8 Anime Like Dagashi Kashi [Recommendations]

Kokonotsu Shikada’s family has had their small business for the past nine generations. His father wants him to inherit the business, however, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga artist and has refused to take over. During of which, Hotaru Shidare wants Kokonotsu’s father to work for her family’s company.

At first, he said no but later he said he would agree to it only on one condition: if Hotaru gets Kokonotsu to run the family business.

Dagashi Kashi is a funny, light-hearted show. I felt like I’ve been doing either action shows or series that have a lot of dark elements in it. So how about we take a break from all that and go through series that are just fun for fun sake.

This is 8 Anime Like Dagashi Kashi.



Souta Takanashi has finally said yes to his cute friend, to come work with her at a family restaurant. But he must stay on his toes and be alert at all times if he wants to keep his job.

To say that I loved this show to death, would be an understatement. This show got me through some rough patches. If you need something to brighten up your day watch this series.



If there was a weird way to meet a girl, it’s when you open a soda can. Kakeru Diachi found this out as he almost attempts to drink a girl. She’s an Akikans, a special can that fights other Akikans to determine which is better: steel or aluminum.

This is a weird show but in an entertaining way. Is a must watch when you need a little strange in your life.

Dr. Slump: Arale-chan


Before he created Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama created this little gem.

Dr. Slump has finally finished making his creation. A small 13-year-old girl named Arale. And from there on she’s going to have her little adventures.

This is a nice fun show to show. You can relax and not worry about anything when watching. Also, you get to watch Toriyama’s first show before the legacy of Dragon Ball.


Anime Like Denki-gai no Honya-san

There are those times you need a tad bit more silliness in your life.

Being a shy kid is not all that it’s cracked up to be which Umio feels. But with the help of his closest friends, who happen to be his co-workers, life isn’t all that bad. They get into some shenanigans, as they work at the manga store.

Another funny show, that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Nourin (No-Rin)


Kousaku Hata is a bit obsessed with his idol Yuka Kusakabe. When he found out that she retires from the entertainment industry, Kousaku becomes extremely depressed. Until, with his shock, that his idol has transferred to his class and has introduced herself as Ringo Kinoshita.

It may seem like a dream come true for Kousaku.

Now, this may sound like a very serious show but it’s taken for more fun than anything. Give it a watch, it has that fluff that you need.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)


Nice guy student Sorata Kanda has taken in some abandoned kittens with him. Although, now he has moved into a new dorm that is infamous. His friend pushes him to go and find new owners for the kittens, so he can go back to his old dorm.

As they look for new owners, their lives to start to change in a positive way.

If you need to watch something that’s a little more romantic or you’re on one of your dates then this show is for you. It’s sweet, nice, and hits all the right spots.

Hanasaku Iroha ~Blossoms for Tomorrow~

Hanasaku Iroha

This a bit more on the serious side but not by much.

With her mother running off with her boyfriend and no choice but to fend for herself, Ohana Matsumae must work for her grandmother who owns an inn. Ohana will experience working as a maid and will go through the challenges of it. It will be difficult but Ohana will get through the day.

Overall I feel this is definitely a great show. Absolutely without a doubt, I would recommend this show to anyone who’s looking for a fantastic series with some awesome characters that they can seriously feel for and believe in.

JK Meshi!


Finally, we have a mixture of both crazy and silly into one show.

Three girls, Reina, Ryouka, and Ruriko, are all classmates in their second year of high school. They get easily distracted when it is something school related and do some very foolish things. But at the end of the day, they can cook up some JK meshi.

I find this show extremely refreshing. I wholeheartedly recommend this, it is very fun to watch and really interesting. I promise it is absolutely worth it.