I am sure that several spectators started to watch the show after seeing the cover art and the Bunny Girl title. However, you aren’t going to watch a girl wearing a bunny outfit all the time … sorry to disappoint. Also, the audience can relate the anime with Bakemonogatari, Sakurada Reset to name some and the similarity between the main characters' behavior, the mystery in the plot, and the supernatural events.
On the other hand, as a positive aspect about the series, we have the characters chemistry and an entertaining plot. The story is interesting and mysterious, it could be a bit confusing for some, but
it has a taint that boosts the characters interactions and hooks the spectators with good pacing. In this anime, the author cared to develop a world where the school is the center, and the events affect the characters and the interaction with the outside world.
We have two main characters, but their personalities differ a lot, so the contrast makes the characters more vivid. They aren't the typical high schoolers with the same generic background as most of the high school series. The main male character Sakuta has a nice introvert attitude and with an awkward past and could be a weirdo. Furthermore, he is ironic, sarcastic and with some sense of humor executed flawlessly. The main female character aka the Bunny Girl Mai (her face looks like a bunny :3) is a famous actress but with a mature air that is not normal in this kind of series. I am finding the background very interesting, but she will experience some unexpectant events related to a certain syndrome that I am not going to explain because we have only seen four episodes and this syndrome will affect the plot outcome in several ways.
The art is clean and precious. I am surprised by the quality and color management. However, it is not perfect, and some camera angles could have been improved, but you won't notice them.
The OP (Kimi no Sei) is marvelous. I think the peggies did a great work performing the song; the lyrics are magnificent and have a great score that helps to follow them.
Lastly, the series is good so far, albeit there are some plot mysteries related to the “puberty syndrome” that need to be revealed and explained but there are good theories in MAL’s forum.
Bunny Girl Senpai is an anime about this famous child actress who turns invisible, a main character dude who doesn't give a fuck about anything, and his little sister who was verbally assaulted to a point that she started bleeding blood and became a shut-in. All of this happens because of some magic disease called a puberty syndrome.
The events include our main bro being some sort of women-helping Jesus except if the women are bothering him in which case he roasts them by claiming they are on their periods or otherwise strips in front of them to make them awkward blushy blush, because apparently, he
is the only person in the series who doesn't get embarrassed over nothing.
Our series relies on certain levels of edge and apathy when it wants to, but usually these things are forgotten in 3 seconds when our main bro starts roasting someone. Be it him calling a dude who is using a camera a wannabe photographer or just appearing superior to anyone else for no other reason than others being inferior to him.
Nothing really makes much sense here. Our dude cares so little about anything that he can see the invisible bunny costume-wearing senpai and then they become friends or something and chat about the supernatural things that occur in this series with the same disinterest the main bro is already radiating regarding everything that exists because that's the sole point of his character.
There has been quite a few series that have dealt with similar themes in highly similar manner. These include Bakemonogatari, Oregairu and Suzumiya Haruhi. The problem here is that everything in this one feels forced and fake. The main cast can be believable and realistic at times, but most of everyone else isn't. Rather they seem to exist just for the main characters since they so often are some one-dimensional buttholes or angry lil girls who get served by the mc and then disappear. Especially scenes such as random girl appearing just to fuck with the mc's shit and call him a pedophile are cringe and feel nothing other than stupido filler.
I think melancholy, vanity, disinterest and in generally being the outcast offer incredible potential under these settings, but I fail to see what makes Bunny Girl a good exemplary of these. The best thing about this series is how familiar and welcoming it feels, but unlike so many other series similar to it, it seems like a good example of a series that is not living up to its potential at all. Real zero effort stuff. I also feel physically ill from the existential philosophies presented in the series. I feel like this series is disrespecting its audience. It's like asking philosophy student "know who Sigmund Freud is?" The dialogue can also be pretty meh seasoned with lame. Lewd and sexual remarks presented in a highly teenage manner and not with the level of maturity and awareness that is usually seen in the dialogue of similar anime series. I'd much rather have the cast hit the tarantino-effect instead of this nonsense.
Despite this series promoting itself and its characters with the "I am not like all the rest" -attitude, what I am seeing here is pretty much like most of the rest: A completely average anime series, soulless and empty version of what it could have been. Attempt to make the next big hit under these settings, but failing to see what made any of the earlier ones worth of praise in the first place. I give this a 4 instead of a 5 just to show how little effort it takes to be as edgy as the mc.
Me to myself : Fall season is coming, it’s the time to look for some new animes to watch
*Searching on MAL, finds a school anime named bla bla Bunny girl senpai with a hot bunny girl as a poster cover*
Me to myself : Well then, I think it’ll be a perfect material to fap on. I’ll watch it.
PLEASE Don’t be this kind of person. “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” Or as I shortcut it into “Bunny Girl Senpai” is an anime that teaches you that you shall never judge an anime from its cover. YEP.
“Bunny girl senpai” became one of the
highest rating anime in Fall season despite that it was unpopular before it airs, everyone –including me- thought that this anime is going to be another cliché anime school with some fanservice, well, this is definitely not true. As a someone who dislikes Slice of life and school animes, I have to say, that this anime is truly astonishing and has the potential to be the best non-sequel anime in Fall season 2018.
This anime discuss a something called “Puberty syndrome”. This syndrome is about some supernatural phenomena happen to youths. Like being sad after reading some comments of people wishing your death, so you find your body full of Bruises and Tumors for no reason. Or being invisible to everyone around you and no one can see you. This may sound ridiculous, right? but if you think deeper about it. You’ll find out that this anime is talking about different situations happen to us in the high-school. The spread of some false rumors about you, or that there is a student that no one talks to etc … However, this anime stress on these situations by alternating the “mental” effect on the victim into “physical” effect, somehow, like a metaphor. if those victims (students) suffer from these physical effects without a solution, the consequences will be not fine at all.
