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Shidare Hotaru from Dagashi Kashi Fascinates Me

Shidare Hotaru from Dagashi Kashi is one of my favorite new anime characters. I love her sheer intensity and deep-seated fondness towards snack foods, to the extent that she might end up being my favorite character of the year. For this post, I want to talk about one fascinating aspect of Hotaru’s character in particular, her identity as a “dagashi heiress,” and how it adds an interesting wrinkle to a common trope of anime.

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