Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Seishun Buta Yarō light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first light novel, depicting Mai Sakurajima.
青春ブタ野郎
(Seishun Buta Yarō)
GenrePsychological, supernatural[1]
Light novel
Written byHajime Kamoshida
Illustrated byKeeji Mizoguchi
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicMale
ImprintDengeki Bunko
Original runApril 2014 – present
Volumes9
Manga
Written byHajime Kamoshida
Illustrated byTsugumi Nanamiya
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineDengeki G's Comic
Original runJanuary 2016 – present
Volumes4
Anime television series
Directed bySōichi Masui
Produced byShuko Yokoyama
Yuichiro Kurokawa
Written byMasahiro Yokotani
Music byFox Capture Plan
StudioCloverWorks
Licensed by
Original networkABC, Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, Mētele, AT-X
Original run October 4, 2018 December 27, 2018
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl
Directed bySōichi Masui
Written byMasahiro Yokotani
Music byFox Capture Plan
StudioCloverWorks
ReleasedJune 15, 2019 (2019-06-15)
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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai,[a] known in Japan under the general name Seishun Buta Yarō (Japanese: 青春ブタ野郎) and short name Aobuta (青ブタ), is a Japanese light novel series written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi. ASCII Media Works have published nine volumes since April 2014 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Tsugumi Nanamiya has been serialized in ASCII Media Works' seinen manga magazine Dengeki G's Comic since January 2016. An anime television series adaptation by CloverWorks premiered from October 4 to December 27, 2018. An anime film adaptation titled Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl premiered on June 15, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Sakuta Azusagawa's life takes a turn for the unexpected when he meets teenage actress Mai Sakurajima, dressed as a bunny girl, wandering through a library and not being noticed by anyone else there. Mai is intrigued that Sakuta is the only one who can see her, as other people are unable to see her, even when she is dressing normally or attempting to stay away from celebrity life. Calling this phenomenon "Adolescence Syndrome", Sakuta decides to solve this mystery, while continuing to get closer to Mai and meeting other girls who suffer from "Adolescence Syndrome" as well.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Sakuta Azusagawa (梓川 咲太, Azusagawa Sakuta)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa[2]
Harboring a bad reputation after allegedly hospitalizing three people, Sakuta attempts to keep a low profile until his meeting with Mai prompts him to investigate Adolescence Syndrome. His sister Kaede's Adolescence Syndrome affected him as well, leading to him suffering three cuts to his chest. Sakuta's life changes when he meets Mai and helps her overcoming her Adolescence Syndrome, which leads him into getting involved with other girls that suffer the same condition.
Mai Sakurajima (桜島 麻衣, Sakurajima Mai)
Voiced by: Asami Setō[2]
Tired from the pressures of her acting work, Mai decides to take a hiatus but suddenly realizes people are unable to acknowledge her existence, except Sakuta, who agrees to help figure out what's happening, all while she continues to get closer to him. She first meets Sakuta at a library, while she was wearing a bunny girl outfit to test if people would notice her. As time passes, more people start forgetting about Mai's existence until Sakuta himself is left to remember. Sakuta is able to restore Mai's existence and everyone's memories of her when he declares his love to Mai in front of the entire school. After that, Sakuta and Mai attempt to start a relationship, which is made difficult given Mai's acting work. Later, Mai is infected by her half-sister Nodoka's Adolescence Syndrome, causing both girls to exchange physical appearances. It is only when Sakuta helps both sisters reconcile that they return to normal. Mai is the focal character of the first light novel.
