Hotaru’s back, and this time she has a new friend with her. Plus candy. Lots of candy.

And now it’s gone.

Earlier today, the official Dagashi Kashi anime website updated with a bevy of new details on the upcoming Dagashi Kashi 2 anime. A teaser trailer, several visuals, and a core staff listing were revealed on the site. We broke the details down below:

Promo Video

The minute-long trailer confirms a 2018 première on TBS and BS-TBS, while offering a look at the show in action. An upbeat salsa-flavored melody plays as a background track.

Key Visual

The visual is a clean version of the image that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump, with Hotaru standing back-to-back with newcomer Hajime Owari.

Character Visuals

Visuals for five of the major characters, including Hotaru, Kokonotsu, and Hajime were shown off. You can check these out below:

Staff

Satoshi Kuwabara (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Dr. Pinoko no Mori no Bōken) will direct Dagashi Kashi 2 at Tezuka Productions, with Nana Miura (Young Black Jack) providing character designs. Mayumi Morita is in charge of series composition for the project.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Script: Michiko Yokote
  • Chief Animation Director: Akemi Kobayashi
  • Art Setting: Minoru Nishida, Mariko Iwashiro
  • Art Director: Masato Shibata
  • Color Design: Yumi Aburatani
  • Director of Photography: Junya Kodama
  • Editing: Tamami Watabe
  • Sound Editor: Satoshi Motoyama
  • Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprises
  • Music: Tomohata Ohsumi, Nobuaki Nobusawa
  • Music Production: Pony Canyon

Cast

Four core cast members will return to reprise their roles for Dagashi Kashi 2:

  • Hotaru Shidare: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Kokonotsu Shikada: Atsushi Abe
  • Saya Endō: Manami Numakura
  • Tō Endō: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Dagashi Kashi 2 airs in 2018 on TBS and BS-TBS.

The show’s first season aired in the Winter 2016 broadcast season.

The series is based on Kotoyama’s manga of the same name. Shigehito Takayanagi (The World God Only Knows) directed the title at studio feel. Takayanagi also oversaw the show’s scripts with Yasuko Kamo (Galaxy Angel A). Character designs will be handled by Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Burst Angel).

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to Dagashi Kashi‘s first season, which they describe as:

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.

Source: Comic Natalie