If you’re a fan of the “Seishun Buta Yarō” (Rascal Does Not Dream) light novel series, then you’re in for a treat! The Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair recently unveiled the first full trailer for the highly-anticipated second film in the sequel anime project, “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.” In this blog post, we’ll delve into all the exciting details about this upcoming anime film, from its storyline to the talented team behind it.
A Glimpse into the Story
The newly released trailer offers a tantalizing glimpse into the conclusion of the High School arc, promising fans a thrilling and emotional continuation of the series. For those who’ve been following the “Seishun Buta Yarō” series, this film is set to tie up loose ends and provide closure to this arc.
The Masterminds Behind the Scenes
Now, let’s talk about the creative minds who are bringing this anime film to life. Sōichi Masui, known for his work on the series, is returning to direct “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.” He’s no stranger to the franchise and is sure to deliver an experience that lives up to fans’ expectations. Masahiro Yokotani, who previously supervised and wrote the script for the series, is back in action, ensuring that the story retains its essence and depth.
Satomi Tamura, the character designer and chief animation director, will once again grace us with her talent. Her work on the characters is integral to the series’ appeal, and we can’t wait to see her designs in action once more.
The Stellar Support Cast
But it doesn’t stop there. The rest of the staff is equally impressive:
- Prop Design: Kōta Michishita
- Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
- Art Director: Satoshi Ōkubo
- Color Key Artist: Asuka Yokota
- 3D Directors: Kengo Oda, Hazuki Tanaka
- 2D Work, Special Effects: Saya Uchiumi
- Compositing Director of Photography: Xiao Mu Yang
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
- Music: fox capture plan
With such a talented team on board, we can expect the film to be a visual and auditory delight.
Exclusive Mini Shikishi-style Illustration Boards
For those who want to get their hands on something special, the second batch of advance MoviTicke Cards will be available for purchase on September 30th. These cards will come bundled with mini shikishi-style illustration boards featuring exclusive art by director Sōichi Masui and character designer Satomi Tamura. These collectibles are sure to be a hit among fans and collectors.
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The Source Material
The sequel anime project adapts the eighth and ninth novels in the “Seishun Buta Yarō” franchise: “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” and “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.” For those unfamiliar with the light novel series, it’s a must-read to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of the story.
Release Date and Past Success
Mark your calendars, because “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid” is set to premiere in Japan on December 1st. This follows the release of the first film in the sequel project, “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out,” which hit theaters on June 23rd. The film made quite an impact, selling 118,108 tickets in its first three days and earning 175,648,924 yen (about US$1.28 million) to rank #4 in its opening weekend.
A Journey Through the Series
For those new to the “Seishun Buta Yarō” series, it all began with the anime adaptation of “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai.” This TV series premiered in Japan in October 2018 and ran for 13 captivating episodes, adapting the story up to the fifth novel volume. It garnered a devoted following and was made available for streaming on platforms like Crunchyroll, Funimation, and others.
The story continued with “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl,” an anime film that adapted the sixth and seventh light novel volumes. This film made its debut in Japan in June 2019 and was also screened in the United States by Aniplex of America and Funimation Films.
The Origins of the Series
Hajime Kamoshida’s “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai,” the first novel in the series, was published in April 2014 by Kadokawa. The English-speaking audience can enjoy the novel series thanks to Yen Press, which has been releasing translated versions.
As the release date for “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid” draws nearer, the excitement among fans is palpable. This film promises to be a fitting continuation of a beloved series, and we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds on the big screen. Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for what’s sure to be an unforgettable anime experience.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already, consider diving into the “Seishun Buta Yarō” light novel series to immerse yourself in the world that has captivated fans worldwide.