Tomoe Koga (古賀 朋絵, Koga Tomoe)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[2]
The focal character of the second light novel, Tomoe is a first year student at Sakuta's high school. She initially meets Sakuta at a park while he was trying to help a young girl look for her mother, which leads Tomoe to accuse Sakuta of being a lolicon. She is very self conscious and asks Sakuta to be her pretend boyfriend so her friends wouldn’t say anything bad about her behind her back. However, crazy accusations start up about her and eventually falls in love with him after seeing him defend her. Unfortunately, Tomoe's feelings for Sakuta cause the last day of their relationship to repeat itself. Sakuta confronts Tomoe about her feelings, which she confesses but ultimately he turns her down. Even so, they agree to be friends.
Rio Futaba (双葉 理央, Futaba Rio)
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki[2]
The focal character of the third light novel, Rio is the sole member of the science club at Sakuta and Mai's high school and one of Sakuta's only friends. She initially believed Adolescence Syndrome is a myth until she suffers it herself. Due to lacking confidence in her appearance, a clone of hers appears with a different personality and who posts suggestive pictures of herself online to punish herself. The two Rios merge into one person again when Sakuta helps them both accept themselves and the friendships they have made.
Nodoka Toyohama (豊浜 のどか, Toyohama Nodoka)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida[2]
The focal character of the fourth light novel, Nodoka is Mai's half-sister and a member of an idol group. She swapped bodies with Mai due to her inferiority complex, but swapped back after realizing that she did not have to be exactly like Mai. The half-sisters only return to normal after reconciling.
Kaede Azusagawa (梓川 かえで, Azusagawa Kaede)
Voiced by: Yurika Kubo[2]
Sakuta's younger sister and another victim of Adolescence Syndrome, Kaede mysteriously began to suffer injuries after suffering online bullying and getting death threats on her cellphone that left her with a phobia of strangers. She only made a recovery after she stopped using social media or going to school. After that, she stays at Sakuta's apartment, with only her cat to keep her company. She is extremely fond of her brother and frequently climbs into bed with him while he is sleeping. It is later discovered that Kaede is suffering from disassociative disorder. She had forgotten who she was and became a completely different Kaede. She eventually regains her memories but forgets the events of the previous two years. Although Sakuta is saddened that the sister has come to know has ceased to exist, he nevertheless accepts the return of his original sister and decides to help her regain her old life. Kaede is the focal character of the fifth light novel.
Shoko Makinohara (牧之原 翔子, Makinohara Shōko)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[2]
The focal character of the sixth and seventh light novels, Shoko has the same name as Sakuta's first crush. She is a shy middle school student who bumps into Sakuta during a rain storm. It is later revealed that she is the Shoko that Sakuta met during his episode, but had moved away to recover from a heart transplant. After Kaede regains her memories, Shoko appears to Sakuta again and helps him move past his grief after losing the Kaede he had come to know over the past 2 years. When Sakuta calms down, Shoko departs, leaving her identity a mystery for the time being.

