The previously announced Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid anime adaptation revealed a teaser visual and winter 2023 premiere in Japan. The anime will have a theatrical screening (exact date unknown) just like its predecessor, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out, which premieres on June 23. Studio CloverWorks will be animating.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai) is a Japanese light novel series written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keji Mizoguchi. The serialization began in April 2014 and is still ongoing with a total of 11 released volumes as of now. It received a manga adaptation by Tsugumi Nanamiya, which ran from December 2015 to 2018. The series received a 13-episode anime adaptation by studio CloverWorks, as well as a sequel movie titled Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl.
Yen Press licensed the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid novel and describes the plot as:
March has arrived, meaning there’s only one month left in the third term. Mai’s graduation has come and gone. This might be a time for change, but that isn’t nearly enough to explain why Sakuta meets a little girl who looks just like Mai did when she was a child actress. Before he can even begin to unravel this fresh mystery, his father calls. Their family hasn’t lived together since Kaede was bullied. Two long years later, their mother says she wants to see her daughter. What’s changed, and what’s stayed the same? There’s only one way to find out…
Source: Official Website
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