Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

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Synonyms: AoButa
Japanese: 青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない
English: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
German: Rascal Dpes Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai
Spanish: Rascal does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai)
French: Rascal does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai)
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:20 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.251 (scored by 10066061,006,606 users)
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Ranked: #2912
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Popularity: #52
Members: 1,583,871
Favorites: 43,987

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Bunny Girl is basically a less verbose version of Bakemonogatari, complete with the anthology setup of the main guy, who comes off as a sarcastic prick but is secretly super nice, helps the waifu of the week come to terms with her social anxieties and hangups that supernaturally manifest in very literal ways. The snappy dialogue and instant chemistry between the leads makes both shows a very fun watch, but Bunny Girl is much more accessible. 
report Recommended by Keirik
-witty, clever dialogue and banter -high school setting -character driven drama with some romance -a slice-of-life feel -Male/Female leads share similarities (Hachiman/Yukino and Sakuta/Mai) 
report Recommended by BStrifeSword114
similar concept about various phenomena linked to puberty syndrome, with great character development and romance. Both are recommended romcom anime. 
report Recommended by Juarez
-witty, clever dialogue and banter -high school setting -character driven drama with some romance -a slice-of-life feel -supernatural elements 
report Recommended by BStrifeSword114
Having a supernatural ability may not be as advantageous as one might think and can lead to severe issues in the person's life. The series feature supernatural phenomenons taking place around teenagers. Both main characters end up helping others affected by these abnormalities but may eventually need help with their own situation as well. 
report Recommended by Sande
About a guy who goes around helping other people with their supernatural problems. Not as drama heavy as clannad but it gives off the same vibe.  
report Recommended by Kittanne
The LNs were written by the same author, who handles characterisation and internal conflict really well. The characters deal with emotional problems in a surprisingly realistic fashion, and neither show uses dramatic and flamboyant anime tropes much. 
report Recommended by Pr0lixity
The Themes, Plot, And World Line Is Similar As A Male Character Is The One Who Solves The Problems (Which Are Somewhat Supernatural Phenomenon) Faced By The Female Characters And Most Of Them Later Fall For Him.  
report Recommended by ZyGarde2_2
- Abnormal experiences with supernatural powers/effects - Investiguate and find solutions to solve the problems caused by the powers - Characters with "mechanical" personalities and dialogues - Romance between the two MC 
report Recommended by Titadou
It is an attractive series, it manages to conquer you in the first chapter with all the supernatural things that happen, it manages a lot of your curiosity and pretends to feed very well basic concepts such as the world that surrounds us, which is reality, and as it really is interpreted and everything from very simple quantum concepts, applied to electrons... we can see the world, but those that we do not see in it, it is not visible to our eyes... without a doubt, Chitanda would be increasing her curiously curious xD, about all the strange things that happen in Seishun Buta Yarou,  read more 
report Recommended by Ironwarrer
They are both about the hidden nature of their personalities and going forward in the story how they understand the other person and their own feelings. 
report Recommended by Astroray
Both show show us highschool romance with main characters who have the same exact personnalities 
report Recommended by yowtfman
With youth comes new struggles, taking on the form of many different kinds. Bunny Girl Senpai and WEP both understand such distress well. With WEP, being on how girls deal with the passing of another connected to them in some way. Bunny Girl Senpai focuses more on the solo issues that girls deal with due to supernatural puberty effects. It should also be noted that both are more based on characters than an actual story, creating for some interesting individuals who one may find relatable or believable, depending on how you look at it. Both are good anime with WEP being a dark, slightly cryptic, psychological anime  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
-Both Deal with some sort of syndrome some experience in adolescence -Both Mc Girls are ''odd'' -Both Focus on Romance/Comedy  
report Recommended by L1quid666
SIMILARITIES: -MCs are doing "quests" in order to achieve something from various girls. -These various girls are lovable. -MCs have a similar characteristic: too straightforward to the point of no delicacy -both animes have drama, comedy and high school elements I'm wondering why hasn't anyone pointed this out. 
report Recommended by BillyTheGoat
Both shows are very well-done romances with great chemistry between their characters, set in high school settings. Toradora! is a more comedic take grounded entirely in the real world, while Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is more dramatic and has a paranormal edge to it. 
report Recommended by TevishSzat
Both MC's have similar situation, they are the only one that can see girl. In AnoHana girl is dead and in Bunny girl is forgotten by society. Both series are emotional rollercoasters and they guarantee that you will ship some couples and kept fingers crossed for "good things to happen". 