The best part about this anime is characters to be honest. Our protagonist is somehow like Hachiman from Oregairu. The protagonist here is a badass one who doesn’t care if there’re false rumors about him or that people hate him. What I love in him also that he’s so straight forward, saying what he wants to say without thinking a lot even if it’s pervert or embarrassing. We also have another protagonist which is Mai, the bunny girl, and Sakuta’s senpai. Despite being older than him, he still loves her so much. Mai is also a unique girl, she may act like a cliché anime girl sometimes but I still like her too.
The other characters are good too, Tomoe Koga, The lab girl, Sakuta’s sis, Sakuta’s friend. No one is boring among them to be honest.
The animation here is decent, nothing much to say about it anyways.
The OSTs here aren’t bad nor good anyways, so I think it’s fine too. The OP Song and ED song are both okey. However, if we talk about the Voice actors. I really admire Sakuta’s VA. Sakuta’s screaming voice in episode 3 felt so realistic and genuine.
This anime isn’t like the other cliché romantic school animes. The romance here is calm, mature and smooth, the chemistry between Mai and Sakuta is a something that really express what “romance” has to be. And the fact that Sakuta loves his senpai, is something I don’t usually see in school animes. I really enjoy every dialogue and every moment in this anime and there’s no boring scene till now I guess.
Smooth Romance with good chemistry and no childish actions? *Tick*
A unique plot? *Tick*
Nice characters? *Tick*
Basically, if you want to watch something genuine and good, here you are. This anime is the best choice for it. I hope that this anime doesn’t take a route that destroys the beauty of the first few episodes. And if this anime will show us some real romance between Sakuta and Mai instead of having harem around him (Which is a something that I’m definitely scared of). Then, this will be one of the best non-sequel animes in 2018 so far.
“I’m ecstatic that you are stomping on my foot”. –Sakuta Azusagawa.
The story of Seishun Buta is relatively simple, there is a supernatural phenomenon that happen and that its origin is unknown. This phenomenon is known as ''puberty syndrome'', the protagonist's little sister has been a victim of this phenomenon in the past. The anime begins with Sakuta meeting Sakurajima Mai, who is also being the victim of this phenomenon, from there the protagonist decides to help her.
The opening and ending are very good, when they starts you get so excited. The soundtrack also is good, although it is not perfect, but it is enough to cause
impact during drama scenes.
The main character, Sakuta, is so badass! man, i wish be like he. Sakuta in only 5 episodes prove be a excellent character, he goes against all protagonist cliches and surprise you in each new episode. The heroine, Mai, is also a good character, she isn't like the others girls that you usually see in animes, she is racional and not a stupid tsundere. The others characters is also good, in special the cientist girl (dude, i like much her)
Dude, I honestly would give 10 easily to this anime just for the entertainment. You start the episode and when you realize it is over. You become totally focused, the time seems to accelerate. The fact that each episode brings up something new that breaks down cliches surprises us more and more (Especially the protagonist, who goes against 90% of other animes).
If you like animes that are not cliches, in which there are great characters, romance that progresses, and of course, an excellent protagonist, I highly recommend watch Seishun Buta.
TLDR: A really good Romance/Mystery anime with a lot of potential. Definitely a must watch this season.
Although I have seen similar stories in anime but so far the execution is pretty good and Far Better than MOST anime. It is a Mystery surrounding "Adolescence Syndrome" where different characters face supernatural phenomena while going through adolescence and how it affects the main couple.
The show has built a lot of intrigue this far.
The 2 mains are compelling. The main guy is an outcast with a mysterious past. He cares about people but can give someone a verbal bitch slap if needed. He is kind
but courageous enough to stand up for himself and say what he wants. He is not a wishy-washy pussy like most romance protagonists.
The girl is serious but not stuck-up. Her responses are honest yet measured. She is sometimes blunt but never rude. She is mature enough to admit her mistakes but not dwell on them.
She is neither a Puritanical Prude nor an overtly seductive bimbo.
Most anime often have a difficulty finding a balance between these 2 traits.
They have great chemistry. They tease each other and constantly try to one up one another, while also sharing their secrets with one another.
Their conversations are interesting even when talking about mundane things.
NO fountains of Nosebleeds/accidental boob-grabs or any silliness of that sort.
Everything is talked about openly and there seems to be a genuine connection.
Supporting cast is fine too.
ANIMATION & ART:
It is really good. Kind of looks like "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU".
Good. For some reason the Opening song reminded me of "Your Name" opening song. May be they share similar beats, rhythm and instruments.
Highly recommend this show to Fans of Romance with supernatural/mystery elements.
I have given this an 8/10 because I don't know how the story will be handled in the next episodes.
The score can go up or down depending on that. It definitely has the potential to be one of great ones.
Oftentimes the word “pretentious” is thrown around to criticize shows with complex plots or extravagant visuals with the assumption that calling the anime “pretentious” with no explanation of how that detracts from the quality of the show is a valid criticism in and of itself. However, in the case of “Bunny Girl,” Kamoshida’s pretensions are detrimental to the quality of the writing to the point that the incredibly simple ideas presented in this show become unnecessarily difficult to understand solely so Kamoshida can stroke his ego.
The first arc of Bunny Girl is dedicated to Mai Sakurajima’s case of adolescence syndrome.
This syndrome caused Mai to turn invisible and made everyone forget except for the Sakuta (the MC) and his friends to forget that she exists. While I think this is all fine, the issue arises from Kamoshida’s attempt to explain this simple concept using Schrodinger’s cat. Not only does Kamoshida fail to explain Schrodinger’s cat correctly, but it isn’t even an accurate representation of Mai’s situation. There is a much simpler and more widely known thought experiment that goes: "if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" If no one perceives Mai, does she exist? The tree falling thought experiment reflects Mai’s syndrome so much better that it is just dumbfounding that Kamoshidadecided to incorrectly apply Schrodinger’s cat to the situation instead. This is just terrible writing. Kamoshida takes a concept that could easily be understood with little explanation, and then makes it as complex as he possibly can for no reason other than to show of his poor understanding of Schrodinger’s cat. Unfortunately for us, this isn’t the last time Kamoshida shoves his lack of knowledge of quantum mechanics down our throats.
