Dagashi Kashi – Episode 1-4 Impression

Dagashi Kashi is the Anime which which brings our childhood back or that’s what i wanted to say. Basically am here bit confused because i don’t know what this Anime is doing, bringing our childhood memory back or ruining every bit of it or doing nothing and just entertaining us with bizarre candy games. I literally don’t have any idea but it does manages to entertain us.

Dagashi Kashi Synopsis

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!

Dagashi Kashi Review

As you can see in the above synopsis its mentioned that Main character Kokonatsu’s father is a candy shop owner and wants him to be the next owner but he refuses to do so because he wants to be a manga author. So a girl Shidare hotaru from the famous sweets company suddenly appears and wants Kokonatsu’s father to work in her company but apparently Kokonatsu’s father made a bet that if she succeed in convincing Kokonatsu to be the owner of candy shop then he will work in her company. A truly simple plot right? But its not like that.

Dagashi kashi - Shidare Hotaru
Dagashi kashi – Shidare Hotaru

I’ve been wondering that how the girl will convince the main character to be the next owner of the candy shop and just like that something unexpected happened in Dagashi Kashi. Shidare Hotaru comes with one hell of weird challenges for Kokonatsu one after another and if he does passes the challenge then he have to be the owner of the shop. Kokonatsu wins the challenges Hotaru throws at him but he refuses to be the owner so she keeps trying again and again. Although it does manages to entertain us, but the challenges are getting bizarre and weird as well as i felt that the Anime is moving from the real motive and that was “Convincing Kokonatsu to be the owner of the shop.” Throughout the entire 4 episodes all i see Hotaru challenging Kokonatsu and Kokonatsu wins the challenge or sometimes the challenge ends as draw.

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I forgot to mention but Hotaru and Kokonatsu are of same age and Hotaru is the daughter of the president of famous sweets company and there isn’t any romance factor between the two of them all i see is confronting each other in challenges and sometimes Kokonatsu fantasizing about Hotaru which adds little ecchiness but not to the extreme.

Dagashi Kashi Animation and Pros and Cons

The Animation is good and well balanced no complaints about it art is also good but i don’t like how they drew eyes of characters they all have eyes like dead fish which is kinda weird. I also didn’t like the name of the Main character which is ‘Kokonatsu’ in english its sounds like coconuts and the subbers also add coconuts in the subs instead of Kokonatsu.

Pros – The Anime is entertaining and of course it makes us laugh with all bizarre and weird candy challenges .

Cons – The Anime is entertaining but not entertaining to that extent, Compare it with Kono subarashi sekai ni shukufuku wo! The Anime perfectly balances the gag part and story part and the gag suits the story very well. On the other hand in Dagashi Kashi we see weird candy challenges that tries to entertain us well they do succeed but sometimes it feels like the Anime is trying very hard to make people laugh with meaningless jokes or they are trying to divert the minds of viewers from the original objective which is convincing Main character to be the owner of candy shop so they can extend the Anime.

Wrapping up

I don’t know that i should recommend this Anime to someone because at the moment i have mixed feelings about the Anime.

The Overall Anime Rating

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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