Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid Unveils Key Visual

(C)2022 鴨志田 一/KADOKAWA/青ブタ Project

A key visual has been released for the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid anime movie, which is set to premiere in Japan on December 1. 

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid was announced with the adaptation of Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out, which premiered on June 23. The two movies are sequels to the 2018 Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai series and the 2019 Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl movie, with their story arcs concluding the high school phase of protagonist Sakuta’s life.

(C)2022 鴨志田 一/KADOKAWA/青ブタ Project

Yen Press describes the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid light novel volume as:

March has arrived, meaning there’s only one month left in the third term. Mai’s graduation has come and gone. This might be a time for change, but that isn’t nearly enough to explain why Sakuta meets a little girl who looks just like Mai did when she was a child actress. Before he can even begin to unravel this fresh mystery, his father calls. Their family hasn’t lived together since Kaede was bullied. Two long years later, their mother says she wants to see her daughter. What’s changed, and what’s stayed the same? There’s only one way to find out…

The returning staff for the new movies include Souichi Masui as director, Masahiro Yokotani as series composer and scriptwriter, and Satomi Tamura as character designer. CloverWorks is the animation production company again. The returning cast for Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid includes:

• Kaito Ishikawa as Sakuta 
• Asami Seto as Mai 
• Nao Touyama as Tomoe Koga
• Atsumi Tanezaki as Rio Futaba
• Maaya Uchida as Nodoka Toyohama
• Yurika Kubo as Kaede Azusagawa
• Inori Minase as Shoko Makinohara 

The KADOKAWA-published Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai light novel series, which is written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keji Mizoguchi, began publication in 2014 and has 13 volumes as of July 2023. The series sees Sakuta helping various girls who suffer from a supernatural affliction dubbed Adolescence Syndrome, which is related to the social issues they face in the real world. 

Source: @aobuta_anime

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