Poco’s Udon World – An anime filled with cuteness overload!

Genre: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Heart-warming

Number of episodes: 12

Duration: 23 min per episode

Poco’s Udon World is a Japanese manga series written by Nodoka Shinomaru. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from October 9 to December 25, 2016.

Manga is a Japanese comic book, read by millions of fans in Japan and also internationally. An anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children.


Souta Tawara, a young web designer from Tokyo, decides to return to his hometown in Kagawa prefecture also know as ‘Udon’ prefecture, following the death of his father. His father used to run an udon restaurant called ‘Tawara Noodles’. But on reaching, Souta learns that his family restaurant had gone out of business. He walks into the shop while reminiscing about his childhood and discovers a blonde haired boy, dressed in rags, sleeping inside a cooking pot. When the kid wakes up, he runs outside, taking a sack of wheat with him.

Noticing that the kid is probably lost, Souta leads the kid into his house with the intention of giving some udon to the hungry kid and later going to the police station to find the kid’s parents.

On his way to the police station, Souta learns about ‘tanuki’s, shapeshifting raccoon dogs, from a monk at a shrine. But to Souta’s surprise, he learns that the kid is not normal…but has fluffly ears and a tail!! Thinking that the boy has been living a lonely life, he decides to adopt him and name him “Poco”.

But what is Poco? A normal kid? But since he has ears and tails, is he a…tanuki?!

It isn’t just fate that has brought Poco and Souta close. Poco was destined to meet Souta to deliver a message. What can the message be? Watch the anime or read the manga to find out!


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Souta and Poco

My opinions:

The illustrations in the manga and the animations in the television series is absolutely adorable, as seen in the above pictures. Poco’s Udon World follows the heartwarming relationship between Souta and Poko, 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. In a nutshell, this anime is perfect for those who love heart-warming stories, with a touch of comedy and fantasy. Although the anime can be a tearjerker at the end, each episode is filled with cuteness overload!

If you want to read the manga, visit the following website:


If you want to watch the anime (subbed), visit the following websites:





You can download the anime through the websites mentioned above. But through personal experience, downloading through kissanime.ru is very convenient and easy.

I hope you have a good time reading the manga or watching the anime. If you liked this review, don’t forget to leave a comment below and share.

By Hanah S.D

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