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Dagashi Kashi Manga's Print Number Doubles in 3 Months

posted on by Jabulani Blyden
Kotoyama's manga now has about 1.6 million copies in print

Shogakukan reported on Saturday that Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga's print number has doubled in the last three months. Shogakukan attributed the jump to anime adaptation, premiered earlier this month.

When Shogakukan announced the anime in September 2015, there were about 450,000 copies in print for volumes one and two, with more than 200,000 copies per volume. When Shogakukan released volume four on December 18, the total number of copies in print had jumped to around 1.2 million. As of January 10, there are around 1.6 million copies in print, with about 400,000 copies per volume.

The anime premiered January 7. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs with English subtitles and with an English broadcast dub. Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab are also streaming the series outside of North America.

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."

Kotoyama launched the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in June 2014.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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