Dagashi Kashi is… watchable? It’s not really much more than that yet, but it’s a pleasant enough time for twenty minutes a week. I’m frankly a little unsure what I’ll have to say about it each episode; I feel like this first writeup sort of covers everything the show has to offer, but I guess we’ll have to see where it goes. I suppose I could always just go deep in describing exactly how the show evokes Hotaru’s candy lust each week, since that does seem to be where the show’s own staff are putting their focus. And actually, there’s always room for a formal breakdown of why manzai is bad. So yeah, probably won’t have a problem after all!
You can check out my first review over at ANN, or my episode two notes below.
Yeah, every other expression makes her look like she’s losing her mind with candy lust, and the eyes pretty much naturally do that too
Kinako-bou is today’s first snack
A big Gundam parody starring dagashi snacks
A colony drop parody, lol
And she kind of loses the train of her metaphor somewhere along the way
Hotaru’s got that confidence + silliness
“The technique commonly known as ‘God’s Left Hand,’ correct?”
It’s all pretty standard manzai comedy
“Wanna try becoming… adults?” welp, time for misunderstandings
Namaiki Beer, fake beer you dissolve in water
The old “getting drunk on fake beer” trick
The show isn’t really funny, it’s just… inoffensive, I guess?
Being lazy with Saya in the summer heat
Saya being all “how should I treat this strange child” to Kokonotsu is pretty good
More history lessons. Basically a slight cooking show of cheap candy crap
And now another bizarre interlude starring Fue Ramune
Hotaru is the sun, for some reason. Her stories always kinda fall apart in the last act
But there was actually a point to her metaphor, holy crap
And now Menko cards