‘Dagashi Kashi’ Season 2 Release Date Confirmed: Dagashikashi Manga Spoilers For Hotaru Shidare, Saya

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Dec. 14 2017, Updated 12:17 a.m. ET

The Dagashi Kashi Season 2 release date has officially been confirmed. Sometimes known by the synonym Dagashikashi, the anime will continue the story of Dagashi Kashi characters, like the sweets-crazy Hotaru Shidare, Kokonotsu “Coconuts” Shikada, and Saya Endo.

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What’s more, the team producing the new Dagashi Kashi anime is going to change, which will be welcome news for some watchers. Some fans of the Dagashi Kashi manga criticized the anime because director Shigehito Takayanagi allegedly favored the character he liked instead of the main heroine. According to Otakomu, the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has confirmed that Studio Feel will be handing the reins over to Tezuka Productions, with Satoshi Kuwabara as director. Series composition and character design will also be changing hands.

Not all change is good as Weekly Shonen Sunday has confirmed that Ayana Taketatsu will continue to voice Hotaru. Satoshi Motoyama will be returning as sound director. But what will the story be about this time around?

Dagashi Kashi Manga Is Enough Source Material For Dagashi Kashi Season 3

The slice of life comedy is largely focused on the love of Japanese dagashi, which are comparable to American penny candy. Much of the humor relies on nostalgia since dagashi shops are now rare in Japan since the cheap sweets can be purchased in convenience stores. Despite Hotaru’s antics, some fans found the anime to be “kind of boring,” but the MyAnimeList score still managed to be decent despite competing with comedies like Konosuba during that time period.

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Fans of the Dagashi Kashi manga probably had difficulty following the anime because it adapted a bunch of random manga chapters in no particular order. The first three episodes covered the first 12 chapters, but slightly out of order, then Studio Feel pulled content from all over the first two volumes. There were also two episodes that were largely anime original content, including Episode 12. The first season also skipped some content, but, all in all, the adaptation went as far as the beginning chapters of the third volume.

The good news is that Tezuka Productions has over 100 manga chapters to use as source material for creating Dagashi Kashi Season 2. Creator Kotoyama first began serializing the Dagashi Kashi manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2014. Each volume comes with about 19 chapters, or between 160 to 168 pages. Dagashi Kashi Volume 7 was released in Japan on March 17, 2017, and the eighth volume is scheduled to release on August 10, 2017.

The anime aired 12 episodes in January of 2016, and Funimation already streamed an English dub. Unfortunately, there is not an official Dagashi Kashi English translation of the manga, but fan-based projects are almost finished with the fourth volume.

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Dagashi Kashi Season 2 Release Date

Anime production studio Tezuka Productions has confirmed that the Dagashi Kashi Season 2 release date will be during the 2018 winter anime season. The Dagashi Kashi Season 2 premiere date will be on January 11, 2018 and the anime will air on TBS.

Some fans were surprised to see the announcement of Dagashi Kashi Season 2 at all. The Dagashi Kashi Blu-Ray sales in Japan were not exactly stellar in the first week, selling less than 2,000 units based upon the Oricon charts. However, Crunchyroll News reports that the manga volumes doubled their sales after the anime adaptation was announced, averaging over 400,000 copies per volume sold by January of 2016.

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