The second arc of the series focuses on the Sakuta’s underclassman whose case of adolescence syndrome created a time loop that caused everyone to relive the same day 3 times. This isn’t a complicated or novel idea. Hollywood movies like Groundhog Day and even children’s shows like Cardcaptor Sakura have made use of time loops. Of course, Kamoshida decides to make it as convoluted as possible by using Laplace’s Demon to explain this simple plot device.
For an anime to be be pretentious in the way it is written, it has to present itself as being deeper than it actually is. I don’t even think that’s inherently a bad thing While I think this word gets overused as a lazy criticism to describe any “smart” anime, in the case of Bunny Girl, Kamoshida’s pretensions significantly diminish the quality of the writing. Kamoshida takes straight forward ideas and makes them unnecessarily complicated by introducing unnecessary quantum mechanics that he doesn’t even fully understand. But if you think this is the end to the terrible writing present in this anime, you’re dead wrong.
Every line of dialogue in this anime sounds as if it was painstakingly crafted by the author to sound as clever and witty as possible. Unfortunately, Kamoshida is neither clever nor witty and the dialogue just ends up feeling incredibly stilted. The dialogue is composed of the kind of lines that people wish they had said when thinking about a conversation they had minutes ago. No one speaks like this! It’s unnatural and unrealistic. Everything that comes out of Sakuta’s mouth is just an obnoxious one-liner. Kamoshida clearly doesn’t even understand the most basic rules for writing passable dialogue, and the fact that it’s the primary point of praise for this show is astounding.
Although less bothersome than Kamoshida’s sheer incompetence as a writer, the fan service in this show is almost offensive because it’s the kind of fan service that thinks it’s not. I don’t mind fan service or being blatantly pandered to as long as the show is honest about it, but Bunny Girl tries to justify its fan service in the most pathetic ways possible. The worst example of this is in the beginning of the series when Mai dresses as a bunny girl to test whether other people can see her as if that’s the most logical thing she could do. It’s not reasonable, it’s just a pitiful attempt at disguising fan service because Kamoshida thinks he’s above it.
Sakuta is a bit more cynical and edgy than most generic self-insert main characters. Mai is slightly more understanding than most tsunderes. Those are the only things that make the characters in Bunny Girl unique. If you’ve seen a light novel adaptation before, you’ve seen these characters before.
There isn’t much to say about the art, it’s just very average. If Cloverworks didn’t take every available opportunity to assault my eyes with a mob of hideous 3DCG background characters, I would give this category a 5/10.
The writing in Bunny Girl is just godawful and nothing else about this anime is really worth mentioning.
“I’ve seen enough Pornhub videos to know how this series is going to end.” — Krunchyman
This series truly speaks to me as a fellow “puberty syndrome” sufferer, as I use to “baste my ham” five times a day on a regular basis, and let me tell you something folks: rug-burn is an inconvenient truth. But enough about my own troubles, because this anime is troubling enough in its own right.
First of all, allow me to propose a theory that I kicked around in my head since viewing the first episode. The Bunny Girl Senpai, otherwise known as Mai, is simply a figment of
Sakuta’s imagination, brought about by the “puberty syndrome” phenomena that he has superimposed on her to convince himself that she is in fact real. Given that Sakuta has yet to experience a sexual relationship (as far as we know, at least), he envisions a girl in a scandalously lewd outfit in a public library. Despite having a golden opportunity to live out his lustful fantasy, he decides to slow play his hand, by initiating a methodical, emotional approach to getting into Mai’s pants. If you wish to deceive yourself into believing a fantasy girl is “real” — like Sakuta was attempting to do — then she has to seem authentic; otherwise, the imaginative experience will fade away into the ether (just like their first encounter).
If you think about it, the concept seems plausible from a demographic perspective. Many of the consumers watching this show are young, adolescent boys who have yet touch a girl. And what is abundantly clear about male, anime consumers from the various salacious photos posted on their profile’s? They fantasize about provocative senpai’s, whom they will never meet in their lifetime’s. Literally every anime fan has this phase in their lifetime, but, unlike most people, Sakuta had the courage to sprint toward his convictions, and make his fantasy become a reality.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: the Tyler Durden theory.
…….<ahem> Welp! Episode three blew that theory out of the water, back to the drawing board.
Quick recap: the series is banal, the character’s are ill-explored, the character designs look remarkably similar to one another, and the entire concept is so uninteresting, that I concocted a version of it in my head to maintain my level of sanity. The scene where Sakuta started screaming towards the school, professing his affection for Mai was the lone bright spot, because I nearly fell out of my chair from laughter. That being said, the entertainment value for Bunny Girl Senpai is noticeably absent, and I would ardently recommend that you look elsewhere for anime-related amusement.
Contrived, school-aged bullshit; nothing more need be said. “Then why did you write the review in the first place,” random MAL user — because, silly billy, hateful comments recharge my power crystals.
Its a bloody long name of a series but lets keep it short, we'll just call it 'Bunny Girl'.
So far the series has given me me a Bakemonogatari throwback too of their first arc quite similar and I would probably recommend if you liked Bakemono, you'll probably like this as well.
The interactions between the 2 main characters are really enjoyable and probably one of the best interactions among most shows. They are not the generic characters you see in most as they are quite interesting and hopefully shouldn't disappoint.
To say the least, if you like romance and good character interactions like I do, you'll definitely
enjoy and have a fun time watching Bunny Girl.
I consider myself diverse in what i have watched in my anime life. This, is simply amazing.
