Key takeaways from Anime Recommendation – Rascal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai:
- “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” is a unique and emotionally impactful romance anime that explores the theme of “Adolescence Syndrome” and its effects on characters.
- The anime’s storytelling is centered around character development, with each arc focusing on a particular character and their journey to come to terms with their emotions.
- The anime features great character designs, animations, and an amazing soundtrack, particularly the ending theme “Fukashigi no Karte,” which I consider one of the best ending themes ever.
Since the sequel movie recently got its release window and more details announced, I figured it’d be a good time to put this anime up on the recommendation. I am pretty sure most of us at least know about this anime even if we haven’t watched it. But trust me when I say this, Bunny Girl Senpai, as weird as it sounds, is one of the best romance animes out there.
So welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series. This week we are talking about Racal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai. It is an anime really close to my heart and it has made me cry on multiple occasions. Something about it hits really close to the heart. So let’s get started!
Racal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai is based on the LN series of the same name by Kamoshida Hajime (story) and Mizoguchi Keiji (art). The LN has been serialized since April 2014 and is still ongoing. The anime is made by CloverWorks. The first season came out in the fall of 2018, followed by a movie in June 2019. And finally, we have another sequel movie coming out this June too.
This show’s plot is rather unique. It uses a supernatural phenomenon, “Adolescence Syndrome” and its different effects on individuals to highlight a flaw in a character’s personality. Each arc follows a particular character and ends when they come to terms with their flaws, hence curing them of Adolescence Syndrome.
This type of storytelling ties up character development nicely to the plot. In a way, the entire plot of the series is about character development. As I said, we focus on one character in each arc and the arc ends when they come to terms with their emotions. The series follows Sakuta Azusagawa as he helps his friends overcome their issues. He too suffered from Adolescence Syndrome a few years ago.
The series has some amazing characters. As I mentioned, character development is directly tied to the plot, so we see a lot of it. It really helps in adding depth to the characters and makes them feel relatable. I am sure all of us can find at least one character we relate to in this series. Because the problems they have are so normal; they are things we go through every day. Sakuta makes for a really good MC too, he is really understanding of others. That is how he helps them through their problems. Bro out here giving free therapy to everyone.
Animations and Soundtracks
CloverWorks does not miss. The animations and the art style are really good. I love the character designs in this show. The soundtracks though, they’re on another level. The opening theme is pretty good but it simply does not compare to Fukashigi no Karte, the ending theme. Fukashigi no Karte is sung by the VA of the character the arc focuses on. The animation of the ending changes to depict this too. Even putting the VAs aside, the song cuts in really deep; especially if you know the lyrics. One of the best ending themes, ever.
Why should you watch Racal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai?
Quick pointers on why you should watch this anime:
- Great plot
- Amazing characters
- Good animations
- One of the best ending themes
That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Racal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai is an anime I really do love and cannot wait to see more of. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!