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Kokonotsu Shikada is an aspiring manga artist living in the countryside with his father Yo who runs a small candy store named Shikada Dagashi. The shop has been in the Shikada family for eight generations, and Yo wants Kokonotsu to inherit the family business, which Kokonotsu adamantly refuses.

Enter Hotaru Shidare, an eccentric candy lover and the daughter of the head of the famous candy company Shidare Corporation, who’s in search of Kokonotsu’s father and on a mission to convince him to come work for her father’s company. Yo initially refuses but states he will change his mind if Hotaru is able to convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business. Hotaru’s mission to open Kokonotsu’s eyes to the joyous world of delicious sweets begins!

Dagashi Kashi began as a manga written and illustrated by Kotoyama that has been serialized by Shogakukan in its shonen magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since June 2014. As of February 2018, it has been collected into nine tankobon volumes. The manga was nominated for the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards in 2017 in the “Best Shonen Manga” category. The series has since been adapted into a light novel titled Dagashi Kashi: Mo Hitotsu no Natsu Yasumi written and illustrated by Manta Aisora, which was published as a single volume in December 2015 by Shogakukan under its Gagaga Bunko imprint.

The first season of the 12-episode anime adaptation ran from January to March 2016. It was directed by Shigehito Takayanagi who also handled series composition together with Yasuko Kamo, with Kanetoshi Kamimoto handling character designs and Feel producing the animation. The opening theme for season 1 is “Checkmate!?” by Michi and the ending theme is “Hey Caloric Queen” by Ayana Taketatsu.

A second season of the anime, titled Dagashi Kashi 2, premiered in Japan on Jan. 12, 2018 and airs on TBS, Sun TV, and BS-TBS. New to season 2 is Tezuka Productions which takes over animation production, Satoshi Kuwabara as the director, Mayumi Morita as series composer, Nana Miura as character designer, and Michiko Yokote as scriptwriter. The voice cast returns from season 1 to reprise their roles and is joined by Chinatsu Akasaki and Tomokazu Sugita who voice new characters Hajime Owari and Beni Yutaka, respectively. The opening theme of season 2 is “Oh My Sugar Feeling!!” by Ayana Taketatsu and the ending theme is “Okashi na Watashi to Hachimitsu no Kimi” by Hachimitsu Rocket. The second season of the anime has been licensed overseas by FUNimation.

Atsushi Abe: Kokonotsu Shikada
・Notable roles: Sogo Osaka (IDOLiSH 7), Takeru Nakashima (Haikyu!!)
Ayana Taketatsu: Hotaru Shidare
・Notable roles: Azusa Nakano (K-On!), Koneko Tojo (High School DxD)
Manami Numakura: Saya Endo
・Notable roles: Paula McCoy (Nisekoi), Takao (Arpeggio of Blue Steel)
Tatsuhisa Suzuki: To Endo
・Notable roles: Ranmaru Kurosaki (Uta no Prince-sama* series), Makoto Tachibana (Free! series)
Keiji Fujiwara: Yo Shikada
・Notable roles: Deldro Brody (Blood Blockade Battlefront), Captain Hannes (Attack on Titan)
Chinatsu Akasaki: Hajime Owari
・Notable roles: Ran (KonoSuba), Chinatsu Hiyama (Welcome to the Ballroom)
Tomokazu Sugita: Beni Yutaka
・Notable roles: Gintoki Sakata (Gintama), Kyon (Suzumiya Haruhi series)

Original Work: Dagashi Kashi by Kotoyama (serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday)
Director: Satoshi Kuwabara
Series Composer: Mayumi Morita
Scriptwriter: Michiko Yokote
Character Designer: Nana Miura
Chief Animation Director: Akemi Kobayashi
Background Designers: Minoru Nishida, Mariko Iwaki
Art Director: Masato Shibata
Color Designer: Yumi Yutani
Director of Photography: Junya Kodama
Editor: Wataru Uchida
Sound Director: Akira Motoyama
Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprise
Music: Tomohata Ohsumi, Nobuaki Nobusawa
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Animation Production: Tezuka Productions
Production Cooperation: Feel

Kokonotsu Shikada (CV: Atsushi Abe)
An aspiring manga artist who lives in the countryside with his father where they run a small sweets shop, Kokonotsu finds himself at odds with his dad over inheriting the family business, which he adamantly refuses. He is often tricked by his dad into manning the cash register.

Hotaru Shidare (CV: Ayana Taketatsu)
An eccentric girl who loves sweets and whose father runs the famous sweets company Shidare Corporation, Hotaru comes to Shikada to recruit Yo to work for her father. Initially unwilling to leave the store without a successor, Hotaru is eventually able to strike a deal: Yo will cooperate if she’s willing to convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business.

Saya Endo (CV: Manami Numakura)
A classmate and childhood friend of Kokonotsu’s who runs a nearby cafe called Cafe Endo, Saya has a longstanding crush on Kokonotsu and wants him to stay in town running his family’s sweets shop. Because of this, she quickly befriends Hotaru. She is To’s younger twin sister.

To Endo (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
The older twin brother to Saya and a good friend to Kokonotsu, To is laid-back and can usually be seen in a Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses. He runs Cafe Endo together with Saya.

Yo Shikada (CV: Keiji Fujiwara)
Kokonotsu’s father and the proprietor of Shikada Dagashi, Yo is desperate to make his son the ninth head of the shop so the family legacy can continue. He agrees to Hotaru’s offer of going to work for her father on the condition that she convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business.

Hajime Owari (CV: Chinatsu Akasaki)
A 20 year old who begins working at Shikada Dagashi for certain reasons.

Beni Yutaka (CV: Tomokazu Sugita)
The manager of a convenience store that opens across from Shikada Dagashi.

Theme Songs
Opening Theme: “Oh My Sugar Feeling!!” by Ayana Taketatsu
Ending Theme: “Okashi na Watashi to Hachimitsu no Kimi” by Hachimitsu Rocket

Anime Broadcast Information
TBS: Every Thursday at 2:28 am
Sun TV: Every Friday at 11:30 pm
BS-TBS: Every Saturday at 1:30 am

International Streaming

Related Links
Official Anime Site (Japanese)