The cover art and the synopsis do not fully explain what is happening here. I am four episodes in and this Anime has already cracked my top 10, i fully expect it to hit my top 3 if it keeps going at this rate.
The story is great, incredibly intriguing and as far as I am concerned. I have never seen a primes quite like this one. It's some fantasy and romance combined into one but what really makes it so good is the relationship between the two main characters.
two main characters are perfect for the two roles. The faults they do have are covered up by how incredibly clever they both are and the interactions between the two are absolute gold. The support cast is not featured a whole lot but when they are they tend to have important interactions and nothing seems out of place.
The dialogue is absolutely the best part of this anime. All the characters seem to be incredibly clever and none are afraid to say exactly what they are thinking. It is on the level of what you would see in Monogatari without all of the choppiness.
Nothing incredibly special with the art, although it is good and perfect for the show. Nothing really stands out. The only real problem with the visuals is some of the dialogue moves so quickly it’s hard to get a good look at some of the art. The bunny suit is a nice touch though i won’t complain about that :)
The music has fit very well into the show so far. The OP is great.
In a season where three of my favorite anime have gotten new life, Fairy Tail, SAO, and Index, this show has overshadowed all three in my opinion. If you like romance, fantasy and mystery, as well as great characters, you should definitely check this one out. I love this show more and more with every episode. I will say that if they do a dub, I don't think it will do the dialogue justice so, keep that in mind.
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai/Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a light novel adaption. And like many light novel adaptations, it's a rather uninspired attempt to sell more copies of the source. And it's possibly as bad as Cloverworks last badly made project Persona 5 The Animation. The Opening is objectively the worst Opening I've seen this year, consisting people running, poorly edited out of context pictures of the heroines, horribly blended in CGI, lifeless backgrounds. Which is actually a good indicator for what the show actually is.
A self inset ball of snark has monotone banter
with main heroine and becomes popular among teens. Is a quote that can also be used to describe, The Monogatari Series, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Oregairu, Hyouka as well as a few other popular shows. However where those shows had strong writing, visual direction, or well thought out characters to work with, it becomes obvious that Bunny girl is just a weak imitation. Even this could be forgiven if it weren't for the standard animation, lazy background art, terrible CGI and half-assed scene transitions that plague this show. I've heard people saying that they haven't noticed these issues but I'd ask them if they were being too focused on the subs to notice what's actually happening on screen.
This is the worst anime I've seen so far this season. Don't get me wrong this does have strong emotional moments. But you need to ask yourself if a few emotional highs are worth trudging the anime through.
As a finishing note I'll just leave an example of how this anime copies a far better show poorly.
Mai's backstory is a complete parallel of Hitagi from the Monogatari Series. Only difference is Hitagi's made sense.
Both have abusive mothers but while Mai's mother is just a lazy asshole, Hitagi's mother turned abusive because she got roped into a cult. Their breaking points happened when Mai was forced to do a swimsuit scene and Hitagi almost got raped. The interesting bit in monogatari is that Hitagi's mom got into the cult because it "helped cure" Hitagi in a prior incident. This complicates their relationship. Meanwhile Mai's mom is just an asshole.
Both girls instantly fall in love with their saviors. However in Bunny girl this is played lazily as possible Her savior is her romantic interest and the show pretty much forces them into a relationship instantly. Though they have good banter. Similarly Hitagi also has good banter with her Savior. Except Monogatari puts more thought into the actual concept. Instead of Hitagi being stuck into a relationship with the first person who showed her kindness and all problems being solved instantly, she doesn't end up with Kaiki. Instead she actually learns to deal with her problems and moves on.
Bunny girl senpai took Hitagi's entire character arc and just made it bland. And this is just what the show does with everything.
"Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai", which I'll be referring to from here on out as just Bunny Girl, is a light novel romance with a a snarky, perceptive male protagonist and a cold, standoffish (at least at first) lead girl. If this sounds familiar--it should! Early viewers have drawn comparisons to the Monogatari series, and despite being competent all around, with a talented voice cast and above-average production values, this, like many recent light novels, feels like a Bakemonogatari stripped of much of what made Bakemonogatari fundamentally interesting. While I'm not necessarily asking for SHAFT-style visuals, Bunny Girl's art
style, especially its backgrounds, are bland as generally expected from an A-1 offshoot studio--the same residential Tokyo setting seen a million times before without any special touches. The voice acting is generally flat but passable.
Where Bunny Girl is strongest is in the relationship between Sakurajima Mai and Azusagawa Sakuta. I may have been unfair in describing the pair as an ersatz Araragi Koyomi and Senjougahara Hitagi, because despite surface similarities they're not entirely copies of each other, and their dynamic is enjoyable--indeed, by far the best aspect of the show--for its own reasons. Rather than a single laugh-out-loud punchline, the back-and-forth banter was, while still not up to par with better-written series like Monogatari, generally enjoyable, particularly Mai. Still, at the end of the day it feels like a rather conventional tale of a tsundere-ish girl slowly opening up to the "relatable" protagonist who is so helpful and always knows better--who, while more memorable than the average harem MC, is still a bit too much of a bland self-insert specifically targeting the sort of disaffected teenager who think he has it all figured it out, suggesting a target audience of angsty teenage boys (like most light novels). He's reminiscent of other light novel protagonists like Kyon and the aforementioned Araragi, yet lacks the depth or genuine character flaws that make those characters more endearing. As of the fourth episode, Mai is also becoming an increasingly less interesting character and more conventional tsundere (leaning more on "dere"). Also notably irksome is that this anime, like many other pseudo-intellectual light novels, introduces and then butchers the concept of Schrodinger's Cat using the designated exposition girl, something that I plan to treat as a red flag from now on.
