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'Seishun Buta Yarou' Anime Series Sequel Announced

by Vindstot
Sep 24, 1:58 AM | 69 Comments

The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event announced a sequel for the anime series adapting Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarou Series (Rascal Does Not Dream) light novel on Saturday. The event also revealed the main cast, staff, teaser visual (pictured), and an announcement promo.

The new anime project will cover the eighth and ninth novel volumes titled Seishun Buta Yarou wa Odekake Sister no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out) and Seishun Buta Yarou wa Randoseru Girl no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid).

Returning staff at CloverWorks include director Souichi Masui (Hitsugi no Chaika), Masahiro Yokotani (Hataraku Maou-sama!!) for script and series composition, and character designer Satomi Tamura (22/7). The lead cast from the previous installments are reprising their roles.

The television anime aired in 13 episodes in Fall 2018. Aniplex of America licensed the anime and streamed it on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix. The Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl) anime movie opened in Japan in June 2019, adapting the sixth and seventh novel volume.

Kamoshida launched the romantic comedy under the Dengeki Bunko imprint in April 2014, featuring illustrations by Keiji Mizoguchi (Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo). Kadokawa published the 11th volume in December 2020.

Synopsis (Eighth Volume)

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... (Source: Yen Press)

Synopsis (Ninth Volume)
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? (Source: Yen Press)


Source: Dengeki Online

Seishun Buta Yarou (Shinsaku Anime) on MAL

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i cannot wait for more bunny girl

Oct 9, 9:32 PM by simp4thighs-kun

only 2 volumes so its another movie.
cant wait to watch it.

Oct 2, 1:44 AM by vellabrown

Seeing Mai and Sakuta once again is just enough for me to watch it.

First season and the movie packed up and finalized everything quite masterfully in my opinion but I also wonder what the writer has to offer.

Sep 30, 3:22 PM by Putkan

And? All the similarities described are general at best and you can find the same in many other shows.
In the details (where Hell is) : the tone is different, the emotional connection to the characters is different, the way the events are relatable to real-life situation is different, the dialogs have a completely different feeling, the use of fantastic events is completely different (it's actually pretty anecdotal in Aobuta), the graphics are different, the voice acting is completely different, the direction is different, the music feeling is completely different and the general ambiance is different.
I don't even understand why people would recommend Monogatari to Aobuta lovers: personally, I loved the second but was bored to tears by the first. They are altogether completely different types of shows and liking one does not in my opinion at all guarantee that you'll like the other.

Sep 29, 4:39 AM by rvdboom

@rvdboom I would recommend skimming through this page:

Sep 29, 4:01 AM by El-Melloi

El-Melloi said:
I wonder what part of Monogatari is going to get plagiarized this time. I recently rewatched what had already been adapted and it was as average as I remembered so I have zero expectations for this sequel.

Well, having watched both shows (at least Bakemonogatari but that was enough), I can only say that if Seishun Buta Yarou is plagiarizing Monogatari (which I doubt as the overlap between the two shows is very thin), the former largely surpassed the later in my eyes.

Sep 28, 2:53 PM by rvdboom

MadanielFL said:
Well time to read the light novels now, I've been planning to for a very long time.

The LN is pretty good. You find all that's good about the anime with more depth and inner thoughts. Less a "Light" than a "Novel" to me.

Sep 28, 2:43 PM by rvdboom

I don't know man I liked how the 1st season ended, I'm afraid that a sequel might ruin it.

Sep 27, 8:19 PM by DREAM-T

After 4 years to aired in 1st season, it's time to get 2nd season

Sep 25, 9:01 AM by reny1966nanin

This show was a lot of fun back when I watched it. Hopefully, this sequel will be just as fun.

Sep 25, 7:56 AM by HeroVladimir93

Late on the news because of the Hurricane causing power cuts but nice to see this get a sequel. I'm not the biggest fan of the writing in this series but I do love Mai and Sakuta's interactions for the most part so for that alone, there's something to look forward to. Just finished volume 8 a few weeks back when it released in English, and I can see some potential in the series trying to have its characters grow.

Sep 24, 9:47 PM by animejas

Looking forward to this I greatly enjoyed the movie

Sep 24, 8:29 PM by yamiyugi101

I am so excited for more of this!

Sep 24, 6:33 PM by Carl10101

Omg I can't believe it, yes yes yes this is exactly what I want. Let's fcking gooooooo

Sep 24, 6:09 PM by RedChrome

I would be more surprised if this didn't get sequel due to how popular it was :)

Sep 24, 3:44 PM by Rinrinka

yes! seriously yes! i definitely will check this one out when it happens! :D

Sep 24, 1:47 PM by KiliianSleipnir

This show was fun back in its heyday, but it's been almost 3 years since this franchise had an animated adaptation, whether as a movie or a TV show. Hopefully, there will be enough excitement to ensure the continued existence of this franchise.

Sep 24, 12:55 PM by HeroVladimir93

Holy FFFF this just made my evening

Sep 24, 12:11 PM by Puzzleshock

Finally a sequel, happiness!!!

Sep 24, 11:21 AM by Kinyoubi

It’s about time. I wanna see more of Sakuta

Sep 24, 10:23 AM by Animillion