Most of the time, I tend to stumble upon anime that I never had anime intention to watch. Season 1 of Dagashi Kashi was one of those cases. The anime was short in terms of episodes, the art style and animation was unique and it was funny. I enjoyed it a lot, to the point of me craving for episodes. Few months down the line and we get Dagashi Kashi Season 2.
The premise for season two remains relatively the same:
Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy. However, despite his father’s pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business.
However, this may start to change with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu’s father, with the goal of bringing him back to work for her family’s company, Shidare Corporation, a world famous sweets manufacturer. Although the senior Shikada initially refuses, he states that he will change his mind on one condition: if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop. And so begins Hotaru’s mission to enlighten the boy on the true joy of delicious and nostalgic dagashi!
Season 2 continues three after the first season, with Hotaru once again introducing and educating Kokonotsu and his friends on all typed of food and sweets Japan has to offer. The episodes are only 10 minutes long but they’re funny and entertaining to watch. The one thing I will say has improved since season 1 is the visual. It’s a lot sharper, vibrant in colour and smoother in animation.
It’s definitely something fun to watch if you’re looking for a good laugh while learning about Japaneses food, snacks and toys. It’s got a type of charm to it that only Dagashi Kashi can pull off. It’s worth checking out.