Dagashi Kashi – Episode 9

Editor: Woops! I apparently forgot to post this last week, so here it is.

And making it an even three for three, this week’s third episodic review show also had a pretty lousy episode. This one was lousy in a way I’ve come to expect from Dagashi Kashi, though – it tried to be funny the whole time, and Dagashi Kashi isn’t particularly funny, and so that didn’t turn out well. The show stretched what were essentially four simple jokes out across the four segments that composed the episode, making me feel as exhausted as Kokonotsu by the end. It’s kind of unfortunate when a show is so totally confident in a strength it just doesn’t possess.

You can check out my full review over at ANN, or my notes below!

Dagashi Kashi

Hotaru got a canker sore, from what she thinks is “lack of sleep from thinking about dagashi too much.” Goddamnit Hotaru

Saya trying to save Hotaru from herself

Some pretty good comedic timing in these bits. The delayed punchline of Hotaru hurting herself, Saya’s deadpan reactions to Hotaru’s enthusiasm

Hotaru just won’t stop talking about poop

A shoujo chocolate droppings party. They sure are riding this one joke

Hotaru tells Kokonotsu she’s from Osaka, and so would usually speak with a Kansai accent that she holds back

And this whole scene’s gag is “Hotaru speaks loudly in kansai-ben sometimes.” Not funny at all, just kinda annoying. This episode is trying too hard with its dagashi bits and actual jokes

Woop, she’s not actually from Osaka, she was just doing another bit

“Kokonotsu, do you like boobs?”