The official website of the anime adaptation of Kotoyama’s Dagashi Kashi manga has been updated with new information about the recently announced second season which is slated to air in 2018 on TBS. The first key visual was revealed, along with the main cast, first promotional video, and character designs.
Here’s the second promotional video for the upcoming second season of Dagashi Kashi.
The website has revealed that the main cast from the first season will return to reprise their roles in the new season. The first set of new character designs were also revealed:
There has been changes to production staff from the anime’s first season, here’s what the second season staff is consisting of:
- Director: Satoshi Kuwabara (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
- Setting Cooperator: Shigehito Takayanagi (The World God Only Knows)
- Series Composer: Mayumi Morita (Debut Role)
- Anime Character Designer: Nana Miura (Young Black Jack)
- Chief Animation Director: Akemi Kobayashi (Yume Tsukai)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Haganai)
- Animation Studio: Tezuka Productions (Black Jack, Sakamichi no Apollon)
Dagashi Kashi is a manga series by Kotoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s shounen manga magazine Weekly Shounen Sunday since June 2014 and has been collected in seven tankobon volumes. A light novel adaptation titled Dagashi Kashi: Mō Hitotsu no Natsu Yasumi, written and illustrated by Manta Aisora, was published in a single volume by Shogakukan on December 18, 2015 under their Gagaga Bunko imprint. An anime television series adaptation by Feel aired in Japan between January 7, 2016 and March 31, 2016. “Dagashi Kashi” means “cheap sweets candy”, but if read “Daga Shikashi”, it also means “however”. A second season has been announced to air in 2018.
Dagashi Kashi synopsis:
Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy. However, despite his father’s pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business.
However, this may start to change with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu’s father, with the goal of bringing him back to work for her family’s company, Shidare Corporation, a world famous sweets manufacturer. Although the senior Shikada initially refuses, he states that he will change his mind on one condition: if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop. And so begins Hotaru’s mission to enlighten the boy on the true joy of delicious and nostalgic dagashi!
Source: Dagashi Kashi Anime Website