The home video release plans for Dagashi Kashi are set with Pony Canyon handling the release and distribution and now the distributor has brought out a look at the cover ratwork for the first volume that’s due out in just about a month. It certainly sets the tone and style of how the series will look! The twelve episode series is getting a six-volume release where the Blu-ray’s are listed as limited editions priced at 6,800 yen while the DVDs are priced at 5,000 yen and are listed as regular editions. It’s set to kick off on March 16th, 2016 with new volumes following monthly. Check out the chart below for dates and known extras.
The show was directed by Shigehito Takayanagi, who wrote the scripts along with Yasuko Kamo. Character designs were done by Kanetoshi Kamimoto and it was animated at studio feel.
The cast includes Ayana Taketatsu asHotaru Shidare, Atsushi Abe as Kokonotsu Shikada, Keiji Fujiwara as Yō Shikada, Manami Numakura as Saya Endō and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tō Endō.
The 2014 manga series comes from Kotoyama, his first work. Kotoyama’s series is pretty recent as the third volume came out on October 16th, 2015.
Plot concept: 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!
|1||03/16/16||Cast Video, Booklet|
|2||04/20/16||Cast Video, Booklet|
|3||05/18/16||Cast Video, Booklet|
|4||06/15/16||Cast Video, Booklet|
|5||07/20/16||Cast Video, Booklet|
|6||08/17/16||Cast Video, Booklet|
[Source: Dagashi Kashi]