Anime Spotlight - DAGASHIKASHI (But Still)

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins January 2016! (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Shigehito Takayanagi
((The) World God Only Knows, Galaxy Angel A)
Character Design: Kanetoshi Kamimoto
(Burst Angel, Ghost in the Shell (movie))


Kokonotsu Shikada doesn't want to be the successor of his family business, the cheap sweets shop. One day during summer break, he meets Hotaru, a mysterious pretty girl who is obsessed with cheap sweets. A strange summer between a boy and a girl, along with actual cheap sweets, is about to begin! A tasty, nostalgic cheap sweets comedy - eat up until your stomach is full!


Hotaru Shidare
VA:Ayana Taketatsu

Daughter of the president of a large confectionary company. Came from the urban area to headhunt Yo Shikada to her family company. Her dream is to make the world's best confectionary company with her own hands.

Kokonotsu Shikada
VA:Atsushi Abe

A first year in high school living in the rural country. His father wants him to be the successor of their family business (a cheap sweets shop), but he doesn't want to be the successor. His dream is to become a manga artist.

Saya Endo
VA:Manami Numakura

Kokonotsu's friend and To's little twin sister. Likes Kokonotsu.

To Endo
VA:Tatsuo Suzuki

Kokonotsu's silly friend, and Saya's big twin brother. His family runs Café Endo.

Yo Shikada
VA:Keiji Fujiwara

Kokonotsu's father. Scheming to somehow have Kokonotsu who has talents as a cheap sweets shop owner to be the successor of his shop. Apparently he is very famous in the world of cheap sweets.


Hotaru Shidare
Ayana Taketatsu
Kokonotsu Shikada
Atsushi Abe
To Endo
Manami Numakura
Yo Shikada
Keiji Fujiwara


Original Story
Kotoyama "Dagashikasi" (Currently running in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday")
Shigehito Takayanagi
Series Composition
Shigehito Takayanagi
Yasuko Kamo
Yasuko Kamo
Tatsuhiko Urahata
Michiko Yokote
Character Design
Kanetoshi Kamimoto
Sound Director
Satoshi Motoyama
Tomotaka Osumi
Nobuaki Nobusawa
Music Production
Pony Canyon
Animation Production
Opening Theme
MICHI "Checkmate!?"
Ending Theme
Ayana Taketatsu "Hey! Calorie Queen"

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