The first arc, which I had completed at the time of this review, covers the main character meeting a mysterious girl who walks around in a bunny suit to no visible reaction from bystanders. He discovers through talking to her that she was a former child actress who has since struggled with a mysterious "adolescent illness"--a supernatural element which sticks out like a sore thumb in an otherwise entirely "normal" setting (IMO this would have worked better if the show had a greater supernatural element instead of applying pseudo-scientific explanations to the adolescent syndrome)--that makes the vast majority of people unable to see her, even her mother. This problem is solved in a predictable way that will appeal to the easily-manipulated, but the first arc's conclusion, despite being paced well and having no time for "will they or won't they" drama, was predictable and not in a good way. While I think there are enough positive elements of this anime to make later arcs salvageable, I struggle to find it much better than average in almost any regard. (The titular bunny suit, by the way, only shows up in a single episode and is retired after that, which I admittedly found to be a bit of a disappointment because she looked great in it).
“I don't mind if I only had one person, even if the entire world hated me, I could keep living if that person needed me” - Azusagawa Sakuta.
Before trying it, I was not expecting much by just looking at the name, synopsis and the cover art. I was expecting a typical ecchi rom-com harem with cliches and whole lots of fanservice, but as soon as I finished the first episode I knew I was in for a treat.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is extremely interesting and it's just... good. It's refreshing to see an anime with this potential, good story writing
and character dialogue. The anime has a great balance between romance comedy and the touch of supernatural things. The show has great direction and it’s taking a smooth path while having a great pace. I’m not really a fan of rom-coms due to their predictable outcomes, cliches and how they leave the emotion reveal to the end. Said this, I can say Bunny Girl Senpai differs from most rom-coms I’ve seen.
◼️ Story: 8/10 ◼️
So far, the story is extremely entertaining and immersive. It instantly gets you hooked and you can't stop watching. I guarantee you will eat the first arc (the first 3 episodes) in no time. The story starts by introducing the main character, Sakuta and his younger sister Kaede, which both have suffered from the “Adolescence/Puberty Syndrome”, a syndrome that affects teens and makes them experience supernatural phenomenons caused by the social pressure or the person's instability. These symptoms include getting random cuts from the pain of being bullied online, altering time or people not being able to see you due to the fact that they forgot about you, which is the case of our main girl, Mai. Sakura meets Mai at a library by noticing that she is wearing a bunny suit, but it seems that no one can see her but himself. Sakuta knows that she might be suffering from Puberty Syndrome and decides to help her.
The mystery and supernatural side of the story is added in a superb way and makes it even better to watch. Once the first arc finishes another one just as interesting as the first one begins. I really like the "Puberty Syndrome" thing they have, it's consistent and explained really well; while also adding the touch of enigma and makes every character who suffers from it unique. The way they add scientific thoughts and use it explain the manifestations of this syndrome is just pleasing to watch, and it gives the surreal symptoms the characters are suffering from a logical and scientific explanation. In just the first few episodes you get to know the background of the main characters and get to see how the other's are, you get to like them very fast. Also, despite so many events occur in one episode, it never feels rushed or too fast for the watcher to enjoy. So far, the story is great and it lets you waiting for the next.
◼️ Characters: 9/10 ◼️
The characters is one of the best factors this show has, they're all written in a very unique and interesting way, and it’s by far my favorite thing about this anime; which isn’t a surprise considering the writer of it is the man behind the other good notable shows “The Pet Girl of Sakurasou” and “Just Because!”.
The protagonist, Sakuta, is a straightforward, awkward and honest guy who doesn't give in for the cliches. He’s definitely not the typical dense character you will find in rom-coms. He doesn’t or care about the opinions and if he likes something, he'll say it. Moreover, he's very mature at handling situations, yet being sarcastic and has an impeccable sense of humor. Sakuta will tell the other characters what they need to hear, whether it's good or bad, which is a key factor for the story to keep progressing and prevent annoying rom-com-like misunderstandings we all hate.
Furthermore, the female protagonist, Mai. Mai is a serious girl who was a very famous actress at her time. She is older than Sakuta, which leads to her sometimes trying to tease him, ending up in some hilarious interactions between the both of them due to Sakuta’s pure honesty, which causes Mai to get flustered. The dialogue is delightful and satisfying, especially the one with Mai and Sakura, they banter with each other back and forth. They both connect to each other without saying all the details and they're each other's balance, it's like they both are on the same wave length. The chemistry between all the characters is shown with the top notch writing and dialogue.
The other character we’re introduced in the second arc is Tomoe Koga, a first year who met Sakuta in a pretty hilarious way. She was a country girl with no friends that moved to the city. She’s excessively self conscious and lives for others opinions about her. Koga, does everything she can to get her friend’s approval and cares about simple things that might affect her status such as not being the last one to talk in the groups or being the first one to log off. Her character can become relatable due to current society caring too much about social media and other’s opinions.
We haven't yet seen much of character development for the other characters apart from the main ones and some side ones, but I'm sure they will explain each character's background and personalities further (more than they already have). Each character is unique, interesting and likeable
◼️ Art: 7/10 ◼️
The art is good but not outstanding. I like the way everything is drawn and colored and I don't have any complains towards it. The animation expresses the emotions of the character’s very effectively, and the pauses and movement of them are perfect for each particular scene.
◼️ Sound: 7/10 ◼️
The intro and ending songs of this anime are wonderful. The intro is a great song that gets you pumped and it's very catchy. However, it’s slightly louder than all of the other audio in the episode but it's not a big deal. Now, the ending... The ending song is just perfect, by far the best one this season in my opinion. The ending's vocals vary on which girl the episode was centered in, the first 3 being voiced by Mai's voice actress and the ones after that by the actress of Koga. The ending song is a chill jazz-like tune that gives me these relaxing vibes, I'm in love with it. The music and sounds during the episodes are good too, they improve the scene’s emotions and creates impact when it’s needed to.
