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10 Anime Like Dagashi Kashi

Updated on January 9, 2017
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Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.

Dagashi Kashi
Dagashi Kashi | Source

About Dagashi Kashi

Comedy, slice-of-life, and SWEETS—this is what Dagashi Kashi is all about! Kokonotsu Shikada is a boy who’s the heir of the small business—Shikada Dagashi. Shikada Dagashi is a small shop that sells dagashi—Japanese candies of all kinds and shapes. However, Kokonotsu doesn’t want to inherit the family business! What he wants to be is a manga artist.

One day, an eccentric young lady by the name of Hotaru Shidare comes to town to strike a deal with the Shikada Dagashi. She wants the father of Kokonotsu to join her family’s corporation! So, Kokonotsu’s father offers her another deal: he will be work for the Shidare business if she manages to make Kokonotsu manage the Shikada Dagashi. It’s a fair enough deal for Hotaru so with Dagashi in one hand and another in the other hand—the trial begins!

I see you’re here because you particularly enjoyed watching Dagashi Kashi. It might be because of its comedic yet refreshing outlook, but maybe it’s also because of the fanciful presentation of treats. Well, good news for you—there’s more! May It be about food, the countryside, or even mundane jobs and life scenarios, here are the anime like Dagashi Kashi!

1. Barakamon

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The brilliant, young calligrapher Seishuu Handa has been exiled to the countryside and there’s nothing he can do to stop it! Well, it’s his fault in the first place. If he didn’t punch a senior in the calligraphy event, he wouldn’t so much need the time off for cooling-down and self-reflection. But well, he’s already in the Goto Islands and he has no choice but to adapt to his new environment.

The Goto Islands—a rural setting far from modernity and the contemporary. Well, it isn’t a bad place at all as Handa will soon discover. As a matter of fact, the place is fully refreshing and holds a lot of inspiration. And that’s not all! Did I ever mention the wacky inhabitants of the place? Well, Handa shall soon find out what amusement and life-changing experience the Goto Islands has to offer.

2. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun | Source

Chiyo Sakura is a teenage girl who’s head-over-heels for the teenage boy Umetarou Nozaki. The day Sakura decides to confess her love for him, a misunderstanding ensues. Instead of seeing Sakura as a confessor, Nozaki saw her as an avid fan, prompting him to hand her his autograph. And then it continued on and on—Sakura is now Nozaki’s manga assistant!

Seriously, Sakura didn’t know anything! As it turned out, Nozaki is actually the mangaka “Sakiko Yumeno” who specializes in shoujo manga. But then again, it’s too late to do anything. Now, Sakura has to help Nozaki create shoujo manga and find inspirations in their daily school lives whilst still trying to get even closer and eventually confess her feelings for him—in the most understandable and clearest way!

3. Gintama

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Gintama is about everything! No, seriously—Gintama covers a very wide multidimensional strike zone! Why? It’s because Gintoki Sakata has the heart of true samurai. Makes no sense, right? But well, it’s Feudal Japan and there’s currently a prohibition on swords! Wait, what? It’s all because of—aliens!

Gintoki has a lot of things to say and do though—and they will never run out! He’s busy doing odd jobs in the moment but, he’s definitely a samurai! With fellows Shinpachi, Kagura, and Sadaharu, Gintoki is off to an out-of-this-world (or perhaps, out-of-this-dimension) adventure, complete with thieves, aliens, beasts, otaku, fanatics, magic, gags—name it!

4. Pan de Peace!

Pan de Peace!
Pan de Peace! | Source

If “Dagashi Kashi” was all about snacks, then “Pan de Peace!” is all about…wait for it…bread! Yup, bread! That’s what “Pan” means! And “Peace”? Well, maybe because it’s a slice-of-life show with Minami Tani in the middle of it all.

Minami is an air-headed high school gal who always eats bread for breakfast. Breads and baked goods are her favorite kinds of treats. And she has a lot of things to share about them. In the end, this is a bread-adventure in the daily school lives of Minami and friends.

