2 Rascal Does Not Dream Movies To Release In North America As A Double Feature

Tickets for the feature will go on sale on Feb 23rd! Aniplex released a special trailer and key visuals commemorating the announcement!


Bunny Girl Senpai fans in America are in for a treat! Aniplex announced on Feb 20, 2024, that the two Rascal Does Not Dream Movies: “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” and “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid”, both will hit North American theatres as a double feature on March 24th (sub) and 25th (dub).

Tickets for the feature will go on sale on Feb 23rd!

Aniplex released a special trailer and key visuals commemorating the announcement!

(Rascal Does Not Dream Double Feature Trailer)

(Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out KV)

(Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid KV)

The plot of the two movies roughly goes as follows:

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out
Sakuta Azusagawa is attending his third and last term as a second-year high school student. There are only a few days left to spend together at Minegahara High School with Mai Sakurajima, a third-year student and Sakuta’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, his younger sister Kaede, who has loved her house for many years, reveals a secret to Sakuta that she has never shared with anyone.
“I want to go to big brother’s school.”
This is a big decision for Kaede.
Although Sakuta knows this is a difficult decision for her, he decides to gently support her.
Little Kaede’s feelings are entrusted to Kaede. This is a story about these two as they take a step into the future.

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid
March begins, and there is only one month left in the third term. Sakuta Azusagawa is about to celebrate the graduation of his girlfriend Mai Sakurajima. As he waits for Mai at Shichirigahama beach, an elementary school-aged girl who looks like Mai did when she was a child actress appears in front of him.
“Who are you, Mister?” she asks.
Is this a dream or an illusion? As he thinks about this mysterious experience, his father calls him.
“It’s about your mother. She says she wants to see Kaede,” he says.
Kaede’s mother never came to terms with what happened to Kaede. Having been hospitalized for so long, their mother finally wants to see her daughter. To fulfill their mother’s wish, Sakuta makes the decision to meet face-to-face — something they haven’t done in a long time. He’s unable to hide his nervousness about all this.
Never-before-seen scars begin to appear on Sakuta’s body. Could these be warning signs of a new type of puberty syndrome?

About Rascal Does Not Dream:

Rascal Does Not Dream is a Japanese light novel series written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Kēji Mizoguchi. ASCII Media Works have published thirteen volumes since April 2014 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint.

Since December 2015, a manga adaptation illustrated by Tsugumi Nanamiya has been published in Dengeki G’s Comic, a manga magazine targeted towards adult male readers and published by ASCII Media Works.

A television series based on the initial five volumes of the manga, produced by CloverWorks, titled Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, was broadcast from October to December 2018.

A film based on volumes six and seven of the anime series, titled “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl,” was released in June 2019. The premiere of “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out,” the second film based on volume eight, took place in June 2023.

The premiere of “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid,” the third film based on volume nine, took place in December 2023. A forthcoming anime adaptation of volume 10 has been officially revealed.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Rascal Does Not Dream Of A Bunny Girl Senpai as follows:

Puberty syndrome – Abnormal experiences rumored on the internet to be caused by sensitivity and instability during adolescence. This year, Sakuta Azusagawa, a second-year student at a high school near Enoshima, meets several girls that are experiencing this “puberty syndrome.” For instance, he meets a wild bunny girl in the library. She turns out to be an actress on hiatus, Mai Sakurajima, who is also his senior at the school. For some reason, no one else can see this enchanting girl. How did she become invisible…?

Source: Aniplex USA’s Official Twitter