◼️ Enjoyment: 10/10 ◼️
As you could probably tell from this review, I absolutely love this anime so far and I've been recommending it to all my friends and people who ask me about it. This anime gives me a reason to be excited for the middle of the week and watching the episodes is amazing. When you watch an episode you get so consumed and engaged to the story that time literally flies, the episodes seem so short and you barely notice when it’s going to end until you’re greeted by the amazing ending song. The episodes are so good that you have to rewatch it at least once, and it leaves you craving for the next one.
◼️ Overall: 9/10 ◼️
This is by far one of my favorite animes this season and I definitely recommend giving it a go. As I previously mentioned, Bunny Girl Senpai diverges from the typical rom-coms. I’m immensely excited to see how the story develops and what other cases of “Puberty Syndrome” we get to see. If you're like me and just jumped right in not expecting much due to the title and the first impressions you got, this anime will surprise you, in a very good way.
I'll keep updating this review as the series progresses.
Have you ever gone to school? for some people, they must have gone to school. The term sister and sister have often been heard in our ears.
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai tells Azusagawa Sakuta about a second year high school student whose life changed when he met his older brother Sakurajima Mai in the library
the series adapted from Light Novel written by Kamoshida Hajime is a Romantic theme which is flavored by the supernatural.
CloverWorks studios have their own characteristics in the field of drawing techniques, selection of colors that are appropriate and good character designs add to this romantic
story to be popular this season.
A good anime series is also supported by good voice actors and a good opening and ending theme, CloverWorks brings Seto Asami as the voice of heroine namely Sakurajima Mai and as a duet Ishikawa Saito becomes the actor of Azusagawa Sakuta. Kim no Sei is sung by "the peggis" had a good theme and increased the enthusiasm of the audience, and for the Fukashigi no Carte ending theme sung by "Asami Seto" became an interesting closing.
this series has two main characters namely Sakurajima Mai and Azusagawa Sakuta but in the Light Novel series has three main characters in the series Sakurajima Mai is a senior who has a strange curse that he can disappear in front of people, while Azusagawa Sakuta is a class student two high schools that had once made the theme of sleeping in the hospital began to change when meeting Sakurajima Mai.
this season maybe this series is awaited by some people because this unique story makes the audience more excited.
The amount of high scoring reviews for this anime blew my mind, so much so that it drove me to writing my first review on this site. While yes, only 3 episodes have aired at the time of me writing this review, my main problems with this show will surely not change since the show would look entirely different if that were to happen. Before I start, warning there might be some slight spoilers for the first 3 episodes.
A lot of people are comparing this anime to Bakemonogatari or the Monogatari series in general and while I can sort of see the comparisons with the
2 main characters and the fact that there's a lot of talking, what makes Monogatari great is severely lacking in this show.
The only solid aspect of this show. Our MC and his close friends are the only ones who can see or remember who Bunny Girl and MC and Bunny Girl fall in love yada yada. It's fine as a story but there are some plotholes/questionable events which can possibly be cleared up in future episodes.
Art & Sound: 3/10
This is where 'Bunny Girl' starts getting very lackluster. If you want to make a story that is heavily based on dialogue, then you better have some amazing art and sound or I might as well have just read the damn source material. Everything from the setting to the animation to the character design is so boring and uninspired it's just uninteresting to look at. The sound does not help either as it being just boring light piano music is just as boring and uninspired as the art. Please take the time to just go and listen to any great soundtrack(Monogatari Series, Cowboy Bebop etc.) and then listen to the Bunny Girl OST and see how boring and bad it is in comparison.
We have all seen the characters in this anime before. Our MC is just a normal anime dude who has brown hair instead of black hair, which is fairly common but nothing out of the ordinary. Our 'Bunny Girl' is just your standard anime black hair girl except she has a bunny hair clip. The other characters so far are nearly irrelevant. Our MC's friends are basically just there to confirm Bunny Girl actually exists and he's not crazy. Scientist lady is also there to conveniently explain some things..
"Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" is, in short, wasted potential. If this show was done without a small budget and time constraints it could genuinely be a great anime, but right now what we have is a rushed show with nearly nothing redeemable outside of the story filled with question marks and plotholes. This is anime is the epitome of mediocrity and probably as close to a standard anime you can get. Go watch something genuinely amazing instead, it's a better use of your time.
This is my first and probably last review on MAL. I think there are a couple of things to say about this anime which are not said yet. I don't want to go to much into detail so it would be better you have watched the anime before reading this.
This anime is a fanservice trash anime that pretends to be not trashy nor fanservice and attracts all people who love trash and let them believe they have found a superior good and deep anime which is at the bottom of it's heart as stupid as SAO or any other harem ecchi anime out there.
don't want to offend anyone. I also enjoy those kind of anime like yamada kun for example. But this anime is on the one hand stupid as hell and on the other hand every single charakter and problem is a 1 by 1 copy of bakemonogatari.
Main charakter: He is absolutely one dimensional. He has no emotions and acts indifferent to everything what happens arround him but at times he make some couple of unfunny sarcastic jokes and tries to solve the problem of the girls from his harem (which gets bigger by almost every episode).
Sakurajima mai: Maybe the waifu of the year. The relationship between her and the mc is fanservice at it's finest. You have a celebrity good looking and cute girl who is attracted by the lowkey lowlife loser mc, which maybe represents the average consumer of that kind of anime. This is maybe why this anime gets such high ratings. Because this kind of relationship satisfies the needy needs of the male consumers.
(Apart from mai you have all over the anime those ecchi moments like panty, boobies and so on)
Futaba: Honestly this anime is not that bad but also not that good but this character wants me to smash my head with lightspeed against the pyramids of gizeh.
Everytime our beloved main character is confronted with the puberty syndrome he has no idea what's going on because he is stupid. This often take a couple of time until he realizes it and than goes to futuba who is supposed to be the smartest person in that anime. And wow every conversation between them which is about the puberty syndrom gives cancer to my ears. He tells her that person xy has problem z. She responds with some pseudo sientific and deep answers which contains some phenomens of the physics. Those responses are totally random and make absolutely no sense. This is how a conversation between her and me could be:
Me: Futuba-chan my stomach doesn't feels so good
Her: Have you been to the toilet today
Me: Eeeeh no?
