Ayana Taketatsu will be starring as Dagashi Kashi’s “calorie queen” herself, Hotaru. She is not only performing ED song as announced in our previous article, but she is also narrating the anime’s new PV, which introduces us to the story:

The video reveals that the anime is slated to premiere in Japan on 7 January 2016. Aside from the new PV, a new visual for the anime has also been revealed. It features the main cast, which is made up of:

  • Atsushi Abe as Kokonotsu Shikada
  • Keiji Fujiwara as You Shikada
  • Manami Numakura as Saya Endou
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tou Endou
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Hotaru Shidare


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.