The highly indecisive otaku community has had second thoughts about the new character designs for Dagashi Kashi‘s new season due to the emergence of its first animated PV, with many blaming the initially released visuals for being a poor depiction of the “acceptable” art-style.
The PV in all its questionable glory:
A slew of comments in regards to the PV, with some remaining steadfast on the new designs being an atrocity:
“this looks more in line with the original manga design”
“I saw crazy eyes. I am content.”
“This is much better than how the visual looked IMO”
“So people were overreacting to the character design changes”
“New studio should have been Shaft.”
“It doesn’t look that bad, but the designs are a lot less detailed. Shouldn’t have f***ed with the designs.”
“Why did they downgrade hotaru so hard?”
“Good news for those worried about the designs, looks like they translate pretty well to the feel of the original in motion.”
“A little bummed, seems like a downgrade”
“Character designs are slightly different but I still like them”
“Her hair’s the wrong fucking color! Are they all blind or does somebody have trademark for that hue or something?”
Dagashi Kashi’s 2nd season is slated to air sometime in 2018.