Sakuta and his friends are making their big screen debut in just a couple of weeks on 10/2 and 10/3 in the US; 10/4 and 10/5 in Canada, and there’s never been a better time to relive the incredibly emotional journey of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai.
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The movie takes place just after the main series, and focuses on Sakuta and Mai’s relationship being interrupted by the appearance of Sakuta’s first crush, Shoko. Could this reemergence end up turning their lives upside down!?
The Rascal series truly personifies the coming of age struggle, and experiences related to an individual’s sensitivity and or instability…also known as Adolescence Syndrome.
Here’s a brief look into each of the main character’s irregular syndrome events.
SPOILERS BELOW FOR RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF BUNNY GIRL SENPAI!
Sakuta, the protagonist of the series, has his Adolescence Syndrome manifest as three sharp wounds across his chest that flare up occasionally throughout the series.
This happens as he assists his friends and sister with their own supernatural troubles.
Sakuta’s love interest, Mai deals with an intriguing syndrome with nods to the widely popular Schrödinger’s cat paradox, where her existence becomes subconsciously forgotten, causing her to turn invisible.
At the moment of unacceptance at her circumstances, Tomoe is able to manipulate time for the current day. Only her and Sakuta are able to comprehend the time loop.
Rio desires attention from others. This pursuit causes her to conjure a second version of herself.
Mai’s younger sister suffers from inferiority complex. Her Adolescence Syndrome switches bodies with Mai for a time.
The younger sister of Sakuta, she’s extremely susceptible to sudden physical injuries when say anything hateful towards her. Along with the injuries, she also develops amnesia and a second personality.
Sharing the same name as Sakuta’s first crush, this shy girl is altogether a mystery…
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