RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL Arrives on Blu-ray June 30, 2020
“Our time together, memories, and everything else.
I’ll take them all with me to the future.”
Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce that the emotional feature-length film RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL (青春ブタ野郎はゆめみる少女の夢を見ない, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai, 2019) will be coming to Blu-ray beginning June 30, 2020. Based on Hajime Kamoshida’s best-selling light novel that explores the complexities of growing up in the modern age, the film was released in U.S. and Canadian theaters in October of 2019, quickly prompting additional screening dates due to popular demand. The RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL Blu-ray will include a special booklet with character reference guides, scene design materials, and storyboard artworks, along with an exclusive package illustration by Original Illustrator Keji Mizoguchi and Character Designer Satomi Tamura. Pre-order for the RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL Blu-ray is available now at online retailer RightStuf Anime.
As the only feature-length film of the fan favorite anime series, RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL picks up from where the immensely popular RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF BUNNY GIRL SENPAI (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai, 2018) TV series left off, unraveling yet another peculiar case of the psychophysiological phenomenon known as the “puberty syndrome.”
The series has been widely praised for its authenticity and approach on relatable social topics, garnering much critical acclaim including being featured in both Polygon and Thrillist’s list of “The Best Anime of 2018,” as well as winning Anime Trending Award 2019’s “Romance Anime of the Year,” “Supernatural Anime of the Year,” and “Best in Adaptation.” The show also did well at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2019’s by taking home the “Best Girl Award” for heroine Mai Sakurajima.
The film stars popular voice actor Kaito Ishikawa (MY HERO ACADEMIA, HAIKYU!!, ONE PUNCH MAN) as the main character, Sakuta Azusagawa, along with Inori Minase (THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART, Re:ZERO) as Shoko Makinohara, and Asami Seto (CHIHAYAFURU, BUNGO STRAY DOGS) as the iconic Bunny Girl Senpai, Mai Sakurajima.
Atsumi Tanezaki (HIGHSCHOOL FLEET, BLEND-S), Maaya Uchida (THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, FOOD WARS!SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA), Nao Toyama (NISEKOI, LAID-BACK CAMP), and Yurika Kubo (IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?, LOVE LIVE! SSCHOOL IDOL PROJECT) also return to the film as the series’ beloved supporting characters.
Produced by CloverWorks (THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia), the film is directed by Soichi Masui (SAKURA QUEST, CRAYON SHIN-CHAN films), with screenplay by Masahiro Yokotani (FREE!, Re:ZERO – STRARTING LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD –), and character design by Satomi Tamura (SAEKANO: HOW TO RAISE A BORING GIRLFRIEND, KIZNAIVER) who also serves as chief animation director.
About RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL
In Fujisawa, 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 of this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from a grave illness and his scar begins to throb…
Original Story: Hajime Kamoshida (Seishun Buta Yaro series published by Dengeki Bunko)
Original Illustrations: Keji Mizoguchi
Director: Soichi Masui
Screenplay: Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Satomi Tamura
Prop Design: Akira Takata
Art Setting: Kazushi Fujii
Art Directors: Satoru Hirayanagi, Hisayo Usui
Color Design: Asuka Yokota
CG Director: Yusuke Noma
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
2D Design and Works/Special Effects: Saya Utsumi
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music: fox capture plan
Produced by: AOBUTA Project
Sakuta Azusagawa: Kaito Ishikawa
Mai Sakurajima:Asami Seto
Shoko Makinohara: Inori Minase
Tomoe Koga: Nao Toyama
Rio Futaba: Atsumi Tanezaki
Nodoka Toyohama: Maaya Uchida
Kaede Azusagawa: Yurika Kubo
RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL Blu-ray
Street Date: June 30, 2020
SKU #: AOA-15101
• Spoken Languages: Japanese
• Subtitles: English
• Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1920x1080p
• Episodes: Movie
• Number of Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
• Total Run Time: Approx. 89 minutes
• Rating: 13 UP
Bonus Materials & Package
• Package illustrations by Keji Mizoguchi (Original Illustrations) and Satomi Tamura (Character Design)
• Special booklet with character reference guides, scene design materials, and storyboard artworks
* Bonus materials subject to change.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing lineup of shows includes SWORD ART ONLINE, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS], FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, March comes in like a lion, BLUE EXORCIST, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, MONOGATARI series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, CELLS AT WORK!, THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, and DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, FATE/GRAND ORDER, followed by the release of mobile game, MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY’s English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.