Dagashi Kashi anime has managed to secure its own good place when it comes to the slice-of-life genre. It was very nostalgic for many viewers all around the globe as it helped them relive their childhood.
The fans loved the series as it took them on a long ride of recollections. However, its second season didn’t fulfill the expectations since it was quite short. Now, fans are expecting that Dagashi Kashi Season 3 will recreate the magic of its first season. So, will the series return with the third season? Keep on reading to know all the details.
Manga & Anime
Dagashi Kashi is an original manga written and illustrated by Kotoyama, published by Shogakukan. The manga ran from June 25th, 2014 & finished after publishing its 11th volume & 186th chapter on April 11th, 2018.
On January 7th, 2016, the anime adaptation of the manga was released. It was produced by Studio Feel, and directed by Shigeto Takayanagi. It aired 12 episodes till March 31st, 2016.
After the completion of the first season, there was no further news about the continuation of the series by the creators for almost two years. After that Tezuka production picked up the series, made some changes in the staff & announced the 2nd season. However, they reduced the runtime of each episode to 15 minutes only. The second season of the anime aired from January 12th to March 30th, 2018.
The anime adaptation was quite selective and didn’t adapt the manga in a definite order. Instead, it randomly picked up stories until chapter 125, leaving so much content behind for Dagashi Kashi Season 3.
Will There Be Dagashi Kashi Season 3?
As mentioned above, the series indeed has more than enough content left from manga to cover in the third season. The manga received acknowledgment from the fans as well and had already sold over 5 million copies. The anime series’ first season also anchored the score of 6.61 by 162k members of its MAL group and is ranked at #5577 overall & #434 on the popularity poll. Maintaining such numbers after all these years is amazing on its own, and clearly indicates how popular this show actually is.
So, Dagashi Kashi Season 3 should’ve been renewed sooner. But, it looks like the studio has shifted their attention to other fan-favorite series like Kanojo mo Kanojo, Quintessential Quintuplets season 2 & How Not to Summon a Demon Lord season 2, which premiered last year. Since Dagashi Kashi has a huge fandom, there is a possibility that it will convince the producers for another season for the series.
The story of Dagashi Kashi follows a young boy named Kokonatsu Shikada, who lives in the countryside. His family runs a sweet shop and has been selling Japanese traditional sweets for nine generations. However, Kokonatsu doesn’t want to inherit the family shop and aspires to become a mangaka.
One day, an eccentric girl named Hotaru Shidare arrives who wants to recruit Kokonatsu’s father for her father’s sweet-making company. After making a lot of effort, she manages to persuade him to accept her request. She also encourages Kokonatsu to realize the joy of making sweets and inherit the family shop.
The series has lots of hilarious gags and tense moments. Moreover, it touched the hearts of many fans because of the childhood games and sweet references it featured. These references made the anime even more amazing
But, the second season failed on the expectations since the fans didn’t see Kokonatsu and Hotaru getting together. But, there is a chance that in Dagashi Kashi Season 3, fans might get to see the long-awaited marriage proposal by Hotaru.
Dagashi Kashi Season 3: Release Date
As explained earlier, the studio already had its hand full with some other interesting series that have occupied the studio for two consecutive years. However, the studio will soon get a chance to clear everything on their plate, and then they can plan the third season of Dagashi Kashi. The official Twitter account of the series is also active. So, the chances are great that fans might get an update regarding the release date of Dagashi Kashi Season 3 in 2022 itself.