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Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 12 (END)

「かけうどん」 (Kake Udon)
“Udon Noodles”

What is it about tanuki that packs such an emotional punch, anyway?

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December 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm Comments (5)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 11

「高松 祭り」 (Takamatsu Matsuri)
“Takamatsu Festival”

At this point, it’s hard to imagine Souta having any definition of “family happiness” that doesn’t include Poko himself as a big part of it.

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December 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm Comments (2)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 10

「ため池」 (Tameike)
“Reservoir”

Yes, but those were manly tears. GAR even.

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Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 09

「いりこだし」 (Iriko Dashi)
“Dried Sardines”

If you wanted udon, you’re definitely getting your wish now.

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December 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm Comments (2)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 08

「初度島」 (Shodoshima)
“Shodoshima”

It feels like this episode of Udon no Kuni was a significant one for a number of reasons.

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November 28, 2016 at 6:02 pm Comments (0)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 07

「栗林公園」 (Ritsurin Kouen)
“Ritsurin Park”

As I’ve noted many times, manga and anime seem to be wonderful mediums (though by no means the only ones) for using fantasy as a means to cast insight on the experience of being human.

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November 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm Comments (3)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 06

「東京タワー」 (Toukyou Tawaa)
“Tokyo Tower”

There’s a sweet melancholy to Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari that cuts through me even at the best of times.

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November 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm Comments (4)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 05

「骨付鳥」 (Honetsukidori)
“Chicken on the Bone”

Some anime are sports cars (Nakajima would probably like those) but Udon no Kuni is more of a freight train.

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November 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm Comments (2)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 04

「屋島」 (Yashima)
“Yashima”

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari is something of a statement to to the personal nature of anime.

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October 31, 2016 at 10:39 pm Comments (2)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 03

「赤灯台」 (Aka Toudai)
“The Red Lighthouse”

We’re three episodes into Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, and it’s actually been even better than I was expecting.

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Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 02

「ことでん」 (Kotoden)
“Kotoden”

“Bittersweet” is a quality many anime aspire to, but few succeed as well as Udon no Kuni does.

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October 20, 2016 at 10:46 am Comments (4)

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – 01

「ぶっかけうどん」 (Bukkake udon)
“Bukkake Udon”

It’s the one Seinfeldism I find most indispensable for blogging: “It’s so nice when it happens good.”

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October 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm Comments (8)