Dagashikashi TV Anime's Promo Introduces Characters, Previews Michi's Song

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Anime to premiere on January 7 in Japan, stream on Funimation with English dub

The official website for the television anime of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Tuesday. The video introduces the show's characters, and previews the opening theme song "Checkmate!?" by the 19-year-old singer Michi.

The anime will premiere on January 7 at 2:16 a.m. on the TBS channel in Japan. Funimation will stream the series as it airs with English subtitles and with an English broadcast dub.

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."

Ayana Taketatsu is not only playing lead female character Hotaru Shidare, but 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

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tō Endō

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, Taisho Baseball Girls, Mushi-Uta) is designing the characters. Satoshi Motoyama is directing the sound, and Pony Canyon is producing the music.

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