Welcome back to another installment of our super special anime review segment, Anime Revisited, as we review our pick; Dagashi Kashi! As we mentioned last week we’ll be reviewing the entire first season of the show episode by episode, and today we’re reviewing episode three. If you’re a big fan of ramen noodles then you just might like this episode!
Usually with romantic-comedy anime there’s ALWAYS a beach episode, so going into episode three I didn’t think they were gonna pull it out so soon – but they did. However it wasn’t the beach episode that most anime fanboys would expect, instead I watched and found Coconuts, Saya, To, Yo, and Hotaru by the swimming pool in their shorts and one-piece swimsuits. Yo and Hotaru were planning something big, in hopes of getting Coconuts to take over the family shop. To do this they put dagashi candy at the bottom of the pool and made a game out of it, as Saya, To, and Coconuts had a little fun on a little scavenger hunt. Their plan almost worked except for one vital detail; no eating or drinking allowed in the pool, because it’s the law! Them just now realizing this made me smirk at their moment of non-common sense, because well, if you drop a KitKat or a Snickers bar in a pool…
You can make your own joke there.
As for the ramen noodles, the first 5-7 minutes of the episode was about a brief moment of history about Bate-mon (Pork bone noodles), and the many different flavors that it has. It did get a little steamy after Hotaru had her first bowl – manly because the AC in the shop was busted, which lead to mild fanservice in Hotaru’s case. Near the end of the episode Hotaru shows up in Saya’s café shop as the two have a little girl chat time, as she continues to call her ‘master’ due in part to how much she admires her thanks to her skills back in the second episode. So yeah, don’t get your hopes up if you’re expecting the beach episode to be a ‘beach episode’, cuz’ you’ll be in for disappointment. However if it’s any consolation, we do get a quick flashback snapshot of our candy-lovin’ girl in the buff as To walks in on her. (That fanservice is as good as it’s gonna get, so you’d better enjoy it.)
With only nine more episodes to review, we’re starting to see a little something more than just a childhood friendship between Coconuts and Saya. I’m guess as we get down the line a little more the actions or reactions between them will be justified. As for Hotaru, I can only assume that she and Yo will continue to try and get Coconuts to take over the shop. As for what To’s role is in all of this, he’ll just be the buddy-buddy comic relief guy who hangs out with Coconuts – cuz’ every rom-com anime protagonist has that ‘one’ friend. Well, that will do it with our third episode review of Dagashi Kashi, until next post, stay home and stay nerdy! 😉