Supporting characters[edit]

Yūma Kunimi (国見 佑真, Kunimi Yūma)
Voiced by: Yuma Uchida[2]
Sakuta's best friend. He is dating Saki Kamisato.
Saki Kamisato (上里 沙希, Kamisato Saki)
Voiced by: Himika Akaneya[2]
Saki is Yūma's girlfriend. She hates Sakuta and wishes he would stop being Yuma's friend as his status as the class loner is making Yuma, and more importantly, herself less popular as well.
Fumika Nanjō (南条 文香, Nanjō Fumika)
Voiced by: Satomi Satō[2]
Fumika is a reporter who is interested in Adolescence Syndrome and believes the scars on Sakuta's chest were somehow caused by it.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is written by Hajime Kamoshida and features illustrations by Keeji Mizoguchi. ASCII Media Works have published nine volumes since April 2014 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint.[3][4]

No.TitleRelease date ISBN
1Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Banīgāru Senpai no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない)
April 10, 2014[3]ISBN 978-4-04-866487-5
2Rascal Does Not Dream of Little Devil Kohai
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Puchidebiru Kōhai no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はプチデビル後輩の夢を見ない)
September 9, 2014[5]ISBN 978-4-04-866808-8
3Rascal Does Not Dream of a Logical Witch
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Rojikaru Witchi no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はロジカルウィッチの夢を見ない)
January 10, 2015[6]ISBN 978-4-04-869173-4
4Rascal Does Not Dream of an Idol With a Sister Complex
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Shisukon Aidoru no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はシスコンアイドルの夢を見ない)
May 9, 2015[7]ISBN 978-4-04-865135-6
5Rascal Does Not Dream of a House-sitting Little Sister
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Orusuban Imōto no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はおるすばん妹の夢を見ない)
September 10, 2015[8]ISBN 978-4-04-865394-7
6Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yumemiru Shōjo no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はゆめみる少女の夢を見ない)
June 10, 2016[9]ISBN 978-4-04-865891-1
7Rascal Does Not Dream of a Girl Experiencing Her First Love
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Hatsukoi Shōjo no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はハツコイ少女の夢を見ない)
October 8, 2016[10]ISBN 978-4-04-892281-4
8Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister on an Outing
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Dekake Shisutā no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はおでかけシスターの夢を見ない)
April 10, 2018[11]ISBN 978-4-04-893585-2
9Rascal Does Not Dream of a Girl with a Leather Backpack
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Randoseru Gāru no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はランドセルガールの夢を見ない)
October 10, 2018[4]ISBN 978-4-04-912017-2

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation drawn by Tsugumi Nanamiya began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Comic magazine with the January 2016 issue.[12][13] The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press.[14]

No.TitleRelease date ISBN
1Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai 1
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Banīgāru Senpai no Yume o Minai 1 (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない 1)
October 8, 2016[15]ISBN 978-4-04-892480-1
2Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai 2
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Banīgāru Senpai no Yume o Minai 2 (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない 2)
October 10, 2018[16]ISBN 978-4-04-912068-4
3Rascal Does Not Dream of Little Devil Kohai 1
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Puchidebiru Kōhai no Yume o Minai 1 (青春ブタ野郎はプチデビル後輩の夢を見ない 1)
October 10, 2018[17]ISBN 978-4-04-912070-7
4Rascal Does Not Dream of Little Devil Kohai 2
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Puchidebiru Kōhai no Yume o Minai 2 (青春ブタ野郎はプチデビル後輩の夢を見ない 2)
December 10, 2018[18]ISBN 978-4-04-912258-9

Anime[edit]

A 13-episode anime television series adaptation, titled Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, aired from October 4 to December 27, 2018 on ABC and other channels.[19][20][21][b] The series is animated by CloverWorks and directed by Sōichi Masui, with Kazuya Iwata as assistant director, Masahiro Yokotani handling series composition, and Satomi Tamura designing the characters. The band Fox Capture Plan composed the series' music. Satomi Tamura also served as the chief animation director along with Akira Takata.[22] The anime series adapts the series' first through fifth volumes. The opening theme is "Kimi no Sei" (君のせい) by The Peggies. The ending theme is "Fukashigi no Karte" (不可思議のカルテ), with each arc using versions by Asami Seto, Yurika Kubo, Nao Tōyama, Atsumi Tanezaki, Maaya Uchida, and Inori Minase under their character names.[2][23] Aniplex of America has licensed the series and it is streamed on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow.[24][25][26] In Australia and New Zealand, the series simulcasted on AnimeLab.[27] MVM Entertainment acquired the series for distribution in the UK and Ireland.[28]

An anime film adaptation titled Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (青春ブタ野郎はゆめみる少女の夢を見ない, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yumemiru Shōjo no Yume o Minai) premiered on June 15, 2019.[29] The film adapts the series' sixth and seventh volumes.[30] The staff and cast reprised their roles from the anime.[31]

