The second installment in the anime sequel project for the Seishun Buta Yarō (Rascal Does Not Dream) light novel series, titled “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid,” unveiled a fresh full trailer this Sunday.
Additionally, a special visual showcasing the heroines from the series was revealed on the same day. To mark the completion of the film, the cast is scheduled to attend an advanced screening on November 26 at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Wald 9 theater.
The newly released trailer offers a tantalizing glimpse of the forthcoming conclusion to the High School arc of the story. Sōichi Masui returns as the director, while CloverWorks remains at the helm of the production. Masahiro Yokotani, the script supervisor, is back to ensure the narrative’s continuity, and Satomi Tamura resumes her role in character design and as the chief animation director.
This sequel anime project adapts the eighth and ninth novels from the franchise, specifically “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” and “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.” Japanese audiences can anticipate the film’s release on December 1.
The rest of the staff includes:
- Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
- Art Director: Satoshi Ōkubo
- Prop Design: Kōta Michishita
- 3D Directors: Kengo Oda, Hazuki Tanaka
- 2D Work, Special Effects: Saya Uchiumi
- Color Key Artist: Asuka Yokota
- Compositing Director of Photography: Xiao Mu Yang
- Music: fox capture plan
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
The previous film in the series, “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out,” made its debut in Japan on June 23. During its opening weekend, it sold 118,108 tickets and earned a remarkable 175,648,924 yen (equivalent to about US$1.28 million), securing the #4 position at the box office.
The origins of this anime lie in “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai), a TV series based on the light novel. It first aired in Japan in October 2018 and ran for 13 episodes, encompassing the narrative up to the fifth novel volume. Aniplex of America distributed the series via Crunchyroll, Funimation, and other platforms.
Moreover, the anime film “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl” (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai), which adapted the sixth and seventh light novel volumes, graced Japanese theaters in June 2019. The film was also screened in the United States by Aniplex of America and Funimation Films.
Hajime Kamoshida’s novel series commenced with “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai) in April 2014, and Yen Press continues to release English translations of the novels.