report Recommended by junmisugi
The first 3 episodes of Bunny Girl Senpai is simply an upgrade to your name; both series are about supernatural phenomenons as well as losing memory and forgetting about someone you love. 
report Recommended by Fallen_Leaves
Both series are about life problems and how to solve them without evading them by keep going no matter how hard they are. Both series use romantic themes and supernatural or imposible in real life situations or artifacts to bring atention to every problem the characters face in a simplistic way. 
report Recommended by moskato
Youth. A time for excusable dumb actions. A time when one is not able to fully comprehend their actions and the consequential future. Bunny Girl Senpai and Higehiro follow the youth, in their haphazardly thought-out actions and the help they can receive in such cases. Higehiro follows high schooler Sayu in her time as a runaway, spending her time with a much older Yoshida in fixing her mistakes. You can see the same logic in Bunny Girl Senpai in that the cast of characters are high schoolers with issues trying to make do with the supernatural phenomena that occur in their lifetimes, getting help from a  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Maybe not similar in plot, but definately similar in many other ways -beautiful charecters -beautiful animations -beautiful story and plot -wonderful plot changes just another great love anime, I recommend it whole heartedly  
report Recommended by maisanwaifugoals
Both with good character development and drama Both with romance In both the main character tries to help all characters Both have some comedy scenes, but angel beats is a little more focused in drama 
report Recommended by Boli_UwU
Both MCs have dealt with trauma, and they both help girls with their own traumatic experiences. Its like a darker version more hardcore one of Bunny Girl Senpai.  
report Recommended by BastardNas
These anime's both have a similar story. The two characters that connect with one another is Tada Banri and Sakurajima Mai. If you are looking for an anime that has a similar story I would go with Golden Time 
report Recommended by icekoolkr
The TV season followed by the movie tells a story of teenagers / young adults solving personal issues which develop into supernatural phenomena. The adventure taken along solving these problems has a similar feeling to Okabe's journey through realities, facing the personal struggles of his lab members. These two shows are in a unique subgenre of their own. 
report Recommended by Grantonator
Strong female lead character 
report Recommended by MBH212
The banter between the male/female leads is clever, witty, and realistic. If you liked this series for it's romance, drama, and slice of life elements, then you'll like this one as well. These are two of the best romances out there. Read the Light Novels if you enjoy them! 
report Recommended by BStrifeSword114
At the very least, the first arc is almost identically constructed. But I expect more similarities. 
report Recommended by Lanz
I don't know why but I got the same feeling watching both shows. The scenarios, the artwork, the animation, the character.. 
report Recommended by Paulo_Goncalves
Compared to In/Spectre, has a bit less dialogue-based interactions. In bunny girl, it is a bit more with scientific concepts, whereas this is more on hypothetical instancess, deductions, and inferences. There is some good Rom-com with both shows too.  
report Recommended by RezokYTB
Both of these shows are of romance genre with a hint of humour. Though I admit that "Kaguya-sama..." is more of a romantic comedy, but it as well has moments when drama kicks in. Generally speaking, if you're a fan of romance with a hint of comedy and drama, these shows are perfect for you. 
report Recommended by JusticeInSwords
Both involve a protagonist who is a loner by choice and rejects standard rules of highschool and societal conducts and expectations and they criticize those who blindly follow them. There also lies an underlying love story between the main character in both shows who are both equally fun to watch. Witty dialogue and some harsh social commentary is the name of the game.  
report Recommended by Orkoisfast155
Main Protagonist is Male fixing issues of Girls who seem to have a crush on them Issues from girls change the world slightly in a supernatural way Both are Light Novel Adaptations Have the same genres apart from Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko is also tagged as a Harem  
report Recommended by 7kaneki7
They're both romantic dramas with lots of pretty girls :) I'd call Rent-a-Girlfriend a great anime to start the next decade of anime off with, as its style and visuals are a breath of fresh air for long-time anime watchers. 
report Recommended by lesbiankyoko
First, sorry for my bad english xd Now,i think this anime is very emotional and has qualities that make people question life. The sequel to this anime really made me emotional even though I am not an emotional person and really made me cry. Do not forget to take toilet paper with you before watching: D 
report Recommended by Rilroalpt
Loners offering help. The Quintessential Quintuplets and Bunny Girl Senpai feature loner MCs Fuutarou and Sakuta respectively, in which, they offer support to the different heroines they are situated with. Bunny Girl Senpai uses outcast Sakuta and gives him different social problems of heroines in the form of the supernatural to try and solve. Quintessential Quintuplets is less drastic in that Fuutarou only needs to play the tutor for the Nakano sisters in hopes that they pass until graduation. Both anime are good rom-coms in a school setting with Bunny Girl Senpai being supernatural and dramatic, whilst Quintessential Quintuplets offers harem. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Similar character interactions (in relation to the 1st arc of BGS), involving the aloof male lead and the expressive female one. Both cases contain a lot of sharp dialogue  
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Multiple girls have their own problems with whom the protagonist helps out in a ''magical'' way  
report Recommended by Interneturk
Both have really touching story and make you emotional one way or the other. 
