape shifting tanuki that has been inhabiting Kagawa for many years. Thinking that the boy has been living a lonely life, he decides to adopt him and name him "Poco". Each episode follows the heartwarming relationship between Souta and Poco, and through the time they spend together, Souta recalls his own past, the place he left behind for the city, and the relationship he had with his father.

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