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Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2 - What We Know So Far

It's been several years since the first season of "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" hit screens in America. Given the amount of time that has passed, many are wondering whether the anime has been renewed for a second season, and when that second season might be released. 

The series is adapted from a series of light novels with the same name, and tells the story of a troubled young boy who discovers that he's the only person who can see a famous actress who has decided to take a break from working. The two describe this unique phenomenon as "Adolescence Syndrome," and they begin working to investigate what exactly has caused it. 

"Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" introduces a number of other central characters as its story unfolds. Now, at the tail end of a global pandemic, many are wondering whether the series will make its return at some point. We dug up the available info on this show, and here's what we found.

What's the release date for Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2?

Although the series was successful enough to spawn a movie adaptation, there's been no official renewal announcement for a second season of "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai." The first season was released in 2018, and covered the first five installments of the light novel. The movie, which was called "Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl," was intended as a sequel to the first season, and covered the sixth and seventh novels in the series. 

The series currently consists of 11 total volumes and hasn't been completed yet. That means that if the show is renewed, there's more material for the show to adapt. It's possible, however, that the creators of the series are waiting for more material to become available before they push ahead with another season. Season 1 covered five volumes, and there are only four unadapted volumes available right now. 

What characters will be in Season 2 of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai?

The first season of the series began by focusing on the dry, sometimes sarcastic Sakuta Azusagawa and the potentially deadly Mai Sakurajima, but the series slowly expands to include other characters as well. In the light novels, new characters are introduced in each subsequent volume, and they often become the focal point of the novel in which they're introduced before being integrated into the broader ensemble of the series. 

Some of those new characters include Tomoe Koga, Rio Futaba, Nodoko Toyohama, and Shoko Makinohara. If the series were to continue into a second season, it would likely continue to broaden its ensemble in a similar manner to the way the first season of the series did. In continuously expanding the world of the story, "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" manages to keep its story interesting by constantly throwing new characters into the mix. 

What's the plot of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2?

No official plot synopsis has been released for the show's potential second season, so the events of another helping of episodes are not exactly clear. Thus far, "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" has stuck pretty closely to the light novels that the series is based on, and it would likely continue to do so if the second season were to make it to screens. We expect Mai to continue donning the bunny girl suit and remain anonymous to everyone except for Sakuta.

The light novels have been in publication since 2014, but they have been released at a fairly slow clip. Even as they continue to expand the world of the story, they may also be one of the main reasons that the show has yet to receive a second season. They don't want to get ahead of the novels and pull a "Game of Thrones," and like that show, the novels are being released pretty slowly.