Welcome back guys! Here we are again with another episodic review post of our Anime REvisited pick; Dagashi Kashi! This time around we’re reviewing episode two. Seeing as though we’re still fresh on the heels of meeting the cast (namely Hotaru), I assumed that there wasn’t going to be a whole lot going on this episode. Surely enough I was kinda right.
So the second episode kicks off with Coconuts telling a kid that he won another dagashi candy after eating the first one; which was a Kiniko powder candy stick. Not even 10 seconds later (which is about 30 in anime time) do we see Hotaru capturing the child and telling Coconuts that he stole a dagashi treat. Okay, kids…candy store…we get it! Afterwards Koko and Hotaru are pretty much inside the store, with the candy-lovin’ girl staying true to her mission into getting Coconuts to take over Yo’s shop – his dad. He then goes into a spell about what his dad may or may not be doing and saying that adulting is hard – which IT is! Between paying bills and having tons of responsibilities, Gen X and Boomers make it “seem” easy, but trust me, if you haven’t heard the words ‘Just wait until YOU have kids!’ then you got a helluva lot of ‘growing’ to do.
Millennials and Gen-Zers tend to have more mental and emotional stress triggers than older generations (cuz’ I’m a millennial and can attest to this) due to being under too much pressure from society’s view of us; especially if you don’t socially fit the ‘mold’, but that’s another post for another day.
Back to the shop! Hotaru and Coconuts began exploring with non-alcoholic beer called Nakami Beer, which comes in small tablets. Then suddenly gets drunk off her ass on it – which was a bit hysterical upon watching it all unfold. (Kudos to Tabitha Ray by the way!) Afterwards we transition to Koko and Saya on the bench with her asking him if he did his homework; replying that it wasn’t even on his mind. (Figures…) Aside from a brief history about Ramune candy in the shape of a Lifesaver, and a Japanese card game where you slam the cards on the ground to try and flip the cards next to it over, this is pretty much a slice-of-life episode. Like I said before, there’s not a whole lot going on in this episode other than Hotaru getting drunk and telling Coconuts to look at her chest. Don’t get excited guys, cuz’ he’s not hitting that anytime soon…I think.
Well that will do it for this review on the second episode of Dagashi Kashi. Since I’m already two down let’s see what the other ten episode will bring to the table! On that note stay safe, stay healthy, and stay nerdy! 😉