Hi, this is YUKI again. I’m freezing. This week the weather in Japan has suddenly become very cold. How is the weather over there, dear readers? What’s that? You’re enjoying a warm tropical weather? Oh my, I wish I was there…
So, the second episode of the popular sweets anime “Dagashikashi” has aired! Similar to the last episode the new story is filled with rural culture reference! Let me dive right into the review!
Synopsis of episode 2
Hotaru has decided to team up with Yo, who wants his son, Kokonotsu, to inherit his sweet shop and continue the family business. Without wasting any time, Hotaru attempts to appeal the charm of dagashi, a.k.a. Japanese junk food, to Kokonotsu. She starts demonstrating how to enjoy Kinako Bar without spilling delicious kinako powder; however, Hotaru spectacularly fails on this mission. After she recovers from the mess, she moves on to demonstrate another item, called Namaiki Beer, but things quickly go south.
Highlight 1 – Fantastic junk snacks
This episode introduces three kinds of dagashi; Kinako Bar, Namaiki Beer, and Whistle Lamune. Additionally, menko, a card game, was mentioned. It reminds me of the time when I was a small kid and played the whistle lamune super loud, until I got scolded to keepthe the noise down. Hehe. Has any type of dagashi you are familiar with appeared on the show? As some of you may know, dagashi are available these days at convenience stores here in Japan. Even better, you can get a quite number of variations through online shops. Get them and try them out!
Highlight 2 – Saya is cute
I like the scene in which both Kokonotsu and Saya look kind of out of focus. In another scene Saya backed up Hotaru. This episode has many scenes in which Saya’s cuteness explodes! In my opinion Saya loves Kokonotsu, but I’m unsure how Kokonotsu thinks about that. I wonder if we will ever see any romance between them. Dear readers, what do you think? Which girl do you want to become Kokonotsu’s girlfriend?
Drunk Hotaru is cute, and Menko-master Saya is amazing. This episode is filled with adorable girl moments.
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