No. Title[c] Director Original air date Ref.
1"My Senpai is a Bunny Girl"
"Senpai wa Banī Gāru" (先輩はバニーガール)
Kazuya IwataOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)[32]
On the 29th of May, Sakuta Azusagawa wakes up from a hazy dream and finds a journal which describes how, on the 6th of May, he met a senior from school wearing a bunny girl costume in the public library. Her name, however, has been erased from the journal. Mai Sakurajima, a teen celebrity, had gone to the Fujisawa Library that day to test if people there could still see her. While on hiatus, she enters school but it was midway through after the students have already formed their social circles. To maintain the status quo, no one has befriended her and her existence remains largely ignored. However, she has lately realized through experiments that aside from school, there were other areas where people have also become unable to acknowledge her existence. Those areas continue to grow and is becoming inconvenient. Believing that she has the Adolescence Syndrome, an urban legend about special powers that affected his sister in the past, Sakuta tries to help figure out what was happening to prevent her from disappearing completely.
2"On First Dates, Trouble Is Essential"
"Hatsu Dēto ni Haran wa Tsukimono" (初デートに波乱は付き物)
Kazuki HoriguchiOctober 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)[33]
Rio Futaba explains her understanding of "Adolescence Syndrome" using quantum mechanics and Schrödinger's cat. Sakuta continues discussing with Mai about her situation. Sakuta reveals he gets to know about Mai's conflict with her manager (also her mother) from Nanjo, with the cost of offering the photo of his scars. Mai then contacts Fumika, requesting the latter not to publicize Sakuta's photo, with the cost of offering her exclusive interview about her decision to return to entertainment – not through her mother. Mai then makes an appointment with Sakuta to go out with her, but denying it is a date. Before it begins, Sakuta gets involved in a misunderstanding with a girl over a lost child in which the two kick each other's buttocks, delaying his arrival. When they go out together, Mai also makes an appointment to meet with her mother, to inform the latter about her decision. However, even her mother cannot see her, even does not remember her. Sakuta then decides to bring Mai to travel farther to find out whether there are anyone else who can see her and remember her, but in vain. At night, they have to rest in the same room in the hotel. When Mai is taking a bath, Sakuta contacts Yuma and Rio, and finds they still remembered Mai. Then Sakuta and Mai sleep on the same bed, and discusses whether Sakuta would forget her, too. Mai proposes to kiss with Sakuta, shown in the beginning of episode 1, but Sakuta chooses not to.
3"The World Without You"
"Kimi Dake ga Inai Sekai" (君だけがいない世界)
Masahiro ShinoharaOctober 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)[34]
The next morning, Sakuta reveals he had not slept all night. At school, he discovers his peers, including Yuma and Tomoe – the girl he had encountered before his "date", have forgotten about Mai. Rio proposes the school's atmosphere and sleeping caused the students to no longer remember her; like Schrödinger's cat, her existence cannot be confirmed by those who refuse to acknowledge her. As such, Sakuta attempts to stay awake as midterm exams approach. While studying with Mai, she induces him into sleeping with pills and bids him farewell. On exam day, Sakuta has forgotten about her until his memories return upon spotting a kanji they had studied together, prompting him to run outside his classroom. In front of the school, he confesses his love to her. Now recognizable to her classmates again, Mai announces the truth about Sakuta's syndrome.
4"There Is No Tomorrow For A Rascal"
"Buta Yarō ni wa Ashita ga Nai" (ブタ野郎には明日がない)
Shōhei YamanakaOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)[35]
On July 27, Sakuta proceeds through his day by eating lunch with Mai, who accepts his feelings for her, and encountering Tomoe being asked out by Maezawa, a member of the basketball club. However, June 27 begins to repeat as Sakuta finds himself stuck in a time loop, which Rio attributes to the phenomenon of Laplace's demon. To break out of the loop, she suggests he try to find whoever is not behaving the same as the day repeats, leading him to Tomoe. While hiding in a desk, Tomoe explains her best friend had a crush on Maezawa, hence her reluctance. Sakuta and Tomoe eventually fall on top of each other, angering Maezawa and Mai when they spot the two. The loop eventually ends, but Mai goes missing. Tomoe later proposes she and Sakuta enter a fake relationship until the start of summer break.
