The anime adaptation of the Seishun Buta Yarō light novel, which is being localized as Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl, saw a pretty good Japanese release but also got a North American limited theatrical release as Aniplex USA and Funimation partnered up for that. Now, Aniplex USA has scheduled the Blu-ray release of the film with a June 30th, 2020 debut. The Blu-ray-only release will be priced at $49.98 (with an on-sale price of $39.98) and will be in its original Japanese language only with English subtitles. The cover artwork is to the right and a full spread is available below to see how it’s being put together. No on-disc extras are listed at the moment and pack-in material is limited to the booklet.
Soichi Masui is directing the TV series based on the series composition by Masahiro Yokotani. Satomi Tamura is adapting the character and serving as the chief animation director with Akira Takata. Animation production is being done by CloverWorks.
The Japanese cast includes Kaito Ishikawa as Sakuta Azusagawa, Asami Seto as Mai Sakurajima, Yurika Kubo as Kaede Azusagawa, Nao Tōyama as Tomoe Koga, Atsumi Tanezaki as Rio Futaba, Maaya Uchida as Nodoka Toyohama, Inori Minase as Shōko Makinohara, Yūma Uchida as Yūma Kunimi, Himika Akaneya as Saki Kamisato, and Satomi Satou as Fumika Nanjō.
The light novels began in April 2014 with nine volumes out so far. A manga by Tsugumi Nanamiya kicked off in 2016 which has four volumes published so far.
Plot Concept: In Fujiwara, where the skies are bright and the seas glisten, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. His blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, are interrupted with the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara. For reasons unknown, he encounters two Shokos: one in middle school and another who has become an adult.
As Sakuta finds himself helplessly living with Shoko, the adult Shoko leads him around by the nose, causing a huge rift in his relationship with Mai.
In the midst of all this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from a grave illness and his scar begins to throb…