Dagashi Kashi

Dagashi Kashi

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Dagashi Kashi (Japanese: だがしかし) is a manga written by Kotoyama which was later turned into a broadcast anime animated by feel. inc.


Dagashi Kashi follows the story of Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring mangaka who refuses to inherit Shikada Dagashi, the candy shop which has been in his family for nine generations. One day an eccentric girl named Hotaru Shidare enters the shop, hoping to convince his father to work for Shidare Corporation, her family's candy manufacturer. Kokonotsu's father agrees to do so only on the condition that Kokonotsu accepts his inheritance. The majority of the series is spent focused on various candies and treats as Hotaru shows them to him. They are also joined by Saya Endo, a friend of Kokonotsu who runs a local cafe.[1][2]


Dagashi Kashi was first published in June 2014 in Weekly Shonen Jump. An anime adaptation was announced in 2015 began airing on several Japanese channels on January 7, 2016.[3] An English dub of the series was announced by the American distributor Funimation on December 21, 2015.[4]


Sales of the Dagashi Kashi manga doubled in the weeks before the anime adaptation's debut. The manga itself have totaled over 1.6 million copies sold.[5] The anime adaptation has received positive reviews, with a score of 7.04 out of 10 on My Anime List.[2]


A search for "だがしかし" on the Japanese illustrator social network Pixiv returns nearly 3,000 results.[6] A small subreddit for the series was created in May of 2015 and has over 100 subscibers.[7] A TV Tropes page for the series was created on January 4, 2016.[8]

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