5"All the Lies I Have for You"
"Arittake no Uso ō Kimi ni" (ありったけの嘘を君に)
Norihito TakahashiNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)[36]
Now pseudo-dating Sakuta, Tomoe's reputation begins to falter as rumors surface of her promiscuity. Nevertheless, the two go on dates. At the train station, Maezawa taunts the pair and instigates Sakuta into fighting him, though Sakuta ultimately defeats him. When they leave the scene, Sakuta ensures Tomoe that they will remain friends upon ending their relationship.
6"This World You Chose"
"Kimi ga Eranda Kono Sekai" (君が選んだこの世界)
Kazuya IwataNovember 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)[37]
On July 18, the day before summer break, Sakuta and Tomoe agree to discontinue their "romantic" relationship after a date on the beach. However, Sakuta is pulled another time loop which repeats July 18 multiple times; unlike the first loop, Tomoe is unaware of the cycle. Following a conversation with Rio, he realizes Tomoe had been lying about her feelings. Instead of the beach, Sakuta takes her to Enoshima and confronts her, where she admits she has fallen in love with him. The following day, it is June 27 as the events of episode 4 repeat, though with Mai kissing Sakuta on the cheek. While going home, the two encounter a middle-schooler named Shoko Makinohara shielding an abandoned cat from the rain, a doppelgänger with the same name as another girl whom Sakuta had fallen in love with when he was younger. However, the oddity is that the Shoko whom Sakuta had met was older than this girl; she had been in high school during the time Sakuta was in middle school.
7"Adolescence Paradox"
"Seishun wa Paradokkusu" (青春はパラドックス)
Ryūta OnoNovember 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)[38]
Shoko begins to regularly visit Sakuta's house to take care of a stray kitten she found. During a trip to the library, Sakuta talks with Rio about Shoko when he notices she has her hair up and is without her glasses. After meeting up with Mai, the couple spot Rio entering an Internet café; when Sakuta tries to call her to find her in the building, he spots a second Rio in the café. The latter goes home with him, where she suggests the duplication is a result of two personalities that move via quantum teleportation. The other Rio also concurs with the idea, but believes she knows why it happened. During a conversation with Saki, Sakuta learns Rio has been posting risqué photos of herself on social media.
8"Wash It All Away on a Stormy Night"
"Ōame no Yoru ni Subete o Nagashite" (大雨の夜にすべてを流して)
Shōhei YamanakaNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)[39]
Rio explains she has struggled with her confidence about her body; while a part of her enjoys the attention, the other dislikes having her appearance be the cause of it, leading to the former manifesting as her clone. Realizing the other Rio was posting the images online; at the train station, she receives a threatening message from an unknown user and asks Sakuta to go home with her. That night, Sakuta convinces Yuma to visit and the three play with fireworks on the beach before making plans to visit the fireworks festival. The next day, the Rio at Sakuta's house runs away, forcing him to search for her in the rain; he finds her at school, but collapses from a cold. In the hospital, Sakuta reassures Rio about being herself. She later calls her other self and asks to go to the festival, unifying them.
9"Sister Panic"
"Shisutā Panikku" (シスターパニック)
Daisuke TsukushiNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)[40]
The new school term has begun, though Sakuta, who has been barred from going on public dates with Mai due to her agency's policies, is unable to find her. Upon spotting her on the street, he discovers she has swapped bodies with Nodoka Toyohama, an idol and Mai's younger half-sister. As the two try to adjust to their new lives, Sakuta learns the siblings harbor a grudge toward each other because of expectations levied on them by their respective parents, with Nodoka especially resentful of having to live in her older sister's shadow. During a video shoot, Nodoka collapses as what is typically a routine act for Mai proves to be too overwhelming for her. Mai later gives Sakuta the key to her house and orders him not to open a certain cabinet. At Mai's house, Sakuta comments on Nodoka's effort, and while she is bathing, he approaches the cabinet.
10"Complex Congratulations"
"Konpurekkusu Kongurachurēshon" (コンプレックスこんぐらっちゅれーしょん)
Norihito TakahashiDecember 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)[41]
