Dagashi Kashi is a manga written and drawn by Kotoyama. It was published between June 2014 and March 2018 in Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine and compiled into a total of eleven bound volumes by Shōgakukan between September 2014 and May 2018. An anime adaptation by Feel studio was broadcast between January and March 2016 on TBS in Japan and in simulcast in multiple countries of the world. A second season, produced by the studio Tezuka Productions, was broadcast between January and March 2018 on TBS in Japan and likewise simulcast in numerous other countries. In December 2015, the manga was adapted into a light novel. The series’ second season ended four years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect a third season of Dagash Kashi anytime soon
The third season of Dagash Kashi still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet, but the chances are slim. The second season ended four years ago and while there is some source material left, it is very little to merit a third season, and with the manga being finished, the chances aren’t all that grat. Having said all of this, Dagash Kashi was a very popular series and with there being more material up for adaptation, a third season is not impossible. We just don’t know when it could happen.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 3 of Dagashi Kashi. You’re going to find out about a potential continuation is highly unlikely, but we are also going to tell you everything else that might be of interest to you in case you were wondering about the show’s future.
Will Dagashi Kashi Season 3 happen?
The original manga was published between June 2014 and March 2018 in Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine and compiled in 11 bound volumes published by Shōgakukan. Each volume has just under 20 chapters, averaging 8 pages, plus 1 omake chapter. A light novel written by Manta Aisora, titled Dagashi Kashi: Mō Hitotsu no Natsu Yasumi was published on December 18, 2015 by Shōgakukan.
The anime adaptation was announced in September 2015. The series was produced by the studio Feel, directed by Shigehito Takayanagi. It was broadcast between January 7 and March 31, 2016 on TBS in Japan and in simulcast globally through various streaming services. In August 2017, a second season was announced by Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine.
The latter was directed by Satoshi Kuwahara. The studio responsible for the production of this second season was Tezuka Productions, in cooperation with Feel. The anime was broadcast between January 12 and March 30, 2018 on the Japanese television channel TBS and in simulcast around the world as well. The anime series had a total of 24 episodes.
The future of the Dagashi Kashi anime is quite uncertain at this moment because we have no information on its future, but we’re sad to report that it doesn’t look bright. The series was very popular and the manga did quite well, but knowing that the manga has been over for years – and in such cases, an anime is usually made to boost manga sales, and since there’s nothing to sell anymore… well, you get our point – and no one has spoken about the anime, it doesn’t seem likely that Dagashi Kashi will get a third season that would complete the story.
In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is late 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or easily 2023; 2024 is also a strong possibility. But, with everything going on – or, not going on, to be more precise – a third season of Dagashi Kashi is highly unlikely. The manga has been over for years, and with only around 60 chapters left to adapt, the chances for a final season of Dagashi Kashi are very slim. Still, we can only hope that the anime series will receive its proper ending, as it has not been officially canceled.
What could be the plot of Dagashi Kashi Season 3?
At this moment, Dagashi Kashi is a very mysterious topic. Namely, we know that the anime has adapted all save for the last 60 chapters (roughly), which is very little in terms of an anime series. Since there isn’t any additional material, the author would need to write more original content or the producers would have to add fillers, which is highly unlikely. A total of 60 manga chapters are left for adaptation, so it’s safe to assume that the third season would do it like that.
The story itself immerses us in the daily life of Kokonotsu, a young teenager who, despite his father’s insistence, does not want to take over the family business: a candy store in the countryside. One day, a candy-loving girl named Hotaru walks into the store. From then on, she will keep coming back to convince our hero to take over the family business. Moreover, the sweets and other sweets presented in the work are products that actually exist (or have existed). Their story is told to us most of the time by Hotaru, but also from time to time by Kokonotsu, depending on the context.
The final chapters aren’t enough to merit a whole season, as we’ve said. A whole season is – generally – at least 12 episodes long and 60 chapters would probably take up a bit less. Having said this, an OVA or ONA series is possible, but there don’t seem to be any plans for that, so it seems that the anime is going to end unfinished, i.e., that we’re never going to see the manga’s conclusion in animated form.
There’s still time, the producers might surprise us with some news in the future, but we’re not hopeful and we also think it would be better if you did not hope either. Dagashi Kashi is probably not going to come back but you can always read the manga to find out how it all ended.