Her: Well i think this is because schrödingers cat.-blabla explains it- and so is your stomach. The answer to the question what's going on with your stomach is that you have constipation and diarrhea at the same time.
Really those conversations are so boring and stupid. If you are not familiar with quantummechanics or physics at all this might sound very deep and intellectual to you but trust me. It's just shit.
And the last point is really everything of this anime is equivalent to bakemonogatari but only like 10 dimensions worse and boring.
Sakuta = araragi (both lowkey and lowlife persons)
Mai = hitagi (one is a soft tsundere the other tsundere and yandere in one person)
Futaba = meme oshino (mc come always to them because they have no idea about their mysterys)
Nodoka = nadeko
And the rest of the characters are almost the same
At last i want to say is something good. If it comes about teenagers and their problems in that school age this anime has it's strength. Most of them feel very realistic and autehntic. If the mc wouldnt be that one dimensional the relationship to mai would feel a bit refreshing because their contact feels alive and not that exxegerated. But the anime deals it very bad or with other words it packs it in a very shitty way.
All in all this anime is a bit disappointing to me. It had much more potential if the writer would have been courrageous and made something independently and not that trashy fanservice copy of an anime.
Spoiler Free Review:
Oh boy! What can I tell you about this anime... Well lets see... ITS AMAZING!
I decided to go ahead and watch the anime without researching it or reading about it at all. At first I was skeptical when I saw that the cover was a bunny girl and that even the very title of the anime has "Bunny Girl" in it, but BOY I WAS WRONG!
As I was watching the first episode I got nothing but Kimi no Na wa vibes from it for some reason, even though the story has nothing to do with it as it is something that I
have never seen before in any anime. The Art style is outstanding! (So many cute anime grills! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ) The Soundtrack, boy it definitly has one of my favorite anime OPs this season! And the characters!... man dont get me started on them... the main characters are by far my favorite! The humor and the jokes the characters make are on point! (Something that other anime studios should learn from)
Overall giving it a solid 9/10. If you liked Kimi no Na wa or other Romance animes you are definitly going to love this one, so go ahead and give it a go! <3
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Bunny Girl) main elements seem to be romantic comedy mixed with the supernatural. The story is set where a good majority of anime is...... a Japanese high school. (because of course, it is) We open this story with the main lead, Sakuta Azusagawa waking up and coming by what to him is a confusing entry into his diary. From this point, I can only assume we are taken back to the beginning of those events. While he is reading a book in the library, he spots a girl in a bunny suit walking around wholly unnoticed by
everyone else around her; something that would be considered unusual due to the showy nature of the outfit. It's here we are introduced to the show's supernatural aspect.
Apparently, in this world, there is a disease called adolescent syndrome. I'm not entirely sure if this is the same thing known as Chuunibyou where Japanese middle school students go on delusional, often eccentric flips of character that would be considered odd for normal society. In any case, this time it is causing actual physical effects such as cuts appearing randomly on the afflicted, or people not be able to sense a person's presence. I am quite curious to see where they go with this. The show has done an excellent job creating intrigue with regards to this.
I like the main leads overall so far as well. I enjoy that the main lead Sakuta is quite frank about his sexual attraction to the other lead Mai Sakurajima, but at the same time wants to help her as he empathizes with her plight as he has gone through the same thing. The banter between the two is entertaining and cute often there were times I found myself chuckling at the barbs the two traded amongst each other.
Mia seems like a sweet girl, and I have enjoyed her so far as well. Her backstory was that she was a child star and then a rising idol until she had a fall out with her manager (her mother) over a photo shoot. Again I find myself curious to see where this goes as its a rare day when we don't have to drag through 24 episodes of “will they won't they” bull that usually accompanies romance shows.
It reminds me a bit of the Monogatari series as far as some of the structural elements go.
It's a nice breath of fresh air especially from what I was expecting with "bunny girl" in the title, we’ll see how it goes in the following weeks, but my initial impressions are positive, and I would recommend giving Bunny Girl a try.
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai in Yume wo Minai, is one of the most commented anime of this season. And that does not surprise me, after all, it's an anime that attracts a lot of attention.
The story of the Bunny, really does not have anything magnificent as some are saying. BUT, it is undeniably intriguing. The first episode is enough to catch anyone. The mystery that the anime introduces in the air in the first 10 minutes is really something that makes you watch the next episodes.
The art of the bunny is flawless. It is not as chic as the art
of other anime of the day. The art does very well what it proposes, as much in the design of the characters, as in the scenarios.
The sound of Bunny Girl is not something that attracts much attention. With the exception of OP and ED, one does not perceive the same emotion in the soundtrack. I do not say that the soundtrack is bad, on the contrary, the soundtrack is really good, BUT the direction fails to choose the appropriate moments of each one.
Without doubt the best point of the Bunny. The characters are realistic, well-developed, engaging and consistent. The dialogues are incredible because the characters have minimal notion of how to speak as a human being. With this, the characters become full of life.
Bunny Girl is the classic anime, where you expect it to be something generic, and this completely surprises you. It manages to be good to both the audience who wants to have fun, both for the audience they want to analyze and to try to get messages from it.
This is an anime that has great potential to be the best of the season and perhaps the year. It can be a subjective and objective anime at the same time, it has complex explanations of physics for the events and, even then, you can understand with a more lay explanation. So I'll give my vote of confidence to Bunny Girl, and I really believe it will be the best anime this season.
Bare in mind this review is my personal opinion and is based on the first 3 episodes of the anime and thus there's lots of potential for this opinion to change.
