Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films has announced on Thursday that they will screen the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl anime film in Philippine cinemas next month.
The company has revealed that the film will have its general screening on Wednesday, November 13. Additional information, including a possible advanced screening, would be announced at a later date.
Sources had revealed to Anime Pilipinas that Pioneer Films will serve as the distributor of the anime film in the country, while Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia will still be its master licensee.
The anime channel previously announced that they plan to screen the film in cinemas in Southeast Asia, which made its theatrical release in Singapore and Thailand last August.
Sakuta Azusagawa is enjoying his exciting love-filled life with his upperclassman and girlfriend, Mai Sakurajima, when things take a turn at appearance of his first love, Shoko Makinohara.
For some reason, “two versions” of Shoko exists—a middle school student and an adult.
Sakuta somehow ends up living with Shoko, which causes a rift in his relationship with Mai.
Meanwhile, Sakuta learns that “middle school Shoko” is diagnosed with a serious illness and his scar starts to hurt again. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl is a Japanese anime film based on the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai light novel series, written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi, which is being published by Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works since April 2014 and currently has nine volumes.
The anime film has adapted the sixth and seventh volumes of the light novel series, and serves as the sequel to the 13-episode television anime series aired during the Autumn 2018 season.
The staff from the television series, including director Soichi Masui, scriptwriter Masahiro Yokotani and character designer Saotomi Tamura, returned to work on the anime film.
The voice casts from the television series, including Kaito Ishikawa (as Sakuta Azusagawa), Asami Seto (as Mai Sakurajima) and Inori Minase (as Shoko Makinohara), also returned to work on the film.
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl premiered in Japanese cinemas last June 15, which had sold around 66,000 tickets and earned around JP¥100 million (about PHP47.2 million) and debut at #7 in the Japanese box office on opening weekend.
The anime film recently had its premiere in the United States during Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California last July 7.
ANIPLUS Asia aired the anime series Rascal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai on a simulcast basis from October to December last year.