Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday has announced that the Dagashi Kashi anime will get a second season! The surprise reveal was teased last week when Shogakukan said they had an “important announcement” for the series.
Shogakukan also confirmed that a new staff will be producing the second season, but Ayana Taketatsu will reprise her role as Hotaru:
- Director: Satoshi Kuwabara (Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions director) replaces Shigehito Takayanagi.
- Script Composition: Mayumi Morita (Young Black Jack screenplay) replaces Takayanagi and Yasuko Kamo.
- Character Design: Nana Miura (Young Black Jack character design) replaces Kanetoshi Kamimoto.
- Animation Studio: Tezuka Productions replaces feel.
The community has mixed opinions on the announcement, with fans mainly sharing disbelief and concern:
tfw Dagashi Kashi is getting another season. pic.twitter.com/OU17BqcJMU
— Nick (@SkyCorps) August 4, 2017
Man, the changed character designs for Dagashi Kashi S2 are… not good. And all that show had were it's leads standing around talking.
— MarcFBR (@MarcFBR) August 4, 2017
DAGASHI KASHI SEASON 2 ANNOUNCED! OH YEAH BABY!
— Rogue Hawk (@LeonardoSkylar) August 4, 2017
like if dagashi kashi s2 were the same director id feel more at ease. but. we're in uncharted territories now.
— 💎 (@gamagooris) August 4, 2017
Me to Tezuka Productions regarding Hotaru in Dagashi Kashi season 2 pic.twitter.com/Ci21Rr8u3c
— Root BEER Pizza STIX (@BeerStix) August 4, 2017
Dagashi Kashi getting a second season is something I could not have predicted at all.
— #SlinkeeKingofKings (@Slinkeeking) August 4, 2017
Dagashi Kashi was good but like.. The biggest problem with the series is that it runs its only gag and premise into the ground way too fast.
— Glitter Kraft Ritsu (@andrearitsu) August 4, 2017
— Ryan The Cartoonist (@RyumaOtaku) August 4, 2017
I honestly never thought #DagashiKashi would get a second season but I'm very okay with it.
— Duelist (@HeartofSword75) August 4, 2017
How did Dagashi Kashi even get a S2 with those horrible S1 sales? Did it boost the manga's sales that much?
— Keko (@Keko1209) August 4, 2017
Dagashi Kashi candy trivia, ecchi, slice-of-life series follows the life of Kokonotsu and his pursuit of becoming a manga artist. However, he is a terrible artist and only knows about snacks. Kokonotsu never thought about running his father’s shop until the eccentric Hotaru showed up. Hotaru is the heiress to a snack conglomerate and she believes Kokonotsu possesses incredible talent.
Kotoyama’s manga began serialization in June 2014 and feel produced a 12-episode adaptation during the Winter 2016 season.