report Recommended by Reazul07
Another school based comedy series with great interaction between characters. The characters are likeable and memorable with great dialogue. 
report Recommended by PixieBubbles
Both anime are very similar on way of main characters dealing with their own problems and with problems from group of people sometimes the closest one to them. Both are also about young high school students that are experiencing first love, difficulities in friendship and a bit of family drama. 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Male MC coincidentally meets a variety of attractive girls and solves their problems for them, to the point that it is lampshaded in-universe. Yeah, they're both typical light novel stuff, and they're similar enough in theme to bring the other to mind for me. Bunny Girl Senpai features supernatural oddities, Certain Magical Index has superpowered battles. 
report Recommended by Rattbag
Bunny Girl-Senpai Thriller of what will happen after the difficulties with the characters that appear in the anime, and you want to help them and hug them. I have the same feeling while watching Full Moon Wo Sagashite, because all you want is to be with Mitsuki, and say that everything will be ok. Also, both animes bring some humor and romance and a lot of drama. Full Moon was one of my favorite works by Arina Tanemura, simply brilliant as she is. I think if you like this masterpiece called Full Moon Wo Sagashite, you will also like Bunny Girl-Senpai. Give it a chance.  read more 
report Recommended by Koalii
Just the literal same but the protagonist is not as smart as sakuta and has a more genius friend, and this anime heroines are same with bunny girl senpai like mai san and here there is kachi with a more humouristic sense and more lovable and this is like the previous version of bunny girl senpai, and as a SOL watcher I recommend this anime to all SOL and romantic watchers. 
report Recommended by _stranger
We got a harem with 'deep' themes and lots of common character types like tsundere, kuudere, and anything else you could ask for! The only difference is that Bunny Girl Senpai pleases the 'big brain' audience while Electromagnetic Girlfriend is for the 'mature' audience. 
report Recommended by Space_Boyfriend
Two main characters in these series are "invisible" to people- but for very different reasons.  
report Recommended by veravv
Both of these shows handle themes of puberty and overcoming the struggles of entering adulthood in very mature and unique ways.  
report Recommended by JoeKr10
Lots of similarities between both animes, both of them are a must watch if you like romantic animes 
report Recommended by RealVaxei
Both Female MC have similar problems of forgetting people and getting forgotten by people. Male MC has a crush on the girl and does their Best to help her. 
report Recommended by Archfiend836
These two anime shows are completely unrelatable in terms of the build up through their own genres but commonly fall under Supernatural. These two anime shows signifies the importance of the psychology in one's state of mind by using supernatural events as means to define the importance. These supernatural events can be pertained to the "Adolescence Syndrome" in the long-named anime and the "Letters From The Departed" in the short-named one. They're entirely different because the syndrome creates a phenomenon and the letters are the last words the dead wish to say towards their chosen receiver. 
report Recommended by iamdrop
If you enjoy the romance parts of Darling in the Franxx or the relationship between Hiro and Zero Two, then you would like Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl senpai.  
report Recommended by TENAXIS
Both shows are quite misunderstood with its main trope being slice of life, while they both have darker elements like supernatural and fantasy. Bunny girl senpai is more romance than kyoukai no Kanata, but both have smooth animation and similar male mcs. The supernatural trope is wuite differently presented, but both are quite misunderstood. I highly recommend both.  
report Recommended by Hitomi2107
- Both are really emotional - Both have good side characters - Both have excellent animation 
report Recommended by Bor1s
Don't seem related at first, but enjoyed them for similar reasons. Both have a similar style of quick, cynical humour and clever writing, with Bunny girl senpai providing a more coherent story with a bigger emotional pay off. A good gateway anime before more dialouge heavy shows like March comes in like a lion and the Monogatari series. 
report Recommended by RugbyBrazzers
Both male main characters have a sister who is struggling with going outside. 
report Recommended by Pilea
both: deal with teen's problems and/or supernatural phenomena, but Musaigen has a more unique setting have science references here and there, although in Seishun it's more pretentious and makes less sense somehow have the same feeling, idk The world-building and overall writing are better (more consistent) in Musaigen IMO. 
