New information regarding the upcoming Dagashi Kashi information has been released today, the first of this which you can see above is a new key visual for the upcoming anime. The next piece of information is the confirmation of the animes January 7th release date. Later in the article is also a newly released promo video which features Ayana Taketatsu the voice of Hotaru introducing the characters and story of the upcoming anime. In regards to the series let it be known that it originally began its release in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday and has since then been published in the magazine since starting on June 25th 2014. The series also has a light novel adaption in the works as well. For the newly released promo video that can be seen below:
First is the main protagonist of the upcoming series named Kokonotsu Shikada. In the anime he will be voiced by Atsuhi Abe who has also voiced Kouichi from Another, Kukai in Shugo Chara! and finally Touma in A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun.
The character Hotaru Shidere will be voiced by Tekekatsu Ayane in the upcoming anime. Other notable roles for her include Kotori from Date A Live, Koneko from High School DxD, Azusa from K-ON!, Kirino in Oreimo and Suguha in Sword Art Online. It should be noted that along with Ayana voicing Hotaru the main female lead she is also performing the ending theme song “Hey! Calorie Queen”.
Our next character is Endou Saya who is set to be voiced by Manami Numakura. Some other mentions for Manami are Yurika from Aikatsu!, Mitsuki in Juuou Mujin no Fafnir, Riko in love Lab and Hibiki in The Idolm@ster.
Shikada You is another one of the upcoming characters who will be voiced by voice actor Keiji Fujiwara. For Keiji he has also voiced Ladd in Baccano!, Sven in Black Cat, Tatsuya from Hajime no Ippo, Leorio from Henter x Hunter and Maneo from Miss Monochrome: The Animation.
Finally is the voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki will be voicing the character Tou Endou in the upcoming anime. He has also voiced Yuuji in Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Makoto in Fee!, Hiroomi in Kyoukai no Kanata and Haru from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.
Now below is a plot summary of the series quoted from MAL:
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!