Hajime finally has an actress behind her. This calls for some excitement!
Well… maybe not that much excitement.
The latest issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine (Issue 46) includes a new cast reveal and the premiere window for the second season of Dagashi Kashi. The series will hit Japanese TV in January 2018, with TBS and BS-TBS confirmed to carry the title.
On the casting end, Chinatsu Akasaki will play new character Hajime Owari in the new series. The character was unveiled in a visual, which hit the web in August.
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
Four core cast members will return to reprise their roles for the series:
- Hotaru Shidare: Ayana Taketatsu
- Kokonotsu Shikada: Atsushi Abe
- Saya Endō: Manami Numakura
- Tō Endō: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Dagashi Kashi‘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.