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Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Arrives on Blu-ray June 30, 2020

Man the psychological thriller known as Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai really imprinted on our minds. It continued to make us think, use reasoning and science to come to solutions. It’s such a great series, light novel, and movie. Here at Anime Pad we love the series and are very happy for the news.

Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce that the emotional feature-length film Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl will be coming to Blu-ray beginning June 30, 2020. Based on Hajime Kamoshida’s best-selling light novel that explores the complexities of growing up in the modern age, the film was released in U.S. and Canadian theaters in October of 2019, quickly prompting additional screening dates due to popular demand. The Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Blu-ray will include a special booklet with character reference guides, scene design materials, and storyboard artworks, along with an exclusive package illustration by Original Illustrator Keji Mizoguchi and Character Designer Satomi Tamura. Pre-order for the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Blu-ray is available now at online retailer RightStuf Anime.

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As the only feature-length film of the fan-favorite anime series, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl picks up from where the immensely popular Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai TV series left off, unraveling yet another peculiar case of the psychophysiological phenomenon known as the “puberty syndrome.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The series has been widely praised for its authenticity and approach on relatable social topics, garnering much critical acclaim including being featured in both Polygon and Thrillist’s list of “The Best Anime of 2018,” as well as winning Anime Trending Award 2019’s “Romance Anime of the Year,” “Supernatural Anime of the Year,” and “Best in Adaptation.” The show also did well at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2019’s by taking home the “Best Girl Award” for heroine Mai Sakurajima.

The film stars popular voice actor Kaito Ishikawa (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, One Punch Man) as the main character, Sakuta Azusagawa, along with Inori Minase (The Anthem of the Heart, Re:ZERO) as Shoko Makinohara, and Asami Seto (Chihayafuru, Bungo Stray Dogs) as the iconic Bunny Girl Senpai, Mai Sakurajima.

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Atsumi Tanezaki (Highschool Fleet, BLEND-S), Maaya Uchida (THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma), Nao Toyama (NISEKOI, Laid-Back Camp), and Yurika Kubo (Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in Dungeons?, Love Live! School Idol Project) also return to the film as the series’ beloved supporting characters.

Produced by CloverWorks (THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia), the film is directed by Soichi Masui (Sakura Quest, Crayon Shin-chan films), with screenplay by Masahiro Yokotani (Free!, Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World –), and character design by Satomi Tamura (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Kiznaiver) who also serves as chief animation director.

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  • Spoken Languages: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1920x1080p
  • Episodes: Movie
  • Number of Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 89 minutes
  • Rating: 13 UP

 

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Package illustrations by Keji Mizoguchi (Original Illustrations) and Satomi Tamura (Character Design)
  • Special booklet with character reference guides, scene design materials, and storyboard artworks

* Bonus materials and package subject to change.

 

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title Street Date SKU # UPC SRP Store Price

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Blu-ray
6/30/2020 AOA-15101 816546022723 $49.98 $39.98

Pre-Order at RightStuf Today!!

About Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl:

In Fujisawa, 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 of this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from a grave illness and his scar begins to throb…

 

STAFF:

Original Story: Hajime Kamoshida (“Seishun Buta Yaro” series published by Dengeki Bunko)

Original Illustrations: Keji Mizoguchi

Director: Soichi Masui

Screenplay: Masahiro Yokotani

Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Satomi Tamura

Prop Design: Akira Takata

Art Setting: Kazushi Fujii

Art Directors: Satoru Hirayanagi, Hisayo Usui

Color Design: Asuka Yokota

CG Director: Yusuke Noma

Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya

2D Design and Works/Special Effects: Saya Utsumi

Editing: Akinori Mishima

Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami

Music: fox capture plan

Production: CloverWorks

Produced by: AOBUTA Project

 

CAST:
Sakuta Azusagawa: Kaito Ishikawa

Mai Sakurajima:Asami Seto

Shoko Makinohara: Inori Minase

Tomoe Koga: Nao Toyama

Rio Futaba: Atsumi Tanezaki

Nodoka Toyohama: Maaya Uchida

Kaede Azusagawa: Yurika Kubo

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