The Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai light novel written by Hajime Kamoshida is the main adaptation for the anime and has received significant recognition worldwide.CloverWorks produce the anime television series of the first five volumes ( including the anime film), licensed and distributed by Funimation, Aniplex, Crunchyroll, and airs on the English network Aniplus Asia Hulu TV, and recently on Netflix USA. A Picture Drama is included on the DVD/Blu-Ray volumes with five episodes and is licensed by Aniplex USA.
Most fans were left with a plethora of questions; endless what-ifs, theories, and possibilities. Fans wondered if the author wanted to ask them questions to prove that mysteries could not be explained.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai left so many questions on fans’ minds. Is there going to be Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2? Are there more mysteries that could further prove what was happening? Was it puberty syndrome or time-travel timeline disruption?
If you haven’t watched this yet, please remember that there will be spoilers ahead! Proceed to read at your peril.
What happened so far in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
We have our bunch of somewhat anomalous shoujos going through Puberty syndrome, a myth affecting teenagers of supernatural symptoms. Sakuta Azusagawa’s teenage life has taken a magical turn when he meets many girls in his high school. He meets an Invisible Bunny Senpai, Mai Sakurajima; a time-looping loli, Tomoe Koga; a clone Jutsu oppai seductress, Rio Futaba; time-traveler sweetheart, Shoko Makinohara; a body-swapping idol tsundere, Nodoka Toyohama; apart from his amnesic sister turned loli, Kaede Azusagawa.
He finds himself in a series of events whereby he goes to fix each puberty syndrome. The last film release focused on Shoko Makinohara, known to be Sakuta’s first crush he met during a rainstorm. Shoko declares to live with Sakuta’s house for some time; later, she reveals that there are two versions of her existing simultaneously and that the older version exists because Sakuta will die from an accident on Christmas Day. His death will result in his heart being donated to Shoko, allowing her to continue living and the reason behind the appearance of Sakuta’s scars.
With the knowledge of the impending death to occur, Mai gets hit by the car instead, sacrificing herself to save him. Later, Shoko aids Sakuta to time travel, fix his mistake and save Mai. However, there is no donor, and Shoko’s condition gets worse. Shoko travels back from her elementary school timeline where she does not meet Mai and Sakuta. Later, the three meet at the beach and recover memories they shared from the past timelines.
The film adapts the sixth and seventh volumes of the anime movie, with a slight difference on the ending of the seventh volume wherein Shoko says thanks to Mai and moves away to Okinawa.
What is going on with Cloverworks?
CloverWorks Studio produced the first season of the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai in October of 2018. It is still in progress with its last release from December of 2020.
The film acts as the sequel for the 6th and 7th volumes of the light novel, with eleven volumes, only four volumes left to adapt for the next season. However, this could become an issue as it would need to have at least five volumes to adapt. However, the studio production has not revealed any trailers or visuals yet. Currently, they are working on art goods to be put up on sale for the Production and Making or Chief Animation Director Art collection.
So, we hope to hear good news before the end of the year relating to this anime.
What do we know about Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2?
Suppose that they’ll be adapting the next four volumes, we will see a shift to maturity on the character development of Sakuta, Kaede, and Mai, there will also be new characters that will be introduced. In volume 8, Kaede will make a big decision to attend Sakuta’s high school, next volume will introduce an elementary school student resembling exactly like Mai. Sakuta and his friends graduate from high school and become University students. Uzuki Hirokawa, the leader of the idol group, Sweet Barett appears and will know more about her unknown adolescent syndrome, maybe? Then in the last volume, the focus will be the appearance of a girl named Tosako Kirishima and Sakuta’s junior middle school classmate, Akagi Ikumi.
What are fans saying about Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2?
CloverWorks had its last update for the light novel last January 2021, and fans are already asking when the next one will be released.
As for the anime, adaptation will only be possible after 5 volumes are released, and so far, we have received no updates or hints as to when we’ll get another season. Reddit user Enro64 asks if fans still want another season and the answer is an absolute YES! CloverWorks could not disregard their staple anime.
Will there be a Rascal Who Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2?
Is there a big possibility that we get another anime season despite the lack of content on the volumes released? Considering that the anime was adapted from the light novel, the possibility of creating the next season depends on the number of books that will be covered. The total light novels of date in August 2021 are eleven volumes, the sixth and seventh were already adapted as the movie sequel, only four books are left so we are missing one last novel for this anime to have an adaptation, this is based on the first season of the Anime follows a 5 Light Novel books for anime adaptation.
The woes about not having another season stem from the worries that the last updates received from the Light Novels were from last January 2020, but according to a worldwide search from Google trends statistics in the past 12 months show an upward trend of search interest this August 2021.
Nevertheless, despite the roller coaster of interest from the past months, we see that Popularity plays a huge factor in the next season. There is a huge possibility that the interest of people in this anime would continue to increase in the upcoming months as Aniplex recently announced that Netflix is currently streaming it on their platform. Kotobukiya Official tweet featured Mai Sakurajima school girl with bunny ears Figma with classroom diorama this month from a fa and Tokyo Otaku Mode recently tweeted of Shibuya Flagship store is exhibiting the Sakurajima Mai Enoshima ver. 1/7 scale figure.
Meanwhile, the film’s release estimates a total of ¥377 million from 257, 191 ticket sales in 24 days. Its gross worldwide box office is $3,061,268 with an IMDb rating of 8.3/10; the Blu-ray Disc / DVD estimated sales as of December 2018 to June 2019 rank 13th for 36, 628.
With this, fans globally are patiently waiting for the subsequent updates, and a boost of exposure will soon be received as an effect of Netflix’s collaboration.
When will the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Season 2 be released?
As of August 2021, there are no official renewals and release dates from the studio or networks. Kim Morrissy from Anime News Network praises the film describing it as ‘a real tearjerker’ and that it is the ‘perfect encapsulation of what makes the Sakuta and Mai relationship so endearing,’ thus giving an overall score of A-. With these, we see the possibility of renewal to 90% later at the end of 2021 because popularity dramatically influences the chances that the anime will be renewed for the next season.
Once any hints or announcement is made we’ll be sure to have you all updated if, cross-fingers, that the subsequent adaptation is set for renewals.
What can we expect in the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Season 2?
If Season 2 follows the light novels, we’ll get to see more of Kaede’s baby steps and enthusiasm to live a normal life. Sakuta and the others will get to the University and we’re thrilled to see how they will look a bit more on the mature side. Additionally, new character focus would occur, like the idol group leader, Uzuki, and Akagi. As the number of girls seems to be lining up to Sakuta’s attention, it would be inevitable that we see Mai become even more aggressive and we definitely have our eyes wide open for that.