Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out, the initial installment in a two-part sequel anime film series adapted from Hajime Kamoshida’s Seishun Buta Yarō light novel series, achieved a notable opening weekend success. Within its first three days, the film garnered an impressive box office revenue of 175,648,924 yen (approximately US$1.28 million) and attracted a substantial audience of 118,108 attendees, securing the #4 spot in the rankings.
The upcoming sequel anime project will be adapting the eighth and ninth novels from the franchise, namely “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” and “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.” CloverWorks will once again be helming the project, with Sōichi Masui returning as the director.
Masahiro Yokotani will also be back, handling the composition and scripts, while Satomi Tamura resumes her role as the character designer. The theme song for the first film will feature a solo rendition of the beloved track “Fukashigi no Karte” (Mysterious Chart), performed by Kaede Azusagawa, voiced by the talented Yurika Kubo.
The returning cast includes:
- Maaya Uchida as Nodoka Toyohama
- Asami Seto as Mai Sakurajima
- Yurika Kubo as Kaede Azusagawa
- Inori Minase as Shōko Makinohara
- Nao Tōyama as Tome Koga
- Kaito Ishikawa as Sakuta Azusagawa
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Rio Futaba
Anime Expo is set to showcase the highly anticipated U.S. debut on July 3, commencing at precisely 6:30 p.m. PDT.
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai, the anime series based on the light novel franchise, debuted in Japan in October 2018 and consisted of 13 episodes. Aniplex of America distributed the show on various platforms, including Crunchyroll and Funimation, for viewers to stream.
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl, the animated film adapting the sixth and seventh volumes of the light novel series, premiered in Japan in June 2019. Aniplex of America and Funimation Films brought the film to audiences in the United States.
The English version of the original light novel series is being released by Yen Press.