Sakuta finds a tin in the cabinet. When he returns home, Kaede greets him in her school uniform, while Mai gives him tickets to Nodoka's idol group's upcoming concert. Although Mai excels in the performance, Nodoka is distraught when she observes her mother praising Mai. At the beach, Nodoka attempts to run out to sea before Sakuta stops and tells her that Mai indeed loves her. When she demands an explanation, Sakuta gives her the tin, revealing letters she wrote to Mai when they were younger; Mai explains she read and kept them to motivate her through the stress of her work. She adds Nodoka's mother has worried for her happiness as she tries to live up to expectations, urging her to pursue her own goals. As they embrace, the two revert to their original selves. Rio proposes the phenomenon is a variation of quantum teleportation from Nodoka wanting to be like her older sister and possibly Mai's jealousy for her. In an after-credits scene, Nodoka moves in with Mai following an argument with her mother, while Mai's relationship with Sakuta goes public.
11"The Kaede Quest"
"Kaede Kuesuto" (かえでクエスト)
Kazuki HoriguchiDecember 13, 2018 (2018-12-13)[42]
At a press conference, Mai elaborates on Sakuta's role in her life and influencing her decision to return to acting. Inspired, Kaede decides to organize a list of goals that includes answering the phone, going outside and going to school. With Sakuta's help, she begins to achieve each goal, eventually going to the park and beach. While playing at the beach, she runs into Kotomi Kano, her childhood friend, yet she has no memories of her. Sakuta reveals that Kaede has lost her memories.
12"Life is a Never-Ending Dream"
"Samenai Yume no Tsuzuki o Ikiteiru" (覚めない夢の続きを生きている)
Kazuya IwataDecember 20, 2018 (2018-12-20)[43]
Sakuta explains Kaede's condition to Mai and Nodoka: due to the cyberbullying, Kaede started to experience dissociative amnesia. Worried about her, their mother suffered a mental breakdown and Sakuta received the scars on his chest. When reading a note in a book she had loaned to Kotomi, Kaede collapses as her past recollections slowly start to return, though at the risk of forgetting her current life. The Azusagawa siblings try to go to Kaede's school, but the trauma returns when Kaede spots other students. Instead, the two visit a zoo to cheer her up before returning to the now-empty school at night. With no one around, Kaede is comforted by the trip and proclaims she is ready to attend school again. The next morning, however, Kaede's old self has returned at the price of her recent memories.
13"The Dawn After an Endless Night"
"Akenai Yoru no Yoake" (明けない夜の夜明け)
Hidetoshi TakahashiDecember 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)[44]
While visiting Kaede in the hospital, Sakuta breaks into tears and regrets his inability to save her previous life, causing his scars to reopen. An older Shoko, whom he had met when he was younger, treats his injuries. As he is bathing, she reads entries from Kaede's diary that she began writing shortly after her initial memory loss; expecting to regain her old memories and Sakuta to respond negatively, Kaede created her list of goals to provide him with happy recollections once she reverted to her past self. The next day, Sakuta spots a note left by Shoko before finding out both versions of her have disappeared entirely; Rio suggests Shoko was an illusion created by Sakuta. Upon coming home, Mai reads the note and storms away, prompting Sakuta to follow her to her filming location. On an impromptu date, Mai apologizes for not being there to help him through his crisis, to which he answers he is simply happy to have her by his side. In a post-credits scene, Sakuta and Kaede pack their bags at the hospital when he thanks her and she states her interest in going to school, knowing she is no longer alone.

Reception[edit]

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai won three awards in the 5th Anime Trending Awards: Best in Adaptation, Best in Romance, and Best in Supernatural. Four other related awards were also rewarded to the series in the 5th Anime Trending Awards including Best in Female Character, Best Couple and Ship, Best Opening Theme Song, and Best Female Seiyuu.[45]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This title is a translation of the light novel series' first volume, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Banī Gāru Senpai no Yume o Minai (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない)
  2. ^ The TV network lists the show at 26:20 on October 3, which is October 4, 2018 at 2:20 a.m.
  3. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

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