Dagashi Kashi 2 – Episode 8 Review (Evil Anime-tion)

So that went about as well as expected. And then it got better! And then it got worse. So… so much worse.

Dagashi Kashi 2
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy

EvilBob: Today’s episode is brought to you by “Things we already know.”

CVoyage: Today’s obvious fact? Saya is terrifying when she’s angry.

Dagashi Kashi 2
“What?” Nothing!

EvilBob: Now you know.

CVoyage: And knowing… doesn’t make it any less mortifying.

EvilBob: And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

CVoyage: “Two schmoes talking about anime.” I like Hajime! She’s fun! I mean, sure, she’s not the same kind of bombastic lunacy that Hotaru embodies, but she’s so out-of-the-loop, it’s endearing!

EvilBob: And you’re definitely right about her being the embodiment of a college student. Sleeping… at work. God, that sounds ominously familiar.

CVoyage: One has to wonder if the woman has any clothing aside from the one suit, though…

sleepy and too lazy to change clothes. Yup. College student. Confirmed.

CVoyage: So let’s just cut to the chase, here. Saya meets Hajime. And it. Was. Glorious. With that state Saya was in, I was certain Hajime was about to die.

EvilBob: And all that anger evaporated like mist the instant Saya saw the completely hopeless woman before her.

CVoyage: Naturally, though, Saya is best girl and rather than trying to murder Hajime, the two of them actually hit it off. And all it took was Hajime mistaking Saya for Kokonotsu’s girlfriend.

Dagashi Kashi 2
You think we’re kidding?

EvilBob: That girl was on Cloud Nine. It was adorable. And funny.

CVoyage: Hell, she was almost literally floating around the shop until the thing with the discount Fruit Roll-Up. And then, of course, Kokonotsu got back.

EvilBob: That poor… poor fool.

CVoyage: You would think he’d tell his friends about his new employee.

EvilBob: Well, to be fair, the whole “Live-In Employee” thing would… probably not have gone over any differently with Saya.

CVoyage: Truth.

EvilBob: Aaand then there’s her brother… That idiot.

CVoyage: Gee, Bob. Tell us how you really feel.

EvilBob: That supreme idiot.

CVoyage: Oh. He actually took me up on that. But yeah, To is… preeetty dense. Though, in fairness, Hajime sure isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

Dagashi Kashi 2
“Wait! Wait! I’m not an idiot! I’m just lazy!” …Because that’s much better.

EvilBob: College student.

CVoyage: Bulls–t. I wasn’t that dumb in college.

EvilBob: Yeah, but weren’t we exceptions?

CVoyage: What is this “we” business?

EvilBob: Moving on.

CVoyage: Honestly, this is exactly what I was wanting the episode to be. Just an extended series of Hajime interacting with other members of the cast. Saya’s was particularly charming and To’s was… well, it was To. Hajime is endearingly flighty and I can’t wait for her to get to play off of Yoh and Hotaru. Overall this show continues to be the best kind of Junk Food. Bad for me… and I love it.

EvilBob: This episode was about as Evil as a Super Villain (10). They always throw in those new jokes that are just too good not to laugh at. Honestly, some of them are enough to make a grown man cry… I mean, I didn’t cry or anything. I’m just saying it can make it happen for others. I’ve seen it. Right Chris?

CVoyage: Oh, I’ve seen it too… from you.

EvilBob: I have no idea what you’re talking about!

CVoyage: Chill, dude. It’s 2018. Men are allowed to cry now. It’s okay. Let the waterworks flow.


CVoyage: Anyway, if you’re more interested in something a little less… insane, might I suggest Maerche- er… wait…

EvilBob: Well, maybe Ramen Daisu- uh…

CVoyage: Right?!

EvilBob: Hakyu Hosh-

CVoyage: Bob…

EvilBob: I know. Um… hm…

CVoyage: Whatever, just go read the Maerchen Maedchen reviews or Hakyu Hoshin Engi recaps. They’re equally insane, but for completely different reasons.

Dagashi Kashi 2
The correct answer is no. No, they are not ready.

EvilBob: Or, if you’re content with this madness, Dagashi Kashi is Simulcast on Crunchyroll, Fridays at 10:30pm EST. That’s pretty much all we’ve got for you today. Thanks for letting us waste your time, people.

CVoyage: As always, thanks for reading, folks. Remember to keep up the awesome.

EvilBob: And keep it classy.

CVoyage: Take care.

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