Dagashi Kashi 2 Anime Reveals January Premiere, New Cast Member
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 46th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on Wednesday that the Dagashi Kashi 2 sequel anime series will premiere in January 2018 on TBS and BS-TBS. The issue is also revealing that Chinatsu Akasaki (Welcome to the Ballroom's Chinatsu, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma's Alice) will play the character Hajime Owari (pictured below).
The anime's returning cast includes:
- Ayana Taketatsu as Hotaru Shidare
- Atsushi Abe as Kokonotsu Shikada
- Manami Numakura as Saya Endō
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tō Endō
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. Michiko Yokote (Cowboy Bebop, Gintama) is writing the scripts, and Nobuaki Nobusawa (returning from the first season) and Tomohata Ohsumi are composing the music.
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.