A leaked magazine scan of the upcoming issue #51 of Weekly Shounen Magazine revealed the main cast for the upcoming anime, Dagashi Kashi. It also revealed the two theme song performers, who will definitely be rocking out one of 2016’s most highly-anticipated anime.
The cast is led by Ayana Taketatsu, best known for her role as Azusa Nakano in K-On!. She will be playing the female lead, Hotaru Shidare, a girl obsessed with cheap candy stores. She is also singing the ED song, whose title pretty much sums up her character, “Hey! Calorie Queen.”
The other cast members include:
- Atsushi Abe as Kokonotsu Shikada
- Keiji Fujiwara as You Shikada
- Manami Numakura as Saya Endou
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tou Endou
The anime is based on Kotoyama’s manga, which follows Atsushi Abe’s character, Kokonotsu Shikada, who refuses to take over his family’s cheap candy store from her father. Enter the cheap sweets-obsessed Hotaru Shidare. The same issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine also revealed that MICHI will be performing the anime’s OP song, “Checkmate!?” Her single for “Checkmate!?”, as well as Ayana Taketatsu’s single for “Hey! Calorie Queen,” will both be released on 27 January 2016.
And speaking of the two theme song performers for Dagashi Kashi, you can also catch both MICHI and Ayana Taketatsu here in Singapore for AFA! Both of them will be performing on the second day of AFASG15 P’s LIVE!