Another anime film is about to be added to the “Rascal Does Not Dream” franchise titled “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid”. It’s set to release by the end of this year as a direct sequel to the film “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” that came out in the middle of this year. The movie will explore further into the characters’ mental dilemma and trauma; primarily focusing on the main character Sakuta Azusagawa. Let’s take a look at the trailer:
About Rascal Does Not Dream
For those unfamiliar with it, “Rascal Does Not Dream” is a story that follows a group of teenagers navigating the challenges of adolescence. The series portrays their internal struggles, distress, trauma, and dilemma, by manifesting these issues in tangible forms. These manifestations are rooted in their past experiences and complex relationships, often marred by toxicity within their families or social circles.
Throughout their journey, these troubled youths come together, forming a supportive bond as they confront and seek to understand their shared challenges. Together, they provide invaluable assistance to one another in the quest for healing and growth. Yet, amidst this collective effort, some personal demons must be confronted and conquered individually.
Rascal Does Not Dream started as a light novel written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Kēji Mizoguchi in April 2014. It received a manga adaptation in December 2015 that with several illustrators working on it. Both of them are still ongoing and well received by readers all around the world; with the light novel has sold over 2.5 million copies. The TV anime “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” came out in Fall 2018, adapted by CloverWorks. Then “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl”, “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” films came out as sequel to the story.
Information regarding “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid”
- Original work: Hajime Kamoshida (Dengeki Bunko “Youth Buta Rascal” series)
- Original illustration: Cage Mizoguchi
- Director: Soichi Masui
- Composition/Screenplay: Masahiro Yokotani
- Character design: Satomi Tamura
- Cinematography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
- Music: Fox Capture Plan
- Production: CloverWorks, Aobuta Project
- Distribution: Aniplex
- Sakuta Azusakawa: Kaito Ishikawa
- Mai Sakurajima: Masami Seto
- Kaede Azusagawa: Yurika Kubo
- Tomoe Koga: Nao Higashiyama
- Rio Futaba: Atsumi Tanezaki
- Nodoka Toyohama: Maaya Uchida
- Shoko Makinohara: Inori Minase
- December 1, 2023
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