report Recommended by free_to_choose
They're both great! Both are slice of life animes and the main character is a harem boi. Very honest and alone but they can be likeable if you just think of it as anime logic. Both are almost literally the same thing but just with some problems here and there. Also the main "heroine" is a black haired blond girl so yea. Overall its very great so ye 
report Recommended by hellnooo9329
These two really gave me the same vibes...I think if you like one you will def like the other. They fill the same kind of void. Similarities: - Rather plain seeming MC who can be relatable due to his initial lack of personality - MC can also be slightly pervy - Both develop a harem of sorts, having various girls like him - incest vibes :/ All in all, both are essentially an MC navigating his love life, trying to help others along the way. Sometimes putting themselves before others. I will say both also leave you with a similar feeling in the end as well. Bunny girl Senpai  read more 
report Recommended by Unbroken_Persona
- Both Mcs have had depressing childhoods and try to atone for what they intentionally or unintentionally did to others. - Both shows have a side and main cast that all have their own issues and insecurities - Both Mcs are altruistic as they try to help others while ignoring their own issues that they deal with - While the animation for both isn't extraordinary, they both have unique styles that fit their respective shows. 
report Recommended by kicksfalconia
I find that the two anime are similar, and if you look closely, you will find that in both anime there are high school students who suffer from problems and face strange phenomena, and the hero seeks to save whoever cares about him 
report Recommended by SH_928_RN
Similarities: High school setting Supernatural powers Both changed the MCs life and brought him to an entirely new path Takes place around teenagers 
report Recommended by Yuukinaa
Both have ordinary helping male and popular but "somehow need help" type female. Imagine watching Bunny Girl Senpai focusing on one charachter and telling the story in a Horimiya way without too much drama. 
report Recommended by mesocyon
This may seem like a stretch, but both series have a lazy, low-voiced, but very funny main character. This main character ends up driving the majority of the humor in both series. Plus, there are some perverted jokes in both series ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). 
report Recommended by donut_jelly
Those series have many similarities, both are about: - high school students - romance and friendship - unpredictable relationship between main characters Also you can found here similar type of humour and slice of life elements. 
report Recommended by junmisugi
If you like Sakuta then maybe you'll probably like Kyon too. They might not be similar as Sakuta is really inlove with Mai and is witty, while Kyon is expressive and short tempered. But the story do have similarities as both the series revolves around the supernatural happenings around them. 
report Recommended by Fatality13
Both shows revolve around the main character/s dealing with supernatural phenomena caused by teenagers due to their emotional state in a high school environment.  
report Recommended by Ded5
The male MCs in both anime are calm and methodical in their mannerism. They solve mysteries and appear to always be able to think ahead of any situation. If you enjoy anime where the MCs use strategy and persuasion to solve mysterious happenings, then you will likely like both of these anime. 
report Recommended by Bnoir
Only MC and few other characters can see the girl Both based on school settings Main girl as senior (for Tasogare Otome x Amnesia it's kind of a grey area she is a ghost) main characters grows closer fast main girl characters behaviour have so many similarities Main mean of communication to the outside world through MC 
report Recommended by Arugustor
some invisible / unknown deity goes around cursing random teenagers and the main character works on lifting the curse main difference between both is that bunny girl senpai has multiple important characters cursed, while noukome only has the main character (whose actions however affect the other characters) cursed 
report Recommended by Sayaznk
- Both mcs are known as delinquents or known as delinquents. - Both animes is mainly character driven. 
report Recommended by caprisan
Is 'wholesome harem' a genre? Anyways, where 'Bunny Girl Senpai' teases titillation, 'Fruits Baskets instead teases romance, but both are actually much more about the main character helping people dealing with their problems than they are about those particular elements. The key difference that makes them a nice complement to each other is the way that the protagonists are characterized; Rascal is an aloof and seemingly apathetic guy who springs into action the moment someone he cares about needs help, and in contrast, Tohru affects change in others through her endless energy and positivity. The problems in Fruits Baskets tend to be more literal and  read more 
report Recommended by Trevsky
Probably has been said but both deal with Supernatural. With a touch of enjoyable Slice of life and characters with depth, motivation, and complexities to them, both have enjoyable qualities if you are into this type of storytelling or genre. 
report Recommended by Alufei
The two girls disappear and only the protagonist can remember something and this tries to fix the problem 
report Recommended by mariopo1
MC saves cute girls from a certain supernatural event and they build their relations with each other. Bunny Girl focuses more on the romance aspect while Little Busters on the friendship aspect. MC is snarky in the first one while the MC on the second is plain nice. The plot in Bunny Girl is better but the ''feels'' are there for both anime. 
