The Dagashi Kashi will get an anime adaption in 2016. The anime will premiere on January 7 at 2:16 a.m. on the TBS, channel in Japan. The said anime has also revealed the opening theme song “Checkmate!?” by the 19-year-old singer Michi.
They also revealed the ending theme song that will be covered by Ayana Taketatsu, “Hey! Calorie Queen,
The first promotional video:
The second promotional video:
The Pony Canyon promotes this anime at Comiket 89 distributing some goods.
Original Creator: Kotoyama
Character Design: Kanetoshi Kamimoto
Director: Shigehito Takayanagi:
Series Composition: Shigehito Takayanagi
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Shikada Kokonotsu’s father owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for Kokonotsu to take it over one day. However, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead! One day in summer, the cute but weird girl Shidare Hotaru, from the famous sweets company, comes to pay a visit. Apparently, Kokonotsu’s father is famous and she wants him to join her family’s company. However, he will only agree if she can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business! (Source: MangaHelpers)
- Ayana Taketatsu is not only playing lead female character Hotaru Shidare, but she is also performing the ending theme song “Hey! Calorie Queen.”
The other cast members include:
- Atsushi Abe as Kokonotsu Shikada
- Keiji Fujiwara as Yō Shikada
- Manami Numakura as Saya Endō
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tō Endō
The manga has began in serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday since June 2014. It was published by Shogakukan with three volumes. The light novel adaption titled Dagashi Kashi: Mō Hitotsu no Natsu Yasumi, written and illustrated by Manta Aisora, was published in a single volume by Shogakukan on December 18, 2015 under their Gagaga Bunko imprint.