ANIPLUS Asia to simulcast ‘Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai’

The upcoming romantic comedy anime to simulcast on the channel starting Thursday, October 4.

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Tuesday that the upcoming anime series Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai will air on a simulcast basis starting next month.

The upcoming series will premiere on October 4, airing Every Thursdays at 03:00am (02:00am JKT/BKK), which is within five (5) hours after initial Japanese telecast.


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Abnormal experiences rumored on the internet to be caused by sensitivity and instability during adolescence.

This year, Sakuta Azusagawa, a second-year student at a high school near Enoshima, meets several girls that are experiencing this “puberty syndrome.” For instance, he meets a wild bunny girl in the library. She turns out to be an actress on hiatus, Mai Sakurajima, who is also his senior at the school. For some reason, no one else can see this enchanting girl. How did she become invisible?

As Sakuta searches for answers to help Mai, they spend more time together, and he eventually learns of her hidden feelings. This is an unusual story that takes place in a town of bright skies and glistening seas, where Sakuta encounters various intriguing girls. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)


Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is an upcoming anime adaptation of a light novel series, written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi, which is being published in Dengeki Bunko, an imprint of Kadokawa brand ASCII Media Works. The novel has been running since April 2014, and currently has nine (9) compiled volumes.

Kamoshida and Mizoguchi previously worked together on the light novel series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, which was adapted into a television anime series in 2012.


The upcoming romantic comedy series will be directed by Soichi Masui, who previously worked on Chaika: The Coffin Princess, while Accel World scriptwriter Masahiro Yokotani will work on series composition.

Satomi Tamura, who worked on several anime shows including Kiznaiver, will adapt Mizoguchi’s original character designs, which will be produced by A-1 Pictures subsidiary CloverWorks.

The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Kaito Ishikawa (“Tenya Iida”, My Hero Academia) as “Sakuta Azusagawa”, and Asami Seto (“Nanami Shiranui”, Norn9) as “Mai Sakurajima”.


Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai will be in addition to the simulcast airing of the second part of Tokyo Ghoul:re, premiering on October 9.