Aniplus Asia Simulcasts Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Southeast Asian anime channel Aniplus-Asia announced on Tuesday that it will air a simulcast of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, the television anime of Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai light novel series. The simulcast will premiere on October 4 at 3:00 p.m. GMT +8, with encore broadcasts every Friday at 9:00 p.m. GMT+8 and every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. GMT +8.
The anime will premiere in Japan on ABC TV on October 3 at 26:15 (effectively October 4 morning at 2:15 a.m.). The show will then air on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, and Nagoya Broadcasting Network on October 6.
In the story, there's a rumor about a mysterious phenomenon call "puberty syndrome." For example, Sakuta Azusagawa is a high school student who suddenly sees a bunny girl appear in front of him. The girl is Mai Sakurajima, Sakuta's upperclassman and also a famous actress who has gone on hiatus from the entertainment industry. For some reason, the people around Mai cannot see her bunny-girl figure. Sakuta sets out to solve this mystery, and as he spends time with Mai, he learns her secret feelings. Other heroines who have "puberty syndrome" start to appear in front of Sakuta.
Sōichi Masui (Sakura Quest, Chaika the Coffin Princess) is directing the series at A-1 Pictures' studio CloverWorks. Masahiro Yokotani (Free!, Re:Zero) is in charge of series composition, and Satomi Tamura (animation director for Kiznaiver, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend) is designing the characters. Tamura is also serving as chief animation director with Akira Takata (After the Rain, Natsume's Book of Friends). Kazuya Iwata (episode director for Your Lie in April, Recently, my sister is unusual.) is assistant director, and Yukihiro Shibutani (Case Closed, Natsume's Book of Friends) is the art director.
Kadokawa published the first novel in the series, also titled Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai, in April 2014. Keeji Mizoguchi provides the illustrations. Kadokawa published the eighth volume on April 10.
Tsugumi Nanamiya launched a manga adaptation of the first novel volume in the January 2016 issue of Dengeki G's Comic magazine. Kadokawa published the first volume in October 2016. Tsukumo Asakusa launched a manga adaptation of the second novel, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Puchi Devil-kōhai no Yume wo Minai (The Young Pig-Rascal Isn't Dreaming of a Petit Devil Underclassman), in the May issue of Dengeki G's Comic on March 30.