5. Koufuku Graffiti

Koufuku Graffiti
Koufuku Graffiti | Source

Meet Ryou Machiko, a girl who lives alone and is currently attending art school. She loves to cook mainly due to her grandmother’s influence. But lately, her cooking has become bland and tasteless to her own taste buds. Then, she receives news—her cousin is sleeping over the weekend because she wants to go into the same art school as her!

Now, Ryou has a companion! To her amazement, the food she cooks tastes really good to her cousin Kirin. Or is that really the case? It figures that when you share food with people and cook from your heart, the food’s taste increases exponentially—that is the magical secret of cooking!

6. Working!

Working! | Source

It all began when Popura Taneshima recruited Souta Takanashi to Wagnaria—a family restaurant located in Hokkaido. Due to Popura’s childlike demeanor and appearance, Souta couldn’t find himself turning her down as he is one who fancies small, cute things. Hence, it’s the start of work for Souta in the restaurant!

In Wagnaria, there are peculiar people working the floors. One is the katana-wielding Yachiyo Todoroki. Another one is the daunting Jun Satou. Then we have the sadistic Hiroomi Souma. There’s also the lazy Kyouko Shirafuji. And finally, the fearful Mahiru Inami. Seems like a handful for Souta? Well, all’s part of his work so he should just suck it all up and deal with it! Who knows, Wagnaria might just become his new family and home.

7. Shokugeki no Soma

Shokugeki no Soma
Shokugeki no Soma | Source

15-year-old Yukihira Souma’s sole dream is to inherit his family’s diner. But due to strange circumstances, his father closes the diner and sends him to Tootsuki Culinary Academy. Thus, he is left with no choice but to push-through and see what he can do to showcase his brazen yet brilliant cooking skills.

And so, an intense cooking clash is about to explode in Tootsuki Culinary Academy with Souma taking center-stage! Tootsuki Culinary Academy is, after all, well-known for its full-force cooking education where only 10% sees the light of graduation. Now, Souma is part of the roll and he’ll do everything in his cooking power to learn, discover, and become the best chef he can be.

8. Non Non Biyori

Non Non Biyori
Non Non Biyori | Source

The countryside may seem boring and all at first, but with a second look, its charms are revealed. One such example is Asahigaoka. It’s on the countryside but with four girls enlivening things up every day, fun and enjoyment never ends!

The four girls are Komari, Hotaru, Renge, and Natsumi. They’re ordinary yet peculiar in their own ways. They’re the main students of the only class of the only school in the area—despite having different ages. And because of them, life in Asahigaoka is in full bloom!

9. JK Meshi!

JK Meshi!
JK Meshi! | Source

Three girls, school life, food—there’s definitely something cooking over here! Well, Reina, Ryouka, and Ruriko are classmates in their second year of high school. They talk about anything and everything under the sun. But there’s one unique thing about them—they end every talk with an enjoyable meal!

JK Meshi—this is what the three friends call their B-class dishes made with simple cooking. Talk here, talk there. Live here, live there. A lot of time in school is ahead of them. And what not to forget is wrap everything up with a happy feasting of JK Meshi!

10. Denki-gai no Honya-san

Denki-gai no Honya-san
Denki-gai no Honya-san | Source

Umio just landed a new part-time job! This time, it’s in a manga store in the middle of the city. And it’s not just your ordinary manga store. Well, it does look ordinary and all but it has a plenty share of uniqueness—it by itself and its employees.

With the distractions of the world left outside, a new kind of lifestyle begins inside the store. Umio has lots to experience as his new part-time job will soon open a world that he’ll regard as a close-knit family in his mundane life.

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    • CYong74 profile image

      Kuan Leong Yong 12 months ago from Singapore

      There's a live action one coming up. :)

      Shun Oguri plays Gintoki. I think that's great, he was wonderful as Lupin III.

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      Cheeky Kid 12 months ago from Milky Way

      @CYong74 What?! There's gonna be a new Gintama movie? When, when? I so want to watch it.

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      Kuan Leong Yong 12 months ago from Singapore

      Are you looking forward to the Gintama movie? :)