・Summary of episode one
My name is Yuki the writer.
This is the anime in 16 winter that I was looking forward to!
Why wouldn’t you be excited when it is an anime about rural candies (dakashikashi)?
Do you know what dagashikashi is?
Dagashikashis are chocolates that you can buy with 5 yen and roll shaped snacks that are sold for 10 yen.
During hiking trips in elementary school, I was often told not to spend more than 200 yen on sweets, and that is why I tried my best to combine prices of different dagashikashi before actually buying them.
Ah i feel very nostalgic.
Have you ever had such experiences?
<Summary of episode one>
Kokonotsu Shikada, a boy who doesn’t want to continue his family’s rural candy store (dagakashi) business, met Hotaru, a mysterious but cute dagashikashi maniac girl.
Here begins the story of a guy and a girl in a strange summer with dagashikashi!
Enjoy this delicious and nostaglic dagashikashi comedy!!
Kokonotsu Shikada, the son of a rural sweets shop (dagashikashi-ya), dreams to become a manga artist in the future.
However, his dad, Kou Shikada, made Kokonotsu to help out his store, which took a lot of Kokomotsu’s time to draw manga. One day, a girl who called herself Shidare Hotaru appeared, and suddenly asked Kononotsu what he thinks is the king of dagashikashi.
Hotaru, the heroine of the story, is really hyper in introducing dagashikashi and many still exsisting dagashikashi, such as Umai-bo, potato fry, coffee milk candy and young doughnuts, appeared in this episode. (I really like potato fry! I really recommend you trying it!!
This late night anime will really make you crave for Japanese rural sweets (dagashikashi). This anime is not only for dagashikashi fans but also for those who like Japanese countrysides.
What Japanese will somehow feel nostaglic is the view of Takeoka in the Futtsu area, Chiba City, Chiba prefecture. This place is a very famous place and we can compare the actual place to the anime portray through online images.
Why not try visiting the actual stage where the anime took place when you visit Japan?
Kokonotsu will introduce you the original way of eating different dakashikashi in the anime!