The Seishun Buta Yar sequel anime, based on the light novel series by Hajime Kamoshida, was officially revealed to be playing in cinemas on Saturday by the project’s staff.

Rascal Does Not Dream is the eighth and ninth novel in the series that will be adapted for the follow-up anime production.

The duration of the initiative was not explicitly stated in Saturday’s announcement, but participating theatres will be selling advance ticket packages that entitle the customer to one viewing of both Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid and Rascal Does Not Dream of Sister Venturing Out.

The project at CloverWorks will once again be directed by Sichi Masui. Masahiro Yokotani is back for composition and writing, while Satomi Tamura is back for character design.

The returning cast consists of:
  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Rio Futaba
  • Maaya Uchida as Nodoka Toyohama
  • Inori Minase as Shōko Makinohara
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Sakuta Azusagawa
  • Asami Seto as Mai Sakurajima
  • Yurika Kubo as Kaede Azusagawa
  • Nao Tōyama as Tome Koga

Seishun Buta Yar wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume Wo Minai, a television anime based on the light novel series, began in Japan in October 2018 and aired for 13 episodes. Funimation, and other platforms, the series was broadcast by Aniplex of America.

The anime movie based on the sixth and seventh volumes of the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl series, Seishun Buta Yar wa Yume-Miru Shoujo no Yume Wo Minai, debuted in Japan in June 2019. In the United States, the anime was broadcast by Funimation Films and Aniplex of America.

Its primary beam novel series is available in English via Yen Press.