This rocket is ready to take us to Candy Mountain! (What? Candy Mountain doesn’t exist? Ah, crap.)
Earlier today, the official Dagashi Kashi anime Twitter account announced that idol group Hachimitsu Rocket will perform the closing theme song for the show’s second season. The song, titled Okashi na Watashi to Hachimitsu no Kimi (The Candied Me and the Honeyed You), will ship to retailers on March 7 as a single.
The group’s debut single will also hit retailers on the same day.
Dagashi Kashi 2 will hit Japanese TV in January. TBS and BS-TBS will both carry the show.
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.
Ayana Taketatsu will perform opening theme song OH MY Sugar Feeling!!
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.
A teaser trailer for Dagashi Kashi 2 was released earlier this month. You can check it out below.