Many of you might have seen a picture of a pretty anime girl wearing a bunny outfit. That’s our Sakurajima Mai from the Japanese anime Rascal Doesn’t Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, also known as Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume Wo Minai in Japanese. Simply called Bunny Girl Senpai, it is animated by Studio CloverWorks, famous for beautiful anime like The Promised Neverland, Horimiya, Wonder Egg Priority, Fate/ Zero Order Series, and recent hits My Dress Up Darling and Spy x Family.
The light novel with the same name was the inspiration behind the anime, which was written and illustrated by Hajime Kamoshida and Kēji Mizoguchi, and has been in publication since 2014 and has 11 volumes to date. Later, the light novel was adapted into a manga, drawn by Tsugumi Nanamiya with the same name in December 2015 and was published in the seinen manga magazine Dengeki G’s Comic. Ever since, the anime has been so popular among the fans that it was soon announced to be adapted into an anime by Studio CloverWorks and was released on October 4, 2018, with a movie following it.
From the official poster of the anime, you might think that the anime falls under the ecchi genre and is full of fan service while only showing bunny girls, but that is not true. The series falls under the genres of comedy, drama, romance, and supernatural, and its plot runs deeper than anything and exposes some of the common issues that today’s teenagers are going through but are not comfortable sharing with adults.
It discusses puberty syndrome, a fairly common condition today where you might notice sporadic bruises or cuts all over your body or have a juxtaposition of yourself that occupies your proper place, among other symptoms. Similar to how one wrong move can make the difference between winning or losing in real life, the consequences of not properly resolving puberty syndrome can result in serious issues.
Although the story is entirely supernatural, there is enough background information and explanations related to quantum physics to give the story a great touch and prevent the audience from becoming confused. The story also has a pretty romantic theme that feels amazing to watch. Watching it makes you want to get your own Sakuta who takes care of you daily.
The Future of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2
It’s been more than 2 years since we last heard anything about the series, despite its popularity. So we don’t know anything about whether the series will be continued in a series, another movie, or nothing at all. But, we might as well keep the hope of it returning as it has not yet been cancelled by the show’s creator and producer.
The first season of the anime covered five volumes, with the movie covering the next two volumes of the light novel. We are hoping that the next thing that will be released in this franchise will be a second season with around 12 episodes, which can cover the rest of the light novel as there is enough material left over, and then a final movie to wrap up the story.
Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai Season One released its highly anticipated first episode on October 4, 2018, and finished airing on December 27, 2018, with 13 episodes released weekly and about 24 minutes long. The movie followed around a year later, which was a continuation of season one and picked up exactly from where it left off. The movie was named Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume Wo Minai (literal translation Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl) and was 1 hour 30 minutes long and released on June 15, 2019, in Japan.
Both the television series and movie did a great job in storytelling and gathered a lot of fans that it seems next to impossible for it to simply get cancelled and not continue thereafter. If we wait patiently for a few more months, we might even get to hear some positive news!
|Name of the Show||Bunny Girl Senpai|
|Season Number||Season 2|
|Bunny Girl Senpai Season 1 Release Date||4 October 2018|
|Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2 Release Date||Not Announced Yet|
Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai Season 1 Recap
This story, which revolves around the concept of “Puberty Syndrome,” mainly focuses on how Sakuta Azusagawa, our male protagonist, resolves this issue for those experiencing this syndrome one by one, starting with the girl he develops feelings for, Mai Sakurajima. Teenagers with the syndrome being discussed display abnormal behaviours like being invisible, suffering physical injuries as a result of hurtful words spoken to them, and a lot more, which come across in the rest of the series and movie.
The series starts with Sakuta meeting a pretty girl dressed up in a bunny outfit in a library, which nobody but him can see. Sakuta gets interested in knowing more about her when he realizes that Mai is rather a popular and growing actress and model, and while looking for his answers and helping her get through the problem, he develops feelings for her. Mai’s problem is that she didn’t want to be recognized too much in her daily life while building her career in acting. Later, her problem is solved when Sakuta confesses his feelings for her in front of everyone, and everyone starts noticing her again.
Sakuta then proceeds to assist her injured sister Kaede, who had been the target of online bullying and death threats. She eventually experienced dissociative amnesia in an effort to forget her traumatic events, which also resulted in her personality change. Later in the series, we introduced more mind-blowing and difficult puberty syndrome people who are helped by Sakuta.
This includes Tomoe Koga, who is repeatedly living the same day due to a boy who keeps asking her out, which is solved when the boy mistakes Skauta to be his boyfriend, Skauta’s best friend, Rio Futaba, has a copy of herself taking her place slowly, which was created as a result of her other personality and was solved when she decides to embrace it. Then we are introduced to Mai’s younger sister, Toyohama Nodoka when both of them get their bodies swapped as a result of her inferior feelings towards her sister, which is solved when she gets to know that her sister works equally hard and loves her a lot.
In the movie, Sakuta is confronted with his first love and how complicated things are with her. Apparently, the older version of the girl is because Sakuta dies in the near future and donated his heart to her, who comes back in time to thank her. Going through all the trouble, Mai and Sakuta, at the end of the movie, find a way to save both of their lives.
Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2 Story
If the new season comes out, it will likely start with the 8th volume of the light novel series titled “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister on an Outing.” Though nothing can be confirmed as of this moment, this much is predicted as the last season stuck to the light novel pretty closely and rarely deviated from it.
Just like its previous stories, it will continue to add more characters with different puberty syndromes while Skauta, with Mai, helps them solve their problems in order to lead a normal life.
Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2 Characters
New characters, along with the main characters and cast from the first season and movies, are expected to return for season 2. The cast that is highly likely to reprise their roles includes – Sakuta Azusagawa, voiced by Kaito Ishikawa, the main protagonist of the story; Mai Sakurajima, voiced by Asami Seto, who is the deuteragonist of the story and Sakuta’s girlfriend; Rio Futaba, voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki, the best friend of Sakuta who is always there for him; and Kaede Azusagawa, voiced by: Yurika Kubo, the younger sister of Skauta who is adorable and pretty.
Other than this, the supporting cast from the previous season include – Tomoe Koga, voiced by Nao Tōyama; Nodoka Toyohama, voiced by: Maaya Uchida; Shoko Makinohara, voiced by Inori Minase; Yūma Kunimi, voiced by: Yuma Uchida; Saki Kamisato, voiced by Himika Akaneya and Fumika Nanjō, voiced by Satomi Satō.
Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2 Trailer
As of this date, there is no trailer available for Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai season 2. You can watch the same for season one and the 2019 movie one on Netflix’s Youtube channel though. The trailer gives us an intro to Puberty Syndrome and leaves the viewers asking for more. So make sure to dive in yourself and also show them to your friends to rope them into watching this amazing anime.
Where to Watch Rascal Doesn’t Dream of A Bunny Girl Senpai?
The series is available to stream on Netflix worldwide along with its movie. HULU, Disney Plus Hotstar, Crunchyroll, and Funimation offer the series in a few selected regions.