On Sept 24, during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022, it was announced that Rascal does not dream of bunny girl senpai will be getting a sequel anime.
The next two volumes of the original light novel series will be adapted into animation, and studio CloverWorks will be animating the upcoming sequel, for which the release date is yet to be announced. A teaser trailer has been released.
The new project will adapt the light novels Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out, and Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid for the anime’s next two arcs. These two novels are the 8th and 9th volume of the series.
Yen Press describes the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out light novels as follows:
After a draining December, Sakuta is quickly nearing the end of his second year of high school. Since Mai is a third-year student, they don’t have much time left together before graduation rolls around. Meanwhile, his sister, Kaede, is slowly but steadily venturing outdoors again. Just as she begins to find her footing, she announces her most ambitious goal yet—attending her brother’s high school! Sakuta knows better than anyone how difficult this will be for Kaede, and he’s ready to support her however he can. He’s just not sure if that’s what’s best for her…or what she really wants…
Yen Press describes the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid as follows:
Finally, the day of Mai’s high school graduation has arrived. While Sakuta eagerly waits for his girlfriend, an elementary schooler who looks exactly like her appears before him. Suspicious, and for all the wrong reasons… Meanwhile, Sakuta and Kaede’s father suddenly calls, saying that their mother wants to see her daughter. She was hospitalized because Kaede’s condition had been too much for her to bear, so what could she possibly want now?
- Director: Soichi Masui
- Script Writer: Masahiro Yokotani
- Character designer: Satomi Tamura
- Studio: CloverWorks.
A new key visual has been revealed for the upcoming sequel during a special program attended by the cast and the author of the series.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai anime is based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name, written and illustrated by Hajime Kamoshida, who began serialisation in April 2014 and is currently ongoing, with 11 volumes released to date. Tsugumi Nanamiya adapted the light novels into a manga that ran from December 2015 to 2018.
Studio CloverWorks picked up the light novels for an anime adaptation of 13 episodes. The series was also adapted into an anime film titled Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl, which was released in 2019.
It should be remembered that the upcoming sequel is not labeled as season 2; it could either be an upcoming season or a film. For more updates, you can follow the official Twitter account of the bunny girl senpai anime adaptation.
Crunchyroll describes the anime series as follows:
Puberty syndrome – Abnormal experiences rumored on the internet to be caused by sensitivity and instability during adolescence. This year, Sakuta Azusagawa, a second-year student at a high school near Enoshima, meets several girls that are experiencing this “puberty syndrome.” For instance, he meets a wild bunny girl in the library. She turns out to be an actress on hiatus, Mai Sakurajima, who is also his senior at the school. For some reason, no one else can see this enchanting girl. How did she become invisible…?