Aniplus Asia to Screen Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Film in Southeast Asia
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aniplus-Asia announced last Friday that it will screen Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai), the anime film based on Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarō light novel series, in Southeast Asia. It will announce the opening dates for each territories at a later date.
The film opened in Japan on June 15, and it sold 66,000 tickets for 100 million yen (about US$900,000) to rank #7 in its opening weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 373,520,090 yen (about US$3.43 million) as of July 7.
In Fujiwara, where the skies are bright and the seas glisten, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. His blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, are interrupted with the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara. For reasons unknown, he encounters two Shokos: one in middle school and another who has become an adult.
As Sakuta finds himself helplessly living with Shoko, the adult Shoko leads him around by the nose, causing a huge rift in his relationship with Mai.
In the midst of all this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from a grave illness and his scar begins to throb…
The film features a returning staff and cast, including director Sōichi Masui, scriptwriter Masahiro Yokotani, character designer Satomi Tamura, musical composer fox capture plan, and animation production studio CloverWorks.
The movie adapts 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 and aired for 13 episodes. Aniplus-Asia aired a simulcast of the anime.