The anime adaptation of the Seishun Buta Yarō light novel, which is being localized as Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Senpai, is getting set up for a new home video release in Germany through Peppermint Anime. The distributor brought out the TV series set previously and now they’ve got the feature film Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl being released recently with a September 3rd, 2020 debut. Similar to the TV series, it’s in Japanese and German with German subtitles and they’ve put out two clips for it previously. Now, to expand on its footprint and draw more attention, another round with two more clips have been released to give us a taste of the show.
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: Sakuta Azusagawa is a second-year high school student living in “Fujisawa”, where the sky and sea shines. The exciting everyday life with his upperclassman and girlfriend, Mai Sakurajima, takes a turn at the appearance of his first love, Shoko Makinohara. For some reason, “two versions” of Shoko exists—a junior high student and an adult. Sakuta is made a fool by “Adult Shoko” as he somehow but reluctantly ends up living with her. His relationship with Mai becomes strained. Meanwhile, Sakuta learns that “Junior High Shoko” is diagnosed with a serious illness and his scar starts to hurt again.