Seishun Buta Yarō Anime Film's 2nd Ad Confirms Cast, Staff, Early Summer Opening
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai (The Young Pig-Rascal Isn't Dreaming of a Dreaming Girl), the anime film based on Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun BUTA Yarō light novel series, began streaming the film's second commercial on Sunday. (Note: The video on the official website is region locked to Japan only; a region-free version is below.)
The commercial, which features Inori Minase's voice, and the website confirm the cast and staff for the film. The following television anime cast members are reprising their roles:
- Kaito Ishikawa as Sakuta Azusagawa
- Asami Seto as Mai Sakurajima
- Inori Minase as Shōko Makinohara
- Nao Tōyama as Tomoe Koga
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Rio Futaba
- Maaya Uchida as Nodoka Toyohama
- Yurika Kubo as Kaede Azusagawa
Also returning are the television anime's director Sōichi Masui, scriptwriter Masahiro Yokotani, character designer Satomi Tamura, musical composer fox capture plan, and animation production studio CloverWorks.
The commercial announces that the film will open early next summer at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters. Tickets with exclusive illustration cards will start selling at participating theaters on January 4.
The film will adapt the sixth and seventh light novel volumes, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai and Seishun BUTA Yarō wa Hatsukoi Shōjo no Yume wo Minai (The Young Pig-Rascal Isn't Dreaming of a First-Love Girl).
The film project follows not only the main characters Sakuta Azusagawa and Mai Sakurajima, but also a mysterious girl named Shōko Makinohara. The story depicts when each of their feelings and wishes intersect.
Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai), the television anime of Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun BUTA Yarō light novel series, premiered in Japan on October 3. Aniplex of America is streaming the anime on Hulu, FunimationNow, and Crunchyroll.
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).
The all-female band The Peggies is performing the opening theme song "Kimi no Sei" (Your Fault). The six main heroines (as played by their respective voice actresses) are performing the ending theme song "Fukashigi no Karte" (Mysterious Chart), and the anime's fox capture plan composed the song. The idol group Sweet Bullet is singing the insert song "BABY!"
Kadokawa published the first novel volume 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 ninth volume on October 10.
The light novel series begins with 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.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.