What is Pom Poko based on?

Pom Poko is said to be based on a real story about development in Tokyo in the 1960s. I used to live in the area where the movie takes place so I have especially strong feelings for this movie.

What is the moral of Pom Poko?

“Pom Poko” is a cartoon with a very strong message about conservation…with testicles. Now if you hate business and wish we had enforced zero population growth, this film is for you.

Is Pom Poko worth watching?

Pom Poko might fly under the radar for most when it comes to the works of Studio Ghibli, but really should be considered one of their best works. It never takes itself too seriously and the animation alone is worth a watch.

What does Pom Poko mean in Japanese?

“Pom Poko” is a word for the sound of tanuki tsutsumi (tanuki drum): According to Japanese legends, a tanuki would inflate its belly and beat upon it with its paws to scare wayfarers: pon poko pon poko pon.

Are tanuki real?

Although the tanuki is a real, extant animal, the bake-danuki that appears in literature has always been depicted as a strange, even supernatural animal.

Does tanuki have big balls?

The comical image of the tanuki having a large scrotum is thought to have developed during the Kamakura era, where goldsmiths would use tanuki pelts for the process of hammering gold nuggets into leaf. Tanuki may be shown with their testicles flung over their backs like travelers’ packs, or using them as drums.

Does Pom Poko have a happy ending?

As upsetting as the movie is, it isn’t a hopeless one. The ending, where Shoukichi reunites with his friends that couldn’t make it into the human world, shows that the tanuki spirit will continue to live on. It isn’t dismal, but bittersweet.

Why do the racoons in Pom Poko have balls?

They’re also almost always drawn or sculpted with laughably huge testicles to show off their virility and their sort of engorged lifestyle. This is no different in the movie, and their ball sacks are shown as being directly useful in transformations. They even parachute using their ball sacks at one point.

What does Poko mean?

According to a user from South Africa, the name Poko means “Praise”.

Why do Tanukis have big balls?

How do Tanukis fly?

The same games also feature the “Super Leaf”, which gives Mario tanuki ears and a tail and allows him to fly and use his tail to attack, although this form is known as Raccoon Mario; in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World, Mario can only transform into his Tanooki form after obtaining a Super Leaf.

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