report Recommended by Walter_White18
concept is same as in most romance save the most precious person in ur life against supernatural phenomenon 
report Recommended by hunterking
- both are have a girl that no one can see her axcept the boy who the only one can see her - both have the same settings that takes place in school - both are supernatural anime the main difference is this anime is more like a romance anime than another is more like an horror anime 
report Recommended by Sumacool
Romcom but less serious and much more light hearted! 
report Recommended by fujiwaratofuten
The unlikely helper. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time both follow the unlikely ones to help who end up being the most helpful. Bunny Girl Senpai has loner Sakuta help out the different heroines with their problems, TokiKake has energetic idiot type character Makoto, use her time travelling powers for her own convenience, only to make better use of these powers as she realises that she isn't doing the best with her powers. Both are good romance anime with Bunny Girl Senpai adding supernatural attributes, TokiKake adding sci-fi ones instead. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
I can't recommend both of these series enough. Our main characters go around solving the various anomalies in their towns. Koyomi, Sakuta, and Kaiki are all inspiring human beings. And no joke, the tropes of Bunny Girl Senpai as the quantum mechanics and Monogatari as the philosophy courses of anime are deadly accurate. Your world view will be shifted by these shows, and for anyone looking to stimulate their brain, both are fantastic watches.  
report Recommended by UnliExp
This may seem like a stretch of a recommendation, but both anime use a character on a neutral base to go forth and help others in explaining the good in human life. DP uses the black-haired lady to gives her views on what Decim is doing in regards to his judgement skills. Bunny Girl Senpai's Sakuta is made to help out multiple different heroines in their troubles with high school. Both are good anime, though DP is significantly more depressing than Bunny Girl Senpai. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Some outcasted dudes. That one incredible girl. And a lot more girls on the side. Bottom-Tier and Bunny Girl Senpai are two stories based on the same theme of an unconventional person associating themselves with the lives of many others, namely, high school girls. Bottom-Tier does this with Tomozaki being an aspiring sociable person to build relationships with those around him. Bunny Girl Senpai does this with Sakuta in the same fashion, though he is helping girls with their supernatural teenage issues. Both are good anime with both being rom-coms of some kind, Bunny Girl Senpai is more relaxed than Bottom-Tier's somewhat upbeat and casual atmosphere.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
The connection between Bunny Girl Senpai and Josee Tiger Fish is really just the dude who is there helping out the many girls who have problems so much that they are in need of the average guy to do it for them. But aside from that seeming unoriginality, the two are built on the sense of feels and lifelong connections that grow from improbable first meetings. The two are pretty good anime if you are in need of some drama that has one of two parts of it that create an "out of this world" atmosphere.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both have nonsense science derived from real theories. Really Good Character Writing And Dialogues. Even tho we do not have Mai Sakurajima In YUNO, the protagonist is very much like Sakuta. A Rascal. Bunny Girl's Better But Give YUNO a shot as well. 
report Recommended by BerriesSan
Both shows focus heavily on drama and romance with occasional comedic moments.  
report Recommended by WeebForPrez
If I should say it simple: Both series have the same taste. Both stories are soft school slice of life that go around a simplified sci-fi concept like: time travel, paradoxes, the Schrodinger cat, Laplace demon… and the like. In other words, both focus on the live of the characters, "ignoring" the paranormal sci-fi events that began the stories. 
report Recommended by NoHeart
-Both have great production quality in not only visual aspects but sounds too -Both are comedic but also tell heartwarming stories (though Hinamatsuri is more on the comedic side) -Both animes tell their stories through the characters, where character development plays a big part -You can tell that these two animes are more like passion projects, where it seems like a lot of effort and care has been placed to the creation. -The two animes are a must watch and probably the biggest surprises of 2018. DON'T SLEEP ON THESE!  
report Recommended by fratalbert
Similar themes revolving around acknowledgment dictating existence and memory loss threatening the relationship between the MC and their object of affection. Seishun is a little more mature and romance-centric, while Noragami has a strong fantasy element and incorporates the romance a little more subtly. Both are amazing Animes worth binging. 
report Recommended by SPILTMILQ
Story isn't similar to Clannad, but when I watched Bunny Girl Senpai I got similar felling I had when watching Clannad. Similarities are great story, comedy, romance and generally it's really enjoyable to watch. Sakuta (one of the main characters) also reminded me a lot to Tomoya. 
report Recommended by Akix
Both have Character Development, Teens going through Puberty and Friendship problems. I would highly recommend this for those who are new to watching anime or for the people love to watch Slice of Life anime! 
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