Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a popular Manga not just across Japan but across most countries of Asia and Europe. It has been one of the highest-selling light novel series of the world. The show based on it, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl is a supernatural romance drama that was received very warmly by the audience.

The story revolves around 16-year-old Sakuta Asusagawa who lives in Fujisawa and has been dating his senior and famous actress Sakurajima Mai for nearly 6 months. Later in the movie, he meets his first love Makinohara Shouko as a middle schooler and finds out that she has a heart disease that can only be cured by a heart transplant. The story continues as the couple tries to find a solution to the problem.

Show Details:

TV Series: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl 
Genre: Romantic drama

Supernatural drama

Created by:  Sōichi Masui
Written by: Based on: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

by Hajime Kamoshida

Running time: June 15, 2019
Producers Yūichirō Kurokawa

Ayako Yokoyama

Composer: Fox Capture Plan
Star cast: Kaito Ishikawa

Asami Seto

Inori Minase

Nao Tōyama

Atsumi Tanizaki

Maaya Uchida

Yurika Kubo

Original language: Japanese

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Season 2 Release Date

More about the show:

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl is a popular movie that belongs to the genre of romantic drama and supernatural drama. It has been directed by Sōichi Masui and its story has been written by Masahiro Yokotani. The movie is based on Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai which has been written by Hajime Kamoshida. 

It was produced by Yūichirō Kurokawa and Ayako Yokoyama. The movie stars Kaito Ishikawa, Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Nao Tōyama, Atsumi Tanizaki, Maaya Uchida, and Yurika Kubo in important roles. The cinematography of the movie has been accomplished by Yoshihiro Sekiya and it has been edited by Akinori Mishima. 

The music for the movie has been given by Fox Capture Plan. The production company involved in the making of the movie is CloverWorks. It was distributed by Aniplex and premiered on June 15, 2019. The movie is approximately 89 minutes long and is based in Japan. It was originally made in Japanese. The movie did a box office collection of ¥377 million in Japan and of $3.76 million worldwide.

Plot:

The story of the movie revolves around Sakuta Asusagawa a high schooler in Fujisawa in his second year who’s been in a relationship with his senior and famous actress Mai Sakurajima. The couple lives a peaceful life until Sakuta encounters his first love Makinohara Shouko as a middle schooler in the hospital where he goes to visit his younger sister. 

The story takes a rough turn when the middle schooler shouko starts to become a part of his life and gives rise to certain arguments and insecurities between the couple. It is later found that shouko faces cardiac issues and her disease can only be cured through a heart transplant. The story continues as the couple tries to solve the problem and hit various obstacles during their journey. 

They later find that the wound on Sakuta’s chest and shouko’s disease are connected as in near future the one whose heart is transplanted into shouko’s is revealed to be none other than Sakuta himself. Sakuta dies in an accident after being declared brain dead which leads to his heart being transplanted to Shouko. 

After he gets to know it Sakuta agrees to what the future holds for him and doesn’t resist but Mai consistently tries to stop him from dying.

Characters:

  • The character of Sakuta Azusagawa has been voiced by Kaito Ishikawa.
  • The character of Mai Sakurajima has been voiced by Asami Seto.
  • The character of Shoko Makinohara has been voiced by Inori Minase.
  • The character of Tomoe Koga has been voiced by Nao Tōyama.
  • The character of Rio Futaba has been voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki.
  • The character of Nodoka Toyohama has been voiced by Maaya Uchida.
  • The character of Kaede Azusagawa has been voiced by Yurika Kubo.

Episodes:

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl also has an anime series based on the same plot. The series has 13 episodes.   

  • The first episode of the series was named “My Senpai is a Bunny Girl” and it premiered on October 4, 2018.
  • The second episode of the series was named “On First Dates, Trouble Is Essential” and it premiered on October 11, 2018.
  • The third episode of the series was named “The World Without You” and it premiered on October 18, 2018.
  • The fourth episode of the series was named “There Is No Tomorrow For A Rascal” and it premiered on October 25, 2018.
  • The fifth episode of the series was named “All the Lies I Have for You” and it premiered on November 1, 2018.
  • The sixth episode of the series was named “This World You Chose” and it premiered on November 8, 2018.
  • The seventh episode of the series was named “Adolescence Paradox” and it premiered on November 15, 2018.
  • The eighth episode of the series was named “Wash It All Away on a Stormy Night” and it premiered on November 22, 2018.
  • The ninth episode of the series was named “Sister Panic” and it premiered on November 29, 2018.
  • The tenth episode of the series was named “Complex Congratulations” and it premiered on December 6, 2018.
  • The eleventh episode of the series was named “The Kaede Quest” and it premiered on December 13, 2018.
  • The twelfth episode of the series was named “Life is a Never-Ending Dream” and it premiered on December 20, 2018.
  • The thirteenth episode of the series was named “The Dawn After an Endless Night” and it premiered on December 27, 2018.

Will there be a season 2?

The film Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl was received warmly by its audience. After its success, it is being assumed that makers of the show might think of renewing it for season 2. However, no official announcement has been made about it. 

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