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Dagashi Kashi Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2018

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd season gets new director, series composition writer, character designer, studio

The combined 37th and 38th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on August 9 that the Dagashi Kashi anime will get a second season that will premiere on TBS in 2018. The magazine's 36th issue had teased an "important announcement" for the magazine in the next issue.

The magazine also confirms that Ayana Taketatsu will reprise her role as Hotaru Shidare.

Satoshi Kuwabara (Dr. Pinoko no Mori no Bōken, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) is directing the anime at Tezuka Productions, replacing director Shigehito Takayanagi. feel., the previous studio that handled the first season, is now credited with setting cooperation. Mayumi Morita is replacing Takayanagi and Yasuko Kamo in series composition. Nana Miura (Young Black Jack) is replacing Kanetoshi Kamimoto for the character designs. Satoshi Motoyama is returning as sound director.

Funimation describes the anime:

Kokonotsu “Coconuts” Shikada dreams of becoming a famous manga artist. The only problem—he's terrible. His real talent is selling the complex and delicious snacks in his father's “dagashi” shop. He never thought much about the family business until the trendy, eccentric Hotaru showed up. As a lover of “dagashi,” she can't let his talent go to waste and decides she won't stop 'til she's sold him on sweets.

The first 12-episode television anime series premiered in January 2016. Funimation streamed the series with subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English dub. The company released the anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on April 18.

Kotoyama launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in June 2014, and Shogakukan published the seventh compiled volume on March 17. The manga's eighth compiled volume will ship in Japan on August 10. The manga was nominated for the 41st annual Kodansha Manga Awards earlier this year.

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