The first commercial has been released for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kotoyama’s Dagashi Kashi manga. The 30 second video introduces viewers to main character Hotaru Shidare and also previews the Opening theme song, Checkmate!? sung by Japanese singer Michi (Rokka no Yuusha OP & ED).
An anime adaptation of Dagashi Kashi will air on TBS on Mondays at 2:16am JST starting January 8, during the Winter 2015/2016 anime season.
Here is the anime’s first promotional video:
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Ayana Taketatsu (Kirino Kousaka from Oreimo) will voice Hotaru Shidare
- Atsushi Abe (Touma Kamijou from Toaru Majutsu no Index) is voicing Kokonotsu Shikada
- Manami Numakura (Aoi Sakurai in Rail Wars!) voices Saya Endou
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto Tachibana from Free!) is voicing Tou Endou
- Keiji Fujiwara (Tatsuya Kimura from Hajime no Ippo) as You Shikada
The leading members of the anime’s main staff includes:
- Director and Series Composer: Shigehito Takayanagi (The World God Only Knows, Tokyo ESP)
- Series Composer: Yasuko Kamo (Kanamemo, Tokyo ESP)
- Anime Character Designer: Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Burst Angel, Yosuga no Sora)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Haganai, Isshuukan Friends.)
- Animation Studio: feel. (Oregairu Zoku, Minami-ke Tadaima)
Here is the series synopsis 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!