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Dagashi Kashi Anime's Cast, Song Artists Revealed

posted on by Egan Loo
Ayana Taketatsu stars & sings ending theme; Michi performs opening

This year's 51st issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing the main cast and opening theme song artist for the television anime of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga on Wednesday. Ayana Taketatsu is playing lead female character Hotaru Shidare, and she is also performing the ending theme song "Hey! Calorie Queen." The other cast members include Atsushi Abe as Kokonotsu Shikada, Keiji Fujiwara as Yō Shikada, Manami Numakura as Saya Endō, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tō Endō. The 19-year-old singer Michi is performing the opening theme song "Checkmate!?"

Kotoyama's original manga follows Kokonotsu, who does not want to inherit his family's rural candy store as his father wishes. A girl named Hotaru, who is crazy about small-time candy stores, appears at the store and repeatedly visits in order to convince him to take it over. The title means "Cheap Sweets Candy," which is also the name of a Japanese band, but read differently it could mean "However."

Shigehito Takayanagi (Kanamemo, The World God Only Knows, Tokyo ESP) is directing the series at the anime studio feel., and is also supervising the series scripts alongside Yasuko Kamo (Galaxy Angel A, Kanamemo, Tokyo ESP). The scriptwriters are Kamo, Tatsuhiko Urahata, and Michiko Yokote. Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Burst Angel, Taishō Baseball Girls., Mushi-Uta) is designing the characters. Satoshi Motoyama is directing the sound, and Pony Canyon is producing the music.

The anime will premiere in January.

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