I stumbled across this series with its standard long light novel title with a bunny girl plastered as the main image and thought I was in for a generic fanservice/moe style show with generic cardboard cut out MC getting his lucky pervert moments etcetera. I was pleasantly surprised that this isn't the case, and that it's quite the opposite with the story being more character based and quite well thought out.
Avoiding just giving a synopsis
the story stands out to me as a concept in general. Stumbling across an upperclassman in a bunny girl outfit in a library because she's disappearing from existence and wants to know when people can see her is one of the more bizarre brainchilds I've come across and I think thus far it's been quite fascinating, with certain scenes leaving me almost feeling shock and other emotions along with the characters. There's a strong psychological element, seeing how the different scenarios effect the characters and how they overcome each task, presented in a unique way to keep the story engaging.
I believe the art for the series although not standout is of a very good quality, there's no 'spot the MC' syndrome and there's enough variance in the appearance of all characters (not just the main focused characters) whereby its obvious some effort has been put into it.
The quality and usage of the BGM in the show thus far I feel contributes dramatically to the whole feel and atmosphere (pardon the pun) of the show, and the lack thereof also, with ambient noise such as people speaking amongst themselves or air conditioning helping to set the scene and help viewers ground themselves in the story.
Characters- *incredibly minor menial spoilers here*
The characters in the show are what stands out, the way our main character is introduced to us for example, as a guy who keeps his head down and believes 'fighting the atmosphere is pointless' after a negative event in his life, to then have him build as a character over the course of the next two episodes through different experiences and contradict said message and fight the aforementioned atmosphere for the sake of another. The portrayal of a side character in the girlfriend of one of his friends telling him to stay away to save her and his friend's reputation, presenting a realistic look on ostracisation in school environments. The relationship between Sakuta and Mai is a big highlight, the way they bounce off of one another with his perverted yet sarcastic sense of humour and her attempts at acting grownup and act as if it isn't an issue.
So far I am thoroughly enjoying the show, and it's been the highlight of the season thus far personally, having me waiting with baited breath for each episode.
To summarise this show surprised me, I believe the psychological element of the show is fascinating and the characters are very well built, would definitely recommend.
I am being nothing short of truthful when I say that Bunny Girl Senpai is the best anime of the fall 2018 season for me; and by that I mean the best by a very long way.
I saw this anime on the list of upcoming anime around the first couple of days it was put on MAL back around the beginning of September. There was almost no information on it whatsoever. However simply by looking at the cover art for the series and the title I thought to myself that it would be the kind of anime for me to watch occasionally as a guilty
pleasure. I mean the premise is a good looking girl in a bunny outfit, it only makes sense, right? But never have I so misjudged an anime before. I completely forgot that I added it to my to watch list until it suddenly popped up as a notification the day it started airing. Of course I was curious so I checked it out as intended. I also held back writing a review at first until now, when around half the episodes of the series are out. This was just to make sure I believed the series would stay consistently good. So with all that said:
I love the series. Now as aforementioned I was curious about this anime. Over the recent few years romance has slowly crept up and become one of, if not my favourite genre of anime. So naturally seeing this as a tag for a show that looked the way it did was intriguing to me. However after watching the series you can see that the tag is very much appropriate as it is very much a romance based anime, and a good one at that. One of the biggest complaints by people in regards to many romance anime especially is the idea of an extremely dense protagonist. There are many romance anime where the protagonist is extremely dense towards the love advances of the females within the anime. I was therefore really worried about this going into the anime, given my first impressions before starting. However again, I've never been so wrong. Sakuta is one of my favourite MC's in recent times. Sakuta knows what he wants, and he goes for it. He's extremely sarcastic and I love that. As I said, Sakuta pushes for the romance he wants and he's willing to fight for it. He's a nice and caring guy, whilst giving off a sarcastic and nonchalant impression. Therefore he's an actual relatable protagonist for me. I love that, because I often dislike and can't relate to the main character.
In addition to this, the other main character, Mai Sakurajima, is to the same effect. She is also equally sarcastic and nonchalant about things. This is great as it means that the conversations which often happen between the two main characters are both comedic and enjoyable. The chemistry which they both have due to this being the case is what makes their budding romance so enjoyable to witness and to see grow over time. While Mai simply starts off as an extremely attractive girl in the perverted view of Sakuta, she slowly becomes so much more to him over time until he is willing to fight in many ways for her and what they have between them.
There is also a twist to the anime which entices me even more. Due to how I originally assumed the anime was going to be, I assumed that the idea of 'Puberty/Adolescence Syndrome' was simply going to be shoved into the plot to give an excuse to do things such as put Mai in the bunny costume. Therefore assuming it was going to be used for fan-service like that I thought nothing of it. However it actually is a very important and interesting dynamic to the series. To me, romance anime needs an important, unique dynamic like this. There is a lot of romance anime out there, and so something is needed to make a series with this tag stand out. Adolescence Syndrome is what that is for me in this case. It forms and drives the story, as well as putting the characters through situations which really builds and makes them understand their relationships with those around them. This mixed with it also having reference to ideas presented within quantum mechanics such as quantum entanglement and Laplace's Demon really settle it for me.
I think overall this turned out to be one of the biggest shocks I've gotten from an anime in terms of how I perceived it was going to be versus how it turned out; and I mean that in the most positive sense possible. It's a story of romance and the forming and strengthening of relationships whilst going through the struggles of puberty. For CloverWorks to have taken a concept this open and simple and have it be expanded upon and made great to this extent is truly what I love about this show.
Fall 2018 has been a phenomenal season for anime, and many great and enjoyable series have aired. However for me none could beat out Bunny Girl Senpai. Many people are now discovering this too and I'm simply glad to see it getting all the love and attention I believe it deserves. Oh, and both the opening and ending are both extremely good. Just an added bonus overall.
If you love romance anime with an element of mystery and a cast of enjoyable, sarcastic characters, then this is most definitely the anime I would recommend to you.