- Kiyo and Shoukichi's happy summer spent raising their cubs. Bonus points for being Truth in Television; tanuki really do share an equal role in caring for their young.
- The leftover tanuki's final attempt at swaying the humans by returning the land temporarily back to what it was like before the development. Even the humans are emotionally moved by seeing the land as it was. Also crosses with tearjerker.
Heartwarming / Pom Poko