Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari is a heart-warming fantasy which has been serialized in the monthly comic @Banchi since 2012 and it features Kagawa, a place famous for udon that is even called the “udon prefecture”.
Souta Tawaraya, a leading character, leaves Tokyo and returns to his home which also houses an udon shop. There he meets Poko, a raccoon transformed into a kid, and lives his life alongside his best friend Nakajima, his sister, and his classmate who is his first love.
The director is Yoshihide Ibata, known for Attack on Titan. Natsuko Takahashi will take of the series composition. He has provided scenarios for many anime series including Fullmetal Alchemist and Blue Exorscist. Eriko Ito will be the general animation director and will be in charge of the character design.
The production company is LIDENFILMS (Sekko Boys, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo).
For those who like food porn (飯テロ), adult males with a sense of cleanness, and little children with a big appetite, TV anime series Amaama to Inazuma and Bakaramon (though it is not 飯テロ) are definitely the anime to check out.
Also Yuuichi Nakamura, who was also part of the main cast in Amaama to Inazuma, will be part of the cast, so I can’t wait to find out how he will act out Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari.
As it’s indicated in the title, udon is a big keyword of this story and seems like many udon dishes will be appearing in the show. I have a feeling that if you watch Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari in an empty stomach, you won’t be able to resist the urge to eat udon!
Original work : Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari Nodoka Shinomaru (serialized in Shinchosha “Monthly Comic @ Banchi)
Director : Seiki Takuno
Assistant director : Fumiaki Usui
Series composition : Natsuko Takahashi
Character design & general animation director : Eriko Ito
Art setting : Yukie Inose
Art director : Hiroshi Gouroku
Color design : Emiko Onodera
Director of photography : Haruka Gotou
Editor : Masato Yoshitake
Director of audiography : Youta Tsuruoka
Music : Yukari Hashimoto
Animation production : LIDENFILMS
Production : Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari Produce Committee
Souta Tawara : Yuuichi Nakamura
Poko : Shiho Kokido
Shinobu Nakajima : Tomokazu Sugita
Rinko Ooishi : Mai Nakahara
Shunsuke Fujiyama : Jun Fukuyama
Sae Fujiyama : Kana HAnazawa
Gorou Hamada : Takaya Kuroda
Hiroshi Nagatsuma : Shinnosuke Tachibana
Manabu Saeki : Kousuke Toriumi
Yukie Saeki : Yuu Shimamura
Fumi Kioka : Kujira
Mai Tanaka (Manabe) : Yuko Minaguchi
Nozomi Tanaka : Kaede Hondo
Souta’s father : Hiroshi Naka
Souta’s mother : Kikuko Inoue
Nakajima’s mother : Akiko Kimura
Frog : Yuu Kobayashi
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